GMZ – Breaking News – Nintendo Fusion
By now, I’m sure you’ve all heard about Nintendo’s next gen console, which will be called the Nintendo Fusion (or NFusion for short). It was all over the news sites last week, but very little information was given other than the name. Well, we here at GMZ managed to get our hands on what Nintendo told us is “only a prototype” version of the console and we’re here to tell you everything you need to know.
First of all, if you’re curious about the name, trust us, it makes perfect sense. You see, this revolutionary console will be a “fusion” of every Nintendo console ever made. How’s that for backwards compatibility? Nintendo saw Xbox and Sony fanboys rage over their newest consoles’ lack of backwards compatibility. They intelligently chose to give their fans what they know they all want and avoid all the negative press.
You read that right: FULLY BACKWARDS COMPATIBLE. The Fusion will have slots for NES, SNES, and N64 cartridges, as well as disc drives for Gamecube, Wii and Wii U games. Now, we know what you’re thinking, “What about the handhelds?” Worry not because all of Nintendo’s handheld systems will also have ports for their their various cartridges and discs. Finally, to top it all off, Nintendo has even managed to get Sega on board, which means everything from the Sega SG-1000 to the Dreamcast, including the handhelds, will be playable. Nintendo and Sega, together at last. Right about now, the fragile little minds of 90s kids are likely exploding.
So besides combining a tonne of retro consoles with Nintendo’s faultering current gen system, the Wii U, which represent the past and present, it is also bringing the future. Nintendo hasn’t stayed in business this long without knowing how to innovate or when it’s time to discontinue a failed product (see Virtual Boy). As a result, Nintendo will obviously be discontinuing the Wii U, but it is also putting something new into the Fusion. Clearly, the only thing stopping the Wii U from selling was the fact that the PS4 and Xbox One have superior graphics. So, on top of playing games from the aforementioned systems, the Nintendo Fusion will also be a Steam box and, more importantly, the first home console to have all of its new games released in 4K.
Our inside source has told us that at launch, which they plan to be before the 2014 holiday season, the following games will be available for purchase: New Super Mario Bros 4K, Shenmue 3 4K, Space Channel 5 2 4K, Mortal Kombat 10 4K, NBA 2K15 4K, The Wonderful 101 2 4K, Mario Party 10 4K Fusion, Metroid Fusion 2 4K Fusion, and Left 4 Dead 3 4K Fusion.
Unfortunately, the system still won’t play CDs, DVDs, or Blu-Rays.
So gamers, would you buy this? How much would you be willing to pay for such a console? Let us know in the comments.