Nintendo’s upcoming system the NX will feature detachable controllers on its sides, according to a number of sources in a report from Eurogamer.
The controllers will bookend the sides of the screen, and attach for on-the-go gaming. At home they can be removed, and the system connected to your TV via a docking station.
To support the system’s mobile nature, it will also use cartridges as its physical media. The cartridges will apparently sport 32GB of storage – a number far smaller than most modern games. Digital downloads are also to be expected.
Due to hardware changes and design reasons, the system won’t feature backwards compatibility said one source. Another source added that the system won’t run on Android architecture (as had been suggested in the past), instead using its own OS.
One final source adds that the system could be unveiled this September, which would line up with the Tokyo Game Show. Official statements earlier in the year from Nintendo stated that the system would launch in March 2017.