UPDATE: The second controller hoax has also been unmasked. You can check out the entire process, from the initial CG modelling to 3D-printing, in this video from its creator:


It’s been a wild couple of days for Nintendo fans, with multiple people purporting to have insider knowledge of Nintendo’s upcoming platform, codenamed NX. One of the first of these rumors came courtesy of Idriss2Dev on Reddit, who claimed to have taken this photo of the system’s controller:

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As it turns out, the whole thing was an elaborate hoax, as revealed in a video from its creator. Take a look:

You can check out other renders of the fake controller over on the creator’s DeviantArt page.

This revelation probably means the follow up rumor, which we reported on yesterday, is also false, thanks to its similarities in design (although it’s not an exact match). It just goes to show how easy it is to fool any of us with modern technology and the technical know-how.

Hopefully we’ll learn more about the true NX soon, so stay tuned!


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Whether it’s an exciting new entry in a series long established or a weird experiment meant only for the dedicated, Tom is eager to report on it. Rest assured, if Nintendo ever announces Elite Beat Agents 2, he’ll be there.

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