Nintendo’s newest console, codenamed NX, will launch in March of next year, the company announced this morning in a quarterly earnings report.

“For our dedicated video game platform business, Nintendo is currently developing a gaming platform codenamed “NX” with a brand-new concept.” said the company. “NX will be launched in March 2017 globally.”

The report also outlined Nintendo’s plans for this year’s E3, in which it will focus on the new “Legend of Zelda,” now slated to be a cross release with the new console next year. Link’s newest adventure was originally scheduled for the end of 2016, but the simultaneous launch alongside the NX pushes that date back a few months.

Nintendo teased last year that it would “talk specifics” on its new console in 2016. However, the earning’s report implies that we will not get any news on the console at E3, leaving open the chance of an stand alone announcement similar to what Microsoft did with the Xbox One.

The report also states that Nintendo is aiming to end production of the Wii U by 2018, six years after its release. Company CEO Tatsumi Kimishima did go on record as saying that the NX “won’t simply replace Wii U and 3DS,” according to Wall Street Journal reporter Takashi Mochizuki. It is interesting to note that Kimishima mentioned both of the company’s consoles, hinting that the NX could be both a living room and handheld device as was previously reported by the WSJ.

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