Now this is interesting.
I wasn’t so convinced by the legitimacy of the supposedly leaked photos of the Nintendo NX controller’s that hit a few days ago. It was unconventional, rounded and not very ergonomic. But Nintendo have a history of weird controllers, so it never seemed impossible.
Here is something that may add credence to that original photo. Some more pictures of a similar looking controller have hit thanks to a user on reddit. This comes from perkele37 who says this is a glimpse at the dev kit controller (though not final design). Take a look:
However, now we have a whole other wrinkle to work through. YouTuber Liam Robertson, has claimed to have talked to someone inside Nintendo of Europe, who he says called the controller “completely fake”.
This is a public figure who I will not name, but does know all about NX (I won’t be asking them about it though).
— Liam Robertson (@Doctor_Cupcakes) March 23, 2016
So, we are now somewhat back at square one. Lots of conflicting evidence, and clearly misinformation in some form. Either this is a fairly elaborate hoax, people are hearing the wrong stuff, or no one knows anything. I guess we will have to wait to find out.