Nintendo NX to receive 'Pokemon,' 'The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild' and 'Mario' within first six months

(Reuters/Kevork Djansezian)Nintendo signage is displayed at the company's booth at the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo, known as E3, in Los Angeles, California, June 11, 2014.

Nintendo's next-generation console, currently being referred to by its codename, NX, is no doubt one of the most highly awaited gaming consoles to ever come out in the market. Fortunately, it appears like the excitement for it will probably grow even more as recent reports revealed that three of the most popular gaming franchises on the planet are now being prepared to be released on the platform once it hits the shelves, which is sometime next year.

According to the report from MCV UK, "Pokemon" developer, Game Freaks, is going to bring the popular monster hunting franchise to the Nintendo NX, accompanied by Nintendo's intellectual properties: "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" and a new "Mario" game. All of these games are set to be released on the new gaming port within the first six months of its market life.

The source continued to note that other gaming studios and publishers are already on board and ready to support the Nintendo NX. Some of the companies that were mentioned include: Sega, Square Enix, Ubisoft, Activision, and Warner Bros.

As for the physical details of the Nintendo NX, though, anonymous sources came forward to Eurogamer and claimed that the next-generation console will come as a portable gaming system, which is actually a handheld gaming device probably similar to the Nintendo 3DS in concept.

Moreover, it seems like this device will come with an option to plug the console in the user's television set, making it a proper gaming console box. There is a base unit that will be sold alongside the product that will connect the NX to the TV.

Meanwhile, MCV UK's anonymous sources have confirmed that the tip that Eurogamer received regarding the portable gaming system was "100 per cent accurate."

It should be noted, though, that Nintendo has yet to make any official confirmation regarding the claims for its Nintendo NX console. With that in mind, it would be wise to take everything with a tiny pinch of salt for the time being.