Nintendo has already made clear that details about the Nintendo Switch will not be revealed until January 2017. However, it hasn’t stopped anybody from reporting numerous rumors and leaked information. The lastest report comes from LetsPlayVideoGames, with details regarding a number of possible launch titles.
According to the report, a new Mario game is in development, and it’s actually the same one briefly shown in the reveal trailer. The unnamed Mario game will apparently feature a 3D open world hub from which the player can travel to different worlds, like in Super Mario 64 or Super Mario Galaxy. Regarding gameplay, it will not be like Super Mario 3D World where action is in 3D, as each stage follows a linear path designed to be completed a single time. The game will also support co-op for two players.
Nintendo is planning a press demo for the for the upcoming Nintendo Switch event in January 2017.
There’s also word on the Skyrim port Bethesda constantly refuses to confirm. Apparently, it is supposed to be another launch title for the system, that mirrors the recent remastered version of the game, with mods allowed sometime post-launch.
Another part of the report states a current plan for a more expensive Switch SKU that comes bundled with a new version of Splatoon. This new version will support a new 1 vs 1 mode, where two players on separate Switch consoles can fight over a map.
Speaking of the Wii U, LPVG claim they have heard rumors that the Wii U version of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will not make its original release date. We already know the the game will miss the Switch launch, but now it appears that Wii U owners will have to wait as well. However, even with the new Zelda releasing well into the Switch’s lifespan, Nintendo will still be releasing a Wii U version, so that’s good.
What do you think about the latest Nintendo Switch rumors? A new Mario title at launch seems more than likely, and that Skyrim port sure sounds nice, right? Let us know in the comments.
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