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Rumors regarding plans for new Switch models continue to swirl. This time around, Bloomberg chimes in with what it has heard.

According to Bloomberg, a “new, cheaper version of the Switch” is in the works “according to two people familiar with the matter who requested anonymity to discuss private plans.” The publication claims that it “will likely be launched by the end of June, according to one of the people.”

Bloomberg further adds that the current Switch “will receive a modest upgrade this year, though a more powerful version is not in the works, the people said.”


After Mortal Kombat 11’s launch next week, Warner Bros. Interactive and NetherRealm Studios won’t be finished with the game. More characters will be added to the game in the form of DLC.

The identity of those characters may have now been revealed. Interestingly enough, the information seems to have been uncovered by poking through the files of the Switch version. While Mortal Kombat 11 doesn’t launch until next week, it appears to have spread online with the game itself leaking and retailers selling copies early.

For several years, Nintendo was pursuing a new Quality of Life initiative. The goal here was to enhance the way people sleep, and as you can probably tell, it was quite a bit different from the company’s gaming plans.

Though not confirmed, Nikkei reports that the QOL department is no more. Nintendo did end up creating a prototype of a sleep monitoring device that was nearly complete. However, the project was canceled due to the product not being very “Nintendo-esque”.

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Rumors of new Switch models have been ongoing for quite some time. The latest report from The Wall Street Journal, which surfaced about a month ago, claimed that two revisions are on the way. One is apparently going to have “enhanced features targeted at avid videogamers” while the other “is a cheaper option for casual gamers” viewed as a supposed successor to the 3DS.

Japanese outlet Nikkei is throwing its hat into the ring with the latest speculation. If the site is to be believed, a smaller and lower-priced version of the Switch will launch this fall. This model will mainly focus on portability, but it can also be connected to a television via a dock.

As for what’s next after this smaller and cheaper version of the Switch, Nintendo is preparing to develop a next-gen console that would be a complete change from the current system. It is believed that Nintendo is performing various research and development in regards to changing the OS, enhancing the functionality and graphical capabilities, and so on. However, according to one developer, “It is not clear who will lead in creating the new concept [at this current time].”

Is Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution getting a physical release? Play-Asia seems to think so. The retailer put up a page for the game earlier this week, and is now taking pre-orders for a boxed European copy here.

Despite the Play-Asia listing, we do have to take this with a salt for the time being – which is why we’re marking our post as a rumor. What gives us pause in particular is that Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution will be digital-only in Japan. It’s certainly possible that Konami could have different plans for the west, but we’ll have to wait and see how things pan out in the future.

A new tweet from XSEED has fans wondering if the company is teasing the upcoming announcement of Peach Ball: Senran Kagura for the west.

Yesterday, the company sent out the following:

Persona 5 may not be the only game Best Buy has leaked for Switch. Also spotted in the retailer’s employee system, Metroid Prime Trilogy has been listed.

Here’s a look:

For the past several months, there have been ongoing rumors of Persona 5 for Switch. We haven’t covered them here because there’s been all sorts of information floating around about when it would be announced and whether or not it was real. However, there’s apparently some new evidence that points to Persona 5 happening on Switch after all.

Today, Reddit user groo0731 shared some photos online from Best Buy’s internal system. That system lists Persona 5 for Switch, but it’s not live on the site itself.

Persona 5’s Joker will be added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as the game’s first DLC pack character within the next month. Despite that, we’ve yet to get a full look at him. Nintendo hasn’t shown a single screenshot of Joker or even a look at his render.

Now fans think that Best Buy may have provided a first look. In the retailer’s latest ad, the image above is included. That does look like a possible render and could be a look at how Joker will be released in amiibo form.

In any case, Joker is coming to Smash Bros. Ultimate very soon. Let’s hope that Nintendo will be sending out assets not too long from now.


Cadence of Hyrule is an unexpected crossover between The Legend of Zelda and Crypt of the NecroDancer. But how did that collaboration between Nintendo and Brace Yourself Games happen anyway?

We do at least know some of the backstory. Brace Yourself approached Nintendo about having Zelda characters in something such as Crypt of the NecroDancer DLC. After the two talked, it eventually ended up as a brand new game.