Rumor: New Switch model coming in September or October with announcement soon, new Metroid on the way this year
Posted on 4 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Rumors, Switch | 0 comments
According to a new report from Bloomberg, Nintendo will “begin assembly of its new Switch as soon as July and release the upgraded replacement for its four-year-old game console in September or October”. The site further adds that the system is “likely to be priced higher than the $299 original” and “may be announced ahead of the E3 conference starting June 12 to allow publishers to showcase their full range of Switch games at the global event”.
The Switch Lite will remain on the market. However, the standard Switch will eventually be phased out.
Rumor: Pokemon Presents taking place in early June
Posted on 5 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Rumors, Switch | 0 comments
Pokemon is no stranger to presentations in June. Over the past few years, we’ve seen Pokemon Presents broadcasts as well as Pokemon Directs. Rumor has it that we’ll be seeing something similar next month once again.
According to Twitter user Kelios, plans are in the works to air a new Pokemon Presents in early June. Fans can apparently expect news on Pokemon Unite as well as the release date for Pokemon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl.
Kelios accurately predicted a new Pokemon presentation for Pokemon Day back in February and spread the news regarding Pokemon Legends: Arceus just before the official reveal. He was also aware of a Nintendo broadcast last July, which would turn out to be a Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase.
Puzzle adventure game Call of the Sea rated for Switch in Taiwan
Posted on 5 months ago by Bryce(@brodee922) in News, Rumors | 0 comments
It looks like Raw Fury’s Call of the Sea could be coming to Switch. This puzzle adventure game was originally released in late 2020 on Xbox consoles and PC and while a PlayStation port has been announced, there has been no word on it coming to Switch.
Well, now a rating on the Taiwanese ratings board has popped up for the game and its listed platform is the Switch (first spotted by Gematsu):
Rumor: Sonic Colors Remastered in the works
Posted on 6 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Rumors, Switch | 0 comments
Update: Sonic Colors Ultimate has been listed by French retailer Sogamely. If the retailer is to be believed, it’ll be on Switch and other platforms. The listing does not contain any concrete details and it’s unclear if there’s any correlation to the iksample discovery.
Original: Sonic Colors Remastered is rumored to be the works. That’s after a possible mention for the project was found on the website of iksample, a German dubbing studio. It’s listed with key art for Sonic Boom, though we assume that was a mistake.
According to iksample, the company is involved with localization. The original Sonic Colors did not have a German dub, so SEGA may want to include it in a potential remaster.
We do need to caution that there’s been no official announcement for Sonic Colors Remastered, and it’s always possible that nothing comes to fruition. If this is an actual product though, a Switch release is almost a certainty. Sonic doesn’t miss Nintendo platforms these days, and the original was a Wii exclusive (though the DS did receive a different title of its own).
Rumor: New Switch model to feature upgraded Nvidia chip with improved CPU and memory, DLSS support
Posted on 6 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Rumors, Switch | 0 comments
Bloomberg has published a follow-up piece on claims that Nintendo is preparing a new Switch model. Earlier this month, the outlet reported that the company is planning a device that features a 7-inch Samsung OLED 720p display as well as support for 4K resolution when docked.
According to Bloomberg’s latest article, the new Switch model will feature an upgraded Nvidia chip “with better graphics and processing”. Along with a better CPU and additional memory, the console would also support DLSS – otherwise known as Deep Learning Super Sampling. Bloomberg notes that DLSS is “a novel rendering technology that uses artificial intelligence to deliver higher-fidelity graphics more efficiently,” which would make 4K visuals possible.
Rumor: Nintendo to unveil new Switch model this year with 7-inch Samsung OLED 720p display, 4K docked resolution
Posted on 7 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Rumors, Switch | 0 comments
According to a new report from Bloomberg, Nintendo is gearing up to unveil a new Switch model “equipped with a bigger Samsung OLED display this year, hoping the larger touchscreen can prop up demand in time for the holidays”. The screen will clock in at seven inches while maintaining a 720p resolution. That’s a bigger screen that the current Switch and Switch Lite, so if the console’s housing stays the same, the new model may have a thinner bezel.
Bloomberg adds that Samsung will begin mass production as early as June, with shipment to assemblers planned for around July. There will be an initial monthly target of just under one million units.
Rumor: Zelda: Twilight Princess HD and Zelda: The Wind Waker HD coming to Switch later in 2021
Posted on 8 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Rumors, Switch | 0 comments
Switch has been home to many games from Nintendo’s past, particularly when it comes to Wii U. Most of the company’s major games from the Wii U era have ended up on the Big N’s current console in one form or another.
Of course, not everything has made the jump just yet. A couple of titles standout in particular in light of today’s news regarding Zelda: Skyward Sword HD. Many fans of the series are hoping that The Wind Waker HD and Twilight Princess HD, both of which appeared on Wii U, will make their way over to Switch as well.
Rumor: Super Mario 3D World files contain data for Toadette, including voice line for being selected
Most Mario games only have you playing as Mario himself, but Super Mario 3D World is a bit different. Other characters from the Mushroom Kingdom can be used and even have their own abilities and gimmicks.
Toad is fully playable in Super Mario 3D World, but Toadette is not. However, based on a bit of datamining, it seems that Nintendo at least toyed around with the idea.
Nintendo reportedly cancelled Zelda TV Netflix series, claymation version of Star Fox following after leak
Posted on 8 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, Rumors | 0 comments
Back in 2015, The Wall Street Journal reported that Nintendo and Netflix were teaming up on a live-action TV series based on The Legend of Zelda. Nothing ever came from those rumors. If US comedian Adam Conover is to be believed, that was due to the original leak.
Conover shared the reported news during The Serf Times podcast. He also claimed that a Star Fox claymation project inspired by Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox movie adaptation was planned as well in partnership with CollegeHumor..
Rumor: Switch getting Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl remakes in 2021, reveal in February
Posted on 9 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Rumors, Switch | 0 comments
According to a report from Centro Pokemon, remakes based on Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl are currently in development for Switch. The two games are apparently planned for a 2021 release.
Centro Pokemon mentions that the remakes will not be in the style of Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu / Eevee, so expect something more along the likes of Sword/Shield. The site adds that a reveal is planned for February.