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It’s likely going to be a considerable amount of time before we hear any concrete information on what the Switch’s successor will offer in any regard. While we wait for those details to come in, you can probably guess how things will go. Rumors are going to pop up here and there, leaving us to speculate on what’s really going on. Looks like we’re kicking off those rumors today.

Roughly 3 years back, a leaker named Nash Weedle took to Twitter to mention rumors of the Metroid series returning. They had heard that the project was going to be a new 2D Metroid, and suspected that it could be Metroid Dread. As we all now know, Metroid Dread did indeed make its way to the Switch, so this leaker has at least some credibility.

Fast-forward to 2023, and the same leaker has shared some interesting info once again. According to them, at least one dev kit for the Switch successor has made its way out into the wild. Furthermore, the leaker claims that a Spanish studio is the one that received the dev kit.

You might recall that MercurySteam is the team that handled Metroid Dread, and they happen to be located in Spain. There’s no doubt Nintendo wants to work with MercurySteam again, following the critical and sales success of Metroid Dread. It wouldn’t be hard at all to believe that Nintendo would send them an early dev kit for the Switch’s successor, but if that’s true, Nintendo is going to be absolutely livid that word leaked out.

Again, this is all rumors and speculation at this point, so take it with a grain of salt.

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the8bitlego

We might be in the beginning of something similar to the "NX" era we had before the Switch's release. That was a fun time to be a Nintendo fan, it seemed like every day there was some new information floating around, real or not.

the8bitlego

8M ago

We might be in the beginning of something similar to the "NX" era we had before the Switch's release. That was a fun time to be a Nintendo fan, it seemed like every day there was some new information floating around, real or not.


Yeah I enjoy the times when slowly bits and pieces start to surface about a new game console that is coming. How about the time we started to learn about the Nintendo Revolution? : )


haleman1704

8M ago

@lionk

Ahh, the Revolution. Good times. Also, it happened during Gonintendo's first days. I can proudly say that I've been here since the beginning.


joeshabadoo

8M ago

@haleman1704

Ground floor guy reporting for duty as well. Look at us being old!


cheesus 2

8M ago

Tomorrow ™️
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nekotaku

8M ago

Believe it for sure, fits really well if the next console is to be out in like 2 years.