Multiple sources are stating that the Nintendo Switch 2 will release in Q1 2025. First, the Brazil-based journalist @xdocontrole released the latest episode of his podcast which revealed that five of his sources claim that the new Nintendo console will launch later in 2025. Eurogamer and VGC also supported this claim having heard the same from their own sources.
Nintendo Switch 2 is an upcoming handheld gaming console, and a new rumor now suggests it will support backwards compatibility. With this, the new Switch 2 will be able to play older games. On top of backwards compatibility, the leak also mentions that Nintendo Switch 2 could run these older games with optimizations with visual quality being upgraded. Apart from this, new rumors also state that a hardware reveal for Nintendo is happening next month, and new games will be showcased next week.
The GDC 2024 survey has revealed that many developers are excited to develop games for Nintendo Switch 2. In fact, the 'Nintendo Switch successor' interests 32% of developers. Moreover, the survey has confirmed that 8% developers are already working on new game titles for the Nintendo Switch 2. The GDC 2024 survey was held with over 3000 developers, some of which work in AAA studios.
Nintendo Switch 2 is expected to release in September 2024, as per the latest leaks. The new handheld from Nintendo is expected to support Unreal Engine 5, better quality on new AAA games, and come with an updated Nvidia chip. Rumors also suggest an LCD display, updated Joy-Con controllers, and two different variants with digital & cartridge versions. Leaked patents also show an upscaling technology is being worked on, so there's a lot of cool upgrades in store.