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Switch Rumor Archive Rebirth (Read posting rules in OP)

Oct 25, 2017
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Admin Edit: This is a general Nintendo rumor discussion thread. Do not turn this thread into an indefinite Nintendo Direct countdown thread or a Pokemon rumor thread, or we'll be forced to lock it. Furthermore, do NOT post new rumors in this thread. Anyone that wants to post new rumors can create their own threads.

Here are some ground rules for posting in the thread:

-Do not attack leakers for being wrong, personnal attacks are not tolerated and even the best leakers are wrong once in a while.

-Refrain from posting new leaks/rumors here. This is an archive. Please post new leaks on their own threads like it has always been done. After they have been posted on their relevant thread and a moderator has allowed it, then it can be archived here. This is done to avoid cluttering the thread with a bunch of unreliable rumors. You can PM me new rumors tho (with a source).
-Absolutely do not post any Nintendo Direct rumor, or ask for updates about them, or hype, or "reset the clock" posts. If you have a credible Direct rumor, then make a new thread for it.
-Avoid posting Pokemon rumors, specially Pokemon starter rumors. Most are usually fake, and if you have a credible Pokemon rumor, then make a new thread.
-Do not post Smash Bros rumors. If you have a credible Smash Bros rumor, then make a new thread.
-When contributing current or old leaks, please provide a SOURCE.
-Only Switch leaks will be accepted so far. It might spill into 3DS/Mobile too if the rumors are related.
-Only leaks from credible people/websites will be posted. In the case of unknown/regular users or sites, the leak will be added after a moderator has verified the user is in a position to get insider knowledge, or after the general community has vetted if it's plausible.
-No 4chan rumor will be posted until it has been verified after-the-fact.
-For old leaks, I will also accept the ones that are now known to be incorrect or fake, as long as the source is someone that has/had a good reputation or from a credible website. So yes, any Emily Rogers, Laura Dale, 10k, Supermetaldave, Liam rumor that turned out to be incorrect will be posted.

Link to the old threads:
https://www.resetera.com/threads/switch-rumor-archive-redux-read-posting-rules-in-op.27744/
https://www.resetera.com/threads/switch-rumor-archive-read-posting-rules-in-op.16589/



I've always been fascinated with how some unlikely games can be rumored for months, then be totally forgotten, only for the game to be eventually announced. So, I've always wanted to have a central place where you can keep up with the current accepted leaks/rumors, and also look back at when/who/where leaked something, and when or if it came true.




January

-[15th] NintendoSoup claims that Dragon Quest XI S will have a worlwide launch in 2019 (Source)
-[7th] King Zell claims that Metroid Prime 4 will release in 2020 at the earliest (Source)
-[7th] LordKano claims a new Labo kit is releasing soon (Source)
-[3rd] King Zell teases something Breath of the Wild related is coming in 2020 (Source)
-[3rd] King Zell hints at a 2D game coming (Source) He later adds that it is not 2D Metroid, and it will be a 2019 game (Source)
-[3rd] King Zell hints at a trilogy coming (Source)
-[3rd] Datamining reveals that the codename of Smash's 2nd DLC character is "Brave", possibly a reference to DQ heroes class (Source) (Era thread)
-[2nd] Gaming Intel claims that a Nintendo Direct is coming in January, possibly the 10th (Source) Two days later, King Zell says it'll happen "soon" (Source)
-[2nd] Ehoavash claims that PlatinumGame is making a game for Nintendo that'll be announced in 2019 (Source) (Era thread)




December
-[31st] Concept artist Taylor Smith mentions that he was working on the port of Super Lucky’s Tale to Switch (Source) (Era thread)
-[28th] A French wholesaler lists The Witcher 3 for Switch. (Source) (Era thread)
-[8th] MysticDistance states that Persona 5 is coming on Switch in 2019 under a new name, with additinal content (new scenario,...) (Source) (Era thread) 3 weeks later, he states on ERA that the game will be announced at the end of "Dark Sun.." OVA (Source) (post quoted multiple times)
-[6th] Jonneh, Spawncast and NateDrake all hinted at Metroid Prime Triology being revealed at The Game Awards (Source 1) (Source 2) (Source 3) (Source 3bis) PixelPar hints at a Metroid Premier at The Game Awards (Source) *Incorrect
-[5th] Liam Robertson states once again that the Metroid Prime Trilogy is coming to Switch (Source) (Era thread)
-[5th] LeakyPandy states that we'll get info about DQXI S and the next Mothership Tales of before Christmas (Source) (Source) *Partially correct <- the first trailer of DQXI S is shown on December 22th and a Tales Of game was announced for mobile.
-[4th] MediaMark lists The Last Story II for Switch (Source) (Era thread)
-[2nd] MediaMarkt lists a Assassin's Creed Collecting coming on Switch/PS4/X1 (Source) (Era thread) John Harker says that they were working on a AC3 remaster for Switch (Source)


November
-[26th] NintendHome and Gamekult claims that the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe bundle will come to Europe with a 299.99€ price tag (Source) (Source 2) (Era thread) *Confirmed
-[25th] Aonuma teased Skyward Sword HD during a Zelda concert in Osaka? (Source) (Era thread)
-[20th] Emily mentions that "one company worth keeping an eye on in 2019 is PlatinumGames". (Source) 2 weeks later she hints at a game other than Bayonetta 3 (Source)
-[13th] LeakyPandy claims that PlatinumGames has 2 more games besides Bayonetta 3 for Switch. Kamiya credited in all 3. Two games including Bayonetta 3 are targetting 2019 (Source) (Era thread)
-[13th] LeakyPandy says that SSBU post-launch support will also includes new spirits and modes (Source) *Spirits part confirmed
-[2nd] Nintendo accidentally leaks that Youtube is coming November 8th on Switch, (Source) Emily confirms that it is happening (Source) (Era thread) *Confirmed

October
-[30th] Gaming Intel claims that two Nintendo Directs are coming in November, the first one being this very week --> one day later the Smash Direct is announced but that would be it for the month *Partially correct
-[28th] MysticDistance claims that Smash will have 108 stages, Isaac, Geno, Shadow, Ken and Incineroar are in, DLC are happening, no Minecraft (Source) *Mostly inaccurate
-[22nd] Liam Roberston claims in his podcast that the Switch revision in 2019 is a DS Lite kind of revision, the Pro will come after. (Source)(Source)
-[22nd] Liam Roberston claims in his podcast that the FFXIII trilogy and the Metroid Prime trilogy are coming on Switch (Source)
-[14th] John Harker claims that the Switch Pro exists (Source)

-[5th] DreamcastGuy says Square-Enix is very interested into bringing Kingdom Hearts on Switch (Source) (Era thread)
-[5th] Matt teases the existence of a Switch Pro (Source)
-[4th] Wall Street Journal: Nintendo is planning to release a new version of Switch hardware next year. Planned for the second half of 2019 and could come as soon as summer. (Source)
-[2nd] PixelPar claims that Animal Crossing would come as early as Q1/early Q2 2019, around March/April. (Source) (Era thread)

September
-[12th] King zell teases something "animals" related and Eurogamer's Tom Phillips teases something "crossing" related for the Sept 13th Direct. (Source) (Source) *Confirmed <-- Animal Crossing is announced in the Direct.
-[6th] Nintendo accidentally leaks Yoshi's title as "Crafted World". (Source) *Confirmed
-[5th] NintendoLife claims that a Nintendo Direct will air the following day (Source) (Era thread) *Confirmed (exact time off by an hour tho)

August
-[31st] Reddit user posted info about what the Switch OS 6.0 will have, such as new icons, new controller support for NES/SNES, defense against exploits, and more. (Source) *Confirmed
-[27th] Twitter hexkyz claims the Switch OS 6.0 will be dropping soon. (Source) *Confirmed
-[16th] Liam Robertson claims New Super Mario Bros. Deluxe is coming this year, will include Luigi U, new content. (Source) *Confirmed
-[15th] Forbes leaks Diablo 3 Eternal Collection, will have exclusive Nintendo-related content. (Source) *Confirmed
-[3rd] Octopath Traveler's official Twitter account posted a congratulatory image of all the characters posing together in what appears to be the shape of Airy from Bravely Default. A few days later, Bravely Default's official Twitter account posted a mirrored version of the previous Octopath image with Airy's shadow. (Source)

July
-[28th] Reddit poster shows Argos catalog listing LEGO Harry Potter Collection. (Source) *Confirmed
-[27th] King Zell claims there's a Mario Maker coming in 2019 (Source) EDIT : it was just him guessing (Source)
-[19th] Spyro's official European site lists Spyro Reignited Trilogy. (Source)
-[2nd] MediaMarkt lists Walking Dead Season 1, and 2. (Source) (Source) *Confirmed

June
-[11th] anonymous 4chan user leaked a bunch of details about the new Smash Bros, including the name, date, new characters, and more. (Source) (Source) *Confirmed
-[11th] GoNintendo claims an anonymous user sent them a pic of a Switch version of Wolfenstein Youngblood on Gamestop's system, some time later Gamestop goes live with a pre-order page. (Source)
-[10th] On June 6th, a Tales of Vesperia remaster website is found (Source). On the 10th, Namco's Brazillian Twitter account claims Tales of Vesperia is coming to Switch, tweet is deleted afterwards (Source). --> Game is officially announced a few hours later. *Confirmed
-[8th] Amazon Mexico lists RPG Maker MVP. (Source) *Confirmed
-[5th] DasVergeben claims Konami is making two Castlevania titles, one original and one a collection which will include SotN. (Source) (Source) *Partially Confirmed
-[5th] Videogamer claims The Walking Dead Final Season is coming, article is deleted afterwards. (Source) *Confirmed
-[2nd] Liam Roberston claims on his podcast that Resident Evil 4 and RE Remake are coming. Capcom is looking for a studio to port Monster Hunter World. (Source) (Source) *Confirmed
-[2nd] Liam Roberston claims on his podcast that the name for the New Super Mario Bros U port will be NSMBU Deluxe. (Source) (Source) *Confirmed
-[1st] Korean ratings board lists Fortnite for Switch. (Source) *Confirmed


If you don't want this thread locked, please read post from moderator ZhugeEX about what to post on this thread.

Credits to ReyVGM for past thread and the initial idea.

*Thanks to ERA Tim Aza for the awesome thread graphics! And thanks to everyone that has contributed to the thread.
 
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May
-[31st] 4chan user posts an image showing Switch game labels for Dragon Ball FighterZ, Fortnite, Overcooked 2, Killer Queen Black, and more (Source). Destructoid and Kotaku have confirmed they've heard that some of those games are coming. *Confirmed
-[30th] Walmart leaks Team Sonic Racing (Source). This is the culmination of a long series of rumors and denials, even though the Switch was never mentioned. (Source) (Source) (Source) (Source) *Confirmed
-[29th] King Zell posted a series of info regarding an alleged Pokemon event a several hours before it started (Source). <-- A few hours later, a Pokemon press conference is announced for the same day. *Confirmed
-[27th] Emily claims the new Smash Bros. will not have any cut characters, Nintendo wants it to be the "ultimate Smash Bros. game", new characters will make people jump out of their seats. (Source) *Confirmed
-[26th] King Zell claims the Pokemon reveal will not be a "single game event". (Source) *Confirmed
-[17th] Liam Roberston claims on his podcast that 'Star Fox Gran Prix' is a tentative title, he has seen a more complete logo, game is not like F-Zero, but a mix of classic Star Fox and racing where you can shoot enemies and other players to propel forward, it has a HUB area where you can interact with other characters and pick up missions, it will probably be released in 2019. (Source) (Source)
-[17th] Liam Roberston claims on his podcast that a port of New Super Mario Bros. is coming with new content, like Toadette. (Source) (Source) *Confirmed
-[17th] Liam Roberston claims on his podcast that the new Smash Bros. will release in October, and the new Fire Emblem will release in 2018. (Source) (Source) *Incorrect
-[16th] DasVergeben claims Simon Belmont, and Ice Climbers will be playable in the new Smash Bros. and that the game will be a new game and not a port, but will reuse some assets. (Source) *Confirmed
-[15h] 4chan user claims the new Pokemon titles will be called "Let's Go! Pikachu" / "Let's Go! Eevee" (Source). Domain names get registered by Nintendo the next day. (Source) *Confirmed
-[15th] ERA Emily claims a new Pokemon title will be announced before May is over. Teases it will be related to Pokemon Go in some way. Branding/naming of the game might raise a few eyebrows. (Source) *Confirmed
-[14th] Twitter AUGMC claims Gamestop has placed promotional Switch boxes for Call of Duty Black Ops 4. (Source) *Incorrect
-[14th] Eurogamer claims they've heard Retro is making a Star Fox racing game too. (Source)
-[13th] On Iron Galaxy's job application page, they said they are known for "Fortnite's Switch Port". (Source) *Incorrect
-[11th] ERA Emily claims there's a new Pokemon game coming in 2018, but not necessarily a Gen 8 one. (Source) *Confirmed
-[9th] In light of John Harker's claims that there's a new Star Fox in development, and Emily's claims that Retro is working on an IP in a different genre that what it is known for, Twitter Liam Robertson posts a blurry picture of a Star Fox Command ending where the characters join a "G-Zero Grand Prix" race. He then deletes the tweet and claims it was a joke (Source). Then DasVergeben posts on Reddit and GameFAQs that Retro is working on a Star Fox racing game called Star Fox Grand Prix which will have adventure elements like Diddy Kong Racing, and will have a hub area (Source).
-[9th] A former employee claims Namco is making "Super Smash Bros." (Source) *Confirmed
-[3rd] ERA Emily claims Retro is working on an old Nintendo IP in a completely different genre than that IP has been known for. (Source) (Source)

April
-[26th] NintendoLife (LeakyPandy) claims that Fortnite Battle Royale will be shown at Nintendo's E3 presentation (Source). USGamer says their sources deny these claims (Source). *Confirmed
-[26th] NintendoLife (LeakyPandy) claims that Fortnite's Save The World will have exclusive Nintendo IP related content and local play between four consoles (Source). USGamer claims their sources deny these claims (Source). *Incorrect
-[24th] Twitter Pixelpar posts a private video showing, in an elaborate series of drawings made in late March, how the new Pokemon will be Pikachu/Eevee related. (Source) *Confirmed
-[24th] GamingIntel claims a battle royale Call of Duty is coming. (Souce) *Incorrect
-[21st] Reddit Bakugo claims to have found Paladins Switch info while datamining. (Source) *Confirmed
-[10th] ryokutya2089 claims Yokai Watch 4 is coming (Source) *Confirmed
-[5th] Nintendo's own UK store lists Spyro Remastered. (Source)
-[2nd] ERA John Harker teases development of a Star Fox game is active. (Source)
-[2nd] UK retailer ozgameshop claims Warhammer 40,000: Deathwatch – Enhanced Edition is coming. (Source) *Incorrect

March
-[31st] Pokejungle shows an alleged image of the new Pokemon game. (Source) *Confirmed
-[31st] 4chan user claims the new Pokemon will be a Yellow remake, will have two versions (Pikachu/Eevee), Pokemon Go integration, catching Pokemon will be like Go, and more. (Source) *Confirmed
-[27th] Pokejungle claims riding Pokemon will come back, Pokemon (or some of them) will follow the character, battles will not be random encounters, you'll be able to see the Pokemon before battling. (Source) *Confirmed
-[26th] Pixelpar claims the following games will be announced Football Manager Touch, Inferno Climber: Reborn, Riot Civil Unrest, and 6180 the Moon. (Source) *Confirmed
-[26th] Pixelpar claims Dragon Quest Heroes I & II (HAC-BABKA-EUR) will get a western release. (Source) *Incorrect
-[26th] Pixelpar claims Nintendo will release purple Joycons with the new Smash Bros. release. (Source) *Incorrect
-[21st] Pixelpar has heard that Monster Hunter XX could see western release. (Source) *Confirmed
-[20th] UK retailer Coolshop has added Diablo 3 as a purchase option. (Source) *Confirmed
-[16th] DasVergeben claims Ridley will be a playable character in the new Smash Bros. (Source) *Confirmed
-[8th] ERA Rosti, Emily, Selina tease something "smash" a few hours before the Direct. (Source), (Source), Source) --> A new Smash Bros is announced on the Direct. *Confirmed
-[8th] Japanese retailer Rakuten claims Sushi Striker is coming. (Source) *Confirmed
-[6th] Eurogamer claims Diablo 3 is coming. (Source) *Confirmed
-[6th] DirectFeedGames claims a Call of Duty will come in 2018. (Source) *Incorrect
-[5th] Twitter Vandal_leaks claims Fire Emblem: Elegy for the Brave will come in the summer. A CG trailer will be shown in the Direct. Name might not be final, but it has to do with soldiers passing away. Ever Oasis Saga is coming, with 6 new characters and new areas (Source). Mario Odyssey will get 2 DLC packs, the 1st one on April 25th will have a Luigi's Mansion Kingdom with 43 new 'stars' to find. (Source) *Incorrect
-[5th] Twitter Vandal_leaks claims there will be a Nintendo Direct on the 8th, and Travis Strikes Again will have a debut trailer. (Source) *Confirmed
-[4th] ERA Emily claims South Park FBW is coming. (Source) *Confirmed
-[4th] ERA Emily claims South Park SoT is coming. (Source) *Confirmed

February
-[26th] Twitter Pixelpar, in a well crafted series of tweets, teased a "Thursday Direct". It was a week early, though. (Source) *Partially correct.
-[23rd] Reddit DasVergeben claims a single player JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is in production. (Source)
-[22nd] ShonenGamez claims Naruto: Ultimate Storm Trilogy is coming. (Source) *Confirmed
-[20th] ERA Emily claims that a Super Smash Bros. title for the Switch will be revealed and released this year (Source). *Confirmed
-[20th] ERA Emily claims that the Switch Super Smash Bros. will not be a straight port, will feature new content alongside existing 3DS/Wii U content (Source). *Confirmed
-[19th] Neoseeker claims Diablo 3 is coming with local co-op (Source). A few days later Blizzard's twitter posts a Diablo lamp switching off and on. Then denied the game was coming. (Source) *Confirmed
-[18th] Amazon Mexico now lists South Park The Stick of Truth. (Source) *Confirmed
-[17th] Germany's USK has given Yesterday Origins a classification. (Source) *Confirmed
-[13th] Finland's Gamestop lists De Blob 1 & 2, then removes the listing. (Source) *Confirmed
-[7th] ERA Emily claims Nintendo is pushing to make a Metroid Prime Trilogy in HD happen. (Source)
-[6th] Youtube Doctre81 found a Namco Singapore LinkedIn profile listing a 1st Person Adventure, and Ridge Racer 8 coming exclusively (Source). Eurogamer claims it's Prime 4 a few days later. (Source)
-[5th] Pixelpar claims the new Pokemon will be cel-shaded, parts of the UI will be animated, will use the touch screen, and more. (Source) *Incorrect
-[3rd] Twitter Marcus_Sellars claims Nd Cube is making Mario Party 11 for 2019 (Source). He released more specific details about the game here (Source). Tweets have been deleted since then. *Incorrect
-[3rd] Twitter Marcus_Sellars claims Call of Duty Black Ops 4 is coming with HD Rumble, and Motion Controls. (Source) *Incorrect
-[2nd] Twitter Pixelpar teases something about a black bird (Source). --> The Raven Remastered is announced on the 15th *Confirmed

January
-[28th] Nintendosoup reports of a reddit user that claims French retailer Micromania listed Danganronpa V3 coming to Switch. (Source) *Fake
-[24th] ERA Ehoavash claims a port of the Wii U Smash Bros will come in 2018. (Source) *Partially Correct
-[24th] ERA Ehoavash claims New Super Mario Bros. U Plus port is coming too. (Source) *Confirmed
-[19th] Gadgets reports made-in-India games could come to Switch based on a Facebook post from Indian developer Holy Cow Productions which was visited by Nintendo. (Source)
-[18th] Max Arguile from GB Eye claims on the Licensing Source Book Europe that Crash N.Sane Trilogy will come (Source) *Confirmed
-[18th] Russian reddit user claims to work on a store that has received a Nintendo mailing list that shows Little Nightmares coming. (Source) *Confirmed
-[18th] Gematsu reports Wild Guns Reloaded has been rated (Source). --> Game is announced on the 25th for all regions. *Confirmed
-[16th] ERA Plankton2 found a south African retailer listing Project Cars 2. It is unknown when the retailer added the Switch entry. (Source) *Incorrect
-[16th] Reddit user posted images of a Nintendo of Europe survey that lists Bayonetta 3 and Pokemon RPG for a 2018 release. (Source) *Partially Correct
-[15th] ERA King Zell claims there's a SquareEnix game coming that has never been on a Nintendo system before. (Source). Claim amended, the SquareEnix IP has been on a Nintendo system before. (Source)
-[14th] ERA Chrom claims that there's a small Direct (or announcement video) happening on the week of Jan 15th-19th (Thursday most likely) (Source 1) (Source 2). UbiSoft employee tweeted on the 16th that something Nintendo related will happen in a few days. (Source) ->> Wed 17th: Nintendo Japan tweets announcement of a "New Play" presentation for the 17th (Thursday 18th in Japan), other regions see similar tweets from Nintendo. Nintendo Labo is announced. *Confirmed
-[14th] ERA Chrom claims there is going to be a Direct in February (Source). Same info from Twitter MysticDistance (Source). The Direct will show a new Fire Emblem and "a green dinosaur and an RPG involving slimes". (Source) *Incorrect
-[12th] Australian retailer Sanity lists South Park The Fractured but Whole. (Source) *Confirmed
-[12th] Doctre81 claims Dark Souls Remastered is being done by Virtuos and they are working on an online beta. (Source) *Confirmed
-[11th] ERA King Zell hints a "World Ends With You" game right before the rumored Mini Direct (Source). --> TWEWY Final Remix is is announced on the Jan 11th Direct. *Confirmed
-[11th] ERA Jonneh hints at Mario Tennis Aces right before the rumored Jan 11th Mini Direct. (Source) *Confirmed
-[11th] ERA ZhugeEX teases something about Funky and Donkey Kong ten minutes before the Direct (Source). --> Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze is announced on the Jan 11th Direct. *Confirmed
-[11th] Nintendo releases a Mini Direct without prior announcement. *Confirmed
-[11th] Kotaku UK claims Bandai Namco plans to eventually bring all three Dark Souls. (Source) *Incorrect
-[11th] Reddit user claims their store Switch will get a huge demo and video update on the 22nd. (Source) *Fake
-[9th] Nintendo posts a series of cryptic tweets, seemingly in response to Resetera's January Direct speculation thread (good recount of the events here). Gamestop also tweets about the Nintendo Direct, but deletes it right away.
-[9th] ERA Emily teases something Dark Souls related for the Jan 11th Direct. (Source) *Confirmed
-[7th] Twitter MysticDistance claims Final Fantasy 15 is in development and there might be an announcement about it this year. (Source) *Incorrect
-[5th] Switch OS 5.0 video leaks (Source) *Fake
-[5th] Nintendo's Norway distributor claims Bayonetta 3 and Prime 4 will release in 2018. Statement was deleted afterwards. (Source) *Incorrect
-[4th] Verified reddit user claims Bayonetta 3 will release in 2018, possibly a Summer release. (Source) *Incorrect
-[3rd] EmilyRogers claims SNK has a new game planned with a possible reveal during the rumored January Direct (Source). --> SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy is announced on the Jan 11th Direct. *Confirmed
-[2nd] Reddit DasVergeben claims the Virtual Console, Metroid Prime 4, Animal Crossing, Pokemon, Dragon Quest 11, Undertale and GTA5, will have some presence on the January Direct. (Source) *Incorrect
-[2nd] Reddit DasVergeben claims Rockstar is working on another game other than GTA5, probably Red Dead Redemption. (Source)
-[2nd] Reddit DasVergeben claims Killing Floor 2 is coming in 2018. (Source) *Incorrect
-[2nd] Reddit DasVergeben claims Injustice 2 is coming. (Source) *Incorrect
-[2nd] Reddit DasVergeben claims Call of Duty is coming with HD Rumble. (Source) *Incorrect
-[2nd] Reddit DasVergeben claims Fortnite, Undertale is coming. (Source) *Confirmed
-[2nd] Reddit DasVergeben claims tinyBuild is porting a few of their older titles, along with Hello Neighbour. (Source) *Confirmed
-[1st] ERA John Harker claims the January Direct will be on the 11th. (Source) *Confirmed
-[1st] Twitter Stealth claims Konami will port the WiiWare Rebirth series, plus a 4th game. (Source) *Incorrect
 
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December
-[31st] PEGI seemingly confirms Hello Neighbor will come by giving it a rating. (Source) *Confirmed
-[23rd] Bravely Default's official twitter account posts a Christmas card with a drawing of Edea holding Switch controllers. (Source)
-[14th] Brazil's Ministry of Justice provides a rating for Burnout Paradise for Switch, then removes the listing. (Source) *Incorrect
-[11th] ERA mocolostrocolos claims there's a new 2D Metroid in development (Source). Same user said in April and June 2016, a year before the game was announced, that there was a Metroid 2 remake coming to 3DS. Also claimed in January 2017 the 3DS game is not being made internally at Nintendo.
-[6th] NintendoEverything claims Scribblenauts Shodown is coming. (Source) --> Warner announce the game Jan 16th 2018. *Confirmed

November
-[30th] Leaked EA document says there's a Nintendo Direct in January. (Source) *Confirmed
-[28th] Twitter Marcus_Sellars claims Namco will hold an event on December 15th, 5 unannounced games will be shown and Nintendo will have a big presence. (Source) *Incorrect
-[13th] In lieu of Capcom's Takashi Mochizuki's tweet confirming there is a Phoenix Wright in development (Source), Kotaku UK (LauraKDale) claims Capcom has plans to bring three Phoenix Wright titles. Two compilations between April 2018 and October 2018, and one original title later. (Source) *Partially Confirmed
-[12th] Reddit DasVergeben claims Dragon Ball Fighter Z is coming. (Source) *Confirmed
-[12th] DasVergeben claims Soul Calibur 6 will be revealed at the December Game Awards, or at the January Direct. Also, Link or a Fire Emblem character would guest star. Metroid Prime 4 will be shown early 2018, maybe at the January Direct. (Source) *Incorrect
-[12th] DasVergeben claims Namco is developing Metroid Prime 4. (Source)
-[12th] DasVergeben claims there's some kind of Animal Crossing coming in 2018. (Source) *Incorrect
-[12th] DasVergeben claims the Virtual Console will be a subscription-based service. (Source) *Confirmed
-[12th] DasVergeben claims Mother 3 has been localized, but it has been held back for unknown reasons. (Source)
-[12th] DasVergeben claims a new World Ends With You is coming. (Source) *Confirmed
-[12th] DasVergeben claims Blizzard is making Hearthstone. (Source) *Incorrect
-[7th] Namco's president said three big games will be announced in Spring-Summer 2018. (Source)
-[7th] ERA ZhugeEX teases that Bandai Namco is working on a first party game related to the number 4, but it is not Smash Bros. (Source 1) (Source 2) (Source 3) (Source 4)

October
-[31st] Smite Datamining claims Paladins might be coming. (Source) *Confirmed
-[29th] ERA Ehoavash claims Dark Souls Remastered is coming(Source). --> Dark Souls Remastered is announced on the January Direct. *Confirmed

September
-[26th] GAF Vern implies Gran Theft Auto 5 is coming. (Source) *Incorrect
-[20th] SquareEnix' Tabata is performing tests to see if they can port Final Fantasy 15 (Source). On the 25th, during a Famitsu interview, Tabata claims the previous info was confusing and that there are no plans to port FF15. (Source) *Incorrect
-[18th] GoNintendo claims Netflix is coming, waiting for approval. (Source) *Incorrect
-[10th] Lichtspeer devs claim during an AMA that Nintendo is working on an achievement system for the Switch. (Source) *Incorrect

August
-[22nd] SquareEnix teases something Final Fantasy 15 related during a Gamescom stream. (Source) *Incorrect

July
-[7th] ERA Dash Kappei claims Wild Guns Reloaded is coming. (Source) *Confirmed
-[6th] PlatinumGames teases a Wonderful 101 game by tweeting an image of some of the W101 characters playing Wonderful 101 on the Switch. (Source)
-[2nd] PlatinumGames teases a Bayonetta game by tweeting a double image of Bayo designs from the 1st and 2nd game using the Joycon's colors (Blue/Red) (Source). --> Bayonetta 1, 2, & 3 are announced on the December Game Awards. *Confirmed

June
-[13th] Reddit cssad claims to have footage of a new Yoshi game. (Source) --> A few hours later, a new Yoshi game is announced during the E3 Direct. *Confirmed
-[13th] GAF NimbusCub claims "people might be getting double what they asked for from the return of a long awaited franchise" hours before the E3 Metroid reveals. Also teases something by HAL (Source). *Confirmed
-[13th] GAF NimbusCub teases something by Blizzard, later specifies it's Overwatch. (Source) (Source) *Incorrect

May
-[23rd] Mario Rabbids RPG art assets are leaked by ComicBook (Source), with even more art assets leaked by NWR (Source). --> Art confirms name as Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, game is announced at the June E3. *Confirmed
-[1st] Youtuber PlayerEssence claims Mario + Rabbids uses the Snowdrop Engine (Source). --> Confirmed by UbiSoft a month later. *Confirmed

April
-[29th] EmilyRogers claims the Mario Rabbids RPG is going to be called Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. Will have 4 characters from the Mario series and 4 unknown characters. Will have sci-fi weapons. Characters will be moved indirectly though a floating dish called "Tuttorio". (Source) *Confirmed

March
-[13th] South Park's official Twitter account teases something about South Park coming to Switch, but a representative from the studio denied Fractured But Whole for the Switch. (Source) *Confirmed

January
-[15th] Twitter user Yan2295 says L.A. Noire is coming. DirectFeedGames said the same on the 25th (Source). --> L.A. Noire Remastered is announced in September. *Confirmed
-[13th] When asked about a new Metroid game, Reggie told Gamespot to "talk to me in a year". (Source) *Confirmed
-[12th] EmilyRogers claims the Switch Mario Kart 8 will have 16 new race tracks. (Source) *Incorrect
-[11th] Kotaku reports of a 4chan user that posted a list of games to be shown at the Switch's presentation. (Source) *Confirmed
-[11th] Youtuber OBE1plays claims a new Metroid game is in development by an unexpected studio. (Source) *Confirmed
-[10th] Youtuber OBE1plays claims the Switch's will allow you to add Facebook/Twitter friends, and that Netflix / Amazon Prime / Hulu will not be available at launch. (Source) *Confirmed
-[10th] Youtuber OBE1plays claims the Switch's online will be free at launch, implying it will be paid later. (Source) *Confirmed
-[9th] Youtuber OBE1plays claims Platinum Games is making an exclusive game, will not be ready for 2017. (Source) *Confirmed
-[9th] Youtuber OBE1plays claims the Switch controller will not make the same "click" sound as in the commercial, and that Retro's first game will not be a Donkey Kong. (Source) *Incorrect
-[6th] Youtuber OBE1plays claims there's a new Warriors/Musou game in development that's not Zelda or Star Fox. (Source) *Confirmed
-[3rd] LauraKDale claims that a Rayman Legends port will be announced on the Switch's event on Jan 13th. (Source) *Confirmed
-[3rd] LauraKDale claims that Beyond Good and Evil 2 will be exclusive for 12 months, and that a teaser will be shown on the Switch's presentation. (Source) *Incorrect
-[3rd] LauraKDale claims the Mario Rabbids RPG will be called Rabbids Kingdom Battle. (Source) *Confirmed
-[3rd] Youtuber OBE1plays claims there's an exclusive Shin Megami Tensei coming. (Source) *Confirmed
-[2nd] Twitter Jose_Strife claims that an Animal Crossing, a Fire Emblem, and a Metroid will come to the Switch before Fall 2018, and the Metroid will be "Prime-style" (Source). Tweet is in Spanish, but here's a page with an English recount of most of his leaks (Source). --> Fire Emblem Warriors is announced on the 13th Switch Presentation and released Oct 2017, the next Fire Emblem is announced on the FE Direct on the 18th, and
Metroid Prime 4 is announced on the Jun 2017 E3 presentation *Mostly Confirmed
 
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December
-[31st] LauraKDale claims Grant Kirkhope is composing the soundtrack for Rabbids Mario RPG. (Source) *Confirmed
-[31st] Youtuber OBE1plays claims Resident Evil 7 VR will come to Nintendo's VR device. (Source) *Incorrect
-[29th] Youtuber OBE1plays claims the Switch will have a VR device, will overclock the Switch, devs are working on games, will be affordable. (Source) *Incorrect
-[27th] Youtuber OBE1plays claims Assassin's Creed Origins will simultaneously on the Switch, PS4, and XB1 (Source) *Incorrect
-[23rd] Twitter Doctor_Cupcakes claims the Switch Smash Bros. will not have a Miiverse stage (Source). Later on, the Switch is confirmed to not have the Miiverse service, and Miiverse is eventually shut down in Nov 2017. *Confirmed
-[7th] Eurogamer claims Switch will have Gamecube Virtual Console, developed by NERD. (Source)
-[7th] SourceGaming claims Switch is getting Smash Bros. Melee through a Virtual Console, and a Smash Bros. 3DS+Wii U combined version. (Source) *Incorrect
-[6th] LPVG (LauraKDale) says From Software has Dark Souls 3 running, considering trilogy. (Source) *Partially Confirmed

November
-[23rd] LauraKDale tweets there's a Xenoblade X port coming, but will not be handled by Monolith Soft. (Source) *Incorrect
-[20th] LauraKDale posts a list of 1st-year Switch titles she knows about. (Source) *Incorrect in many parts, correct in others.
-[18th] LPVG (LauraKDale) claims UbiSoft is developing an RPG with the Mario & Rabbids series, tentatively called Mario RPG: Invasion of the Rabbids. Liam Robertson claims the game is more Tactical/RPG, like X-Com. (Source) *Confirmed
-[18th] Eurogamer claims the Switch will get a Pokemon Sun & Moon version, dubbed Pokemon Stars. (Source). --> A new Pokemon "core-RPG" game was announced for Switch at the 2017 June E3 Direct. *Incorrect as a Sun/Moon version.
-[16th] EmilyRogers claims Mario Kart 8 will come to Switch with all Wii U DLC included, will have a new Battle Mode, new characters, and will release within first 3 months of Switch's release. (Source) *Confirmed
-[14th] Eurogamer, EmilyRogers, LPVG claim Zelda BotW will miss the Switch's launch. (Source 1) (Source 2) (Source 3) *Incorrect

October
-[31st] EmilyRogers claims the Switch has 4GB RAM. (Source) *Confirmed
-[28th] GAF ShockingAlberto claims MonolithSoft is working on something as ambitious as what Xenoblade X was (Source). --> Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is announced on the January 2017 Switch presentation. *Confirmed
-[27th] Eurogamer: Switch's screen is capacitive. (Source) *Confirmed
-[26th] 4chan user claims a new Monster Hunter Portable is coming. (Source) (Source) OP Note: This rumor is only here because the user correctly leaked other MH games. *Incorrect
-[20th] The Switch is revealed in a trailer announcement. Hybrid system, detachable controllers, uses cartridges.
-[20th] Blizzard's twitter teases something about Hearthstone. (Source) *Incorrect
-[18th-19th] EmilyRogers and LauraKDale, claim the NX will be revealed Oct 20th (Source). --> Hours later, Nintendo themselves make the announcement *Confirmed
-[16th] ERA Emily claims Retro is not working on a new Metroid or Donkey Kong. Project will release in 2017. (Source) *Partially Correct
-[13th] Gameblog claims Final Fantasy 15 and Final Fantasy 7 Remake are coming. (Source) *Incorrect
-[13th] Gameblog claims Splinter Cell and a Yoshi/Rabbids are being discussed at UbiSoft. (Source) *Partially Confirmed (Mario + Rabbids)
-[13th] Gameblog claims lots of remasters are planned. Skyward Sword, MK8, Splatoon, Smash, N64 and Wii games (Source). --> Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was released, Splatoon turned out to be a sequel. *Correct in some parts, incorrect in others.

September
-[13th] EmilyRogers claims the NX will be revealed in October. (Source) *Confirmed
-[2nd] EmilyRogers notes numerous NX features such as Nvidia GPU, 32GB storage, region free, no camera/microphone, USB 3.0 support, SD Card support, and more. (Source) *Confirmed

August
-[30th] LPVG (LauraKDale) claims the NX controller will have a split D-Pad and share button. (Source) *Confirmed
-[26th] LPVG (LauraKDale) claims the NX controller will have motion controls and an advanced force feedback. (Source) *Confirmed
-[26th] EmilyRogers claims the NX's screen is 6.2'', 720P, multi-touch. Prototype dock has 2 USB ports. (Source) *Confirmed

July
-[29th] DirectFeedGames claims the NX will use a Pascal Tegra chip. (Source) *Incorrect
-[26th] Eurogamer claims the NX will be a portable system with detachable controllers, will connect to the TV, will use cartridges. (Source) *Confirmed

June
-[12th] Amazon leaks Zelda Wii NX art two days before Nintendo's 2016 E3 presentation. (Source) *Confirmed
-[10th] GameXplain claims that Zelda NX will only have 4 dungeons and over 100 mini dungeons. Emily Rogers and Nintendo World Report Neal claim they have heard the same. (Source) *Confirmed
-[2nd] Digitime claims the NX was delayed to 2017 to add VR functionality. (Source) *Incorrect
-[2nd] Digitime claims the NX will be a portable that will connect to the TV. (Source) *Correct

May
-[14th] SemiAccurate claims the NX will use Nvidia Tegra (Source), EmilyRogers claims the same. (Source) *Confirmed
-[13th] EmilyRogers claims that the NX (Switch) will not use x86 architecture. (Source) *Confirmed
-[5th] Wired reports that the NX might use cartridges (Source) *Confirmed

April
-[16th] GAF 10k claims the NX will have a screen controller like the Wii U, Luigi's Mansion 3 is in development, will use Polaris GPU, MercurySteam is making a NX game, Final Fantasy 15 will come to NX, the NX will not launch simultaneously worldwide, and more. (Source) *Incorrect
-[13th] GAF 10k claims the NX will be more powerful than the PS4, and lists ports/remasters for several Wii U games. (Source) *Incorrect
-[8th] EmilyRogers claims that Zelda Wii U will also be released on the NX (Source). --> Two weeks later Nintendo confirms it on their Twitter account. (Source) *Confirmed
-[8th] EmilyRogers claims Zelda NX will have voice acting for most of the characters, except Link (Source). --> Voice acting is confirmed at Nintendo's June E3 presentation. *Mostly Accurate
-[8th] EmilyRogers claims Zelda NX will let you pick between a male or female Link (Source). Destructoid claims it's Linkle (Source). *Incorrect
-[4th] Reddit user verified by moderators claims the NX will "use x86 architecture, backup data to Nintendo server, support for additional screen, will be able to interact with smartdevice apps, can handle ports of current-gen games, using NX software will unlock My Nintendo reward points". (Source) *Incorrect in most parts, correct in others

March
-[23rd] Another set of NX controllers leak "confirming" a controller made entirely of a screen. Due to a tree's reflection in the photo, people managed to "track" the leak to UbiSoft Massive. It ended up being a 3D printed fake based on the DualPixels leak days before. (Source) *Fake
-[17th] DualPixels leaks the NX controller. It features a screen that covers the entire controller. The visuals being displayed on the screen was photoshopped in. (Source) *Fake
-[14th] DualPixels claims Luigi's Mansion 3 will be a launch title, will show off the NX's haptic analog sticks, and AR multiplayer. (Source) *Incorrect
-[3rd] Destructoid reports that Geno claims Beyond Good & Evil 2 is coming exclusively to the NX. (Source) *Incorrect
-[3rd] DualPixels claims Activision will bring Skylanders for launch. (Source) *Confirmed
-[3rd] DualPixels claims Activision will bring Call of Duty Bloodlines, a Platinum Games developed Spiderman, and Beyond Destiny (Destiny 2). (Source) *Incorrect

February
-[28th] Destructoid reports a lot of NX details leaked by Geno. (Source) *Incorrect
-[3rd] EmilyRogers claims Mother 3 will release outside Japan in 2016 (Source). Eurogamer confirmed her claims (Source). *Incorrect OP Note: This is an old Wii U rumor, I'm only posting this because too many insiders confirmed it, and the game could have very well been moved to Switch's eventual VC-like service.

January
-[28th] Serkan Toto claims Bandai Namco is working on a NX Smash Bros game. (Source) *Correct
-[28th] Serkan Toto claims there's a Smash Bros game ready for launch. (Source) *Incorrect




October
-[16th] Eurogamer claims Nintendo is handing out NX dev kits to companies. (Source) *No way to verify this

July
-[28th] During the "Dragon Quest New Title Presentation", SquareEnix's Yosuke Saito announced that Dragon Quest 10 and 11 are coming to the NX. A week later SquareEnix's PR denies the games are planned, instead they are just being "considered" (Source). --> DQ10 is confirmed August 2016 on Famitsu, DQ11 is confirmed by Yuji Horii June 2016 on a Nintendo Dream interview. *Confirmed
-[16th] VentureBeat claims AMD will supply the NX CPU. (Source) *Incorrect

May
-[11th] Nintendo hopes to remove region locking starting with the NX (Switch). (Source) *Confirmed
 
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People can send me in PM rumours that appeared during the previous months (with a source of course). That would help me to update the thread and will keep the thread readable ;)
 
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...is OP finished ?

Also, I think it would be interesting to have like a quote tag (which will not show everything at first) with the REST of the rumors. Because theorically every leaker is unreliable till they suddenly is. And to laugh at how bad some of the self proclaimed leakers are.
 
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...is OP finished ?

Also, I think it would be interesting to have like a quote tag (which will not show everything at first) with the REST of the rumors. Because theorically every leaker is unreliable till they suddenly is. And to laugh at how bad some of the self proclaimed leakers are.
OP is done ;)

I reserved the following posts because I'll probably run of place in the first posts at some point.
 
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Doesn’t mean it’s not happening. What it does mean is if The Witcher 3 doesn’t get announced for Switch soon ish, then this wholesaler loses credibility in terms of leaks.
Someone with more knowledge than most of us said we'd be surprised with what's coming for switch. He also said that he didn't have information about the Witcher 3, but the fact that he didn't outright dismiss it as impossible is telling about the fact that games of that caliber could be ported to the switch down the line. If not Witcher 3, others, I guess.
 
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Cheers ReyVGM and Lelouch0612!

Based on rumors, the storage of the cartridges is probably the main issue with third party games, not necessarily if the console can run a certain game decently.

Now, I remember getting a sandisk 32GB micro SD card in mid 2017 for the price of a sandisk 64GB micro SD card at its current regular price. Aren't they using a similar technology to Switch's cartridges, which would mean the cost of cartridge manufacting should have drastically go down? Didn't go into detail because I don't have enough knowledge about it, but a 32GB Switch cartridge today costing the same as a 16GB cartridge did in 2017 would seem right to me.
 

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Cheers ReyVGM and Lelouch0612!

Based on rumors, the storage of the cartridges is probably the main issue with third party games, not necessarily if the console can run a certain game decently.

Now, I remember getting a sandisk 32GB micro SD card in mid 2017 for the price of a sandisk 64GB micro SD card at its current regular price. Aren't they using a similar technology to Switch's cartridges, which would mean the cost of cartridge manufacting should have drastically go down? Didn't go into detail because I don't have enough knowledge about it, but a 32GB Switch cartridge today costing the same as a 16GB cartridge did in 2017 would seem right to me.
I really hope this is true.

I hate when games come incomplete.
 
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Now, I remember getting a sandisk 32GB micro SD card in mid 2017 for the price of a sandisk 64GB micro SD card at its current regular price. Aren't they using a similar technology to Switch's cartridges, which would mean the cost of cartridge manufacting should have drastically go down? Didn't go into detail because I don't have enough knowledge about it, but a 32GB Switch cartridge today costing the same as a 16GB cartridge did in 2017 would seem right to me.
no. Switch carts are mask roms, a different form of solid state storage than SD cards, which I think is flash

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mask_ROM
 
Mar 23, 2018
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no. Switch carts are mask roms, a different form of solid state storage than SD cards, which I think is flash

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mask_ROM
Vita games actually used flash media (4GB EEPROM) btw and were even more expensive as a result. Flash isn't inherently cheaper, SD cards specifically benefit from massive production driving down cost (economy of scale).

Alright, thanks! That seems... more expensive than what I had in mind, though. I guess the cartridges will last yeeeears. We'll see if it pays off.
 
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Alright, thanks! That seems... more expensive than what I had in mind, though. I guess the cartridges will last yeeeears. We'll see if it pays off.
Yes Mask ROM lasts longer than EEPROM, which has a shelf life of only 10-15 years on average. This is going to be an issue for Vita collectors longterm.
 
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Someone with more knowledge than most of us said we'd be surprised with what's coming for switch. He also said that he didn't have information about the Witcher 3, but the fact that he didn't outright dismiss it as impossible is telling about the fact that games of that caliber could be ported to the switch down the line. If not Witcher 3, others, I guess.
What exactly did this person say?

Almost nothing is known about third party lineup except few stuff like MK11, Crash Tag, Saints Row and some PS2 era remasters. I'd love to hear some hints from people in the business, I want to get excited about Switch's future. Games like Yoshi or AC don't do anything for me.
 
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What exactly did this person say?

Almost nothing is known about third party lineup except few stuff like MK11, Crash Tag, Saints Row and some PS2 era remasters. I'd love to hear some hints from people in the business, I want to get excited about Switch's future. Games like Yoshi or AC don't do anything for me.
I'm paraphrasing but he said that a lot of people would be surprised by what's gonna release on switch in 2019, without giving further details. As this was in the Witcher 3 thread, in the middle of a pointless discussion between armchair developers arguing wether or not the port was technically feasible, I would guess that he was referring to technically ambitious games.
There has been strong hints toward some Platinum releasing next year, though I doubt those qualify as AAA. Hopefully we'll get other surprises. For whatever reason my money is on The Division 2 since a few months.

Wither 3 coming would be nice, because it would definitely put an end (and a positive one) to the discussions surrounding the switch's capabilities to run any modern game. But I really do not expect this listing to be accurate.