Nintendo Switch fans (myself included) absolutely adore the little thing. Alas though, even we must admit that this console is getting a bit long in the tooth. All you have to do is play The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and try to dive down into the underground too quickly to see what I’m talking about. When one has to wait for several seconds for the game to unfreeze just from diving down too quickly, one starts to see the problem.

That’s why any news of a successor to the Nintendo Switch is exciting news. Even from the most unexpected of sources. Seriously, who would have expected that GameShark would be the one leaking that bit of news?

Nintendo Switch Successor Leak: Details

Nintendo Switch neon blue and red front view.
Nintendo Switch, any comments on this unexpected source? No? Well, I should’ve expected that.

Digital Trends has just released a report revealing some new details about the upcoming successor to the Nintendo Switch. Not by them, though. These details actually come from an official press release from Altec Lansing (American audio electronic company) concerning some AI-related news. Specifically: AI Shark. This will apparently be the AI-powered successor to GameShark. Older gamers will remember that GameShark used to be a popular brand of video game cheat cartridges. Alas, that was in the Nintendo 64 era. These days, virtually no one has heard of GameShark. That may change at some point in the future if this AI Shark gig pans out.

However, that’s not the point of this article. It’s what GameShark / AI Shark says in their official press release that’s important to the Nintendo Switch. You can read it below:

The innovative gaming software is set to mark a significant leap forward in the gaming experience, bringing enhanced gameplay for beginner-level users. The official launch is planned to coincide with the Nintendo Switch 2 in September 2024.

Yes, you read that right. According to AI Shark, the Nintendo Switch successor has a release window of September 2024. Which is highly peculiar, because Nintendo has announced neither the console’s name nor the release window. Either AI Shark announced this early, or they’re just making stuff up. The fact that AI Shark later changed the date to Fall 2024, and then to “Nintendo has not officially clarified launch.” seems to suggest the latter is the truth. We’ll just have to see later.

Tune back in to THS later to find out if this Nintendo Switch 2 news bears any fruit.

Source: Digital Trends

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