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Topic: The Nintendo Switch Rumor and Speculation Thread

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Grumblevolcano

@skywake BotW 2's reappearance at E3 2021 with a 2022 release window felt like the first major signs that weren't rumours. The Zelda cycle would suggest the next mainline Zelda after BotW 2 releases in 2028/2029 of which there's no chance the 2017 Switch would last that long, there'd have to be at the least a GBC style revision. If Nintendo had learned anything from comparing the Wii U era to the Switch era, Zelda would need to be launch window if not launch itself.

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TheJGG

Please please please put Twilight Princess and Wind Waker on the Switch.

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TSR3

@gcunit Whatever Bloomberg thought they heard in the Q&A with the no comment to new hardware, it doesn't seem to have made the cut for the official English translation ...

https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2022/220511_2e.pdf

The closet is Q&A 4 ...
"Q4 The upcoming software titles for the current fiscal year have already been announced to some
extent, and I think one of the major differences from past platforms is that a rich lineup of new
software is still being added to your library, even in the sixth year of Nintendo Switch. Can you
explain the reasons for such a difference? Also, I think that a next-generation game system will
be launched at some point in the future. Historically, newly launched platforms did not always
have a smooth transition from prior generations. Please tell us your thoughts on how you plan
to maneuver to the next generation of hardware.
A4 Furukawa:
We have already announced some software titles that will be released through next spring.
Unlike in the past, even though Nintendo Switch has gone through five years since its launch,
there is still a rich lineup of new titles to be released. The biggest reason for this is that, thanks
to the smooth launch of Nintendo Switch itself, we have been able to concentrate our
development resources on one platform. On the other hand, looking back on past experiences
of generational change such as the change from the Wii and Nintendo DS eras, we recognize
that one of our tasks is ensuring the transition to future generations of hardware is as smooth
as possible. To that end, we are focusing on building long-term relationships with our
consumers (through Nintendo Accounts). While continuing to release new Nintendo Switch
software for consumers to enjoy, we aim to maintain relationships across hardware generations
through services that utilize Nintendo Accounts and by providing opportunities for them to
experience our IP through other non-gaming channels."

There's not any new information as such in Furukawa's answer, but nothing to match Bloomberg's reporting of 'declined to comment'. Definitely a point to the Bloomberg sceptics out there

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BruceCM

Well, such companies are often taking on people, @TSR3 .... Just like other companies do, really, only it's not as interesting

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