According to rumors from specific press sites, Nintendo reportedly showed a demo for the upcoming “Switch 2” during Gamescom. The information comes courtesy of both Eurogamer and the Video Game Chronicle.
Nintendo initially released the hybrid-portable console, the Nintendo Switch, in 2017. Over the last six years, they have released several games on the console, from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Tears of the Kingdom to Metroid Dread to the upcoming Super Mario Bros. Wonder. In the coming months, Nintendo will likely reveal more on their next console and games.
“Nintendo Switch 2” Shown at Gamescom
On September 7, the Video Game Chronicle and Eurogamer released articles about the “Switch 2” being part of Gamescom behind closed doors. Both publications hinted that Nintendo showcased a higher-resolution version of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for the new hardware. Despite this, there is no current indication that Nintendo will rerelease the game for the supposed “Switch 2.”
Another source claims that they showed the Matrix Awakens Unreal Engine 5 tech demo for the Switch 2. The demo, initially released for the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, apparently looked as good as it did on those consoles. Supposedly, the Switch 2 will utilize Nvidia’s DLSS upscaling technology. This tech would allow games, usually at a lower frame rate and quality, to be boosted to a higher resolution despite the lesser hardware.
Rumors that Nintendo would be utilizing DLSS surfaced as far back as 2020. Additionally, earlier this year, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot hinted that Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope would receive an update for the Switch’s successor. Based on the last few years of leaks and new information, it is highly likely that the Nintendo Switch 2 will release in late 2024. Fans should expect Nintendo to release more details of their future hardware in the next few months.