Nintendo Switch Leak Reveals Xbox Games Are Coming Soon. A new Nintendo Switch leak has accidentally revealed five new games coming to the Switch, Switch Lite and the Switch OLED. The five games in question come the way of Bethesda and id Software, which means they technically come from Xbox, which owns Bethesda and id Software.
More specifically, the leak has revealed that the aforementioned pair are bringing five different DOOM games to the Nintendo Switch as a single collection. And if the collection sounds familiar, it’s because it’s been available on PS4 and Xbox One, and according to Best Buy, it’s now coming to the Nintendo Switch as well.
Xbox Games Are Coming Soon
Nintendo announced this OLED Switch in a tweet that explained some of its new features and showed off a new black-and-white colorway. So yes, it’s not a Nintendo Switch 2, but we have a release date, specs, and features for the OLED Switch below. In addition, you can read both the official Switch OLED news and the rumors about a fully revamped Switch, which may still be on the way below.
- The Nintendo Switch OLED model has been revealed, it’s coming in October.
- A new leak has claimed a new Nintendo Switch could be released in September; it could be the so-called Nintendo Switch Pro or even the Nintendo Switch 2.
- A new dive into the latest Nintendo Switch firmware has revealed code that further hints at a 4K Switch, possibly the Switch 2.
The OLED Switch is coming out on October 8, 2021. Previous rumors about the 4K Nintendo Switch read as such:
Citing a Taipei-based report out of the Economic Daily News, The Edge Markets reported that a new version of Nintendo’s popular hybrid console could arrive by early 2021 — which didn’t happen. However, a Bloomberg report quickly followed up that suggests that the new Switch could arrive next year, complete with 4K support and an expansive new games lineup.
A subsequent Bloomberg report claimed that developers are being asked to make their Nintendo Switch games playable in 4K, adding further weight to the possibility of an upcoming hardware upgrade. However, they announced no such 4K support.
Economic Daily News later reported that Nintendo was still planning a 2021 launch and visiting companies in Taiwan to obtain displays for the new console. And recent claims by Dr. Serkan Toto of Japanese-based consultancy firm Kantan Games echo the others, claiming we’ll see a 4K Switch system this year.
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Here’s a look at when every version of the Switch has launched so far. Looking at these days, it’s possible we could see an updated Switch by 2021 to coincide with the system’s fourth anniversary.
According to the Best Buy listing — which has yet to be pulled — the collection, The DOOM Slayers Collection, includes DOOM, DOOM 2, DOOM 3, and 2016’s DOOM reboot. In addition to this, it also includes DOOM 64, which the collection doesn’t have on PS4 and Xbox One. For these fives games, Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite users will need to fork over $50, which equates to about $10 a game. This may seem like a steal, but it’s not really.
While 2016’s DOOM’s normally costs $40 on Switch, it’s on sale for $30. Meanwhile, all of the other games only cost $5 and regularly go on sale as well. With the DOOM sale, you can currently buy each game piecemeal for the same price. Without the sale, you’d save $10.
At the moment of publishing, none of this has been officially announced. Bethesda hasn’t commented on the Best Buy leak, and it probably won’t, as this is likely a Gamescom 2021 announcement. And if it’s not a Gamescom announcement, it’s still an imminent announcement. Not only does the listing going live suggest an announcement is imminent, but the listing mentions a September 2 release date, so it has to be an imminent announcement.
New Nintendo Switch 2 is out of the box.
Then, a Bloomberg report claimed a 4K Nintendo Switch could be on its way this year. That resolution didn’t happen, but most of the other rumored features came true.
Nikkei Asia wrote that Nintendo plans to produce another 30 million Switches by March 2022. That could have been speaking to all models overall, but now it just seems like it could be referring to how the original Switch is staying in the lineup as the more affordable model.
- Nintendo Switch: March 3, 2017
- Nintendo Switch (upgraded battery): August 2019
- Nintendo Switch Lite: September 20, 2019
- Nintendo Switch OLED: October 8, 2021
Analyst Matthew Kanterman of Bloomberg Intelligence believed the Switch Pro would be at least $100 more expensive than the current model. “$349.99 will increase the value proposition of the device, but I still think Nintendo can drive strong demand even at $399.99.”
It’s not just Kanterman. In an interview with Gamesindustry.biz, Japan-based games consultant Serkan Toto guessed that the Switch Pro would cost around $399, which may be the same console like the Switch 2, and therefore the same price, or a different higher spec version, in which case the Switch 2 itself will likely cost less.
The bottom Line
If you were waiting for 4K, you might be disappointed, but if you wanted a better screen for on-the-go gaming, you’re probably elated. We’re pretty jazzed about the new kickstand, to be honest, though that doesn’t really scream “Nintendo Switch Pro,” either.
Regardless, the Nintendo Switch is still a stellar games console, with its hybrid design and excellent games. The Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite are at the top of our list for the best handheld gaming consoles. And as such, we expect them to continue to get supported for years to come. If you’ve not got onboard the Switch train, then now is as good as time as any; you can do so with confidence that it won’t replace it anytime soon.