The Nintendo Switch phenomenon began with The Legend of Zelda and in Nintendo’s internal studios it could end with the same series, more specifically with the arrival of Tears of the Kingdom, a sequel to Breath of the Wild.
Launched on March 3, 2017, the Nintendo Switch will soon complete 6 years in stores and with The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom scheduled for May 12 this year, Link’s return could go down as a swan song for the console, the last major title developed by the company’s studios. platform interior.
While the conversation is growing about the Switch’s successor, Christopher Dring and Andy Robinson, two of today’s most respected journalists and frequent sources of first-hand information, suggest that Nintendo is already preparing for the arrival of a new console and will focus its next major effort on it.
According to his sources, Dring says that after Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Nintendo doesn’t have major releases scheduled for that long, while Robinson commented that “from what I’ve heard, I wouldn’t be surprised if Nintendo starts talking about a new console in 2024. I’m convinced it doesn’t anymore.” There are great first-party titles other than Zelda on Switch.”
After the next release of The Legend of Zelda, Nintendo will continue to release games like Pikmin 4 and Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe, but these are not projects on the scale and scale of Tears of the Kingdom or a new 3D Super Mario game.
From what I hear I wouldn’t be surprised if Nintendo started talking about new hardware by 2024. I’m not convinced there’s another huge first-party game other than Zelda on the Switch (the usual Nintendo prediction warnings apply…) https://t.co/96CSoLd0Dn
– Andy Robinson (AndyPlaytonic) December 29, 2022
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