Gamescom 2023 took place in Cologne last month, where visitors could play Pikmin 4 or Super Mario Kart 8 Deluxe at the Nintendo booth. Now it has become known that at this exhibition Nintendo showed the Switch 2 console to its partners behind closed doors and demonstrated the technical capabilities of the device.
According to the report, Nintendo showed developers several games, including an improved version of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, optimized for the more powerful Switch 2 hardware. Nintendo has not yet publicly announced when the new game might be released. consoles, but this is likely to happen next year. Showing a device to third-party developers can be an indication that the console is in the final stages of development.
According to the source, the most likely option is that Switch 2 will be presented to the general public in the second half of 2024. At the same time, some key partners of the Japanese company have already received development kits. Previously, there were rumors that the Switch 2 will come with an OLED display and that the console will cost around $400.