Nintendo has recently placed the card close to its chest and has chosen to keep most of its upcoming Nintendo Switch projects secret. However, the company definitely has some big games scheduled to be released in 2021. It’s just a matter of what those games are. Nintendo itself is still silent about its 2021 plans, but it’s possible that some of the Nintendo Switch games coming out this year have been leaked online.
This potential leak comes from Twitter user PH Brazil, who leaked Nintendo news accurately in the past. PH Brazil did not say anything explicitly, but shared images representing the four Nintendo franchises with the caption “Feliz 2021”. After that, PH Brazil followed up with another tweet from yet another Nintendo franchise. Many online seem to think that PH Brazil suggests that these games or franchises will be featured on Nintendo Switch in 2021.
The first image is from the trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2. 2021 is the 35th anniversary of the Zelda franchise, and many expect Nintendo to celebrate with a major game release. There seems to be no better way to make Zelda’s anniversary more memorable than the long-awaited release date of Breath of the Wild 2.
— PH Brazil (@phluttilippe) December 31, 2020
Meanwhile, the other three franchises from the first tweet are Splatoon, Metroid, and Fire Emblem. Splatoon 3 seems a bit early, so Nintendo may be planning to expand Splatoon 2. Also, Nintendo’s support for Splatoon 2 dropped significantly last year, so it may be necessary to release Splatoon 3. As far as Metroid is concerned, the tweet may refer to Metroid Prime 4, but other rumors say the game is still a few years away from its release. Perhaps PH Brazil refers to the rumored 2D Metroid game, but that’s just a guess at this point.
Fire Emblem: ThreeHouse was just launched in 2019, so it’s hard to believe that a new Fire Emblem game is already on the Nintendo Switch. Again, new Fire Emblem games tend to be released every two to three years, so that’s exactly what fans have.
And finally, PH Brazil referred to the remake of the rumored Pokemon Diamond and Pearl in the image of Dialga. Fans shouldn’t put too much inventory on them without adding context for these images and tweets, but how close they are to these images when the entire 2021 game lineup for Switch is over. It will be interesting to see if it matches.
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