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It feels like it’s been years since we started speculating about the Nintendo Switch 2, and now, more than ever, it seems like we’re on the brink of the information dump we’ve all been waiting for. Today, let’s quickly delve into a new rumor from multiple sources that has surfaced over the past few days: the potential reveal of the Nintendo Switch 2 in March of this year. So without further delay, let’s review all the information and see if this rumor holds any weight.

Nintendo Switch 2 reveal in March?

The first piece of information comes from prominent Nintendo leaker NateDrake (Nate the Hate) from his recent visit to the Game & Talk Podcast. During the conversation, NateDrake was pretty clear that he believes a Switch 2 reveal is coming soon.

“Nintendo WILL announce the Switch 2 in March. Everything I’m hearing dating back to Gamescom last year has indicated something was happening in March. That talk has resurfaced in the past few weeks, and it is indicating that the Switch 2 is set for a reveal or an announcement in March.”

For those who aren’t familiar with the online leak community, you might be wondering, “Who exactly is NateDrake?” and “Why should I give any weight to these claims?” Well, NateDrake has a one of the more impressive track records of leakers that we have covered in the past. Let’s take a look.

Who is NateDrake (Nate the Hate)

Nate the Hate, known as user NateDrake on the gaming forum ResetEra, previously hinted at an F-Zero game coming in 2023, shared accurate information on the developer working on the upcoming Silent Hill 2 remake, revealed that Nintendo 64, Game Boy, and Game Boy Color games would be coming to Nintendo Switch Online, and has disclosed the dates of several Nintendo Directs before their official announcements.

Datamined files appear to confirm a Hi-Fi Rush Switch release

NateDrake had previously hinted in January that the Xbox exclusive, Hi-Fi Rush, might find its way to the Switch. Recent discoveries from a datamine of a Hi-Fi Rush update appear to all but confirm this prediction as well.

Another source backs up the claim

That brings us to another credible source that appears to support NateDrake’s assertions regarding a March reveal date. Nintendo site Universo Nintendo disclosed that following NateDrake’s remarks, they reached out to their own industry sources who corroborated the timeline.

“Aiming to solidify this statement, I contacted our sources who corroborated the report made by  NateDrake about March, adding that multiple development companies/publishing partners of Nintendo are preparing to announce their projects, and that several retail stores are moving to prepare the start of pre-sales of the system.”

Only time will tell

Amidst all the online buzz surrounding the Nintendo Switch 2, distinguishing fact from fiction seems to be getting harder and harder. So, with that in mind, remember, nothing is confirmed until officially announced by Nintendo. However, with a potential Nintendo Direct coming in February and fresh rumors of a Switch 2 unveiling in March, speculation sure can be a fun way to pass the time as we wait!

Stay tuned, and stay excited!

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Written by Jason Ganos

Nintendo super fan since birth, Jason is the creator of Amiibo News and editor-in-chief at Nintendo Wire. One of his life goals is to provide the latest Nintendo news to fellow gamers with his natural know-how.