A prolific Pokémon leaker claims that the Nintendo Switch 2 will be a true next-gen console. Known for accurately leaking every announcement of the recent Pokémon Presents, the leaker clarified that the upcoming system isn’t just a revision like last year’s Switch OLED:
Replying to their previous post on 4Chan (via Centro LEAKS), the anonymous leaker claimed they wouldn’t be giving away any more information. However, before riding into the sunset, the leaker did clarify some aspects of their previous report. This includes the Switch 2, or whatever it ends up being called, being a true next-gen successor.
Fans were initially confused as the leaker used Japanese characters to say that the new system is next-gen. Now that translators have determined that it means next-generation, we’re looking forward to what this new system has to offer. While better graphics and hardware for games are good, backward-compatibility is a must, given how prolific the Switch is.
Curious gamers should still take this with a grain of salt since leaks regarding the Switch 2 haven’t led to anything fruitful yet. However, it is worth noting that this leaker correctly predicted all of the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet news from this week’s Pokémon Presents. There’s definitely some credence here but not enough to bet any houses on.
As far as the other leaks go, the leaker also claims that more Pokémon Scarlet and Violet DLC is coming after The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero. Despite being a two-part DLC expansion like Sword and Shield before it, the leaker says there’s more content coming in 2024. It would be the first time Pokémon got two major DLC expansions so take that with an even greater pinch of salt.
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If these leaks end up coming true, we might actually get a next-gen Switch 2 by the end of the year. Should the news prove to be false, fans can still play Pokémon Scarlet and Violet on their current-gen Switch systems right now.