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Nintendo Switch 2 is getting a sequel we've waited years for

Nintendo Switch 2 is getting a sequel we've waited years for

A huge yipee was sounded by all

In the words of Mario himself, yipee!

A successor to the beloved Nintendo Switch is on the way next year, as was finally recently confirmed by Nintendo.

The Nintendo Switch may hold up very well, but it’s practically ancient for a console. Well, perhaps I’m being a tad dramatic, but it is nine-years-old compared to other current-gen consoles - the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S being in their fourth years.

As such, you can see why there’s an appetite to see the Switch updated with a few new bells and whistles, particularly in terms of the framerate it can achieve.

Well, Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa recently took to social media to announce what’s next for the company: “This is Furukawa, President of Nintendo. We will make an announcement about the successor to Nintendo Switch within this fiscal year.”

“It will have been over nine years since we announced the existence of Nintendo Switch back in March 2015. We will be holding a Nintendo Direct this June regarding the Nintendo Switch software lineup for the latter half of 2024, but please be aware that there will be no mention of the Nintendo Switch successor during that presentation,” he continued.

Pokémon Legends Z-A is likely to be one of the console’s launch titles.

Another could be a sequel to one of the Nintendo Switch’s most popular releases as a leaked codename has surfaced online.

Take a look at the aforementioned Pokémon Legends Z-A in action below.

If you own a Nintendo Switch but haven’t played Super Mario Odyssey, I implore you to change that.

It’s both one of the Mario franchise’s and the console’s very best offerings, taking Mario on a hat-tossing, land-hopping adventure.

Leaker Midori has revealed that Nintendo is reportedly working on a project codenamed SPRed with the key information here being that Red is used in the codename of all major Mario titles.

As reported by Metro, Super Mario Odyssey was RedStar whilst Super Mario Bros. Wonder was SecRed but it’s no surprise really that more Mario is on the way.

We can certainly expect this to be a big budget new entry though, compared to, say, recent remake projects like Super Mario RPG and Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.

As for how it's been inferred that SPRed might be an Odyssey sequel, Midori added that Nintendo was working on SilverStar alongside RedStar, which sounds a whole lot like a sequel to Odyssey.

The theory is, and it is just a theory, that SPRed may be an updated codename for SilverStar. Of course, this could be a totally original Mario title so we’ll have to sit tight.

Do take all of this with a pinch of salt until anything is confirmed by Nintendo.

Featured Image Credit: Nintendo

Topics: Nintendo, Nintendo Switch, Mario, Super Mario