Nintendo Switch 2 rumored to bring backward compatibility

Nintendo Switch 2 rumored to bring backward compatibility


12 February 2024

Backward compatibility for hard and digital game copies is expected in the successor to Nintendo Switch.

Universo Nintendo, a Brazilian website, has previously reported accurate information about Nintendo Direct presentations and the official title of Sonic X Shadow Generations prior to its reveal.

According to a translation published on Twitter by Centro Leaks, original Nintendo Switch titles will be playable on the company's future console, regardless of whether they were purchased on a cartridge or through the eShop.

Developers can also reportedly "enhance" games released on the first Nintendo Switch to take advantage of the Switch 2's increased processing capability. This confirms prior claims that Nintendo demonstrated a "souped-up" version of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on the new hardware.

The Nintendo Switch 2 - or whatever it's named - has been the subject of a frenzy of rumors in recent months. According to an industry poll, 8% of game developers are already working on projects for the Switch successor. According to one expert, the console will use an 8-inch LCD screen instead of the OLED display found on the original Switch.

We won't know for sure until the Big N decides to reveal more information, but with so much rumors circulating, it's evident that the firm is planning something big. If 2024 is the Nintendo Switch's final year as the company's main priority, it's shaping up to go out with a little bang thanks to the release of a Paper Mario remake, a Princess Peach solo adventure, and many more future Switch games.

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