A huge new Nintendo leak is surfacing that sheds light on the future of Mario Kart, Metroid, Smash Bros. and more!
Nintendo is a company that suffers from its fair share of leaks. However, there are also more than a few fake Nintendo leaks that float around the internet at all times.
Normally, we’d call a leak of this scale fake without reading too much into it. But a few months after the claim was made, it’s beginning to look more and more legit.
It seems that this 4Chan user may have insider knowledge as they’ve successfully predicted some of this year’s biggest announcements already. And if it turns out that this leak is true, it’s going to be a big year for Nintendo fans.
Especially with the upcoming 4K Nintendo Switch Pro model set to launch in 2021 as well.
Major Nintendo Leak Confirms New Mario Kart, Zelda, Metroid & More
According to this 4Chan user, Nintendo’s 2021 plans include a new Mario Kart, Zelda, Metroid, Fire Emblem, and more. The user was even able to reveal 2 new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate characters dropping in Fighters Pass 2.
In the post made to /v/, an anonymous user reveals that 2021 will be the year of anniversaries for Nintendo. The leaker goes on to confirm that the following reveals will be made in no particular order, and some may actually arrive in early 2022.
And before we jump to calling the leak fake, here are the predictions that the leaker has already been correct about, since the post in January. Many of these were only confirmed in Nintendo’s February Direct, or in the following Pokemon Direct.
- Mario Golf (developed by Camelot)
- Skyward Sword HD
- Pokemon Diamond and Pearl Remakes
- Famicom Detective Series
- Ninja Gaiden Sigma Trilogy
On top of these already correct announcements, the 4Chan user predicts that Mario Kart 9 will officially be revealed this year. This is exciting news, particularly as Nintendo has been hanging on to Mario Kart 8 since 2014.
The user also confirms what we already know – that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2‘s release date will be in 2021. They believe that a full reveal and release should be coming later in 2021.
Also for Zelda fans, the leaker reveals that Grezzo, developer of Link’s Awakening Switch port and both Majora’s Mask and Tri Force Heroes for 3DS, is busy once again. Allegedly, the developer is hard at work on another Zelda title, most likely a remake of an older game.
Strangely, the leaker didn’t reveal anything about one of Nintendo’s biggest surprise reveals from the following month!
Another major reveal coming from this Nintendo leak is that there’s a new 2D Metroid game in the works. This is allegedly in production by Metroid: Samus Returns developer Mercury Steam and is releasing ‘very soon.’
Also exciting Metroid fans is the possibility of a Metroid Prime Trilogy release for Nintendo Switch. This collection feels long overdue, particularly as we’re still waiting to hear more about Metroid Prime 4.
Finally, the 4Chan user reveals an upcoming Kirby game is in the works, as well as a Dark Souls 2 port for Nintendo Switch.
New Super Smash Bros. Fighter Leaks
When it comes to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, fans are constantly kept guessing on who’s coming next. But the leaker may have just cleared this up for us.
According to the major Nintendo leak, the next two characters in Smash Ultimate will be Ryu Hayabusa from Ninja Gaiden and Matoi from Phantasy Star Online 2. However, there will also allegedly be other new fighters in development following the conclusion of Fighters Pass 2.
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This isn’t the first Smash Bros. leak to predict Ryu Hayabusa, but we’re not sure about this one. After all, the best time to reveal the popular ninja would surely have been alongside the Ninja Gaiden Trilogy release.
Instead, we got two Xenoblade characters joining Smash Bros. in that same presentation. And there’s a better Smash Bros final characters leak out there that we have our eyes on right now…
We’ll probably have to wait until this major upcoming Nintendo Direct to hear more about what the developer has planned. But with rumors of a Ray-Tracing Nintendo Switch coming out, things are about to get hectic.
In fact, Nintendo’s President is warning fans that a Switch shortage may arrive before the Nintendo Switch Pro.