Latest rumors suggest the new Mario game might be one of the earliest Nintendo Switch 2 exclusives
A widely recognized figure within Nintendo's inner circles has dropped intriguing hints about a significant upcoming Mario game currently in the works at Nintendo. The highly anticipated game is rumored to be in development for the speculated “Switch 2,” which enthusiasts online speculate could be the next iteration of the beloved console. It's not a big surprise, but there’s more to the claim.
Nintendo Switch 2 🔥 concept pic.twitter.com/y3ChmTB4M7
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The New Mario Game Could Be Made Using Unreal Engine 4
As the rumor goes, the game is labeled as ‘brand new' and ‘significant,' and it's being developed using Unreal Engine 4. This is supposedly part of a broader partnership between Nintendo and the creators of Unreal Engine, Epic Games. The source indicates that this collaboration will lead to the production of additional Nintendo titles that will harness the capabilities of Unreal Engine.
New rumors (take with a grain of salt) have the Nintendo Switch 2 or next-gen Switch at $399.99 with a Unreal Engine x Nintendo partership? Hypothetically speaking, how do you feel about that price if the system was up to snuff specs wise for a hybrid system? pic.twitter.com/DSgh3A3grG
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“A little birdie has told me that a brand new major Mario title in the works for Nintendo's next system will be using Unreal Engine 4,” the insider said. “Here's hoping that's one of the first games we see running on this thing.”
Who Made The Leak?
These claims have been made by Zippo, who has a remarkable track record of making high-profile Nintendo leaks. He successfully predicted the schedule for the first Nintendo Direct in 2022, for example, but also drew severe backlash for some wrong predictions like the announcement of the Chrono Trigger remake in the latest Nintendo Direct. We, therefore, advise you to take this information with a grain of salt. Nintendo is yet to address these claims.