Yesterday, the Lootpots Twitter account tweeted that a UK-based online retailer accidentally leaked possible release dates for a few upcoming Nintendo Switch titles. The post came with a link to their article that discussed what Nintendo Switch titles received these accidental release dates and more.
You can view their article by clicking here.
Each game’s release date was cited on individual product listing page dedicated to each game. On that note, by clicking on each’s titles name above, you’ll be able to see the release dates for yourself. Be aware that these pages may be taken down or revised based on base.com‘s decision.
If we were to take base.com’s listings as fact, then that would mean Nintendo plans to release the spooky, ghostly title Luigi’s Mansion 3 on July 19th, meaning it would be a Summer release instead of Fall. The timing for this release alone seems odd–considering a release near October would be a better fit for the title.
Moreover, Animal Crossing’s product listing page, conflicts with the video-game store discussion article we reported on awhile back that said the game would release on April 29th, 2019. The release date base.com set for Animal Crossing for Nintendo Switch states the game will release on September 19th, 2019 which is contrary to the individuals claims in the April 29th rumor.
As for their “Welcome to Animal Crossing” title, keep in mind that that’s simply based on the logo alone and may not be the game’s official title. This goes hand in hand with Luigi’s Mansion 3–since Nintendo’s first YouTube trailer (and video’s title) for the game states that the Luigi’s Mansion 3 name is simply a “working title,” meaning, it may not be the game official name.
As for Daemon X Machina’s product listings for the website, it appears this game may release sooner than some may have anticipated. As shown in the image above, base.com states Daemon X Machina’s will release on May 24th, 2019.
To have a brand-new IP release near Summer seems fitting considering how we had ARMS release on June 16th, 2017. Honestly, it’ll be interesting to see it release this soon–if these “rumor” release dates are true.
Lootpots.com also states that they discovered another release data for the new Shin Megami Tensei title (trailer footage via the AtlusUSA YouTube channel) that was initially revealed during the 2017 January Nintendo Switch presentation (footage via Nintendo.com).
According to lootpots.com, they report that Shin Megami Tensei received a December 30th, 2019 release date, but like lootpots.com, I assume this is simply a placeholder date. Interestingly, they believe the other release dates for Luigi’s Mansion 3, Animal Crossing, and Daemon X Machina could be real because they coincide “with Nintendo’s usual pattern of Friday releases.”
Although these release dates may sound exciting to some, I believe this whole release date fiasco should be taken lightly. The reason’s because lootpots.com discovered that Metroid Prime 4, that Nintendo delayed, has a scheduled 2019 release on base.com’s website, being December 7th, 2019. Not related to the article, but if Metroid Prime 4 wasn’t delayed and was released on base.com’s listed date, than it would release one-year after Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Regardless, I believe fans shouldn’t get their hopes up. The few pieces of evidence reported above could make these listings feel inaccurate. Waiting for Nintendo to reveal these titles release dates publicly, is our most credible shot at figuring out when these games above will come out. If anything, we’ll be sure to keep you posted when more release date news for these and other Nintendo titles are publicly shared.