A notable Nintendo leaker announced that a new game will be ‘shadowed’ in the next month, promising this will be a surprise.
Kodoani.com – Switch product line of Nintendo pretty strong, with a lot of games to be released this year. This can be seen with the Nintendo Direct rollout in February, which detailed a number of games like Mario Strikers: Battle League, Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes, and Splatoon 3. Most of these titles on Switch will be. launching later this year in Summer. While these are all highly anticipated games in the Switch’s library, the notable Nintendo leaker noted that another is likely to be out pretty soon when it’s announced, with many coming to the conclusion that they are presenting the 1-2-Switch sequel of 2017.
1-2-Switch is a party game released with the launch of the Nintendo Switch, which showcased a lot of the functionality of the console and the Joy-con. More specifically, it demonstrated the Switch’s HD-Rumble and IR Motion Camera features, the latest innovations introduced. This has been demonstrated through the various minigames available in the game, which have earned WarioWare comparisons due to their heavy focus on them. While sales of the game remained steady, topping out at over 3 million copies in 2019, critical reception was mixed due to the lack of progress and content.
Despite this reception, a notable Nintendo leaker seems to indicate that 1-2-Switch will receive a sequel. This leak was posted on Twitter by Samus Hunter, with an extremely vague tweet. It says the game they reveal will be polarizing, but it will be a “shadow” announcement on Nintendo’s social media channels, releasing within a month or two and will be a “surprise” for with everyone.
You May love this upcoming game or hate it but I’m sure its shadowdrop announcement on Nintendo social channels, with a near release date, will surprise Everyone.In One Two months should release, but it all depends on the other digital store approvals.
— Samus Hunter | Nintendo Leak and News Inside (@SamusHunter2) April 4, 2022
While the tweet itself doesn’t explicitly mention a 1-2-Switch sequel, followers of the account have pieced together the tweet’s contextual clues. The “One Two” month is capitalized in the middle of the tweet, with “May” near the top. While the “May” section indicates that the game could release in May, it comes with the statement that the game will either be hated or loved. Pair this with the “One or two” part of the tweet and one can conclude that the game is related to 1-2-Switch, due to its receptivity at launch.
The sequel to 1-2-Switch is quite curious, as many fans are still very indifferent to the game. The Switch has had several other party games that have received better responses from fans and critics like Mario Party Superstars, WarioWare: Get It Together, and the upcoming Nintendo Switch Sports. However, fans should keep their expectations until the official announcement to see if this comes true.
A sequel 1-2-Switch is rumored to be in development.