Nintendo Switch updates: New 'Zelda' game, 'Mario' titles speculated to roll out with the hybrid console

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The launch of the much-awaited Nintendo Switch is just around the corner, so it is no surprise that there have been a lot of fans speculating and wondering what Nintendo will have to offer in terms of launch titles for the said console.

When Nintendo released the Nintendo Switch announcement video, the first game that was seen playing in the background was the upcoming "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild," so it is no surprise that a lot of fans are hoping that the game would also be released during the console's launch.

For quite some time, there have been rumors that since the Nintendo Switch will be released around March, and since Nintendo has been having problems with development for "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild," the game will be released a few months after the Switch rolls out.

The good news is that there have been new rumors claiming that the game will most likely be a launch title. Even known Nintendo leaker Laura Kate Dale has retracted her earlier statement about the release date of "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild." Now, she says the game will launch when Switch does.

In a report from Tech.Mic, there are three "Mario" titles that gamers are hoping to also be announced for Nintendo Switch.

"Mario Kart 8" which was seen in the Nintendo Switch trailer, seems almost confirmed for the console, but fans are also interested if the console would have a backward compatibility with the Wii U. "Super Smash Bros. 4" is another title that will reportedly launch on the Nintendo Switch. It was also said that there will be a new "Super Mario Bros." title from Nintendo that will roll out with the game.

The more information about the Nintendo Switch will be announced on Jan. 12, so fans will know more about the specs and price of the hybrid console, as well as the titles that will be available on it.