Rumor: GameStop Leak Shows Planned Nintendo Switch Games

In a post on the Nintendo Switch subreddit, an image has surfaced showing the games Gamestop Germany currently has in their system for the Nintendo Switch. You can see the image below.

While the list includes games previously announced and shown in the console’s reveal trailer, some games come with some surprise. For example, the first game listed is Dragon Quest X. While the MMO has been confirmed for the Nintendo Switch, the game has been Japan only since its release.

Does this mean a western release is on the way? Along with this listing are two Sonic listings (one the previously announced Sonic 2017, the other most likely Sonic Mania), five placeholders, Monster Hunter, and Dragon Quest XI.

While the dates and prices shown may be placeholders, we’ll see if this rumor holds any water Thursday night during Nintendo’s official press conference for the system.

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  • wombat

    “You can see the image above.”

    Nope? Unless you mean in the link.

    That said, I saw this image yesterday and I don’t know… DQX and DQXI are making me doubt this leak, moreso than MH (which is very much possible). If it’s true I’ll be the happiest panda ever.

  • Mr0303

    DQX makes sense. An MMO needs as many players as possible and it would be pretty stupid to limit it to the Japanese market.

  • Matthew Sigler

    Fixed

  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    Nintendo seems to have put all their faith in “Platzhalter”

  • Zack

    Monster Hunter has a PEGI rating of 18…? Still, though, this is probably all legit.

  • totenglocke

    Why would you doubt Dragon Quest XI? They’re already making it for the 3DS and Switch has no problem running Unreal engine games (per reports from developers).

  • Uncle Ocelot

    I’m doubting this based on DQX but we’ll see in a few days.

  • RHELSAGE

    Gotta love the entries:
    Nintendo Switch Sonic
    Nintendo Switch Mario
    Nintendo Switch NBA

    Don’t even bother with names, just ‘there’s gonna be a Mario, Sonic, and Sports game’ on the switch regardless of title. Pretty much a given. I do notice a distinct lack of two things though: games I want to play, and a Metroid game.

  • Bitterbear

    It’s Europe, even getting a sunburn will get you a PEGI 18.

  • sAy_YaS

    Its always the same lineup for Nintendo hardware since the Wii:
    Mario
    Zelda
    Mario
    Mario
    Mario
    Zelda
    Ubisoft shovelware

  • Audie Bakerson

    I doubt this is real purely because Switch Splatoon is a new game (notice the pants) and no company, even Nintendo, would never call it just “Splatoon” this soon.

  • Tristan (Chili1)

    >implying the Switch isn’t also replacing the 3DS
    I’d expect Etrian Odyssey, Shin Megami Tensei, Fire Emblem, Pokemon, and a shitload of other titles incoming.

  • AR7777

    I don’t know why Nintendo’s been so secretive about the switch after they were so quick to announce it (as NX) in march 2015.
    It has only led to people being anxious and having an above average rumor mill around it.

    I also think that early announcement really destroyed any chances the WiiU had of succeeding. WiiU was on life support and instead of trying to save it they went and announced NX.

    That dull look, terrible control, a tablet, bad name.
    The Switch is giving me some vibes from the time the WiiU was released

  • Tristan (Chili1)

    FAKE

  • BeholdMyPower

    What a lame lineup – if true. Honestly my expectations are scattered all over the floor at this point.

  • Migi

    Nintendo’s new console, the Censorship Switch!
    ”Will include butchered games for all SJW/Feminists bitches to enjoy”

    First party line-up from Nintendo is always great… it just sucks it’s on an console nobody plays.

  • AR7777

    We’ll know in a few days if it’s fake or not.

  • AR7777

    Nintendo’s library since N64 has been a disaster on home consoles.
    The reason I haven’t bought their systems since SNES.
    I actually bought a Wii since my friend knew how to soft mod them.
    Used it for less than a year and now it’s just inside the box.

  • AR7777

    Their first party titles are not even that good anymore.
    They would sell like crazy anyway of course

  • AR7777

    How I feel about the Switch right now is that I’d be willing to buy it for the right price, and according to the rumors Nintendo is going to do the right thing in that department.
    The problem I have is that there will most likely be a “new” form of switch in a year or two that will be better and I don’t wanna go through that shit again.

  • BlueSkromanticies

    Mario, Sonic and NBA.

    How…..innovative.

  • BlueSkromanticies
  • porkbun

    yeah I’m calling this fake. I’ve seen two pics of suppoed leaked lineup and they are all 4chan fake.

  • Fake. Why is MH rated pegi 18?

  • Fandangle

    They have good games too, it’s just that current gaming culture is very “surface level” meaning that most people, like you only care about games that are constantly marketed towards you. Smaller scale or more niche games almost never pass your radar it seems.

  • Obbliglol

    If there’s no Pokemon, I just don’t care.

  • No_Good_Names_Ever

    Well it’s EU and Germany is a major player in Sweden YES.

  • Fandangle

    Assuming it’s real, it’s more than likely a placeholder rating. Or they could have actually done something to bump the rating up in europe, god knows the politics over there is a cesspit these days with content control laws coming out left and right.

  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    a lot of people seem to think that third party only means western developers

  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    kind of a contradictory statement

  • Eden

    If Pokemon Stars is a real thing (Which is said to have some new features and pokemon, but is just Sun and Moon on the Switch). it’s 100% possible for Nintendo to do the same thing and make Splatoon for Switch with some bonus features/additions.

  • Noah Howard

    I suggest taking these with a grain of salt. A similar rumor is that the new Arkham game will be on the switch and the Youtuber I heard it from, Knightwing01, knows that this “leak” may not have an ounce of truth to it!

  • No_Good_Names_Ever

    It’s Square; it’s impossible to trust them when you’re a fan of Dragon Quest.

  • Eden

    If these are all placeholders it would make sense to just put Sonic, Mario, and NBA as they don’t know the exact titles yet just the IPs/Franchises.

    Dragon Quest X was announced when the Switch was just the NX and they already confirmed it to be coming to the system so that’s why they have a name for it.

  • Eden

    I thought they said DQX was going to be on the NX (Now Switch) during E3 week last year?

  • Eden

    For launch titles (if true) it’s not that bad actually. If this is real I would have to see what those placeholders are before I decide whether I’m getting it or not. I think Nintendo would have me sold if one of the placeholders was Pokemon Stars but I doubt that will actually happen.

  • Fandangle

    “The Switch is giving me some vibes from the time the WiiU was released”
    Because it’s the exact same way they revealed the WiiU

  • No_Good_Names_Ever

    I think he’s talking about the fact it’s on a German site which means it’ll be coming West which SE has been dangling over fans heads for years while not have enough faith in DQ which makes it weird they’d bring over the MMO.

  • DrearierSpider

    What sells a lot is inherently good? Are you retarded?

  • AR7777

    Not really contradictory, lots of games that have a drop in quality still manage to sell well like Diablo 3 FFXIII the new Gran Turismo etc. etc.

    Quality is still up to personal opinion, there are some people who prefer new super mario bros over Mario World for example and that’s why their games even though inferior to what they used to be would sell well.

  • AR7777

    Like a guy in the comments section here said “you didn’t like the wiiu tablet so we are giving you another tablet”

    I don’t understand Nintendo anymore

  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    thats purely subjective, I personally hate Call Of Duty, but I’m not going to say it doesn’t deserve to sell

  • Izzy Lichi

    OMFG DQ10

  • Leandro Teixeira

    Well at least Sega isn’t flooding the PS market with new Sonic games. Good to see they are leaving a milked franchise to the biggest milkers since the 80’s. That much is good if you ask me

  • Sean Sharpe

    While the NSMB games aren’t nearly as good as SMW, the first one and the one for the Wii U actually have some nice level design.

  • Sean Sharpe

    The “tablet” isn’t the controller, like it is for the Wii U.

    It’s part of the handheld unit, that you can hook up to the television and play with a normal controller.

  • David Curry

    There’s never been a good NBA handheld game, so I’m okay with this.

  • tyren02

    Monster Hunter, yes please. Tired of handheld-only.

  • Zombie_Barioth

    Those are place holder titles, that’s just how the system works until a final title is revealed. None of those games were even announced yet.

    They might also purposely not release it so that employees can’t blab to their friends/family about it before its officially announced.

  • Zombie_Barioth

    You know, one thing I thought of that people don’t seem to be talking about, is the game pricing.

    It didn’t dawn on me until I thought about the rumored Pokemon Stars, but are the games going to be priced like a handheld, or a console? That’d be a good $20 difference, and a big price-hike for handheld series if its the latter.

  • Tubsiwub

    Hyped for Mario, ohmigosh.

  • Didney Worl

    Speaking of Mario and the NBA, remember when Nintendo and EA were cool?
    https://youtu.be/NrE1LUCRHZI

  • Didney Worl

    NBA Street Showdown on PSP was pretty good, minus the long load times.
    https://youtu.be/bGilesasPgs

  • David Curry

    Okay that does look decent for an arcade bball game. A ton more effort than this sub-PS2 level garbage
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=redvts7yGeg

  • Tristan (Chili1)

    3D Mario games are typically very innovative

  • Tristan (Chili1)

    EA was never cool

  • Scorching Sirius

    You’ve never heard of brand extension, haven’t you?

  • totenglocke

    Right? People claim that Nintendo doesn’t get third party support, yet ignore the massive third party support for the DS and 3DS because so much of it is Japanese.

  • totenglocke

    Rumor is that Pokémon Stars (“definitive edition” of Sun and Moon) will be a launch title.

  • totenglocke

    Some people just blatantly ignore facts just to hate on something. If the Switch is “just a tablet”, then so are the Vita and PSP.

  • But then why do none of the others have placeholder ratings? I highly doubt MH would have an 18 PEGI rating simply because it’s basically impossible to get a quick PEGI rating. In these cases, the placeholder would have to be what they’re aiming for, which makes no sense on Nintendo/Capcom’s part.

  • Travis Touchdown

    My guess?

    Fifty bucks.

  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    The 3DS doesnt just owe its success to first party titles

  • Zanard Bell

    NBA and Skyrim for third party? It wouldn’t make a dent, to be honest. Unless we see something really out of the ballpark, like Mass Effect, Far Cry or heck, even the odd Assassin’s Creed confirmed for the Switch, then their reliance to tricking people into believing 3rd party devs will support Nintendo by posting a six-year old game and a yearly franchise isn’t going to convince me.

  • Sean Sharpe

    Yep. I mean, hell, I plan to get one Day One, and I can think of better reasons to hate on it.

  • Zombie_Barioth

    Could be, they did that with the Wii.

    They could also do a more flexible price tier system, so ‘handheld’ games can remain at a budget price.

  • LaserCatsAreAwesome

    What are you talking about when Sonic Mania and that Project 2017 game are coming to the PS4? I’d also say that Mania looks like a big dose of anti-milking and the opposite of garbage like Sonic 4, it does remain to seen with that other game but I have a feeling it’s going to be another typical Sonic Team botchjob.

  • LaserCatsAreAwesome

    Meh even if it was all those games it would still be trick as Mass Effect and Assassin’s Creed were paraded around for the Wii U’s “strong” 3rd party support. Still you have to wonder how that will even matter when the Switch won’t be able to match Xbone/PS4 capabilities so it having those games will only matter if the Switch has a massive market that doesn’t own those two consoles but would also like to play those sorts of games which is a very similar card to the one they tired with the Wii U and fucked up spectacularly.

  • catazxy

    Could be fake….but we were something most of these games…

  • Feniks

    It always intrigued me why nobody calls out Nintendo for rehashing and milking their IPs. They’ve been making Pokémon, Zelda and Mario games for decades.

  • Feniks

    Must be some secret project ;)

  • Leandro Teixeira

    What I’m saying is that Sega no longer takes full focus on Sonic games for the PS Market, back on the PS2 and the earlier PS3 years Sonic was basicly the only thing they gave us, now the PS4 Market is getting better games like the Yakuza Games without a delay of almost half a decade, Project DIVA and other really cool titles, even the PS3 got Sega’s attention. It finally feels that Sega is waking up after a 10 year break

  • sAy_YaS

    You dont know a thing about me, my friend. Smaller scale/niche games are what im all about.

  • sAy_YaS

    Same here but at launch?

  • Travis Touchdown

    I am expecting this, actually. We already saw this with Wii U games. Kirby and Rainbow Curse launched at forty, Star Fox and Tropical Freeze launched at fifty…

  • Uncle Ocelot

    I’m referring to the possibility of a localisation.

  • John Smith.

    I spy with my little eyes, five space holders for games on that list.
    I also notice a lot of the games on that list is just ports of games already released for older systems.
    Way to go Nintendon’t!

  • Trouble Man

    “nobody”

  • larverto365

    Hopefully there’s some Fire Emblem on this console as well.

  • DariusQ

    Splatoon alone has peeked my interest. Local play means no more rage quitters and no more dumbass randoms running around while your team is losing.

  • The Clansman

    Damn fucking right, and that’s mostly why I’m interested in this, everyone seems to only think about the new Mario and the ability to play shitty western multiplats at sub 30 fps with low settings.

  • Zombie_Barioth

    You’re right. Wind Waker was also $50 come to think of it.

    Not to mention their handhelds have done it for years. Games like Animal Crossing or Pokemon have typically been $5 cheaper.

  • Fandangle

    “Smaller scale/niche games are what im all about.”
    Then you’d love games like Opoona, Trauma center, Sin and Punishment, Pandora’s Tower, The Last Story, Xenoblade, Baroque, Phantom Brave, and others. They were all some of my favorite games of last generation. Also some of the lowest selling and underrated games of last generation too because people think that the Wii only had Mario and zelda on it for some reason.

  • Fandangle

    Well, the general idea of the WiiU is good. IMO they should have just released the switch as an upgraded WiiU tablet so WiiU owners wont feel so left out and betrayed.

  • Chad Tyler Meadows

    Laaaame. Same old shit. Nothing new. Haven’t bought a Nintendo console since the n64. Haven’t missed anything worthwhile far as I’m concerned.

  • Chad Tyler Meadows

    Why? So those treehouse cucks can butcher it some more? No thanks.

  • sAy_YaS

    Understandable, but the Wii was overloaded with shovelware from hell. I used to sell them and it always irrated me that people would choose a $15 garbage title (at the time Chicken Shoot was popular) than a quality $50 game.