Nintendo Switch 2 will get backwards compatibility with physical and digital copies of games, as well as “improved” older games

The next console from Nintendo will reportedly be backwards compatible with both physical and digital copies of games.

This was reported by Brazilian site Universo Nintendo, which has in the past repeatedly published correct information about a number of Nintendo Direct presentations and the official title of Sonic X Shadow Generations prior to the announcement.

Centro Leaks’ Twitter account shared a translation of the details, which suggests that original Nintendo Switch games will be able to run on the company’s next console from both cartridge and eShop.

Developers will allegedly also be able to “enhance” games released for the original Nintendo Switch to take advantage of the Switch 2’s extra performance. This coincides with previous reports that Nintendo was showing off a “boosted” version of The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild running on the new hardware.

The Nintendo Switch 2, or whatever it’s called, has been the subject of many rumors in recent months. One survey of developers revealed that 8% of them are already working on games for the Switch successor. Another analyst claimed that the console will come out this year with an 8-inch LCD screen.

We’ll only know for sure when Nintendo sees fit to reveal the details, but given the shaft of rumors, it’s clear they’re cooking up something big.


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