REPORT: One of the Switch’s supposed “Wii U ports” is actually a sequel


A handful of Wii U ports are reported to be coming to Switch, but one of them may actually be a sequel rather than an enhanced version of an old game.

Emily Rogers, who has an iffy track record with Nintendo leaks but who has also been quite accurate with her Switch reports thus far, made this claim on Twitter.

“One of the previously rumored Wii U ports for Switch is not a port”, she said, while adding that Mario Kart is not the game that she is referring to.

That leaves us with a few options. Here are the Wii U ports that are rumored to be making their way to Nintendo’s next console:

  • Mario Kart 8
  • Splatoon
  • Super Smash Bros.
  • Mario Maker
  • Xenoblade Chronicles X

Xenoblade is already reported to have a sequel in development, so we can scratch that off the list of potential candidates, while Mario Maker seems like a pretty complete game as is. It could be possible that an entirely new version of the Mario level creator is the game that Rogers is referring to, though, as Nintendo may be wary of releasing the same game on three platforms.

That leaves us with two other possibilities: Smash and Splatoon.

Liam Robertson, another leaker with a relatively shaky history, has come out and claimed that Splatoon’s “leaked working title didn’t indicate it was a sequel”, but that “maybe Nintendo is billing it as one now”.

If not, will Smash Bros actually get an entirely new entry on Switch?

Well, maybe we’ll know the answer to all of that in a few short hours, as Nintendo readies to announce a ton of Switch news tonight at its presentation.

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