November 30, 2023

Practically seven years in the past, Nintendo shared a trailer on YouTube revealing the Swap. There was not a press convention or perhaps a livestream — only a trailer showcasing the hybrid design of the brand new console. Ultimately, that trailer racked up over 50 million views, making it the second most-watched video on Nintendo’s YouTube channel. However earlier this week, Nintendo made the trailer personal, and it has followers curious if Swap 2 information is coming quickly.

The disappearance of the trailer was first reported on the ResetEra boards (through Kotaku). As the unique poster notes, it’s attainable (or maybe even possible) that that is nothing greater than a music licensing subject. The unique trailer options the track Ha Ha Ha Ha (Yeah) by White Denim, and Nintendo actually didn’t license the track in perpetuity.

The trailer would have been up for seven years as of this Friday, October 20, so Nintendo could have wished to get forward of any potential issues by making the video personal. There’s an opportunity that the video will reappear with new music within the coming days.

Within the meantime, GameSpot’s reupload of the Nintendo Swap reveal trailer continues to be up:

That stated, it’s far more enjoyable to imagine that this has one thing to do with the upcoming arrival of the Swap 2. Nintendo does pretty much as good of a job as any firm of maintaining its bulletins underneath wraps, however the rumor mill has been churning. In latest weeks, we’ve seen the possible tough draft of the Swap 2’s design, a leak regarding the next-gen console’s value and launch date, and a few hints in regards to the energy of the Swap 2.

At this level, I might be shocked if the reveal of the Swap 2 didn’t occur inside the subsequent 12 months. Sadly, the possibilities of that reveal coming within the subsequent few weeks are slim. In spite of everything, Nintendo nonetheless has a number of main Swap releases to advertise, together with Tremendous Mario Bros. Marvel and Tremendous Mario RPG this fall, in addition to Princess Peach: Showtime! subsequent spring.

Plus, Nintendo has made it abundantly clear on a couple of event that it has no plans to announce new {hardware} this fiscal 12 months, which ends on March 31, 2024. Certain, Nintendo would possibly be making an attempt to throw us off the scent, however spring 2024 is probably going the earliest that we’ll hear something official in regards to the Swap 2. However that received’t cease the leaks.