Rumors about a Switch successor have been getting louder in recent months, and now some new Nintendo footage has been discovered.
The new concept and design from Nintendo was discovered on the World Intellectual Property Organization’s website, which the video game giant originally unveiled on November 11, 2022.
It was shared publicly earlier this week on October 26, 2023, and while it’s best to temper your expectations, a file that immediately got some Nintendo fans excited, “Detachable device with two screens“It’s a bit like the 3DS.
You can see the concept above and below, and here are the full details:
“This electronic device consists of a first device and a second device. The first device and the second device may be separately connected to each other. The first device includes a first surface, a first screen, and a first communication unit disposed on the first surface. The second device includes a second surface and a second display screen disposed on the second surface, a second surface located behind the second surface, and a second communication unit located on the second rear surface. The second communication unit may be connected to the first communication unit in the first direction or opposite to the second direction in the first communication state in which it was established. When the second contact portion is connected to the first contact portion on the first side, the second is positioned to cover the first screen. In a second connection state where the second contact portion is connected to the first contact portion on the second side, the second is positioned such that it does not cover the first display.
Some other Nintendo files seem to specify how the system’s fans, buttons, and display connect to the device.
Please note that such registrations and patents do not necessarily guarantee future news or products. Companies, including Nintendo, often do this to protect their own ideas and may later revise the ideas.
It’s worth noting that the dual-screen device wasn’t the subject of recent rumors about the Switch’s alleged successor.
In fact, recent rumors in September suggested that a Switch successor would be presented to select developers at this year’s Gamescom. Additionally, a Zelda: Breath of the Wild technical demo is claimed to be running in 4K and 60 frames per second.