The Nintendo Switch has several majorexclusive games launching in 2019, including the hotly-anticipated ghost-hunting adventureLuigi’s Mansion 3and a newAnimal Crossing. Nintendo has yet to announce exactly when these games may be released on the Switch, but a British retailer may have let the cat out of the bag.
Earlier today, eagle-eyed Nintendo fans discovered that UK online retailer Base.com had updated its listings for Animal Crossing,Luigi’s Mansion 3, and a new IP calledDAEMON X MACHINAto include release dates. According to the retailer,DAEMON X MACHINAwill be the first up on May 24, 2019, followed byLuigi’s Mansion 3on July 19, 2019, and finally, the newAnimal Crossing on September 13, 2019.
While plenty of other leaked launch dates have been ruled out because the dates are in the middle of the week, Nintendo does tend to releaseSwitchexclusives on Fridays. BothSuper Mario OdysseyandThe Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wildboth released on a Friday, for example. The fact that the release dates are highly specific, as opposed to placeholder dates set at the end of the month, also has some people believing them.
However, fans are still encouraged to take this information with a grain of salt. One glaring issue is that Base.com isn’t always up to date with its release dates. The UK retailer also listsMetroid Prime 4as having a release date of December 7, 2019, but that is impossible after Nintendo recentlyrebooted the gameand delayed it.
Another factor that goes against Base.com’s listings is thatAnimal Crossinggames typically release in November, a point mentioned when previousrumors about the game’s release datebegan to do the rounds. Nintendo could be mixing things up, releasingAnimal Crossingin September to accommodate a release of theSwitchPokemonRPGin November, but there are still major doubts.
With so much uncertainty, many are calling upon Nintendo to announce release dates soon. The Switch has such a decent line-up of games this year and fans just want to know which dates to mark on their calendars.