Nintendo Switch fans have discovered something interesting within the latest system update files.
Nintendo released firmware update 10.0.0 earlier this week. The new update introduces new custom controller settings, new transfer options, and improved bookmarking.
Arguably even more interesting is what was discovered within the game files. According to a new tweet by researcher Mike Heskin, the latest update hints at a brand new Switch model.
Perhaps evidence of a new Nintendo Switch Pro console, the newly discovered ‘nx-abcd’ hardware model will seemingly feature dual-screen support.
“Firmware 10.0.0 adds preliminary support for a new hardware model: “nx-abcd”,” reads a hexkyz tweet.
“3 of the 5 new DRAM profiles are for this new hardware type and there’s evidence of a secondary display of sorts being added exclusively on this model.”
Rumours of a more powerful Nintendo Switch Pro have been doing the rounds for over a year.
While it’s worth taking the rumour with a pinch of salt for the time being, it’s possible we’ll find out more about the new model during the next big Nintendo Direct conference.
The next Nintendo Direct is also likely to shed some light on the latest Switch game release rumours.
Fresh reports suggest that Nintendo has big plans for Mario’s 35-year home console anniversary in 2020.
During the next Direct conference, Switch fans are expecting Nintendo to unveil a whole host of 3D Super Mario remasters.
According to Venturebeat, this will take the form of a Super Mario All-Stars style package of 3D Mario games.
The bundle is said to contain new and improved versions of Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and then Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2.
Less surprising is that Nintendo also plans to release a remastered version of Wii U exclusive Super Mario 3D World.
As with all existing Wii U remasters on Switch, Super Mario 3D World Deluxe will be a standalone release with additional levels.
In terms of new games, Nintendo is also said to be working on a new entry in the Paper Mario RPG series.
Better yet, the next Paper Mario will go back to the series’ roots. This means it will be more like the excellent Thousand Year Door on the Gamecube.