Amazon Leaks 18 New Switch Games Ahead of Nintendo Direct

Likely to be announced during Nintendo's rumored January Direct.

It’s pretty much been a lock for a while now that we would be getting a Nintendo Direct at some point in January. EA let some information leak regarding Fe being a part of it. And now Amazon seems to have accidentally leaked some information of their own.

The online retail juggernaut seems to have pulled the curtain back on 18 new titles they are prepared to list for the Nintendo Switch. The site quickly had the listings removed as news of their existence began to spread. But of course, the damage was already done.

The prices of the games vary from $59.99 to $99.99. So a portion of the 18 listings could just be more expensive collector’s editions of other games in the group. Cheap Ass Gamer was one of the first Twitter accounts to capture and spread the image of the new Switch listings:

People claiming to have inside information on Nintendo’s next Direct continually point toward January 11th as being the date the event will air. Nintendo typically only gives about 48 hours heads up between Direct announcements and their actual publishing, so we won’t know for another week whether that date is accurate.

Guessing what the January Direct provides to fans would be all speculation at this point. Outside of EA essentially confirming Fe would be within it, of course. But we’re likely to get updates on previously announced games like Kirby Star Allies and the untitled Yoshi game for Switch. As well as a peppering of some other games headed our way in early 2018.

Fans are also clinging to the hope of Nintendo finally detailing what their new Virtual Console service will look like on the Nintendo Switch. And of course, everyone would just go ecstatic should Nintendo finally show us any sort of progress that has been made on Metroid Prime 4. It seems too early for that though, despite what rumors may be swirling.

Until Nintendo announces any plans for a Direct themselves, all of this has to be taken with a grain of salt. However, many indications suggest most of what we’re hearing on the Nintendo Direct is likely to be true. Regardless, it won’t be long until we find out for sure one way or the other.

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