June 15, 2024

A brand new wave of rumors are doing the rounds concerning the near-mythical Change 2. Nintendo’s much-deliberated follow-up to its seven-year-old handheld console was most lately purported to have an 8″ display screen, after Sharp Corp reportedly massively upped its LCD display screen manufacturing. Now we’ve got phrase that it might be getting a really welcome enchancment to its Pleasure-Cons: magnets.

When you personal a Change, and even if you happen to put on Change-based t-shirts and have posters of Yoshiaki Koizumi in your bed room wall, you’ve possible had a second the place it’s taken you 5 goes to get the joy-con to slip into its silly little rails on the aspect of the display screen. Most likely proper while you’re in a rush as a result of it’s your prepare cease and the doorways are about to shut. Think about if, as a substitute, they simply thhhhhw-clicked into place with the therapeutic energy of magnets?

That’s the rumor popping out of Spanish gaming web site Vandal, which says it’s obtained a tip-off from an unnamed peripheral producer. And that’s ok for us to repeat?! Properly, really, Vandal has priors on this regard, being the positioning to appropriately break the story in regards to the existence of the Change OLED mannequin.

Vandal repeats the crappy information that it’s unlikely that the console—which present Kotaku Queen Carolyn Petit repeatedly refuses to let me name the Tremendous Change U GX—will seem in 2024, and endorses the elevated display screen measurement we’ve lengthy suspected. However the vital information at this time is that this new mechanism for connecting Pleasure-Cons.

A controller than simply magnetically snaps to the aspect of the display screen sounds completely unbelievable, proper up till I take into consideration how I maintain a Change and begin to fear about precisely how robust that bond could be. And if it’s highly effective sufficient to maintain the factor feeling sturdy once I’m taking part in on the transfer, how onerous is it going to be to get them to come back off once I need to play on my sofa? I imply, does anybody know how magnets even work?

In fact, it additionally raises the difficulty of backward compatibility for current Pleasure-Cons turning into extra unlikely. However, you recognize, there’s no heavenly decree that the controller on your earlier machine ought to work with the subsequent, and good luck plugging your Wii U controller into your Change. Nonetheless, an absence of compatibility would suck if you happen to’ve obtained a favourite set, or simply purchased an overpriced branded pair.

Or possibly Vandal’s utterly improper! Let’s not overlook that Nintendo hasn’t even introduced a New Change-i XL, not to mention what types of options it would need to embrace. Maybe Shinya Takahashi and Yoshiaki Koizumi are laughing into their sleeves in any respect this hypothesis, whereas the corporate continues growing its underwater-only 1-dimensional gaming glove.