Nintendo Switch 2 release date may have been accidentally revealed by…GameShark

For the past several months, Nintendo has been heavily rumored to be working on a new Switch model. According to iShark (formerly known as Gameshark), it looks like we won't have to wait much longer, as it will be released this September.

Announced in A press release And First spotted by Digital TrendsHeyShark revealed that it is reviving the Gameshark brand and that it will be relaunching in September 2024. The launch window, according to the company, is “scheduled to coincide with Nintendo Switch 2.”

If you don't remember what Gameshark is, it's a brand known for producing various cheat code devices. However, under this rebranding, Ai Shark is supposed to be AI-enhanced software designed to help “individuals improve their game over time.”

Ai Shark notes that the software isn't designed as a cheating tool, but instead, it's “focused on improving individuals' game over time.” Its target audience is casual gamers, according to the press release.

“Using the power of AI, supercomputers and our exceptional code writing team, we aim to eclipse the successes of the original GameShark tenfold and redefine the gaming landscape globally,” Ai Shark founder Todd Hayes wrote in a press release. “Altec Lansing is our first introductory peripheral licensing partner, and we will help them capture a significant share of the $2.5B video gaming headset market. This marks the beginning of a series of AI gaming technology partnerships that will improve the gaming ecosystem for players worldwide.”

As for the Nintendo Switch 2, this is technically the first whiff of a release window that's almost as close to official — Nintendo technically hasn't revealed the Switch's successor yet. It could be Switch 2 or something completely different. We've gathered plenty of details about the rumored console, which analysts predict will launch this year, and Nintendo was rumored to be demoing the console to partners behind closed doors at last year's Gamescom. We also know that Nintendo has briefed Activision on a Switch successor in late 2022.

Nintendo and Eye Shark did not immediately respond to IGN's requests for comment.

Taylor is a reporter at IGN. You can follow her on Twitter @TayNixter.

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