Another day, another Nintendo Switch rumor. Nintendo rumors tend to range anywhere from "ZOMG this is the best thing ever" to "Nintendo is officially doomed" on a fairly regular basis. Lately, everything we've been hearing about the Switch has been good news, so that's a relief for Nintendo fans. Today, we're hearing some new reports that the next Assassin's Creed game from Ubisoft will launch on the Nintendo Switch day-one next to its PS4 and Xbox One counterparts.
The rumor came to us first from YouTube personality OBE1plays. This dude is pure hype. If you can't stand loud voices and over-the-top hand gestures, look away now. Otherwise, here's the break:
After the video aired, trusted Nintendo Switch insider and video game critic Laura Kate Dale tweeted OBE1 with a little corroboration.
@OBE1plays @YouTube I've heard as much on AC release parity, Ubi want day one release. Good luck on your 12 days. Fingers crossed for you.— Laura Kate Dale (@LaurakBuzz) December 28, 2016
While there is no source other than Nintendo itself that can be 100% trusted, at this point I consider Laura Kate Dale as legitimate as any outsider can be. She predicted the official Switch reveal video before it was announced, and has multiple leaks about games and specs from trusted insiders in possession of a Nintendo Switch dev kit.
The next Assassin's Creed coming to Switch isn't that far-fetched, anyway. Ubisoft and Nintendo have always been very close partners, and Ubisoft already has multiple confirmed and rumored games coming to the Switch. As for hardware and performance parity, we're hearing that the Switch has a very open-world-friendly CPU. The fact that games will be running from flash memory also lightens processing and memory loads somewhat, as the Switch won't have to store so much information if read and write speeds from cartridges are fast enough.
Overall I'd say that this is a safe bet. We won't hear anything about the new Assassin's Creed in any official capacity for a while, most likely, but we do expect the game to arrive some time next year. We're hearing that it will be different from every Assassin's Creed that came before it, and will take place in Egypt.
In case you missed it, we just reported on some other exciting bits of news about the Nintendo Switch that you can find here and here. As always, stay tuned to WWG for all of the latest on the Nintendo Switch.