As you know, the Nintendo Switch has seen quite a few special designs and editions in the past. There’s one for Animal Crossing New Horizons, complete with a cheerful island themed dock and pastel blue colour scheme. There’s a Splatoon 3 one, with vivid purple and yellow joy-cons and a very flashy dock.
And there’s one for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet too, featuring both the legendaries of said games and the emblems of the schools from the two different versions to boot.
However, according to leaks online, those won’t be the only such designsm we’ll be getting. No, it’s possible that The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will be getting its own special Switch OLED design too, complete with themed dock and joy-cons. Here are the pictures of it provided by a user on the Chinese internet forum Tieba:
As you can see, it’s an awesome design for sure, and one we’d definitely have bought if we didn’t already own a Switch OLED.
But is it actually real?
Well it’s hard to tell to be honest. On the one hand, the images do look legit, and the design seems very much like something Nintendo might actually release. So at first glance, it is credible.
Yet at the same time, the fans have done such an insane job mocking up these things before that production values alone aren’t really a good barometer to judge anything by anymore. Remember the Grinch leak for Super Smash Bros Ultimate? That looked very credible back in 2018, and fooled most of the internet, journalists included.
Alas it was fake. Same with the Rayman leak for Smash Bros 4 that was faked by Artsy Omni, or the Super Mario Galaxy DS one that was faked by Pablo Belmonte. Nintendo’s fans are very skilled at faking leaks, and it’s very possible this Switch OLED art could be just another example of that.
As a result, we’re not gonna make any conclusions here. The leaked Switch OLED could be real, or it could be a fan mod or Photoshop deal. It’s too early to tell.
Still, what do you think? Are we getting a special Switch OLED design for the Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom? Will it actually look like the one in these pictures?
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