It was bound to happen. It always does. This time, however, I couldn’t be more excited if this holds true. While yes, we are soon to find out officially from Nintendo on January 12th, finding out early is always better. I hate surprises.

The image attached to this article showcases what many believe to be authentic proof of Nintendo’s Switch system releasing March 17, 2017. This, excitingly, is not all that is revealed. In addition to confirming what many fans have assumed to be the release date, we now have a clearer picture of what software titles we can expect when it does hit.

Nintendo's Switch has some interesting launch titles

The titles projected to release day one are as follows - Splatoon Counterattack, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8: Switch It!, Super Mario RPG: Rabbid’s Invasion, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition. With Pikmin World and Assassin’s Creed: Egypt releasing later in the month on March 24th.

Personally, the new Legend of Zelda game is enough to make the Switch (see what I did there) to the new console. Thankfully it won't be the only title I am excited to check out. There are also other titles listed on the document we can projectively anticipate in Q2 of 2017, including; Super Mario Frost Land, Super Mario Bros.

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Will Nintendo confirm this leaked information?

It is important to note this may not be one hundred percent. It was, however, an image from a cell phone posted to IGN France’s Twitter account and then almost immediately removed. I can, however, confirm this does look very real, having worked in the gaming industry for many years and seeing several press releases and documents.

This does look very official.

In addition to that prior knowledge, Nintendo is gearing up for a press conference on January 12th, so maybe the old adage of “loose lips sink ships” is at play here. Either way, now is the time to get excited concerning the Nintendo Switch, it’s coming and may be arriving sooner than you think. Check back later this week for more information after Nintendo makes it official.