Nintendo Switch’s Launch Might Probably Start with ‘Super Mario’ Instead of the 'The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild'

By Kevin Panganiban , Updated Nov 21, 2016 07:55 PM EST

Nintendo Switch is expected to be released in March 2017 and a lot of rumors are already circulating around the console's launch titles. Some of its rumors suggest that the console will be launched with a whole new "Super Mario Bros." instead of what was originally planned which was  :The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" However, Bethesda still hasn't cleared up any information about it yet. 

According to Extreme Tech, earlier information suggested Nintendo would push "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" out for the Switch's launch, but follow-up reports have suggested the game needs more localization and bug-fixing work and may not arrive until summer. However, Nintendo has not really tried any kind of open world title, so it'll be extra challenging for them to finish it.

That is also the same reason why "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" might take longer than usual. Localization efforts for the game's multiple quests, items, NPC, and other game components might take longer than what Nintendo originally anticipated. And after the work is done, it would still need at least four to six months for the QA to successfully run through the game to check for any glitches in the system, VG247 reported.

Nintendo is also planning to convert "Mario Kart 8" to the Switch system. The new game will have all of its original Wii U content and DLC, but with a whole new set of tracks, new playable characters, and even a new battle mode.

This would certainly give the avid Nintendo fans something to look forward to as soon as the latest Nintendo gaming console is released in the market. Releasing "Super Mario" as Nintendo Switch's Starter Game might actually be a great idea since it is considered as one of Nintendo's flagship games that never goes out of style and everyone is familiar with. Surely, a lot of gamers and Nintendo fans alike can't wait for Nintendo Switch to be out in the market in the next few months.

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