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US Retailer Apparently Reveals ‘Persona 5’, ‘Metroid Prime Trilogy’ Switch Listings

US Retailer Apparently Reveals ‘Persona 5’, ‘Metroid Prime Trilogy’ Switch Listings

Stateside retailer Best Buy might have inadvertently let slip that Persona 5 and Metroid Prime Trilogy are inbound for Nintendo Switch, according to reports on sites like Nintendo Life and VG247.

Screenshots have surfaced of listings for said titles, on Nintendo's hybrid console. These are from a verified staff-only database, so the chances of them being fabricated seem pretty slim.

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We've thought for some time now that Persona 5 would be arriving for Switch, in some form or other, after Atlus announced the existence of a project called 'P5S', and its lead protagonist, Joker, was confirmed as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC.

Persona 5 Switch Listing / Credit: imgur
Persona 5 Switch Listing / Credit: imgur

No release date, there. But according to a few sources, the SKU and UPC numbers shown check out: this is a Best Buy listing, albeit likely a placeholder, with the price not guaranteed. And why create a placeholder at all if you're not certain of the product in question coming in?

Nintendo Life has pictures, too, of listings for Metroid Prime Trilogy - which we did briefly think was coming in February, and has apparently been "long done" for a while anyway - and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. (See the listings below.) And that Zelda title's a curious one, isn't it?

One of the Super Nintendo's finest games, ALTTP was readily available on Virtual Console across the 3DS and Wii U, but is yet to land on Switch. But just a few weeks ago, there was a rumour circulating that another 2D Zelda game - alongside the forthcoming remake of Game Boy classic Link's Awakening - would be out in 2019, via the digital eShop.

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Best Buy Listings - Metroid Prime Trilogy and ALTTP / Credit: Nintendo Life
Best Buy Listings - Metroid Prime Trilogy and ALTTP / Credit: Nintendo Life

Now, that 2D title might be the since-confirmed dance 'em up Cadence of Hyrule; but equally, it'd make a lot of sense for ALTTP to come out on Switch, given its all-timer status. (And if it does, could further SNES games follow?)

Maybe - and this is a big maybe, the biggest maybe going - Nintendo will put A Link to the Past and a few more SNES essentials on the Switch as part of the Switch Online service and/or to buy for keeps; and then remake the 1991 title for release in 2021, for its 30th anniversary. Aye? Nay? I dunno about anyone else, but I'd be well up for playing that belter in the style of the new Link's Awakening - or even a fully 3D revision, using similar visuals to Breath of the Wild. Cor, just imagine.

Samus Aran
Samus Aran

Of these three, Metroid Prime Trilogy feels like a banker - Prime 4 is a long way off, so porting the previous three games is a no-brainer of a sweetener for fans of Samus Aran's adventures. The other two? We're expecting SNES titles to come to Switch eventually, surely; and there's such a swell of enthusiasm for Persona 5 to ditch its PlayStation exclusivity (and Persona 4 Golden was such a hit for Atlus as a handheld game, on Vita) that it shouldn't be ruled out. I'd definitely be more likely to finish the darn thing, given the option of portability.

Looking forward to having these games on your Switch? Do you believe these leaks? Let us know - we're on Twitter and Facebook.

Featured Image Credit: Atlus

Topics: Technology, video games, switch, zelda, Leak, Nintendo, gamingbible

Mike Diver

Head of Content at GAMINGbible. Ex-editor of VICE Gaming and co-founder of Waypoint. Former writer/consultant for BBC's The Gaming Show. Former contributor to Edge, Eurogamer, Kotaku, PCGamesN, Official PlayStation Magazine, gamesTM. Author of 'Indie Games: The Complete Introduction to Indie Gaming' (2016) and 'How to Be a Professional Gamer' (2016). New book, 'Retro Gaming: A Byte-Sized History of Video Games', coming in 2019. Contact: [email protected]

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