In a brand new press launch from audio electronics firm Altec Lansing, it was revealed that GameShark is returning, form of through a man-made intelligence-powered successor referred to as “AI Shark” You don’t care about that. As an alternative, the large information out of this press launch is that it may need leaked the discharge date for the Nintendo Swap 2.
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As noticed by Digital Developments on January 11, Altec Lansing’s press launch saying a GameShark AI successor factor incorporates this sentence seemingly (and casually) revealing that the Swap 2 is likely to be out in September.
The official launch is deliberate to coincide with the Nintendo Swap 2 in September 2024.
In a follow-up remark supplied to Digital Developments, Altec Lansing mentioned that Nintendo has not but picked a particular month for the Swap 2’s launch, however added that it has a tentative launch window of “Fall 2024.” Weirdly, Altec Lansing didn’t deny the existence of the console or backtrack on the reveal that it would launch this yr.
Replace 01/11/2024 at 1:50 p.m. EST: Digital Developments acquired a second assertion from Altec Lansing and AI Shark, the corporate backtracked once more, saying the Fall 2024 window too wasn’t official and added that Nintendo has but to “formally” announce any Swap 2 launch plans.
Kotaku has reached out to Nintendo and Altec Lansing.
It needs to be famous that whereas it’s doable Altec Lansing, GameShark, and the oldsters concerned on this bizarre, vaguely outlined AI successor referred to as AI Shark is likely to be aware about confidential details about the Swap 2, it’s extra probably that the corporate is guessing and simply tossing this guess right into a press launch to get extra individuals speaking about one thing that, in any other case, would have been ignored.
It’s a daring (and possibly not very good) transfer although, as Nintendo is probably going not going to be amused by this and was probably already not completely happy about a complete totally different AI mess involving Mario that occurred earlier this week at CES 2024.
In line with Jason Schreier at Bloomberg, an AI Shark spokesperson reportedly instructed him that the corporate is completely guessing in regards to the Swap 2’s launch date.
So yeah, it’s doable the Swap 2 or no matter Nintendo’s subsequent console finally ends up being referred to as might launch later this yr. Possibly even in September. However it’s most unlikely that AI Shark/GameShark knew that and leaked the knowledge in a boring press launch about an AI factor no one else cares about.