Rumor: Possible E3 Design Pamphlet Leaks Switch Ports Including Fortnite

by Imran Khan on May 31, 2018 at 05:39 PM

An image that popped up on image boards and social media today shows off what appears to be a placement document for banners of games at Nintendo's E3 booth. 

The listing, which appears to be one page and at minimum not representative of everything that could be at the booth, lists a number of games that have been long speculated to come to the Switch. The first is Fortnite, which is unsurprising as Epic is very keen on getting that game on every possible platform. Other games include Dragon Ball FighterZ, Overcooked 2, and Paladins, Hi-Rez studio's multiplayer shooter.

Also shown is Starlink, Ubisoft's Toys-To-Life starship game that appeared at least year's Ubisoft conference but has not been seen since.

Is this document real? It's hard to say. Its origins are certainly suspect, but nothing on this list is incredibly shocking, as the developers of these games have spoken about wanting to put them on Switch for some time. It will be interesting to see if this rumor bears fruit when E3 opens on June 12, but Nintendo's own E3 showcase takes place that morning at 9:00 a.m. PT.

Our Take
I am inclined to believe this, if only because it is relatively mundane. In an age of ubiquitous smartphones, printed documents that show off things like this are more than likely to get out, and the lack of spectacle probably means no one is trying to hunt down the leaker for it. But like I said, we'll see.