Some of the major content planned to be revealed during the March 8th Nintendo Direct, including release dates for Mario Tennis Aces and other unannounced games, might already be out in the open.
Shared by users on ResetEra, Japanese retailer Rakuten Books briefly had a listing for the upcoming Mario Tennis game for Switch with a June 22nd launch date in Japan. The box art and screenshots of Yoshi, Rosalina, and Peach were also shared, which you can check out below. The previously revealed Pearl and Marina Splatoon 2 amiibo double pack was also listed for July 13th launch.
As for new announcements, Dillon’s Rolling Western for the Nintendo 3DS has been revealed for release in Japan on April 26th, but the game hasn’t been confirmed for the West yet. Also, Sushi Striker: Way of the Sushido was spotted to be coming to the Switch and 3DS.
While the listings aren’t confirmed to be tied to the upcoming Direct, Nintendo has already confirmed Mario Tennis Aces will be featured during the presentation, making the leaked release date for it seem possibly true. As for the other game reveals, Nintendo also stated other content will be covered, so there’s a chance they could be part of the event.
There are several other titles Nintendo could showcase on top of the new Mario Tennis game, including Bayonetta 3 and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. However, much like the recent leaks, we’ll have to wait for confirmation during the Direct, which starts today, March 8th, at 2 p.m. PT.