Reddit user DasVergeben has made a reputation for himself as a frequent leaker of video game industry news. While DasVergeben has been incorrect with his leaks far more than he has been right, the fact that he accurately predicted the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles DLC for Injustice 2 does lend him some more credibility than other supposed leakers. DasVergeben’s latest claims have to deal with the Nintendo Direct that’s rumored for January 11, which will apparently see the announcement of Grand Theft Auto 5 for the Nintendo Switch.
DasVergeben has a number of claims about the January Nintendo Direct (which has yet to be announced itself), but one of the most believable is that Grand Theft Auto 5 is coming to Nintendo’s latest console. After all, Rockstar Games has already shown support for the Switch with the release of L.A. Noire, and the Switch should have the power to run GTA 5 without too much difficulty.
Besides the announcement of a Grand Theft Auto 5 port, DasVergeben has also suggested that the Switch will receive a remastered port of Red Dead Redemption. While Switch fans may be disappointed that Red Dead Redemption 2 doesn’t appear to be in the works for the handheld/home console hybrid, a port of the critically-acclaimed first game may be a suitable stand-in.
Besides these Rockstar Games-related announcements, DasVergeben also leaked a number of other announcements that are supposedly in store for the Nintendo Direct later this month. He reiterated that Metroid Prime 4 is being co-developed with Bandai Namco, and that the game will be shown at the Nintendo Direct. He also said that a new Animal Crossing game will be announced, and fans will also get some sort of news about the new Pokemon game for Switch.
According to DasVergeben, Nintendo Switch will also be getting ports of Dark Souls, Dragon Ball FighterZ, the home invasion horror game Hello Neighbor, Hearthstone, and more. Usually the sheer number of games DasVergeben claims to be in the works for Nintendo Switch would be enough to discredit him, but Amazon recently listed 18 placeholder pages for unannounced Switch games, so it’s a little easier to believe him.
Even so, DasVergeben has a shaky track record. It’s true that he has accurately leaked some information in the past, but most of his leaks have been proven to be inaccurate. If Nintendo does host a Nintendo Direct on January 11 as rumored and DasVergeben’s claims about Grand Theft Auto 5 and these other titles prove to be true, then he will have a lot more credibility as a leaker.
Grand Theft Auto 5 is available now for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.