A new leak, which emerged in the last few hours, has in fact revealed that Square Enix together with Toylogic.in was in fact also working on a Nintendo Switch version of Nier Replicant.
The hybrid console of the Kyoto house had been considered during the early stages of development, only to be canceled before the official announcement of the release of the remake of the first chapter of NieR was given.
The first leak is about six months ago and reports the Nintendo Switch version of NieR Replicant on Amazon France. Clearly, a single listing is a rather weak proof, especially considering the number of games and products that are placed daily within an online store the size of Amazon.
It could also have been an error, at least until a much more tangible proof emerged with a little datamining. As reported on Twitter, in fact, by exploring the game files of the PC version of NieR Replicant, a clear reference to NX appears as regards the graphic textures.
The most informed will surely remember that the code name of Nintendo Switch has always been NX. It is not yet clear why those files are present in the final version: many speculate an arrival of the game on the console of the Nintendo Switch but they could also have been left inside by mistake.
For some time now, rumors have been chasing each other about a more powerful version of the hybrid console, complete with DLSS technology and OLED screen capable of reaching 4K resolution. Perhaps Square Enix is considering the idea of bringing NieR Replicant to the platform, perhaps exclusively for this much-rumored new version of Nintendo Switch Pro.