A homerun or a foul ball?
A specific bit of Nintendo advertising that popped up during a recent baseball game has fans hoping the Big N is teasing a new Mario baseball game.
As you can see in the tweet above, some Nintendo-branded advertising appeared in the background during a Seattle Mariners game. The advertising features the Switch logo and colors alongside Mario holding a baseball bat. As you might have guessed, it’s the Mario appearance that really has fans speculating.
For those who don’t know, Nintendo holds a 10% stake in the Seattle Mariners, so seeing Nintendo advertising during one of their games makes a lot of sense. It doesn’t necessarily mean that Nintendo is cooking up a new baseball game, but it certainly is worth some speculation.
Did Nintendo pair Mario and his bat with the Switch logo just to spread the word on Switch and have the advertising fit thematically, or is this a tease of things to come? There have been rumblings of a new Mario Baseball game on Switch for awhile now, but we haven’t seen anything just yet. I guess we’ll just have to hang in there and see what happens!