REDMOND, Wash. — Nintendo have revealed a bold new flavor for their Switch cartridges in a press event this afternoon.
“It’s been a real challenge finding a new flavor profile that has that signature piquant taste people have become accustomed to,” said Ambrosine Roussel, Chef de cuisine of the Nintendo test kitchen “but after years of refining the recipe, we think we’ve finally cracked it.”
Following a demonstration in which Roussel flambéed a copy of Splatoon 3, a Nintendo spokesperson, Kevin Malloy, spoke to reporters.
“We were overwhelmed by the positive reception of the flavor of our original Switch cartridges,” said Malloy, choking slightly on the cartridge fumes. “At Nintendo, we’re always looking to innovate, and we think families are going to love the new taste of their Switch games. Whether you’re a hardcore fan or you’ve never played before, Nintendo can’t wait to get more cartridges in more mouths.”
The changes haven’t been universally praised, however, with some early adopters criticizing the new flavor.
“I think it’s a slap in the face to their fans,” said Nintendo gamer Max Harper, after testing out one of the new cartridges. “It just feels like I’ve got a knockoff copy of Tears of the Kingdom in my mouth right now. The flavor they had was tried and tested, why do Nintendo feel the need to fix what ain’t broke?”
Since the announcement went public, scalpers have begun to sell ‘Original Recipe’ copies of Breath of the Wild and Mario Kart 8 on eBay.