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RUMOR - More inside info on StarFox Zero facing development troubles








For those that need a refresher, Liam has been involved with digging up all sorts of information on cancelled and unreleased game projects. His information has been confirmed as spot-on multiple times, so I'd take this info as very trustworthy. Thanks to Lars for the heads up!

RUMOR - Insider source says key partners in possession of NX dev kits, late 2016 release looking plausible

This info was obtained by MetalDave, a source we at GoNintendo have been using for years and years now. MetalDave has indeed gotten inside information correct multiple times in the past. There have also been some details that ended up incorrect. With that said, I believe his overall track record makes this information worthy of sharing.

For those wondering, MetalDave managed to get this information from an unnamed PlayStation 4 dev, and that source provided all sorts of proof to verify his identity/claims.

- Nintendo has key partners they are working with that already have Dev Kits (Second & Third party)
- this dev is working on a graphically demanding PlayStation 4 game that they would like to bring to NX
- this studio does not have Dev Kit’s themselves and have not received details on specs
- Nintendo has informed this dev of a date at which they can order an NX dev kit
- Nintendo is screening early Dev Kit access before the public developer date
- this process is extremely complex with a lot of paperwork to complete by both sides
- the dev kit timing/NDAs involved lead the dev to believe that a late 2016 release could happen

RUMOR - Motion controls a big focus for StarFox Zero, causing problems

We know that StarFox Zero uses motion controls for a lot of areas, but a recent rumor states that both Nintendo and Platinum really doubled down on the use of motion controls in the game. This has lead to some really tough development issues that are being worked through. Apparently, some of those control issues are still plaguing the game right now, even as the game is being sent off for certification.

RUMOR - Squid Sisters amiibo on the way


The info above was sniffed out by NWPlayer1234, who has leaked a number of other Splatoon info that was spot-on. The reference to idolA and idolB would certainly seem to indicate that more amiibo are on the way, and the Squid Sisters line up quite nicely with that reference. I guess we'll just have to hang back and see what Nintendo says!

RUMOR - Bandai Namco making several NX games, including Smash Bros. at launch




I really don't find it hard to believe that Bandai Namco is working on several NX titles. Nintendo and Bandai Namco have been working together in some really big ways lately. I would imagine that relationship will continue with NX. As far as the Smash part of the rumor goes, a port of Smash Bros. Wii U to NX seems like a no-brainer to me! On top of all that, Dr. Serkan Toto is a legitimate source of information, having many connections to the industry through his work as an analyst. We're keeping this one marked rumor, but it's definitely information that I tend to believe. Thanks to all that sent this in!

RUMOR - New Paper Mario game coming to Wii U




Looks like we didn't have to wait until Monday to hear this rumored news. Certainly sounds plausible. Let's hope the project actually does stick with Wii U and comes out this year! Thanks to Gamegod for the heads up!

RUMOR - NX to interact with smartphone/PC & even PS4


This information comes from David Gibson, who is the go-to man for live coverage from Nintendo investor briefings in Japan. I don't know where Mr. Gibson is getting his info from, but I'd certainly pay close attention to it. Thanks to Emily for the heads up!

Rumor: Zelda: Twilight Princess HD has hero mode, extra dungeon

Seems like Amazon France has put some some information that Nintendo hasn't revealed yet for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD. The page was recently put up, and there's a few nuggets of information:


- Hero Mode is available at the start of the game, where damage is doubled
- You'll be able to switch between this mode and Normal mode at any time during the game
- Selecting items will be easy on the Wii U GamePad touchscreen. You'll be able to select items without pausing/interrupting gameplay
- amiibo from the Legend of Zelda series can be used to restore hearts and arrows.
- The Wolf Link amiibo unlocks a brand new dungeon called "The Cave of Twilight". Whatever happens in this dungeon might be able to be carried over to the Legend of Zelda game coming this year to the Wii U, as was mentioned in the Nintendo Direct event late last year.

Nintendo hasn't confirmed any of this, but this information certainly sounds interesting!