RUMOR: Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath's characters might be released individually

I'd buy that for a dollar!

Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath is an expansion for Mortal Kombat 11 that includes three new characters; Sheeva, RoboCop, and Fujin. The package is priced at $40, and some people are complaining that they don't want to spend that much for characters they're not interested in. What do you do if you only want one or two of the characters? It seems there might be a solution on the way.

The Steam version of Mortal Kombat 11 has just received an update, and it could point to a new way to get these characters. Individual listings for Sheeva, RoboCop, and Fujin were added to the game's code, and each are shown as an individual purchase. All versions of Mortal Kombat 11 have seen the same content updates and features, so if the Steam version of the game will let you purchase the Aftermath character individually, then the same thing should happen on Switch as well.

This isn't confirmed information just yet, as Warner Bros. and NetherRealm haven't mentioned anything. The database update does mention June 16th though, so if this option is coming, we'll find out quite soon.

Amazon France adds placeholder listings for Switch games from Warner Bros., Bethesda, Square-Enix, Ubisoft, Capcom, and Take-Two

Is the motherload coming?

We're not quite sure what's going on at Amazon France right now. Either they've pushed a few listings live earlier than they should have, or there's a new wave of misinformation on the site. Overnight, Amazon France added the following listings for multiple publishers. The following list was discovered by Nintendalerts.

Warner Bros - Switch and Xbox One
Warner Bros - Switch, PS4, Xbox One
Bethesda - Switch, PS4, Xbox One
Bethesda - Switch and PS4
Bethesda - Switch and Xbox One
Square Enix - Switch
Square Enix (2) - Switch
Ubisoft - Switch, PS4, Xbox One
Ubisoft - Switch and Xbox One
Capcom - Switch
Take-Two Interactive - Switch, PS4, Xbox One

That's a lot of big-name publishers/developers, along with a lot of Switch support. As you can see, there are no specific games mentioned, which makes each listing that much more mysterious. Throw in the fact that we're close to what is traditionally E3 time, and you can see why people are getting excited! Let's hope these listings turn out to be true, and aren't just another mistake by Amazon.

RUMOR - Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition resolution details, plus more handheld footage and framerate

Do not adjust your glasses

Some new footage of Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition has come in, this time showcasing what the game looks like in handheld mode. Along with that, we also have some rumored details on the resolution for both modes.

According to leaked details, Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition has a dynamic resolution of 378-540p in handheld mode, and 540-720p when docked. It's also worth nothing that the game runs at 30 fps. To get a better idea of how those resolutions run and look, check out the video below.

RUMOR: A Nintendo-exclusive skin might be heading to Fortnite on Switch

Nintendo X Epic?

Dataminers are constantly digging through Fortnite to see what content is on the way. The latest round of data discovered could point to an exclusive costume coming to Nintendo fans.

According to dataminers, a new ID was added to the game recently. It reads "Cosmetics.Source.Platform.Nintendo," which certainly seems like it's related to exclusive Switch content. Unfortunately, that's the only tidbit that dataminers have discovered so far.

It's hard not to think that this could tie in to that Kirby appearance in a Fortnite trailer lately. Was that just a happy coincidence, or a clever tease?

RUMOR: Nintendo not planning any Directs for the near future, telling partners not to wait to reveal games

No fun in the Summer sun

A few weeks back, we had heard that Nintendo was scrapping plans for their usual E3 Direct due to the pandemic. Working from home had shifted the way Nintendo works too much, and they couldn't piece things together to make sense. Now we have a follow-up to that tidbit, and it's not exactly exciting.

According to VentureBeat's Jeff Grubb, Nintendo is now holding off on plans for Nintendo Directs in general. In fact, Nintendo is apparently telling their development partners to not hold back on announcing their games. Now this doesn't mean Nintendo won't ever have a Direct again. It's just clear to Nintendo that they're not sure when they can get back to producing the type of Directs fans expect, so they don't want to leave developers hanging.

We've certainly seen the results of this approach, as Nintendo surprise-revealed Paper Mario: The Origami King out of nowhere. We can expect to see Nintendo do more of that as the weeks go on, and I guess we can lump in third parties as well!

Thanks to Dondom95 for the heads up!

RUMOR - Paper Mario: The Origami King may have finished development 2 weeks ago

Sneaky Nintendo

Nintendo surprised everyone earlier today by revealing Paper Mario: The Origami King, which is set to launch on July 17th, 2020. While there were rumblings of a new Paper Mario game for awhile, seeing it announced today and launching so soon was a real shocker.

Obviously Nintendo and Intelligent Systems have been cranking away on the game for awhile now, but just when did they finish things up? Dataminers have found some information on the Switch eShop that points to the game being wrapped up just two weeks ago. That leaves the time from now until launch for Nintendo to promote the game, do a last-minute sweep for bugs, and put together a patch if necessary.

Thanks to Dondom95 for the heads up!

RUMOR - New round of Eevee-related Funko POP! figurines on the way

Eevee on the way?

Yesterday we had the rumor of a super-sized Pikachu Funko POP! figurine being in the works. Funko hasn't confirmed that information yet, but now we already have another rumor about other Pokemon figurines the company is working on.

According to various sources, Funk is currently working on some Eevee-related Funko POP! figurines. The lineup will include Eevee (new pose), Jolteon, Vaporeon, and Flareon. These will all be the 4-inch variety, and they should be seeing release quite soon.

RUMOR - Pikmin 3 Deluxe in the works for Nintendo Switch, coming ''soon''

At the end of VentureBeat's report on the new Paper Mario: The Origami King, the outlet mentions that ''other Nintendo studios will have games ready for release soon'. This includes the already rumored 3D Mario remasters as well as ''Pikmin 3 Deluxe''.

Earlier in the year, the rumors surrounding this title started to develop as the official Pikmin 3 site appeared to be gone. Back then, the speculation of an updated version was present, but not further built upon. A Deluxe version would entail new content, which is something that hasn't been rumored before. This could potentially mean new bingo maps, mission content or maybe even something deeper.

For what this is worth, this isn't the first time we heard about Pikmin 3 Deluxe. The new version has been in the works for a while, though a date has never been brought up. The VentureBeat report doesn't dive into this, nor the additional content that it will include.

RUMOR: An 18” Pikachu POP! figurine seems to be on the way

Make some ROOM!

Are Funko POP! figurines not big enough for you? Would you like a super-sized version to dominate your toy shelves? It looks like your wish is going to be granted.

Funko has released a few super-sized Pop! figurines in the past, including to a Batman version. Now it seems they're working on an 18” Pikachu POP! as well. Funko is yet to make an announcement on the POP!, but they should be confirming it in the near future. Expect this behemoth to clock in at roughly $100.

RUMOR: Future Press to reprint the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Official Companion Guide due to mistakes, free replacements (UPDATE) to be offered

Print error

UPDATE - Turns out this is partially true. The issues are exclusive to the Spanish translation, and that version will be reprinted.

Those who've gotten their hands on the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Official Companion Guide from Future Press are noticing that the guide is chock-full of mistakes. Not exactly what you want in a guide that's supposed to help you play. It seems the situation is so bad that Future Press, publisher of the book, might be offering replacements.

While the company hasn't said anything publicly, reports are coming in saying that Future Press customer service is claiming another printing of the book is on the way, and this one will have all the issues fixed. For those who snagged the first edition and want a replacement, they'll be able to get the fixed version for free. We've reached out to Future Press for further details on the situation.

Thanks to M4kk0 for the heads up!


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