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Did You Know Gaming - Switch Rumors

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In this video, Did You Know Gaming takes a look at the history of Nintendo Switch rumors, including the 'Nintendo Fusion' hoax, and rumors of Nintendo collaborating with Xbox.

RUMOR - Together! The Battle Cats may be getting a multiplayer update

Who wouldn't like more cats?!

Together! The Battle Cats, which has been hugely successful on Switch so far, may be getting a multiplayer update in the near future. Apparently this week's issue of CoroCoro includes some new screens for the game which show off a two-player battle mode. Furthermore, this mode is said to be planned for release during the World Hobby Fair Winter ’20 in late January 2020.

RUMOR - Remake of a Disney action title coming to Switch

What's the house of mouse up to?

It's been awhile since we've had a juicy rumor to sink our teeth into, but tonight that changes with some interesting discussion about what Disney might be up to. Check out the info round-up below.

- being worked on by developer PlayMagic
- the project is a remake of Disney IP for PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mac, and Switch-
- PlayMagic's website does say that they're working on an "unannounced remaster of a Disney IP"

As usual, nothing is confirmed until the parties involved say so. We'll need word from Disney or PlayMagic on their projects, and I doubt they'll be letting loose with any secrets in the near future!

Thanks to Dondom95 for the heads up!

RUMOR: Castlevania: Season 3 hitting Netflix on Dec. 1st, 2019 (UPDATE)

Your words are as empty as your soul!

The Nordic branch of Netflix put out a tweet earlier today that shared release dates for some upcoming titles on their service, and mentioned among the entertainment was Castlevania's third season. The tweet stated that the next season would launch on Dec. 1st, 2019, but there's only one problem. Netflix Nordic has since deleted the entire tweet, so we have no idea if the info was correct or not! Hopefully we get another confirmation on the release date soon.

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UPDATE - Samuel Deats, director of the Castlevania Netrflix series, has shot down the date by saying, “HAH, that’s news to me and would certainly be scary considering we’re still working on the last episode of the season.”

RUMOR - Metroid Prime Trilogy HD and Super Metroid remake in the works for Switch

This "rumor" may have no real evidence to back it up, but this isn't the first time that a similar rumor has surfaced as well. This particular "leaker" has been correct about previous Nintendo Direct leaks, hence why this rumor has gained any traction at all. But of course, nothing is confirmed until Nintendo makes a statement regarding these games themselves.

RUMOR - Images surface of Sonic's test design from before the original trailer

Shaggy Sonic

We had the silhouette, then we had supposed leaks, and then the first trailer. It was that trailer that broke the internet for all the wrong reasons, and then finally we got the trailer featuring Sonic's redesign. Now let's take a step back to before we even saw the first trailer, with a test design of Sonic that eventually lead to the original trailer.

This design seems to be a combination of all sorts of elements, some not so bad, and others more in line with the design from the first trailer. Without a doubt, Sonic is a lot shaggier in these pics!

Thanks to Andreslop24 for the heads up!

RUMOR - Paramount spent $35 million reworking the Sonic the Hedgehog movie (UPDATE)

Not exactly chump change

The first Sonic the Hedgehog movie trailer pretty much lead to an internet meltdown, and not in a good way. People were horrifed by the design that was being used, and the backlash was loud and swift. Surprisingly, Paramount actually listened and pushed the film back to rework Sonic's design.

The film is now due out Valentine's Day, and the redesign of Sonic has gone over extremely well. Of course, all that comes at a cost. While the animators involved certainly have to work overtime, we're hearing that Paramount actually spent another $35 million getting things together. That pushed the budget for the movie from 90 million to 125 million.

Thanks to Dondom95 for the heads up!

UPDATE - We have a second report on the redesign, which gives a different figure. According to a source close to the product says that the character redesign cost Paramount less than $5 million. This was because most of the film's VFX work wasn't done, and what was seen in the trailer was among the few 'final' scenes that were done. With that said, there's still a lot of marketing costs involved with the redesign as well, which could account for the rest of the money quoted in the original report. Thanks to OperationGamer17 for the heads up!

RUMOR: Brain Age: Switch Training may not see retail release in North America

A real head-scratcher

Brain Age: Switch Training has been announced for Europe and Japan, but we haven't heard a peep from the American side of things. While we wait for official word, inside information points to a bit of disappointing news. Numerous sources from inside the retail supply chain are supposedly saying that a physical release here in the states just isn't in the cards. We'll have to deal with a digital-only launch at some point down the road.

That is extra annoying, as Nintendo is doing a great bundle with the game and a stylus in other regions. I guess if you want that fancy package, you'll have to import.

RUMOR - Pokemon Sword and Shield glitch causing corrupted microSD cards

Now that's a real issue

Nintendo and Pokemon Co. could be in for a huge headache with the digital release for Pokemon Sword and Shield. It seems that some users are experiencing a rather nasty issue that ends up corrupting microSD card data. Save files are stored on the Switch itself, so your progress in all games will be fine. That said, it seems the corrupted microSD cards might need to be wiped, and you'll have to redownload all games.

While not specific enough to track just yet, it seems Pokemon Sword and Shield crashing is causing this issue. In other words, any crash you encounter could end up causing this problem. It would be a nightmare if save files were lost, but even without that being the case, this is a pretty cumbersome issue.

RUMOR - A version of the SonarPen is coming to Switch

Another high-quality accessory incoming?

A lot of people grabbed a stylus to get some building done on Super Mario Maker 2 on Switch, and Nintendo even provided their own stylus in some regions. There are plenty of third party options as well, but rumor has it one company is going above and beyond with a very special type of pen.

We're hearing that a special version of the SonarPen, a battery-less and pressure sensitive smart pen, is going to release for Switch. The SonarPen is usually used alongside art programs for digital doodling and more. Hearing that a SonarPen is coming to Switch certainly matches up nicely with rumors of the Colors! series coming to Switch as well. The two would make for a perfect combination!

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