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RUMOR: Aeon Must Die! devs quit the studio due to issues with crunch and not getting paid

It seems the studio behind Aeon Must Die!, the anime-styled beat'em-up that was just announced for Switch, has been caught up in quite a bit of turmoil recently.

Word is breaking out on Twitter that Limestone Games recently saw a mass exodus of employees due to development crunch and issues with not getting paid. It also seems the trailer that was shared today was a rework of a trailer created by employees that are no longer with the team.

Limestone Games is yet to make a comment on this situation. The same goes for Focus Interactive, which is the publisher of Aeon Must Die!.

RUMOR - Warren Ellis may not work on Netflix's Castlevania series after the fourth season

A lot of people came together to make Netflix's Castlevania a success, and that includes Warren Ellis, the comic book writer who handled the story for the first three seasons, as well as the upcoming fourth season. It seems Ellis' work might end there, though.

Ellis has been accused of sexual harassment and abuse by several women, which has lead to him being removed from multiple projects. While not 100% confirmed, it seems likely that Ellis will no longer be involved with Castlevania going forward. You can real Ellis' defense against the allegations below.

While I've made many bad choices in my past, and I've said a lot of wrong things, let me be clear, I have never consciously coerced, manipulated, or abused anyone, nor have I ever assaulted anybody. But I was ignorant of where I was operating from at a time I should have been clear and for that I accept 100% responsibility.

RUMOR - Nintendo may have another presentation to share sometime between August 11th to 22nd, 2020

Time for the next wave of speculation

Here's what we know for a fact. Nintendo is going to host another Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase. The Big N confirmed that info themselves, but didn't say when it would be. That's all we have for facts right now, but let's move on to the rumor.

Jeff Grubb of Venturebeat, the man who's been practically spot-on with his Nintendo Direct early info, is once again taking a stab at when Nintendo's next showcase will be. According to his most recent schedule shared on Twitter, Nintendo will have something to show between August 11th to 22nd, 2020.

Will this be the next Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase? Could it be something more substantial? Will it be an Indie World presentation? Nintendo does like to make their Indie World presentations in August, so I wouldn't be surprised if it's tied to that.

Now for my own random speculation, I'll take a guess that this mystery event will take place on August 19th, 2020. That's my birthday, and Nintendo loves to make extra work for me around then!

RUMOR - New images of Pokemon Unite surface

Another peek at the upcoming MOBA

Pokemon Unite's reveal didn't exactly go over well, with fans disliking/downvoting the game into oblivion. That said, the project continues on, and today some rumored new screens have found their way online.

These new screens give us a better idea of how the various menus are set up, and also showcase some Pokemon that weren't in the official reveal trailer. There's also one more peek at what things look like during gameplay.

Whether these new screens are legit or not remain to be seen, but either way, it's quite unlikely fans will be happy with what they see.

RUMOR: Start screen for LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga leaks

A disturbance in the force

The gang behind LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga has been unusually tight-lipped about the project since its original reveal. While we know the game is slated for this year, we haven't really seen anything new about it in months. It appears that might be changing, as a rumored bit of leaked content has made its way onto the web.

The above image is supposedly the start screen for LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. It shows off just some of the over 500 characters that will be included in the game. The screen is just a rumor for now, but it certainly looks like the real deal. If it is real, hopefully this means we'll be getting some new details on the game soon.

RUMOR - Netflix working on a Splinter Cell anime adaptation, John Wick writer involved

Michael Ironside better be involved!

Netflix has been no stranger to game adaptations in recent years, and they seem to be paying off. That success is paving the way for even more game adaptations, and rumor has it that Netflix is eyeing up the efforts of Sam Fisher.

Variety is reporting that Netflix and Ubisoft have teamed for an anime adaptation of the Splinter Cell series. Derek Kolstad, writer on the “John Wick” film franchise, is apparently going to be the writer and executive producer on this series. The plan is for Splinter Cell to be a two-season, 16 episode order.

RUMOR: Your Switch username may prevent you from playing Crysis Remastered

What's in a name?

Earlier today, we mentioned that Crysis Remastered has some issues when it comes to inverse options for traditional joystick and gyro controls. Those problems are certainly annoying, but at least they don't cause the game to crash. There's another issue that resulting in just that.

While not officially confirmed yet, it seems your Switch username might end up causing trouble for the game. If you have a username that has a colon in it, Crysis Remastered will wig out when you try to start up a game. You'll go to the usual loading screen, and then software will crash after about 30 seconds. Removing the colon will result in the game loading up no trouble.

Crytek hasn't commented on this matter yet, but if you find yourself unable to load the game, perhaps this name issue is getting in the way.

RUMOR: G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout heading to Switch

Go Joe!

It looks like Switch owners might have a new G.I. Joe experience to get their hands on in the near future. An Aussie rating, along with cover art for G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout has been spotted. Unfortunately, there are no gameplay details to share at this time. We also haven't seen the Switch cover art just yet, with the image above coming from the PS4/XB1 versions. Hopefully we get an official announcement soon.

RUMOR: Now fans think they've discovered an official F-Zero Twitter account

One more ride for Captain Falcon?

Earlier this week, fans discovered a Twitter account that appeared to be tied to the 35th anniversary of Mario. There have been rumors of multiple Mario games getting revamped/re-released in honor of the anniversary, but Nintendo is yet to say anything. This Twitter account gave fans renewed hope, and a bit of messing with the password recovery feature showed that the email could be tied to a nintendo.co.jp address. Nothing 100% confirmed mind you, but enough to create excitement.

This discovered has lead to fans scouring Twitter to see what else they can come up with, and today's discovery is quite interesting. Fans have found what appears to be an official Japanese Twitter account for the F-Zero series. It follows the exact same rules as the Mario Twitter account mentioned above, and returns the same n*******.**.** address. Furthermore, the Twitter account was created on March 16th, 2020, so it was not a reaction to the discovery earlier this week.

We still don't know if either of these accounts are legit. Even if they are tied to Nintendo, it could be a case of Nintendo protecting Twitter names just incase they had something to share. It's hard not to get hyped, and there's definitely some compelling evidence, but please remember that this is all just speculation for the time being. Nothing is confirmed until Nintendo says so.

RUMOR: Fans think they've found an official Twitter account for Super Mario's 35th anniversary celebrations

Let's sift through the evidence

There have been rumors flying around for a long time now that Nintendo is going to be revamping/re-releasing multiple Mario titles to celebrate the character's 35th anniversary. Nintendo is yet to confirm any of this, but that hasn't stopped fans from trying to dig up details. That's what brings us to today's discovery.

A number of fans have come across a new Twitter account that they believe is tied to Nintendo. The account, @SuperMario35th, was created back in March 2020. First rumors of Mario 35th anniversary celebrations popped up on the 30th, leaving just one day for fans to make an account to fool people with. A slim chance certainly, but a chance nonetheless.

Now here's where things get a bit more interesting. Fans have been using the 'forgot password' feature of Twitter in order to get some details on what email account is associated with the Twitter handle. As you can see, the email is mostly blocked out, but it would fit with a nintendo.co.jp email. That tidbit alone is giving fans a bit more hope that this Twitter account is the real deal.

As always, nothing is officially until Nintendo comes out and announces it. If this Mario content is the real deal, let's hope Nintendo starts announcing it soon!

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