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RUMOR - Leaked Sonic the Hedgehog movie info shows who Paramount was originally considering for the roles of Sonic and Sheriff Tom



James Marsden and Ben Schwartz are taking on the roles of Tom the cop and Sonic respectively in the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie. Now we have a rumored sheet of actors that were considered for the roles before these two actors were signed. We actually did hear rumors of Chris Pratt months and months ago, but that obviously didn't pan out. There's definitely some other high-profile actors who were being considered when the project originally started, but hopefully the two people chosen can bring the movie to life.

RUMOR - Blind Squirrel Games working on remastering 3 fighting games from the 90s for release in a Switch collection

According to multiple LinkedIn listings, Blind Squirrel Games is working on a remaster collection for Switch. The collection includes 3 fighting games from the 90s that will be remastered for this package. The 3 fighting games are all part of the same series, and the remasters will be done in Unreal Engine 4. It seems the likely guess is the original Mortal Kombat Trilogy, but we'll just have to hang tight for official word.

Thanks to Doctre81 for the heads up!

RUMOR - A third, old Sonic the Hedgehog movie poster may have surfaced

Now here's a poster we cannot verify as real at this time. Rumor has it that this poster was first put together when the cast and other details were first being worked on, but obviously a lot has changed since then. You can tell right off the bat that Sonic's design here is very different. I have to say, I don't dislike this design as much as I do the current design. I can't say I like this, but I definitely don't find it as offensive.

Thanks to Magitroopa for the heads up!

RUMOR - Nintendo Switch Online shop might replace Nintendo eShop in the future


Yesterday, Nintendo of America announced that they are suing a man for pirated NES Classics and Nintendo Switch systems. While most is pretty straightforward, there is a surprising line in the legal paperwork. In it, they say the following: ''Nintendo Switch users can purchase games either digitally from the official Nintendo Switch Online shop (formerly Nintendo eShop) or in physical copies...''

Now is the question: is Nintendo planning to overhaul the name and maybe even the look of the store? It certainly doesn't relate to the web based store, which is simply named the ''Nintendo Game Store'' in America and the ''My Nintendo Store'' everywhere else. We are marking this as a rumor, simply because Nintendo hasn't announced any plans relating to this. That being said, it must be pretty firm if it's in a legal document.

RUMOR - Persona 5 coming to Switch

This kind of rumor isn't really that much of a stretch to believe. It's also not surprising at all to see it pop up after Joker's reveal for Smash Bros. Ultimate. That said, the rumor comes from MysticDistance, a translator and secondary writer for Persona Central, KHInsider, and other sites. Here's the info he's shared so far.

- Persona 5 is heading to Switch in 2019
- the game will be announced the day Joker becomes playable in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- this version will have a new title
- it will also “contain adjustments to the game, additional aspects to the scenario, and other wanted additions”
- a Switch port has been under consideration since mid 2017
- the game's name is based on one of the domains Atlus recently registered

Two domain names Atlus has recently grabbed but not used yet are P5U.jp and P5R.jp. Either of these could indeed be tied to a Switch port. Hopefully we find out soon!

RUMOR - New Scribblenauts game in the works called Scribblenauts Fiesta

Development on a new Scribblenauts game may have been leaked. The information comes from the SAG Production database site. If you search WB Games on the site, a number of projects come up, including one called Scribblenauts Fiesta. It would certainly be nice to have a new traditional Scribblenauts game after the various spin-offs and compilations, but there's no official confirmation on this info as of right now. We'll keep you posted on any further details.

Thanks to Sligeach_eire for the heads up!

RUMOR - SNK might be bringing Samurai Spirits and more to Switch

We'll keep this one tagged as rumor for now, but hopefully we'll have official information soon.

The image above comes from a presentation that SNK recently held showcasing what projects they have in the works. That goes hand-in-hand with an article that mentions SNK revealing that the upcoming Samurai Spirits is heading to Switch. Also in the image is Nintendo's logo next to both the King of Fighters and Metal Slug franchises. King of Fighters XV is in development, but platforms weren't specifically discussed. As far as Metal Slug, it's not clear if anything at all was said.

RUMOR - Metroid Prime Trilogy coming to Switch

Time for another juicy rumor about a potential Switch release. Word on the street is that the Metroid Prime Trilogy is coming to Switch, and it's going to be revealed at the Game Awards later this week. This would certainly make for a nice refresher as we lead into Metroid Prime 4. At least we don't have long to wait to see if this rumor is true!

Thanks to Dondom95 for the heads up!

RUMOR - Retailer lists The Last Story II for switch


A German website by the name of Media Markt has recently posted a listing for The Last Story II for the Nintendo Switch. The boxart is just a placeholder, as nothing else about the game has been officially unveiled. As a result, this story is being marked as a rumor for the time being. If this game IS real, then it should not be long before we get official confirmation.

Special thanks to operationgamer17 for the heads-up!

Eurogamer says they believe 'Nintendo is keen' on having a new Zelda title for Switch every year

We don't think of the Legend of Zelda series as being yearly. We usually wait anywhere from 4-7 years for a new, mainline installment in the franchise. There are some spin-off titles here and there, but nothing too major. Could Nintendo be looking to keep the Zelda series a bit more fresh in the minds of fans? According to Eurogamer's Tom Phillips, that's indeed the case. Here's what Phillips had to say in a recent feature.

As I understand it, Nintendo is keen to have a Zelda game launch on Switch every year.

I guess when you look at Switch so far, that's technically been true. We had Breath of the Wild at launch back in March 2017, and then we got Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition in May of 2018. I guess we'll have to see what happens in 2019 to know if this rumor has some truth to it!