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RUMOR - Is DLC on the way to Mega Man 11?

A lot of this is speculation right now, but it all stems from one unexplained fact. Over on the Steam listing for Mega Man 11, the listing database has been updated with a mention of 8ing. For those who don't know, 8ing is a developer that Capcom has worked with in the past on multiple titles. 8ing did not work on Mega Man 11, nor have they worked on any Mega Man game. Why would the Steam database listing for Mega Man 11 update with a mention of 8ing? It could point to DLC, but we'll just have to hang tight to see what's up.

RUMOR - Animal Crossing Switch could see release in Q1/Q2 2019

When Animal Crossing Switch was announced in the last Nintendo Direct, many figured it would be quite some time until we saw the game land on Switch. Rumor has it that might not be the case though, as inside sources are claiming we could see the game as early as Q1/Q2 2019. One of those sources is PixelPar, who leaked the Animal Crossing Switch announcement shortly before the Nintendo Direct went live. Seeing the game hit the Switch that soon would certainly be a welcome surprise. Let's hope this rumor actually plays out!

Thanks to Andreslop24 for the heads up!

RUMOR - Amazon France no longer selling Switch and select games due to dispute with Nintendo

What is it with Nintendo and Amazon? There have been so many times in the past where the two just don't get along, and we see hardware/software removed from the site. Rumor has it that situation has cropped up again, this time specific to Amazon France. Here's the details we've heard so far.

- you cannot buy the Switch on Amazon France anymore
- Amazon France was selling the base Switch at 270€, much lower than other retailers
- Nintendo decided to yank Switch stock for Amazon France based on this
- neither Amazon or Nintendo would comment on the matter to IGN
- this will impact select games in the future, including Super Mario Party and Smash Bros. Ultimate

Again, seeing how Nintendo and Amazon have struggled in the past, hearing the above info isn't surprising. Hopefully the two sides can come together and work things out.

RUMOR - Latest Switch firmware update limits upload speed

As you well know, Nintendo puts out patch notes for every firmware update they release for their hardware. Unfortunately, those patch notes are hand-picked by Nintendo, so we never get to see the full details of what's included in each update. Today we're learning about one change in the latest firmware update that Nintendo didn't bother to mention.

Multiple reports have come in stating that Version 6.0.0 of Switch firmware limits upload speeds to 8mbps. There's been no cap put in place for downloads, but for whatever reason, uploads are now capped at 8mbps. Again, we don't know for sure that this is the case, as Nintendo hasn't made mention of this change anywhere. All we have to go on is multiple reports from users.

RUMOR - The Klonoa movie could be in trouble

I'm guessing there's plenty of you who had no idea there was a Klonoa movie in development. It's definitely understandable if you missed the info. The film project was announced back in Oct. 2016, and it's been radio silence since then. Unfortunately, it seems like the movie might be in a bit of development trouble.

A number or pages/profiles related to the film have been modified, either changing massive details about the project announcement, or removing mentions of it altogether. Henshin, the production company behind the film, has been removing pages for the project from their site, which most likely isn't a good thing.

We'll reach out for comment and try to get some details on just what's going on here. Hopefully the film is still in the works, but it's not looking good.

Thanks to OperationGamer17 for the heads up!

RUMOR - Has a new Smash Bros. Ultimate character been leaked?


Yep, it's time for another Smash Bros. Ultimate potential leak. You know how this game goes. A rumor of a new character is floating around out there, and you have to pick a side. Do you think the leak is legit or fake? You can get the details from the video above, or hit the jump to see the leaked screen.

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RUMOR - Nintendo customer service rep says if your Switch Online subscription expires, cloud saves have a grace period before deletion

This info comes from a Nintendo customer service rep, so take it with a grain of salt. We've seen them provide spot-on info in the past, and info that was completely incorrect.

According to one Nintendo customer service rep, your Switch cloud saves aren't deleted immediately if you cancel/let your Switch Online subscription lapse. Apparently there's a grace period before deletion, but no specific details on how long that period is were given. In other words, it's still going to be a gamble, but there might be a chance you can hang onto your saves if you re-up your subscription soon enough.

RUMOR - Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe demos hitting the Switch eShop soon

Are you one of the few Switch owners who haven't already purchased Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe? Still looking for a reason to grab one or both? Rumor has it Nintendo is going to be adding demos for both games to the Switch eShop soon. You'd think almost everyone has these titles already, but I guess it can't hurt to let newcomers try them out!

RUMOR - More info on how devs will add cloud save support to their Switch games

Earlier today, we got a look at a Japanese game box that included a blurb stating that the game supported cloud saves. The fact that this was printed on the box shows that perhaps all games won't support cloud saves. Now we have a bit more information from our friends over at Nintendo Life, who have talked to an anonymous source familiar with the situation.

- developers now have a tick box when submitting games to Nintendo, with 'Yes, support it' or 'No, don't' options for cloud saves
- this box has to be checked one way or another to proceed
- this is the only action developers have to take, with Nintendo handling the rest

Why a developer wouldn't include cloud save support for their game is beyond us, but the option is there. This would also seem to indicate that games already released would need to be updated to get cloud support.

RUMOR - Splatoon 2 datamine may have revealed the new Nintendo Direct date

Earlier today, Nintendo decided to push back the Nintendo Direct they planned for today. Nintendo said they would share a new date/time soon, but it looks like we might not have to wait for them to announce it.

Splatoon 2 dataminers have been pouring through the game as usual, and they've found some interesting info. The ranked rotation pool with Starfish Mainstage that was supposed to start on September 7th has now been removed. In addition, all current rotations are preset until September 14th. Finally, the Salmon Run gear that was scheduled for September 7th has been pushed to Sept. 14th.

Looks like we could be seeing the Nintendo Direct rescheduled to Sept. 13th, 2018. Not a confirmation by any means, but certainly some solid evidence.

Thanks to Andreslop24 for the heads up!