RUMOR: Nintendo planning to restart Smash Bros. Ultimate college tournament efforts sometime after Spring 2021

eSports are back on the menu, boys

Nintendo really doesn't do much backing of Smash Bros. Ultimate when it comes to the eSports scene, which has been a real point of contention for fans. That said, it seems Nintendo might be looking to restart their efforts on the college side of things.

PlayVS is the "Official Platform and League for High School, Youth and College eSports." The organization was looking to offer some Smash Bros. Ultimate tournaments in Spring 2021, but apparently Nintendo stepped in to call things off. According to PlayVS, this is because Nintendo "wants to wait to restart their college initiatives at a later date." Obviously this isn't super specific, but it is a glimmer of hope.

Thanks to Andreslop24 for the heads up!

RUMOR - Japanese voice actress for Ash in the Pokemon anime caught up in pandemic relief scam

Reports are coming out from Japan concerning Rika Matsumoto, the voice actress for Ash in the Pokemon anime. According to the reports, Matsumoto has been involved in some fishy business with Japan's pandemic relief grants.

Rumor is that Matsumoto rounded up 6 people and had them deposit their pandemic relief grant ($960) into her bank account. Japan is offering support to artists during the pandemic to help offset issues they've had with work. A former manager was included in that group without her knowledge, so she reported the situation to the authorities, as the payments should be going to each person individually.

Matsumoto refutes the claims, saying she was just holding onto the money. As to why she was holding the money, no one has an answer to that for now.

RUMOR: Dataminers discover voice clips in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity that may point to playable character DLC

Is the roster set to expand?

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity has quite the roster of playable characters to choose from, but those who've spent time with the game might be wondering why a few members of the in-game cast can't be taken into battle. While Nintendo and Koei Tecmo have been quiet on the matter, dataminers have dug up some voice clips that might point to DLC that deepens the playable character roster. There's spoilers ahead, so only click through if you're okay with that!

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RUMOR: Resident Evil Revelations 3 is in the works for Switch

Natalia, the sluice!

Resident Evil Revelations debuted on the 3DS, and it was a real show-stopper for the portable. The game was successful enough to make its way to multiple other platforms, and get a sequel as well. Now we're hearing that a third entry is on the way, and Capcom's focus is on bringing it to Switch.

Capcom suffered a leak recently, and it revealed a ton of different projects. Included in that leak was Resident Evil Outrage, which is apparently considered internally to be a continuation of the Revelations series. Whether it retains the name remains to be seen, but for all intents and purposes, Outrage will be very much in the style of the Revelations games.

According to an industry insider, Capcom is focusing on Switch as the main platform for Resident Evil Outrage. The game will make its way to other consoles as well, but first and foremost, this will be a Switch title. We've seen this happen before with the 3DS, and thanks to the success Switch has seen, seeing Capcom give Switch the focus for another Resident Evil spin-off makes a lot of sense.

Thanks to Sligeach_eire for the heads up!

RUMOR - Dataminers discover a Mandalorian skin for Fortnite

This is the way

Dataminers have gone digging through Fortnite to see what content is right around the corner, and this time they've come up with something big.

It looks like more Star Wars content is heading to Fortnite, and should appear sometime in Season 5. The image above shows some upcoming skins, which includes none other than the Mandalorian himself from the Disney+ series. As you can see, he's got "The Child" in tow as well, which is sure to make him an even more popular addition to the game.

RUMOR - Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake and NieR Replicant slated for release on Nintendo Switch

According to Amazon, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake and NieR Replicant are slated for release on Nintendo Switch. Prince of Persia is slated for release in January 2021 and NieR Replicant is slated for release in April 2021. If both of these rumors are true, then their game releases are not too far off, and their respective companies, Ubisoft and Square Enix, should be expected to make official announcements soon. Until then, these listings shall be marked as a rumor.

Following a recent data breach, leaks suggest that Capcom is localizing The Great Ace Attorney and its sequel onto Nintendo Switch

Capcom has recently suffered from a data breach, and as a result, some of their information regarding upcoming game releases may have been revealed. A notable example is The Great Ace Attorney, a game that follows the Phoenix Wright line of games that was never localized, may finally be released in North America via the Nintendo Switch. The game's sequel, The Great Ace Attorney 2 also appears to be in development for Nintendo Switch. The evidence for this comes from the fact that Capcom appears to have already set plans to record English voiceovers for the games. Whether or not Capcom will announce this games' official localization has yet to be seen, but since this information currently comes from a leak, nothing is official just yet.

RUMOR: A monthly subscription service might be heading to Fortnite

More V-Bang for your V-Bucks

While Fortnite already has a seasonal battle pass that players can buy, it seems that Epic is considering another paid feature for the game. A survey has been sent around that asks players if they'd be interested in a monthly subscription service. This service would include discounts on V-Bucks, provide access to exclusive content, allow early access to the battle pass, and throw in some extra V-Bucks for your trouble.

While a final price for this service isn't locked down, the survey does point to a price that could be as high as $16. That would be pretty steep, especially considering pricing for the battle pass.

RUMOR - A Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 demo might be on the way

Feeling puzzled?

Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 is coming to Switch on Dec. 8th, 2020, but it looks like we'll be getting a demo before that.

Gamstat, a service that tracks releases coming to the Playstation store, has spotted a listing and icon for a Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 demo. This is the same way details leaked about a Trials of Mana demo. That's about as good a piece of evidence you can ask for, and there's little doubt SEGA will announce a demo for multiple platforms in the near future.

RUMOR - Another round of evidence points to Crash 4: It's About Time coming to Switch

Is it just a matter of time?

I think we all expect Crash 4: It's About Time to head to Switch. Activision tried to pretend that both the Spyro Reignited Trilogy and the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy weren't coming over, but they eventually did. People have been feeling the same way about Crash 4: It's About Time, and now we have some more evidence to back that up.

Dataminers have been digging through the PS4 version of the game, and they found some hints at what could be a Switch version. Information in the INI file mentions a Switch version, and it even references the project name for Spyro Reignited Trilogy on Switch, which Crash 4: It's About Time would no doubt use as a base to build the game upon. This would also indicate that Toys for Bob would be handling the port, which is the same team that handled the Spyro Reignited Trilogy and the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Switch ports.

You can hear the full rundown of details on this info in the video above. Check out the snippet at the 3:09 mark.

Thanks to Sligeach_eire for the heads up!


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