RUMOR - Nintendo's IndieWorld Direct will reveal yet another Microsoft title for Switch, two games will be surprise-launched

Big things to look forward to

Daniel Ahmad is a Senior Analyst at Niko Partners, and he certainly has some connections in the game industry. Mr. Ahmad is flexing those connections by taking to Twitter and revealing two tidbits about Nintendo's IndieWorld Direct, which is set to air Monday at 9 AM EDT. Obviously this stuff isn't confirmed, but I'm guessing Ahmad is more than confident of his sources.

- another Microsoft-related title will be revealed for Switch
- two games will get surprise launches during the IndieWorld Direct

When it comes to the Microsoft-related game, I'm going to take a guess and say that it's Ori and the Blind Forest. That's the one game that has been rumored for awhile, but never came to be. As for the two other surprise-launch games, I have absolutely no idea!

RUMOR: Nintendo of America will exchange a Switch for the revised Switch for free, so long as you purchased after July 17th, 2019

What a deal!

Did you buy a Switch on or after July 17th, 2019, meaning you might have missed out on the revised Switch with better battery life? If so, you might be in luck, so long as you live in America.

We're hearing from multiple sources that Nintendo America is offering to replace your Switch for the revised Switch for free, minus the cost of shipping, so long as you can prove you've purchased your Switch on/after July 17th, 2019. If you've got the proof, Nintendo will swap out the old for the new, and that's it!

We've reached out to Nintendo for official comment on the matter, and will update this post with that info if/when it comes in.

RUMOR: Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville coming to Switch

Seems like a good fit

EA suffered a leak earlier today in the form of the debut trailer for Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville. We know that an alpha test for the game was held recently, which was on Xbox One and PS4. That test is what paved the way for the trailer leak. The person behind the leak says that the game will also make its way to Switch, even though the alpha didn't appear on the platform. We'll just have to wait for official word from EA before we can mark this one confirmed.

RUMOR - Analogue might be working on a Game Boy clone

Is the Game Boy getting a new lease on life?

Analogue has released a number of platforms over the years that aim to give classic game fans a new way to play their favorite titles. There are options out there for the NES and SNES, and now it seems like the company might be targeting the Game Boy.

Analogue recently filed a trademark for the Analogue Pocket, which is obviously going to cater to portable games. With previous Analogue systems containing nods in their names to Nintendo platforms, the Analogue Pocket just makes sense alongside the Game Boy Pocket.

Nothing is official right now, but hopefully Analogue will share some details on what the Analogue Pocket if in the near future.

RUMOR - Nintendo working on further Switch revisions beyond Switch Lite

More than just Switch Lite coming?

Switch Lite comes out Sept. 20th, 2019, but is Nintendo already working on another round of hardware revisiions? The Wall Street Journal says they are, and they're getting info from supposed sources inside the company.

According to WSJ, Nintendo is working on more Switch revisions that could be higher-end models, which ties in nicely with Sharp VP Katsuaki Nomura stating that it will supply its IGZO display panels to a videogame client, although he did not name the company.

A new Cooking Mama game named Cooking Mama: Cookstar may be coming to Switch

According to an Australian rating website, a game by the name of Cooking Mama: Cookstar may be on its way to the Nintendo Switch. Beyond that, the game also appeared on a German rating website as well. If both of these websites are to be believed, then it should not be long before the game is officially unveiled. 

RUMOR: Neon Purple/Neon Orange Joy-Con heading to Europe on Oct. 4th, 2019

Oh joy!

Not that long ago, Nintendo announced that the Neon Purple/Neon Orange Joy-Con were going to see release in North America, but nothing was said for Europe. While no official announcement has been made, a Nintendo Europe customer service rep has said that the Joy-Con pair will hit Europe on Oct. 4th, 2019. Hopefully that ends up being the case!

RUMOR - Check out footage of the prototype coaster design that will be used in Super Nintendo World's Donkey Kong ride

Now this looks like fun

For over a year now, we've heard rumors of Super Nintendo World featuring a coaster ride that will be Donkey Kong-themed. The ride will supposedly mimic the many mine cart levels of the Donkey Kong Country series. The coaster system is unique, as it will feature an arm underneath the ride that guides the cart, while riders above will see a fake track that appears to have ramps and broken sections.

In the tweet above, we can see footage of a prototype coaster that very closely mimics not just the rumor of the Donkey Kong theme, but the patents that were tied to that earlier rumor as well. If the Donkey Kong ride does turn out to be true, it'll most likely use a system close to this one.

Thanks to ibbsters for the heads up!

RUMOR - Universal may share Super Nintendo World info tomorrow, considering even more Nintendo attractions

It's a Nintendo world after all!

Universal is making a big announcement about their theme park in Orlando, Florida tomorrow, and sources close to the topic believe Super Nintendo World is going to be the cornerstone of this reveal. We're hearing that a third park is going to be announced, and Nintendo's attractions will be the major focus of what's showcased there. We won't have to wait long to find out if this inside info is true!

Those same inside sources claim that Universal has tentative plans for a lot more Nintendo-related attractions at their new park, but they want to see how the initial reaction to Super Nintendo World is in Japan and Florida. If things go well, Universal will green-light those projects and add them to the existing parks.

RUMOR - Comment from Ed Boon may point to Nightwolf's full reveal at EVO 2019

Full Nightwolf debut this weekend?

We know that Nightwolf is going to be joining Mortal Kombat 11 sometime before mid-Aug. 2019, thanks to a leak from Nintendo. The question of when exactly the character will be added remains. It seems we might be getting some information on that front at EVO 2019, if a tease from Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon is to be believed.

Boon's Tweet above certainly seems to be teasing an upcoming full reveal for Nightwolf, but you can never really tell with Boon's tweets. He loves to tease fans all the time on Twitter. Sometimes he's being deliberate and info does show up, and other times he's just riling up fans. I guess we'll find out soon enough, as EVO 2019 takes place Aug. 2nd to 4th, 2019.


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