RUMOR - Did a developer job listing mention Fortnite on Switch, only to remove the mention shortly thereafter?

Could Iron Galaxy be bringing Fortnite to the Switch? It's the same team that handled the port of Skyrim to Switch, so they certainly know the system. The potential for Fortnite on Switch might have been leaked as part of a job listing for Director of Game Design at Iron Galaxy. The job listing as it supposedly originally read is listed below.

"Iron Galaxy Studios is a well-established independent game developer who has partnered with the titans of our industry to ship more high-caliber games than any other indie developer. Our best known creative works are, the critically acclaimed Killer Instinct, and Divekick; which are complimented by our technically superb Fornite and Skyrim switch ports. We are looking for an inspiring self-starter to join our Iron Galaxy family and embrace the leadership role of Director of Game Design."

The page no longer has that same mention. I did a cached search and found nothing, and checked the source code as well, but that was a dead end too. The one bit of truth we know is that Iron Galaxy has indeed worked on Fortnite. Perhaps someone else out there better at internet sleuthing can hunt down an original version of this job listing.

GameStop puts out Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII Switch display cases

Did GameStop just let the cat out of the bag? As you can see, at least one GameStop location has placeholder boxes for Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII in their Switch section. I mean, you would think that indicates a little insight on the side of GameStop, right? We've all heard the rumors of something Call of Duty-related coming to Switch, and now this GameStop display seems to be the closest thing to confirmation yet.

Thanks to Sligeach_eire for the heads up!

RUMOR - Bandai Namco co-developing Smash Bros. Switch

Bandai Namco worked on Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS, which was a surprise to quite a few people when the news came out. Now we're hearing rumors that Nintendo has asked Bandai Namco back to co-develop Smash Bros. on Switch.

This rumor comes from the Twitter profile of Tiago Sonobe, a developer who claims to have worked at Bandai Namco. They went so far to share their involvement in Smash Bros. Switch, saying they worked on the rendering engine for the game. Sonobe currently claims to work at Nintendo as a software engineer.

When fans caught on to his tweet and started asking about Bandai Namco's involvement in Smash Bros. Switch, Sonobe deleted his entire Twitter feed. Either he shared some info he shouldn't have, or he's just trying to get everyone riled up. Which do you think it is? I'm inclined to believe the guy. Why bother making up a rumor about Bandai Namco being involved when they already have a history with the series? It's not like it would be a big shocker.

RUMOR - Fortnite on its way to Switch (UPDATE)

Fortnite is one of the biggest games in the world right now, if not the biggest game. Millions upon millions of people are playing the game and pouring tons of cash into it, even though the experience is free-to-play. Fortnite is available on multiple platforms, but Switch owners haven't had the chance to check the game out yet. Rumor has it that could be changing.

LeakyPandy, someone who leaked correct information from the Nintendo Direct in March, says that Fortnite is indeed making its way to Switch. The Battle Royale mode that everyone knows and loves will indeed be included, but on top of that, the co-op story feature will include some Switch exclusives. This will include some local multiplayer options, among other things. Furthermore, this mode is said to include some Nintendo-specific content, which will of course remain exclusive to the Switch version.

UPDATE - For what it's worth, here's a blurb from USGamer on the situation.

I checked in with sources close to both Nintendo and Fortnite Battle Royale and they informed me that they are not aware of any plans to announce Fortnite Battle Royale either at E3 or at this time in general.

Thanks to Sligeach_eire for the heads up!

RUMOR - The reason why some of Konami's classic games never made it to the Virtual Console is absolutely baffling

Ever wonder why Konami classics like Contra, Castlevania Bloodlines, Rocket Knight Adventures, and others never made it to any version of the Virtual Console, or the NES/SNES Classics? A supposed former Konami employee who wishes to remain anonymous has shared details, and the reasoning is just plain dumb.

Back before the Wii VC went live, Nintendo sent third parties a list with their titles, and asked which ones would be eligible for release on the VC. When Konami got the list, all their classics were mentioned. The problem is, whoever filled it out forgot to checkmark certain titles before they sent it back to Nintendo. This mistake went on for years, and when an employee finally decided to update the list with the correct info, the opportunity didn't come up before they moved to a new position.

Seems like an absolutely ridiculous explanation, doesn't it? I honestly wouldn't believe it if it were any other company but Konami. The way they handle things in recent years has been mind-boggling, and this fits right in.

Thanks to ReyVGM for the heads up!

RUMOR - Universal Orlando getting Pokemon-themed area in 2020, Super Nintendo World moved to a new park, opening 2023

All of this information comes via a local news report from WFTV. Consider it rumor for now, but it's interesting nonetheless.

- Universal Orlando is opening a fourth theme park
- the new park will be Pokémon-themed
- this will be added to the KidZone section of Universal
- the Super Nintendo World rides will be moving across the street to the 400 acres Universal recently bought
- the Pokémon park is coming in 2020
- Super Nintendo World is opening in Orlando in 2023

RUMOR - Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus' Switch version may be playable at PAX East

Wondering what's up with the Switch port of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus? Rumor has it that the game will be on-hand for demoing purposes at PAX East. If that's the case, we at least would have a better idea of when to expect the game to hit store shelves.

Coolshop have added Diablo 3 on Switch to their website

An online retailer by the name of Coolshop has listed Diablo 3 as a purchasable Nintendo Switch title. There is no release date on the site, but the game is currently purchasable for £47.95. This would not be the first time that Diablo 3 was rumored to come to the Nintendo Switch, and this information may be a temporary placeholder until the game is officially announced. The website does seem to be fairly reliable, but of course, there has yet to be any sort of official announcement. Therefore, nothing is guaranteed just yet, and this is still just a rumor. Thanks to sligeach_eire and Pasiccifor the heads-up!

RUMOR - Ubisoft dev says Steep is still without a release date on Switch

Steep is definitely a bit of Switch vaporware at this point. Ubisoft doesn't talk about the supposed Switch version at all, and fans have no idea what's going on with the game. The best source of info right now is a supposed Ubisoft employee that says the game is still coming, but has no official release date. It's hard to verify the source's claim of working at Ubisoft, but he is followed by some other Ubisoft employees, as well as press members who are in-the-know. I'll leave the final call up to you.

RUMOR - South Park: The Stick of Truth and The Fractured But Whole coming to Switch

Multiple Switch owners have been hoping that Ubisoft would bring over the latest South Park game to the Switch, but rumor has it that Switch owners are going to get a double-dose of South Park soon enough. Apparently both The Stick of Truth and The Fractured But Whole are both going to come to the platform. Obviously Ubisoft hasn't commented on this, but with both games using the Snowdrop engine, which is indeed supported on Switch, the idea makes sense!

Thanks to Timulion for the heads up!