Forbes publishes, yanks article that says Diablo III is coming to Switch with exclusive content

Earlier today, Forbes published an article that confirmed Diablo III for Switch. It appears Forbes may have jumped the gun on embargo though, as the article has been removed. Thankfully we still have all the details from that feature!

- Switch version is called the 'Eternal Collection'
- 4-player local multiplayer on a single Switch
- 4 player local multiplayer on 4 separate Switch units as well
- play online through the Switch Online service
- cloud save support
- includes Reaper of Souls and Rise of the Necromancer expansion packs, plus all other added content
- $60
- Nintendo-exclusive in-game bonuses
- Ganondorf cosmetic armor set
- Tri-Force portrait frame
- cuckoo pet
- Echoes of the Mask cosmetic wings

We'll keep this story marked as a rumor until the game is officially confirmed, but I'd say that it's just a matter of time now!

RUMOR - Hacker finds some sort of 'Test VR' mode on Switch

Is this the case of a couple homebrewers trying to pull the wool over our eyes, or is this something to get excited about? As you can see in the Twitter exchange above, it looks like some sort of pseudo VR mode has been implemented on the Switch. Apparently this is tucked away within the Switch itself. That's what we're supposed to believe, anyway. With these two being involved in homebrew, I'm not sure if I trust them. What do you guys think? Are these two cooking up their own thing and trying to fool everyone, or was this really discovered in the Switch firmware?

Thanks to ThatWaluigiDude for the heads up!

RUMOR - New Smash Bros. Ultimate character may have been leaked

We're in full-on spoiler territory here, gang! Only hit the jump if you don't mind a potentially HUGE spoiler for tomorrow's Direct!

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RUMOR - 15 Kanto region Pokemon receive updated trademarks

Looks like Pokemon Company, Nintendo, Game Freak, and Creatures Inc. are gearing up for yet another surprise in Pokemon: Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee. Reports have come in stating that there is a new round of trademarks for 15 Kanto region Pokemon. The list includes Golem, Machamp, Raichu, Jynx, Starmie, Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan, Hitmontop, Arbok, Weezing, Persain, Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, and Dragonite.

What's the big deal about this? Turns out the last time old Pokemon received updated trademarks, Mega Evolutions were revealed for Pokemon X and Y. This detail would tie in quite nicely with the news earlier last week about Takara Tomy preparing a line of figurines for the Kanto evolutionary starters' Mega forms.

RUMOR - First Pokemon: Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee accessories revealed

Rumor has it that the above items are our very first look at a wave of Pokemon: Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee accessories that are on the way. Here's a breakdown of each item.

Pokémon themed Switch case

- hard shell
- padded interior
- five game card slots
- elastic strap to store a USB-C cable or Joy-Con straps
- interior is a blue and yellow gradient with alternating rows of Pikachu and Eevee silhouettes, as well as white Poké Balls

Single strap bag

- features full body silhouettes of Pikachu and Eevve on the outside
- grey Poké Ball tag at the top
- sides of the bag are green around the front zipper and blue along the main body

LEGO Harry Potter Collection may be coming to Nintendo Switch

According to the image above, LEGO Harry Potter Collection may be released for the Nintendo Switch in November. No other information about the game is currently known, but if this image IS to be believed, then it should not be long before we have a concrete release date for the game.

Who's up for a juicy Nintendo Direct rumor?

The last 2 times 4chan had a rumor on a Nintendo Direct, it turned out to be right. I don't mean just a few things right here or there. I mean they nailed complete Nintendo Direct rundowns. Information was absolutely spot-on. I didn't share that information those last two times, and I now regret those decisions. Am I going to let the same thing happen again? Not a chance in hell!

With my luck, this rumor will turn out to be completely false. The thing is, there are a couple tidbits in here that give at least some tiny shred of believably. First up, the Funko information on a Pokemon collab is mentioned in the post. That's info we found out yesterday, but this post is dated July 10th. Second, the post goes into detail about Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC. Just today, we found out Nintendo has more in the works for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. With those two tidbits of noteworthy info, I'll share the full rundown with you.

Click through the jump to see the full post. Some of it seems rather outlandish, but we can dream!

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RUMOR - Charles Martinet voicing Mario in Wreck-It Ralph 2

IMDB can be really hit-or-miss with information. I'm sure some of you will remember the craziness with a Legend of Zelda listing on there. That said, perhaps they've gotten some information that's spot-on this time. According to their listing for Wreck-It Ralph 2, Mario is going to be appearing in the film, and Charles Martinet will be handling the voice work. It would be great to see Mario appear in the sequel, since he wasn't part of the original.

The latest E3 Switch rumors includes Fortnite, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Paladins, Overcooked 2, and "Killer Queen Black"

Back in the early days of GoNintendo, I used to fall for all kinds of rumors. You live and learn, I guess. I've gotten a lot better over the years, but I still make mistakes. Will this post be a mistake? We'll find out soon enough!

Our friends at Dtoid shared the above image, which supposedly leaks some reveals for Nintendo at E3. Some are games we've heard rumored already. Others are brand-new, including Overcooked 2 and Killer Queen Black. The sheet itself seems about as fake rumor as you can get, but there's a reason why we're sharing.

Our friends at Dtoid say they've received embargoed information leading into E3, and that information pertains to some of the games on the above image. In other words, even if this is a stab-in-the-dark rumor image, it's gotten some things right. To add some fuel to the fire, I will say that in particular, I have seen/heard things about Dragon Ball FighterZ that lead me to believe a Switch port is 99% happening.

So yes, a bit to mull over here. Take all of it as you will. Like I said, we won't have to wait long to find out if this sheet is the real-deal or another in a mile-high pile of fakes.

RUMOR - A look at various planned shipments for upcoming Switch games in France

As we say from time to time, France is certainly Nintendo country. The French seem to really dig what Nintendo does, and they're showing major love for the Switch. That means the country should get some sizable shipments of big-name games coming from Nintendo. With that said, here's a look at some rumored figures for initial shipments for upcoming Switch titles.

Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee - 300k for each version
Mario Tennis Aces - 120k
Captain Toad - 60k
Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition - 40k
Octopath Traveler - 30k