RUMOR - Evidence of Pokemon Crystal 3DS VC release surfaces

While not an official confirmation, some 3DS eShop behind-the-scenes snooping has lead to speculation that Pokemon Crystal might be added to the 3DS VC at some point. With Gold/Silver hitting the service, it wouldn't be too surprising to see Crystal follow sometime after. I guess we'll just have to wait and see!

RUMOR - Netflix customer service rep says Netflix is "Locked and Loaded" for Switch, Awaiting Nintendo Approval

This info comes straight from GoNintendo user KamehamehaX, and we're happy to bring it to you!

According to a Netflix customer service rep, Netflix is "locked and loaded" for Switch. Apparently Netflix has been trying to get permission to launch their app on Switch, and as soon as Nintendo gives the go-ahead, the app can be added to the eShop. As of right now, Netflix is just waiting for Nintendo to give the green light.

Obviously, we don't have confirmation from Nintendo on this, and I know some people don't believe customer service reps. We've certainly seen reps get info wrong before. Let's just hope this info is correct and the service will be added to Switch soon!

UPDATE - We have since been provided with screenshots of the Netflix customer service chat where this info came from.

RUMOR - A look at Toys R' Us expected SNES Classic Edition allotments

Snes Toys r us stock

A minimum of 30 per store certainly sounds pretty good. Looks like people should be able to get their hands on a unit fairly easily on launch day. Don't know how long the TRU stock will last, though!

RUMOR - Lichtspeer devs say Nintendo is working on an achievement system for Switch

Well here's a VERY interesting tidbit coming from the dev team behind Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition on Switch. During a Reddit AMA with the dev team, they made an off-hand comment about leaderboards. The comment is shared below.

Nintendo doesn't have an official support for Achievements and Leaderboards, like Sony or Microsoft but we know that they're working on it. We'll see how it goes and we'll add the rankings along the way.

That would certainly be a big bit of news! The Lichtspeer devs have released a game on Switch, so they certainly would have an idea of some behind-the-scenes details. Now the question is, did they just leak a big secret, or did they make a mistake? Thanks to FangztheWolf for the heads up!

RUMOR - Nintendo Direct coming Sept. 13th, 2017

A lot of people have been wondering when we're going to get the next Nintendo Direct. It's certainly been some time, and if you look back on the schedule of these things, we're a bit overdue for a presentation. Seems like one might be right around the corner, as the original source for the L.A. Noire Switch rumor has come forward to say he's heard rumblings of a Nintendo Direct on Sept. 13th, this Wednesday!

RUMOR - Is Runbow headed to Switch?

A couple days back 13AM Games seemed to be teasing more Runbow content. Today they've shared a trailer saying the game was releasing on PS4. The thing is, that original trailer included a line saying the game was also coming to Switch. Since then, the trailer has been edited and that line has been removed. Now we are left to debate whether the line was included by accident and there's no Switch version, or the line was included early and a Switch version is in the works, but wasn't meant to be revealed yet!

RUMOR - Tennis World Tour coming to Switch

Big Ben has been talking about Tennis World Tour for awhile now, but we haven't gotten any kind of official confirmation that the title is Switch-bound. Today a source claims they've talked to Big Ben and the company confirmed a Switch version is incoming. Until they do so publicly, we'll keep this marked rumor.

RUMOR - GameStop to offer pre-owned Switch bundles, launching today

Just to be clear, this is a rumor coming from one of our inside sources.

Oh man, here we go again. Still trying to find a Switch? GameStop is ready to sell you yet another forced bundle. This time they're going the pre-owned route, selling you a Switch that's been traded-in. It seems like they'll be putting something else in with the Switch, as we're hearing it's a bundle, and it should cost around $360. We'll find out if this rumor is true soon enough, as we've heard they're launching today! Thanks to our anonymous source for the heads up.

UPDATE - Looks like these might be the bundles, as they redirect to an incorrect page right now. Check them out here.

RUMOR - Super Mario Run getting a new mode

The following information is completely rumor, so read on with caution.

- “New Game Mode: X 10 Run!”
- players are told that Princess Daisy is in trouble, and it’s up to the player to rescue her
- X 10 Run asks for Toad Rally Tickets to allow you to play
- this mode consists of 10 quick, 10-second levels where the player collects three rainbow coins before reaching the Goal Pole
- the more rainbow coins collected, the closer the player gets to a chance to hit a giant Rainbow ? Block for bigger items
- these items can be used in Kingdom Builder, such as Toad Houses
- halfway through a set of 10 levels, players find a second playable character on the map
- you must switch to that character to play the next five levels, which will be slightly harder
- after 10 levels, players will find Mario in a room, surrounded by Toads
- he has to hit a normal ? Block for standard Kingdom Builder items, such as trees or flowers
- music in X 10 Run consists of remixed tracks from previous Mario games, featuring vocals from a woman

RUMOR - FIFA 18 getting a demo on Switch

Demos for FIFA games aren't really a big deal when it comes to other platforms. Each FIFA release is expected to get a demo. Will that trend continue on Switch? There's an article over at The Mirror that says yes, but The Mirror doesn't exactly have the best track record. Let's hope they're right this time around.