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RUMOR - Did a Capcom Europe rep just confirm Monster Hunter XX Switch for localization?

I don't know what to make of this interview, which was posted on Oct. 17th, 2017. The blurb below is, word-for-word, the version that source outlet shared. It has some broken English in it, but is still readable. Taken at face value, it seems to indicate that Monster Hunter XX Switch has a shot at localization.

Read the snippet between Hi-News and Capcom Europe's Klaas Walter below to see for yourself.

Hi-News.ru: does the release of Monster Hunter: World on PS4, Xbox One and PC, Capcom has decided to refuse to release exclusive games for Nintendo and go to the multi-platform strategy? Or Nintendo, will receive exclusive game series?

Klaas Walter: I wouldn’t say that other platforms won’t get games from us. For example, the Nintendo console Switch will soon get Monster Hunter XX (enhanced remake of Monster Hunter Generations). So that the release of Monster Hunter World does not mean that the series suddenly became exclusive of any of the consoles.

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The feature starts off with a blurb about the interview itself. According to that intro, the interview was conducted at IgroMir 2017, which ran from Sept. 28th to Oct. 1st. Monster Hunter XX Switch released in Japan back in late August. That would mean, if the verbiage above is correct, Monster Hunter XX Switch will be seeing release outside of Japan. The Switch can't "soon get" Monster Hunter XX Switch if it already released, unless it was coming to new territories.

Confusing, I know...but interesting. I'm leaning more towards a translation error here, but I'd love to be wrong. Thanks to Lmangelesr for the heads up!

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 - More details on how to unlock Golf on your Switch








This all seems to tie in with the July 11th date. If your Switch has ever been connected to the internet, you won't be able to try this out again until July 11th. If you have a Version 1.0.0 Switch, you can still do it. On July 11th, you must have both Joy-Cons detached, and at the same time, do a "directly to you" Iwata motion. Thanks to T27Duck for the heads up!

RUMOR - Someone claims to have unlocked Golf on Switch, shows footage, but hasn't revealed his methods


You know how these things go. We don't know if the tweet above is legitimate. There are certainly aspects of it that look like they could be faked, but you never know. Let's see where things go from here on.

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.