RUMOR - Dragon Quest XI S planned for worldwide launch in 2019

Dragon Quest XI S is a lock for Japanese release in 2019. There's no doubt about that. The good news is, a report states that both North America and Europe will get the game this year as well.

While nothing has been officially stated by Square-Enix at this time, multiple sources in the supply chain are showing that Dragon Quest XI S is going to launch in both NA/EU in 2019 as well. It certainly seems plausible, and hopefully Square-Enix confirms this news in the near future.

RUMOR - Interesting character may be offered as DLC through Mario Tennis Aces

Dataminers have been on fire lately, picking through Nintendo's various titles and apps to get juicy details about what could be on the horizon. The latest target of datamining is Mario Tennis Aces, and some interesting info on a potential DLC character has been discovered. If you don't mind spoilers, hit the jump to see what's been discovered!

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RUMOR - Deadpool 2 actor Rob Delaney may have a role in Detective Pikachu

Ryan Reynolds, who plays the titular role in both Deadpool and Detective Pikachu, has been having fun referencing his comic book role in relation to the upcoming Detective Pikachu movie. Now we're hearing that one of Reynolds' Deadpool 2 co-stars is going to further the connection between the two films.

Inside sources state that Rob Delaney, known as Peter in Deadpool 2, will have some sort of role in Detective Pikachu. Obviously this would be a tongue-in-cheek reference to Deadpool 2, so it's likely to be an indirect nod, rather than a blatant call-out. Most are speculating that Delaney will provide the voice for a Pokemon in the movie, which definitely seems like a smart idea for the sly reference.

RUMOR - Universal pulls back on plans for supplementary Legend of Zelda and Pokemon-themed attractions in their parks

Much of the coverage for Nintendo and Universal Studios' collaboration on park attractions has been that of rumor and speculation. Outside of a few brief comments by both companies, official news has been very hard to come by. Today that trend continues with a rumor on the size/scope of Universal's plans.

Not too far back, we heard talk of Universal and Nintendo pushing ahead on some more projects in their parks that would go beyond the Super Nintendo World plans. This would include a Pokemon KidsZone area at Universal Studios and a Zelda-themed area at their Islands of Adventure park. Apparently those plans have now been halted, according to inside sources.

Don't worry, the decision to stop these extra attractions has nothing to do with Universal and Nintendo having a falling out. Word is that Universal decided to be a bit more conservative. They want Super Nintendo World to have time to prove itself before they go all-out on a bunch of Nintendo attractions. This cautiousness stems from a costly Fast and Furious attraction ended up being a major flop.

Mortal Kombat rumors - Ronda Rousey voicing Sonya Blade in MK 11, WB Animation working on an MK movie

With Mortal Kombat 11's big gameplay reveal coming next week, the rumors are flying fast and furious. We have two juicy rumors to cover, and both are quite interesting. Remember, none of this information is confirmed as of right now.

Rumor 1 - Ronda Rousey to voice Sonya Blade in Mortal Kombat 11

- Ronday Rousey will be voicing Sonya Blade in Mortal Kombat 11
- she will be on-hand at next week's event to coincide with the announcement

Rumor 2 - WB Animation working on an animated Mortal Kombat movie

- voice cast includes the following:

Joel McHale
Jennifer Carpenter
Darin DePaul (Spider-Man PS4, Justice League Action)
Fred Tatasciore (Avengers Assemble and the new Voltron)
Grey Griffin (Young Justice, Avengers Assemble)
Ike Amadi (Avengers Assemble, Trollhunters)
Kevin Michael Richardson (Mr. Terrific in Justice League vs The Fatal Five)
Patrick Seitz (Has voiced Scorpion for all of the new MK games)
Robin Atkin Downes (Disenchantment, Voltron)
Steve Blum (Voiced Sub-Zero in the Mortal Kombat reboot game)
Jordan Rodrigues

RUMOR - Switch sales in the U.S. for Dec. 2018 over 2 million, beating PS4/XB1 combined

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It'll be a couple weeks until we officially see the sales data for Switch in the U.S. for Dec. 2018, but as usual, we have a leak. If the leaked data is to be believed, things have gone extremely well for Switch. The rumored figures state that Switch sold over 2 million units during the month, which is more than both the Xbox One and PS4 combined. Looks like Smash Bros. Ultimate did it's job during the holiday season!

RUMOR - Level-5 saw mass exodus of employees, leading to project delays

Yo-Kai Watch 4 and Inazuma Eleven Ares are both very big titles for Level-5, and both saw major delays in their releases. Level-5's president Akihiro Hino explained some reasoning for the delays in both games over the last few months, but a new report states that there might be more to it than he's letting on.

Rumor is that Level-5 actually saw a ton of employees leave in recent months, leaving them without enough manpower to tackle the projects. Obviously without enough staff, you can't get projects out the door as expected. No reason for the mass exodus of employees was given.

RUMOR - Leaked Sonic the Hedgehog movie info shows who Paramount was originally considering for the roles of Sonic and Sheriff Tom

James Marsden and Ben Schwartz are taking on the roles of Tom the cop and Sonic respectively in the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie. Now we have a rumored sheet of actors that were considered for the roles before these two actors were signed. We actually did hear rumors of Chris Pratt months and months ago, but that obviously didn't pan out. There's definitely some other high-profile actors who were being considered when the project originally started, but hopefully the two people chosen can bring the movie to life.

RUMOR - Blind Squirrel Games working on remastering 3 fighting games from the 90s for release in a Switch collection

According to multiple LinkedIn listings, Blind Squirrel Games is working on a remaster collection for Switch. The collection includes 3 fighting games from the 90s that will be remastered for this package. The 3 fighting games are all part of the same series, and the remasters will be done in Unreal Engine 4. It seems the likely guess is the original Mortal Kombat Trilogy, but we'll just have to hang tight for official word.

Thanks to Doctre81 for the heads up!

RUMOR - A third, old Sonic the Hedgehog movie poster may have surfaced

Now here's a poster we cannot verify as real at this time. Rumor has it that this poster was first put together when the cast and other details were first being worked on, but obviously a lot has changed since then. You can tell right off the bat that Sonic's design here is very different. I have to say, I don't dislike this design as much as I do the current design. I can't say I like this, but I definitely don't find it as offensive.

Thanks to Magitroopa for the heads up!