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RUMOR - GRID Autosport to see a high resolution pack released

Another visual bump?

GRID Autosport is already looking super-impressive on Switch, and the dev team has gone out of their way to provide players with three different settings that impact visuals. Now we're hearing a rumor of the game getting a high-res pack that'll launch on day one for the game. This would bump up the visuals even more that what's been shown in gameplay footage thus far. We'll reach out to the dev team and try to get comment on this.

RUMOR: A Splatoon collab might be heading to Fortnite

Could this really happen?

Chalk this up to things you've never expected. A Fortnite dataminer has been sifting through the game's most recent updates, and they've found something that might point to a Splatoon collaboration. The lines of code that are fueling the speculation can be found below.

-CID_TBD_Athena_Commando_M_SquidKid
-BID_TBD_SquidKid

Obviously Splatoon fans are going to see mention of 'SquidKid' and automatically think of Nintendo's series. That said, Epic might be using this as a name for countless other items in the game. It honestly would be pretty surprising to see Splatoon represented in Fortnite, but stranger things have happened!

RUMOR - Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag and Assassin’s Creed Rogue Remastered collection coming to Switch

More Assassin's Creed on the way?

With a Nintendo Direct set to air tomorrow, we'll no doubt be learning about some surprise titles heading to the Switch. Turns out a Greek retailer might have spoiled one of the surprises.

For a short period of time TheConsoleClub had a listing for Assassin’s Creed 4: Blag Flag and Assassin’s Creed Rogue Remastered on Switch. When word spread of the listing, it seems that it was taken down, as the link to the listing no longer works. The best part about this rumor is that we won't have to wait long to see if it's true or not!

RUMOR - Smash Bros. Ultimate's Challenger Pack 4 DLC will feature an SNK character (UPDATE)

Could it be true?

UPDATE - The page has been taken down by Nintendo. Also, it's worth mentioning that this might have been a mistake, as the info on the page matched up with a listing of DLC for SNK Heroines.

Here's a bit of a rumor for you about the future DLC for Smash Bros. Ultimate. Wondering who's going to be in Challenger Pack 4? According to the Nintendo UK hub listing for the pack, the character is going to have ties to SNK. We know this thanks to a mention of SNK on the hub page.

Could this be a mistake on Nintendo's part? It certainly could be, and it's likely the info will be removed soon. I guess we'll find out for sure when the next Smash Bros. Ultimate character reveal trailer rolls around!

Thanks to Dondom95 and Andreslop24 for the heads up!

Time for the yearly rumor of Call of Duty coming to Switch

Will this be another false alarm?

Every year, it seems some sort of rumor pops up about Call of Duty coming to Switch. There were two credible rumors in a row, and both turned out to be fake. Now we have the rumor for the third year, and again, there's certainly enough here to get fans' hope up.

Once again, the rumor ties into linking your Nintendo Account to a Call of Duty account. This is something you've been able to do since the Wii U days, as there was actually a CoD game on Wii U. What's the difference now? Well now you can link a Switch account, rather than a Wii U account.

Why on Earth would you be able to link a Switch account if there's no Call of Duty on Switch? Why bother to make the change at all unless there's something going on? I'm sure this'll all amount to nothing, but it's worth pondering!

RUMOR - New Pokemon anime series reveal coming next month

What's next for Ash?

The Pokemon anime series has been going strong for over 20 years now, and there's no doubt it'll continue on for many to come. What's next for the anime series? Rumor has it that something new is going to be revealed on Sept. 29th, 2019. We did hear recently that the Sept. 1st, 2019 episode of the Pokemon anime was going to have 'global exclusive' news to share. Perhaps these two tidbits are teasing the same thing!

The Lion King and Aladdin SNES/Genesis titles getting HD remakes (UPDATE - CONFIRMED)

The circle of life

Well here's a juicy rumor for Disney fans. Word is that remakes of The Lion King and Aladdin from the SNES/Genesis are in the works for the Switch. These games would include the original soundtracks alongside revamped HD visuals. This info was supposedly shared at the GameStop manager conference, so hopefully we can expect a confirmation soon.

UPDATE - This has now been confirmed. The combo title is set to launch sometime this Fall.

Report says that Nintendo "doesn't like the idea of players shelling out on in-game purchases" for mobile games

Good guy Nintendo

Nintendo and DeNA have teamed up to bring Mario Kart to phones with Mario Kart Tour. There's no doubt people will download the game left and right, but a recent report states that investors shouldn't expect the game to pull in big bucks. Takashi Mochizuki of the Wall Street Journal says that Nintendo "doesn't like the idea of players shelling out on in-game purchases and isn't interested in making lots of money from a single smartphone game."

We've actually heard Nintendo make statements like this before. They feel their mobile efforts are more about getting people familiar with their franchises, which will hopefully woo them over to their traditional game releases. While there's certainly some options for Nintendo to make money with Mario Kart Tour, it's not aiming to be the next Candy Crush or Clash of Clans.

RUMOR: Hotline Miami Collection coming to Switch, plus more talk of Ori and the Blind Forest

It's getting hot in here

Nintendo's IndieWorld presentation is kicking off live tomorrow at 9 AM EDT, and Nintendo is sure to have all sorts of fun things to show. We've heard rumors from analyst Daniel Ahmad that two "hot" titles are going to be stealth-dropped during the presentation, and it seems one of them is going to be Superhot. Today we're hearing that the other will be a Hotline Miami collection featuring both games in the series. That certainly fits in nicely with the "hot" tease, and plenty of fans have told Devolver Digital that they want to see the series on Switch.

Following that, we've also been hearing rumors for months and months now that Ori and the Blind Forest was coming to Switch. Mr. Ahmad shared yet another tease yesterday about a Microsoft title being revealed for Switch during the IndieWorld presentation, and Ori makes a ton of sense. Following that tease, we're hearing that the game will indeed be announced, and will hit the Switch eShop on Sept. 27th, 2019.

RUMOR - Nintendo's IndieWorld Direct will reveal yet another Microsoft title for Switch, two games will be surprise-launched

Big things to look forward to

Daniel Ahmad is a Senior Analyst at Niko Partners, and he certainly has some connections in the game industry. Mr. Ahmad is flexing those connections by taking to Twitter and revealing two tidbits about Nintendo's IndieWorld Direct, which is set to air Monday at 9 AM EDT. Obviously this stuff isn't confirmed, but I'm guessing Ahmad is more than confident of his sources.

- another Microsoft-related title will be revealed for Switch
- two games will get surprise launches during the IndieWorld Direct

When it comes to the Microsoft-related game, I'm going to take a guess and say that it's Ori and the Blind Forest. That's the one game that has been rumored for awhile, but never came to be. As for the two other surprise-launch games, I have absolutely no idea!

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