RUMOR - Localization site mentions Profesor Layton and the Curious Village port for Switch

Going back to where it all started?

Well here's an interesting find. Profesor Layton and the Curious Village seems like it's going to get an HD port to the Switch. This information comes from the G4F-Localization, which looks to handle various localization jobs for projects. The listing specifically mentions translation into Italian, German, and Spanish.

This goes along with previous hints of Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and The Millionaires’ Conspiracy DX getting localized as well. Once again, this site makes mention of localization plans for the title, which would mark the second time we've seen indication of the Switch version leaving Japan.

RUMOR - Latest trailer for Persona 5: The Royal sheds new light on a recent Smash Bros. Ultimate datamine

A little ditty 'bout Jack & Jane

Persona 5: The Royal received a new trailer today, and once again, there was no mention of the Switch. That means all hope is lost for a port, right? Not necessarily, as a Smash Bros. Ultimate datamine detail from last month now makes a lot more sense after today's trailer.

Last month, dataminer Dr. Hyper Cake shared the following discovery from Smash Bros. Ultimate's source code.

There is another reference to "Jack" that I feel should be mentioned: "/Jack6_C06_v01_070925.mb_Jane1_pony_hairSystemShape2.mchp"". @jam1garner was the first to notice it in the string dump. I've seen some interesting theories about what "Jane" could refer to relative to Joker.

This information didn't really draw much attention from fans, but today it makes a ton of sense. The new trailer for Persona 5: The Royal showed off a new character for the game. While we didn't get a name for the character in the trailer, we did see that she has a ponytail, and this is prominently displayed in the trailer.

Could this woman in the new trailer be the Jane with a ponytail referenced in the Smash Bros. Ultimate datamine? It certainly does line up, and would make you think that Jane will be an alternate for Joker, who was named 'Jack' in the source code.

Of course, that's all speculation for right now. We'll just have to hang tight and cross our fingers for an announcement confirming all this. As for now, which side of the fence are you on?

RUMOR - Latest Gearbox tease might point to Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition for Switch

Lock and load?

Gearbox continues to tease various projects, which they'll be revealing at PAX East 2019. We are already pretty sure that Borderlands 2 is coming to the Switch, and now it seems Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition might be making the way over as well.

Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition was already released for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. What other platforms does this leave when it comes to teases? On top of that, the above image tweeted by Gearbox is actually slightly different from the original screen. The image has been flipped for purposes of the tweet, which makes it look like Duke Nukem and Ishi have switched places.

RUMOR - Speculation on Nintendo creating their own phone once again bubbles up

Can you hear me now?

Will Nintendo create their own mobile phone? That's a question fans have mulled over for years and years now. This was something long before Nintendo joined the mobile scene with software. Hell, Nintendo even had a patent for a gaming phone! The question is, will Nintendo ever REALLY pull the trigger and make it happen? The latest rumblings come from Digitimes, who share some information from their 'industry sources.'

Despite the fact that gaming handsets are a niche-market segment, other players including Xiaomi, Vivo, Nintendo and Nubia are either strengthening their presence in the market or planning to enter it, said the sources. ...There have been speculations about Nintendo planning to launch a gaming handset that can integrate with its Switch consoles, the Japan-based vendor has yet to respond to such speculations.

Gearbox has Switch fans wondering if a port of Borderlands 2 is coming

Running for the Switch border?

Gearbox has put out the image above via Twitter, stating that they're teasing another game reveal for PAX 2019. Right off the bat, fans recognized this image as coming from Borderlands 2.

Borderland 2 is already available on multiple platforms...so what could be left? If it's not a Switch port of Borderlands 2, quite a few people will end up being shocked.

RUMOR - A water-related vehicle might be coming to Fortnite

How about some pool noodles?

There's certainly decent amount of water to traverse in Fortnite's map. Wouldn't it be nice if there was a quicker way to get around in it all? That could very well be on the way, according to information from dataminers.

After pouring through code on the most recent update to Fortnite, dataminers came across the 'Athena_OctopusSpawner' file name.

RUMOR - Home Run Contest and Stage Builder to be added to Smash Bros. Ultimate

Too good to be true?

We know more content is coming to Smash Bros. Ultimate. More characters and stages are on the way, but what other content could see release? Dataminers have discovered some information that could potentially point to the inclusion of both Home Run Mode, as well as the Stage Builder. I'm sure many fans would love to see these added in, so keep your fingers crossed!

Thanks to cm30 for the heads up!

RUMOR - This week's Sonic the Hedgehog movie leaks might be of an earlier design for Sonic, overall appearance could be different in the film

There's still hope, Sonic fans

Some of the biggest news to come out this week was related to more leaks of Sonic as he appears in the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog film. Or at least, that's what the internet at large thought he would look like. Some new info has come out from the gang over at Tails' Channel, and it gives us some slight hope that Sonic's design might be tweaked a bit for the film.

- the most recent Sonic movie leaks/renders will not appear in the film
- these are screengrabs from a video that was pitched to Sony pictures prior to Paramount taking over
- the full render image is not the 'definite, final render' for the film

Thanks to Andreslop24 for the heads up!

RUMOR - Devil May Cry 5 director says a Switch port of the game might be considered if Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen sells well

Maybe could potentially be considered as a possibility

Some Devil May Cry 5 devs have stated that they'd like to see the series come to Switch. That we know for a fact. Now we have a bit of a rumor, which supposedly comes from a M! Games interview with Devil May Cry 5 Director, Hideaki Itsuno. According to a fan translation of the interview, this is what Itsuno says when asked why Devil May Cry 5 isn't on Switch.

We started the development of DMC 5, while we didn't have the dev kits for the Switch. Because of that, we concentrated on the PS4, Xbox One and PC versions. If Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen sells well on Switch, then we might consider porting DMC 5.

I would imagine that a port of DMC 5 to Switch would be one hell of an undertaking. There might be some teams out there who would be up to the task, but I guess that won't even be considered until sales for Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen come in.

RUMOR - New wave of details on the Mortal Kombat movie reboot

All I care about is

The Mortal Kombat movie reboot rumors have been circling the internet for quite some time now. While we wait for official confirmation on any of these details, yet another wave of rumored info has come out. Check out the latest supposed inside inf below.

- looking to begin shooting in Australia this Summer
- looks to introduce a new character to the franchise and bring back favorites
- Simon Mcquoid will direct
- completed script submitted by Greg Russo
- Joel Edgerton is the top choice to play the role of Kano'
- reboot will center around a washed-up boxer (Cole Turner) who is recruited to help protect Earth (and his daughter)
- he must join forces with a team of fighters that are locked in an eternal battle with killers from another dimension
- supposed updated character list includes:

COLE TURNER – A washed up boxer that still puts up a good fight. He loves his daughter Emily and will do anything to protect her. He is recruited to fight in Mortal Kombat and turns out to have a mysterious upbringing.

EMILY – Cole’s 12-year-old daughter who is already a skilled boxing trainer. She proves to be tougher than she looks.

KANO – The large, rugged Australian ex-special forces turned merc-for-hire wanted by Interpol for arms dealing and drug running. He’s killed a lot of people yet still has a goofy attitude.

LORD RAIDEN – The Thunder God leader of the humankind’s contestants in Mortal Kombat. He oversees their training for the tournament.

SONYA BLADE – The tough blonde dressed in military gear and ready to become a stronger champion.

JACKSON “JAX” BRIDGES – With “Arms like cannons” he recruits Cole to the Mortal Kombat tournament.

LIU KANG – A Shaolin warrior from the White Lotus society that has the ability to throw fireballs.

KUNG LAO – A stoic warrior monk who throws his hat like a deadly frisbee.

SUB-ZER0 – The ice ninja with deadly eyes hidden behind a gruesome mask.

MILEENA – The female Outworld assassin dressed in leather armor and wielding deadly sais.

SHANG TSUNG – The ageless Outworld general that oversees the tournament and it’s fighters.