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RUMOR - Animal Crossing Switch could see release in Q1/Q2 2019

When Animal Crossing Switch was announced in the last Nintendo Direct, many figured it would be quite some time until we saw the game land on Switch. Rumor has it that might not be the case though, as inside sources are claiming we could see the game as early as Q1/Q2 2019. One of those sources is PixelPar, who leaked the Animal Crossing Switch announcement shortly before the Nintendo Direct went live. Seeing the game hit the Switch that soon would certainly be a welcome surprise. Let's hope this rumor actually plays out!

Thanks to Andreslop24 for the heads up!

RUMOR - Has a new Smash Bros. Ultimate character been leaked?


Yep, it's time for another Smash Bros. Ultimate potential leak. You know how this game goes. A rumor of a new character is floating around out there, and you have to pick a side. Do you think the leak is legit or fake? You can get the details from the video above, or hit the jump to see the leaked screen.

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RUMOR - Nintendo customer service rep says if your Switch Online subscription expires, cloud saves have a grace period before deletion

This info comes from a Nintendo customer service rep, so take it with a grain of salt. We've seen them provide spot-on info in the past, and info that was completely incorrect.

According to one Nintendo customer service rep, your Switch cloud saves aren't deleted immediately if you cancel/let your Switch Online subscription lapse. Apparently there's a grace period before deletion, but no specific details on how long that period is were given. In other words, it's still going to be a gamble, but there might be a chance you can hang onto your saves if you re-up your subscription soon enough.

RUMOR - Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe demos hitting the Switch eShop soon

Are you one of the few Switch owners who haven't already purchased Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe? Still looking for a reason to grab one or both? Rumor has it Nintendo is going to be adding demos for both games to the Switch eShop soon. You'd think almost everyone has these titles already, but I guess it can't hurt to let newcomers try them out!

RUMOR - More info on how devs will add cloud save support to their Switch games

Earlier today, we got a look at a Japanese game box that included a blurb stating that the game supported cloud saves. The fact that this was printed on the box shows that perhaps all games won't support cloud saves. Now we have a bit more information from our friends over at Nintendo Life, who have talked to an anonymous source familiar with the situation.

- developers now have a tick box when submitting games to Nintendo, with 'Yes, support it' or 'No, don't' options for cloud saves
- this box has to be checked one way or another to proceed
- this is the only action developers have to take, with Nintendo handling the rest

Why a developer wouldn't include cloud save support for their game is beyond us, but the option is there. This would also seem to indicate that games already released would need to be updated to get cloud support.

RUMOR - Splatoon 2 datamine may have revealed the new Nintendo Direct date

Earlier today, Nintendo decided to push back the Nintendo Direct they planned for today. Nintendo said they would share a new date/time soon, but it looks like we might not have to wait for them to announce it.

Splatoon 2 dataminers have been pouring through the game as usual, and they've found some interesting info. The ranked rotation pool with Starfish Mainstage that was supposed to start on September 7th has now been removed. In addition, all current rotations are preset until September 14th. Finally, the Salmon Run gear that was scheduled for September 7th has been pushed to Sept. 14th.

Looks like we could be seeing the Nintendo Direct rescheduled to Sept. 13th, 2018. Not a confirmation by any means, but certainly some solid evidence.

Thanks to Andreslop24 for the heads up!

RUMOR - Mega Man 11's final Robot Master names revealed, demo may be releasing soon

Could tomorrow's Nintendo Direct contain some info on Mega Man 11? It seems likely, with the game set to hit Switch on Oct. 2nd, 2018. Apparently dataminers have been sniffing out details, and if their info is correct, it's certainly possible that the game will be discussed during the presentation. As long as you don't mind some spoilers, hit the jump to see what's been discovered.

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RUMOR - Zelda attractions to replace Lost Continent section of Universal's Islands of Adventure

The gang over at ThemeParkUniversity say they've gotten some inside info on Universal's plans for Zelda-themed content at their parks. This info supposedly comes from multiple inside sources.

- Zelda section will replace the entire Lost Continent at Islands of Adventure
- will stretch from Seuss Landing all the way to Hogsmeade and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

There's also some other rumored tidbits about how the rest of Nintendo's attractions at Universal Studios' parks will place out.

- the scope of the project changed as the strategy to compete with Disney became more aggressive
- Universal decided to scrap the plans for Universal Studios Florida to get all the Nintendo content
- Nintendo content will now be at 3 locations: Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure and the yet-to-be-named new park
- the Mario Kart attraction that will open at Universal Studios Japan was slated for Universal Studios Florida
- now it will open in the Universal park down the road
- Nintendo land at USF was supposed to feature Zelda attractions as well as Pokemon and Kirby
- Zelda attractions were moved and expanded upon to Islands of Adventure

RUMOR - Two more characters discovered for Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

Bandai Namco recently released the Extra Pack 3 for Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. As soon as they did, dataminers started pouring through the details, and it seems they might have gotten a sneak peek at two characters making their way to the game in the future. Based on supers, ultimate moves, and evasive moves that were discovered, it would appear that both Gogeta and Broly will be added sometime in the future.

RUMOR - Diablo 3: Eternal Collection launching on Dec. 21st, 2018

Nintendo and Blizzard are yet to share a release date for Diablo III: Eternal Collection on Switch. Until we wait for an official announcement, we might have seen the date revealed through an online advertisement.

The banner above supposedly appeared online for a short time, and then vanished completely. As you can see, it shows a release date of Dec. 21st, 2018. That would definitely fit Nintendo/Blizzard's plan to release the game this year, but it's cutting things close!

UPDATE - GameStop also has the same date listed. Thanks to @averylail116 for the heads up!