Just a few days after Nintendo's Direct Mini, and we're already hearing that something else is being cooked up for this week. Rumor has it that Nintendo will be showing something off on Thursday. It doesn't sound like we're looking at another Nintendo Direct, though. This seems to be something along the lines of a trailer that pops up on Nintendo's YouTube channel out of nowhere. The rumor says this reveal will be for the Switch, and could tie into a new game/accessory for the platform.
No matter what time of year it is, you know that either a LEGO game is in the works, or a LEGO game is about to release. TT Games never gets a break from the LEGO license, and rumor has it they've got two more games in the works right now.
Inside sources claim that LEGO Incredibles 2, based on the upcoming Pixar flim, is on the way. The movie is due out on June 15th, 2018, so expect a game to launch around the same time.
Sources also claim that TT Games is cooking up another DC comics game, but this one is based on villains. The project is called either LEGO DC Villains or LEGO DC Supervillains, and will include characters like The Joker, Lex Luthor, and Harley Quinn.
Both projects seem completely plausible, but there's nothing in the way of confirmation from LEGO, Warner Bros., TT Games, DC, or Disney. I guess we'll just have to sit on this one and wait.
Sanity, the second-biggest music/video retailer in Australia, has put up a listing for South Park: The Fractured But Whole on Switch. According to them, the game is due to release on March 13th, 2018. It would certainly be nice to see this happen, but there's literally no confirmation, or even a hint of a confirmation out there from Ubisoft. I guess we'll just have to cross our fingers tightly on this one.
One of the Switch Amazon placeholders (Switch Title 25) got a name change: "For Reversal - Nintendo SNES Classic (Non-US version)" pic.twitter.com/x63dxHU0GT— Wario64 (@Wario64) January 10, 2018
Amazon just updated the listing to only say “Reversal” pic.twitter.com/NL8koXahm9— Wario64 (@Wario64) January 10, 2018
Something fishy is going on over at Amazon. As you can see in the tweets above, one of those mysterious placeholder listings at Amazon was changed to something about a "Non US" version of the SNES Classic Edition. Shortly after that, the placeholder was changed to a much less descriptive listing. Could there be a chance of the EU version of the SNES Classic Edition actually releasing here?
Word on the street is that GameStop had these 6 Switch game SKUs hit their system overnight. No rhyme or reason to it, but they're all clearly for game listings. Couple this with GameStop's earlier deleted tweet about a Nintendo Direct, and it's starting to seem like something big is around the corner!
Been awhile since we had a rumor with such convincing evidence behind it. If this is a fake, it's a really well-done one. Of course, there's some aspects of the video that scream fake to me right away. Why is this footage filmed off-screen? Why is it the only video on this YouTube channel?
That said, what's shown off in the video certainly matches extremely well with the Switch's menu aesthetic. It also includes a lot of features people want, but it seems a bit too good to be true.
Team Real or Team Fake? Cast your votes now, and let's see if this one gets debunked or proven.
UPDATE - Evidence below points to this being fake, but it's not 100% definitive.
The system update leak is fake. The console has Mario Kart 8 DX downloaded digitally, which takes up 6.8 GB of space, but only 2GB of System Memory is taken up, less than 3.2 GB of the SD card storage is taken up, and only 0.9 GB of Cloud storage ist taken up.— BigRedN (@Big_Red_N) January 6, 2018
RUMOR - Nintendo reaching out to press for permission to use Zelda: A Link Between Worlds review quotes
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds came out back in 2013, but rumor has it Nintendo is interested in the game once again.
We're hearing that Nintendo PR reps are reaching out to select press members to ask for permission to use their review quotes once again. Why would Nintendo be interested in doing this? A Nintendo Selects version of A Link Between Worlds seems most likely, but perhaps something else is going on here. All of it is speculation for the time being.
Rumor has it that Konami is bringing some games to Switch, and their plans include some ports and a brand-new title.
Back on the Wii, Konami released a series of ReBirth titles featuring classic brands. Gradius ReBirth, Castlevania The Adventure ReBirth and Contra ReBirth were all pretty fantastic titles, and word on the street is that they're coming to Switch. Along with those titles, Konami is apparently working on a 4th ReBirth title, but no specific details on that project have been leaked.
There's no doubt that multiple companies are scrambling to bring games to the Switch. There are plenty of games in the works we know nothing about, and rumor has it that SNK is one of them. Apparently the company has something coming to Switch, but no other details can be shared at this point. Perhaps this rumored project will be revealed in that rumored Nintendo Direct!
Possible Sonic Mania DLC spotted in SteamDB. Named "Project Plus".https://t.co/oQWmi4wsY6— PTKickass (@PTKickass) December 16, 2017
Looks like we could be getting some new content for Sonic Mania. The information found via Steam above looks to indicate a free content patch on the way. Obviously nothing official, but a good sign. Let's see if SEGA jumps in and confirms things soon!