The cause of this excited chatter is the latest issue of Nintendo Power, which apparently features intense speculation on the subject (hardcore Virtual Console fanatics will be all too aware of how adept Nintendo Power seems to be at generating interesting rumours).

We’ve yet to see the issue in question so we can’t comment either way, but it certainly would make a great deal of sense for Nintendo release the game around the same time as Brawl.

In the meantime, if anyone can provide a scan of the Nintendo Power issue in question (or at least clarify what the magazine is saying), then please feel free to contact us!