Every time a major games event comes around, the rumour mill fires up to maximum efficiency and churns out a sludgy stream of hype and nonsense, in which one may occasionally find a glimmering diamond of truth.
With Tokyo Games Show a few weeks away, Japanese analyst Mizuho Securities has predicted a big announcement from Capcom at the show, and has increased its predicted share price accordingly. That prediction? A new entry in the Monster Hunter series.
We've been here before of course, but as the Capcom COO thinks Monster Hunter 3DS will happen and TGS is just around the corner, if we're going to see anything of the game on 3DS — or Wii U, even — it'll be next month.
Until we have something more solid to go on, start practising your elated and disappointed expressions to be covered for all eventualities.