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Rumour: 2015 Sonic Title To Hit Wii U Alongside PS4 and Xbox One

2015 Sonic Title To Hit Wii U Alongside PS4 and Xbox One

Is Sega keeping the faith?

While the list of big-name third-party developers and publishers backing the Wii U into this year and beyond seems rather small, they do still exist. We can just about include Ubisoft, while others actively involved in Wii U retail games are Bandai Namco, Tecmo Koie, Atlus and, of course, Sega. Nintendo seems to have a...

News: Ubisoft Refuses to Comment on Watch_Dogs Wii U Cancellation Rumours

Ubisoft Refuses to Comment on Watch_Dogs Wii U Cancellation Rumours

Update: It still seems to be on the way to Wii U

Update 2: There is some very positive news regarding this rumour, as Kotaku has consulted its sources in Italy and the US — the latter was also showing cancellations in its GameStop stores — and stated that the disappearance of pre-order options was a "glitch". Pre-orders should be available now...

Rumour: Smash Bros. Heading for a Spring 2014 Release

Smash Bros. Heading for a Spring 2014 Release

Lost in translation?

There have been rumours bouncing around for a few weeks that Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS may arrive during the Spring of 2014, mainly based on retail listings. They've been loose rumours at best, but an interview given by Nintendo Germany's Bernd Fakesch has prompted speculation that Sakurai-san's hotly anticipated...

Rumour: LEGO The Hobbit Planned for 2014 Release

LEGO The Hobbit Planned for 2014 Release

Will likely cover lots of film sequences that weren't actually in the book

Is there any franchise that LEGO video games can't cover? It's a tricky one, and we'd have to start tagging 'Woody Allen' films as a series if we had to try really hard — TT Fusion has already covered Batman, Star Wars, Indiana Jones and Marvel to name some, though hasn't...

Rumour: New Pokémon Game In Development, Focusing On Pikachu

New Pokémon Game In Development, Focusing On Pikachu

Pika-who?

According to Japanese website NHK, The Pokémon Company is currently developing a brand new Pokémon title which focuses on Pikachu. The title is said to have started development during the summer. President and CEO of the company, Tsunekazu Ishihara, is set to appear on Japanese TV on 28th October, with the existence of a new game in...

Rumour: Wii U New Super Mario Bros. and New Super Luigi U Hardware Bundle Sighted

Wii U New Super Mario Bros. and New Super Luigi U Hardware Bundle Sighted

Wii Fit U listed for November, too

It's Wii U bundle rumour time, everyone! We all like juicy speculation based on retailers either breaking an embargo or making products up, and courtesy of Twitter user Oisin1001 more information on potential Wii U releases has been spilled; both are reportedly from a Smyth's Toys catalogue, which is a retailer...

Rumour: Nintendo Set To Rename The Wii U Facebook Page

Nintendo Set To Rename The Wii U Facebook Page

It'll soon be known as "Nintendo Console Gaming"

Earlier today we reported that the 3DS Facebook page would be getting a name change after several people received emails from the social network telling them that from 19th September it would be known as "Nintendo Handheld Gaming". Well, it appears Nintendo has also decided to go down the same route...

Rumour: Nintendo Renaming The 3DS Page On Facebook

Nintendo Renaming The 3DS Page On Facebook

"Nintendo Handheld Gaming" looks set to replace it on 19th September

Nintendo is renaming the Nintendo 3DS Facebook page, according to an email sent from the social network to a selection of people who like the page. When Facebook pages change their names, an email is sent out by the social network to inform people of the change. Nintendo hasn't...

Rumour: Potential Wii U Pokémon Title Could be a Fighting Game Called Pokkén Fighters

Potential Wii U Pokémon Title Could be a Fighting Game Called Pokkén Fighters

Or Pokkén Tournament, depending on trademark usage

During the recent Pokémon Game Show in Tokyo, a short video concluded with an image that sparked rumours of an upcoming Wii U game, as Mega Lucario and Mega Blaziken were shown facing off in what certainly looked like a sharp 3D graphical engine not beyond the realms of the Wii U. While The...

News: Pokémon: The Origin Anime Announced, Mystery Clip Also Sparks Wii U Game Rumours

Pokémon: The Origin Anime Announced, Mystery Clip Also Sparks Wii U Game Rumours

One-off special will be based on the original games

A new one-off Pokémon anime is on the way to coincide with the release of Pokémon X & Y. It's called Pokémon: The Origin and is based on the original Japanese games, Pokémon Red & Green, which later became Red & Blue internationally. The show will centre around new Pokémon trainer...

Rumour: Nintendo Planning a Wind Waker HD Hardware Bundle

Nintendo Planning a Wind Waker HD Hardware Bundle

Pokémon X & Y 3DS XL bundles, too

So, let's all get some salt to hand. Ready? According to a cheeky rumour-merchant that claims to have access to the inventory system at a "major system retailer" in the U.S., Nintendo is planning a Wii U hardware bundle with The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, as well as red and blue 3DS XL bundles with...

Rumour: Attack of the Friday Monsters Breaching North American Shores Next Week

Attack of the Friday Monsters Breaching North American Shores Next Week

There goes the neighbourhood

We're not really sure where giant kaiju come from, perhaps they emerge from the depths or fly down from space, either way the North American eShop has listed Level 5’s Attack of the Friday Monsters: A Tokyo Tale for arrival on 18th July. The third and final game of the Guild 02 series is currently priced in the eShop...

Rumour: Metroid Blasting Onto The Wii U Virtual Console Next Week

Metroid Blasting Onto The Wii U Virtual Console Next Week

Samus' first adventure gets listed on Nintendo's website

Super Metroid was made available to Wii U owners for a measly 30c/30p earlier in the year as part of the Famicom 30th Anniversary celebrations and many people snapped it up straight away. The Super Nintendo classic was the home console successor to the popular NES title Metroid, which looks...

Rumour: Mario Kart 8 Coming To Wii U in April

Mario Kart 8 Coming To Wii U in April

Spanish newsletter may have jumped the gun

During the special E3 Nintendo Direct we caught our first glimpse of Mario Kart 8 and it was revealed the game would be available in Spring 2014. There's been no specific date or month given for its release, however, a newsletter from Nintendo of Europe - which can be seen below - has seemingly let the cat...

Rumour: Best Buy Beginning Return of Wii U Basic Models Before E3

Best Buy Beginning Return of Wii U Basic Models Before E3

Time to say goodbye to the 8GB system?

Earlier this week we reported on a rumour that GameStop will be returning Wii U Basic systems as part of a product recall by Nintendo. It's certainly not beyond the realm of possibility as the SKU has seemed to struggle, while a 32GB White Wii U is coming to Japan; if we were to don our guessing hats we'd...

Rumour: Deadpool Could Be Heading To Wii U

Deadpool Could Be Heading To Wii U

Amazon.ca lists the game for a Wii U release

Activision could be set to release Deadpool in June for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. The publisher has never mentioned a Wii U version but it appears there may well be one on the cards in the future as online retailer Amazon.ca has listed the game for Nintendo's system. Wii U has seen some support...