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  • Rumour New Zelda Series amiibo Might Be On The Way

    Majora's Mask, Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword amiibo incoming?

    Those naughty data miners are at it again; they've only gone and analysed leaked data files for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and have made some interesting discoveries. You can read the whole thread over on Reddit, but here is a summary: In the data files the following...

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  • Rumour The Skylanders Franchise Might Be Facing Cancellation

    Liam Robertson weighs in on the topic

    It seems that the writing's been on the wall for the toys-to-life market for a while now. The Disney Infinity franchise just got cancelled this summer, and the general sales in this industry have been steadily shrinking. Lego Dimensions and Skylanders have been holding the line thus far, but it seems that...

  • Rumour Nintendo Switch Release Date and Key Games Outlined

    If you don't want to potentially know, don't look

    There's little getting around the fact that key Nintendo Switch details are being leaked. While there are plenty of bogus 'rumours' doing the rounds, a few key reports (some with sources we've verified in recent months, in various ways) have been sharing details around the system's line-up of games;...

  • Rumour Nintendo Switch Will Launch On 17th March In Europe

    Thank me lucky charms

    It's been confirmed by Nintendo that the Nintendo Switch will be launching in all regions during March 2017. Take this with a pinch of salt, but now Laura Dale - who from our own conversations seems to have some solid sources, and has previously published some articles on Switch via LetsPlayVideoGames - has revealed that she...

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  • Rumour Buddy Pokémon Could Be on the Way to Pokémon GO

    Have a companion for your travels

    Pokémon Yellow Version did something a bit different when it came out by allowing players to have their Pikachu out of its Pokéball, faithfully following the player around the overworld if it was in their party. The feature then disappeared and didn't come back until Pokémon Heartgold and Soulsilver, where it was...

August2016

  • Rumour Articuno Has Been Caught in Pokémon GO

    Niantic says it's not from them

    Ever since Pokémon GO launched, many people have been wondering how the game would be handling the distribution of Legendary and Mythical Pokémon. It's known that they're in the game, but there's no indication as to how to obtain them. It's expected that they'll be given out as part of a social event of some sort,...

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  • Rumour Villager, Marth & Wii Fit Trainer amiibo Discontinued

    Prices start to skyrocket

    Earlier this week we reported that intense demand for amiibo had prompted UK retailer GAME to hike its prices, increasing the going rate by over 20% from £11.99 to £14.99 in the UK. The situation of limited amiibo stock and increasing prices is getting worse in multiple territories, however, and rumours of discontinued...

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  • Rumour Mario Kart 8 Wii U Hardware Bundle On The Way

    Seems feasible, salt on standby

    Update: We've been advised by Nintendo that it has "nothing to announce at this time" regarding this rumour. You can take that to mean whatever you want, but that's the line we've been given. Original Article: We do enjoy juicy console bundle rumours here at Nintendo Life — the sensible ones, at least. A fresh...

  • Rumour Mario Golf: World Tour To Offer Additional Courses As Paid DLC

    Those little birdies at Amazon…

    With the release of Mario Golf: World Tour being just a few weeks away, a rather juicy rumour has begun to circulate around the internet. These have taken the form of an apparent eShop description that could not be verified by us in either region's store, but we've since found that Amazon.com’s listing for Mario...

February2014

  • Rumour 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...

January2014

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  • Rumour 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...

November2013

  • Rumour 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 Nintendo Employee Discusses Work on "Tablet With Educational Games"

    Nintendo of America declines to comment

    As far as rumours go, this is certainly one that's catching on, as Nintendo of America employee Nando Monterazu — described in his Twitter profile as a Software Engineer — posted a series of messages regarding his involvement in a tablet device separate from the Wii U and its GamePad; it'll supposedly...

October2013

  • Rumour 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...

September2013