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Rumour: Concept Work from Former Next Level Games Artist Shows a Certain Bounty Hunter

Concept Work from Former Next Level Games Artist Shows a Certain Bounty Hunter

Was the studio once considering a Metroid project?

A former Next Level Games concept artist's portfolio is making Metroid fans' minds race with the possibility the studio had been working on or considering a new entry in the series. The artwork, which includes a stylized version of Samus in full Power Suit as well as two boss creature designs,...

Rumour: Unconfirmed Smash Bros. Footage Supposedly Shows Three New Characters

Unconfirmed Smash Bros. Footage Supposedly Shows Three New Characters

ALERT: potential spoilers!

Update: The videos have been removed by Nintendo on copyright claims, which we're not surprised about in the least. The videos have been removed from the article but the original article will still allude to them. Original Article: Footage has emerged from an unknown source that appears to show three currently...

Rumour: Grainy Image of "Mario Maker" and Nintendo's 2014 E3 Show Floor Emerges

Grainy Image of "Mario Maker" and Nintendo's 2014 E3 Show Floor Emerges

Don’t you just love E3 hype?

Take this one with a grain of salt, because things are about to get crazy. To begin the usual rumour-mill hype with less than a week to go until this year’s E3 kicks-off, we have a blurry photo of what is allegedly a section of Nintendo’s show floor at the event – and in it, a poster with the title, “Mario...

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

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: 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...