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September2013

  • Rumour 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 Ubisoft Press Day Leak Reveals Rabbids, Rayman and More Assassin's Creed

    Surely "Assassin's Creed: Pirates" isn't a thing...

    We do enjoy the occasional juicy rumour here at Nintendo Life, especially when it involves unannounced games. Remember when rumours spread that the latest Assassin's Creed title would feature pirates? Oh how we chuckled... Of course, Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag will undoubtedly tackle its...

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  • Rumour 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

    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...

May2013

  • News EarthBound Listing Materializes on Amazon UK

    You cannot grasp the true form of Amazon’s listing

    We already know that the kooky SNES RPG EarthBound is making its long overdue appearance on the Wii U Virtual Console in Europe and North America sometime this year. Then what’s up with this odd listing for the game on Amazon UK? It may just be a placeholder for a download code, but the £44.99...

  • Rumour 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...

  • Rumour Nintendo Planning a 3D Mario Release on Wii U Before October

    Operation Wii U Revival, perhaps?

    As Nintendo has made clear both in its Wii U Direct earlier in the year and in recent notes to investors, the second half of 2013 will see a major, sustained effort to kick-start a Wii U resurgence. We have a number of known releases that are set to grace the system in the Fall period, such as Pikmin 3 and The...

April2013

  • Rumour Call Of Duty: Ghosts Will Be Spooking Wii U This Year

    Spanish retailer gives Nintendo fans renewed hope

    Activision is close to announcing this year's Call of Duty entry, but we've already seen a couple of retailers leak information related to the title. Call of Duty: Ghosts apparently uses a new game engine and is expected to hit multiple platforms — one of which should be the Wii U, if a listing by...

  • Rumour New Call of Duty Title To Be Revealed Next Week

    Promotional material suggests 1st May will be the day

    Call of Duty: Black Ops II was revealed last year on 1st May during the NBA playoffs and it appears the next iteration in the Call of Duty franchise may well be announced at around the same time this year. Nothing has been revealed yet, although recent retailer listings and a few leaks on...

  • Rumour SpeedX 3D Sequel Driving Its Way to 3DS

    Going into hyper speed

    While we wouldn't say there's been a full-on invasion, we've seen some successful and — in various cases — high quality smartphone games making their way to the 3DS eShop. The trend is arguably a flattering one for Nintendo's platform, as some of the stronger iOS and Android titles out there are brought to the handheld...

  • Rumour Dragon Quest Monsters 2 Remake Trademarked in Japan

    We'd bet it's for 3DS

    One recent sales success for Square Enix on 3DS, in Japan in any case, was Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland 3D, a re-make of 1998 Game Boy Color title Dragon Warrior Monsters. Any thought of the title coming West, however, has somewhat faded with each passing month. Still, the Japanese sales of that remake appear to...

  • Rumour Batman: Arkham Origins to Include Multiplayer Mode

    Play as your favourite villain

    Kotaku has reported that Batman: Arkham Origins, which is coming to the Wii U later this year, will include a multiplayer mode. The unconfirmed report states that players will step into the shoes of classic Batman villains and try to take town Batman and Robin. If the rumour is to be believed, Origins would be the...

  • Rumour Take-Two To Reveal Next-Gen Versions of Grand Theft Auto V At Investor Call

    Handful of salt at the ready

    After a brief delay Grand Theft Auto V is down for a 17th September release on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 and Rockstar, the game's developer, has not commented on it ever emerging on the next generation of consoles. Rumours have always been rife that Grand Theft Auto V will eventually become available for Wii U,...

  • Rumour Wii U System Update Could Go Live Tomorrow

    Virtual Console looks set to open on Tuesday

    The Wii U Virtual Console is scheduled to launch a day after the upcoming system update, which is set to go live at some point this week. Nintendo didn't give any specific date for the update, but it appears that it could be up and running as soon as Monday as the official website has already started...

  • Rumour Majora's Mask 3D Listed for November Release by Retailer

    This rumour's had some smelling salts applied

    It's the day before a 3DS-themed Nintendo Direct, so that means it's time for more rumours of a 3DS remake of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. This has been speculated upon since The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D graced the handheld, with Nintendo even hinting way back in summer 2011 that fan...

  • Rumour Crash City Mayhem Set To Speed Across North America Next Month?

    Majesco said to be publishing the title

    According to gaming website, GameFly, Crash City Mayhem is set to release in North America on the 14th May. Nintendo Everything came across the listing on the site, along with the boxart suggesting that Majesco will be bringing the game to the US. The publisher is yet to confirm this bit of information, but...

March2013

  • Rumour Suda51 Set To Revisit No More Heroes

    Grasshopper Manufacture teases its next project

    Grasshopper Manufacture has been hard at work developing Killer is Dead, which will be released later this year on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. That hasn't stopped the studio's CEO Goichi Suda - more commonly known as Suda51 - from teasing his next game, though. In an interview with Famitsu, the...

  • Rumour EA Looking into Taking on More Sports Franchises

    It's most likely UFC, though

    Publishing behemoth Electronic Arts certainly has a fair amount of sports franchises under its belt. It seems the company hasn't reached the last notch just yet though, as chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen has suggested it could take on a couple more franchises. During the recent Wedbush Technology Conference,...

February2013

January2013

  • Rumour Has Junction Point Hit A Dead End?

    Troubling tales regarding Warren Spector's studio

    Various reports have been circulating around the internet in the past couple of hours saying that Warren Spector's Junction Point has been suffering some problems, with the development studio being closed down by Disney. A tweet originating from Roberts Space Industries sparked the chatter, but it...

  • Rumour Pikachu 3DS XL Makes It To Chile, North America Is Next?

    Chilean 3DS is the same used in North America

    The spectacularly yellow limited edition Pikachu 3DS XL originally started off as a Japan-only system, but since then it's been on a bit of an adventure, making it over to European shores last December. It now appears to have found another home, with the system apparently being announced for pre-order...

  • News Capcom Comments On Monster Hunter 4 Vita Rumours

    Best not to believe everything you read

    Not so long ago we reported on a rumour that was spreading like wildfire across the internet. According to Japanese magazine GameLab, the upcoming 3DS title Monster Hunter 4 hasn't been delayed for further quality enhancements - as Capcom has officially stated - it is in fact simultaneously being developed for...

December2012

  • News False Alarm! Wii U GamePads Not Going Solo Just Yet

    UK retailer blames listing error

    A few outlets were reporting earlier this morning that UK catalogue store Very.co.uk had become the first retailer in the world to begin selling the Wii U GamePad as a standalone item - which was surprising news given that there's nothing to use two GamePads for right now, unless you like really expensive bookends...

November2012

  • Rumour 3DS Gearing Up For Another Price Drop

    Not quite as drastic this time

    Today's confirmation of Wii Mini, initially in Canada alone, is an intriguing move that is as surprising as it is creative. After all, our very first report of the rumour had a cheeky tagline referring to flying pigs; consider it a lesson learned, never underestimate Nintendo logic. Rumours of a fresh 3DS price drop...

  • Rumour SEGA Looking To Bring Classic Titles To 3DS eShop

    Space Harrier coming first?

    The 3DS eShop is the perfect place for old favourites from yesteryear to gain a new lease of life, and rumour has it SEGA has made plans to port some of its biggest classic titles to the service. According to gamer.ne.jp, SEGA is bringing the extremely popular arcade title Space Harrier to the 3DS in what will be known...

October2012

  • Rumour Splinter Cell: Blacklist Sneaking Onto Wii U

    The pre-E3 rumour returns, courtesy of GameStop

    Just before L.A.'s E3 extravaganza this year, rumours emerged that Splinter Cell: Blacklist was coming to Wii U, yet Ubisoft's press conference passed without any mention of the multi-platform release arriving on Nintendo's new system. Whether fans would have been particularly disappointed depends on...

  • Rumour Youkai Watch Coming To 3DS

    New Level-5 IP looks promising

    According to the latest edition of Japanese magazine CoroCoro Comic, Youkai Watch is heading to 3DS; the game was first announced by developer Level-5 one year ago at its Vision event. Youkai Watch is all about a boy who wears a special watch that allows him to see and interact with ghosts, and similar to...

  • Rumour Square Enix Triple-A Title Being Ported to Wii U

    Straight Right employee can't keep a secret

    Straight Right is the Australian development studio that's becoming a little better known to Nintendo gamers, courtesy of it handling the Wii U port of Bioware's Mass Effect 3. The company is showing plenty of enthusiasm for Nintendo's new system, saying the following when addressing its desire to meet...

  • Rumour GameCube Coming to Wii U Virtual Console

    It's bound to happen, right?

    The Wii U eShop is still a mystery, to the extent that we're assuming that it'll be branded as "eShop" on the basis of new pre-paid funding cards spotted in North America. Another mystery is the Virtual Console, as we've only been introduced to new download titles scheduled for the launch period, with few clues as to...

September2012

  • Rumour Fire Emblem 3DS Hitting Europe In January 2013

    UK retailer posts launch date

    UK online entertainment retailer Zavvi has listed the forthcoming 3DS tactical RPG Fire Emblem: Awakening on its site with a release date of 25th January, 2013. We've previously not had any precise date given to us by Nintendo - all the company will say is that the game is due to hit the west sometime in 2013. While...

  • Rumour Nintendo Land May Not be Bundled With Wii U

    Displayed for pre-order by Australian retailer

    With just five days until Nintendo's expected to lift the lid on Wii U launch plans, some retailers are starting to accept deposits for the system and advertise its arrival later in the year. Specific details are missing, of course, but one major store in Australia — JB Hi-Fi — is listing Nintendo...

  • Rumour European Wii U Release Date and Pricing Confirmed by French Retailer

    7th December, €349 - games to retail for €69.90?

    French retailer FNAC has apparently revealed the European release date for the Wii U, as well as a potential price. French site Jeuxactu broke the news, along with a photo showing a promotional flyer in a Paris store. Here's what the site had to say about the news (magically converted into a...

  • News Job Listing Leaks Big Budget Fantasy RPG For Wii U

    Massive budget and a team of gaming industry veterans involved

    Job listings are great. Not only do they offer people a welcome route into this crazy industry that we know and love, but they also inadvertantly provide leaks on forthcoming titles we currently know nothing about. Take this listing as an example. It's for a 'big budget' European RPG...

  • Rumour Sega Is Working On Skies of Arcadia Remake

    Trademark renewal suggests the cult RPG could be getting a new set of wings

    Skies of Arcadia is one of Sega's most beloved RPGs, having turned heads on both the Dreamcast and GameCube a few years ago. The GameCube version is now quite a collector's item, as it added content and generally improved on the Dreamcast original. It would appear that Sega...

  • News More Tantalising Wii U Pricing Rumours Emerge Online

    Starting at $249.99, release date 11th November

    Got your pinch of salt ready? Video Product Distributors have posted up some information relating to the possible SKUs for Nintendo's Wii U console. In case you didn't know already, VPD is a distribution company which counts Amazon, Blockbuster and Overstock as some of its customers. The launch date...

August2012

  • Rumour Legend Of Zelda: Majora's Mask Coming To 3DS

    UPDATED: It was a fake

    UPDATE: GAME has confirmed that the screen-grab was a hoax. Read the full story here. Nintendo could be prepping a 3D remake of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, if a listing on UK retailer GAME is to be believed. Spotted by an eagle-eyed shopper, the listing - which has since been removed - went live around 10:00AM...

  • Rumour Nintendo to Launch Wii U on 18th November in North America

    Oops!

    The launch date for Nintendo’s upcoming Wii U console looks set to be 18th November for North America, if rumours are to be believed. During a presentation at the GameStop managers’ conference in Texas the Wii U launch date was leaked by an employee of PDP, who make gaming accessories. PDP’s community manager went into damage control...

  • Rumour Dragon Ball Heroes Heading For 3DS

    It's over 9000!

    There have been reports suggesting that Namco Bandai may be bringing the arcade title, Dragon Ball Heroes, to the 3DS in Japan: it's a Japanese card-based arcade game, originally released in late 2010 and developed by Dimps. The 3DS version will apparently be called Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission, and is said to include a...

  • News Wii U Box Art Breaks Cover

    Possible final design spotted on Amazon

    It seems almost childish to get excited about box artwork in this age of digital downloads and on-demand gaming, but we're not going to let that stop us from squealing with delight at the supposed final designs posted up on the Canadian arm of Amazon. Listings for Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed III and

June2012

  • Rumour Medal of Honor: Warfighter Coming to 3DS

    Pass the salt, please

    You may remember that, during E3, scans emerged that showed Game Informer magazine listing the latest Tomb Raider title for Wii U, with the publication releasing a correction shortly after to confirm that it was incorrect. Still, that hasn't stopped suspicious looking listings, not by a long way. Gameinformer.com has posted

  • Rumour Wii U Priced at €399.99 by Amazon Germany

    Release date of 21st December, apparently

    We have more news about the exciting innovation in video game retail: the Amazon Wii U guessing game. It was only a week ago that Amazon UK listed a black version of the system at £199, before swiftly removing the listing and cancelling any pre-orders shortly after. That product page had stated it'd be...

  • Rumour Tomb Raider Listed for Wii U

    Game Informer says so

    Despite the fairly lengthy list of games announced for Wii U, there are various titles on the way to PS3 and Xbox 360 that aren't in the works for Wii U. One of these is Tomb Raider, due for release in March 2013, though a scan of Game Informer magazine has listed Wii U as a platform. The development studio behind this title,...

May2012

  • Rumour Castlevania Title in Development for 3DS

    Could be called Mirror of Faith/Fate

    The Castlevania franchise has been prolific on Nintendo's handhelds, with six titles evenly split between Game Boy Advance and DS. It wouldn't be too much of a surprise if Konami was planning a new entry for the series on 3DS, and in typical pre-E3 fashion a rumour has emerged online. The story has appeared on...

  • News Redesigned Wii U Tablet Controller Is Revealed

    QA tester at TT Games to blame?

    It's just a couple of weeks before E3, which means that we should be prepared for impatient industry insiders to leak some of Nintendo's big reveals ahead of time. It seems that a QA tester at TT Games — the developer behind all of those LEGO games — has posted an image of a redesigned Wii U tablet controller...

  • Rumour Retro Studios Preparing Star Fox Wii U Reveal

    It's an E3 rumour, prepare the salt

    With E3 now only one month away we should prepare ourselves for plenty of rumours, some genuine and well-sourced and others that are more questionable. Today we give you — Retro Studios preparing a Wii U reveal of Star Fox at next month's video game industry spectacular. We'd class this rumour as one that's...

  • Rumour This is Wii U's Controller Charging Dock

    Looks the part

    Wii U's controller will come with a built-in rechargeable battery, so naturally Nintendo will provide a means of charging it with the console. It may not be as boring as a cable though: it could be an immensely exciting cradle. NeoGAF user Aostia claims to have unearthed a patent showing off a charging dock for the controller, which...

March2012

  • News Disney Epic Mickey 2 to Brush with Europe in September

    What a lucky rabbit

    Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two is the game on everyone's lips at the moment, and according to Junction Point top dog Warren Spector we'll only have six months to wait to play Mickey's Wii sequel. Nintendo Master — the same site that tipped the Disney Epic Mickey 2 press event — rep

  • Rumour Vectorman May Finally Come to Virtual Console

    Rated Down Under

    Fed up with never completing the epic storyline of SEGA's Vectorman series on Virtual Console? You may be able to play series closer Vectorman 2 on Virtual Console in the near future. The good old Australian Classification Board has rated Vectorman 2 for "multiple platforms". Virtual Console may be included in that — we...

  • Rumour Epic Mickey 2 Heading for 3DS

    Or is a powerful illusion

    We're almost certainly going to see Disney Epic Mickey 2 revealed next week, but on what platforms? According to the Twitter account of the French Official Nintendo Magazine, the mouse is coming to 3DS. The account tweeted the title Epic Mickey 2: Power of Illusion for 3DS, saying to look out for more details next week...

February2012

  • Rumour Nintendo Courting Comcast for Wii U

    Cable may be on the way

    According to Adweek, Nintendo is doing the rounds at major media chains including cable company Comcast, hoping to secure their support for Wii U. The site claims Nintendo executives met with a number of top content companies at last month's Consumer Electronics Show, but sources admit it's very early days so far and that...

  • News Are Bowser and Dr. Eggman in Disney's New Film?

    Looks like it

    Disney's new animated film, Wreck-It Ralph, is about a video game villain who unleashes a powerful enemy from a first-person shooter. According to these scans from D23 magazine, the movie might have an all-star cast of nemeses, too. This picture — reportedly of the movie, though admittedly not the finest quality — shows Bowser, Dr...

January2012

  • Rumour Nintendo Considering Alternative Names for Wii U

    Who remembers the Revolution?

    According to rumours that have surfaced online, Nintendo is considering the possibility of rebranding its next home console, potentially leaving Wii U behind. As reported by CVG, staff at the top level in both Japan and North America are apparently discussing a name change, though whether this would affect the console's...

  • News Wii U to Launch Just in Time for Christmas

    Will you find it under your tree?

    We already know that Nintendo will release Wii U before the year's out, but Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has dropped a pretty big hint that the machine will land close to Christmas. According to several sources including Reuters and Bloomberg Japan, Iwata revealed during an investors' briefing that Wii U will hit...

  • Rumour UK Racing Studio Makes Big Wii U Commitment

    Who could it be?

    Tucked away in Develop's story about the Wii U's graphical power is this little nugget of information: Develop also understands that a prominent UK racing studio has committed to support Wii U with one project each year. We reported earlier this week that Slightly Mad Studios is working on Wii U, bringing

  • Rumour Wii U "Twice as Powerful as Xbox 360"

    Anonymous source speaks up

    An anonymous developer speaking to Develop has claimed Wii U has twice the power of Microsoft's Xbox 360. The source said Nintendo's next console boasts twice the processing and graphical output of Microsoft's 6-year old console. Of course there are no statistics to back this up, but if true, it would represent an enormous...

  • News SoulCalibur V 3DS Appears on Retail Coming Soon List

    Draw your weapon

    3DS certainly isn't short of fighting games, but it may be getting one more added to its stable in the form of Namco Bandai's SoulCalibur V. A retail insider tipped us off that a pre-order listing for the game appears on tills at a major high street chain. Namco Bandai had not responded to our invitation to comment at the time of...

  • Rumour Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing Sequel for 3DS and Wii U

    Wheelie?

    Some dismissed Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing as a SEGA-themed Mario Kart wannabe, but was obviously superior for including Shenmue protagonist Ryo Hazuki as a playable character (wait, what?). According to a new rumour, there could be a follow-up in the works at developer Sumo Digital. The Sonic Stadium received a tip that claims the series is heading to 3DS and Wii U, with an..

  • Rumour Wii U Heading for E3 Face-Off with PS4 and Xbox 720

    New console trinity rumoured

    Hold onto your tinfoil hats, people: we could be in for a wild ride this year. According to UK retail and trade site MCV, there will be new PlayStation and Xbox consoles revealed at this year's E3. Nintendo has already confirmed it will show off the final Wii U form at E3 2012, potentially leading to a three-way scrap...

  • Rumour Wii U and 3DS to Get E-Reader Capabilities

    Don't read too much into it

    Nintendo showed off the Wii U's new controller reading the web, but surely it's got far greater potential when it comes to giving you something to read. According to Forget the Box, Nintendo is prepping full-on e-reader software for its new console. The site's anonymous developer source claims Nintendo is getting ready to...

December2011

  • Rumour Nintendo to Show Off Wii U at CES in January

    Getting out there early

    The Wii U hasn't been seen since E3 in June, but according to CNET it's about to get a run-out at the Consumer Electronics Show in January. CNET claims Nintendo is taking the Wii U to CES in January, though the CES website doesn't list Nintendo as an exhibitor. Last year Nintendo held meetings at CES but didn't have any public presence, and we'd be surprised if Nintendo..

  • News Club Nintendo Gets Major Overhaul, Pay for Games with Coins

    And more

    Update: Club Nintendo now lets you buy download games with coins. Original story: Fed up of those Club Nintendo coins going to waste? A major update is on the way that will let you turn them into games. You'll be able to use your coins to purchase download games for the Wii or 3DS using either system's download voucher redeem ability. For...

  • Rumour Xenoblade Chronicles North America-Bound

    Only at Gamestop

    Update: A Gamestop representative has confirmed to us that the listing is true. Here's a rumour we can all hope is true: Xenoblade Chronicles could be coming to North America as a Gamestop exclusive. A forum poster on NeoGAF has posted a photo of what's claimed to be a Gamestop release schedule, with Monolith's RPG right down at the bottom with a 3rd April 2012 release date..

November2011

  • Rumour Limited Edition Zelda 3DS to be Released in North America

    Don't open the champagne yet

    Good news, we hope, for eager 3DS buyers in North America. It has been reported by Siliconera that the gorgeous limited edition Zelda 3DS bundle, already confirmed for release in Europe, is also on the way to North America. The source of the claim is a scan of an advert from major US retailer GameStop, clearly showing the new version with its Zelda design. At the time..

October2011

  • Rumour 3DS Expansion to Be Called 'Circle Pad Pro'

    Amateurs not allowed

    The upcoming Circle Pad attachment for the 3DS appears to be gearing up for launch, with speculation swirling with regards to what it'll be called. According to a trademark filed by Nintendo in Japan, the add-on could be called the ‘Circle Pad Pro’ in the West. This is already scheduled for release on 10th December in Japan,...

  • Rumour Monster Hunter 3 G Lurching Toward Europe

    So have your swords sharpened by Autumn 2012

    Update: We have received word from Official Nintendo Magazine that the posted Autumn 2012 date is not official confirmation of the game's European release. Capcom's official statement about the game is "we have nothing to announce at this time." Original story below. Capcom's popular...

  • News More 3DS System Update Details on 4th November

    New StreetPass game on the way

    Update: It appears the update will not be released on 4th November, but rather this is the date we can expect to know more information. Original story: Nintendo promised a major 3DS system update next month, and it seems the new features may make it sooner rather than later, with a new report pointing to a 4th November...

September2011

  • Rumour Next Smash Bros. Could Be Called 'Universe'

    Game not actually in development, though

    After the peculiar 'unveiling' of a new Smash Bros. title at E3 2011, after which it was hastily shot down, we've become wary of any so-called news about the next entry in the series. Nevertheless, a rumour is worth sharing, even if the actual game is still, potentially, years away. There have been leaked...

August2011

  • News Analyst Predicts Monster Hunter Announcement at TGS 2011

    Here we go again

    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..

  • Rumour Nintendo Readying Big Announcement Next Month

    What could it be?

    According to a collection of rumours rounded-up by Andriasang, Nintendo will make a big announcement on 13th September. A Japanese analyst told Bloomberg that Nintendo share prices had increased on the back of reports of a 3DS-related event to take place on 13th September, two days before the Tokyo Games Show where Nintendo once...

  • Rumour Nintendo Preparing Dual Analogue 3DS Revamp

    Add-on for current consoles too

    French site 01net has sparked up another intense round of rumour milling with its latest rumour that Nintendo is currently preparing to unveil a new design of the Nintendo 3DS. 01net's anonymous source claims the company will show off a new version of the console that downplays the 3D aspects and introduces a second...

July2011

  • Rumour Aliens: Infestation to Attack DS in October

    Maybe through the chest

    Here's something we didn't see coming: according to UK retailer Gamestation, SEGA is bringing the queen of all sci-fi series to DS in October. The retailer's website lists Aliens: Infestation for DSi and DS Lite, and further digging revealed the game's presence on an in-store pre-order list with a tentative release date of 7th October 2011. In May, the Australian..

June2011

  • Rumour SEGA Preparing a Third Sonic Storybook Game

    What goes up, must come down

    Wii owners are used to getting their own unique Sonic games, and while the much-anticipated Sonic Generations will be skipping the white machine there's still a chance the hedgehog will put in another appearance on Wii this year. A representative of SEGA Mexico recently took part in a webchat and discussed the Storybook series that's so far included Sonic and the Secret..

  • News Play Lists Pilotwings for Wii, Pre-Orders Open Now

    Swooping in on a jet stream of rumours

    You wait ages for one Pilotwings games, then Play.com goes and lists another one. Pilotwings Wii turned up in the online store's E3 section, alongside games that actually were announced at E3. Does Play know something we don't, or is it just guessing? We'll do our best to find out. Thanks to user JettiBlue for...

  • Rumour Epic Games to Announce Support for Wii 2

    Or 3DS, maybe

    We're just one hour away from Nintendo's E3 2011 press conference and Epic Games CEO Mark Rein has dropped a small hint that his company might be bringing support to Nintendo platforms for the first time. Rein tweeted: We have another pretty cool announcement coming today at around 10AM PST Nintendo's press conference will be on its way to winding down by that point, and with the..

  • Rumour Nintendo to Reveal New Zelda Game at E3

    Will it be for Café?

    Plenty of things in life get lost in translation, but hopefully this isn't one of them. French website Power-Nintendo has a correspondent in Japan, who recently attended a live event for Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D. According to the website, Zelda overlord Eiji Aonuma let slip a big secret slip: we'll see a new Zelda at...

  • Rumour 3D Classic Excitebike Free for North America Too

    It keeps coming

    In Japan, the eShop will launch with Excitebike for free, and it seems the North American shop will follow. Nintendo World Report claims the eShop will launch with a free 3D Classics version of the NES Excitebike, complete with a track editor and save space for 32 tracks. Of course, Nintendo is yet to announce its launch line-up for...

  • Rumour 3DS eShop to Open with 3D Pokedex Application

    Looking at monsters from all angles

    Nintendo is yet to announce the line-up for the 3DS eShop's launch next week, but according to Nintendo World Report, one of the titles from the Big N will be a 3D Pokédex. The site went live with the first screenshots of the rumoured title, showing the ability to observe your monsters from all angles, as well as...

May2011

  • Rumour Sega and Griptonite Working on Shinobi 3DS

    Get your Shuriken ready

    Sega's Shinobi series, which has helped action platformer fans hone their ninja skills in arcades and a variety of home consoles since 1987, looks to be coming to 3DS. An online CV of an environment artist at Griptonite Games mentions Shinobi 3DS as their current project. The resumé states that the artist has: ...created...

  • Rumour Project Cafe Controller Contains a Camera

    Kitchen sink also rumoured

    The controller for Nintendo's new console, currently codenamed Project Café, gets more and more feature-packed with every rumour. The original rumours revolved around a 6" touch screen, but now a source close to industry magazine Develop has apparently revealed a new feature: a camera. "A person close to the...

  • Rumour Sonic Generations and Time Crisis Heading to 3DS

    Gamestop thinks so, anyway

    The joy that surrounded Sega's announcement of Sonic Generations — a celebration of the hedgehog's near-20 year career — quickly dissipated for Nintendo fans when it emerged the game is not heading to Wii, 3DS or DS. Don't give up on the blue guy just yet though, as according to an alleged Gamestop release list he may...

  • Rumour Nintendo to Launch "Wii Select" Budget Range

    Coincides with console price drop

    Last month we reported that the Wii may drop to $150 this month, but according to the latest rumour it's not just the console dropping in price, as Nintendo is set to introduce a budget line of software along the lines of its past Player's Choice lines. According to Kotaku, this month will see a new range of $19.99...

  • Rumour Xenoblade Voice Actors Out September EU Date, North American Release

    The truth, or a goof?

    It wouldn't be the first time that a voice actor has revealed a game's localisation plans. Apparently Xenoblade Chronicles is headed to the U.S. after all, according to the official website of voice actor Peter Dickson, who is cast in the English translation of the upcoming highly anticipated title. Additionally, his Twitter,...

April2011

  • Rumour Rare Looking Into 3DS Development

    Banjo-Kazooie 3D a possibility

    The rumour mill has been churning up some pretty exciting stuff lately, and here's a bit that seems plausible considering that Microsoft saw no problem with Rare working on DS games like Viva Piñata and Diddy Kong Racing. Supposedly, the company is in talks with Nintendo to develop games for the 3DS platform,...

  • Rumour Wii 2 to Cost $350, Support 3DTVs, Out in October

    Rumours continue to gain Stream

    Nintendo Stream, Project Café, Wii 2: whatever you want to call Nintendo's next home console, you might be calling it "expensive" if the latest suggestion from rumour epicentre IGN is to be believed. Claiming the system will run a custom-built AMD grap

  • News Don't Get Too Excited About Next Week's Investor Meeting

    Stream confusion

    Next Tuesday, 26th April sees Nintendo's end of financial year report, with rumours pointing to a live stream of the investors' meeting on the Japanese giant's website. While some have jumped to the conclusion that this spells out a special revelation from Nintendo, the truth may be far more mundane. A quick flick through Nintendo's investor relations library reveals the company is..

  • Rumour Nintendo Stream Coming Sooner Than We Think

    Rumoured name and release details revealed

    According to a report today on IGN, Nintendo is considering Stream as one of the names for their upcoming game console. An IGN source also claims that the console might possibly see a release as soon as late October 2011, although it would seem more likely for Nintendo to wait until early 2012 in an effort...

  • News Miyamoto: "Please Be Patient for Wii 2 Details"

    Easier said than done

    For the past week we've been bringing you Wii 2 rumours, but Shigeru Miyamoto has just all-but confirmed the console is in the works with a few well-chosen words spoken to Edge. The respected magazine pressed Mario's creator about the upcoming console, to which Miyamoto replied: Don’t ask! Even when the Wii launched we were developing new hardware, work on 3DS had already..

  • Rumour Could This Be the Next Nintendo Console?

    More scrumptious rumours to mull over

    Well the rumour mill marches on with yet another interesting development in the form of some pictures that may or may not be of the actual Wii successor. While it's easy to see that the system and controllers match the descriptions we've already seen popping up around the internet lately, there's absolutely no...

  • Rumour Retro Studios Working on Game for Wii Successor

    And relax

    Ready for another batch of Wii 2/"Project Café" rumours? Of course you are. The latest round comes from Gameolosophy — no, us neither — who have gone all-out with claims of fan-favourite developers, third-party loving, storage solutions and more. The most interesting nugget of a rumour hidden at the bottom of the story is that Retro Studios is already working on a game for..

  • Rumour Wii 2 has Blu-ray Drive, Controller Contains a Screen

    Whatever next?

    The rumour that Nintendo may unveil a new console at E3 has sprouted legs and run away with the Internet rumour mill today, with reports of various levels of believability hitting the web. French site 01.net has allegedly leaked the system's specifications. According to the site (which scooped the specs on Sony's NGP before its...

  • Rumour We May See a New Nintendo Console at E3

    Sources say Nintendo set to announce new home console

    Well it seems that our little hint about a new console possibly coming from Nintendo in our recent article about the Wii price cut might be coming true after all. Game Informer has just let loose with what could be the biggest E3 rumour to date: according to multiple sources, Nintendo is getting...

  • Rumour Nintendo May Cut Wii Price to $150 Next Month

    Swinging the cost cleaver

    Should you have held off from buying a Nintendo Wii for cost reasons, you may get your time next month if this latest rumour is to be believed. Engadget has claimed a "trusted source" has informed them the Wii will drop to $150 on 15th May as an attempt to improve the console's fortunes in North America. The website also hints that evergreen hit Mario Kart Wii..

  • News Mysterious Teaser Image Hints at BIT.TRIP 3D

    CommanderVideo to return?

    It's pretty certain that Gaijin Games is developing for 3DS, but the team isn't yet ready to share any concrete details. However, this mysterious teaser image just arrived in our inbox here at Nintendo Life, pointing to a possible 3D excursion for CommanderVideo. Bear in mind that as with most things posted today there's...

January2011

  • Rumour Pro Evolution Soccer a 3DS Launch Game in Europe

    Konami present at event

    In just 48 hours we will know when the 3DS will be available, how much it'll cost and its launch line-up in full, but for now rumours will have to do. Here's one to take with a small-to-moderately sized pinch of salt: Pro Evolution Soccer will be launching alongside the 3DS in Europe. Nintendo has several developer interviews lined-up for the press event on Wednesday, among..

  • News Roll Up, Roll Up For the UK 3DS Price Rumour Round-Up

    The greatest show on Earth

    Rumours are great: all the fun of information with none of the hassle of facts. With Nintendo sticking to its January 19th event to reveal the official details of the 3DS's launch price and release date, several UK retailers have jumped the gun with their own guesses, varying from the optimistic to the greedy. UK site...