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Rumour: Nintendo Considering Alternative Names for Wii U

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

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

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"

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

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

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 and 3DS to Get E-Reader Capabilities

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...

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

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

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

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..

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

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..

Rumour: Monster Hunter 3 G Lurching Toward Europe

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

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...

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

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...

News: Analyst Predicts Monster Hunter Announcement at TGS 2011

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

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

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...

Rumour: Aliens: Infestation to Attack DS in October

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..