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Rumour: Next Skylanders Title Will Feature Vehicles

Next Skylanders Title Will Feature Vehicles

Mega Bloks toy preview spills the beans

Activision's Skylanders series is one of gaming's most profitable franchises, thanks to its successful formula of fusing interactive entertainment with expensive plastic toys that kids just can't seem to get enough of. The issue for Activision is that it has to come up with ways to keep this concept fresh...

Rumour: Square Enix Trademark For Luminaries Of The Legendary Line Could Be Related To Dragon Quest

Square Enix Trademark For Luminaries Of The Legendary Line Could Be Related To Dragon Quest

This company really does love alliteration in its titles

Square Enix has gone somewhat quiet about localising its Dragon Quest titles for the western market — leading some to suggest that the franchise is all but dead outside of its native Japan — but a recent trademark hints that something is afoot. A US trademark has been filed by Square Enix...

Rumour: Minecraft Is Already In Development For Wii U, GamePad Said To Be The Focus

Minecraft Is Already In Development For Wii U, GamePad Said To Be The Focus

Could be released by the end of 2014

Minecraft is something of a smash hit, having sold over 30 million copies since its launch a few years back. The game is currently being ported to the PS3, PS4, PS Vita and Xbox One — and, if a new rumour is to be believed, the Wii U. The source is a retailer who has previously shared inside information with...

Rumour: Could This Contra III Image Mean That SNES Games Are Coming To The 3DS eShop?

Could This Contra III Image Mean That SNES Games Are Coming To The 3DS eShop?

Or is it just an honest mistake?

As you'll no doubt be aware, the 3DS has received an update which not only links the console to your Nintendo Network ID — thereby allowing you to combine your available funds across both the 3DS and Wii U — but also introduces Miiverse to the handheld realm. Interestingly, when you view the Contra III: The...

Rumour: Nintendo Is Looking To Release The Wii U In Brazil This Year

Nintendo Is Looking To Release The Wii U In Brazil This Year

High import fees and piracy concerns no longer a problem?

As global as Nintendo is, there are still a number of untapped markets around the world. One of them includes Brazil. Only recently did Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime single out Brazil as an important area of growth for Nintendo’s business future — explaining that the...

Rumour: Nintendo Is Recalling Wii U Basic Bundle

Nintendo Is Recalling Wii U Basic Bundle

Could we see a new bundle appear after E3?

A company-wide email is apparently being distributed by GameStop which indicates that the retailer is withdrawing the Wii U Basic bundle from sale. The email — which has since made its way into the hands of Kotaku — states: Nintendo Wii U Basic Recall – Two Week Preparation On Tuesday, 6/18, all...

Rumour: Retro's Wii U Title Is An Entirely New IP

Retro's Wii U Title Is An Entirely New IP

IGN starts the hype

Retro Studios is one of Nintendo's most valuable assets right now, having delivered smash hits in the form of the Metroid Prime Trilogy and Donkey Kong Country Returns. We all know that the company is working on something for the Wii U, and we'll no doubt see what that is at this year's E3. However, no one seems to know exactly...

Rumour: Wii U Sold Less Than 40,000 Units In North America In April

Wii U Sold Less Than 40,000 Units In North America In April

Leaked NPD numbers suggest console has been outsold by the original Wii

If you're not keen on negative news regarding Nintendo's current commercial fortunes, look away now. Leaked NPD figures suggest that the Wii U sold around 38,000 units in North America in April. Although it shouldn't be taken as official, the numbers appear to be accurate;...

Rumour: The Recent Wii U System Update Has Boosted Clock Speeds

The Recent Wii U System Update Has Boosted Clock Speeds

CPU and GPU both got a bump, according to uncredited source

Everyone loves a good rumour, right? Well this one is a doozy, so grab as much salt as you can before reading. According to a poster on TV Tropes — who doesn't give a source — the recent Wii U system update has upped the clock speed of both the CPU and GPU: The CPU and GPU are built...

Rumour: Next Sonic Game Will Go Back To His Roots, Is Coming To Wii U And 3DS

Next Sonic Game Will Go Back To His Roots, Is Coming To Wii U And 3DS

Revisiting the classic 16-bit era?

It's pretty obvious that Sega is working on a new Sonic game — the company's mascot is a big draw capable of selling thousands of units. This year's offering is still under wraps, but details are continuing to leak onto the web. According to a source cited on NeoGAF, the next Sonic game will be more akin to the...

Rumour: GTA V Has Been Tested On Wii U Dev Kits For Some Time

GTA V Has Been Tested On Wii U Dev Kits For Some Time

Take this news lightly

Rumours have been circulating the internet for quite some time now when it comes to Rockstar's hotly anticipated Grand Theft Auto V potentially seeing a release on the Wii U; when a new one pops up, we have a bucket full of salt at the ready. Let's take a small trip back to last September, when Swedish retailer CDON listed...

Rumour: Ni no Kuni Could Yet See A Western Release, According To Publisher Namco Bandai

Ni no Kuni Could Yet See A Western Release, According To Publisher Namco Bandai

DS role-player could find a new lease of life on the 3DS

You might be familar with Level-5 and Studio Ghibli collaboration Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch from its recent release on the PlayStation 3, but the origin of the series actually stretches back to a Nintendo DS game, released in Japan in 2010. Ni no Kuni: The Jet-black Mage shares...

Rumour: Criterion Is Rebooting Need For Speed: Underground

Criterion Is Rebooting Need For Speed: Underground

Updated: Criterion's creative director shoots down rumours

UPDATE: Criterion's Alex Ward has tweeted in response to these rumours: [tweet 322632944776802304] So that's that, then. ORIGINAL STORY: We've already reported on the fact that Criterion is working on a new project, and if a fresh rumour is to be believed, we could now have a name for...