News Soulcalibur's Classic Games Are Rumoured To Be Getting Remastered
Bandai Namco renewed the series' trademark last October
Remasters are all the rage nowadays, so what could possibly be next? Well, the latest rumour doing the rounds suggests Bandai Namco could be working on a Soulcalibur collection. This information comes from journalist Nick "Shpeshal_Nick" Baker in the latest Xbox Era podcast. Baker notes how...
News Two Resident Evil Character Skins Appear To Have Leaked For Fortnite
Chris and Jill could be getting some back up
Capcom characters from the Street Fighter and Resident Evil series have already joined Epic's Fortnite before, so it's no surprise to see more of the Japanese company's roster on the way to the popular battle royale. According to leaks this week (via Fortnite fan account HYPEX), Leon S. Kennedy and...
News Fortnite's Next Season Will Apparently Add An FPS Mode
Epic's insanely popular battle royale title Fortnite could be getting a new mode that will put it more in line with certain other games on the market. According to Fortnite content creator HYPEX, the third-person multiplayer title will be adding a first-person mode in the next season - allowing players to keep a much closer eye on enemies...
Rumour New Switch Bundle Featuring Mario Movie Bonus Supposedly Launching "Soon"
A release could line up with MAR10 Day
Update [Fri 24th Feb, 2023 02:30 GMT]: It seems there may be a minor update about this "new" bundle. According to the Nintendo deal Twitter account Nintend'Alerts, the bundle is new packaging with stickers. Be on the lookout for more details. Original article [Wed 22nd Feb, 2023 01:45 GMT]: If you're...
News Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Switch OLED Rumour Resurfaces Online
A common link
Remember that rumoured Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Switch OLED model that leaked at the end of last year? Well, there's seemingly been a small but significant discovery. Twitter account Nintendeal has noticed the symbols featured on the 'leaked images' of the rumoured Switch match up with the iconography featured on the Collector's...
News Nintendo Switch Online Game Vouchers Might Be Returning To North America
Update [Thu 2nd Feb, 2023 00:00 GMT]: Nintendo has officially confirmed the news now. Learn more in our latest story: <related ids="144473"> Original article [Tue 31st Jan, 2023 02:45 GMT]: Nintendo's Switch game voucher promotion for online subscribers could be returning to North America by the looks of it. According...
News A New Fire Emblem Datamine Has Possibly Uncovered A Gap In The Main Timeline
The missing link
Fire Emblem Engage arrived on the scene last week, and as usual, dataminers have been sifting through the game's files to uncover hidden secrets. One, in particular, that seems to have gained some traction focuses on the latest entry's codename. Based on previous datamines, it's known how Fire Emblem games follow a certain pattern...
Rumour Switch Pro Was Real But Got Cancelled, Claims Digital Foundry
Don't expect a successor in 2023, DF says
The Switch Pro was heavily rumoured not so long ago as a mid-generation upgrade on the existing Switch console, which launched in 2017. Reports suggested that Nintendo was planning to release a more powerful variant with an improved screen, but, despite numerous sources seemingly corroborating this -...
News Mario Movie Posters Appear To Have Leaked Online, First Look At Peach & More
Classic character also teased
Uh-oh! It looks like there may have been a Super Mario Bros. Movie leak ahead of the second trailer reveal. As highlighted on certain social media websites and game forums, some new posters have surfaced online. In the first one, we've got an image of Mario and Luigi with a van in the background (Note: this van was...
News Pokémon Scarlet And Violet Reveal New "Coin Chest" Ghost-Type Gimmighoul
Its "Roaming Form" is already appearing in GO
Update #2 [Sun 6th Nov, 2022 15:15 GMT]: It's official, the new Pokémon Gimmighoul has been revealed. This Ghost-type Pokémon hides in a treasure chest and carries a coin depending on its form. You can see it right now in Pokémon GO in its "Roaming Form" and it will also be coming to Pokémon Scarlet...
News Splatoon 3 Datamine Might Have Revealed New Game Modes For Salmon Run
Could Mr. Grizz be up to something?
Splatoon 3 has been out for just over a week now and if you're wondering what's on the horizon for Nintendo's latest squid-shooter, a new datamine might have the answer. According to the well-known Nintendo dataminer OatmealDome, there are possibly three new modes coming to the game's Salmon Run mode in a future...
News Nintendo Direct Zelda Announcement Rumours Intensify
Update: Direct officially announced
Update #3 [Mon 12th Sep, 2022 15:22 BST]: The latest Nintendo Direct has now been announced. It will air on September 13th, but will not be live streamed on Nintendo's UK YouTube channel. You can read more in our latest story: Nintendo Direct Showcase Confirmed For Tomorrow Update #2 [10th Sep, 2022]: Jeff...
Rumour Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Wave 2 Datamine Might Have Revealed Future DLC Tracks
What's planned for the next Booster Course waves?
Well, it looks like there's potentially been another leak for the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - Booster Course Pass. Following the recent release of Wave 2, it seems dataminers have been able to identify new courses with the assistance of "music preview files" included within the latest Version 2.1.0...
News Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Datamine Might Have Leaked Details About Future DLC Tracks
A possible outline of the next Booster Course waves
Not long after the first wave of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's Booster Course Pass arrived, an individual known as 'fishguy6564' was able to crack the DLC and apparently work out what Mario Kart game each of the future DLC tracks would be based on. The original upload revealed the Turnip Cup would have...
News Nintendo Sets Switch Trailers To Private, But It's "Most Likely Nothing"
Former Nintendo employee chimes in
A Nintendo fan on the Famicom Boards has discovered the Switch OLED reveal trailers for North America and Japan were recently set to private on the company's official YouTube channels. It's seemingly been enough to fuel a new round of "Switch Pro" rumours - with some anticipating...or at least hoping for a big...
News NieR: Automata Confirmed For Switch, Coming This October
The End of YoRHa Edition
Update #2 [Tue 28th Jun, 2022 17:20 BST]: The official Japanese NieR Twitter account has shared the specs for the upcoming port of PlatinumGames and Square Enix's massively popular sequel to the original NieR. On Switch, docked, you'll get to play as 2B and 9S in 1080p, while undocked the resolution will be at 720p. The...
News Mario Kart Tour Datamine Uncovers Evidence Of Battle Mode Content
What's on the way?
Nintendo could potentially have some exciting content planned for its free-to-download mobile racer, Mario Kart Tour. A recent datamine by game developer Koopavocelot (via kart_tour) suggests Battle Mode courses may be added to the game in the near future. In the most recent Tour update, multiple sound files for Battle Mode...
News Rare's Banjo-Kazooie Is Rumoured To Be Making A Comeback
"Something's happening with Banjo"
Rare's Banjo-Kazooie - starring the bear and bird who made a name for themselves during the Nintendo 64 generation - is rumoured to be making a return. In the latest episode of the Nate the Hate podcast, game developer Modern Vintage Gamer suggested a revival could be on the way, based on some things he had been...
News GoldenEye 007's Return Could Be Close
Achievements spotted on Xbox's website
Rare's 1997 Nintendo 64 release GoldenEye 007 is arguably one of the greatest video games of all time. The Xbox 360 version, which never saw the light of day due to licensing complications, was leaked last year, and since then, there have been ongoing rumours about this classic first-person shooter returning in...
News Nintendo Switch Temporarily Listed On Call Of Duty 'Online Services' Webpage
It's now been removed
Just days after a rumour about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered coming to the Switch, COD fans have now spotted a Nintendo Switch listing on Activision's official 'Online Services' webpage. This support site allows you to scroll through a list of games and view the current online status of each one. What's got the...
Rumour A New Zelda: BOTW 2 Name Is Gaining Traction Online...
While Nintendo remains tight-lipped
Arguably the most anticipated upcoming Nintendo Switch release is The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2. We still don't know much about it and even the name of the title remains a mystery. Around the time of E3 last year, Bill Trinen mentioned how Nintendo was "holding back" on the name to avoid revealing too...
Rumour Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare Remaster Supposedly Coming To Switch
Activision to fill "empty space" between premium releases
Last month, Microsoft president Brad Smith mentioned how the tech giant wanted to bring the Call of Duty series to the Nintendo Switch not long after it announced its plans to acquire Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion. With this in mind, there's now a rumour that Activision "supposedly"...
News GoldenEye's Trademark Has Been Updated, So Of Course Those Remaster Rumours Are Back
Never say never say never again
Welcome back to our once-monthly GoldenEye 007 update! If you think we're joking... well, we mostly are, but from February's rumour mill winding up, and Rick Astley declaring James Bond's N64 outing is his favourite video game, to the Xbox
News Leak Suggests More Nintendo Lego Sets Are Coming, Including An Adult-Focused $229.99 Set
Could we be getting the SNES in Lego form?
A new leak has revealed nine new Nintendo-themed Lego sets are on the way, one of which will cost $229.99 – the same amount the NES Lego set retailed for (thanks, VGC). The sets were discovered as listings on Eu
Rumour GoldenEye 007 Remaster Could Be Announced In The "Next Couple Of Weeks"
"I think that Microsoft is going to be the one to announce that first"
Remember that GoldenEye 007 re-release we mentioned a while back? Well, it seems like we could be finding out more about it officially in the next couple of weeks. That's according to VentureBeat's Jeff Grubb, who said: I think that Microsoft is going to be the one to an
Rumour A "Certain Super Spy" Could Return Within The Next Few Weeks
Apparently, a "certain super spy" could be making a return in the coming weeks. This is according to VGC editor and former Playtonic Games writer Andy Robinson, who shared a message over on Twitter. While it's unclear who exactly this spy could be, one obvious guess is James Bond. Some have also referenced SNK's '90s release The Super...
Rumour Sonic Frontiers' Release Date Might Have Already Been Leaked
Could November be the month?
At The Game Awards earlier this month, Sega and Sonic Team lifted the lid on the new "open-zone realm" game Sonic Frontiers. It's due to arrive at some point in the "holiday 2022", so when exactly can we expect the blue blur's next outing? According to the PlayStation database tracker 'PlayStation Game Size', Soni
News Sonic The Hedgehog's New Game Confirmed To Feature At The Game Awards
Update: Blue Blur attendance confirmed for TGA 2021
Update: A tweet from both the official Sonic Twitter account revealing the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie poster and another
Rumour Metroid Prime Switch Remaster Is "Wrapped Up" According To Industry Insider
"It just wrapped up development over the summer"
Industry insider Emily Rogers has claimed that Nintendo's rumoured remaster of the original Metroid Prime has finished development. Rumours of a remastered trilogy have been circulating for a while now, but Rogers claims that while the original plan was to re-release all three games in the Prime...
Rumour The Original Final Fantasy Tactics Might Be Getting A Remaster
A new listing has surfaced online
Square Enix has been remastering a lot of its older RPGs in recent years, and if a new online listing is anything to go by, it seems the Final Fantasy Tactics series could also be making a return. This is according to an archived page over on the online store Instant Gaming. The remaster will apparently be released...
Rumour Konami Reportedly Reviving Castlevania, Metal Gear Solid, And Silent Hill
The game giant pivots back to... games
For a few years now, Konami has been pretty quiet on the premium games front, preferring to focus on their presumably lucrative pachinko content instead. Back in 2015, it all blew up spectacularly with the cancellation of Silent Hills, the removal of spooky and beloved teaser
Rumour Game Boy And Game Boy Color Games Still Expected For Switch Online
And could be part of the "current" service
Nintendo lifted the lid on a new tier of Switch Online retro offerings this week. The new 'Expansion Pack' will be comprised of a "collection" of Nintendo 64 and Sega Mega Drive (Genesis) titles. So, what about those rumoured handheld systems for Nintendo's online service? While there's no sign of
Rumour Insider Says N64 Is Coming To Switch Online, Believes It Will Introduce A "Higher-Priced" Subscription Tier
Will Nintendo ask members to pay more?
A few weeks ago, known insider 'NateDrake' revealed on his podcast how Game Boy and Game Boy Color games would supposedly be coming to Nintendo's Switch Online service in the near future. Eurogamer added to this - noting how "other retro platforms" are also likely to show up. While no syst
Rumour Switch Will Reportedly Receive A Price Cut Ahead Of The OLED Model's Launch
Update: It's official!
Update [Mon 13th Sep, 2021 10:00 BST]: The price cut has now been made official, with some retailers – including Nintendo's own store – now selling stock at the new price of £259/€269. Update [Sun 12th Sep, 2021 13:45 BST]: The same Twitter account has now shared an update, and it seems the price of the Switch will be...
Rumour Nintendo Will Expand Its Switch Online Service With Game Boy And Game Boy Color Titles
Update: Eurogamer corroborates report, claims "other retro platforms are also on the cards"
Update: Our friends over at Eurogamer have done some digging and have separately corroborated our report that Game Boy and Game Boy Color games are headed to Nintendo Switch Online – and they've even gone as far as to claim that "other retro platforms are...
Rumour Could Monolith Soft's Website Be A Hint At A Xenoblade 3 Nintendo Direct?
Rumours about a September Nintendo Direct are swirling faster than water down a toilet bowl, thanks to a "leak" from industry insider Zippo, and Nintendo historically doing something in September for at least the last five years. If that evidence sounds shaky to you, then perhaps this newest clue will help: Xenoblade developer Monolith...
Rumour Grand Theft Auto Remastered Trilogy May Not Arrive This Year
Leaker thinks it'll be "sometime in 2022"
Last week, rumours surfaced online about Rockstar Dundee remastering the Grand Theft Auto trilogy for multiple platforms, including Nintendo Switch. The original Kotaku story said there was a possibility of these games arriving as early as October or November this year, but new information provided by...
News A Will Smith Bad Boys Skin Appears To Be Coming To Fortnite
Along with a few other famous faces
There's really no stopping Fortnite - Epic's battle royale has become a collaboration juggernaut, crossing over with franchises most other games could only dream of and now it seems there might be another famous movie character on the way. Following on from a sus Among Us style update, there's now a rumour doing...
News Sonic The Hedgehog Singer Tony Harnell Teases Possible Return
He might have even worked on a Sonic song recently...
According to a story over on the fansite Sonic Stadium, Tony Harnell may be working on a new Sonic the Hedgehog song. Harnell is an American rock singer - best known for his work with TNT and Skid Row. Sonic fans most commonly associate him with the songs 'It Doesn't Matter' and 'Escape from the...
News Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Rumours Intensify
"the game is nearing its final stages of development"
Monolith Soft has been expected to expand on the Xenoblade Chronicles universe for some time now with a third major release and yesterday it was discovered Melia's voice actor Jenna Coleman may have confirmed a new entry during an interview dating back to June. If her own comments weren't...
News Animal Crossing Datamine Suggests Popular Hangout Could Still Return
Is something brewing behind the scenes?
Rumours about a popular location returning in Animal Crossing: New Horizons have resurfaced this week. Datamining over on DodoCodes.com has highlighted code and event references that have renewed hopes of Brewster appearing in a future update. Since picked up and summarised by
News Switch Pro Rumours Intensify As New Retailer Listing Appears Online
There's no hiding!
It's been an interesting week on the Nintendo front, with a Bloomberg report suggesting the rumoured "Switch Pro" will be revealed before E3 begins. According to the same source, it's expected to be in the hands of consumers by September or October. If this wasn't already enough excitement, adding fuel to the fire is the...
News No, We're Probably Not Getting An "Island Expansion" In Animal Crossing: New Horizons
At least for now...
Nintendo has released countless updates for Animal Crossing: New Horizons, but for some players, it's still not enough. With this in mind, there are rumours currently floating around the internet about a possible update in the future that could lead to a "huge" island expansion. A recent datamine of the game's 1.10.0 patch notes...
News Epic Apparently Wanted First-Party Exclusives From Nintendo, Microsoft And Sony On Its Digital Storefront
But thought a deal with Nintendo would be a "moonshot"
Take this with a grain of salt, but at some stage, the Fortnite creator Epic Games was apparently eager to get Sony, Microsoft and even Nintendo's first-party titles on its digital storefront - and for all we know, it could still be interested in making this happen one day. According to yet...
News Nintendo Will Reportedly Ramp Up Switch Output To 30 Million This Fiscal Year
Nikkei is expecting a "higher-end" Switch model as well
A new report from the Japanese publication Nikkei suggests Nintendo will ramp up the production of the Switch to 30 million units this fiscal year (ending 31st March 2022), in an attempt to capitalise on the "stay-at-home demand" for the hybrid system. According to people "with direct...
Rumour Evidence Of A "New" Nintendo Switch Dock Supposedly Datamined In System Update 12.0.0
Hiding something, Nintendo?
Yesterday, Nintendo rolled out Version 12.0.0 of the Switch firmware. While you might have expected it to be something significant, according to the official patch notes, all it did was fix an issue tied to the save data backup feature. Is it hiding other things, though? While we've already had a conversation about this,...
News Qualcomm Is Reportedly Working On A "Knockoff" Switch, Powered By Android
Will feature "detachable joycon style" controllers
The Nintendo Switch is one of the most innovative devices in recent history - blending portable and console gaming into one. There have been a lot of tech companies attempting to recreate Nintendo's success over the past four years with their own similar but slightly different creations, and...
News New 4K Switch Model Could Launch For $399, Analysts Suggest
"Nintendo can drive strong demand even at $399.99"
Reports discussing the rumoured 'Nintendo Switch Pro' (a more powerful Switch revision that's thought to be on the way this year) are really starting to intensify, with the latest from Bloomberg diving ever deeper into the potential system's specs and release information. In a report published this...
News Samsung To "Aggressively Position" OLED Tech In Console Gaming Space
Wants to go "well beyond" smartphones
The hunt for the existence of a new Nintendo Switch continues, so what's the latest? YouTuber Doctre81, who has identified games like Apex Legends coming to Switch years ahead of the official reveal, believes he's uncovered evidence that backs up existing reports of a Switch featuring an
Rumour Nvidia Is Stopping Production Of Switch's Most Important Hardware This Year
Tegra X1 Mariko coming to the end of its lifespan
Nvidia – the company which produces the Tegra X1 Mariko "system on a chip" that powers both the Switch and Switch Lite – is reportedly bringing production of the SoC to an end this year, fuelling more speculation that a Switch Pro is on the way. The news comes from Gamereactor, which has spoken...