Nintendo Everything: Rumors

Rumor: Nintendo started talking with third-parties about NX at E3, positive reception

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A report coming from Fortune claims that Nintendo “just started talking” about the NX with third-parties at E3 2015. The site goes on to say that the reception “was positive” based on what was heard from insiders.

Here’s the relevant excerpt:

The problem for Nintendo is the NX’s launch is at least a year away—likely more, as the company reportedly just started talking about it with third party partners at this year’s E3. (The reception, say insiders, was positive.)

Even assuming Fortune’s report is accurate, don’t expect to hear about NX anytime soon. Nintendo has said that the system will not be unveiled until next year.

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Rumor: NX isn’t Android-based, but can emulate Android games

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Building off rumors concerning Nintendo and Amazon’s relationship comes additional speculation about NX. Here’s the latest:

– When Nintendo announced their mobile games, Amazon was very interested in having the games also be on the Amazon App store.
– Nintendo games will be on the Amazon store on day one, or shortly after Play Store and App Store.
– Amazon is asking Nintendo what they need to do to have Amazon App Store games play on Nintendo consoles
– Amazon got the impression that Nintendo is thinking about emulating Android games.
– Nintendo will not create an Android system, but instead will emulate Android games. It’s not something that’s confirmed, but just an interpretation of the conversations.

All of today’s rumors stem from reports made by Revogamers. Those who missed the original post can read up on it here.

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Rumor: Potential Nintendo and Disney deal, Nintendo mobile games on the Amazon Appstore

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Spanish outlet Revogamers has put up a pair of new rumors about Nintendo. We’re generally wary about posting speculation, but the site did publish accurate reports last year about amiibo and Nintendo characters joining Skylanders.

In any case, here’s what Revogamers passed along:

Nintendo & Disney negotiate a big deal: films, videogames and interactive toys and merchansing

– amiibo are not included in Disney Infinity 3.0 because both companies have yet to set an agreement
– Disney wanted to have a Mario figure in Infinity, but Nintendo refused to lend their most important character
– This is not a dead end in the negotiation
– Both companies have been in conversations for years, as Disney has asked Nintendo many times to have Mario in films and other media
– Under new Nintendo rules (licensing characters) options for Disney are widened: they are talking about Mario starring in films, probably something related to Wreck it Ralph
– Disney is after Nintendo to have a game with Mario and Mickey together
– Nintendo is open to it but wants to set their own pace for it

Nintendo mobile games on Amazon Appstore

– Nintendo will offer their mobile games through Amazon Appstore
– The American company was the one approaching their Japanese partner for the deal
– In response, Nintendo asked Amazon about Amazon TV games
– It is not clear what is this for, but people at Amazon think that there is something related to Android in Nintendo’s future
– Nintendo is moving some of their data out of Amazon Cloud Servers, probably to DeNA ones

Obviously both of these rumors aren’t at all confirmed currently. I’ll let you be the ones to decide if they hold any truth!

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Will Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water be a digital-only release in North America?

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Will Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water be a digital-only release in North America? That’s what some people are speculating.

Nintendo recently added Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water to its North American site. The thing is, the game page has an eShop symbol rather than a boxart or even a temporary placeholder boxart.

Does this mean that Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water will only be available digitally in North America? Only time will tell.

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Nintendo reportedly asked Criterion to make an F-Zero game for Wii U

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Nintendo Life reports that back in 2011, Nintendo reached out to Criterion, creators of the Burnout franchise, to work on a pitch for an F-Zero that would be shown at E3 that year, with the game itself launching in 2012 alongside the Wii U. Unfortunately, Criterion weren’t able to commit to it as they were too busy with their own series.

While this isn’t official information, Liam Robertson, known for his work with Unseen64, usually is pretty accurate in his reports.

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Rumor: Nintendo wouldn’t let Yarn Yoshi amiibo be held at E3 due to fears of the NFC chip coming off

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The Yarn Yoshi amiibo were on display at this year’s E3. That being said, Nintendo didn’t allow attendees to either hold them or see the bottom of the plushies.

That may seem strange, but there’s a method behind the madness. Supposedly, Nintendo was worried that an attendee would remove the NFC chip, or it would fall out on its own. That’s because the NFC chip is apparently sewn into the yarn.

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Super Mario Maker may offer different colored amiibo costumes

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Update (6/21): Bumped to the top. We now have a pretty good idea as to why there are two different colored Isabelle sprites. It seems like Isabelle’s amiibo card will unlock the one on the left, while the figure unlocks the one on the right.


Nintendo has shown Isabelle running in Super Mario Maker through an amiibo costume, which is pictured on the left. The image on the right, however, shows a different colored costume from the unlock screen. It’s possible – although certainly not confirmed – that we could be seeing costumes in more than one color.

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Rumor: ZombiU might not be a Wii U exclusive any more

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Update (6/20): Brian here, and I’m bumping this to the top to give an update on things. This rumor is looking likely, as an Xbox One version of “Zombi” has been rated in Australia.


ZombiU was an exclusive to the Wii U at launch, but was never able to really gain any traction on the console and never generated a profit for publisher Ubisoft. Originally there had even been talk of a sequel but due to lackluster performance in sales that idea had to be scrapped. Now according to Unseen64, Ubisoft might be looking for another alternative for the title. It would appear as if Unseen64 has heard from a very reliable source that Ubisoft might be looking to port the game over to Playstation 4 and Xbox One, which could mean pretty significant changes to the gameplay not to mention the title needing to happen if that were done. At the moment this is still a rumor but considering Unseen64’s track record, you just might see this happening in the future.

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Rumor: Next Level Games working on an unannounced Wii U title

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Yesterday, Next Level Games revealed Metroid Prime: Federation Force as its next game. This might not be the only project the developer is working on.

Liam Robertson from Unseen64, who is often able to acquire information about cancelled titles as well as ones still in the works, says that Next Level has been creating a Wii U game. Since we didn’t hear about it during yesterday’s Digital Event, it’s a possibility that it’s been moved to the NX.

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GameFly listing has August 28 release date for Devil’s Third in North America

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Last night, Nintendo revealed that Devil’s Third is heading to Japan on August 4. That was followed by a release date announcement of August 28 for Europe. North America is now the only piece of the puzzle that’s missing.

If GameFly is to be believed, Devil’s Third is also coming to North America on August 28. We’ll need an confirmation from Nintendo before we can take this out of rumor territory, but the one thing I can say is that this retailer has proven accurate in the past. In any case, I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see official news during E3 next week.

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