Nintendo Everything: Rumors

Rumor: iNiS tried making an Ouendan title for Wii

ouendan1 Posted 2 days ago
By (@NE_Brian)

iNiS made two Ouendan for the DS back in the day. Supposedly, there were plans to create a third entry for Wii.

Unseen64’s Liam Robertson was in communication with “a very trusted source”, who spoke with iNiS’ president and was informed about the company’s intentions to bring Ouendan to Wii. It’s unclear why those plans never materialized. Robertson hopes to learn more about the situation in the future.



Rumor: Best Buy Canada rep suggets more retailer-exclusive amiibo planned

amiibo Posted 3 days ago
By (@NE_Brian)

Four retailer-exclusive amiibo have already been confirmed for North America. Shulk will only be available at GameStop, Best Buy is the exclusive store for Meta Knight, Lucario is at Toys “R” Us, and Target has Rosalina and Luma.

This might not be the end of retailer-exclusive amiibo, sadly. Check out this message from one Best Buy Canada representative:


Having anything be retailer-exclusive isn’t what anyone wants to see. I guess we’ll see how this plays out!

Source, Via


GAME is apparently selling Captain Toad before Christmas in the UK

xmas9 Posted 3 days ago
By (@Patricklous)

Though set to release on January 2nd next year, UK retailer GAME is reportedly selling Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker a bit before schedule. In related news, GAME are still in business. Reports are showing that shipments of the Wii U game have an “availability” date of 19/12/2014, online orders are currently being shipped and stores will have the game in stock on Monday – just in time for Christmas! Then again, there’s always a chance that Nintendo will put a stop to all this street-date-breaking, so don’t count your Toads before they, er, ship.



Rumor: Sharp Corporation providing Nintendo with Free-Form Display

sharp-free-form-display Posted 5 days ago
By (@NE_Brian)

A report coming from Sankei indicates that Sharp Corporation is to provide Nintendo with a special Free-Form Display. This LCD screen “can be shaped to meet a wide range of user needs,” Sharp says.

It’s rumored that Nintendo will use the Free-Form Display in a new handheld or its upcoming Quality of Life device that monitors sleep. Sankei posts some speculation – apparently coming from official sources – that the company is considering a design where the LCD screen will feature a hole in the center.


This Marth amiibo seemingly given two swords due to manufacturing error

Posted 1 week ago
By (@NE_Brian)

Because of low stock, Marth has quickly become one of the rarest amiibo. But now we’ve apparently seen one Marth figure that could be the rarest of them all.

Marth typically holds just one sword. However, GameSpot was sent photos of an apparent amiibo that features two swords, due to a manufacturing error.

We can’t officially confirm the validity of the photos, so we’ll go ahead and label this a rumor just to be safe. Though GameSpot does say that it has seen three videos showing the defective Marth with his two swords. Assuming it’s true, this is definitely a sweet-looking Marth!



Sony Pictures allegedly landed rights to produce animated Mario film

xmas8 Posted 1 week ago
By (@Patricklous)

Several internal Sony e-mails have been leaking to the press over the last week following a particularly nasty hacking incident, and some uncovered by Buzzfeed appear to contain some interesting Nintendo-related details. According to leaked e-mails between producer Avi Arad and Sony higher-ups, Arad had landed the rights for Sony Pictures Animation to produce an animated film based on the popular Super Mario Bros. series:

“I am the proud father of mario the animated film [sic],” producer Avi Arad told Sony studio chief Amy Pascal in an email dated Oct. 23, 2014, with the subject line “Mario.” Arad then forwarded Pascal separate images of him with Mario Bros. creator Shigeru Miyamoto and Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata, the latter of which included the message, “Happy ceo, lets get together, it’s the mother load. [sic]”



Rumor: Some wave 2 amiibo delayed at GameStop, pre-orders closed, more talk of wave 1 discontinuations

V2Pmuh5l Posted 1 week ago
By (@NE_Brian)

An internal notice from GameStop provides some insight into the retailer’s handling of amiibo figures.

Regarding wave 2, Diddy Kong, Zelda, and Little Mac should be released over the next few days. However, Luigi, Pit, and Captain Falcon “have experienced a shipping delay and will not be available until late December.” Pre-orders for all wave 2 figures are now closed.

We’re also seeing more talk of discontinuations for wave 1 amiibo. Marth, Villager, and Wii Fit Trainer appear to be gone – as expected.



Rumor: Unseen64 has news about a canned Metroid 3DS project

Posted 1 week ago
By (@NE_Brian)

Unseen64’s Liam Robertson is teasing a cancelled Metroid project that was apparently in the works for the 3DS. For those unaware, Unseen64 often publishes articles about canned games and other noteworthy gaming secrets.

Robertson teased on Twitter today:

It also seems that we can look forward to some news about a cancelled Wii game from High Voltage Software that was tied into a popular TV show:



Nintendo of Europe comments on Gamecube controller stock levels

Posted 1 week ago
By (@KiraraKoneko)

Recently there has been quite a bit of rumors about the possibility of the discontinuation of the Gamecube controller adapter for the Wii U.

Now we have some clarification from Nintendo of Europe about stock levels and what they are doing to address the issues.

In an article from Nintendolife, Nintendo of Europe commented:

We would like to reassure you that GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U has not been discontinued by Nintendo of Europe and we are doing everything we possibly can to meet the demand which is currently outstripping supply.
We are unable to comment specifically on individual retailer stock levels and as such we ask customers to contact their local retailers directly regarding their availability of this product. We would however like to reassure you that we are working hard to ensure that additional stock can be made available and delivered to retailers.




Rumor: GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U also discontinued

gamecube-controller-adapter Posted 2 weeks ago
By (@NE_Brian)

Yesterday, Video Games Plus put out a message on its Twitter account claiming that Nintendo has discontinued the Marth, Wii Fit Trainer, and Villager amiibo. The Canadian retailer now published a similar message regarding the GameCube Controller Adapter. Assuming Video Games Plus is correct, the accessory has been discontinued as well.

Video Games Plus’ full message reads: