The image above comes from a classification on Korea’s RRA website. At the moment, it’s unclear as to what the listing pertains to.
The unknown Nintendo device is described as a “portable video player” and features the model name WIS-009. I won’t even try to speculate about this, as it could turn out to be nothing at all. We’ll keep the post updated with additional news (if there is any).
Konami may have plans to bring Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal World Duel Carnival to the west. A rating for the title popped up on the OFLC yesterday, though the game hasn’t been announced for North America or Europe just yet. Perhaps we’ll be hearing something official from Konami soon?
Ubisoft is rumored to be making a new 2D Prince of Persia game built with the UbiArt Framework engine – the same tech used in the creation of Rayman Legends and Child of Light.
French website Le Portail du Jeu Video claims that the title utilizes “the same techniques of animation [as used] in the last Rayman” and has the Prince’s body “divided into several parts (torso, pelvis, leg, shin, foot, forearm, hands, etc..) that can be animated independently of each other.”
The site goes on to say, “This provides a real diversity / credibility in the postures and movements of the hero…. The quality of the work is to believe [it is] 3D modelling [with] transitions [that are] are fluid and feel well made.”
Officially, Ubisoft has said that the publisher “does not comment on rumours or speculation”.
A couple of tidbits about Disney Infinity 2.0 have appeared from a report on the official Disney Fan Club D23 – including a release window.
D23, which has since pulled its post, stated that Disney Infinity 2.0 will launch this August. The game will feature “familiar Marvel characters, objects, and vehicles”.
Official details about Disney Infinity 2.0 will be shared during a reveal event on April 30.
One Piece: Unlimited World Red is heading to Japan on June 12 (including the 3DS patch to bring it in line with the other versions). In North America, the game appears to be on track for a July release. That’s according to Bandai Namco’s official page for Unlimited World Red, which lists the apparently launch month.
Nintendo could be planning a Mario Kart 8 Wii U Premium Pack for Europe, if the image above is to be believed.
French website Gameblog reports that the bundle will be available on May 30 – the racer’s release date. It’ll include a black 32GB console, GamePad, a copy of Mario Kart 8, and a free 7 day trial for Wii U Karaoke.
A price point of €299 is expected for the Mario Kart 8 Wii U Premium Pack. An official announcement should be made soon.
Might Diddy Kong be included on the roster for Mario Kart 8?
The Spanish edition of ONM has posted a preview shot from its latest issue featuring the upcoming racer. You’ll notice that Diddy Kong is clearly shown among Mario Kart 8′s characters.
I wouldn’t say this officially confirms Diddy Kong’s appearance in Mario Kart 8. Still, it’s interesting that he’s included in ONM’s preview. Could the magazine have made a mistake? We’re just a little more than a month away from Mario Kart 8′s launch, so it shouldn’t be too long before we find out if this is the real deal.
Watch Dogs will be hitting all platforms on May 27 – except Wii U. Ubisoft has said that the game will arrive on Nintendo’s console at a later date.
So when can we expect Watch Dogs on Wii U? While not an official confirmation in the slightest, Ubisoft’s own Uplay store lists a “Fall 2014″ launch window. Make of that what you will!
In this week’s issue of Famitsu, the magazine published an 11-page article covering game industry rumors – which are actually a mix of facts and speculation. We’ve rounded up some of the Nintendo-related items below.
Update: Debunked. The quote now reads:
“Let me think about that. Well the Metal Gear series is always coming in and out of my ‘field’. We have put bids out on it a couple of times. Raiden was always a character that I had wanted to play. I did end up playing him on PlayStation All-Stars (*amended at the request of Mr.Langdon); so I actually did kind of end up playing him eventually (* Amended- Reuben here is referring to playing Raiden in Mocap- not as a voice actor). But NOT to the extent that he exists in the other games.”
Original: I’m only going to mention this in passing – at least for now – since this may be a misunderstanding or plain confusion. But as the title reads, there’s talk of Raiden playing some sort of role in the new Smash Bros.
When asked in a recent interview about a franchise he’d like to appear in, voice actor Reuben Langdon said:
Let me think about that. Well the Metal Gear series is always coming in and out of my ‘field’. We have put bids out on it a couple of times. Raiden was always a character that I had wanted to play. I did end up playing him on Super Smash Bros; so I did end up playing him eventually. NOT to the extent that he is in the other games.
Langdon’s comments have led to speculation that Raiden will be in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. That doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll be playable though, nor does it exactly confirm Snake’s appearance. I’d personally advise taking all of this with a grain of salt until we have some sort of clarification.