The postcard above, coming from Game Freak and SEGA, was sent out to certain folks today. It seems to be teasing a potential collaboration between the two companies. I have no idea what this is about – and there’s a possibility that this has nothing to do with Nintendo – but I figured this was worth sharing!
Nintendo Everything: Rumors
Has Meme Run been removed from the North American Wii U eShop? At the moment, that appears to be the case.
We’ll keep track of the situation, and will update this post if any additional information comes in.
Headstrong Games, the developer behind the Art Academy and Battalion Wars titles, may have an unannounced Wii U game in the works. Former programmer Callum Brighting lists the project on his LinkedIn profile, which is apparently not the Wii U version of Art Academy. It’s unclear if it’s still in the works, or was cancelled.
If you plan on playing Xenoblade Chronicles 3D, you should be aware that the game apparently lacks the Japanese dub. The original Wii game allowed players to switch between the Japanese and English voices. Just to be safe, we’ll try following up with Nintendo of America to confirm that the situation.
Square Enix still has more downloadable tracks planned for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call. And if the the latest leak from GameFAQs is to be believed, we may know what’s in store.
Here’s the supposed lineup of upcoming tracks:
Hills of Radiant Winds – Nier
Battle with Magus – Chrono Trigger
Beat Them Up! – Romancing SaGa
Apoplexy – FINAL FANTASY TACTICS
Assault – FINAL FANTASY X
Shadowlord – Nier
Boss Battle 2 – Chrono Trigger
Devil Lord Confrontation II – Romancing SaGa 3
Struggle to the Death – Final Fantasy Legend II
real Emotion – FINAL FANTASY X-2
Into the Thick of It – Secret of Mana
Birds in the Sky, Fish in the River – LIVE A LIVE
Meridian Child – Seiken Densetsu 3 (Mana series)
Corridors of Time – Chrono Trigger
This wouldn’t be the first time that DLC has leaked ahead of time. We should know if the above list is legitimate in a couple of weeks!
Speculation about Rosalina, Donkey Kong and Wario getting their own Super Mario amiibo first surfaced last week when Nintendo updated the Japanese Mario Party 10 website with a few images (see above). Now Nintendo España is adding fuel to the fire and may have essentially confirmed the rumors.
Take a look at this roughly translated section from a Nintendo España / Spain press release:
From the collection of Super Smash Bros., now on sale, you can play with amiibo Mario, Peach, Yoshi, Luigi and Bowser. What have not you done with them and not find them anywhere? The March 20 comes a new collection of ad hoc amiibo made for Mario Party 10: Super Mario Collection, which includes new amiibo Mario, Luigi, Peach, Toad, Yoshi, Bowser, Estela, Donkey Kong and Wario.
That’s still not a complete and total confirmation, since there’s a small possibility that the press release text is an error. We’ll let you know if we hear anything out of Nintendo of America/UK!
Nintendo stock in North America as of late has become a bit ridiculous as of late. Finding amiibo, New 3DS XL systems, and other products in stores has been far from easy.
Whatever’s going on could partially be attributed to the port strike happening on the west coast, which has been taking place for several months. 70 percent of goods coming from Asia have been affected, Reuters says. Nintendo hardware and amiibo come from China, and ships tend to head to the west coast since it’s the shortest route. That happens to be where the strike is happening.
Nintendo hasn’t commented on whether the port strike has impacted them. However, Kotaku writes that it has heard from people at the company that supply of amiibo and New 3DS systems have been affected.
Since the early days of Anima: Gate of Memories’ existence, we’ve heard that the game would be released on Wii U. That’s why it was particularly strange that speculation started surfacing today that this might no longer be the case.
The rumors seem to have arisen from a couple of tweets published by BadLand Games, a Spanish distributor. BadLand essentially stated that there are no plans for a Wii U version at the moment. I’m not sure why this was said, but I can confirm that Anima: Gate of Memories is still on for Wii U. Creator Carlos García confirmed to us that the team is still planning a Wii U version.
Are Nintendo and Bandai Namco working on another DLC character for Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS? That’s what the latest rumor suggests.
Rumors about Rayman appearing in Smash Bros. first appeared on 4chan, as several alleged images surfaced earlier today. That has now been followed up with a brief video – though Rayman still hasn’t been shown in battle.
I’ve been trying to take a “wait and see” approach with this round of speculation. Since the video above has surfaced, it does seem more likely that the rumor holds true. But again: nothing is confirmed. And as I always tend to say, maintain some skepticism unless Nintendo makes an announcement.