Nintendo Everything: Rumors
Yoshi’s New Island may be getting a 3DS XL bundle, if a listing found on one online store is to be believed.
Retailer Base has a page up for a “Yoshi Limited Edition 3DS XL Bundle”. The product is apparently due out on March 14 – the game’s release date.
We’ll consider this a rumor for the time being, in large part because the listing includes a fan-made boxart. Nintendo has not officially confirmed a bundle for Yoshi’s New Island at this time.
More unconfirmed Sonic Boom tidbits have appeared through a report published by TSSZ.
The site claims that the upcoming game is indeed planned as the third Nintendo-exclusive Sonic title. It’s a bit unclear whether the game will ultimately remain on Nintendo platforms though, in part due to the Jazwares sign spotted at the International Toy Fair last weekend.
At least for now, Sonic Boom is said to be a part of the main Sonic canon going forward. SEGA may change its plans depending on how fans react, which could ultimately impact Boom’s direction in the future.
Lastly, the new Sonic Boom game is apparently a 3D platformer with an emphasis on exploration. Multiplayer characters will apparently be playable.
That’s all for now. Note that SEGA has not officially confirmed this information.
According to Play-Asia, Mario Golf: World Tour will be available starting on May 2nd.
The retailer tweeted earlier today:
— Play-Asia.com (@playasia) February 6, 2014
There hasn’t been much news about Mario Golf: World Tour in recent months. The game was originally scheduled to be released in the second half of 2013, but was pushed back to 2014 back in June.
Jazwares, a toy maker which produces Sonic the Hedgehog products, appeared at the Nuremberg International Toy Fair last week. The company brought along the sign that seemingly reveals the existence of a new, untitled Sonic game. Assuming the image above is believable, we’ll be seeing the Blue Blur in a new title on the Wii U, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in 2015.
According to a report aired on the Japanese national TV channel NHK, Sony has completed acquisition plans for a semiconductors plant in Tsuruoka, Yamagata prefecture. The factory is, as of now, owned by Renesas Electronics and produces the Wii U’s eDRAM chip.
Sony is said to be making a purchase for seven billion yen – or roughly 68 million dollars – with further plans to invest an additional 20 million in new production facilities. The plant will be used to increase Sony’s production of smartphone CMOS sensors.
Implications on Wii U production are expected to be minimal. The consensus is that Nintendo has plenty of chips already available, and the factory producing the Wii U’s eDRAM would have shuttered in any case without Sony’s acquisition.
The release of Watch Dogs on Wii U may be in jeopardy.
GameStop locations in Italy have been telling consumers that the game will not be available for Nintendo’s platform and are being advised to move their pre-orders to a different version. Additionally, the retailer is says Ubisoft cancelled Watch Dogs on Wii U. It’s supposedly no longer in GameStop’s database as well.
These tidbits don’t come straight from Ubisoft, but there is still a reason to be concerned about Watch Dogs’ status. Has Ubisoft truly canned the Wii U version?
Thanks to Timo for the tip.
After the NPD Group revealed that December was the Wii U’s best month in the US from a sales perspective, we knew the console moved at least 460,000 units. Apparently, based on the latest leaks, the final figure sits at around 480,000. We can’t confirm this figure currently, though it seems quite likely.
Rumor: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze comes with 3 secret levels per world, plus more animal buddies
We’re hearing – as reported in this month’s ONM – that Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze will offer three secret levels per world. In total, the game would end up featuring 60 levels if true.
ONM also apparently contains a quote from Retro president Michael Kelbaugh who told the magazine, “As for Tropical Freeze, there are a few more things I feel we could have done with the animal buddies”. Some are speculating that Kelbaugh could be hinting at more animal buddies included in the Wii U title.
Minecraft may be making its way to Wii U next year, if a report from Nintendo Enthusiast is to be believed.
The site claims – via a “retailer source” – that Mojang has Wii U dev kits at its disposal and is targeting a release next summer.
Not much is known about how Minecraft will play on Wii U at this time, though the team is apparently “focusing on the GamePad”.
A word of advice: take this rumor with a huge grain of salt for now.