Rumor: Final starter evolutions leaked for Pokemon Sun/Moon
Posted on 5 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in 3DS, Rumors | 92 Comments
Over the past couple of months, concept art for what people thought could be the final starter evolutions in Pokemon Sun/Moon made the rounds online. It wasn’t clear at the time if the images were truly legitimate, but with today’s official news update, it very much seems possible. Head past the break for more.
Rumor: The Wall Street Journal backs up NX hybrid report, “compatible” with Nintendo mobile games
Posted on 5 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Rumors, Switch | 142 Comments
Yesterday, Eurogamer put up a report about NX with many unconfirmed details. The big thing we heard about is that, assuming the site’s story is accurate, Nintendo will bring out a portable console with detachable controllers. Players could then use a base/dock station to connect NX to a television.
The Wall Street Journal now appears to be backing up Eurogamer’s report about NX being a hybrid. The outlet wrote today, “A person familiar with the matter said NX would be a handheld-console hybrid that would be compatible with its own smartphone games.”
It goes without saying that we’re still very far away from any of the rumored details being proven true, so take everything you hear with a grain of salt. We’ll see if any of this pans out in the end!
Rumor: NX is a portable console with detachable controllers, Nvidia tech, cartridges, Sept. reveal, more
Posted on 5 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Rumors, Switch | 319 Comments
Update: Here’s Eurogamer’s mockup of the NX (not official or final in any way):
The site also has a follow-up on specs here.
Eurogamer has a new report on NX – the first concrete rumors about the system since its announcement last year.
The site claims that “NX will be a portable, handheld console with detachable controllers”. That information comes from “a number of sources” speaking with the site.
Rumor: Nintendo issuing DMCA takedown notices for pornographic fan art
Posted on 5 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, Rumors | 28 Comments
Update: Gaming Reinvented posted an article last month about how someone without the proper authority (outside of Nintendo) has been issuing takedown notices. We can’t say that this situation was a fake claim as only the company was included in the email, and not a specific name. It’s enough to cast some doubt on this though, and should be taken with a grain of salt unless more information is provided.
If it is a fake claim, then that’s a pretty big issue. Tumblr in that case would be removing content without verifying the DMCA sender.
Tumblr users are starting to receive notices regarding the removal of fan art from blogs following takedown requests from Nintendo. The company is taking issue with art that is pornographic in nature.
Details about the situation beyond this are unclear. However, there’s some speculation that art related to Princess Peach are being claimed.
If you’re interested in seeing the removal email, head past the break.
Rumor: Pokemon GO has continent-exclusive Pokemon
Posted on 5 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Mobile, Rumors | 54 Comments
Catching all of the original Pokemon in Pokemon GO may end up being a difficult task. That’s because, supposedly, there are exclusive Pokemon to find in the different continents.
Serebii says that Tauros is exclusive to North America. Mr. Mime can only be found in Europe. Kangaskhan is only in Australia, and Farfetch’d is located in Asia.
We haven’t been able to officially confirm this just yet. If it’s true though, folks who want to have all 151 Pokemon may need to do some traveling!
Rumor: Pokemon GO / McDonald’s partnership in an Asian country turning all restaurants into PokeStops / Gyms
Posted on 5 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Mobile, Rumors | 2 Comments
Gizmodo has some new information about plans for Pokemon GO and McDonald’s. The details have not yet been officially announced, but has managed to get a hold of some tidbits from a source.
Pokemon GO will apparently have a sponsorship with McDonald’s in an unspecified Asian country. Gizmodo claims that all restaurants in the region will either be a PokeStop or a Gym.
Rumor: Pokemon GO Plus may release July 29
Posted on 5 years ago by Jake in Mobile, Rumors | 6 Comments
Amazon Japan briefly listed the Pokemon GO Plus accessory with a release date of July 29, although the page was pulled later in the day. Though Amazon, Nintendo, and The Pokemon Company all refused to comment, this does line up with the E3 reveal of the device, where it was planned to release before the end of July. Keep in mind that even if the release date is true, that may still only be for Japan.
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Rumor: U.S. version of the N64 64DD found
Posted on 5 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, Rumors | 21 Comments
The 64DD was made as an expansion to the Nintendo 64, allowing the console to use more memory and offering a handful of exclusive games. It saw a brief run in Japan, but never headed overseas. That’s why a new find may end up being very interesting.
Over on the ASSEMbler forums, user “PostedOval” claims to have come across a U.S. version of the 64DD. Although this person shared some photos that seems to indicate that it’s legitimate, we can’t completely say that it’s definitely real. We’ll let you know if there are any other developments pertaining to the situation.
Rumor: Next Skylanders game is “Skylanders: Imaginators”, launches in October
Posted on 5 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Rumors, Wii U | 14 Comments
Activision will soon be announcing the next entry in the Skylanders series. Based on some apparent leaks, it seems that the new game will be titled “Skylanders: Imaginators”.
Main developer Toys for Bob is back as the main developer of the project. Wii U is a target platform, but there’s no word on Wii or 3DS versions at present.
The big hook this time around is that it’ll be possible to make your own Skylanders, which go by the name Skylanders Imaginators. Additionally, there’s a new toy type known as Creation Crystal which “allows players to create and transport their unique Skylanders to consoles at anytime, anywhere”. New guest stars called “Senseis” are also being introduced which features 20 new characters and 11 former villains.
More unconfirmed – but probable – information about Skylanders: Imaginators can be found below. We’ve also included some images that have surfaced thus far in the attached gallery. The game is scheduled for October 16 in North America.
Update: False alarm – Rumor: Nintendo is developing its next gen handheld under the codename “MH”
Posted on 5 years ago by Matt(@OnePunchMaz) in General Nintendo, Rumors | 38 Comments
Update: This appears to be a false alarm. Here’s what Kantan Games CEO Dr. Serkan Toto says about the situation:
2) Such "rich" forward-looking analysis and also the wording is standard in investor notes. I know because I read *tons* of them ;).
— Dr. Serkan Toto (@serkantoto) May 24, 2016
About Nintendo's "MH": that is correct, unless Morgan Stanley has an incredible scoop – which I very much doubt. https://t.co/ATb1mWjW72
— Dr. Serkan Toto (@serkantoto) May 24, 2016
According to a financial report by Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, a Japanese bank holding & financial services company, Nintendo is currently developing its next handheld under the codename “MH”. The report reveals no further information.
As always, take reports like this with a grain of salt. What we know for sure is that Nintendo is currently hard at work on the NX – but what exactly the NX is, that is still a mystery. Nintendo president Kimishima has previously stated that the NX would not be an outright replacement for the Wii U or the 3DS. There have been rumors that the NX could be a home console & handheld hybrid, but none of those have been confirmed yet.
We will have to wait until later this year for Nintendo to officially reveal the NX. Maybe we will also learn about the supposed “MH” handheld at that point.