Italian news site e-duesse may have accidentally leaked the existence of Project X Zone 2: Brave New World for the 3DS, a sequel to the 2012 Bandai Namco/Capcom/SEGA crossover SRPG.
The original article, which has already been edited, mentioned two previously unannounced titles from Bandai Namco’s Level Up event on April 7: Saints Seiya Soldiers’ Soul and Project X Zone 2: Brave New World. Development on the former was confirmed today, giving credence to the possibility of the latter being real.No comments
The rumored Legend of Zelda Netflix series may be just that.
In an interview with Time, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata revealed that the original report from The Wall Street Journal was incorrect.
“As of now, I have nothing new to share with you in regard to the use of our IPs for any TV shows or films, but I can at least confirm that the article in question is not based on correct information.”
Now, Iwata didn’t flat out deny the existence of the project, he merely pointed out that what was originally mentioned was not accurate. It’s still possible there is a show in the works, but for now all we can assume is that everything we currently know about it is false.
Source: TimeNo comments
It’s easy to dismiss anything not revealed through an official source, but the sheer amount of Super Smash Bros. for 3DS stuff pouring in from various sources makes this really hard to ignore.
The posted video appears to show Bowser Jr. (in his Junior Clown Car) and Xenoblade Chronicles‘ Shulk as playable characters.
An imgur gallery created today has several screenshots from what appears to be an ESRB copy of the game. There are a bunch of images of some of the game’s new collectible statues, like Tharja, Tiki and Medusa, along with some shots of what appear to be a spectator gambling mode.No comments
During the latest episode of IGN’s Nintendo Voice Chat podcast, hosts Jose Otero and Peer Schneider discussed a rumor they heard from various industry insiders that Nintendo is planning to reveal some new hardware at this year’s E3.
Otero and Schneider made sure to clarify that their comments were not fact and the rumor should be taken with a grain of salt. However, judging from a response on Twitter, it sounds like Schneider doesn’t want to completely rule out the possibility of the rumor being true.
Despite all of that, the rumor still managed to gain enough traction to the point where representative for Nintendo U.K. released a statement denying any new hardware from the company at E3.
Source: Nintendo Life
During a GameStop managers’ conference in Texas, a representative for the accessory maker PDP mentioned that their products would make their way to stores “just ahead of the Wii U’s November 18 release.”
The date would follow a similar trend with past Nintendo consoles like the GameCube and Wii, which both launched on the Sunday proceeding Black Friday (November 18 and 19, respectively).
Nintendo has a big Wii U press event lined up for New York in September where they’re expected to announce the official release date.
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Sources privy to the Wii U’s production told CVG that problems manufacturing the console’s touchscreen controller may force Nintendo to push the European launch back to December.
According to these sources, Nintendo intends to release the Wii U this November in the U.S., presumably to capitalize on Black Friday and the holiday shopping season.
Nintendo has refused to comment.
The console manufacturer has yet to announce a release date for the new console, but CVG believes that this manufacturing issue has hampered Nintendo’s plans to set a date.No comments
An email reply supposedly coming from a Nintendo Customer Service representative says that the Wii U will be available in black and white when it launches later this holiday season.
“Finally, I can confirm that the Wii U will be released in both Black and White. In case you hadn’t yet had the opportunity, I wanted to let you know that everything we have available to share regarding Wii U has been added to our website. Here’s a direct link:
Additional details (like price and release date) will be unveiled later this year; however, we don’t have any specific
dates or events to announce yet. I encourage you to keep checking our website’s “What’s New” section (http://www.nintendo.com/whatsnew) for the latest information.
Thanks again for your email!
Nintendo of America”
Pending an official press release, this will still have to be treated as a rumor.
Source: GoNintendoNo comments
This ad for the official Pokémon Black and White 2 guide book in this month’s CoroCoro may have inadvertently revealed the identities of the Unova gym leaders.
Aside from Homika, Shizui and Cheren, who were already confirmed for Black and White 2, the remaining gym leaders in the ad appear to all be from the previous game (slight spoilers):
Nikkei Reports Nintendo Working On A Larger 3DS, Wii U Will Cost ¥30,000 [Update: Nintendo Responds]
[Update: Nintendo has put out an official statement denying the Nikkei‘s claims and saying that the report was merely conjecture on the publication’s part.]
Japan’s Nikkei newspaper claims that Nintendo has a new, larger 3DS model in the works.
This larger 3DS model will sport a 4.3-inch screen. For comparison, the DSi XL had 4.2-inch screen. A possible worldwide release could happen as soon as this summer.
For the Wii U, Nikkei says that the Wii U will retail for ¥30,000 (≈$383 USD). However, it isn’t stated whether this is an estimate or info from an unnamed source.
Nintendo’s E3 conference is tomorrow morning, so we won’t have to wait long to see if any of this is true.No comments
There’s a new 3DS Castlevania game in the works and it’s set to be announced at E3 this June, Dutch website N1ntendo reports.
Not much is known about the new game, which has the subtitle Mirror of Faith; however, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow producer David Cox and director/writer Enric Alvarez are said to be working on the it.