Photos of an alleged Luigi-themed Nintendo 2DS have been sent to Kotaku by an anonymous tipster. If the images are real, a limited edition 2DS model commemorating “The Year of Luigi” may be released this year. Nintendo’s yet to confirm whether the system exists, but a Nintendo 3DS XL with green silhouettes of Luigi is set for a European release on November 1st.
We still don’t know for sure whether or not the next instalment of the popular Call of Duty franchise will be coming to Wii U. Interestingly the Official Nintendo Magazine has written a feature about the game in the latest edition of the publication. Could this mean that we will be seeing Call of Duty :Ghosts on the Wii U? Or is it just speculation on their part?
According to Nintendo Force writer Emily Rogers, a Nintendo 3DS System Update will go live later today. Rogers says to Nintendo 3DS users that they should check their systems at 5 p.m. PDT. There’s currently no explanation for what the update will bring, but Rogers says it is aimed at Nintendo 3DS users in Europe and Japan, and that users in North America will have to wait a bit longer to receive the rumored update’s new features.
Apparently, there are multiple reports of Microsoft employees advertising their products at Wii U events taking place in select Best Buy stores this week. One report says a Microsoft employee tried to convince people who were waiting in line to demo a Wii U game to pre-order the Xbox One. According to another report, someone wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with the Microsoft logo lingered around the Wii U event and talked to people around a demo station. The next Wii U event at Best Buy this week takes place on Saturday, June 15th.
The fifth game in 5th Cell’s Scribblenauts series, Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure, is coming to Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Microsoft Windows. The game, which features characters and settings from the DC Comics universe, will be released on September 24th, according to a source who is supposedly close to publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The source also noted that this date could change. Regardless of the game’s exact release date, it is scheduled to launch later this year.
E3 is less than two weeks away, and we still don’t know what Nintendo subsidiary Retro Studios is working on. In fact, we don’t even know if the developer’s new game will be at E3. But last month, Nintendo revealed its plans to introduce the studio’s new project in the “not too distant future,” so it’s possible that we will see the game in the company’s pre-E3 Nintendo Direct, which airs on June 11th.
While some are speculating that Retro Studios is working on a new Metroid title, IGN‘s Senior Vice President of Content & Publisher, Peer Schneider, said in a recently aired Nintendo-centric podcast that he’s heard rumors that the developer is working on a “new brand.” What do you think Retro Studios is working on? Will we see its new project at E3? Let us know in the comments below.
The wife of Monolith Soft Director Tetsuya Takahashi, Kaori Tanaka, also known by her pen name, Soraya Saga, has retweeted a tweet sent out by Nintendo that reminds fans that this year’s pre-E3 Nintendo Direct will air on Tuesday, June 11th. Based on her retweet, people are assuming that Monolith Soft’s first Wii U game, code-named “X,” will be featured on the pre-E3 broadcast. According to Nintendomination’s Tilmen, Saga retweeted Nintendo’s reminder of the January Wii U-focused Nintendo Direct, in which the first footage of “X” was revealed.
Deadpool, an action-adventure game based on characters from the Deadpool comic book franchise, was previously thought to be coming to the Wii U, though rumors were quickly dismissed, and the game was only confirmed for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. But based on a recent listing made by Amazon Canada, the game is coming to Nintendo’s console. However, this can only be classified as a rumor until publisher Activision confirms whether the Wii U will be getting the game. Deadpool will be released on June 25th.
Sumo Digital‘s Executive Producer, Steve Lycett, has supposedly hinted that SEGA mascot Sonic will be a playable character in the next Mario Kart game, or in a racing crossover between Mario and SEGA characters. Earlier this month, a Twitter user suggested that a Pac-Man World Rally and Sonic Racing crossover was in the works, to which Lycett replied by saying that he was thinking there are ‘bigger’ rivals than Pac-Man. This vague statement has lead people to speculate that Lycett was referring to gaming icon Mario.
@blazehedgehog I was thinking there are bigger rivals, but I’ll bear it in mind ;)
— Steve Lycett (@S0LSUM0) April 26, 2013
An anonymous, supposedly ‘genuine’ source claims that the rumored “Fairy-type” is a new type of Pokémon that will be introduced in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. According to the source, the newly discovered Eevee evolution, Sylveon, is “Fairy-type,” and is weak against Poison and Steel-type Pokémon, immune to Dragon-types, super-effective against Dragon, Dark and Fire-types. Below you can read more rumors on “Fairy-type” Pokémon, along with some unconfirmed details on Pokémon X and Pokémon Y.
- Fairy will be a new type. It is weak to Poison and Steel, immune to Dragon, super effective against Dragon, Dark, and Fighting, and Fire and Psychic-type Pokemon take half damage from it.
- Sylveon is Fairy-type. Some older Pokemon will be reclassified to Fairy, such as Mawile (Steel/Fairy).
- Mewtwo has two new formes, not just one. Both are activated via items.
- The professor’s English name is Patrice.
- The Starter final evolutions are Fire/Psychic, Grass/Fighting, and Water/Dark.
- The first Gym is Bug, the second is Fairy, and the fourth is Fighting.
- A few attacks will be dual-typed.
- There will be a new type of battling style that Flying-type Pokemon and Pokemon with Levitate can participate in.
- You will be able to see a Pokemon’s EVs at a certain in-game facility. You will be able to boost the EVs through mini-games. It will take about two hours to get one stat to max EVs.