Has King K. Rool Won Smash Bros Ballot? Nintendo Trademarks His Name in VC Release

Reports are coming in via Twitter that Nintendo has suddenly decided to trademark King K. Rool’s name. This has prompted many to speculate that he will be the chosen fighter from the Super Smash Bros ballot. There was a lot of initial support for the villain in the Donkey Kong Country SNES series. Looks we shall have to wait for the official announcement.

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Rumour: Universal Building Third Park Based On Video Games, Not Just Nintendo

We have already heard that Nintendo is working closely alongside Universal to possibly create theme park rides and attractions. What we hadn’t heard is that Universal apparently has plans to create a third park at Universal Orlando that is based heavily on video games. This park won’t just feature Nintendo rides, but also ones by big publishers and developers such as Activision Blizzard. A World of Warcraft themed attraction in apparently in the works alongside a Mario Kart ride, a Pokemon ride and a Legend of Zelda themed ride. This is a rumour at present, but it would certainly make sense to leverage other brands that are popular with children and teens such as Call of Duty and Minecraft.

Rumour: Mighty No.9 Physical Release Delayed?

A number of high-profile retailers are listing the physical version of Mighty No.9 with a 2016 release date. This includes retailers such as Amazon and GameStop. Whether this is just for the physical release remains to be seen, but it wouldn’t be surprising if the game itself has been delayed for added polish. Let’s just hope it turns out to be a small delay for the physical release.

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Rumour: Yuji Horii Apparently Announced Dragon Quest VII And VIII For West At Japan Expo

There’s a number of tweets coming from Twitter stating that Dragon Quest producer Yuji Horii announced both Dragon Quest VII and Dragon Quest VIII for the French market. It was apparently a last-minute announcement at the Japan Expo. Let’s hope it’s legitimate and that the Nintendo 3DS games make their way to Europe and US.

Liam Robertson: ‘Nintendo NX Is Not Aiming To Compete Against PS4 On A Power Level’

It should not come as a massive surprise to many of you, but industry insider Liam Robertson of Unseen 64 says that Nintendo’s next generation platform, the NX, won’t compete against the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on a power level. No doubt the console will be cheap and will also feature some sort of innovative unique selling point. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata and Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime have stated that we won’t hear more about NX till next year.

SNES PlayStation Prototype Apparently Spotted In The Wild

You most probably know that both Sony and Nintendo were planning to work with each other on something you may know as the PlayStation. The idea was scrapped by Nintendo, but a user on Reddit claims to have gotten his hands on the mystical device which played both CD’s and SNES games. We can’t verify its legitimacy, but the prototype certainly should prove to ensure some interesting discussion around the web.

“My dad worked for a company, apparently one of the guys he used to work with, I think his name was Olaf, used to work at Nintendo and when my dads [sic] company went bankrupt, my dad found it in a box of “junk” he was supposed to throw out.

“I have not had a chance to boot her up, I don’t have a power cable at the moment, but it seems like it’s a pretty common DC cable. I’ll have to get one and see how it goes.”

DigiTimes: Supply Chain Partners To Start Nintendo NX Production, Due For Launch In July

It seems relatively likely that the Nintendo NX will launch sometime later next year. DigiTimes is reporting that Nintendo is currently requesting that its supply chain partners start pilot production of components for the device in October 2015 at the earliest. The Kyoto based company is apparently looking to release the device in July 2016. The publication also reports that Nintendo is reportedly looking to ship 20 million NX consoles in the first year.

Nintendo reportedly is looking to ship 20 million Nintendo NX in the first year. The shipment volume of Wii U is estimated at two million units in 2015, according to Digitimes Research.

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