Update: Well, that was fast. Nintendo of America has changed the date in their Facebook status to May 2015.
This could be absolutely nothing, but the Nintendo of America Facebook page is currently stating that Splatoon is coming this summer. The European leaked listing has the game down for May 29th and the official strategy guide for the game on Amazon US has it down for May 31st. June is technically the start of summer, but May 29th is basically borderline on it. Let’s hope we get a Nintendo Direct soon to clear up any confusion regarding the release date for the highly anticipated game.
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Well, this is certainly interesting. A Reddit user has posted a teaser video for Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door 3D for the Nintendo 3DS. The video has now been taken down but that hasn’t stopped people from posting some gifs from the aforementioned video. Who knows? It does look fairly believable, but I guess we won’t know for sure until the next Nintendo Direct. Then again, that Rayman leak for Super Smash Bros looked pretty believable and we know that was faked.
Someone at respected analytic research firm Super Data could have let the cat out of the bag and announced Resident Evil 7 a little early. The company mentioned that a new iteration of the popular survival horror genre will be coming out during the end of the year along with the previously announced Halo 5 Guardians. Let’s hope Capcom decides to release the game on the Wii U as well as the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. We shall have to wait until E3 to find out.
We anticipate this month’s downturn to level off during the coming few months, following a regular seasonal pattern but expect to see an upswing as the next editions of several major franchises like Halo and Resident Evil come out in the 2015 fall season.
Twitch could be facing some new competition in the form of YouTube for live video game streaming. The popular video streaming site is apparently set to relaunch it’s live streaming service with an emphasis on video games. YouTube has employed 50 new people with expertise in the streaming industry who are looking to target the growing eSports industry as well as traditional game streaming. YouTube is said to be announcing the new program at E3 this June.
Everyone’s favourite Call of Duty developer Treyarch have apparently teased on Twitter that they are hard at work on the third Call of Duty: Black Ops video game. The team is said to have posted the tweet, that you can see above, and then apparently deleted it. It would make sense for them to be working on Black Ops as it’s their franchise. Let’s hope that if it’s legitimate then this one comes to the Wii U as Advanced Warfare skipped the platform last year.
It seems as though someone has uploaded a number of European release dates on the Nintendo Europe servers. There’s release dates for Splatoon and also Yoshi’s Woolly World among others. Splatoon is listed as arriving in Europe on May 29th, which could be the same for North America. The wonderful Yoshi’s Woolly World is listed on the site and is coming to Europe on June 26th.
Playtonic are devious and have yet to officially reveal the two main characters featured in their forthcoming project Project Ukulele. Someone pointed out to me on Twitter that the second character could be a Macaw based on the art assets the company put out yesterday which apparently shows the two main characters hiding in shrubbery. They later took them out. I guess we won’t know for sure until Playtonic lift the lid on what they’re cooking up.