Now this one sounds rather far-fetched for a number of reasons, but Toys R Us are apparently in talks with amiibo modder Evilos to stock custom amiibos. I’m not too sure how well this would go down with Nintendo, but Evilos says he’s currently in the final negotiating stages with the popular retail chain. I will have to mark this down as a rumour for the time being. What do you think?
The Wii U GameCube Adapters sure are scarce at the moment, but that could change as GameStop might be getting a new batch of them in to sell to consumers. You might have a while to wait though as the GameCube Adapters aren’t scheduled to come in until May 1st. We already know that GameStop reopened pre-orders for the Shulk Amiibo and that product was also listed for May 1st. I guess we shall have to wait and see.
This comes direct from 4Chan so whether its legitimacy can be trusted remains to be seen. The fairly convincing off-screen images show that Rayman could be joining the Super Smash Bros roster as possible downloadable content. You may remember that a Nintendo Canada employee implied that Rayman would be a playable character in Super Smash Bros. This was back in August.
Thanks, Rubberyen and Will
Some Amiibo like Meta Knight are retailer exclusive in both the United States and Canada, but recent wording on the official website suggests that this might only be for the launch period. If you take a look at the Meta Knight Amiibo page you’ll notice that it simply says “Exclusively at Best Buy at launch.” This suggests that after the launch period you might be able to purchase him at different retailers.
Thanks, Twilight Warrior
Former Team Ninja member Tomonobu Itagaki has strongly hinted on Facebook that we may see a localised version of Fatal Frame V for Wii U. It should be noted that Itagaki has no relation to the title, but he is friends with Kikuchi Keisuke. This should be taken as a rumour at present simply because Koei Tecmo has said that the game is for the Japanese audience only. However, Nintendo could step in and localise it.
“Hey guys, I strongly believe that Kikuchi Keisuke will release the Fatal Frame V in America, in many countries. He and me have same philosophy from Tecmo days. That’s what I can say for now. I want you guys to read between the lines.
Anyway I will play this game :)”.
Love him or hate him, Harry Potter is one of the biggest franchises in the world. Back in 1998 Nintendo Software Technology tried to secure the lucrative franchise to build video games based around the books and secure the series. However, as you all know their bid was unsuccessful and instead went to Warner Bros for a reported £1m. JK Rowling decided to go with Warner Bros due to their expertise in films, games and other merchandise, whereas Nintendo is primarily known for just video games.
Unseen64 is a great source of uncovering games that were abandoned and we had no idea they existed. Liam Robertson who is part of the site saw a 30 second promotional video for a cancelled 2.5D Metroid title that was cancelled back in 2012. Robertson says that the title was slightly more fast paced than than Super Metroid and Metroid Fusion. The cancelled Metroid game featured a slightly different art style to the one we’ve become accustomed to and Samus was a little bit thinner and more athletic looking. The thirty-second promotional video which we’ve yet to see showed Samus battling with enemies and then being confronted by a boss who is thought to be Kraid. Robertson says that the game was being produced by “a pretty popular western developer”.