Rumors Tagged Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Rumors RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Silent Hill Rumors Intensify with Multiple Team Silent Staffers https://www.gameskinny.com/w2xsl/silent-hill-rumors-intensify-with-multiple-team-silent-staffers https://www.gameskinny.com/w2xsl/silent-hill-rumors-intensify-with-multiple-team-silent-staffers Fri, 10 Apr 2020 17:23:44 -0400 Ashley Shankle

Those Silent Hill rumors just keep on coming, and they're looking increasingly credible.

One ResetEra user, KatharsisT, claims that they can 100% confirm that a Silent Hill reboot is being worked on by series creator Keiichiro Toyama, creature designer Masahiro Ito, and sound designer Akira Yamaoka. Not only that, but they also claim the title will be announced in the next few months.

This perfectly lines up with other recent rumors and hints, outside of the rumor Hideo Kojima had anything to do with the project.

Manga artist Suehiro Maruo is also rumored to be working on the project, backed up by a post put on his Tumblr and Instagram.

Those bummed that Junji Ito isn't rumored to be involved in the project don't need to worry: Suehiro Maruo's work is on the same level of bizarre.

Many fans of the series would consider Silent Hill to be dead after its fourth entry on the PlayStation 2, with Team Silent disbanded after the title and other studios taking it into their hands in the years after. If these rumors are true, this game will be the first we've seen Toyama, Yamaoka, and Ito work on collaboratively in over 15 years.

One can't say "any news is good news" in regards to Silent Hill these days, but all these rumors really do seem like good news.

Thanks, PushSquare.

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KOTOR Remake, Sequel Rumors Resurface https://www.gameskinny.com/eil9c/kotor-remake-sequel-rumors-resurface https://www.gameskinny.com/eil9c/kotor-remake-sequel-rumors-resurface Fri, 24 Jan 2020 16:39:46 -0500 Josh Broadwell

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remakes might be in the works, according to the latest Star Wars rumors from Cinelinx's Jordan Maison. The original rumors are fairly old, and the projects seemed like they wouldn't get off the ground. However, Maison's sources recently offered new information suggesting they're back on track.

The two independent sources offer two different versions of the rumor: one suggests Knights of the Old Republic is getting a straight-up remake, while the other says it's a sequel.

The sequel source claims that instead of remaking the old content, EA wants something "that would integrate elements from the first two games in order to bring certain things into the current Star Wars canon."

That fits in with the general state of Star Wars post-Rise of Skywalker, where Disney and LucasFilm want to explore periods with no connection to the Skywalker saga, including the period of the Old Republic. As Maison also points out, a lot of the old lore from before Disney obtained the franchise has found its way into official Star Wars narratives anyway, making a re-imagining seem pretty likely.

Regardless, after the success of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, it's only natural we'll be seeing more Star Wars games coming in the future. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more KOTOR remake news and rumors as we Force-pull them from the ether.

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Is Capcom Hinting at a Resident Evil 3: Nemesis Remake? https://www.gameskinny.com/7u1dh/is-capcom-hinting-at-a-resident-evil-3-nemesis-remake https://www.gameskinny.com/7u1dh/is-capcom-hinting-at-a-resident-evil-3-nemesis-remake Tue, 16 Apr 2019 16:31:37 -0400 Josh Broadwell

Hot on the heels of Resident Evil 2 remake's critical success, it seems Capcom might be teasing fans about a Resident Evil 3: Nemesis remake.

While some fans began speculating right after the release of the RE2 remake, that speculation has been renewed after a series of seemingly related tweets on the official RE Twitter account over the past few days. 

The first shows a low camera shot focusing on Jill Valentine and asks viewers if they feel like they're being watched. Her clothes and the room indicate this is from the original Resident Evil remake, which is coming to the Switch soon.

It could be this tweet is only reflecting that, especially since the account has tweeted other images and captions connected to Resident Evil and Resident Evil 0 since last week.

However, Valentine is also the protagonist of Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, and today's tweet is causing many to wonder whether tweeting about her might be more than just mere coincidence.

The image is from Resident Evil 2's remake. Nemesis, the mutant who chases Valentine throughout RE3, is known for randomly smashing through doors, walls, and windows.

RE3 takes place before RE2 in the series timeline. The tweet could suggest Capcom has something in mind for the near future related to how the stories interconnect, or it could simply be an inside reference meant for longtime fans.

However, one Twitter user has a compelling idea about what caused the hole that opens up a completely different line of discussion. 

Regardless, if Capcom continues its tweets in the same pattern, possible confirmation could come as early as this week.

Should "RE3make" be in production, it wouldn't be too surprising.

Apart from the fact that many fans consider the return to form for the series as a rebirth for Capcom, the company released a survey earlier this year asking RE2 remake players whether they prefer their RE games similar to the originals, offering a comment box for suggestions and requests that weren't covered in the main survey.

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Rumor: Cyberpunk 2077 Will Present at E3 2018 https://www.gameskinny.com/kmame/rumor-cyberpunk-2077-will-present-at-e3-2018 https://www.gameskinny.com/kmame/rumor-cyberpunk-2077-will-present-at-e3-2018 Mon, 29 Jan 2018 10:55:26 -0500 Blackcreed11

Where is Cyberpunk 2077, and why have fans had to wait five long years for an update? Could it be possible that CD Projekt Red plans to release a more detailed trailer for their game at E3? Maybe even a demo? This could be so, given their sudden activity on Twitter. If this sudden activity plays into any account, then it could mean that Cyberpunk 2077 will be released sometime in the fall, fingers crossed.

On December 5, 2013, the Twitter account of Cyberpunk Game became active, as it released a two-minute teaser that showed a visually stunning clip of a cybernetic woman and what is assumed to be law enforcement. The trailer ends with what would be considered the biggest tease to any fandom: “COMING: WHEN IT’S READY”.  

Their last tweet, on January 10th, read simply as follow: 

Information from the Polish games site GRYOnline states that a fully playable demo will be available at E3 in Los Angeles. However, this demo will be presented behind closed doors. 

Unfortunately, these accounts are still just rumors, and until we get the green light from CD Projekt Red, the fans will not know until June 12, 2018. Naturally, that would hurt any fan who has been waiting five years for the release.

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Is the First Total War Saga Going to Be Set in Viking Age Ireland? https://www.gameskinny.com/9e2cc/is-the-first-total-war-saga-going-to-be-set-in-viking-age-ireland https://www.gameskinny.com/9e2cc/is-the-first-total-war-saga-going-to-be-set-in-viking-age-ireland Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:13:48 -0400 Skrain

Ever since developer Creative Assembly originally teased its new Total War Saga series, fans have eagerly been awaiting more information about when and where its games will be set. Though the developer has remain tight-lipped about specific info so far, fans have started uncovering evidence of what they might be able to expect. 

Some astute members of the Total War subreddit pointed out that CA's teaser image for Total War Saga (above) depicts the Eastern Coast of Ireland, just north of Dublin. This has led them to speculate that the first game in the series might focus on Ireland and Britain during the Viking Age.

Below is a comparison image that puts the teaser image side-by-side with a map rendering of the Irish coast it supposedly depicts:


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There hasn't been any confirmation of this, and there isn't much more teaser information for fans to dig into and try to unpack. But even the notion of visiting Viking Age Ireland has a number of people excited. 

Why might this era of Ireland be the perfect inaugural setting for Total War Saga? Because the series is intended to be a series of standalone titles that focus on far more specific points in history. Creative Assembly has confirmed that the gameplay will ultimately be the same, but series will not be introducing any new eras. Instead, it will expand on the timelines already set up by the main series titles, focusing on events that span from a few months to several years. If the standard Total War games is a sword slash, Saga will be more like a dagger strike. 

Ireland (and possibly Britain) could indeed be the setting of the first Total War Saga, and the chances that it could take place during the Viking Age is pretty high. This could serve as an expansion of the timeline in Total War Attila, especially the Celtic Culture Pack. Creative Assembly has shown some interest in the region before, so it's definitely feasible that the developer will revisit it. 

What Do You Think?

While I think that Viking Age Britannia sounds interesting enough, I'd rather see a more obscure subject highlighted in the first Total War Saga, like the Hussite Wars. This was one of the earliest European Wars to involve handheld firearms, and the first use of field guns in battle rather than just a siege. The political and religious impact of this skirmish was massive as well, and one could make the argument that the Hussites set the stage for further Papal reformation. 

There isn't currently a release date set for the first Total War Saga, but perhaps we can look forward to more information being revealed after the developer has launched Total War Warhammer 2 later in September.

Are you hoping this first Saga game will be set in Ireland? Or would you rather see Creative Assembly focus on something else? Let me know down in the comments!

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Could Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Send Players Back to Kanto? https://www.gameskinny.com/cuvk0/could-pokemon-ultra-sun-and-ultra-moon-send-players-back-to-kanto https://www.gameskinny.com/cuvk0/could-pokemon-ultra-sun-and-ultra-moon-send-players-back-to-kanto Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:24:27 -0400 Josh Broadwell

The recent Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon trailer has fans speculating that the new games might possibly allow trainers to revisit Kanto -- similar to the way Pokemon Gold and Silver did back on the GameBoy Color.

The trailer features a very short, second-long blip introducing a "star" named Ryuki, But it's where Ryuki is that has set the Internet ablaze. He appears to be standing in a room decked out in yellow and trash cans, which fans are saying is highly reminiscent of Lt. Surge's gym in Vermillion City. Players of the original Red, Blue, and Yellow games, along with FireRed and LeafGreen will no doubt recall the gym's hidden switches inside said trash cans that had to be activated to reach the leader.

As Allgera Frank notes in a Polygon report, a return to Kanto would help explain why the original Sun and Moon was rife with Kanto nostalgia, from Alola Forms to the fact that the player comes from Kanto -- and also the sudden reappearance of older Red and Blue. The last time there was any indication of time having passed for Red was, of course, in Gold and Silver.

Thus, it may be more than coincidence that the re-release of those two games is coming to the 3DS virtual console this September, -- especially considering series producer Junichi Masuda previously said the original three games were only released to coincide with the series' 20 anniversary, and not to expect re-releases of Gold and Silver.

Let us know if you think there is any substance to these speculations in the comments, and be sure to check back for any new Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon updates!

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[Rumor] Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy May Be 1-Year Exclusive Release https://www.gameskinny.com/z2dau/rumor-crash-bandicoot-n-sane-trilogy-may-be-1-year-exclusive-release https://www.gameskinny.com/z2dau/rumor-crash-bandicoot-n-sane-trilogy-may-be-1-year-exclusive-release Mon, 15 May 2017 17:03:06 -0400 ChazSanity

A rumor has emerged from an ad that’s been circulating online over the past few days: The Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy may eventually hit other consoles and PC some time in the future. In a Best Buy sales ad found online, the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is labeled as a one-year console exclusive release.

On top of that, PlayStation Ireland replied to a user on Twitter that the N. Sane Trilogy was indefinitely exclusive to the PlayStation 4. However, the tweet was deleted soon afterward.

         

The N. Sane Trilogy, which includes Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, and Crash Bandicoot: Warped will contain visually upgraded and enhanced versions of each game for the PlayStation 4, but it’s not been confirmed if the game will ever be released on other platforms. 

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy launches on PS4 on June 30th. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more news and info on the marsupial mascot. 

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Capcom Says It Has No Plans To Bring Resident Evil 7 To Nintendo Switch https://www.gameskinny.com/vm5hk/capcom-says-it-has-no-plans-to-bring-resident-evil-7-to-nintendo-switch https://www.gameskinny.com/vm5hk/capcom-says-it-has-no-plans-to-bring-resident-evil-7-to-nintendo-switch Sun, 22 Jan 2017 15:43:15 -0500 Samuel Schenerman

Bad news for Resident Evil fans hoping for a Nintendo reunion: Capcom has stated it isn't happening anytime soon. The newest installment in the survival horror franchise, Resident Evil 7, comes out this Tuesday for the Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC. However, Capcom has thus far been tight-lipped about the possibility of one of their flagship franchises newest games landing on the Nintendo Switch.

But in a recent interview, RE7's producer, Masachika Kawata, had this to say about a potential port of the newest entry in the revered franchise:

 

"I think it's a very unique piece of hardware...I'm looking forward to the possibilities of the system itself, but we have no plans at the moment regarding Resident Evil on Switch."-- Resident Evil 7 Producer Masachika Kawata

Although they may have nixed a port to Nintendo's newest console as of this writing, Capcom have a long history of working with Nintendo. One of the Switch's confirmed titles is Ultra Street Fighter II, an update of one of the company's most successful games of all time. So there is still hope for RE on Nintendo Switch in the future. 

What do you think? Will Capcom cave and work with Nintendo to bring RE7 to the Switch sometime in the near future? Sound off in the comments below?

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No, Super Mario Run Does Not Signal the End of Classic Nintendo https://www.gameskinny.com/6gk4o/no-super-mario-run-does-not-signal-the-end-of-classic-nintendo https://www.gameskinny.com/6gk4o/no-super-mario-run-does-not-signal-the-end-of-classic-nintendo Fri, 02 Dec 2016 07:00:01 -0500 Janette Ceballos

Mobile gaming appeals to developers since it is a huge market that can reach a wide audience, host a number of different genres, and be sold at cheaper prices than most console titles. It’s no wonder the gaming titan Nintendo has decided to expand into the platform. Many suggest this signals a shift in Nintendo’s focus that could potentially lead to the decline of home console games. I disagree.

Nintendo’s been focusing on mobile games, that’s true. Miitomo updates and the upcoming Super Mario Run are proof of this, alongside announcements for Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem mobile games. There’s no doubt that Nintendo is tapping into this market, which is a decent strategy for the company, but the popularity and hype around Super Mario Run doesn’t mean Nintendo will drop everything else to create freemium phone games. There are two main arguments that support this reasoning.

Preference

The company is known for their home consoles, building years of experience developing engaging and memorable titles for these systems, and understands that there is still a huge demand for this style of gaming. When the NES mini released, it sold out on the first day. That’s how much people enjoy home consoles. The Nintendo Switch, which features a mobile option, will most likely be played at home rather than on the go due to the layout of the system and the possible games it will have. If Nintendo were to abandon any focus on console games and systems, it would only serve to alienate long-time fans who might be hesitant to try the mobile games.

Content

There’s also the likelihood that the mobile games Nintendo releases will not be as extensive or content-packed as their console counterparts. Super Mario Run itself seems to have an automatic run mode where all you do is tap the screen to jump and Miitomo is more of a social media app. It doesn’t seem likely that any mobile game the company makes in the near future will be full-length games, along the lines of Mario Kart 8 or Splatoon.

I can, however, see the mobile games as a form of integration between the mobile platform and home gaming. The apps could be tie-ins or similar to DLC, providing a preview of the gameplay or extra content for the main titles.

For example, the Fire Emblem app could show off the tactical aspects of the franchise. Being free would mean more people could get an inside look into how the game would function without having to spend a lot on a game they may not enjoy. In another way, the Animal Crossing app could include a feature where stopping near certain locations would reveal a downloadable item that could be transferred to the main game. There's a huge possibility to how the platforms could work together to enhance the Nintendo franchises.

Nintendo’s always been a bit odd, doing and creating weird things other companies on the same level wouldn’t at the time. They’ve expanded into new territories before: 3D, interactive figurines, motion controlled-games, a home/mobile hybrid console. Overall, Nintendo knows what works, what’s safe, and what makes money. There’s always going to be a demand for console games that push the limits of what gaming can do. Expanding into a mobile platform isn’t the end; it’s just something new, something extra.

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Pokemon Go Isn't "Dead" but People Like to Think So https://www.gameskinny.com/7sboh/pokemon-go-isnt-dead-but-people-like-to-think-so https://www.gameskinny.com/7sboh/pokemon-go-isnt-dead-but-people-like-to-think-so Fri, 02 Dec 2016 07:00:01 -0500 Janette Ceballos

Make no mistake, Pokémon Go is still alive and kicking, even if some people may think otherwise. Though the game has been marred with bugs and battery draining since the beginning, it’s still one of the top 5 grossing Android apps, with approximately one hundred million to five hundred million downloads to date and more people signing up to play every day.

The game is still great to play while on commutes (as long as you aren’t driving) or in a park or just walking around. You don't need to sink in hours of playing to get rewards since loading up the game usually offers you a few pokémon straight away. This is incentive enough to load up the app for most people who have a bit of time to spare.

Checking into Pokéstops here and there is quick to do with just a swipe of the screen and having them refresh every few minutes makes it worthwhile for players to stay logged onto the games.

An optional component, the Pokémon Go Plus accessory lets players catch the virtual monsters without having to constantly check their phones. It saves time, battery life, and also tracks your travelling distance much better to make it easier to hatch eggs.

Along with this, there is still the allure of catching, battling, and filling out your pokédex in real life. People just aren’t hyper-focusing on it as much.

The game is definitely not talked about as much and as widely as when it first came out, which can be due to its release during the summer when most people had a chance to play for longer periods of time, but Pokémon Go’s presence is still here.

There are still valid updates that improve the performance of the games, including tweaking the tracking aspects of walking and finding pokémon. Special events that offer increased likelihood of catching certain types of monsters and bonuses for hatching and checking in to stops all work to successfully lure people back into playing.

There was a huge increase in interest and subsequent playing during the Halloween and Thanksgiving events. The amazing thing is, Niantic brought people back without adding new content. Just the opportunity of a greater chance in catching ghost type pokémon was enough to draw attention, even if for a little while. Making more events needed to bring players back in, this can be used after an update so that players can experience this update.

There might even be an upcoming release of the second generation in the works which would definitely get people talking when it’s out. The chance of catching even more pokémon can work really well to balance the battling aspects of the game, by introducing new moves and could also lead players back into the game who'd want to fill out the pokédex since new monsters would be available.

Niantic is being clever about some of its new content. For example, adding the copycat Ditto hidden as any other monster, this makes players want to keep catching pokémon until one turns out to be the adorable mimic -- who was not previously included in the game, much to the disappointment of players.

There is very little widespread news compared to when the game first launched. It’s just that Pokémon GO is now a background game: one played in shorter bursts throughout the day rather than the huge sensation it was, possibly due to being eclipsed with the recent release of Pokémon Sun and Moon.

Maybe Niantic should learn from Sun and Moon and add similar features such as grooming for potential bonuses, adding daily or weekly challenges like catching a certain number of Pidgeys, and the long-awaited trading feature to spike its popularity and appeal. Doing so would give players more of an incentive to continue playing if they knew there was more content than what's offered now.

Whatever lies in store for the game, let’s make something clear: Pokémon Go isn’t going anywhere for a while.

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RUMOR - Final Smash Bros. Amiibo to Launch Beside Switch Port of Smash Bros. for Wii U https://www.gameskinny.com/je0tc/rumor-final-smash-bros-amiibo-to-launch-beside-switch-port-of-smash-bros-for-wii-u https://www.gameskinny.com/je0tc/rumor-final-smash-bros-amiibo-to-launch-beside-switch-port-of-smash-bros-for-wii-u Wed, 09 Nov 2016 06:44:41 -0500 Unclepulky

According to a source which has supplied reliable information about the Nintendo Switch since before its announcement, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will be getting ported over to the Switch. While the port will NOT be available the day the Switch launches, Nintendo is hoping to release it within the first six months of the Switch's lifespan.

For collectors, the best part of this rumor is likely that we will finally be getting amiibo figures of fan favorite characters Could Strife and Bayonetta.  While it is somewhat disappointing that we still have to wait a long time for them, this is at least (possible) confirmation that they're still going to be made at all.

The port of Smash 4 will be serving as something of a "Complete Edition" as it will include ALL of the DLC from the Wii U version of the game. This includes: all of the DLC characters, stages, and Mii Fighter skins.

Are you going to be buying the port of Smash 4 for Nintendo Switch? Excited for the Bayonetta and Cloud amiibo? Let me know in the comments!

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Nintendo Wii U Rumored to End Its Production Line https://www.gameskinny.com/oaw6r/nintendo-wii-u-rumored-to-end-its-production-line https://www.gameskinny.com/oaw6r/nintendo-wii-u-rumored-to-end-its-production-line Wed, 02 Nov 2016 00:20:15 -0400 Nam T. Bui

The Wii U, one of the recent video game consoles made by Nintendo, is rumored to cease production. Eurogamer has a multiple sourced reported that the Nintendo's Japan based production will stop making Wii U this week.

Based on the company's forecast, it also suggests that Nintendo could ship at least 240,000 more console units until 31st March 2017. If the rumors are confirmed to be true, this could mark Nintendo's very first transition from Wii U to Switch, its recently announced game console.

The Wii U was the first system to step into the 8th generation of video game consoles. It launched back in November 2012 with major improvements, from its last gen Wii, with new controller designs and more powerful hardware specs. However, the Wii U is considered to be one of the least successful consoles in the Nintendo family, with only 13 million units shipping -- while the GameCube sold 21 million units, the N64 sold 32 million units, and Wii sold 101 million units.

Major factors that contributed to Wii U's failure include low support from third-party game publishers, and weak hardware specs when comparing to its 8th gen counterparts, the Xbox One and PS4.

(Update: Nintendo has officially stated via Japanese outlet IT Media that there's no change to Wii U production and rumors about its production ending was indeed not true)

Does this mean that the Switch has already killed off the Wii U? Will The Switch kill off more Nintendo consoles like the 3DS? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Nintendo Switch vs. NX Rumors - What were they smoking? https://www.gameskinny.com/ejwus/nintendo-switch-vs-nx-rumors-what-were-they-smoking https://www.gameskinny.com/ejwus/nintendo-switch-vs-nx-rumors-what-were-they-smoking Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:16:23 -0400 Autumn Fish

So many rumors surfaced about the NX over the years leading up to today's Nintendo Switch reveal. It's almost as if it became a mutated console of its own.

Looking back over the NX rumors, it's clear someone had the inside scoop. Yet, there are still plenty of rumors that wildly missed the mark. We've scrubbed over every inch of the Nintendo Switch reveal trailer and compared it to the countless rumors floating around about the NX.

NX Rumors vs. Nintendo Switch

Each rumor is checked against GameSkinny's Bull$#&%-o-Meter:

  • Confirmed - Well steal my mushroom call me Luigi! These NX rumors are 100% accurate and match up perfectly with the Nintendo Switch reveal trailer.
  • Mostly true - While correct, these rumors are still missing something. They either pass over specifics or describe the NX functioning somewhat differently than the Nintendo Switch.
  • What were they smoking? - Completely off the mark. So inherently wrong that it hurts to think we bought into this twelve hours ago. These NX rumors are often created by your average 4chan user, but could also be a scrapped idea.
Nintendo Switch is a portable home console.

This was the first rumor to circulate the internet after the initial announcement of the Nintendo Switch, codenamed NX. Ever since then, multiple sources claimed the NX would turn out to be a handheld and home console hybrid.

Mostly true.

The Nintendo Switch reveal trailer prominently featured just that. Not only are we getting a new console with a new generation of Nintendo and 3rd party games, but we finally get to take them with us wherever we go. We'll finally get to play Skyrim on the airplane without ordering an expensive custom laptop!

The NX screen takes up the entire controller; buttons appear on screen as needed.

Nintendo Switch NX Rumors Original Controller Patent

The above image displays the NX's original controller patent. Or, at least the internet assumed it was a patent for the NX. This controller has a screen that covers the entire surface, with buttons that only show up on screen if you need them.

What were they smoking?

You saw the Nintendo Switch reveal today, right? A controller like this was no where to be seen. After this patent surfaced, there were many people who printed up a physical mock-up of the controller and tried to pass them off as the NX controller. Thankfully, Nintendo didn't stick with this model, for whatever reason. Maybe they still have something up their sleeves for the future.

Nintendo Switch is a tablet with detachable controllers on both sides.

Nintendo Switch NX rumors detatchable controllers tablet

Earlier this year, Eurogamer reported on yet another controller design, this time with detachable controllers. As you can see, it shows stand which you can prop the tablet up on, and the controllers were even rumored to come with motion support, just like Wii Motes.

Confirmed.

Well, the Nintendo Switch's controllers are called Joy-Con, and they can even be plugged into a controller frame for more comfortable play. Of course, there are also Pro controllers that will be available to purchase when the console releases. Looks like Nintendo is going back to the roots of traditional home console gaming -- just with a portable twist.

Nintendo Switch games come on cartridges.

Zelda Breath of the Wild Cartridge Patent NX Rumor Nintendo Switch

This rumor came from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's patent. The patent listed both disk and cartridge mediums of distributing the game. The Wii U, of course, uses disks, so the cartridges had to be for the NX, right?

Confirmed.

In the trailer, we're shown a short clip of a guy popping in his physical copy of Skyrim. It's quite evidently a cartridge of some sort. We never get a clear view of the cartridge itself, but there's no way it can be a disk. It's simply too small.

Verdict

Overall, it seems like a lot of NX rumors were surprisingly accurate. Any rumors we've left untouched have yet to be proven right or wrong by Nintendo. The only official word we have on the Nintendo Switch so far is a three-and-a-half minute trailer, so obviously we couldn't bust everything.

If and when Nintendo utterly abolishes (or begrudgingly confirms) more Nintendo Switch rumors, you can be sure we'll be here to ask the most integral of all questions: What were they smoking?

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Rockstar May Announce Exciting News Soon...Just Not at Gamescom https://www.gameskinny.com/5z35l/rockstar-may-announce-exciting-news-soonjust-not-at-gamescom https://www.gameskinny.com/5z35l/rockstar-may-announce-exciting-news-soonjust-not-at-gamescom Wed, 17 Aug 2016 05:21:33 -0400 David Martinez_1224

Fans of the open-world, wild west GOTY winner, Red Dead Redemption, were a bit bumped when there was no sign of a sequel included in a list of upcoming releases by Rockstar Games.

While rumors of a sequel have been booming all over, Rockstar has made it clear that they will not announce a Red Dead sequel -- at least not at a popular gaming convention like Gamescom. In fact, Rockstar has a bit of a reputation for not announcing their titles publicly. A good example is Grand Theft Auto 5, which wasn't announced at E3, but via newswire post, two years before the game was released. Even the original Red Dead Redemption was announced unexpectedly in 2009, so Rockstar clearly isn't very fond of grand announcements.

Due to their successful history of releasing top notch video games, Rockstar most likely won't have any trouble getting fans hyped up about a Red Dead Redemption sequel with an announcement that's completely out of the blue. It has evidently worked for them in the past, and will probably work for them now, if they do indeed announce it. It can come anytime, so keep your ears open.

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Rumor: The Last of Us 2 May Be Announced at E3 https://www.gameskinny.com/a0xnr/rumor-the-last-of-us-2-may-be-announced-at-e3 https://www.gameskinny.com/a0xnr/rumor-the-last-of-us-2-may-be-announced-at-e3 Mon, 06 Jun 2016 08:42:33 -0400 ChrisDeCoster

Naughty Dog, the creators of the hit Uncharted series, are rumored to be working on a new project -- possibly a sequel to 2013's The Last of Us.  The sequel, long awaited by fans, has not been officially announced, but considering some hints from Naughty Dog, it's likely that they will announce it soon, possibly at E3.

The first clue that supports this is the fact that Naughty Dog mentioned working on some prototypes of a sequel to the The Last of Us before beginning Uncharted 4: A Thief's End -- and said that they would revisit those prototypes once they had finished that series' swan song.  

According to Neil Druckmann, creative director of Naughty Dog, the game's designers have been hard at work brainstorming a satisfactory way to follow up on the ideas in The Last of Us:

"When Bruce (Straley) and I moved over to Uncharted 4, we were brainstorming ideas for The Last Of Us 2 with new characters.  We were also brainstorming ideas for TLOU 2 with Joel and Ellie; ideas for a sci-fi game; ideas for a fantasy game, and building prototypes for each one of those ideas.  And just as we were getting close to settling or narrowing that list down, we were asked to work on Uncharted 4."

The biggest hint, however, comes from Uncharted 4 itself.  A poster found in game, pictured above, shows an apocalyptic background with a pregnant women wearing a gas mask.  While the title is covered up, it appears to read The Last of Us, with the subtitle "American Daughters."  Is the woman pictured a grown-up Ellie?  Or a different character entirely? Perhaps we'll know when E3 rolls around. 

What are your thoughts on the possibility of a The Last of Us sequel?  Let us know in the comments!

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Dead Island 2 Stumbles Off Steam https://www.gameskinny.com/7s07a/dead-island-2-stumbles-off-steam https://www.gameskinny.com/7s07a/dead-island-2-stumbles-off-steam Tue, 31 May 2016 10:38:37 -0400 Jordan DiPirro

After a disappearance from the Steam store, it looks like Dead Island 2 might be dead in the water.

Dead Island 2 was announced at E3 2014 with a trailer for the game. The sequel’s release date was assumed to be in 2015. Then after a long period of no news, Deep Silver announced that developer Yager was no longer part of the project. Yager worked almost three years on the project before splitting due to conflicting visions. They then announced Sumo Digital as the replacement developer.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The game has been surrounded with rumors of cancellation -- which all seemed confirmed when the Dead Island 2 Steam page was removed. The game title was removed, along with relevant tags and a store description. It’s now referred to as “Unknown App 268150.” There still isn’t a new page to replace it.

However, the game’s Steam database entry is still there, which keeps a record of the changes. Some speculate that this could mean that the sequel is still far away. This would make sense, seeing as how the game had to change visions after Yager’s removal. However, others believe that this is the sign that the game has been cancelled. Either way, we will have to stay tuned to see the final results.

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Is 2K Teasing an Official Announcement of BioShock: The Collection? https://www.gameskinny.com/5a24e/is-2k-teasing-an-official-announcement-of-bioshock-the-collection https://www.gameskinny.com/5a24e/is-2k-teasing-an-official-announcement-of-bioshock-the-collection Thu, 14 Apr 2016 08:38:57 -0400 MrDanielPrice

The BioShock series of first-person shooters are set to get a current-gen remaster, dubbed BioShock: The Collection, if recent rumours are to be believed.

A recent teaser on Twitter seems to suggest BioShock: The Collection is real and that publisher 2K plan to officially unveil the game soon. Here’s the tweet in question:

Rumours originally sparked around South African retailer Raru’s online listing for a game titled “The BioShock Collection”, set to release for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The game’s apparent release date of November 27, 2015 has since passed, suggesting it was possibly just a placeholder and that the listing was not intended to go live. The supposed current-gen remaster will presumably include all three last-gen BioShock titles: BioShock, BioShock 2 and BioShock Infinite, remastered for current-gen consoles.

Rumours solidified, however, as the Brazil Advisory Ratings Board rated the unannounced game M for Mature, stating it to be releasing for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC, in addition to their current-gen counterparts.

While the latest title in the critically-acclaimed series, BioShock Infinitewas released only three years ago, fans will surely appreciate remastered versions of all three games in one awesome collection.

We’ve reached out to 2K UK and will update this article should we hear back.

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Nintendo NX controller "leaks" confirmed to be fake https://www.gameskinny.com/mlosz/nintendo-nx-controller-leaks-confirmed-to-be-fake https://www.gameskinny.com/mlosz/nintendo-nx-controller-leaks-confirmed-to-be-fake Fri, 25 Mar 2016 13:56:38 -0400 Eric Levy

It's time to put the rumors to rest:  The "leaked" NX controllers that were circulating the internet this past week have been confirmed to be fake.  The videos posted below are courtesy of both "leakers."

The video above was posted to YouTube by user ID 2Dev, showcasing how the first "leak" came to life thanks to some clever Photoshop skills.  The video also comes with an apology to all members of "Team Real."  The second video -- posted below -- was uploaded by user Frank Sandqvist and proves the second "leak" is a product of some well done 3D-rendering.

The amount of effort put into both of these "leaks" is extremely impressive, to say the least, but a 3D-printed controller?  That's taking the game to a whole new level.  Well done Frank, you win this round.

Just a few days ago, Nintendo denied reports that the company was planning to end Wii U production in 2016, so when it comes to NX, we're back to square one.  It is believed that Nintendo will officially unveil its new console just before -- or at --  E3 2016, so there are only three months left until the truth comes out.

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Rumor: World of Warcraft Legion expansion release moved up? https://www.gameskinny.com/sxwt8/rumor-world-of-warcraft-legion-expansion-release-moved-up https://www.gameskinny.com/sxwt8/rumor-world-of-warcraft-legion-expansion-release-moved-up Fri, 25 Mar 2016 07:37:28 -0400 Jeffrey Rousseau

It's very possible that the next expansion for World of Warcraft may be releasing on June 30th. Blizzard Entertainment has not officially responded to this rumor. What adds evidence to speculation however, is that a number of retailers have the game listed for that date.

It should be noted that June 30th is a Thursday, and big releases often take place on Tuesdays. So this very well may be a place holder date. The expansion was announced last year by Blizzard, and a release in the month of September was also discussed as a possibility.

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The reason why the date was changed is unknown; however, it is important to note that the Warcraft film will release on June 10 in the US. It may be that the new date was set so Legion could ride the excitement of the live-action movie release as well.

Though only time will tell whether this rumor is true, the biggest takeaway is that WoW fans can look forward to a release during the Summer -- ripe for vacation time. 

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Rumor: Developer Treasure has stopped game development? https://www.gameskinny.com/5fbsw/rumor-developer-treasure-has-stopped-game-development https://www.gameskinny.com/5fbsw/rumor-developer-treasure-has-stopped-game-development Thu, 24 Mar 2016 07:01:53 -0400 Jeffrey Rousseau

It has been reported that Japanese developer Treasure has supposedly stopped developing games. The news was shared on Giant Bomb's 03/15/16 podcast. What was discussed was that the company now only exists as a licensing company managing their IPs. This rumor is concerning because the prospect of no new releases for this generation of consoles would be disheartening to long-time fans. 

Treasure Co., LTD was established in 1992 with ex-Konami employees. Since then, they've released titles on nearly all home consoles and handheld systems. During that time, they have also been able to create enjoyable titles for established franchises such as Tiny Toons and Bleach. Over more recent years, they've re-released some of their most critically acclaimed titles via download services. Xbox Live Arcade saw releases of Radiant Silvergun and Guardian Heroes in 2011, where as Steam saw a 2014 release of Ikaruga.

At this point, it is unknown as to what exactly led the company to stop development. However, speculation points to Treasure's work with Capcom on Gaist Crusher (released in 2013) leading the company to this point. Gaist Crusher was intended by Capcom to be very successful -- but its sales were less than favorable.

The last mention of creating a new game was back in 2014, and they were considering the PC platform. Treasure has been able to create a notable catalog of games featuring arcade action blended with innovative gameplay -- one would hope they'll continue to do so.

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