Or perhaps we should say ‘ex Nintendo of America employee’, since rumour has it that the leaker was fired from the company over it and that Nintendo actually plans to sue them, for some reason or another. It was apparently an internal leak, with the employee in question being responsible for sending copies of the game to the ERSB for rating.
They also say that while it’s possible we might see more from him (and that he somehow still has a copy of the game), that he might be less willing to post information online now that the company are looking to sue him for leaking information to the press.
But what do we think about it? Well, read on if you want to find out!
It’s listed on the German Amazon website after all, which names the 3DS game as ‘Rayman 3er-Compilation‘ (or in other words, Rayman 3 compilation). It’s not known what the game might contain, but given the name it’s been given, my guess is either ‘all the Rayman games up to Legends’ or ‘all the different versions of Rayman 3 they released over the last ten or so years’. Probably the former.
But what do I think about the game? What’s the chance of this being a real, unannounced 3DS game instead of just another hoax? Keep reading to find out!
Yep, it’s true. Apparently, a group of Chinese gamers have started up a petition asking Nintendo to localise the games into Chinese. Here’s what they say about why the games should have Chinese added as an in game language option:
Thank you all for introducing us to the wondrous world of Pokémon, and creating infinite encounters and smiles around our world. Today in Washington, D.C., I have another miraculous encounter at the 2014 Pokémon World Championships, which I believe will make my dream come true.
On the other side of this planet, countless enthusiastic Pokémon fans from the Greater China region are watching this tournament online via Twitch. While most of us cannot come here, we share one long-cherished dream that we want you to know — adding in-game Chinese support in Pokémon video games.
All in all, I agree with them 100%. Pokemon games should be available in every major language possible, and with China having such a huge population and such potential in the gaming market, I think it’s absolutely insane that Nintendo isn’t both adding Chinese language options to its games and officially supporting them in the region. Either way, you can find their petition at the link, where it has already gained more than 7200 signatures:
As you may or may not remember, Argonaut Software (makers of the Star Fox games on the original SNES), made some 3D platformers for the Playstation 1 and 2 called Croc and Croc: Legend of the Gobbos.
More interestingly, at one time, these games were intended to be Yoshi titles. Yes really, Argonaut brought the idea behind the games to Nintendo in anticipation of getting to make a 3D Yoshi game for the Nintendo 64, only retooling the titles into the Croc series when Nintendo turned them down.
But should the Croc series have stayed as Yoshi games? I think so, and if you want to find out why, keep reading…
Well, this is an unusual choice of game for server maintenance, isn’t it? Apparently, Super Mario 3D World is having its online play and leaderboards maintained on the 19th of August, aka next Tuesday.
Here’s the information about it from the Japanese server status website:
From (approx.) Tuesday, 19 August 2014 00:30
to Tuesday, 19 August 2014 01:30. Affected services:
- Online Play, Rankings etc. for Super Mario 3D World
It’s only a rumour, but it appears that this might indeed be so, and that another Wind Waker HD style remake/remastering might be coming to the Wii U sometime in 2015. And as is mentioned in the title, it seems like the game might well be a big deal than we ever expected…
So if you want to read more about this rumour (as well as find out something else that might be great for the Wii U in 2015), click the read more link and keep reading!
Nintendo have announced yet another special 3DS design and bundle! Yep, just earlier today, Nintendo of Europe announced a really cool looking Super Smash Bros 3DS bundle to celebrate the game’s October 3rd release, complete with a special system design featuring the game’s characters.
Also as per the norm, this release will feature Super Smash Bros for 3DS pre installed on the system as a digital download, meaning that anyone who buys one can get right to playing their favourite game within minutes! You know, like with every other special 3DS system bundle, of which there are currently more than anyone can count.
It’ll be sold for £209.99, with Nintendo UK also offering a special T-shirt while stocks last. So if you want proof of the announcement (in the form of a Twitter post), or to comment on the post, head inside by clicking the link below!
Oh boy, this should certainly be interesting to watch. Apparently, some competitors have been complaining about three time Pokemon champion Ray Rizzo and his Aegislash Pokemon, which was seemingly held in a Pokeball not usually possible to use for that Pokemon species. Or in other words, they say the Aegislash was held in a Dream Ball, an item which was exclusive to the Dream World in the fifth generation games and which isn’t possible to use on any Pokemon from the sixth generation of games (the Dream World doesn’t exist in this generation, so no Kalos Pokemon can be found there).
Ever wanted an old school style Game Boy that could play games from various old Nintendo consoles? Somehow manage to either own or have access to a 3D printer? Well if so, check out this neat tutorial video, where the instructors have managed to make their own Game Boy consoles with just a few Raspberry Pis and some other homebrew style equipment:
Either way, it’s pretty impressive. Possibly worrying for Nintendo too, since they now have to worry about people ‘pirating’ the console hardware as well as the games you run on it.
Well, that’s what this video from GameExplain says. Apparently, Bonkers (a mini boss from the Kirby series), Kraid and a Kremling based boss from the Donkey Kong Country series will be present in the 3DS version’s Smash Run.
So what do I think? What Kremling will the Kremling boss be based on? Find out in the full post!