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RUMOR - Spanish voice actors for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 say their work is done (UPDATE)

Could this one be coming sooner than expected?

Nintendo has hardly made a peep about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 since they revealed it, and fans are extremely eager to find out new details. While Nintendo remains quiet, it seems some people involved with the project may have let loose with a juicy tidbit.

The Spanish podcast "A Coffee With Nintendo" recently interviewed Marc Navarro and Nerea Alfonso, the voice actors for Revali and Zelda respectively. During the podcast, it seems that the two make mention of their work on the Spanish dub for the sequel being done. That's quickly followed up with a little clarification, with the duo saying they're not actually sure if they're allowed to share that information.

If that tidbit is indeed true, then Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 could be much further along than expected. Let's hope Nintendo comes out and shares an update that gives us firm details on when to expect the game's release.

Thanks to Sergio for the heads up!

UPDATE - Risu64 on Twitter listened to the podcast snippets to give things a little more context. Risu says the duo almost slip on mentioning a story detail about the second game, but then quickly backpedal by saying they're not sure if they worked on the second game or not. After that, we hear one voice actor say, "There's a lot of weird stuff surrounding Zelda in the first game, and also in the second game, which we haven't worked on [laughs]." That second statement makes it very clear that they've at least done some work for the sequel, as you couldn't say there is 'weird stuff' surrounding the second game unless you had some knowledge of it!

Furthermore, Twitter user ReyVGM says the duo stated that there's "a lot of paranoia surrounding the 1st and 2nd Zelda," which the two say they haven't worked on the second one, but in a tongue-in-cheek way. The paranoia the two were referencing pertains to contracts and NDAs.

UPDATE 2 - The team behind the podcast have released a statement on the speculation and discussion that has surfaced around the interview. Their team claims some of the discussion has been taken out of context. You can read their full statement below.

Don't believe the leaks! eShop wishlist exploit allows you to view Wii U and 3DS games on Switch

No, Super Mario 3D World is not coming to Switch... at least not yet!

An interesting exploit has been discovered by Twitter user @JarylGaren (photo and info courtesy of him) which allows you to view 3DS and Wii U games on the Switch eShop. Simply adding a game to your wishlist via Nintendo's official website will allow you to view any game listing directly on the Switch's digital store, regardless of the platform. While some titles fail to load any images, certain ones like Super Mario 3D World, Pikmin 3, and Paper Mario Color Splash have a fully functional eShop page.

This has lead to some folks sharing photos as an act to create rumors. While the photos themselves are actually real, there is no actual evidence or official announcement that any of these games will be coming to Switch. At least not yet!

Switch ports of Pikmin 3 and Super Mario 3D World have been discussed for quite some time now, with some potentially legitimate rumors being shared by VGC and VentureBeat. Hopefully Nintendo has something official to share soon!

RUMOR: EA bringing Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit remaster, Plants Vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville, and Velan-developed title to Switch

The final 3 revealed

Last week, EA revealed that they were bringing 7 games to the Switch in the next twelve months. We immediately found out 4 of those titles, which were Burnout Paradise: Remastered, Apex Legends, FIFA 21 Legacy Edition, and Lost in Random. Wondering what the other 3 games are? Some inside information on that has just surfaced.

Jeff Grubb, someone who's been nailing inside Switch info for months now, has come forward with the 3 remaining titles. According to Grubb, Switch owners can look forward to an updated version of 2010’s Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit, Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville, and Velan Studios' upcoming team-based action title.

We already knew about Velan's work, but many had forgotten it was even announced. As for the other two, those aren't confirmed in any way, but Grubb's track record certainly makes his info believable. Now we'll just sit back and wait to see what EA announces!

Apex Legends Switch rumor pops up once again

Here we go again!

There has been a rumor floating around about Apex Legends on Switch for awhile now. Nothing has come to light yet, but we might finally get to see a definitive answer at EA's upcoming EA Play 2020 event.

While there's no leaked screenshots or assets to discuss, we do have some talk from VentureBeat's Jeff Grubb. Jeff has been spot-on with a lot of Nintendo-related leaks lately, and here's what he had to say about Apex Legends potentially coming to Switch.

During a recent conference call with investors, EA noted that it was looking more seriously at supporting the Switch. That could take many forms. But at the very least, it should mean Apex Legends making the leap to the Nintendo hybrid home console/handheld. I would like to see EA shadow-drop some older games on the Switch, but who knows how much work that entails. A game like Apex Legends could make money for years, though.

Nothing concrete, but we won't have to wait long to see if Grubb is right. The EA Play 2020 conference airs June 18th, 2020 at 7 PM ET.

RUMOR: Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath's characters might be released individually

I'd buy that for a dollar!

Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath is an expansion for Mortal Kombat 11 that includes three new characters; Sheeva, RoboCop, and Fujin. The package is priced at $40, and some people are complaining that they don't want to spend that much for characters they're not interested in. What do you do if you only want one or two of the characters? It seems there might be a solution on the way.

The Steam version of Mortal Kombat 11 has just received an update, and it could point to a new way to get these characters. Individual listings for Sheeva, RoboCop, and Fujin were added to the game's code, and each are shown as an individual purchase. All versions of Mortal Kombat 11 have seen the same content updates and features, so if the Steam version of the game will let you purchase the Aftermath character individually, then the same thing should happen on Switch as well.

This isn't confirmed information just yet, as Warner Bros. and NetherRealm haven't mentioned anything. The database update does mention June 16th though, so if this option is coming, we'll find out quite soon.

Amazon France adds placeholder listings for Switch games from Warner Bros., Bethesda, Square-Enix, Ubisoft, Capcom, and Take-Two

Is the motherload coming?

We're not quite sure what's going on at Amazon France right now. Either they've pushed a few listings live earlier than they should have, or there's a new wave of misinformation on the site. Overnight, Amazon France added the following listings for multiple publishers. The following list was discovered by Nintendalerts.

Warner Bros - Switch and Xbox One
Warner Bros - Switch, PS4, Xbox One
Bethesda - Switch, PS4, Xbox One
Bethesda - Switch and PS4
Bethesda - Switch and Xbox One
Square Enix - Switch
Square Enix (2) - Switch
Ubisoft - Switch, PS4, Xbox One
Ubisoft - Switch and Xbox One
Capcom - Switch
Take-Two Interactive - Switch, PS4, Xbox One

That's a lot of big-name publishers/developers, along with a lot of Switch support. As you can see, there are no specific games mentioned, which makes each listing that much more mysterious. Throw in the fact that we're close to what is traditionally E3 time, and you can see why people are getting excited! Let's hope these listings turn out to be true, and aren't just another mistake by Amazon.

RUMOR - Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition resolution details, plus more handheld footage and framerate

Do not adjust your glasses

Some new footage of Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition has come in, this time showcasing what the game looks like in handheld mode. Along with that, we also have some rumored details on the resolution for both modes.

According to leaked details, Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition has a dynamic resolution of 378-540p in handheld mode, and 540-720p when docked. It's also worth nothing that the game runs at 30 fps. To get a better idea of how those resolutions run and look, check out the video below.

RUMOR: A Nintendo-exclusive skin might be heading to Fortnite on Switch

Nintendo X Epic?

Dataminers are constantly digging through Fortnite to see what content is on the way. The latest round of data discovered could point to an exclusive costume coming to Nintendo fans.

According to dataminers, a new ID was added to the game recently. It reads "Cosmetics.Source.Platform.Nintendo," which certainly seems like it's related to exclusive Switch content. Unfortunately, that's the only tidbit that dataminers have discovered so far.

It's hard not to think that this could tie in to that Kirby appearance in a Fortnite trailer lately. Was that just a happy coincidence, or a clever tease?

RUMOR: Nintendo not planning any Directs for the near future, telling partners not to wait to reveal games

No fun in the Summer sun

A few weeks back, we had heard that Nintendo was scrapping plans for their usual E3 Direct due to the pandemic. Working from home had shifted the way Nintendo works too much, and they couldn't piece things together to make sense. Now we have a follow-up to that tidbit, and it's not exactly exciting.

According to VentureBeat's Jeff Grubb, Nintendo is now holding off on plans for Nintendo Directs in general. In fact, Nintendo is apparently telling their development partners to not hold back on announcing their games. Now this doesn't mean Nintendo won't ever have a Direct again. It's just clear to Nintendo that they're not sure when they can get back to producing the type of Directs fans expect, so they don't want to leave developers hanging.

We've certainly seen the results of this approach, as Nintendo surprise-revealed Paper Mario: The Origami King out of nowhere. We can expect to see Nintendo do more of that as the weeks go on, and I guess we can lump in third parties as well!

Thanks to Dondom95 for the heads up!

RUMOR - Paper Mario: The Origami King may have finished development 2 weeks ago

Sneaky Nintendo

Nintendo surprised everyone earlier today by revealing Paper Mario: The Origami King, which is set to launch on July 17th, 2020. While there were rumblings of a new Paper Mario game for awhile, seeing it announced today and launching so soon was a real shocker.

Obviously Nintendo and Intelligent Systems have been cranking away on the game for awhile now, but just when did they finish things up? Dataminers have found some information on the Switch eShop that points to the game being wrapped up just two weeks ago. That leaves the time from now until launch for Nintendo to promote the game, do a last-minute sweep for bugs, and put together a patch if necessary.

Thanks to Dondom95 for the heads up!

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