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Chinese accessory manufacturer says their plans for products for the rumored Switch Mini are based on 'secret information'

It's a secret to everybody

We finally have an answer as to what's up with HonSon, the Chinese manufacturer who revealed plans for Switch Mini accessories earlier this week. As many suspected, the company was jumping the gun.

In comment to Nintendo Life, a HonSon representative said that they're making plans for Switch Mini accessories based on "secret" information, and now they're just waiting for Nintendo to confirm the product before they put their merch line into production. HonSon will "adjust the model to ensure it can perfectly suit the console," and their secret info tells them that the Switch Mini will be "a little smaller" than the current version.

RUMOR: Chinese accessory maker claims to have Switch mini accessories in production

Too good to be true?


Here's something we know to be fact. Accessory makers will often get hardware dimensions/specs early in order to create accessories for up-and-coming devices. That's about as far as facts go in this instance.

As seen in the Tweet above, a Chinese company is claiming to have a set of Switch mini accessories in the works. Their website even has a full rundown of what they plan to make. We know the design of the Switch in the pictures is a fan mock-up, but I guess that's the best they can use right now to represent what they're making.

Now, would a random Chinese accessory manufacture really get the heads-up on a Switch mini? I guess it's possible, but it seems rather unlikely. Still, they have an entire lineup of items on their site, so if they're creating these accessories based on a hunch, they're about to have a big problem on their hands!

RUMOR - DOTA Underlords is coming to Switch

Is Valve's latest set for Switch?

Rumor has it that DOTA Underlords, a "stand-alone game that pits you against seven opponents in a battle of wits that will have you building, combining, and leveling-up a crew in a battle of dominance for the city of White Spire," is making its way to Switch. That info comes straight from the DOTA Underlords website, which originally had mention of Switch on its page, but seems to have removed that content. As a matter of fact, the entire site itself has reverted back to nothing more than a splash page for what's to come. I guess we'll have to hang tight a bit more to see if somehow this was a mistake, or a leak of an announcement.

Switch redesign rumors persist, Wall Street Journal says units are now in production

Who to believe...

Earlier today, we shared a bit of news about Nintendo moving some Switch hardware production into Southeast Asia to avoid any tariff issues with the U.S.. That report came from the Wall Street Journal, and they apparently have more info on the rumors Switch redesigns. According to their source “involved in the supply chain,” Nintendo has started production on redesigned Switch units. As to how many there are and when they'll release, no info was shared. Obviously Nintendo didn't comment on this matter.

Retailers add Metroid and Pikmin Switch placeholders to their websites

We'll find out the truth in a few minutes!

With less than a half-hour to go before today's Nintendo Direct E3 2019, retailers are still making decisions that have us speculating up to the last minute. A Swiss retailer has added up a listing for Pikmin 4 on Switch, complete with some random, fan-made cover art. On top of that, Walmart has added a listing for Metroid with a placeholder cover. Will either of these pop up during today's Direct? we'll find out VERY soon!

Thanks to Dondom95 for the heads up!

RUMOR: Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch coming to Switch Fall 2019

Ni No kiddin?

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch hit the PS3 in Japan back in 2011, and rumor has it that the title is returning for Switch. A supposed leak points to a re-release of the title for Switch, and it'll launch sometime in Fall 2019. This seems to be a pretty straightforward port of the PS3 game when it comes to Switch, but the rumor also states that a "remastered" version with higher resolution will see release on other platforms.

Thanks to Olivia for the heads up!

RUMOR: Spyro Reignited Trilogy coming to Switch on Sept. 3rd, 2019, Spyro playable in Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled

Spyro's pulling double duty

We've got a very special double-rumor for you today, and the source is...us! We have a tipster who's reached out to us to share this information, and we feel quite confident in it. I've gone through the source's previous tips to us over the years, and I'll be damned it they weren't spot-on. We're talking about tip after tip sharing inside info, and they all panned out.

As I said, this is a double-rumor, but both tidbits pertain to Spyro. First up, we hear that the Spyro Reignited Trilogy is going to make its way to Switch. Many fans saw this as a given, especially considering how Nintendo UK had an entire page dedicated to the game on their online store at one point, only to be yanked quickly after. It seems it'll finally be time to talk about that port, as it's set to hit Switch on Sept. 3rd, 2019.

On top of that, Spyro will be swooping in on the upcoming Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled as well. He'll be tucking the wings in for a stint in a kart, becoming a playable character. We're not sure about the specifics on how to obtain him, and instead only have base knowledge of his appearance as playable in the game.

You won't have to wait long for confirmation on these tidbits. Both are said to have reveals coming at this year's E3, so we'll find out next week!

HUGE thanks to our anonymous source for the info.

A Pokemon Sword & Shield leak from two weeks back might have been legit, and there's more details to go over

This leaker is in-the-know

4Chan is a lot of things, and sometimes it's a place where legitimate game leaks are posted. We've seen it happen multiple times in the past, including full-on leaks of Nintendo's E3 plans. Of course, for every leak that's spot-on, there are plenty that are completely made up. Today we're looking at one that might be legit.

Roughly two weeks ago, a 4Chan posted shared a number of details on Pokemon Sword & Shield. People didn't think too much of it until today, when numerous details were proven true by the Pokemon Direct. We're talking about very specific details that were spot-on, such as your rival’s name, the researcher Sonia, Leon, the Dynamax mechanic, Wooloo, both legendaries, the Wild Area, the open world nature and weather system, and the four-person Dynamax raids. That's a LOT of very specific info to just guess and have turn out to be true.

Here's where things get super interesting. The leak, among the details shared above, also had numerous other details in its rundown. Those features are yet-to-be revealed, but now fans are thinking the info is legit, due to so many other specifics being confirmed today. We obviously can't say the details are 100% confirmed at this point, but it's certainly looking good. Check out the full rundown of details from the 4Chan post below.

- Sword and Shield’s enemy team will be called Team Yell.
- There will be an “evil” legendary Pokemon named Eternatus.
- In addition to Dynamaxing, there will also be the similar Gigantimaxing, which changes a Pokemon’s appearance in addition to growing its size. Three examples given are Meowth looking like “long cat,” Lapras getting “layers like musical bars to its shell and musical notes,” and Pikachu looking like “retro fat Pikachu.”
- “Regional evolutions” will be a thing, with Farfetch’d turning into Sirfetch’d, and Meowth looking like “a ball of spiky grey fur.”
It’s unclear if this literally means evolutions or if it actually refers to regional variants like Alola.
- Chipmunk Pokemon potentially named “Skwovet and Greedunt” will hide in berry trees, attacking players if they shake them too many times, which will cause you to lose half the berries that fell.
- To challenge a gym leader, you need to get an endorsement (not explained), which will then let you take on a gym challenge that needs to be completed before fighting them.
- Three gym challenges are described, including one where you have to herd Wooloo while avoiding a new Electric corgi - Pokemon called Pamper, one where you navigate a maze with water blocking your path, and one where you have to catch - Pokemon and “get 5 points” while in a team battle with another trainer who is also trying to catch them at the same time.
- While in the Wild Area, you will “randomly see nearby players and interact with them to get their league cards and items.”
- Camping will be a mechanic, and is where you will play with Pokemon. It will also let you make curry to raise stats and use toys to raise friendship.
- Grookey’s final evolution is a giant gorilla that uses a wood drum to attack.
- Sobble’s evolutions are called Sizzile and then Intelleon, and will have a spy-theme to them.
- “Scorbunny will have fighting moves, but is pure fighter.” (There could be a typo in here, it reads as if it meant to say "but is pure fire" or "but isn't pure fighter.") Its second evolution is called Raboot, and its final evolution looks like a humanoid fighter.
- A blue seagull Pokemon was described that will get either a “barracuda or a Pikachu” in its mouth when it dives, which it then throws at the enemy.

RUMOR - Potential tease for a Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC character?

Dear lord, let this be true...

As we inch nearer to E3, Nintendo fans are reaching critical mass. We're all speculating as to what the Big N will show, as there's certainly going to be a surprise or two. Could one of those surprises be the reveal of the next DLC character? That might be the case, and as long as you don't mind potential spoilers, you can hit the jump to read more.

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RUMOR - Nintendo's E3 2019 presentation is approximately 45 minutes long

Take this information with a grain of salt: Nintendo's E3 2019 presentation is rumored to be about 45 minutes in length. Although Nintendo has had E3 presentations at this length in the past, please keep in mind that this information is not necessarily confirmed until Nintendo themselves makes a statement on it. Either way, here's hoping that Nintendo has a ton of news to announce regardless of their presentation runtime!

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