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RUMOR - First look at the Sonic redesign for the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie leaked

Blue blur 2.0?

Could this be the first look at Sonic's redesign in the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie? We're not quite sure, as the source supposedly comes from someone at Paramount, but that's not confirmed at the time. If this is indeed real, it does show a version of Sonic that a lot more fans will feel good supporting.

Thanks to Andreslop24 for the heads up!

RUMOR - A Switch Pro Controller revision might have been quietly launched

Is it any different?

Something interesting has popped up over at Best Buy. Apparently there's a new Switch Pro Controller out in the wild, at least as far as the version number goes. The previous Switch Pro Controller was labeled 104889D, and the one just spotted is marked 104889E. Does this mean there are any changes inside? We won't know until someone picks one up and does a teardown, which I'm sure will pop up in a day or two.

RUMOR - Bowser's theme from New Super Mario Bros. Wii found in Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville

This goes a little deeper than just inspiration

PopCap stole from Nintendo haha from r/PvZGardenWarfare

This random post over on Reddit lead to me putting in a lot more research than I expected to! It all started with a Redditor who shared the video above. It supposedly shows that the Bowser theme from New Super Mario Bros. Wii is found in the files for Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville. As you can see in the clip, the exact song ripped straight from NSMBW is supposedly in the game's data, but you don't hear it in the game itself. This is what lead me to do a bit more research.

Based on the file where the song is located, I did some snooping for the Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville soundtrack. I came up with the song above, which is "Dreadwood's Theme." Now let's compare that to the NSMBW theme for Bowser.

There's no doubt some major inspiration was taken from the NSMBW theme. It's almost like the composer just went along with what Nintendo did, changed things up a tad, and called it a day.

Furthermore, people in the comments of the Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville soundtrack upload on YouTube have made the connection between the two songs, stating that they sound very similar. This is independent of the Redditor who shared his findings.

With all this sussed out, I'd think the composer on Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville played things a bit too closely to his inspiration, and then forgot to cover up his tracks...literally!

RUMOR: Pokemon GO dataminers find evidence of an event that can only be accessed with a paid Event Ticket

Ready to cough up some cash?

As usual, when a new update for Pokemon GO rolls out, dataminers dive in to see what they can dig up. This time around, something has been found that's causing a bit of concern.

It all starts with an event called "A Colossal Discovery," which is most likely linked to the Mythical Pokemon Regigigas. As the data stands now, this event can only be accessed by using an event ticket, which is a a separate item. That lead players to discover an Event Ticket item on Pokemon Go's App Store that's listed for $7.99.

As you can probably guess, people are worried that Niantic is going to start offering premium experiences that can only be accessed by paying. Let's hope that's not the case, and there will be some other way to get in on these events. Perhaps paying will get you in early, but the event will eventually open up to everyone.

Fortnite updated to Version 10.40.1, patch notes available

Full patch notes have been released for the Fortnite 10.40.1 update. Check out the EpicGames website for information on the upcoming 'Out of Time' mission beginning on October 8th, gameplay changes, performance updates, bug fixes and more!

Full patch notes here!

RUMOR: New FCC filing may point to a Switch Lite revision in the works (UPDATE)

Already?!

UPDATE - Word has come in that the FFC identification number BKEHDH002 actually matches that of the Switch Lite developer kits. Taking things a step further, the FCC filing categorizes the hardware as EUT, which means it's "for software development and events." Long story short, this is meant for devs only, and does not indicate a new Switch Lite revision. You can check out the original story below.

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The Switch Lite came out on Sept. 20th, 2019, but it might not be the new kid on the block very long. A new FCC filing from Nintendo shows that a revision might be in the works. Here's what we know as of right now.

- Nintendo filed new FCC docs on Monday
- the new model has been given the FCC identification number BKEHDH002
- the earlier model was submitted with the ID number BKEHDH001

As for the rest of the FCC document, it seems pretty much the same as the original one for Switch Lite. Obviously this FCC filing isn't the full picture, but hopefully we can get some more info on this situation soon.

RUMOR: Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order to get at least 9 more DLC characters

Who will be included?

We know that Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order is getting three DLC packs, the first of which is available now. Who else is coming in those other packs? That's what we're waiting to find out, but with the addition of the first DLC pack, we may have an idea as to how many characters are coming.

The addition of the Marvel Knights DLC, a new row of character icons has been added. That row includes 13 slots altogether. 4 of those slots are taken up by the Marvel Knights, and then after that comes X-Men and Fantastic 4. Seeing as how X-Men and Fantastic 4 DLC will most likely include 4 characters, that includes one separate character as DLC. Altogether, so long as the slots equal out to the DLC coming, that means we have 9 characters to look forward to.

Datamine for recent Pokémon GO update contains references to Galarian forms in game data

According to dataminers, the most recent Pokémon GO update contains references to Galar and Galarian forms in its game data. Galar is the newest region introduced in Pokémon Sword and Shield, so perhaps Pokémon GO could be getting a promotional tie-in? It's too early to know for sure, but this newly found data is certainly interesting.

RUMOR - Pokémon merchandise production may point to upcoming Gen 4 remakes

YouTuber and owner of the website "Pokéshopper" certainly has his knowledge on Pokémon merchandise production. According to him, many Generation 4 products will begin reproduction as soon as December 2019. This definitely raises speculation for upcoming Sinnoh remakes! In late 2016 / early 2017, production began to ramp up on Kanto merchandise, which lead to the release of Pokémon Let's Go! We'll have to wait and see what The Pokémon Company has in store for us!

RUMOR: Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour heading to Switch

Hail to the king, baby

Could Duke Nukem be making his way over to the Switch? While we don't have any official confirmation yet, there's at least some hope, thanks to a new Aussie game rating.

GoNintendo fan Sephiroth_FF noticed something interesting over on the Aussie classification website. As of Sept. 20th, 2019, a new rating for Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour popped up. As with almost all Aussie classifications, the rating mentions a multiplatform release. Here's the thing worth pointing out, though. Duke Nukem 3D: 30th Anniversary World Tour has already seen release on Xbox One, PS4, and PC. Why on earth would a new rating for the game pop up pertaining to those platforms?

Gearbox has worked with the Switch in the past, so seeming them publish something else on the platform wouldn't be unheard of. We're only dealing with circumstantial evidence right now, but I'd say we're definitely in plausible territory.

Thanks to Sephiroth_FF for the heads up!

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