RUMOR: A Nintendo Direct or Indie World Showcase could air as early as next week

Is it really happening?!

Everyone has been wondering where the next Nintendo Direct is. We're long overdue for one, and rumors have been floating around for awhile that one is in the works. The gang over at Venturebeat supposed has the details on what's around the corner, and they've shared the following tidbits.

- Nintendo is in the final stages of putting a Nintendo Direct together
- a Nintendo Direct or Indie World showcase could air as early as March 18th, 2020
- the next Nintendo Direct will focus on the Switch's 2020 lineup
- expect to hear about a wide variety of games, including third party support
- the Direct will also have a quick segment on Animal Crossing: New Horizons

UPDATE - Venturebeat is now saying that a Nintendo Direct is coming March 26th, and an Indie World presentation is coming March 18th, 2020.

RUMOR: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition updated to Version 3.6 in Korea, numerous visual tweaks introduced, cross-save with Steam/GoG

Let's hope it's the real deal

UPDATE: Turns out the rumor was true! Check out the official patch notes here.

Just a few hours back, we posted up about Saber Interactive removing all references to the next update for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition from their Facebook page. The team had been saying the update would be worth the wait, and then decided those comments had to vanish for some unknown reason. Now things get even more confusing, because rumor has it a new update has dropped in Korea.

As you can see in the image above, this update does include some graphical tweaks that make a notable difference. The game's options now include a list of 8 new features to mess around with. You can see the list below.

* Bloom
* Sharpen
* Depth of Field
* Depth of Field for Cut-scenes
* Chromatic Aberration
* Water Quality
* Foliage Visibility Range
* Anti-Aliasing

Along with that, the update supposedly allows you to share your save file across the Steam and GoG versions of the game as well, allowing you to play on-the-go on Switch, and then at your PC when home.

The only problem is, we can't seem to verify that this update is live in any other region. We have the supposed evidence from the screenshots and alongside a Ruliweb post, but that's about it. Hopefully we can get a straight answer on this situation as the day rolls on.

RUMOR: Nintendo approached Disney about adding Kingdom Hearts' Sora to Smash Bros. Ultimate, but was shot down

Disney just sounds like a Sora loser

Here's a heartbreaking rumor for both Smash Bros. and Kingdom Hearts fans, and it comes from former Game Informer editor Imran Khan.

On a recent episode of the Kinda Funny Gamescast, a discussion of Smash Bros. Ultimate comes up. According to Khan, Nintendo "approached Disney" about adding Sora from Kingdom Hearts to Smash Bros. Ultimate. You'd think the inclusion would be a match made in heaven, but apparently that's not the case.

While we don't have specifics on why the deal didn't go through, Khan speculates that Disney Japan was specifically responsible for blocking the character's inclusion. That's definitely a shame to hear, but hopefully Disney comes around some day.

If you want to hear the segment for yourself, you can listen in at the 26:50 mark below. The discussion goes on until about the 29 minute mark.

RUMOR - Animal Crossing: New Horizons won't allow user/save data to be transferred to another Switch

You can check in, but you can't check out...

Whatever Switch you start Animal Crossing: New Horizons on better be the one you plan to keep with you from here on out. While we don't have the official English translation, the back of the box from the German release does seem to indicate that you will not be able to transfer save data or user data to another platform. This might make it a bit tough to decide which Switch to play on!

Amazon page lists for "Saints Row IV - Nintendo Switch"

A suspicious Amazon page has recently appeared, and it points at the existence of Saints Row IV for the Nintendo Switch. Not only does it feature an image of the game's Nintendo Switch boxart, but several miscellaneous images of the game are also on the Amazon page as well. If this all is true information, then an official announcement will likely occur soon.

RUMOR: Nintendo was considering releasing a demo for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Never to be released

Dataminers have discovered something interesting hiding on the backend of the Switch eShop. It appears that Nintendo was considering the release of a Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild demo at some point.

Apparently a demo for the game was uploaded on Jan. 30th, 2018. The demo takes up 270 MB and sits at version 1.5.0. As you know, Nintendo never made it public. That could certainly change at some time, but one would think they'd update the demo before releasing it. I guess we'll just have to wait and see!

RUMOR - Platinum will try bringing The Wonderful 101 to Switch via Kickstarter

Sounds wonderful to us!

For years now, people have been begging for a port of The Wonderful 101 on Switch. Platinum has also said that it's something they'd like to do, but nothing ever materialized. Well, rumor has it the wheels could be put into motion this coming week, but not exactly in the way we imagined.

The rumor is that The Wonderful 101 does indeed have a shot at coming to Switch, but that's only going to happen via Kickstarter. While you might find that a rather crazy path to porting the game, there does seem to be some evidence pointing that way. The biggest piece of evidence being a Kickstarter profile for Platinum Games that is yet to host anything.

I will say that independent of all the rumor-rumblings, I have talked to a source who claims this is indeed the real deal. This discussion happened prior to any information that has come out today. For what it's worth, I officially put my stamp of approval on this rumor being real.

We'll supposedly get confirmation of this Kickstarter existing on Feb. 3rd, 2020, which is when we hear it'll be opening for funding. At least we won't have long to wait to find out!

Thanks to Dondom95 for the heads up!

RUMOR: Dataminers discover all Pokemon and Mega Evolutions to appear in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX

Did your favorite make the cut?

Ever since the demo for Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX released, dataminers have been sifting through it to see what they can find. Apparently they've stumbled upon the full list of Pokemon that will appear in the final game, and that includes the Mega Evolutions. As you might guess, this remake is going to include some Pokemon that weren't in the original titles. As long as you don't mind spoilers, hit the jump to see the list of Pokemon.

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RUMOR - Multiple Bioshock games listed for Nintendo Switch on Taiwanese game rating board

In particular, the games listed are Bioshock RemasteredBioshock 2 RemasteredBioshock Infinite: The Complete Edition, and Bioshock: The Collection. None of the games have dates associated with them, and there is currently no confirmation from 2K Games or Nintendo that these games are headed to the Switch. For the time being, this may just be an error.

IGN may have offered up a hint on one of the two rumored Wii U ports to Switch

What do you think?

Let's play a little bit of catch-up here, shall we? Longtime rumor supplier Emily Rogers recently hinted at two more Wii U ports lined up for the Switch. No specifics were given on those games, and obviously Nintendo isn't talking about this in any way, shape, or form.

On the most recent episode of the IGN NVC podcast, Peer Schneider talks about those rumored ports, and gives a bit more detail about one of the games in particular. You can check out the discussion at 1:01:07 above, or read the blurb below.

The secret Wii U ports that are being discussed...one of them is a 9 out of 10 for me, and one of them is more of a 6 out of 10. ...I really liked what Nintendo did with their take on real-time strategy games.

It certainly seems like Peer is not only confirming Rogers' rumor, but going further by providing the genre for one game. I don't know about you, but an RTS from Nintendo that was on the Wii U certainly sounds like Pikmin 3 to me. Do you have any other guesses?


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