RUMOR - New Pokemon anime series reveal coming next month

What's next for Ash?

The Pokemon anime series has been going strong for over 20 years now, and there's no doubt it'll continue on for many to come. What's next for the anime series? Rumor has it that something new is going to be revealed on Sept. 29th, 2019. We did hear recently that the Sept. 1st, 2019 episode of the Pokemon anime was going to have 'global exclusive' news to share. Perhaps these two tidbits are teasing the same thing!

The Lion King and Aladdin SNES/Genesis titles getting HD remakes (UPDATE - CONFIRMED)

The circle of life

Well here's a juicy rumor for Disney fans. Word is that remakes of The Lion King and Aladdin from the SNES/Genesis are in the works for the Switch. These games would include the original soundtracks alongside revamped HD visuals. This info was supposedly shared at the GameStop manager conference, so hopefully we can expect a confirmation soon.

UPDATE - This has now been confirmed. The combo title is set to launch sometime this Fall.

Report says that Nintendo "doesn't like the idea of players shelling out on in-game purchases" for mobile games

Good guy Nintendo

Nintendo and DeNA have teamed up to bring Mario Kart to phones with Mario Kart Tour. There's no doubt people will download the game left and right, but a recent report states that investors shouldn't expect the game to pull in big bucks. Takashi Mochizuki of the Wall Street Journal says that Nintendo "doesn't like the idea of players shelling out on in-game purchases and isn't interested in making lots of money from a single smartphone game."

We've actually heard Nintendo make statements like this before. They feel their mobile efforts are more about getting people familiar with their franchises, which will hopefully woo them over to their traditional game releases. While there's certainly some options for Nintendo to make money with Mario Kart Tour, it's not aiming to be the next Candy Crush or Clash of Clans.

RUMOR: Hotline Miami Collection coming to Switch, plus more talk of Ori and the Blind Forest

It's getting hot in here

Nintendo's IndieWorld presentation is kicking off live tomorrow at 9 AM EDT, and Nintendo is sure to have all sorts of fun things to show. We've heard rumors from analyst Daniel Ahmad that two "hot" titles are going to be stealth-dropped during the presentation, and it seems one of them is going to be Superhot. Today we're hearing that the other will be a Hotline Miami collection featuring both games in the series. That certainly fits in nicely with the "hot" tease, and plenty of fans have told Devolver Digital that they want to see the series on Switch.

Following that, we've also been hearing rumors for months and months now that Ori and the Blind Forest was coming to Switch. Mr. Ahmad shared yet another tease yesterday about a Microsoft title being revealed for Switch during the IndieWorld presentation, and Ori makes a ton of sense. Following that tease, we're hearing that the game will indeed be announced, and will hit the Switch eShop on Sept. 27th, 2019.

RUMOR - Nintendo's IndieWorld Direct will reveal yet another Microsoft title for Switch, two games will be surprise-launched

Big things to look forward to

Daniel Ahmad is a Senior Analyst at Niko Partners, and he certainly has some connections in the game industry. Mr. Ahmad is flexing those connections by taking to Twitter and revealing two tidbits about Nintendo's IndieWorld Direct, which is set to air Monday at 9 AM EDT. Obviously this stuff isn't confirmed, but I'm guessing Ahmad is more than confident of his sources.

- another Microsoft-related title will be revealed for Switch
- two games will get surprise launches during the IndieWorld Direct

When it comes to the Microsoft-related game, I'm going to take a guess and say that it's Ori and the Blind Forest. That's the one game that has been rumored for awhile, but never came to be. As for the two other surprise-launch games, I have absolutely no idea!

RUMOR: Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville coming to Switch

Seems like a good fit

EA suffered a leak earlier today in the form of the debut trailer for Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville. We know that an alpha test for the game was held recently, which was on Xbox One and PS4. That test is what paved the way for the trailer leak. The person behind the leak says that the game will also make its way to Switch, even though the alpha didn't appear on the platform. We'll just have to wait for official word from EA before we can mark this one confirmed.

RUMOR - Analogue might be working on a Game Boy clone

Is the Game Boy getting a new lease on life?

Analogue has released a number of platforms over the years that aim to give classic game fans a new way to play their favorite titles. There are options out there for the NES and SNES, and now it seems like the company might be targeting the Game Boy.

Analogue recently filed a trademark for the Analogue Pocket, which is obviously going to cater to portable games. With previous Analogue systems containing nods in their names to Nintendo platforms, the Analogue Pocket just makes sense alongside the Game Boy Pocket.

Nothing is official right now, but hopefully Analogue will share some details on what the Analogue Pocket if in the near future.

RUMOR - Nintendo working on further Switch revisions beyond Switch Lite

More than just Switch Lite coming?

Switch Lite comes out Sept. 20th, 2019, but is Nintendo already working on another round of hardware revisiions? The Wall Street Journal says they are, and they're getting info from supposed sources inside the company.

According to WSJ, Nintendo is working on more Switch revisions that could be higher-end models, which ties in nicely with Sharp VP Katsuaki Nomura stating that it will supply its IGZO display panels to a videogame client, although he did not name the company.

RUMOR: Neon Purple/Neon Orange Joy-Con heading to Europe on Oct. 4th, 2019

Oh joy!

Not that long ago, Nintendo announced that the Neon Purple/Neon Orange Joy-Con were going to see release in North America, but nothing was said for Europe. While no official announcement has been made, a Nintendo Europe customer service rep has said that the Joy-Con pair will hit Europe on Oct. 4th, 2019. Hopefully that ends up being the case!

RUMOR - Check out footage of the prototype coaster design that will be used in Super Nintendo World's Donkey Kong ride

Now this looks like fun

For over a year now, we've heard rumors of Super Nintendo World featuring a coaster ride that will be Donkey Kong-themed. The ride will supposedly mimic the many mine cart levels of the Donkey Kong Country series. The coaster system is unique, as it will feature an arm underneath the ride that guides the cart, while riders above will see a fake track that appears to have ramps and broken sections.

In the tweet above, we can see footage of a prototype coaster that very closely mimics not just the rumor of the Donkey Kong theme, but the patents that were tied to that earlier rumor as well. If the Donkey Kong ride does turn out to be true, it'll most likely use a system close to this one.

Thanks to ibbsters for the heads up!


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