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RUMOR - Mario Kart Tour multiplayer beta may launch Dec. 25th, 2019

It would be a lovely Xmas gift!

Mario Kart Tour is going to get online multiplayer, but not before the feature goes into a beta test. While Nintendo hasn't confirmed when the beta test is going live, dataminers have been sniffing around in the game's latest update, and they might have found some details. There's a line in the game's code that mentions "the multiplayer beta test is going on now," alongside a Dec. 25th, 2019 date. I guess we won't have to wait long to find out of this info is true!

RUMOR - Remake of a Disney action title coming to Switch

What's the house of mouse up to?

It's been awhile since we've had a juicy rumor to sink our teeth into, but tonight that changes with some interesting discussion about what Disney might be up to. Check out the info round-up below.

- being worked on by developer PlayMagic
- the project is a remake of Disney IP for PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mac, and Switch-
- PlayMagic's website does say that they're working on an "unannounced remaster of a Disney IP"

As usual, nothing is confirmed until the parties involved say so. We'll need word from Disney or PlayMagic on their projects, and I doubt they'll be letting loose with any secrets in the near future!

Thanks to Dondom95 for the heads up!

RUMOR: Castlevania: Season 3 hitting Netflix on Dec. 1st, 2019 (UPDATE)

Your words are as empty as your soul!

The Nordic branch of Netflix put out a tweet earlier today that shared release dates for some upcoming titles on their service, and mentioned among the entertainment was Castlevania's third season. The tweet stated that the next season would launch on Dec. 1st, 2019, but there's only one problem. Netflix Nordic has since deleted the entire tweet, so we have no idea if the info was correct or not! Hopefully we get another confirmation on the release date soon.

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UPDATE - Samuel Deats, director of the Castlevania Netrflix series, has shot down the date by saying, “HAH, that’s news to me and would certainly be scary considering we’re still working on the last episode of the season.”

RUMOR - Images surface of Sonic's test design from before the original trailer

Shaggy Sonic

We had the silhouette, then we had supposed leaks, and then the first trailer. It was that trailer that broke the internet for all the wrong reasons, and then finally we got the trailer featuring Sonic's redesign. Now let's take a step back to before we even saw the first trailer, with a test design of Sonic that eventually lead to the original trailer.

This design seems to be a combination of all sorts of elements, some not so bad, and others more in line with the design from the first trailer. Without a doubt, Sonic is a lot shaggier in these pics!

Thanks to Andreslop24 for the heads up!

RUMOR: Brain Age: Switch Training may not see retail release in North America

A real head-scratcher

Brain Age: Switch Training has been announced for Europe and Japan, but we haven't heard a peep from the American side of things. While we wait for official word, inside information points to a bit of disappointing news. Numerous sources from inside the retail supply chain are supposedly saying that a physical release here in the states just isn't in the cards. We'll have to deal with a digital-only launch at some point down the road.

That is extra annoying, as Nintendo is doing a great bundle with the game and a stylus in other regions. I guess if you want that fancy package, you'll have to import.

RUMOR - Pokemon Sword and Shield glitch causing corrupted microSD cards

Now that's a real issue

Nintendo and Pokemon Co. could be in for a huge headache with the digital release for Pokemon Sword and Shield. It seems that some users are experiencing a rather nasty issue that ends up corrupting microSD card data. Save files are stored on the Switch itself, so your progress in all games will be fine. That said, it seems the corrupted microSD cards might need to be wiped, and you'll have to redownload all games.

While not specific enough to track just yet, it seems Pokemon Sword and Shield crashing is causing this issue. In other words, any crash you encounter could end up causing this problem. It would be a nightmare if save files were lost, but even without that being the case, this is a pretty cumbersome issue.

RUMOR - A version of the SonarPen is coming to Switch

Another high-quality accessory incoming?

A lot of people grabbed a stylus to get some building done on Super Mario Maker 2 on Switch, and Nintendo even provided their own stylus in some regions. There are plenty of third party options as well, but rumor has it one company is going above and beyond with a very special type of pen.

We're hearing that a special version of the SonarPen, a battery-less and pressure sensitive smart pen, is going to release for Switch. The SonarPen is usually used alongside art programs for digital doodling and more. Hearing that a SonarPen is coming to Switch certainly matches up nicely with rumors of the Colors! series coming to Switch as well. The two would make for a perfect combination!

RUMOR - A new piece of concept art for Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan has surfaced

This is like a dream come true

Is your hype for Super Nintendo World already at a maximum? If so, we're sorry to do this to you. We have yet another piece of rumored concept art for the park, and it's only going to make the wait for the grand opening that much harder.

While the diorama was a great way to get a unique look at the park, this latest concept art shows the park in more detail than ever before. This really is going to be a must-visit for any Nintendo fan out there. Again, this art shows off the plans for Universal Studios Japan, and the designs for attractions in both Orlando and Hollywood will vary a bit.

Fandango claims a new trailer for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie is coming tomorrow

Our new look on the blue blur?

We've been hearing for awhile now that a new trailer for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie is right around the corner, which will give us our first look at Sonic's redesign. Apparently that trailer is coming tomorrow, as Fandango Latin America has posted up a teaser stating so. I guess we'll find out if that's true soon enough!

Thanks to Andreslop24 for the heads up!

RUMOR - Morale at Game Freak at an 'all-time low'

Sad times at Game Freak

The latest episode of WayPoint Radio makes a rather bold claim about the current situation over at Game Freak, the developer behind the Pokemon series. In this episode, WayPoint’s Austin Walker claims that the morale of Game Freak employees is at an “all time low”, but he doesn't elaborate on why that is.

If morale is low, we can easily speculate as to why that is. Fans have been rallying against Pokemon Sword and Shield for quite some time now, as the decision to not include every Pokemon has not gone over well to say the very least. Obviously Game Freak's employees want to create an experience that fans will enjoy, and most Pokemon games are usually met with insane amounts of buzz before launch. That's still the case with Pokemon Sword and Shield, but it's not exactly positive buzz.

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