All the Latest Nintendo Rumors, Theories, and Leaks
Week after week, we see rumors, theories, and supposed leaks about Nintendo games. Without solid evidence, they feel out of place in the news overview, so instead we’ve decided to compile all of the latest Nintendo rumors here.
Rumor: January Nintendo Direct
This rumor started when a supposed leaked email about EA’s game Fe mentioned more information being revealed at the January Nintendo Direct. On December 31, eighteen placeholder listings for Switch games appeared on Amazon, also hinting at an upcoming event. Shortly afterward, ResetEra user John Harker said the Nintendo Direct is scheduled for January 11.
After a veritable conspiracy theory pointed to clues about the Nintendo Direct, an unannounced Nintendo Direct Mini aired on January 11.
Rumor: Link’s Awakening Remake
Various sources have claimed Grezzo (the developer that worked on Ocarina of Time 3D, Majora’s Mask 3D, and Ever Oasis, among others) is working on a 3DS Link’s Awakening remake with a style inspired by Breath of the Wild. This game was supposedly planned for 2017, but was delayed.
Regarding the 3DS inspired a Link's Awakening game coming out this year. The team behind it is Grezzo who have handled many Zelda games for 3DS. A prime example is the Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D.
— Marcus Sellars (@Marcus_Sellars) January 3, 2018
A new 3DS Zelda Game is coming.An enhanced remake of Links Awakening but more opening like BoTW.was suppose to come this year but we delayed for gameplay changes.We will see a reveal soon
— Nate (@Nate8696) December 29, 2017
Grezzo working on another Legend of Zelda remake for the 3DS is certainly plausible, but there isn’t a lot of evidence pointing toward this one yet.
Rumor: A Link Between Worlds Re-Release
Gaming site EGMNOW was recently contacted by Nintendo asking to use a quote from their review of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. If Nintendo wants to use a promotional quote for A Link Between Worlds again, it suggests they will need to promote a new release.
A Link Between Worlds will be released as a Nintendo Selects title for $19.99 on February 3.
Rumor: Bravely Default
In December, the official Japanese account for the Bravely Default series tweeted holiday art of Edea (from Bravely Default) holding Joy-Con controllers. This could be a hint of an upcoming port/remake/sequel for the Switch.
— ブレイブリーセカンド (@BDFF_OFFICIAL) December 23, 2017
This could be a tease, but it could just be cute artwork for the holidays. We’ll have to wait and see.
Rumor: Detective Pikachu localization
Remember Detective Pikachu, the bizarre 3DS game in which a boy teams up with a talking Pikachu to solve mysteries? It was never released outside of Japan, but it was just rated by the PEGI ratings board in Europe.
Instead of the original release, which only told part of the story, a complete version of Detective Pikachu is being released and localized. It will be out on March 23.
Rumor: Scribblenauts Showdown
A game called “Scribblenauts Showdown” has been rated in Taiwan. It appears to be a new puzzle game in the Scribblenauts series and includes the artwork pictured above. It is listed for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Scribblenauts Showdown has been announced for March 6.
Rumor: Ace Attorney 7 and Two Ace Attorney Compilations
After Capcom confirmed that an Ace Attorney game is planned for the Switch in 2018, Kotaku UK reported that two independent sources told them three Switch Ace Attorney games are planned: a compilation of games 1-3, a compilation of games 4-6, and a new mainline game starring Phoenix Wright.
We know Capcom is working on Ace Attorney for the Switch, and it makes sense that they would want to bring the entire series to the Switch first for new fans. Although unconfirmed, this rumor seems logical.
Rumor: The Wonderful 101 or The Wonderful 102
In July, PlatinumGames tweeted an image of characters from The Wonderful 101 playing what appears to be The Wonderful 101 on the Switch, implying that the Wii U game will be ported. However, fans noticed that their jackets say “W101” instead of “W100” like they did in the game. Together with the blurred-out game screen, this could mean a Wonderful 101 sequel is coming to the Switch.
This definitely feels like a tease, and since the Bayonetta tease proved accurate, it seems more likely now.
Rumor: Bayonetta 1 and 2
In addition to the Wonderful 101 tease, PlatinumGames also tweeted Bayonetta artwork in blue and red, which are the colors of the neon Joy-Con controllers. PlatinumGames went on to like comments from fans comparing the two, leading people to wonder if this was a hint of a Bayonetta port.
Bayonetta 1 and 2 are coming to the Switch on February 16, 2018 in North America and Europe, and February 17 in Japan. Bayonetta 3 is also in development.
Do you believe any of these rumors will be proven true? Which do you hope will be true? Have you heard any good Nintendo rumors we missed? Let us know in the comments!