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The GameBlog Rumor Status


Today, we’ll be doing something a little different. This post is the status of a huge rumor that was posted October 13th, 2016 on the site GameBlog.

Special thanks to LuigiBlood who provided the translation to English.

NantenJex, LuigiBlood and I went through and checked each of the claims that were part of the original rumor. Considering that Mario and Rabbids is more than likely a thing, we thought it’d be appropriate to re-examine this rumor to see it’s current status.

Surprisingly, it has a high success rate, but some of the claims were pretty obvious. The rumor still has parts that may or may not be true, but it’s worth checking out the details yourself and coming to your own conclusion. If the inline doc viewer messes up, you can view the doc here.

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RogersBase, PushDustIn, Spazzy_D and MrNantendo discuss the rumor here!

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

  1. Did SG do a sort of break down like this for other rumor-sources? Since that sort of thing is definitely useful.

    xkan on May 7 |
  2. on the Mario 3D one, you can check the credits of both games. I’m fairly certain that it is wrong since Captain Toad was developed by a subset of the 3D World team (with another subset working on the NES Remix games).
    Internal projects from Nintendo are unknown is weird because that’s already contradicted by various other rumors he lists that involve internal Nintendo
    On the “Nintendo releasing 20 games a year”, they already do that. Like they haven’t released less than 20 games a year since the N64 days I believe (Nintendo has an excel sheet on their website listing the number of games released on their platforms)
    Several of dev / publishers listed seem pretty obvious with exceptions being Square Enix (though they had announced DQX and DQXI for Switch at that point) and Mistwalker.
    Listing Monolith Soft and Cooperating with Monolith Soft is redundant especially since Monolith Soft is a part of Nintendo and was already confirmed for Switch with BotW (and would be highly implied regardless)
    As of official statements, RE7 and Tekken 7 are fake. Both games’ producers denied that those games would come already.
    I feel like this is a dream list combined with a look at Nintendo’s recent decisions.

    Astrogamer on May 7 |
    • Now looking at the actual spreadsheet, it makes more sense now. Going down the list. Something that’s planned for 3-4 years in future is really shaky. Only the hardware designers would know that at this point.
      I’m confused at the New and Old IP line as it suggests Retro’s 3 games are StarTropics, DKC and Metroid Prime which leaves no room for New IP. Even if it isn’t refering to Retro, none were for launch
      The “Internal projects from Nintendo are unknown” feels contradictory since it mentions Splatoon and Mario Kart 8 remasters as well as the 3D Mario stuff (never mind that it’s wrong) and those are internal as well as Monolith Soft stuff. He also mentions teams have been working on Switch games since 2015. Hell, to know this stuff, the person’s source would have to be high in Nintendo of America which makes the absence of some games notable (like 1-2 Switch and ARMs)
      The 20+ games a year as I said, is already what Nintendo does.
      On the Platinum Games stuff, Vanquish 2 is weird as Shinji Mikami is no longer at Platinum though I guess it could be done
      On Capcom, as I said, RE7 is bunk. SF x T could happen but, seems really late and they’re putting USF2 on the thing which seems like a larger effort marketing wise than SF x T is now. The 2D mega man is weird by the addendum of Nintendo lending a team when they should already be making one for the cartoon.
      On Ubisoft, the missing Rayman Legends and Steep seems like notable absences as well as not mentioning stuff like Assassin’s Creed or any of Ubisoft’s big IPs. They could not be bringing any of those games but, if they do, it should be a significant mark on the rumors since that’s a really big absence
      On Square, FFXV is pretty damn unlikely as it’s made on an engine that they only used for FFXV. The collab with Mistwalker and Monolith Soft and a FF Team is weird as they mention Cry-on earlier and two collabs for Mistwalker seems pretty out there. It’s also missing Dragon Quest and Project Octopath Traveler
      On Bandai Namco, Tekken 7 is a no go as Harada said so. Cooperation with Monolith Soft is shaky as it’s yet another collab on top of Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and the asset team working on various Nintendo games.
      A lot of the other stuff is stuff people suspected or rumored with a lot of vague stuff including some of the stuff he gets right

      Astrogamer on May 8 |
  3. I’ve heard many times about the rumor of Mario X Rabbid RPG, which I really disliked the idea as being too meaningless for a crossover game. But when they’ve proven that the rumor ended being true, I brought out one question to this point………WHY?

    I mean, having a crossover with Rayman is understandable due to being a popular Ubisoft game and I will accept it if possible. But Rabbids? WHY??? They’re not even popular entirely, not even Japan are really familiar with them! Eventually I’ve showed their picture to one of my friends in Japan and got a response of saying “What the hell is that thing?!?!” Seriously, I don’t understand the existence of Rabids; they’re not rabbits, they’re just some noseless and toothless midgets wearing an ugly rabbit-like costume of voodoo. And they’re allowing Mario and his friends to use guns to kill them…??? I gotta admit it; if people says Shadow the Hedgehog game was terribly in many ways, then I’d say this game’s gonna go straight to the trash can or flushed down to the toilet.

    Also, I do think this game’ll end up being exclusive in the West, as this game’s perfectly not familiar in Japan.

    zoniken on May 8 |
  4. The “Monster Hunter PS4” rumor comes from a 4chan post, and Japanese investors are predicting it sticking with Nintendo.

    CrazedCavalier on May 9 |