Archive for the ‘Rumors’ Category

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A few days ago, My Nintendo News posted about a Gamestop manager getting in contact, informing them that the release date of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U would be “around November 21″. They also stated that it would be bundled with one Amiibo, the Skylanders-style figurines that were announced at E3. This seems like a very likely release date, given that Thanksgiving (and by result, Black Friday) is the very next week.

The date claim was further backed up by Reddit user “pwooj” yesterday, when he posted the above image to the /r/smashbros subreddit. If this date is starting to get around to retailers now, we may be able to expect the official announcement from Nintendo very soon. Just keep in mind that this date is the same release date for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, so if it turns out that this rumor ends up to be true, you may very well have to make a choice between what game is more important to buy in the moment.

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The “Rumor du jour” is that Dragon Quest VII may be re-released on the Nintendo 3DS, at least in Japan, sometime next year.

An image scan from JUMP shows information about what will be in the game, including StreetPass functionality for trading of lithographs found in the game.

Dragon Quest VII was originally released on the Playstation in Japan in August of 2000, with a North American release under the name Dragon Warrior VII was released in October of 2001.

If this remake happens, I would expect a North American release sometime in 2014 as localizations of this franchise are usually not done in parallel with initial development, as was done with Final Fantasy XIII.

Dragon Quest VII is the only numbered game in the series that I have not yet played.  I will be looking forward to playing this after I am done with Dragon Quest X, which hopefully should be coming out in North America for Wii U sometime in 2013.

What are your thoughts on this rumor?  Have you played the original Playstation release, or is this new to you as it is me?  Let us know in the comments below.