Mighty No. 9 Delayed until 2016

It’s been pretty obvious for a while, but today it was officially confirmed that Mega Man successor Mighty No. 9 has been delayed until 2016.  So what’s the reasoning for this?


Above: Why is this game delayed?

Well, as the company puts it themselves, “there are still bugs and issues pertaining to the online features that are included in the game.”  There’s also a bit of a longer explanation on the Kickstarter page, if you prefer reading that:

Mighty No 9 Delayed – Kickstarter

Either way, the game will now be targeting a Q1 release, with no specific date being set as of this point.  Hopefully that means we should see it sometime between January and March 2016.

What do you think of Mighty N0 9’s delay?

New Pokemon Revealed in Pokemon The Movie X and Y

Is generation 6 already nearing its end? It seems like it may be so, given that a brand new Pokemon species has been revealed in Pokemon the Movie XY. Shown briefly near the logo in the trailers, this mysterious green Pokemon isn’t one that’s recognisable from any existing game, and seems to be from an unreleased title. Here are some pictures from Serebii.net showing it off:

So what exactly is this species anyway? How is it introduced? Well, we’d say there are two possible ways this Pokemon is going to be announced here.

The first (and one which has quite a bit of a precedent in past Pokemon movies), is that this is a generation 7 species we’re merely being shown early. Like how Snubble and Marill were previewed in that Pikachu cartoon bundled alongside Pokemon the Movie all that time ago. Or how Ho-oh was given a literal early bird cameo in the first ever episode of the Pokemon anime back in 1998. Or maybe how Helioptile and Gogoat made an appearance in the Black and White series of the anime ahead of Pokemon X and Y’s offical release.

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Dr Mario Stage Leak is Confirmed Fake

Yesterday, we posted about an interesting ‘rumour’ going around that a new Dr Mario themed stage was being added to Super Smash Bros for Wii U.  You may recognise it from the below screenshots:

Dr Mario Stage Leak 4

Dr Mario Stage Leak 3

Dr Mario Stage Leak 2

Dr Mario Stage Leak  1

Unfortunately, while the beta evidence made it seen quite credible back then, it has now been confirmed as a fake.  These pictures are merely Photoshop jobs by someone known as YTGameonion, with help from a friend known as NibrocRock.  Here’s their post confirming the images are fake:

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Nintendo Starts Up Loot Crate Alternative

Heard of Loot Crate?  If you haven’t, it’s basically a service that sends a box of gaming merchandise to your door every month.  It’s pretty much a monthly ‘gear’ club for anyone involved in the gamer or geek lifestyle, a cheap way to get a random box of free objects every month or so.


Above: An example crate from the Loot Crate website.  Funny enough, it actually has a Nintendo themed piece of merchandise included…

Either way, Nintendo has announced that they’re starting their own version.  Known as the ‘N-Box’ (why do we think Microsoft might not like that name?), it will feature various Nintendo themed toys, clothing and other such accessories and will be offered with three, six or twelve month subscriptions.


But what do we think of this?  Well, it could be a nice idea if you’re one of those people who just has to have a house filled with Mario and Zelda themed merchandise, but the usefulness of the idea will have to come down to the price and what’s actually being offered in said boxes.  Either way, it’s definitely an interesting new concept from Nintendo, isn’t it?


Nintendo Will Apparently Offer Loot Crate Subscription Rival – My Nintendo News

Has King K Rool Won the Smash Bros Character Ballot

It may just be an interesting coincidence, but as of DK Jungle Climber’s release on Virtual Console, it seems like Nintendo has trademarked K Rool’s name.  Here’s the description, in case you can’t spot it:

King K. Rool™ is up to no good again, and it’s up to Donkey Kong™ to swing into action. Using a simple control scheme that makes the game fun and easy to play, players of all skill levels can swing and climb to new heights.

People pretty quickly guessed that this had something to do with Smash Bros:

But is it true? Well,it is pretty suspicious that a character that Nintendo hasn’t used for a while (and hasn’t trademarked the name of before) suddenly gets a registered trademark just a few months prior to the Smash Bros ballot results being revealed.  Okay, it could potentially have something to do with Jungle Climber (he’s in that game as well, obviously), but come on.  Paon’s game is pretty much ignored by just about everyone, and they didn’t exactly trademark his name back when Donkey Kong Country 1 or 2 came out…


Above: The original game’s description does not show any trademarks.

Add how King K Rool is very clearly winning the fan’s votes at the moment, and it seems likely Nintendo’s already decided to use him as Smash Bros character DLC. But what do you think? Does this trademark fiasco hint at the king making his return in Super Smash Bros for 3DS and Wii U?