Rumors are a favorite discussion topic for gaming enthusiasts across the board. From scouring the latest posts on Reddit and ResetERA, to combing through tweet after tweet on Twitter, gamers thrive on the latest rumors in hopes of getting a glimpse of the next big announcement or reveal. What we aim to achieve every Friday here on Level Down Games is to provide a collective source of every rumor we stumbled upon over the last five days, all in one place. Do you have a tip or rumor that should be featured on next week’s Rumor Review? Shoot us an email and we’ll take it from there.
Disclaimer: Rumors are exactly that.. rumors. What you are about to read has not been verified through any official channels or sources. These are claims that have been picked up on message boards and social media accounts that may or may not be factual. We do not stand by any of the following rumors as official, and the Rumor Review should be viewed as strictly “for fun” unless otherwise noted.
Wii U Ports Coming to Nintendo Switch – This rumor seems to pop up almost every time we get closer to a Nintendo Direct happening. According to Emily Rogers over on ResetERA, two more games that were originally exclusive to Wii U will be releasing on Nintendo Switch. The quote is as follows: “My only concern about 2020 is that Nintendo might lean a little too hard on re-releases of older stuff as a crutch to fill out their calendar. Nintendo has already officially announced Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE and Xenoblade Chronicles 1 remaster/remake for this year. I can also confirm that Nintendo has (at least) two more unannounced Wii U ports. They are not difficult to guess because there aren’t many Wii U games left to port.” Whatever Nintendo has planned, we may end up learning more in the first Nintendo Direct of 2020 sometime this month or next month.
Overwatch 2 in 2020? – According to a since-deleted tweet from PlayStation Brazil, we may be seeing the follow-up to the massively successful Overwatch releasing in 2020 after all. The tweet claims that Overwatch 2 will be arriving sometime in 2020, but linked to an article that was dated back in November of 2019. Hmm…
Ragnarok is Coming – The industry’s worst kept secret is that the next Assassin’s Creed game will be officially titled Assassin’s Creed Ragnarok. This past week, both Gamestop Italy and Amazon Germany put up separate listings for Assassin’s Creed Ragnarok, with the Amazon Germany account going so far as to list three different versions: Standard, Gold, and Valhalla while Gamestop Italy had a version not listed on Amazon Germany, Mjolnir. Furthermore, a leak on 4chan this past week has supposedly given up an extensive amount of information on the game. According to the user on 4chan, Assassin’s Creed Ragnarok will be unveiled at the PlayStation 5 Reveal Event next month and will launch on September 29 of this year. Players will be put into the role of a character by the name of Jora, and you’ll be able to choose whether the character is a male or female. The game is also being planned as a cross-generation game, with versions available for PS4, Xbox One, PS5, and Xbox Series X.
E3’s Relevance Continues to Decline – Videogames Chronicle recently published an article discussing when the PlayStation 5 could end up being revealed. In this article, there was a section on Sony’s plans for E3 2020. As we know, Sony skipped out on E3 2019 in terms of having a press conference. This new report claims that their sources are saying Sony may choose to skip E3 again this year in favor of their PlayStation State of Plays and their own reveal event for the PlayStation 5. This report claims that Microsoft is going into E3 season under the assumption that Sony is not going to be there, with plans to fully capitalize on that fact.
Elden Ring in the Summer? – FROMSoftware may have accidentally spilled the beans on when it plans to release their next major title, Elden Ring. According to a New Year’s card on their official website, the studio mentions three games to choose from when composing a New Year’s greeting. It mentions Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice and Metal Wolf Chaos XD both released in 2019. And then it mentions Elden Ring, with the line that it’s releasing in June. Will we in fact be playing Elden Ring by the time E3 gets here this year? We can only hope.
Our last rumor this week is massive.. prepare yourselves.
Sony Purchasing Zenimax and All Owned Studios?? – According to a user over on Reddit, Sony is currently in talks to purchase Zenimax and all of its owned studios, which would include Bethesda Softworks. This deal, if true, would be finalized by the end of January or early February, likely in time for the PlayStation 5 Reveal Event. According to this user, Starfield was quietly canceled three months ago, and all hands are now on deck for The Elder Scrolls VI, which would be released on PlayStation 5 sometime in 2022. Fallout Remakes (we’re assuming this means Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas) would be arriving in 2021. A different post on the Fallout 76 subreddit claimed that Sony was actually in talks to purchase the company, and this was the reason that DOOM Eternal was delayed out of the Fall 2019 release window and why the Fallout 76 NPC Patch was delayed.
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