This is sad, since this is all because of that on jacka** Mike guy who had to do some stupid things (I don't remember what, but it wasn't good), So I give my good luck to everyone in the team that isn't named Mike Zaimont. As of October 2020, eight sets of data have been leaked, with the most recent consisting of several early development builds (circa March 2018) of Pokémon Sword. @Retro_Player_77 why Microsoft? The changes of v1.6.x were completely reverted, except those relisted below. Plus I got it for $10 off pre order price so I dont want to give that up by trying Amazon who already cancelled my first order of it back in April. … @Zach777 Yes, one of my favorite RPGs of the decade. [4], White and Sam Chandler of Shacknews suggested that the leaks would be important for video game preservation efforts. [31], Online leak of video game development data, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team and Red Rescue Team. and Let's Go, Eevee!, with related assets found within the builds. @Arckadius I know what you mean. There’s only room for one though, it’s super unlikely we’d get TWO Microsoft characters for DLC. The combat, art, animation and score are stellar in my opinion. A fourth set of information was leaked in 4chan on the second week of September 2020 (dubbed as "Gigaleak 3" according to Nintendo fans and Journalists due to its size being on par with the second set of leaked data). One of which was a unreleased port of Balloon Fight for the Famicom Disk System which was never been officially announced by Nintendo during the Famicom Disk System's lifespan.[18]. A development repository for the "Ensata" Nintendo DS. [28], Video game journalists noted the magnitude of the leaks and labeled them significant and unprecedented. [2][3][4] Video game journalists have described the magnitude of the leaks as unprecedented, and suggested that they might have significant effects for emulation and to preservationists, in addition to the legal questions posed by the leak. @Zach777 it was when i played the demo on ps4. On another note, wasn't 505 the same company that botched the port of "Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night" on the Switch originally? I hope to get my PreOrder still. I never played this game but it's completely unfair for this to happen. If you're not going into these projects with the mindset that you're likely wasting your money from the moment you click confirm, then you really shouldn't be messing around with them. Finding a publisher - no matter how corporate or trend-fallible - at least should give the creators a smaller number of backseat drivers to listen to. Unreleased games for the NES, Famicom Disk System, Game Boy, and Game Boy Color. @Arckadius Just got another email from Best Buy in the U.S. stating the release has now been moved to Tue, December 1st, 2020. What essentially is going on is: Banjo-Kazooie are who the fans want, and while Steve does have a sizable fanbase, he’s basically being pushed by 4chan as a way to troll them.

I preordered the Switch version from Target last year, not too they’ll make the cut for a “small” batch of cartridges. This set contains the debug and demo ROMs for Pokémon Ranger, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team and Red Rescue Team and Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, internal tools for the Nintendo 3DS, and a Famicom Disk System ROM lot containing released and unreleased games.

Rest in pieces, Lab Zero. Hopefully 505 can shift the rights over to the new studio and give this game the proper sendoff it deserves... without Mike Z's involvement, of course. Especially when the games artists have now come forward and said that all of the artwork, animations, and visual assets are complete for the 15 extra/crossover characters. @Fath I'm skeptical about crowdfunding in general. They virtue-signalled to cover up their immoral degeneracy, all while pushing vile identity politics using 1984-style newspeak. If 505 ignores this possibility, especially ignoring backer perks might put a dent in their reputation. @nessisonett those under lab zero who left have made a new company from what i understand (as seen at the bottom of the article). [24][25], Among the most notable revelations was the discovery of an official 3D model of Luigi for Super Mario 64, corroborating developer interviewers at the time of the game's release that they had intended to include Luigi as a second co-operative character but had to cut this feature. Let's hope the best for the new studio, there's certainly a lot of talent to be found there. Based on v1.5.2. A statement from its publisher 505 Games reveals there will be no more production on the game. Hosted by 44 Bytes. 505 is also expecting a "small batch" of North American physical Switch cartridges to be made available at select retailers in November and will share more information about this soon. The most prominent leakers for Smash swear up and down that Steve is who is getting in. Launched by Christopher "moot" Poole in October 2003, 4chan hosts boards dedicated to a wide variety of topics, from anime and manga to video games, music, literature, fitness, politics, and sports, among others. @Facelord As much as I hate forcing American ideas of “diversity” into everything, regardless of the culture of origin, this case ain’t it mate. According to Kirk, Nintendo likely knew the material would eventually be leaked. A same sort of battle is happening over Sora and Geno VS Erdrick from Dragon Quest, but that’s a whole other post on its own, Consistently placed within the top 10 of fan-wanted characters, especially during the days of the Smash Ballot. @AlexSwitch10 Bestbuy Canada now has its release date changed to that date as well. Hypnospace Outlaw Is A Unique Puzzle Simulator Stylized Like ’90s Itnernet, Now Available On PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch.

Raw graphics to many SNES and Game Boy games.

Too bad, but at least the game itself is well and released. One such game is the cancelled Pokémon Picross for Game Boy Color which, prior to the leak, was only previously seen in Japanese gaming magazines in 1999.

[5][19][21][22] Journalist Alex Donaldson described the leak as "of biblical, rarely heard of proportions",[3] while Lucas White of Siliconera wrote that the leak "could be one of the biggest leaks in the medium's history. The eighth set of information was leaked on October 22, 2020 containing another two split password-protected zip files which they were later found to be a May 2018 debug build of Pokémon Sword. There’s a ton of jokes about them dating at this pointThe big thing though is that now that they’re on friendly terms it looks VERY likely that a Microsoft character could make into Smash as DLC, its just a matter of who, and the two front runners are Steve from Minecraft and Banjo-Kazooie (One of the head guys behind Halo already deconfirmed Master Chief, so its down to these two).

Sad to see, but I wouldn't say that Lab Zero is totally dead. On the Switch front, there'll be one more update to put this version in line with other platforms: There is an update for Nintendo Switch that is already in submission. Throughout 2020, multiple sets of data from Japanese video game company Nintendo were leaked via the anonymous imageboard website 4chan. The seventh set of information was leaked on October 21, 2020, containing two password-protected zip files later found to contain two debug builds of Pokémon Sword dated March 2018 and December 2017, respectively. Hopefully when that small batch of north american physicals get released I'll still get it. Seems like a real slap in the face to backers who had no control over what happened internally with the team behind the game. Feature: Best Nintendo Switch Horror Games, Guide: Handmade Nintendo Christmas Gifts - 2020. @Arckadius Same here. You don't need to take any action at this time.

[11], In the first week of September 2020, a third set of information was leaked on 4chan again but not as large as the previous set of leaked data. Lab Zero seems to have been cursed back when they were doing sexy fighting games. [12][13] The leak also contained personal files of the developers, leading to concerns about privacy depending on how the information was shared. The first model appeared to be a hybrid console version of the GameCube similar to the Nintendo Switch, fitted with a built-in display and able to connect to a TV via a docking station. The builds appear to have been based off of Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! The big one: Coding for Spirits that are owned by Rare were found within the games coding when Smash Ultimate launched, but inaccessible in-game. [3] The leaks include: In addition to source code, the July 2020 leak included a number of video game prototypes, as well as cut content. Making a bit of ruckus around 505 about it will probably help to show that there's demand, especially since the brunt of the work is mostly finished already. Awful for the backers, but I'm glad the devs are free of their boss's BS.

@Entrr_username Yep, and now the game is dead without him.

What a horrible experience. I never tried it on another console though so I never noticed anything wrong. Very noticeable difference when I went back and played it on the PC. Sony is skipping out this year so Microsoft and Nintendo are running unopposed as partners now. 505 Owns the IP, maybe they could contract the new studio. Spiritual Successor To "Underrated And Misunderstood" Zel... Join 1,060,721 people following Nintendo Life: © 2020 Nlife Media, partner of Gamer Network. One of the as of yet unsubstantiated claims made was the identity of a future Smash Bros. fighter. It will add Razmi’s Challenges, New Game+ and Couch Co-Op to the Nintendo Switch.

[24][26] Another major discovery was level maps intended for an unreleased 64DD expansion pack for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Dolphin is only legal because we are clean room reverse engineering the GameCube and Wii. There is some real good work that they took part in. I hope there is some kind of refund. "[22], Because the source code of various Nintendo consoles was leaked, journalists have noted the various after-effects the leak might have.

With the actual team behind it reforming and the rights being owned by the publisher (so i've heard), there's at least a slim chance that the title can be salvaged through contract work. All that needed to be done was program the characters, At least Lab Zero didnt have control over Skullgirls and they are planning on supporting it with a new character next year.

How do you feel about this news? Okay so basically here’s the deal: Nintendo and Microsoft have been really chummy lately, they teamed up for cross-play between their systems and now CUPHEAD is coming to the Switch.