That's right, folks. If the guys over at TheDailyHotness are to be believed, we'll be seeing another Eeveelution in the coming months, but that's not even the big news.

According to alleged source data on the Pokémon X and Y site, Ninfia (or Nympheon if you prefer) is the first Light-type Pokémon (much like Umbreon was a member of the then-new Dark type in Gold/Silver), and the Light type will complete a type-trio with the Dragon and Steel types. Honestly, I don't see that trio as being even remotely plausible. That trio doesn't make as much sense as Fire-Water-Grass or Fighting-Psychic-Dark.

As well as Ninfia, the Light type would also be composed of members of the Fairy egg group, with Pokemon such as Clefairy, Chancey and Audino being grandfathered in.

Now that I think of it, all of the new Eeveelutions have been released as pairs (Umbreon-Espeon and Glaceon-Leafeon), so why would X and Y's be any different? And, could this mean that we're going to see a Dragon or Steel-type Eeveelution?

So, what type do you think Nympheon will be? Will it be a dragonbusting new Light-type Pokémon? Or a Normal-type mother of all Eeveelutions? Or perhaps Dragon or Flying types? Sound off in the comments!

Pokémon Black and White took players into the all-new Unova region where the series both underwent some change while also remaining mostly the same. Black and White marked the beginning of Generation V on the Nintendo DS, meaning that it was the first time two generations had graced one console. That made it more apparent than ever that some additional change would necessary.

To an extent, Black and White spiced up the Pokémon formula with new battle formats—in triple and rotation battles—as well as an increased focus on storyline. Overall, however, Pokémon Black and White remained the same with the eight-gym format and the same battle system we’ve known for decades.

More than anything, Black and White proved that the Pokémon formula remains strong even after all of these years. With almost 15 million copies sold, Nintendo and Game Freak decided to capitalize by rushing out some quick sequels. Instead of the Generation III remakes that many fans expected, they got a more original quest in Black and White 2, which served as an extension of the originals' story. Were these sequels truly worth it, or were they just a cheap ploy at cash?

Marc Schwegler of Giants Software, a company that produces many simulators, recently made a statement defending the Wii U. Recently the console's been catching a lot of flak, with third parties saying it's simply not worth developing for and many analysts deeming it irrelevant and outpaced only a few months into its lifespan. However, Schwegler states that it's not the console that's the problem; it's the fact that nobody's been utilizing everything it offers. 

Hit the jump for the full quote.

Today, Jools Watsham, a member of Renegade Kid, the developer responsible for Mutant Mudds, a downloadable game for the 3DS eShop, had an interview with NintendoLife. In the interview, Watsham said that he's glad that the developer is releasing Mutant Mudds Deluxe for the Wii U, saying that the console has a favorable future.

I am certain the Wii U will have an excellent future. The writing is on the wall. It is an excellent console. Nintendo has some amazing titles lined up for future releases. Even though Q1 2013 may have had some issues, I predict that the 2013 holiday season will be huge for the Wii U. Nintendo’s campaign for the Wii U has only just begun.

Watsham also said that Renegade Kid is currently working on Mutant Mudds 2, but also that they are busy with many other projects and that one shouldn't expect a release until 2014.

We have a lot of projects going on right now, and Mutant Mudds 2 is one of them. But, it’s going to be a while before we can share any more information on it. Due to our busy schedule, it is looking like Mudds 2 will be a 2014 release.

As for other Renegade Kid projects, ATV Wild Ride 3D will come to the 3DS eShop soon, and Mutant Mudds Deluxe is currently set for a Q2 release.

In the new week, look out for a review of a great new game "Anodyne" released by Indie developer Analgesic Productions.  But for now, you can appreciate the poise with which they chose to deal with pirates.

Analgesic’s Sean Hogan actually went ahead in comments left on torrent sites and Reddit and gave away gift keys to the Desura version, asked players for feedback, and requested a Steam Greenlight vote if pirates enjoyed the game.

Rayman Legends has been delayed for months now, pushed all the way back to a September release. Since the Wii U was released, this kind of delay isn't surprising at all; we've been hearing stories for a while now of games being delayed in order for a Wii U version to be developed. This is a new twist on the subject, however.  It appears that the game has been fully developed and is ready on the Wii U, but Ubisoft is keeping the release back in order for the PlayStation 3 and 360 versions to be developed.

As we're getting close to a new handheld release from Sony, a lot of rumors are flying around. Gamerxchange has a few rumors to add to the mix today, and Sony just released a new patent request with some new ports and details on the system. Although it's certainly hard to know exactly what the system will look like, we can certainly see what other people are reporting and draw our own conclusions.

Head past the jump for more.

Adam Sessler is stuck this week addressing something that is rather uncomfortable to have to deal with: people assuming he and his company accepted money to say positive things about a company and recent game release—in this case, EA and Dead Space 3. This being the internet, we often get suspicious when advertising pops up for a game or company in particular that is then attached to something a journalist is talking about. It doesn't help that last year some people did step forward to say that in certain cases sometimes advertising money is linked to saying more positive things, or simply omitting the negative remarks entirely.

Zelda Informer was at the forefront of this conversation just last year, and it was concluded that while it does happen in certain cases and with certain publications, it doesn't mean that everyone is doing it. As an example, we get ads from several different publishers through our advertising agency that handles all of our incoming funding. Not only are the writers at our prospective sites not even aware of what companies are running ads with us, none of the income is actually based on what we specifically say about a game or company. More after the jump.

Pach-Attack!

Michael Pachter doesn't often do shows in the middle of the week, but this time he has, with a 13+ minute special that talks about the PlayStation 4. He has had a chance to sit down with six different developers who are currently making games for the system and ask them a slew of questions that many have been wondering about. Essentially, the bottom line in how the system performs versus actually getting exact specs. If you don't feel like or are unable to watch the video above, we have a breakdown after the jump.

Bungie has started an alternate-reality game today on their site. This one seems like it'll be revealing information on their next big title, Destiny.  Alternate-reality games, for the uninitiated, are a form of digital storytelling where various mediums are used, and clues and plots are dropped on various webpages and into various real-world locations to tell a story or release new information about a product.  The "trailhead", or starting place to get into the game was posted this morning, and it certainly looks intriguing.

You know how sometimes you hear a rumor, and you get excited, even if it's not 100% accurate, because it just means something big might be happening with your favorite franchise?  Well, if you happen to read Japanese and be a fan of a little series called "Pokémon," well—this CoroCoro flyer should definitely grab ahold of your attention.

Good news today for fans of the Batman branded series of "Arkham" games, to date including Batman: Arkham Asylum, and Batman: Arkham City. John K Martin, who is Time Warner's CFO, announced in an investor call today that the next release in the series is on its way. "... we also have a strong games release this year," said Martin, "which will include the next release in the Batman Arkham franchise. So all in all, we expect Warners to post another very strong year in 2013. And with a little luck, the year should be as good or maybe even a little bit better than 2012."

Will it be better? Only time will tell...

The next issue of CoroCoro is due any day now and that means you can expect its contents to leak anytime soon, like right now perhaps. The next issue of CoroCoro, if indeed this is a legitimate photo, revealed the newest evolution for Eevee, Ninfia.

It looks a little like Skyla right? Does that mean it's a flying type? Probably not. When looking at a Pokémon's type it is usually displayed with a color scheme and in fact the Dragon type logo uses the color scheme of blue and pink, or at least they're very similar. The Pokémon Milotic is considered by many to be based off a dragon or a serpent of sorts and it also involves the same color scheme further suggesting it might be a dragon type. But of course, what good is speculation when the truth will come out within the year?

A new Eeveelution was expected, seeing as the upcoming Pokémon short featured a color themed subtitle which matched the previous Eeveelutions and their types, but a single character was left over that didn't match any of the previous. On a side note, the upcoming Pokemon movie has received the new title of Extremespeed Genesect and the Reawakening of Mewtwo.

So tell us. What do you think of this new and supposed Eeveelution? Do you like it or hate it? Or are you going to wait for an official confirmation before you make a full judgement? Tell us in the comments!

As internet-browsing gamers, we all get caught up in the infamous console wars from time-to-time, where Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft fans argue over which is best. Although it is about much more than merely which is better, because the debate often quickly becomes about personal attack. Nintendo fans are criticized as being children and female, or mothers and grandmothers.

On the other hand, PlayStation and XBox gamers are bagged for being simpletons who think they are cool guys, but apparently have nothing but a taste for bloodshed with games like Call of Duty. These stereotypes of the console wars couldn’t be further from the truth, and yet the debates rage on.


I love me some portal, but I sure wish I could solve all of Aperture's mind-bending puzzles on the go. While the day when Portal because a portable title may well be a long ways away, this DS Homebrew by Smealum sure gives us an idea of what Portal on the Nintendo DS could be like. The mod is described as being "Nowhere near playable," at the current time, but the nifty video shows off quite a few staples of the franchise. Included are the Portal Gun, Energy Balls, and best of all, the Companion Cube!

"This is still extremely early footage so please don't be too harsh. Lots of debug features are present, including the ability to fly, see portals through walls and move cubes from a distance. Also, keep in mind this was shot in an emulator which provides good but still less than perfect rendering. As such, be aware that most (not all, but still) of the graphical glitches you can see in this video don't happen on hardware (mostly the portal transition is a lot nicer on an actual DS)."