(Rumor) A Nintendo Direct on April 1st?

Now I’m going to tell you all to take this information with a gigantic grain of salt, but there’s a rumor going around on NeoGAF that there will be a Nintendo Direct on April 1st. Yes, April Fools Day. Don’t get your hopes up, but this is what the rumor says will be at the Direct:

  • Iwata is going to introduce the Direct with an apology about Zelda Wii U’s delay, but is also going to reveal a new Wii U game coming Winter 2015.
  • A new Paper Mario (working title) will be shown and announced. More info will be shown at E3 and the game is being developed by Intelligent Systems.
  • Pokemon Rumble World will be shown and is coming to Wii U and 3DS on the eShop on April 17, 2015. It will also support Pokemon amiibos.
  • Gameboy and Gameboy Color games will be coming to Wii U, as well as SNES games for 3DS. Cross-buy will be introduced between Wii U and 3DS for Virtual Console games. Some SNES, GC, and GBC games will be released after the Direct.
  • They’ll show off the web browser eShop coming sometime in April. Your consoles will download games that you buy on it when turned on or on standby.
  • Pre-orders will be coming to the eShop, and you’ll get 10% off the game’s price if you pre-order. The first 4 per-orders available will be Splatoon, Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition, Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush (UK), Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. (UK).
  • A new app called Amiibo Gallery will be shown that will allow you to view the amiibos you’ve used on Wii U or 3DS. You will also be able to play demos of that character’s game depending on the amiibo you’re using. (ie. If you scan the Link amiibo, you’ll be able to play a demo of the original Zelda NES).
  • N64 games will come to the Wii U eShop in June. They will cost $9.99 or $1.99 if you already own them on the Wii VC. The first 4 will be Super Mario 64 / The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (June 4, and if you buy one you’ll get the other for free until June 11), Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (June 11), Super Smash Bros. (June 18), 1080° Snowboarding (June 25).
  • Mario Kart 8’s second DLC pack will have a new trailer and will release on May 7. There will also be a software update that will include Time Laps on your tv, new amiibo costumes, and will allow 2 players to play on the gamepad screen and TV at the same time.
  • Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition will release in Europe on May 8, 2015, and a demo will be available after the Direct.
  • Yoshi’s Woolly World will release in Europe on June 26, 2015. A new trailer and a Limited Edition version will be shown.
  • Azure Striker Gunvolt will release in Europe after the Direct.
  • Nintendo Anime Channel will launch on Wii U on April 9, 2015.
  • Project Zero (Fatal Frame) 5 will be localized and released in Europe later this year for Wii U.
  • NES Remix Pack (retail version) will release in Europe on June 5, 2015.
  • Boy-Boy! will release on the 3DS eShop on April 8, 2015.
  • A new app called Collectable Badge Center will be available to download on 3DS after the Direct.
  • More Wii games are coming to the Wii U eShop: Pandora’s Tower (April 2), Sin & Punishment 2: Star Successor (April 23), and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (May 14).
  • Lego Jurassic Park will release on Wii U and 3DS on June 11, 2015.
  • Final Fantasy Explorers will be localized and released in Europe by the end of the year.
  • Splatoon will release on May 29, 2015 in Europe and will include amiibo support with a Splatoon line of amiibos.
  • New Smash Bros. amiibos coming on June 12, 2015: Ganondorf, Jigglypuff, Palutena, Zero Suit Samus, Falco and Duck Hunt.
  • Rusty’s Real Deal Baseball will release on April 24, 2015 in Europe.
  • Yokai Watch will be localized and release in Europe later this year.
  • Star Fox: Horizon will get its first trailer, and will be developed by Nintendo EAD and Platinum Games. More information will be shared at E3, and it will be released in Q3 2015.
  • Devil’s Third will release in August 2015.
  • Mewtwo DLC will be coming to Smash Wii U and 3DS on April 9, 2015. Those who didn’t get the DLC in advance can buy it in June. A software update for the game will add tournaments, a sharing system, a new Miiverse-based stage, new trophies, new music, and new pieces for the Stage Builder.

I hope this is real mainly for the new Star Fox trailer. What do you think?

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