Talk:List of rumors/Archive 5

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Removal of certain rumors[edit]

I've had this discussion on the Discord server and several people seemed to agree, but it'd of course be wrong to not bring it up here. So here are the rumors I think we should remove and the reasons why:

Brawl[edit]

Rumor Reason
Radio interview rumor Looking back at it (and I could be wrong), this rumor didn't seem that widespread to begin with and the idea of Sakurai releasing info in a radio interview doesn't seem very plausible.
Brawl is the last game rumor Pretty sure we have confirmation from Sakurai that every Smash game is developed as if it was the last one. It seems to just be game development philosophy that they practice.

Smash 4[edit]

Rumor Reason
Lucina hoax Not very widespread outside of AllisBrawl. Not that I'm discounting the popularity of AiB, but I don't think we should keep localized rumors here.

Ultimate[edit]

Rumor Reason
Richter/Gardevoir/Gothitelle leak Again, not too widespread outside of maybe GameFAQs. There is one video that received around 40k views, but these are a dime a dozen with literally any leak and the thirsty and oblivious portion of the Smash community.
LaPailleDor Leaks Relatively obscure leak outside of Smashboards. Was disproven a little bit less than a month later.
Nintenderos Placeholder Rumor Also relatively obscure leak. Also simply theory crafting about a strange occurrence on the website. The Kirby and Kid Icarus instances also contradicted the main theory anyways.
Nintendo Event at Arcade MTL Same situation as Nintenderos. People assumed that a big reveal (or watch party) would occur at a random arcade in Montreal. There was no basis to this rumor other than wishful thinking.

So yeah, I'd appreciate hearing some thoughts and opinions on this. Pokebub (talk) 20:44, 4 January 2019 (EST)

I definitely support this. The page is very cluttered and in desperate need of some trimming, so this would be a very good move. Kbimbatti22 (talk) 00:44, 5 January 2019 (EST)
I wouldn't be against the removal of some of the less well-known ones. Some of them (especially some of the ones for Ultimate) were kinda dumb anyway. CardboardLuigi (talk) 08:15, 5 January 2019 (EST)
I'm in support of removing several of these leaks, however, did the IP Address user had the right to remove the sections per consensus tho when only 3 users are for removal? Just wondering, because I kinda thought it required more votes for them to be removed. -- PanchamHeadIconFanart.png Pancham (talkcontributions) 16:04, 5 January 2019 (EST)
I also support the removal of the rumors listed above, as some of them I never heard before and I doubt are really well-known outside of one website. But seeing how the IP already removed them, I guess this is pointless unless it gets undone. WolfBloodSpam (talk) 17:19, 5 January 2019 (EST)
I support removing only the ones from Ultimate, seeing as the Lucina rumor helped set the standard for comparing if it was actually a real update or not, similar to the Palutena hoax, and the Brawl rumors were actually a bit well-known at the time. --Tailikku (talk) 09:07, 6 February 2019 (EST)
Well, it's a bit late for that. From what I searched, I couldn't really find much info about them. I of course am not the only person with say on this, but if you can find results where a lot of people were discussing/debating the rumor then post it and more people might be inclined to consider adding them back. Pokebub (talk) 18:05, 6 February 2019 (EST)

Brave Instagram Post[edit]

There's a small edit war going on with this piece of trivia:
"On February 4th, 2019, Super Smash Bros. supervisor and HAL Laboratory employee Shinya Kumazaki made a post on Instagram showcasing a number of photos of Kirby next to Erdrick's shield from the Dragon Quest series. The post reads: "The brave's shield. そして伝説がはじまった! (And thus, the legend started!)" This has lead many fans to speculate that Kumazaki is referring to the DLC character datamine that uncovered the codename "Brave" hidden away in its data, as Erdrick's Hero class, or "Yuusha," can also be translated as "Brave.""
I'm not sure whether this should really stay, because while other articles have talked about this, it's a big stretch and somewhat ambiguous. SugarCookie420 (talk) 20:30, 5 February 2019 (EST)

More people in the edit history were in support of keeping the trivia than removing it. Considering gaming websites were discussing it openly, it was worth keeping as a rumor. It's no more of a stretch than some of the other 'leaks' on the page. Funny that this was removed for not being an 'official reveal', but the Sora one was fine. Seems a bit of a double standard here. IPDude (talk) 22:05, 6 February 2019.

? Crocodile Dippy 2 (talk) 10:44, 6 February 2019 (EST)

They derived the reasoning for removing that rumor from one of my edits without knowing the context of why I said it to begin with- someone tried using that to definitively conclude who "Brave" was on the Datamine entry. I thought it was sound at the time, but if I knew people were going to be using that reasoning in edit wars, I would've never said it to begin with.
Plus as Miles From SmashWiki put it, Kumazaki-san's role as an original game supervisor is to make sure the Kirby content is represented correctly, and is otherwise not involved with the development of the game. CardboardLuigi (talk) 11:27, 6 February 2019 (EST)

The Sora one wasn't an official reveal, but it was made to seem like it was; people didn't know what Hashimoto meant when he said "yes" (did he mean "yes, he's in!" or "yes, we want him in!"?), so speculation arose.
In regards to this, we have a supervisor from the original Smash 64 team posting an image of Kirby and the shield from Dragon Quest, for seemingly no reason; in tandem with the caption and the recent datamine (that was patched out in 2.0.0), people are speculating as to whether or not Erdrick is actually in the game now. Both of these are rumors that should go on this page until confirmation (in which case they'd be moved to here). Aidan, the Rurouni 15:22, 6 February 2019 (EST)

Vergeben Updates[edit]

Since the page can't currently be accessed without admin approval, thought it would be worth adding to the Vergeben section that Vergeben has now doubled down on Erdrick. IPDude (talk) 21:21, 6 February 2019 (EST)

Looking at the entry, it seems any reaffirmation is documented only when it comes with another fighter. CardboardLuigi (talk) 08:06, 7 February 2019 (EST)

Should we split the vergeben lrumors like we did the gemastu and esrb rumors?[edit]

Vergeben is essentially the gemastu leak of Ultimate, being one of the primary source of rumors for Ultimate. I Support splitting his rumors off to their own page. Lou Cena (talk) 14:32, 9 February 2019 (EST)

I've made a page for Vergeben's leaks in the past, but it had been shut down because although it is big, it still isn't as infamously debated as Gematsu or gigantic as the ESRB leaks. SugarCookie 420 14:35, 9 February 2019 (EST)
I think Vergeban has gotten to the level of Gematsu and ESRB. He has hardly gotten anything wrong, so he's become a very credible leaker to the Smash community but his claim about a Square Enix rep is his most debatable leak because he was wrong about the Square rep being revealed first for DLC and Square's stingyness about Cloud's inclusion makes me doubt there'd be any more Square characters in Smash. And he still hasn't specified which Square character it is, so people are debating about that. I think Vergeban must be more notable now than when SugarCookie last made the page. SeanWheeler (talk) 16:11, 9 February 2019 (EST)

I agree this split should occur. The section about the Vergeben rumors has gotten so long, it has enough info to fill up its own page. -Operationgamer17 Operationgamer17 (talk) 10:56, 13 February 2019 (EST)

I believe in order for your proposal to succeed, you need to get past those who opposed it the most when I initially made the page, such as most of the administrators. Personally, I don't think it deserves to have its own page, and I believe its fine as it is. SugarCookie 420 11:19, 13 February 2019 (EST)

Also something to note is that this had already been talked about and there is a rough draft of it. SugarCookie 420 12:47, 21 February 2019 (EST)

I Support the split. --Tailikku (talk) 09:34, May 6, 2019 (EDT)

About the Vergeben leak[edit]

Should we add the fact that the rumor’s detractors have expressed suspicion at it because of the fact that, lately, Vergeben has been posting his claims after it was already rumored. This isn’t just related to Smash, as I just found out that Vergeben posted info claiming there’s going to be a beta of the rumored Star Fox Grand Prix, 2 hours after Jon from GameXplain predicted it in a discussion video. -Operationgamer17 Operationgamer17 (talk) 10:39, 13 February 2019 (EST)

To be honest that seems like a stretch to me. He probably got the information from the same source, but posted about it after other people have already did. SugarCookie 420 10:47, 13 February 2019 (EST)
Star Fox Grand Prix? Didn't that game make rounds during E3 speculation? I thought they concluded it was fake after it wasn't revealed. More to the point, the whole "making claims after they were already rumored" thing was done a few times in the past as well. It's only noteworthy if he makes it noteworthy, from what I can tell. Not sure what the rest of SmashWiki believes on the matter, though. CardboardLuigi (talk) 11:16, 13 February 2019 (EST)

The fact that Vergeben was Wrong once means he is retroactively wrong forever and his section should be purged.

The fact that Loz18 was right by accident means he was right forever and Skull Kid is in Smash, Also he is a confirmed leaker and is our lord and savior. That is the Commandments of Smash Wiki —Preceding unsigned comment added by 104.56.148.18 (talkcontribs) 18:33, February 13, 2019

IP, watch it. You've been warned before.
Vergeben is still making claims. Loz18 made two claims, and one of them was right, and one of them was wrong. We note such. We don't put Vergeben on here because not all of his claims are proven right, because he's still making claims. Aidan, the Lovely Rurouni 18:40, 13 February 2019 (EST)
Also, IP, if you're such a Vergeben believer, you might want to check this out. Aidan, the Lovely Rurouni 18:45, 13 February 2019 (EST)


SKULL KID —Preceding unsigned comment added by 104.56.148.18 (talkcontribs) 19:38, February 13, 2019‎

Imagine being so salty about a wiki's policy that you resort to using a different rumor to attempt to call out a double standard that isn't there. CardboardLuigi (talk) 20:04, 13 February 2019 (EST)
Imagine being so salty about someone calling a fansite out on their bullshit that they erase anyone who says anything to the contrary. OR pretend that a leaker was always wrong when he was correct about everything until the base release, and then was wrong from there. But he was always wrong, loz was always right, Kraut Man Bad amirite? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 104.56.148.18 (talkcontribs) 00:05, February 21, 2019‎
You're missing the point here, IP. Loz made two separate claims: one correct, and one incorrect. And as such, the correct one is considered a leak, while the incorrect one is simply a rumor. Vergeben's leaks, on the other hand, is simply one continuous claim. While there's a number of things he got correct, not everything was proven right or wrong, and that's why it's still on this page. Vergeben will only be added to the "leaks" page if his remaining claims are proven correct. If they are proven wrong, then he'll likely stay on the list of rumors, much like the Gematsu leaks from the last game, which got a number of predictions right but got two predictions wrong. CardboardLuigi (talk) 08:28, 21 February 2019 (EST)
So Saint Loz18's claims are given special treatment that no other ones are. By that logic Vergeben should be put on the Leak page because of his claims of Simon Belmont, no characters being cut, and Incineroar.. But Kraut Man Bad so you won't do that. Heil Loz18. Skull Kid forever —Preceding unsigned comment added by 104.56.148.18 (talkcontribs) 21:46, February 21, 2019‎
Since you seem to keep bringing up Loz18, let me point out that despite everything, all of his claims had some form of conclusion. Vergeben, on the other hand, still has claims that weren't proven one way or the other. This amount of ignorance isn't going to do you favors in middle school. CardboardLuigi (talk) 15:56, 21 February 2019 (EST)
And YOU keep coming off as a pretzel brained idiot who cant get over the fact that Vergeben slept with your mother and or sister. Everything Vergeben said is all one claim but not everything Loz said. You are being petty. God Forbid anyone call you out on it. So which one was it, Your mother, your sister, or both at the same time? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 104.56.148.18 (talkcontribs) 16:30, February 21, 2019‎

Vergeben very openly is not a source. He has sources. So when he's wrong, that means one of his sources was wrong. He himself is never wrong nor right -- he shares information that sometimes is correct and sometimes isn't. The information on Star Fox Grand Prix and 2D Zelda being wrong says nothing about the Smash leaks because it's almost certainly from a completely different source. Same goes for all of his Smash information, actually; that's why he took so long to say who the Square character was. He had heard different things from different sources. All of his information should be taken with a grain of salt for this reason, but this also means that when he says something wrong, he isn't outright disproven.

That said, he has offered an explanation for the Square Enix character not being the first release, which I think should be added to the page. He said that Joker was moved up on the schedule so that his announcement could be at the Game Awards. Could be him backpedaling, but it's worth mentioning anyway. (I don't feel like finding the exact post but it's one of his more recent ones) TheNuttyOne 22:51, 13 February 2019 (EST)

But you see NuttyOne.. Even though that would be a fair and balanced thing to do.. as would taking discredited leakers off of the leak page.. What you don't get is... Kraut Man Bad. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 104.56.148.18 (talkcontribs) 00:05, February 21, 2019‎
I recall this explanation being on a draft for a separate page for Vergeben, but it seems nothing ever came of that page. CardboardLuigi (talk) 10:29, 21 February 2019 (EST)

You should probably add this in[edit]

At the end of "DLC character datamine" where the Instagram post is talked about, someone should add how Shinya Kumazaki later added "This picture has no meaning" to the description of the post. SugarCookie 420 18:56, 13 February 2019 (EST)

Erdrick/Luminary[edit]

When referring to rumoured Dragon Quest characters, would it be worth adding to mentions of the Luminary, that at the end of Dragon Quest XI, the Luminary earns the title of Erdrick? (Dragon Quest XI is itself a prequel of sorts to Dragon Quest III which features Erdrick/Loto) IPDude (talk) 03:31, 14 February 2019 (EST)

That doesn't have much connections to the rumor though. SugarCookie 420 08:28, 14 February 2019 (EST)
Well the Luminary is mentioned in both Vergeben and 5chan rumours, either being a character or alt costume. It's extra trivia worth pointing out, as the Luminary is technically Erdrick too.IPDude (talk) 08:31, 14 February 2019 (EST)

Brave can also be Agumon[edit]

I think we should consider this posibility, thought i barely see people talk about it, it actually make sense with the Brave Datamine (even the stats) His relation with Brave is strong, the Anime evolution theme is Brave Heart, his mega evolution, Wargreymon uses the Brave Shield and has The Crest of Courage in it. I think its worth being added to the list of rumored characters for Brave. ElGeo20 (talk) 00:09, 17 February 2019 (EST)

For all we know, Brave could be Adeleine, but is too uncommonly speculated to be worth documenting, much like how, as you said, the Digimon is rarely brought up in speculation. (Or at least this specific one)
Now that I think about it, I think the entry is the only time I've heard people speculate more than half of the characters listed there. CardboardLuigi (talk) 11:36, 18 February 2019 (EST)

About the Dragon Quest Shield[edit]

Kumazaka said it has no meaning. Chomper4 (talk) 15:22, 19 February 2019 (EST)

New datamined info[edit]

This post here showed that people were able to discover data among junk files. This should be part of the datamined info, as it may have leaked the Persona stage. SugarCookie 420 21:01, 20 February 2019 (EST)

Also, I'm bumping my previous request on adding information to the Dragon Quest shield and how Shinya Kumazaki said it had no meaning to it. SugarCookie 420 21:03, 20 February 2019 (EST)

Admins should definitely be updating the page with the new Dr. Hypecake Datamine. IPDude (talk) 04:15, 21 February 2019 (EST)

Two new rumors[edit]

All of these are taken from reddit, but considering their likelihood of being real (as most datamining-related leaks tend to be), these may be worth adding. If not now, definitely add them to the leaks page if they turn out to be true

1. Stage builder: https://www.reddit.com/r/smashbros/comments/aqcuo4/stage_builder_confirmed_maybe/ (many people have speculated that the blurred out image from the direct was stage builder)

2. Female Joker alt: https://www.reddit.com/r/smashbros/comments/atbkt7/the_same_person_who_found_out_what_jokers_stage/

3. Persona stage: https://www.reddit.com/r/smashbros/comments/asuhrl/well_known_sm4sh_modder_found_in_smash_ultimates/

Lou Cena (talk) 04:55, 26 February 2019 (EST)

The stage builder thing probably isn't worth adding, imo. A common point of speculation without any claim toward insider info isn't exactly rumour material. Still exciting if true though! Crittler1000+ (talk) 18:55, 4 March 2019 (EST)

The Third 5Channel Leak[edit]

I feel like there's a better title for the rumor that's shorter and still gets the point across, but I don't know what that would be. CardboardLuigi (talk) 16:38, March 21, 2019 (EDT)

More DLC characters incoming[edit]

Apparently there’s a datamine showing that there will probably be ten more DLC characters after the fighters passLou Cena (talk) 13:55, March 24, 2019 (EDT)

Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/smashbros/comments/b4rnw3/dataminers_have_found_16_placeholder_character/

This is derived from the placeholder slots for the character select screen, right? I recall there being more, through regardless of that, we shouldn't assume what the dev team is planning with DLC. CardboardLuigi (talk) 14:34, March 24, 2019 (EDT)
It's an exciting prospect (though not for my wallet) but this could just be future proofing. As far as we know, the Fighter pass is all the new paid content Smash will get. Guybrush20X6 (talk) 16:04, March 24, 2019 (EDT)
Regardless, should this be added to the page? I believe datamines qualify as rumors, and we don’t know for certain if all of these slots will be used. Lou Cena (talk) 22:12, March 25, 2019 (EDT)
Why not? We have datamine content here. SugarCookie 420 22:16, March 25, 2019 (EDT)

Established Users Ruling[edit]

Rather than limit what can be posted with an indefinite ruling, why not just ban users like Doomslayer1999 who consistently post baseless rumors? IPDude (talk) 05:31, April 8, 2019 (EDT)

I assume since the such users aren't considered to be edit warring just yet. CardboardLuigi (talk) 08:49, April 8, 2019 (EDT)

Vergeben rumor update[edit]

Something to add to the Vergeben rumor section: Yesterday, April 25th, he said that Erdrick is definitely part of the Fighter’s Pass. https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/boards/234547-super-smash-bros-ultimate/77661676?jumpto=72#72

He also posted another update on the Mine raft content rumor. https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/boards/234547-super-smash-bros-ultimate/77661676?jumpto=104#104

He also said a few days ago that he’s not claiming to know what the 2nd DLC character to be revealed is, but felt that it would make sense if Erdrick was revealed at E3 and listed the reasons why. https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/boards/234547-super-smash-bros-ultimate/77647849?jumpto=30#30 -Operationgamer17 Operationgamer17 (talk) 11:21, April 26, 2019 (EDT)

At this point, the Vergeben section on this page will be too long, should we split it? Lou Cena (talk) 22:24, May 1, 2019 (EDT)
I personally believe it should get its own page, as it is getting overly long, but when people try to create a separate page, it goes nowhere. CardboardLuigi (talk) 08:36, May 2, 2019 (EDT)
I think the section just needs to be updated to say Vergeben claims Erdrick is definitely in the fighters pass. The One IP Dude (talk) 02:40, May 3, 2019 (EDT)
Maybe, but for wuite some time that section has been bloated. I think it should have a separate page. Lou Cena (talk) 03:55, May 3, 2019 (EDT)
I agree with the split, but until that happens the new information should be added to the Vergeben section. The One IP Dude (talk) 01:16, May 4, 2019 (EDT)
I started a draft in case anybody else knows about this. Besides, one look at this page shows that it’s already longer than Duon’s page.Lou Cena (talk) 13:55, May 5, 2019 (EDT)

He also is literally the spawn of Satan and Hitler and is not the Blessed Loz18. It's in the site rules. Kraut Man Bad —Preceding unsigned comment added by 104.56.148.18 (talkcontribs) 15:17, April 30, 2019‎

Dude, how are you still on this shit. Crittler1000+ (talk) 23:21, May 1, 2019 (EDT)

A Super Smash Bros channel Rumor[edit]

Smash ultimate offical channel activity rumor.jpg

On today, the official Super Smash Bros. channel has done something that is likely to be a upload of a certain DLC fighter (or two at E3 2019, if there is no Smash Bros Ultimate DLC announcement in this May), those who subscribed the channel see this in the subscription list, can you put that into the page please? --Andreepika11233 (talk) 12:08, May 5, 2019 (EDT)

Can you explain what exactly this image is supposed to mean? I don't really know what this is supposed to mean at all. CardboardLuigi (talk) 13:44, May 5, 2019 (EDT)
The blue dot next to the name means that the channel has done something (ex: uploading new videos). --Andreepika11233 (talk) 15:06, May 5, 2019 (EDT)
Unless many people cover it, I don't think this is a rumor major enough to be covered here. SugarCookie 420 15:37, May 5, 2019 (EDT)
You know, this reminds me a lot of that rumor that spawned from that Japanese playlist thing. CardboardLuigi (talk) 10:02, May 8, 2019 (EDT)

Vergeben Split V3[edit]

This has been a subject of debate for quite some time, but I think the section has bloated this page long enough. I started a draft, and it’s already over 9,000 bytes just from copy-pasting the section. With the new info that Smashwiki user Operationgamer17 has given us above, it’s going to become even more bloated. Lou Cena (talk) 01:19, May 9, 2019 (EDT)

Again, I voice my support for the split. Vergeben has become the "Gematsu Leak" of Ultimate so we must treat it as such. --Tailikku (talk) 12:26, May 10, 2019 (EDT)
Support It is notable enough for an article for a while. I think the split should of happened a while ago. George Jones.jpg White Lightning Walls Can Fall.jpg 12:46, May 10, 2019 (EDT)
I support the splitting of this overly long section, it'd be nice to have less clutter. CardboardLuigi (talk) 17:29, May 10, 2019 (EDT)
Support for the split. The One IP Dude (talk) 08:12, May 11, 2019 (EDT)
Support it's big enough I mean if it's currently 9000 bytes then that should be reason alone. XtraXtra headpng.pngTalk Edits 09:32, May 11, 2019 (EDT)
Support splitting onto a new page, it should've been done years ago when Ultimate was but a glimmer in Sakurai's eye. -Mega Mario Man (talk) 15:00, May 23, 2019 (EDT)

Neutral. I created a Vergeben page back in November, however that got shut down within a week. I do believe there is more information for Vergeben now, however if one of the main reasons is because of the size, an easy answer is to shorten or summarize most of the points, since there is a lot of extra fluff in that section. Overall, I do think having a Vergeben page is totally fine, although some organization of the paragraph may alleviate the reason to create a page. CookiesCnC Signature.pngCreme 09:52, May 11, 2019 (EDT)

It’s not just huge; it’s ongoing. I can’t think of any leak that has lasted this long. Even Gemastu didn’t constantly give us new info for nearly a year. The Vergeben leaks came in maybe around 4 waves, which alone should warrant a page. Most rumors are an image or a false interpretation or a piece of text and that’s it. The Vergeben leaks span about 30 posts. Lou Cena (talk) 13:56, May 11, 2019 (EDT)

Support. This thing is still going and it’s going to take up most of the page at this rate. Operationgamer17 (talk) 11:11, May 14, 2019 (EDT)

I asked about the split on the Discord and a guy said, “Vergeben isn’t notable enough to have his own page”. Operationgamer17 (talk) 07:10, May 21, 2019 (EDT)

The issue isn’t notability. It’s the fact that the one section is almost a full kilobyte. Also, I disagree that he isn’t notable enough, because he’s guessed a notable amount of characters to be in with only one goof up (he guessed Snake, Ice Climbers, Ridley, Simon, Isabelle, Ken, and Incineroar. Those were half of the base newcomers). Lou Cena (talk) 14:26, May 21, 2019 (EDT)

Really neutral about this decision tbh. While yes, I did compose a draft of the Vergeben page a while back, after talking it out with public opinion on the SmashWiki server, it would seems as though the "leak" isn't as noteworthy as it should be. Alas, the Gematsu leaks got a page in the slightest, but it only obtained its worth way after the leak was debunked, and as Omega Tyrant puts it best, "absolutely dominated Smash 4 discussion for over a year, from private convos to forums to news sites". While the same could be said to Vergeben, the "leak" also hasn't died down. At the very least, it'll probably take a long time for us to confirm the "leak" to be false or true, and a very gigantic bomb of discussions to warrant its own spinoff from the List of rumors page. -- PanchamHeadIconFanart.png Pancham (talkcontributions) 10:30, May 26, 2019 (EDT)

The fact that we don’t know if Vergeben was spot-on or just lucky should be enough to make him notable. While I understand if some admins don’t find him as notable as Gemastu, I’m going to need a full explanation before removing the split tag as to why, because Vergeben also dominated pre-Ultimate discussion to the same extent that Gemastu did, as it was also highly present in forums and the like (particularly reddit and youtube). I can’t confirm any part of the private convos, having not discussed Vergeben in any private, but I’m going to need a better reason to keep Vergeben on this page than the fact that Gemastu fell flat on its face. Lou Cena (talk) 03:11, May 30, 2019 (EDT)

Shinobi Banjo Rumor[edit]

Shinobi's comment for Banjo is gaining a lot of traction. Many YouTube channels and gaming websites are picking it up. 'Been a while since we saw Banjo in anything. Hope we’re in for a smashing good time.' Might be worth adding to the page. [1] The One IP Dude (talk) 06:28, June 5, 2019 (EDT)

It doesn't mention or imply Smash, seems can't to count it as a rumor. --Capstalker (talk) 07:11, June 5, 2019 (EDT)
I think its too new to report on. I think we should wait till e3 to do anything about it, it is only a week away after all. XtraXtra headpng.pngTalk Edits 07:49, June 5, 2019 (EDT)
Probably worth adding to the page considering Banjo was officially announced for the game. Clearly Shinobi was hinting at Banjo in Smash. I support adding the Shinobi rumor to the page since it actually happened. The One IP Dude (talk) 14:51, June 11, 2019 (EDT)

I saw in a video a post from Resetera user Ryce saying that “have a smashing good time” was used by the Resetera admins to tease Smash stuff. So it IS hinting at Smash. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6An9hlEk1s @Capstalker Operationgamer17 (talk) 18:28, June 5, 2019 (EDT)

https://www.resetera.com/threads/super-smash-bros-ultimate-downloadable-contents-discussion-thread-2-challengers-approaching.114127/page-264#post-21421322 Operationgamer17 (talk) 18:32, June 5, 2019 (EDT)

Related, Vergeben is saying that his source is 99% sure that Banjo is in, and that Erdrick is definitely in. https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/boards/234547-super-smash-bros-ultimate/77761932/922851981 --Fool to the Floss (talk) 23:15, June 5, 2019 (EDT)

I don’t want to restart debate if there’s a consensus that Vergeben’s not notable (yet), but if so many rumors come back to him, why is he not considered notable enough for his own page? I’m being less and less convinced that he’s not notable enough Lou Cena (talk) 00:06, June 6, 2019 (EDT)
At the very least it's a new rumor from Vergeben about Banjo that should be added to the page, and is a rumor in response to what Shinobi posted. I support adding the Banjo info to Vergeben's section until a split is decided on.The One IP Dude (talk) 00:12, June 6, 2019 (EDT)
I also show support for this rumor. --Tailikku (talk) 15:51, June 7, 2019 (EDT)

Is the 4Chan DLC Leak Debunked Now or Not?[edit]

When I noticed that I could edit the List of Rumors again, I started preparing an edit that accounts for the new information we got yesterday. In this edit, I wrote that the titular leak was debunked since while The Hero is a Square Enix character, he's neither Chrono nor Neku, but when I was told by the website that someone beat me to it, I noticed that they didn't consider this particular rumor to be debunked.
What I'm asking for is for a consensus on whether this particular leak is debunked or not. CardboardLuigi (talk) 14:25, June 12, 2019 (EDT)

I say, maybe. Operationgamer17 (talk) 15:50, June 12, 2019 (EDT)

It isn't. He said a Square character, possibly Crono or Neku. That leaves it open that it may be someone else. Now, the reason for this is probably that it was a lucky guess, so the leak probably is false, but it is not debunked until we get someone besides Edelgard or Sylux. TheNuttyOne 19:57, June 12, 2019 (EDT)

Not yet as even Vergeben has said multiple names for the Square rep were being sent out to prevent leaks. The One IP Dude (talk) 14:02, June 18, 2019 (EDT)

Move the guidelines to an EditNotice[edit]

Would considerably help in their visibility, and would remove the necessity to have it commented on top of each section of the article. NokiiSig.png Nokii — 20:28, June 12, 2019 (EDT)

Shinobi Rumor Revisited[edit]

Just revisiting this again. I think it's worth adding Shinobi's Banjo rumor to the page. It's safe to assume his comments were directly referencing Banjo, now that Banjo is confirmed for the game. Shinobi's post is what really kickstarted Vergeben's Banjo rumor as well.

Shinobi wrote: 'Been a while since we saw Banjo in anything. Hope we’re in for a smashing good time.' [2] The One IP Dude (talk) 13:34, June 13, 2019 (EDT)

If that's notable at all, wouldn't it go on the leaks page? Crittler1000+ (talk) 19:44, June 13, 2019 (EDT)
Leaks page is saved more for retailers and somewhat official sources revealing official material. Shinobi's post fits more here, being it came from a message board and generated speculation and rumor. The One IP Dude (talk) 08:59, June 14, 2019 (EDT)
That's... factually incorrect? Literally half of the leaks page is message board posts.
That said, are we really sure he was leaking??? It sounds like a leaker commenting his own hopes. Hence, y'know, "hope we're in for a smashing good time." TheNuttyOne 18:13, June 14, 2019 (EDT)
It's been confirmed shinobi602 was leaking Banjo in Smash. ResetEra admins don't post hopes. The smashing good time line was used for leaking Smash announcements last year. The One IP Dude (talk) 12:50, June 15, 2019 (EDT)

Pete Hines Doom/Nintendo Power Interview[edit]

Thoughts on Nintendo Power's interview with Bethesda's Pete Hines? At 39:14 he teases some Doom surprises for Nintendo fans around QuakeCon time. "Who knows, maybe some more surprises for Nintendo fans." The One IP Dude (talk) 12:50, June 15, 2019 (EDT)

Reminds me too much of the (later removed) speculation regarding Nintendo hosting an event at Arcade MTL, the (still present) Japanese playlist thing, or the (almost immediately removed) speculation regarding two coincidences in Deltarune. Once again, it seems like it's just people getting their hopes up and reading things too deeply. CardboardLuigi (talk) 15:14, June 17, 2019 (EDT)
I think just keep it around till QuakeCon where we'll find out what was being teased. The One IP Dude (talk) 14:03, June 18, 2019 (EDT)