RUMOR: Leaked GameStop Poster Reveals Wii U Release Dates?

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

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So you know how rumors work right? They are meant to be discussed and not taken very seriously. This is an image of an apparent leaked GameStop advertisement showing the release dates of some upcoming  Wii U games and two PS Vita games. There are a couple of things to take note of. The Sly Cooper release date is accurate, but that does not mean a whole lot of anything. Nearly all of these release dates are quite close to the placeholder dates GameStop already has in their system. In other words, these are likely nothing more than placeholder dates and GameStop is simply trying to encourage pre-ordering without having any kind of insider knowledge on when the games will release.

As one of our other writers pointed out to me, we have heard very little of Bayonetta 2, nor on a couple of the other games, so a release anytime soon seems unlikely. Either way, I still thought it was interesting enough to share with everybody as I know many of you are looking forward to these games. So discuss, agree, disagree, but don’t take it as fact.

In the mean time, why not take the advice of GameStop and pre-order the games? You can Pre-order a few from Amazon as well if you prefer.

Pikmin 3                Injustice             Sly Copper

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  • I just pre-ordered Pandora’s Tower and Soul Hackers. If this are real I’ll pre-order them when I pick up Pandora’s Tower

  • May 12th seems awfully early for Bayonetta 2, given the most recent Nintendo Direct.

    • Yeah, there’s no way Bayonetta 2 is going to be out this early. I’d say we’ll probably see it either during the holiday season or sometime next year.

  • Patrick Henry

    If platinum games is able to get four titles out this year, I will eat my hat. They Already have Anarchy Reigns and Metal Gear Rising coming out a month apart.There workload is insane. Doubt Bayonetta 2 and Wonderful 101 will come out a week apart, but it’s a nice thought.

    • handsomejack47

      Bayonetta 2 could come out this year, but very late in the year, since some people at Platinum Games have been quoted as saying that they have been working on Bayonetta 2 in secret since before it was announced as a Wii U exclusive. If anything, The Wonderful 101 is likely to come out before or during the summer since the trailer in the Nintendo Direct video event that came out last week had English dialogue, and that is usually a sign that the game is close to done or already finished.

  • Gray Stone

    Better to wait for official announcement. does anyone remember when gamestop give diablo 3 a release date on 2nd of Nov in their of PC Release book ?

  • Do you really think Platinum Games would release two of their games so close together? No, I don’t.

  • Dan

    Pikmin 3 is the most believable out of all of them. Bayonetta 2, no way,.

    • handsomejack47

      As a rule of thumb, if a game has an actual cover and not a black background with just the game’s title, it’s safe to assume that the release date can be accurate.

  • I don’t trust this listing. Isn’t Injustice slated for an April 16 release? Plus, I can’t see Bayonetta 2 being released so soon, nor so close to Wonderful 101.