I’m sure there’s a lot of people going around pretending as if Emily Rogers and Laura Kate Dale have been ‘vindicated’ by the possibility of the Rabbids crossover existing. That because this game might be real, that they should be taken seriously as industry insiders.
In reality, I maintain that these people are hacks with no real credibility. In my opinion, the incorrect information they FAR outweighs that which they get right, which is more often than not lucky guesses.
But I think this whole Mario/Rabbids thing shows a shift in strategy from these people: They are staggering the information they do have in a way that keeps people interested in what little information they have. And they information that Rogers shared before the ‘reveal’ gives the illusion that she knows more than she’s letting on.
Take, for example, the other pictures in the leak that Nintendo World Report posted earlier today.
These aren’t just random assets: It seems as if these images were put together in a sort of presentation, possibly for executives.
So here’s my question: Why weren’t these images made readily available back when they were first leaked?
We are very well aware at this point that sites like Kotaku, Gamexplain, and Playeressence all received the documents from a source they refused to name. Kotaku even came out and said the source requested that the images NOT BE POSTED.
I have a very simple question: Why?
So they can repackage and sell the same information to you, again, this time with more things to back them up. “It supports our statements, so it must be true! We must be reliable, guys!”
The more I look at the images, the more convinced I am that it can’t possibly be real. The numerous spelling errors, odd phrasing of certain ideas, and not giving an entirely through description of what the game is or how it works strikes me as odd. Who were these images made for? And if the game is so close to launch… why is there still no sign of it? Games like Mario Odyssey, Xenoblade 2, Fire Emblem Warriors, and Fire Emblem Switch have been announced already, despite launching much later.
My assumption, at this stage, is that it is a hoax. In this day and age it’s all too easy to fabricate images like this. Remember the Rayman being Smash leak? There are countless other examples of things like that happening, and I think it’s safe to say that the people hyping up the information as being true (Namely Liam Robertson, Emily Rogers, Laura Kate Dale, and all their affiliates) have every reason to lie to you about what is going behind the scenes when it comes to rumors and how they can be.