Yesterday, the Weekly Shonen Jump, a long running magazine in Japan, informed its readers that a huge announcement for Splatoon will be made on June 9, 2018.
As the news has spread about this big piece of news, Nintendo has come out to clear the air. The company says that there is no big announcement and the Weekly Shonen Jump is just a “baseless rumor”.
Although we do not normally comment on rumors and speculation, we can confirm that, contrary to the rumors circulating since yesterday, the Japanese weekly magazine in question has not written any article about an announcement related to Splatoon for June 9. With which, it is a baseless rumor.
We’d also like to point out that the Weekly Shonen Jump revealed a Golden Famicom Classic Mini yesterday that’s launching exclusively in Japan, which is most likely true as the magazine has been around for 50 years and a reliable source of past info. We’ll have to wait and see whether Nintendo is doing damage control, or the magazine is right.