Okay, so this is one of those big fat Reddit rumour posts that we don't usually report on, but since a number of sites have already picked it up and people are starting to pay attention, we thought that we'd better weigh in with our thoughts.
This particular poster claims to have leaked the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles being in Injustice 2, which obviously turned out to be correct. However, their new leak is much larger, supposedly spotlighting what both Capcom and Bandai Namco have in the works.
Apparently, we'll finally see Devil May Cry 5 revealed at the PlayStation Experience next month. The poster also claims that we'll witness the announcement of SoulCalibur VI at Sony's event. Both games are somewhat plausible in the sense that we'd bet on them eventually being revealed at some point down the line, but we question whether this is too early.
After all, we wonder whether Capcom really has the resources right now to push another big budget project -- especially with Monster Hunter: World out early next year as well as Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition. As for SoulCalibur VI, we need to remember that Tekken 7 hasn't even been out for a year yet, and Bandai Namco is launching another fighting game in early 2017 in the form of Dragon Ball FighterZ. Would the publisher really introduce a third brawler at this point? As always, anything's possible, but we find it hard to believe.
And that leads to our biggest problem with this supposed leak: some of it reads like fan fiction. For example, the poster shares a huge amount of information on future plans for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite and Street Fighter V, and it goes into such great detail that we start to wonder whether a lot of it isn't just wishful thinking.
Last but not least, Resident Evil 2 Remake gets a mention. We'll apparently be seeing something of that next year, which at least seems reasonable when you consider that it was first announced back in 2015.
All in all, we're having a hard time putting stock into this one. As with most forum rumours, some of it sounds like it could easily be legitimate, while other parts do nothing but raise an eyebrow. We're not quite convinced, then, but we'll be over the moon if we really do get Devil May Cry 5 and SoulCalibur VI during December's PlayStation Experience -- an event that Sony supposedly stripped of big announcements in order to bring them forward to Paris Games Week, we might add.
What do you make of this? Too good to be true? Bold but possible? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.