Walmart Canada has listed a ton of unannounced games for customers to pre-order. This has, predictably, sent the internet into somewhat of a tailspin, with many predicting that some of these titles are set to be announced at this year’s E3. As is often the case with these types of leaks, take everything with a grain of salt, as companies often upload placeholder pages for games they expect to be coming out in the future. There has also not been any official confirmation from any of the publishers involved.
The listings were spotted earlier today by Industry Influencer Wario64, and details the following unannounced games:
- Splinter Cell
- Rage 2
- Just Cause 4
- Dragon Quest 2
- Destiny Comet
- Assassins Creed
- Borderlands 3
- Lego DC Villians
- Forza Horizons 5
- Gears of War 5
There are a few indications that point to at least some of these being fake. Firstly, there are multiple spelling errors like Assassins Creed (not possessive) and Forza Horizons (it’s Horizon). There’s also the fact that we haven’t even seen the fourth Forza Horizon game yet, let alone 5. Dragon Quest 2 is an odd one to see appearing on the list too, given that it originally released back in 1987 for NES/ Famicom. It could be a remake, but this seems unlikely. More likely is that it’s a typo for Dragon Quest Builders 2, the upcoming crafting/RPG game. One final possibility is someone wrote Dragon Quest XI as Dragon Quest 11 and someone interpreted the 1’s as markers, like Dragon Quest II, which would be two and Dragon Quest XI is expected to release later this year for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. It’s worth noting though that Walmart does not have a Nintendo Switch version of the game listed, even though the game is available in Japan on the console.
Some entries though, do seem a little more likely. Splinter Cell, in particular, wouldn’t exactly be surprising given Sam Fisher’s recent inclusion in Ghost Recon: Wildlands. Borderlands 3 is also pretty possible, given that the game has been heavily rumored for a while now. LEGO: DC Villains was leaked alongside LEGO: Incredibles earlier this year, and with the latter now formally announced, it’s likely that this one could indeed be real. Obviously, Microsoft isn’t going to hang up the Gears of War series anytime soon, so we’ll probably get a Gears of War 5 at some point.
The leak hasn’t exactly gone unnoticed over on Twitter, with the Rage Twitter account was reactivated and jokingly got in on the action:
— RAGE (@RAGEgame) May 9, 2018
The official Bethesda account replied to the tweet, simply saying “Dude,” and its VP, Pete Hines, also weighed in:
This is why we can't have nice things. https://t.co/ZhOHGsITfp
— Pete Hines (@DCDeacon) May 9, 2018
On the more serious side of things, journalist Ryan Brown added some weight to the rumors:
Won't say which, but I know that some of these games are genuine, so the leak is probably legitimate.
— Ryan Brown ? (@Toadsanime) May 9, 2018
We’ll have to wait until E3 this year to see if there’s any weight to this Walmart leak, but with just over a month to go now, we’re likely to see plenty more rumors and leaks in the meantime.
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