It's that time of year again. E3 is coming and the rumour-pot is getting fat. In fact the heap of things-that-might-possibly-happen-at-E3-2012 has been growing like an underwater Gremlin farm pretty much since E3 2011 finished. Given that this year we have to consider new hardware coming from Nintendo, new hardware possibly coming from Microsoft and Sony, and all the games, reveals, surprises and disappointments that come with such a scenario, the rumour mill has been going into meltdown over the last 12 months or so.
So we thought it was about time we gathered the related rumours, news, speculation, and everything else in between into one place. A place that recounts the year gone by via all of the possible truths, half-truths and outright guesses that might shape this year's E3. And we're going to keep it updated with each and every rumour that appears between now and the show, so make sure to keep checking back to stay on top of what's shaping up to be one of the most intriguing E3s in years.
May 31, 2012
Final Fantasy Versus XIII promoted to full-fledged FFXV? And dropping Xbox 360 in favour of Wii U?
May 29th, 2012
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate confirmed for 3DS
May 23rd, 2012
E3 rumors: More supposed Wii U specs, price and release date 'leak'. Are pretty favourable if not totally made up
PlayStation All-Stars coming to Vita according to resume
May 22nd, 2012
E3 rumors: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 coming to Wii U, Xbox 360 and PS3. Picard and Begbie as yet unconfirmed
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance trailer coming before E3, says Kojima. And... 'Dark Raiden'?
May 21st, 2012
Castlevania: Mirror of Faith coming exclusively to 3DS says report
E3 rumors - Aliens: Colonial Marines a Wii U timed exclusive? New release date info is suspicious and intriguing
Solid Snake and Nathan Drake's voice actors working on PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale. Also... Kevin Butler?
May 19th, 2012
Revised Wii U controller image leaks to Twitter - actual analog sticks, other minor changes shown
GTA 5 release date speculation adds another release date to the already enormous pile of GTA 5 release dates
May 17th, 2012
E3 rumors: Nintendo's Acid Ghost is like Hitman, but with haunting instead of killing. And on a boat
May 16th, 2012
E3 rumors: Nintendo teaming up with Eminem to present new mature game. Called Acid Ghost. What, quite frankly, the hell?
May 10th, 2012
E3 rumors: Star Fox Wii U to detonate space-monkeys in HD, courtesy of Donkey Kong Country Returns dev
E3 rumors: Xbox 360 to get full web browsing with Kinect control
May 8th, 2012
E3 rumours: Dead Space 3 to appear at the show and a release within a year? Quite probably. Here's why
April 27th, 2012
Leaked Rayman Legends trailer reveals Wii U features
April 26th, 2012
Wii U release date won't be revealed at E3, retail games will be downloadable on Wii U and 3DS
April 17th, 2012
Nintendo confirms new Pikmin game will be shown at E3
April 16th, 2012
Nintendo/Miyamoto confirm new Mario game for E3 reveal
April 12th, 2012
Super Mario 4 domain nabbed by Nintendo
April 4th, 2012
Wii U will be in stores this November, claim retailers
April 2nd, 2012
Xbox 720 will be a powerhouse, require always-on internet connection [Rumor]
March 15th, 2012
Xbox 720 won't be announced at E3 or "anytime soon," says Microsoft
January 31st, 2012
Why the next generation Xbox and PlayStation ARE coming soon: A rumour free guide, using just the facts
January 30th, 2012
Microsoft/Sony: No new consoles in 2012
January 27th, 2012
More console launch panic from Nintendo. May kill Wii U brand for new console identity. And it really should
January 26th, 2012
Nintendo reaffirms Wii U's 2012 release; Street Fighter X Tekken producer teases hardware changes
Another new Xbox rumour! Now it runs Blu-ray, blocks used games. And here's why that's 50% bull
January 25th, 2012
Xbox 720 rumour of the day: New Xbox only 20% more powerful than Wii U. Going after Nintendo's old market?
Rumor: Wii U will be twice as powerful as Xbox 360
January 24th, 2012
Rumor: Next Xbox's chip codenamed Oban, in production since 2011
January 12th, 2012
Claims arise that Microsoft or Sony will quit consoles at E3. Here's why that's not impossible
January 6th, 2012
XBOX 720 AND PS4 to make an appearance at E3 2012? UK industry magazine says 'yes'
December 6th, 2011
Ubisoft hiring for Wii U MMORPG
November 9th, 2011
Report: Next Xbox codenamed 'Loop'
October 20th, 2011
Rumor: “Xbox Next” to be revealed at E3 2013 and released soon after
July 12th, 2011
Nintendo hasn't lied to you about the Wii U's future game library, but it has let you assume A LOT...
July 7th, 2011
Wii U improves on current gen, says Gearbox, but system isn't next generation
June 9th, 2011
E3: Miyamoto hints at third Pikmin for Wii U
E3 2011: Don't worry, extra Wii U controllers might not cost you a thing (because you might not be able to buy them)