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Rumor: Major unannounced Capcom, NetherRealm and Bandai Namco fighting games reportedly data-mined from Nvidia's servers

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • September 14, 2021 at 7:35 a.m. PDT • Comments: 39

Update: Wccftech has reached out to Nvidia about the list of unannounced games that has been data-mined and has received a response. You can find Nvidia's official statement after the jump.

Earlier: A programmer going by the name of Ighor July reportedly discovered a way to data-mine Nvidia's GeForce Now database, which housed dozens of entries for unannounced or unreleased video games. Potential spoilers for future reveals ahead.

Among those uncovered are listings for major unannounced fighting games from the likes of Capcom, NetherRealm Studios and Bandai Namco.

On the Capcom side of the data-mine, Street Fighter 6 actually appears alongside other rumored games from the studio like Dragon's Dogma 2.

Injustice 3 is also listed for Warner Bros. and NetherRealm.

What's extra interesting about that entry though is it also includes the subtitle 'Gods Will Fall,' which seemingly matches up with with the first game in the series 'Gods Among Us.'

The final in the unannounced trio of fighters is actually Tekken 8 from Bandai Namco.

While these database entries are apparently publicly viewable with a little digging, they are certainly not direct confirmation of a game's existence.

With how many different games and programs are included, like the Dolphin emulator for the Nintendo GameCube and Wii, the listings could have been made for testing or placeholder purposes for Nvidia's streaming service.

Everything found in the long list of names should be taken with the healthiest grain of salt imaginable, but this is also not the first time we've heard about Street Fighter 6 being in the works.

One alleged leaker said last year that the next flagship fighting game for Capcom was originally planned for a 2021 release before getting pushed back due to poor reception from testers and development issues.

Longtime Street Fighter Producer Yoshinori Ono announced he was leaving the company shortly thereafter, which could lend some credence to the rumors that things weren't proceeding smoothly behind the scenes.

Capcom was hit by a terrible hack in 2020 too, which leaked out a number of games the developer reportedly has in the works, including Street Fighter 6.

NetherRealm Studios has found itself subject to a bunch of rumors and speculation in recent times after they abruptly announced Mortal Kombat 11 would no longer be receiving any development support.

There were reports that Warner Bros. was looking to sell off the makers of Mortal Kombat, but that was ultimately denied by the company.

The newest rumors said NRS was focusing on a new Mortal Kombat over Injustice due to the uncertainty of their future ownership, but if these database entries are to believed, that would make those false as well.

Bandai Namco haven't really given any indication as to what their next fighting game is going to be, or even if they're done with Tekken 7 after Season 4, but Tekken 8 would certainly be the no-brainer pick to develop on their end.

Interestingly, Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers is also included in the list of titles, which released as a Nintendo Switch exclusive back in 2017, so that updated re-release of the storied fighting game may make an appearance on other systems at some point in the future too.

Outside of fighting games, console exclusive titles like God of War, Demon's Souls and Ratchet and Clank are included in the data-mine, which means they might be finding a new home on PC eventually.

Ultimately, however, this all remains a rumor based on data from a third party not inherently tied to the developers themselves, so we'll have to sit back and wait to see just how much of this all comes to fruition over the next year or two.

Nvidia's statement

NVIDIA is aware of an unauthorized published game list, with both released and/or speculative titles, used only for internal tracking and testing. Inclusion on the list is neither confirmation nor an announcement of any game.

NVIDIA took immediate action to remove access to the list. No confidential game builds or personal information were exposed.

Sent in by: Ramusu20.

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