Johnathan Ross won’t be hosting Nintendo’s 3DS mega event in Amsterdam until January 19th, but he’s already run afoul of Nintendo super-fans.
We already knew the press event/preview would be an extravaganza of explosive 3DS unveiling-ness, but one fan took it upon himself to express his excitement to “Wossy” personally over Twitter:
It’s absolutely fine, I don’t expect you to spill anything, it’s nice to have a surprise. I have my fingers crossed for Metroid..
To this, Ross replied:
I think you’re going to be pleased then…
Of course, since Nintendo fans are accustomed to being led around like starving dogs by their secretive Nintendo overlords, ready to bite at even the slightest hint of food (read: news), bloggers, forum rabble, and the like, immediately jumped on this “Tweet” as legitimate rumour material.
J-Ross was later prompted to clarify his earlier statement, with someone asking if he was replying to the general idea of surprises, or Metroid in particular. Ross explained:
yes. Why? Did he think I meant new Meteoid?
Meteoid being, of course, the Metroid–Meteos crossover game Ross just confirmed. And thus, the Metroid 3DS rumour was born, lived to maturity, and died, all in a matter of two days.