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Ross Twitter Comment Prompts Metroid 3DS Rumours

A slip-up from Jonathan Ross on Twitter has led to rumours that a Metroid game will be launched on Nintendo’s 3DS.

IGN reports (opens in new tab) that during a discussion on Twitter, in reply to a comment by darrenkerwin (opens in new tab) saying: "I don't expect you to spill anything, it's nice to have a surprise” "I have my fingers crossed for Metroid..", the TV and radio presenter said (opens in new tab) "I think you're going to be pleased then..."

The leaked game is thought by many to be a rebirth of the abandoned DS title Metroid Dread.

According to IGN, Nintendo is to outline the launch details of the 3D handheld console on Wednesday 19 January through joint events in Europe and America. Ross is due to host the European event, which is to be held in Amsterdam.

This is the second time Ross has accidentally revealed an upcoming launch, after outing Fable III before it had been announced in 2009.

The presenter has since debunked the rumours, according to 3DS Buzz (opens in new tab).

The 3DS, which is due to be released on 18 March, has recently been spotted for pre-order on several retailer websites. The console is to have a recommended retail price of £300.