Drifting around the internet for the past few days, two new rumors have sparked the attention of Nintendo fans. The first seems perfectly plausible but the second comes with a bit of speculation.

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The first, for any Metroid fan, is very exciting news; it is being rumored that the next Metroid game is already in development for the Wii U. Apparently Epic Studios, known for games such as Gears of War, has teamed up with Nintendo to bring us the newest installment of the Metroid series; furthermore, it will run on their Unreal Engine 3.Will we see Samus embark on her newest journey by the end of the year? Perhaps, but until then E3 will surely reveal the details on not only this rumor but also the next.

Floating around the internet for the past week or so, a rumor pertaining to the operating system of the Wii U’s tablet controller has surfaced. It has been mentioned that a version of Android’s operating system has been integrated for the Wii U. Sounding far fetched, we may need to take this idea with a grain of salt; however, Nintendo is known for its surprises and this would be quite the surprise.

Do you take these to be true or are they just rumors? Whichever side of the fence you are on, the hype for E3 is definitely building.

Source: VG24/7 (via Nintendo-Town)