Or that year when that one chick assured us that "Nintendo is totally gonna release Mother 3 this year".
I referenced Dread because it was an actual verifiably real thing from a real leak that was dropped out of the E3 showing days before.
Or that other Metroid/Starfox crossover rumor from years past. This racing shit wasn't Starfox Metroid, but it was Starfox Retro.
That Samus artwork was from NLG's Metroid pitch, which was very much a real pitch, but not one that was ever picked up by Nintendo. They went on to develop Luigi's Mansion 2 instead.
I don't think the Metroid/StarFox rumor had any serious backing, like Retro's Star Fox did and has.
It's not like Retro's StarFox is even slightly less likely to be true than it was pre-E3, based on it being a no show, as it was never actually slated for E3 in the reports. It's just what Retro was reported to be working on, and since we still haven't seen a reveal, the word is still out (but I'm still as convinced it's true as I was before). People, myself included, only believed that Retro's game would be there, since it's been an obscene amount of time since they wrapped Tropical Freeze, so surely their next game had to be there. welp