According to various development sources in the US and Europe, there are development models of Nintendo's intriguing DS twin screen console doing the rounds complete with a two level of the unilaterally acclaimed Mario 64.
Although this news is as smoky as it is mirrored, it does point towards the expected Nintendo 64 software release explosion, widely predicted to grace the DS upon its release towards the end of this year.
Another interesting point to note is that Nintendo does love to launch its hardware with a Mario game available from day one. Given the fact that, under the bonnet, the NDS is a very similar beast to the Nintendo 64, a ported remake of Mario 64 now seems closer to reality than ever before - great news for gaming and, when coupled with the looming Mario 128, great news for Nintendo and its fans.
No Nintendo official was available for comment - or 'no comment', as would surely have been the case - at time of press.
Expect the full unveiling to be something of a carnival when it takes place in Los Angeles this May.