Nintendo Announces Three New Games Coming To Nintendo Switch Online In April

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Nintendo Announces Three New Games Coming To Nintendo Switch Online In April

Starting April 10, the catalog of NES games available as part of Nintendo Switch Online will reach 38. Three new games are joining the service that day: Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream, and Star Soldier.

The new entries are solid inclusions, especially for anyone who has never played the tough-as-nails Lost Levels, or ground their teeth into stumps trying to beat Mike Tyson. . . sorry! I mean Mr. Dream. Beyond Nintendo's heavy hitters is Star Soldier, a vertical-scrolling shooter akin to Twin Bee or 1942.

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Keep Your Head Up! You Can Now Pre-Order This Awesome Statue Of Overwatch's Lucio

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Keep Your Head Up! You Can Now Pre-Order This Awesome Statue Of Overwatch's Lucio

Lucio is the latest Overwatch hero to get his own nifty statue, and it's now available for pre-order.

Lucio joins characters such as D.Va, Tracer, and Genji to get a special figure. The statue measures 10.04"/25.5 cm, with the base 8.86"/22.5 cm in diameter. It features the popular DJ's iconic green, yellow, and blue outfit along with his sonic amplifier weapon. Just like previous statues, Lucio comes hand painted.

You can break down the specifics at Blizzard's website, where it's available for pre-order. The collectible costs $175.00. 

Blockchain Games MLB Champions And Crypto Space Commander Are Coming To Consoles

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Blockchain Games MLB Champions And Crypto Space Commander Are Coming To Consoles

Lucid Sight, a company known for blockchain-based gaming, announced some big news today. The company is investing millions into improving functionality and bringing games to traditional gaming platforms, such as consoles, PC, and mobile. Currently, $11 million has been raised to make these goals a reality. 

The money raised will also go toward launching a developer toolset called Scarcity Engine later this year, which Lucid Sight hopes will bridge the gap between blockchain and traditional gaming platforms.  The engine currently powers MLB Champions and Crypto Space Commander, which are Lucid Sight's flagship franchises. 

“This capital will allow us to bring games such as MLB Champions and CSC to the masses while maintaining the benefits of digital scarcity provided by blockchain technology,” said Randy Saaf, CEO and Co-founder at Lucid Sight in a press release.  “We have found that game players enjoy digital ownership in our games, but users want to be able to game where they traditionally game: mobile, PC, and console.”

Explosive Bow And Arrows Are Fortnite's Next Crazy Weapon

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Explosive Bow And Arrows Are Fortnite's Next Crazy Weapon

Fortnite's seen every weapon under the sun, from stink bombs to the Infinity Blade. And yet today is first time players can go old-school with the addition of the bow and arrow.

Available via the v8.20 patch, players can wield the Boom Bow in Fortnite's battle royale mode. The bow uses shotgun ammo, which explodes on contact.

There's a new limited-time mode, too; in Sniper Shootout, only sniper rifles spawn on the map. Watch your head!

The Mortal Kombat 11 Digital Issue Is Now Live

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The Mortal Kombat 11 Digital Issue Is Now Live

Ever since its reveal at The Game Awards last year, Mortal Kombat 11 has been one of the most anticipated games of 2019. If you're a digital subscriber to Game Informer, you can now learn new details about the latest brutal fighting game from NetherRealm Studios. Following today's cover reveal, our digital issue is now live on web browsers and will be coming to iPad/iPhone later in the day. You can download the apps to view the issue by following this link. All of these digital options are included in a standard subscription.

The issue launches later this week on our third-party subscription apps including Google PlayKindle, and Nook.

Not a digital subscriber yet? Convert your existing print subscription here or start a new subscription here.

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice Has A Switch Release Date

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Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice Has A Switch Release Date

During February's Nintendo Direct, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice was announced as an upcoming Switch title. The psychological thriller earned praise for its cutting-edge graphics and resonating narrative. At the time of Nintendo's announcement, details surrounding an eventual release date were scarce. Today, however, Ninja Theory tweeted their excitement for the game's April 11 launch. Now, players can overcome the titular heroine's dark past on the go.

#Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice is coming to #NintendoSwitch next week on April 11! pic.twitter.com/hYjonlgasK

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice isn't the only third party game receiving a Switch port. Dead by Daylight will also be joining Nintendo's repertoire, but a release date has not yet been confirmed. 

Red Dead Online Adds Explosive New Showdown Mode

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Red Dead Online Adds Explosive New Showdown Mode

Up In Smoke is the latest addition to Red Dead Online's growing list of PvP modes – and it's available in the game starting today.

All players start out with an explosive package and must deliver it to the enemy team's base. Successfully delivering an explosive detonates a piece of their camp. The winning team is the side that can destroy the other team's base first.

This week's featured bonus in the online beta is a 30 percent XP boost on all ability cards. Rockstar Games says that ability cards such as To Fight Another Day, Strange Medicine, and Slippery Bastard will come in handy in Up in Smoke.

Marvel Teases The Final Battle In New Avengers: Endgame Trailer

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Marvel Teases The Final Battle In New Avengers: Endgame Trailer

With each new day, we are one step closer to the launch of Avengers: Endgame on April 25. Marvel released a new teaser trailer today that shows a glimpse of Iron Man back in action squaring up against some large purple menace that I'm being told is named. . . Thanos?

The battle is shown briefly, and it looks appropriately intense. With over a decade of films, this finale has fans eagerly awaiting any new information. And there should be plenty to uncover as apparently the film is over three hours long. While you continue twiddling your thumbs waiting to see the movie, read some of our theories for the movie or suggest your own.

NetherRealm Is Open To Adding More Custom Moves To Mortal Kombat 11 As DLC

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NetherRealm Is Open To Adding More Custom Moves To Mortal Kombat 11 As DLC

Mortal Kombat 11’s enormous array of skins, gear, and moves should give you several ways to customize your favorite character to your liking, but NetherRealm already has plans to add even more skins and gear to the game post-launch as DLC. Custom moves are a different story, but the developer isn’t ruling them out.

Adding more moves to Mortal Kombat 11 post-launch would prove more difficult than adding a skin or piece of gear. It would require NetherRealm to motion-capture and properly animate each move to make sure it fits in with the rest that character’s moveset. Of course, NetherRealm also has to consider the balance implications each move would have. “You drop in a new special or something like that, then it's like 'well, that special has to work with all specials, not just of that character, it has to work now against all the other characters' stuff,” says lead designer John Edwards. “So it does present unique challenges."