Mario Kart Tour Delayed, Nintendo Confirms

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Mario Kart Tour Delayed, Nintendo Confirms

Mario Kart Tour, the smartphone debut of Nintendo's hit racing series, has been delayed. In an earnings report, the publisher confirmed the mobile game would not hit its intended release window of the financial year 2018/19, which ends in March.

Instead, the company now says Mario Kart Tour will launch in the summer of 2019. Explaining the delay, Nintendo said it wanted to "improve [the] quality of the application and expand the content offerings after launch," and hence needed more development time.

Mario Kart Tour was announced last year, though few details are known at present. All that's been revealed is the logo you can see above.

Top 10 Best-Selling Nintendo Switch-Exclusive Games Revealed

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Nintendo has revealed its 10 best-selling Switch exclusives, and there are some eye-watering sales figures involved. As part of its latest earnings report, the company confirmed its best-selling Switch game is Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which has been bought by just over 15m people around the world as of December 31.

Below that, Super Mario Odyssey sold an impressive 13.76 million copies, while Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is already in third place after just seven weeks on sale with 12 million copies shifted. It should be noted Nintendo only disclosed the figures for games it published, meaning big third-party games such as Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle and FIFA 19 are excluded from this list.

Switch launch title The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild lies at No.5 in the list, while Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu / Eevee combined are already at No.6, despite launching only a couple of months ago.

Nintendo's Top 10 Best-Selling Switch Games Revealed

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Nintendo has revealed its 10 best-selling Switch exclusives, and there are some eye-watering sales figures involved. As part of its latest earnings report, the company confirmed its best-selling Switch game is Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which has been bought by just over 15 million people around the world as of December 31.

Below that, Super Mario Odyssey sold an impressive 13.76 million copies, while Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is already in third place with 12m copies shifted, despite having been available for less than a month at the time these data were recorded. It should be noted Nintendo only disclosed the figures for games it published, meaning big third-party games such as Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle and FIFA 19 are excluded from this list.

Switch launch title The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild lies at No.5 in the list, while Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu / Eevee combined are already at No.6, despite launching only a couple of months ago.

Fortnite Location Guide: Sundial, Metal Dog Head, Oversized Coffee

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Fortnite Location Guide: Sundial, Metal Dog Head, Oversized Coffee

Challenges for Season 7, Week 9 of Fortnite are now live and, for one of them, you'll have to embark on a dancing pilgrimage around the island. Specifically, the challenge requires you to locate three key landmarks, hop on top of them and then do a little dance to earn the precious Battle Stars. Those with a good knowledge of the map will probably be able to get this done real quick, but if you need a guiding hand, we're here to offer one. Below you'll find a breakdown of the challenge, as well as exactly where you should go to complete it.

So, the three landmarks you need to find are a sundial, an oversized cup of coffee, and a giant metal dog head. All there are spread out across the map, so it may be easier to find one, drop out of the game, and then fly out of the Battle Bus to the next and so on. The sundial can be found in the bottom right of the island in the desert area. Head to grid reference G9 and look for a hill north of the gas station. You'll see a bunch of cars stacked in a very strange way--that's your sundial.

Sea of Thieves Cross-Play Will Be Optional Between Xbox One And PC

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As Rare's high-seas adventuring game Sea of Thieves approaches the first anniversary of its release, the studio has addressed some player feedback. In the hopes of balancing and providing consistently enjoyable content for players in its open-world sandbox, the developer took to YouTube to announce that, in a future update, Xbox One and PC cross-play will be optional.

In an official developer update, Sea of Thieves' executive producer, Joe Neate, talked at length about the developer's plans for changing the way cross-play works between the platforms. While Neate acknowledged that cross-play has brought many benefits to Sea of Thieves, he admitted that, with the game's new PvP mode, Arena, on the way, he wants everyone to feel that "they have a level playing field."

In this forthcoming Sea of Thieves update, console players using a controller will have the option to only matchmake with other controller users on console, effectively splitting the player base as such: a controller-only pool and the cross-play pool. The cross-play pool is just as it sounds: any user who wants to play with anyone, regardless of controller input, will be able to do so. According to Neate, players will be able to toggle the option on and off at will. The option, as Neate confirmed, will be available whether players enter free-play or the game's upcoming Arena mode.

Stephen King's The Stand Becomes CBS All Access Series

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Acclaimed writer Stephen King's no stranger to his work getting adapted to the big screen. From It to The Dark Tower, King's work has made the jump from words to visuals since the 70s. Now as detailed by the Hollywood Reporter, another novel from King's expansive bibliography is set to hit the big screen.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, CBS All Access has ordered a 10-episode, straight-to-series adaptation of King's best-selling post-apocalyptic epic, The Stand. The drama will see a script penned by Josh Boone (All We Had, The Fault in Our Stars), who was initially scheduled to write a feature film based on the 1978 epic. Ben Cavell (Justified, SEAL Team) is reportedly writing The Stand's script alongside Boone.

Zero Escape Director Reveals Virtual Pop Idol From Upcoming Game

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You may recognize Kotaro Uchikoshi from his work directing the Zero Escape games (999, Virtue's Last Reward, and Zero Time Dilemma), and you might be familiar with Spike Chunsoft's murder mystery series Danganronpa. But it appears they're making a somewhat unexpected move related to their next game. They're promoting their own virtual pop idol and influencer. What a time to be alive.

Iris Sagan, also referred to by her stage names A-set or Tesa, is said to be an important character in Uchikoshi's and Spike Chunsoft's upcoming game AI: The Somnium Files. It's worth noting that her design comes from artist Yusuke Kozaki, who is best known for his character designs in Fire Emblem Awakening (including Fates and Heroes) and the No More Heroes series.

Apparently Iris a big-time streamer, internet pop star, and 18 year-old high school student all at the same time. And it seems that she has an active Twitter account alongside a video in which Uchikoshi-san himself comically introduces A-set, followed by a sort of music video that features her dancing and singing to an original song (feel free to see for yourself below).

Kingdom Hearts 3 Lucky Emblems Guide: How To Unlock The Secret Ending

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Kingdom Hearts 3 Lucky Emblems Guide: How To Unlock The Secret Ending

In Kingdom Hearts III, you learn early on in your adventure about Lucky Emblems, which are Mickey Mouse symbols that you’re encouraged to photograph with your Gummiphone. The reward for photographing Lucky Emblems isn’t made entirely clear at first, but know that doing so will net you the secret ending. If that entices you, then we encourage you to always be on the lookout. Sora, Donald, and Goofy often note when a Lucky Emblem is nearby, so take the time to investigate. They’re usually hidden behind objects, on walls, or somewhere up above.

Depending on the difficulty level you've chosen, the number of Lucky Emblems you need to get the secret ending will vary. If you're playing on easy, you need to get them all, but any difficulty level above that requires less. We've yet to collect the full data on how much you need for each difficulty level, but just know that you should start making a habit of snapping shots of these cleverly hidden symbols.

Dead Or Alive 6 Will Have A Free-To-Play Version Post-Launch

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Dead or Alive 6 director Yohei Shimbori has announced that the upcoming fighting game will have a free-to-play version that only includes the "core fighters." This additional version of the game was previously hinted at after a posting for "Dead or Alive 6 Core Fighters" appeared on the Microsoft Store, before quickly being taken down.

"First of all, about the listing on the Microsoft Store, that was a mistake from the development team," Shimbori said in an interview with Siliconera. "We do have plans to make a free-to-play version, but we haven’t announced when it will be available. We can promise it will be out post-launch of the full game. We can’t talk about it yet since we don't have concrete details about what will be included yet. But, it will be similar to what we had with Dead or Alive 5: Core Fighters."

Dead or Alive 5: Core Fighters is a free version of the fifth DoA mainline game. It only gives you four playable fighters, with the option to unlock a few costumes. It was followed by two other versions of Dead or Alive 5, a complete collection of the main game and all DLC called Ultimate and a HD remaster called Last Round.