Joining the growing list of Fortnite crossovers is Fortnite X Jumpman for Creative: a new set of cosmetics and a Limited Time Mode (LTM) centering around Nike Air Jordans.
Announced by Epic Games, Fortnite X Jumpman is available now and features the Downtown Drop LTM by Jordan featuring creative artists NotNellaf & Tollmolia. In this, players launch off jumps, grind down the city streets and collect coins to win in a decidedly more skateboard-centric than basketball-centric mode. Players can complete free challenges and unlock the Back Board Back Bling (skate boards that are affixed to your character’s back) and its nine style variants.
Mario Kart's upcoming mobile game, Mario Kart Tour, has released its beta test on Android in Japan for select players. Some of the content has since been uploaded by testers in a thread on ResetERA, as reported by Eurogamer.
Those testing the mobile Mario Kart are reporting its similarities to the previous console games, but in a more simple, straightforward fashion – such as your racer drives automatically, and the player steers by dragging left and right on the screen.
Kart racers are a bit of an enigma. They’re easily the most suitable racing games to play amongst friends, but they’re also capable of rapidly ruining relationships. They seem so lean and simple compared to the colossal car-PGs that dominate the realistic end of the racing spectrum, and yet for every bona fide classic – or even every cute, half-decent distraction – there’s a fistful of fetid, phoned-in flops based on the cheapest licenses money can buy. It’s obviously not as easy to put together a good kart racer as it looks.
We’ve been speeding, sliding, and slinging weapons through kart racers on just about every bit of hardware conceived throughout the last quarter of a century. They’ve become a lot rarer these days, although this week sees the release of Sega’s Team Sonic Racing – and Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled will be unleashed next month. Can either of this pair stand the test of time and make the cut next time around?