Category: Misc

People Can Fly announce working on ‘two’ new original triple A titles

People Can Fly Developer behind such games: Painkiller, Bulletstorm, Gears of War Judgement and upcoming release, Outriders. Have announced that they are teaming up with Take-Two interactive and Square Enix to create two new original triple A games.

“In partnership with Take-Two Interactive we are also working on the recently announced new original AAA title led by PCF’s NY studio.
People Can Fly’s third game in the making is our new exciting project with Square Enix which details are yet to be revealed.”

Stay tuned for more details.

Source: People Can Fly

Super Nintendo World Japan officially opening Feb 4th, 2021

Universal at Japan have officially announced that Super Nintendo World will be officially open in Feb 4th, 2021.

Feast your eyes on a Mario Kart AR challenge roller-coaster trailer below.

See the pics more up close.

Source: Universal Japan

New LEGO Super Mario Sets Announced

Lego and Nintendo have released a new video showcasing new LEGO Super Mario sets coming out on the 26th of December!

Here’s the official press release:

The LEGO Group and Nintendo build out LEGO® Super Mario™ world for even more customized adventures

The two companies expand LEGO® Super Mario™ with exciting new sets including: Master Your Adventure Maker Set, which puts kids in charge of the interactive level play like never before, three new Expansion Sets, two new Power-Up Packs, and 10 new collectible Character Packs

BILLUND, November 17, 2020: The LEGO Group today announced a brand new range of sets and characters, opening up even more new adventures for the LEGO® Super Mario™ experience. Fans can expand on the LEGO Super Mario products launched earlier this year with a whole new range of sets and Collectible Characters – all designed to help them build a Super Mario world that’s unique to them and comes alive exactly how they want it to.

The other sets introduced today are the Chain Chomp Jungle Encounter Expansion Set, the Piranha Plant Puzzling Challenge Expansion Set, the Wiggler’s Poison Swamp Expansion Set, Penguin Mario Power-Up Pack and the Tanooki Mario Power-Up Pack.

The new sets and characters will give fans the chance to, among other things, have LEGO Mario slide on his belly as Penguin Mario or spin round as Tanooki Mario. The sets will also introduce much-loved enemies including the Piranha-Plants, Larry, a Goomba, Wiggler, and Koopa Paratroopa, to the play, all of who can be defeated or played with for coin rewards.

LEGO Super Mario jumped into existence earlier this year through a unique partnership between the LEGO Group and Nintendo. The adventures were kick-started with an entry-point set: LEGO Super Mario Starter Course, which includes an interactive LEGO Mario figure that collects coins in interactive level play created with LEGO bricks. Each Expansion Set and Collectible Character is designed to be used with the entry point set, featuring seven action bricks for different interactions with the LEGO Mario figure, which has LCD screens in its eyes, mouth and belly to display instant reactions to movement, color and action bricks. Building on the existing biomes of water (blue), fire (red), sand (yellow) and grass (green), this second wave of products introduces Soda Jungle, a whole new biome characterised by its purple color, which represents poison, that enables children to experience different reactions from LEGO Mario and new ways of playing.

All sets and characters are compatible, allowing fans to combine sets and characters announced today with the Starter Course and all other LEGO Super Mario products revealed in June this year. All sets come with their own series of distinctive challenges and characters, and have also been designed to work alongside the free LEGO Super Mario app, so fans can make the most of the experience when playing solo, or when challenging friends or family members. The app hosts 3D Building Instructions for the sets, keeps track of scores and provides inspiration for builds and ways of playing to encourage continuous rebuilding and extended playtime.

“It wouldn’t be Super Mario if we weren’t constantly creating new worlds and adventures for everyone’s favourite Plumber,” said Simon Kent, Design Director and Creative Lead for LEGO Super Mario, the LEGO Group. “The LEGO Super Mario sets we released earlier this year have been extremely well-received by fans and we’re really excited to build on those with even more characters and experiences today. We really want to empower users to be as creative as possible with LEGO Super Mario – and today’s expansion sets and new collectible characters have been launched to broaden the horizons of the LEGO Super Mario universe, letting players be as imaginative as possible in the way they have Mario interact with his friends – as well as defeating his enemies.”

Source: The Brother Brick

“No Threat” Found at Ubisoft Montreal

The offices of Ubisoft Montreal became the center of attention on Friday afternoon as a suggested hostage situation was in progress. However, Montreal police found no threat at the building.

Canadian news program TVA Nouvelles, citing unidentified sources, reported that an investigation had determined that the 911 call that precipitated the police response was a “hoax”.

Citing the Montreal police, Le Journal de Montréal reported that the call was made from inside the building, which houses businesses such as a daycare center in addition to Ubisoft Montreal’s offices. A correspondent for TVA Nouvelles reported that the call was made at approximately 1 p.m., and that the caller threatened to blow up the building if they were not paid a ransom of more than $2 million.

Ubisoft Montreal is, among other things, the lead developer on Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, which launched this week.

Source: Polygon

Monster Hunter Rise Merchandise Revealed

Capcom has revealed upcoming merchandise for Monster Hunter Rise and it includes 2 types of carry cases, acryl charms and plushies. All of these will be available on the 26th of March 2021, when Monster Hunter Rise releases.

The “Supply Box” carrying case has enough room to store the entire Nintendo Switch console, along with charging Dock and controller. It will cost ¥4200, around £30 / €34 / $40.

A smaller carrying case will also be available for the Nintendo Switch lite. This one will cost ¥2800, or about £20 / €23 / $27.

The available charms will cost ¥650 (about £5 / €5 / or $6) individually and ¥9,100 (about £66 / €74 / $87) for the set of fourteen. Consumers will be able to carry charms of their favorite weapons from Monster Hunter Rise with these stylish acrylic charms.

Finally, three new plushies of the Palamute, Palico and Magnamalo. These will cost ¥2500 (about £18 / €20 / $24).

Source: Siliconera, Gamer

Sega Asks Employees To “Voluntarily Retire”

Sega Sammy (the company formed after the merger of Sega and Sammy in 2004) has asked 650 employees to “voluntarily retire”, along with slashing the salaries of top executives.

Part of a structural reform, the company is adapting to COVID-19 and are looking for cost-reduction on fixed expenses.

Furthermore, the company’s Representative Director’s monthly salary will be cut by 30%, with the Senior Executive Vice President and Senior Vice President also getting 20% and 10% monthly cuts respectively. These changes will be in effect from November 2020 to March 2021.

Sega Sammy expects a 10 billion yen loss in the fiscal year ending March 2021.

Source: Nintendo Life

Octopath Traveler: The Complete Guide Available to Pre-order

Dark Horse will be releasing the English localisation of Octopath Traveler: The Complete Guide! This 224 pages thick book will includes insight and explanation of the main narrative as well as boss strategies for each of the game’s eight protagonists.

Furthermore, according to Amazon the book will feature detailed environment maps, subquest information, and beautiful illustrations that fully realize Octopath Traveler’s HD-2D graphics with exclusive explanations and commentary from the development team.

You can pre-order your copy here: Release is set for the 3rd of December 2020.

Source: Nintendo Everything

Mario Breaking Music Charts

Never expected to be writing this, but here goes.

According to chart data, which keeps track of music charts, the Coconut Mall theme music from “Mario Kart Wii” has entered the US Spotify Viral 50 chart at #15.

If you’re unfamiliar with the track, then look no further:

Source: Twitter