Mortal Kombat in animated form is making a return as The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Warner Bros has been busy creating Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge. Joel McHale will voice Johnny Cage and Jennifer Carpenter will do the voice acting for Sonya Blade. The director for the animation will be Ethan Spaulding and the script is being delivered by Jeremy Adams. Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge should arrive during the first half of the year.
From now until February 16th, players will be able to experience the Rustland Grand Prix in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled. The new Grand Prix also comes with brand new content for the game that will be added for free. Megamix Mania, a new track, is now available. There will also be 3 new karts, the arrival of the new Golden Wumpa Hunt mode, and even a new character called Megamix. You can see some footage of the new content for yourself in an official tweet we’ve included down below. Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is available on multiple platforms right now, including the Nintendo Switch.
Neonwall, which started life as a Virtual Reality title, now has Nintendo Labo support as part of a free update on the Nintendo Switch. Neonwall is one of the very few third party games which has been given Labo VR support from Nintendo. You can pick up the game cheap at the moment as it is part of the eShop sale, so now could be the perfect time to check it out with your goggles.
A number of big Japanese gaming magazines are teasing Animal Crossing: New Horizons information in their next editions, so it seems a blow out is coming for the highly anticipated title. The latest magazine which promises plenty of information is CoroCoro Comic which promise a special scoop on the next Animal Crossing game. It’s due out 15th February, so we shall round up the information once we have it.
I’ve never really been an ASMR person. The sound of another person’s voice isn’t necessarily relaxing for me. But a very cute Pokémon chewing cookies? Yes, that’ll do.
The latest edition of Japanese publication V Jump has revealed that Goku (Ultra Instinct) will join Dragon Ball FighterZ. He will be included as part of the fighter pass paid DLC. More details about Goku (Ultra Instinct) will be unveiled during the Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour Finals 2019 – 2020. That event kicks off on 8th February over in in Paris, France. Dragon Ball FighterZ Is available right now on the Nintendo Switch eShop.
The video games industry is changing and one of the best changes is Microsoft bringing some of its titles to the Nintendo Switch system. Games like Cuphead and Ori and the Blind Forest have been warmly welcomed by Switch owners and it seems Xbox Games Studios is more than content with this approach. Eurogamer’s Tom Phillips has stated that the team is eager to explore the Switch and see what they can bring to it.
The first NPD monthly report of the year also comes with an annual report. This year is a new decade, however, so some sales chart data has been shared for this as well. The entire decade was nothing but success for the Call of Duty franchise. What may surprise you is that there are a couple of Nintendo games that sold very well in the 2010s. One of them is The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which charted at #19 despite releasing late in the decade, in 2017. The other was Mario Kart 8, which originally released on the Wii U, then saw massive success on the Switch.
The software portion of this month’s big NPD report is bigger than usual this month. For now, this is the sales charts for the time period of December 2019. You may notice that there are not as many chart categories as there normally is every monh. This is because those are part of the NPD’s annual report, and that coincides with this month’s report. As for the chart data, NPD analyst Mat Piscatella said that “half of December’s top 20 best-selling games were published by Nintendo. Luigi’s Mansion 3 finished as December’s fifth best-selling title overall, while ending 2019 as the fourth best-selling title of the year on Nintendo Switch“. Here’s the chart data:
The first monthly NPD report is out for 2020, and this is an extra special one. The first NPD report of the year not only looks back at December from the previous year, but also gives us insight on the year as a whole. What makes this report extra special, however, is that this will even look back at the previous decade. According to NPD analyst Mat Piscatella, the Playstation 4 was the decade’s best-selling gaming hardware. As for the previous month and year, Piscatella says that the “Nintendo Switch was the best-selling hardware platform of both December and 2019″. Piscatella also explained that “hardware spending in December 2019 declined 17% when compared to a year ago, to $973,000,000. Annual hardware spending fell 22%, to $3,900,000,000. Nintendo Switch gains could not offset declines across other platforms”.