We haven’t seen much actual gameplay of Ubisoft’s surprise toys-to-life game, Starlink: Battle for Atlas. Today they released a lengthy gameplay demo that shows a solid chunk of gameplay, including…
Nintendo has announced a new Fortnite-themed Nintendo Switch bundle. Fortnite Battle Royale is free-to-play, so the bundle includes in-game currency and some unique cosmetic items and equipment. The Fortnite Switch Bundle retails for the standard Switch price of $299. It will be available on October 3.
The bundle includes 1,000 V-Bucks (about $10 of in-game currency) and the Double Helix Set. The Double Helix Set consists of a unique character outfit, back bling, glider, and pickaxe, as shown on the box. The V-Bucks are enough to purchase one season’s Battle Pass, which cost 950 V-Bucks.
If you’re playing Fortnite regularly, you want the Battle Pass to be able to unlock new items and rewards as you play. Fortnite Battle Royale is currently in the middle of season five.
Fortnite is currently enjoying the status of being one of the most popular and well-known games on the planet. The Battle Royale mode is free-to-play, and pits 100 players in a free-for-all match for the last person standing.
Players drop onto an island and must scavenge for supplies and weapons while staying alive against an ever-shrinking zone of play. Its art style, intuitive gameplay, and the fact that it’s free has proven particularly popular with kids, teens, and young people. It also makes for an entertaining spectator sport. It’s rated T for Teen. Read our Parental Guide to Fortnite for more information.
Fortnite is primarily supported through seasonal Battle Passes. Players can purchase these to unlock a series of progressive rewards while playing. Each Battle Pass costs about $10, and seasons generally last a few months.
Fortnite launched on Switch earlier this summer. The Fortnite Switch Bundle will arrive on October 3.
Ghost Corp (a Ghostbusters-specific subsidary of Sony Pictures) and mobile publisher FourThirtyThree unveiled a lengthy new gameplay trailer for upcoming mobile AR game Ghostbusters World. It’s narrated by Kinda Funny…
If you’re into video games and want to support gaming charities, you might want to play some games this weekend. One Gamer Fund is organizing an event to raise money for a host of charities, including AbleGamers, Child’s Play, Games for Change, Global Game Jam, IGDA Foundation, Stack-Up, and Take This. Read More
Board game and toy company Ravensburger have unveiled a unique, commemorative puzzle celebrating Mickey Mouse’s 90th anniversary. The one-of-a-kind puzzle is called Mickey Through the Years, and features nine decades of hand-drawn images and photos over 40,320 puzzle pieces.
The puzzle box weighs over 50 pounds and retails for $600. Once fully assembled, it’s over 22 feet long and 6 feet high, making it the largest Mickey puzzle in the world. As evidenced by its size and cost, this puzzle is not for the faint of heart. It’s estimated to take approximately 600 hours to fully assemble.
It ties the largest non-Mickey puzzle in the world, which also happens to be a Disney-themed puzzle designed by Ravensburger.
“Over 40,000 puzzle pieces celebrate Disney’s most iconic character in Mickey Through the Years,” said Thomas Kaeppeler, President of Ravensburger North America. ͞”We worked with Disney’s designers and artists to create a challenging puzzle and one that is equal parts art to keep the most persistent puzzlers going as they complete each image of cherished scrapbook memorabilia throughout Mickey’s amazing 90-year history.”
The puzzle is made up of 10 different quadrants of 4,032 pieces each. Each quadrant depicts a different decade in Mickey’s history, beginning with his first appearance in Steamboat Willie in 1928. Examples include The Mickey Mouse Club in the 1950s, and Mickey’s Christmas Carol in the 1980s. The final quadrant is a unique sketch that celebrates Mickey’s 90th anniversary, along with friends Minnie Mouse, Pluto, Goofy, Donald, and Daisy.
The official celebration of Mickey’s 90th anniversary takes place November 18. The Mickey Through the Years puzzle is available to purchase via Amazon, Disney, Ravensburger, and select hobby stores today. It has a suggested age of 14+.
With the huge success of the NES Classic and SNES Classic Editions, it should be no surprise that Sony is following suit. Today they announced the PlayStation Classic, a miniature…