Mario Kart Tour Delayed Until Summer 2019

Announced exactly one year ago today, Nintendo’s upcoming mobile iteration of its best selling kart racer, Mario Kart Tour, has been delayed to this upcoming summer.

The announcement comes from the release of Nintendo’s latest fiscal quarterly highlights, which shine a light on many aspects of the Japanese gaming giant’s business aspects. The decision to push the game from its initial from early 2019 release date was made ‘in order to improve the quality of the application and expand the content of the service after delivery’.

Originally announced to release during Nintendo’s past fiscal year (April 2018-March 2019), Mario Kart Tour plans to bring Nintendo’s iconic cast of characters from the Mario franchise to your smartphone device in all of their wacky and fast-paced kart racing glory. As of now, Mario Kart Tour is planning to release on iOS, Android, and the Google Play Store.

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Alien: Blackout Announced, Survival-Horror Game Coming to Mobile

D3 Go!, developer behind Marvel Puzzle Quest and Magic the Gathering Puzzle Quest, have announced a new project centering around the Alien franchise, titled Alien: Blackout.

As first reported by Variety, the game will place players in the role of Amanda Ripley aboard an alien infested Weyland-Yutani space station. Players must successfully guide their crew safely through the ship, avoiding the terror hunting them on board. D3 Go!’s official page for the game provides the following:

The terror of Alien is brought to life in Alien: Blackout. Try to stay alive while trapped aboard a crippled Weyland-Yutani space station carrying a deadly Xenomorph as it tirelessly hunts you and the crew. Outsmart the perfect hunter by making perilous choices. Players must rely on the damaged controls of the space station or risk sacrificing crew members to avoid deadly contact, permanently altering the outcome of the game.

Survive seven fear-inducing levels by remotely guiding Amanda Ripley’s crew through increasingly challenging tasks using only the station’s emergency systems. The uncertainty and unpredictability of both the alien and her crew can impose total defeat for Amanda and the entire station.

Alien: Blackout is a unique fear-inducing horror mobile game experience that will test the inner nerves of both Alien and horror fans alike, where life can end in an instant.

Leading up to the announcement, Alien‘s official Twitter account posted cryptic tweets alluding to a possible announcement surround the franchise relating to game, with the tagline “Read. Play. Watch.”. The account has also promoted the film series’s anthology set, leading many to believe that a possible comic or novel tie in will be announced next regarding the “Read” portion of the tag line.

A concrete release date has yet to be announced for Alien: Blackout. It is set to release on all major mobile platforms, including iOS App Store and Google Play.

 

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PUBG Moblie Now Has As Many Players As Fortnite

While the battle royale market has been largely dominated by Epic Game’s Fortnite this year, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has still found success this year, specifically in the mobile market; and it looks like the team will have another feather to put in their cap.

In a statement to the Verge, PUBG Corporation confirmed that the mobile version of the popular battle royal shooter now has as many players as Fortnite with over 200 million. Both the retail version of PUBG and the mobile average around 30 million daily active users.

While Bloomberg‘s report that Fortnite hit its 200 million player mark was posted on November 26th, making it possible for that player count to increase, the PUBG number is notably missing the numbers for China. This means the 200 million player mark for PUBG is likely to exceed Fortnite‘s current player count, giving the popularity of PUBG within the Asian market. This number also does not include any paid copies of PUBG on console or PC, which currently stands at more than 50 million copies sold. It is also wise to note that Fortnite is no longer available on the Google Play store, due to the company pulling the game in this past August.

Recently, PUBG made its way to the PlayStation 4 earlier this month, giving the massive install base Sony has collected this console generation the opportunity to drop into the popular battle royale game for the first time.

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The Elder Scrolls Blades Delayed Until 2019, Bethesda Confirms

With the ‘fallout’ (yes, pun intended) surround Bethesda’s latest project, Fallout 76, being less than favorable, fans have already begun looking towards the future with the various announced plans the company has; one so being the upcoming mobile adaptation of the company’s incredible popular Elder Scrolls series, entitle ‘the Elder Scrolls: Blades’. Unfortunately, it looks like fans might have to wait a bit longer than intended.

In a tweet released by the series’s official Twitter account, Bethesda announced that the Elder Scrolls: Blades will be releasing towards the beginning of next year. While it does give the development team under Bethesda’s wing more time to improve the quality of the product, fans will unfortunately have to wait a bit long to get their hands on the game.

First announced at E3 in June 2018, the Elder Scrolls: Blades is presented to be as close of an Elder Scrolls experience players can receive on a mobile device. Player will have the ability to scourer dungeons, defeat mythical enemies, and claim glory in the beloved world of Tamriel, all from the comfort of their own mobile device. Todd Howard, one of the prominent faces of Bethesda, said he wanted to create an Elder Scrolls experience in which you can comfortably play it in ‘meeting mode’ (with one hand).

Early access registration for the mobile application is still open to those will a Bethesda.net account.