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What to expect from Nintendo in 2020?

2020 is one of those exciting seasons, it’s a new generation video game year. In plural. We already know that Microsoft and Sony will release new versions of Xbox and PlayStation, but what about Nintendo? What can we expect from the switch manufacturer this year? For now there is little information confirmed by Nintendo for the Switch.

In January we have Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore, an adaptation of a great Wii U RPG, while Animal Crossing: New Horizons arrives on March 20 marking the series debut in the video game and promoting the inclusion of several options to change the look of the game. your character. Other titles on the horizon but not yet set are Bayonetta 3, Bravely Default 2, No More Heroes 3 and Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition.

My guess is that everyone will still arrive in 2020, spread throughout the year to ensure a constant release schedule, as Nintendo has been doing so well with the Switch. Metroid Prime 4? I still think the road is long for this one, but it would not be surprising if other surprises appeared involving the series, just so we don’t forget that a new Prime is in production.

But we have also reached an important part of 2020: How will Nintendo handle PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X releases?

Pretend nothing happened and follow the game normally? Launch a new and more powerful version of Switch? Or counter with a weight game?

I bet on the latter option and see no better candidate for the mission than the sequel to Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Nintendo’s big surprise at the E3 2019, the game is in production and still surrounded by mysteries, but it seems perfect for bumping into the next generation of competitors, an ideal counter. With all the success and innovation of the previous Breath of the Wild in 2017, it’s natural for many people to get excited and keep an eye out for this new game – even those who aren’t big on Zelda fans or haven’t paid much attention to the first game.

Along with the eventual release of the new Breath of the Wild Nintendo has the Switch well positioned with a huge library of games and affordable options – at least overseas and also compared to competitors. We still don’t know the prices of the PS5 and Xbox Series X, but it is almost certain that buying a Switch with the new Breath of the Wild turns out to be cheaper than buying a PS5 or Xbox Series X with game – and also the fact that the Switch already has more unique titles than future competitors.

And the 3DS laptop? I believe we will still see one or another game coming to the device, but the tendency is that it fades slowly from the scenario, lacking news or highlights from Nintendo. Maybe even, it’s the perfect time to release game adaptations from 3DS to Switch. Which ones would you like to see coming to the video game?

What to expect from Nintendo in 2020?

Which ones would you like to see coming to the video game? (Image: Nintendo)

Whatever happens, it is very likely that as early as 2020 we will have a substantial update to these forecasts. In general, Nintendo launches a Direct online broadcast at the beginning of each year with several new game revelations that are punctuating the company’s launch schedule. Let’s keep an eye!

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Fortnite Streamer Bowl Teams Confirmed

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Twitch Rivals finally came out with the list of top-level players that will compete on the Fortnite Streamer Bowl. They will play alongside some of the most popular NFL players in these weekend duos tournament.

Streamer Bowl will be happening in Miami on January 30, right before the Super Bowl kicks off. In total, 16 duos will be fighting for the $ 500, 000, which will go to the charity of their choice.

Streamer Bowl Teams

  1. Fortnite World Cup Winner Bugha will be playing with JuJu Smith-Schuster from Pittsburgh Steelers
  2. LosPollosTV is going to team up with Jamal Adams from New York Jets
  3. Fan-favorite Turner “Tfue” Tenney will partner with Kyler Murray from Arizona Cardinals
  4. TimTheTatman’s back is gonna be covered by Jonathan Abram from Oakland Raiders
  5. Symfuhny and D.K. Metcalf  from Seattle Seahawks will do their best to secure the prize
  6. NICKMERCS is practicing with Mike Evans from Tampa Bay Buccaneers 
  7. Popular Twitch streamer DrLupo will take his chances with Keenan Allen from L.A. Chargers
  8. Fellow Canadian NickEh30 is teaming up with David Morgan from Minnesota Vikings Fprtnite Streamer Bowls players list
  9. Tarik Cohen from Chicago Bears is going for the Victory Royale with Clix
  10. Chap’s partner in crime is Kyle Van Noy coming from the New England Patriots
  11. Reverse2k is going all-in with Baker Mayfield from the Cleveland Browns
  12. BrookeAB, the only female streamer on the list, is partnering up with Eric Ebron from Indianapolis Colts
  13. Aydan is gonna be playing with Kurt Benkert from Atlanta Falcons
  14. UnknownxArmy will do his best with the help of Avonte Maddox of Philadelphia Eagles
  15. Elded will be playing with Arizona Cardinals representative, Kenyan Drake
  16. Lastly, we have NateHill and Eddie Vanderdoes, coming from Houston Texans

You can watch the whole tournament live from the official page. The event will be promoted via Purple Zone video series that will include the hottest Twitch streamers (Tfue, NickEh30, DrLupo, and Mike Evans) and NFL players (DK, Mike Evans, JuJu, and Jamal Adams).

The format of the tournament is still unknown, but Streamer Bowl will start at 3 pm PT on 30th January.

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Ninja gets skin on Fortnite in new update

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Tyler “Ninja” Blevins will have his own skin in Fortnite. The streamer made the announcement on Wednesday morning (15) on a broadcast on his Mixer channel. The item is part of the Icon Series, which already has the Marshmello and Major Lazer skins. According to the player, the news comes to the game on Thursday (16), along with the 11.4 update, the first of 2020 at Epic Games Battle Royale. Nevertheless, the skin is only available for three days, leaving the game catalog as early as the 19th.

Ninja gets skin on Fortnite in new update

Skin will be available in update 11.4, which will be released this Thursday (16). (Image: Epic Games)

The character’s look was praised by the streamer. The skin features spiky hair, a blue jacket and hood, and black pants. “(The skin) looks like me,” commented Ninja during the broadcast. Other news involving the player has also come to Battle Royale: an emote, a blingback and a pick are available to the player who purchases the item. You can even vary between four skin customizations.

The title developer plans to release more such items, bringing real-world personalities into the game. Loserfruit and TheGrefg, for example, are also confirmed by Epic Games.

Fortnite Update 11.4 also features a new weapon side rank feature. In non-competitive matches, the player may “set aside” the assault rifle as a heavy assault rifle, which returns in this patch. Now it will also be possible to upgrade the rarity of weapons early in the game. New items have also been added, such as the Flint-Knock pistol and the Shockwave and Impulse grenades.

Funds are already nearing the end of Fortnite’s first season, Chapter 2, which began in October last year. The next one is scheduled to start in February, and should bring news such as map changes, battle pass and new item releases.

How to get Ninja skin in Fortnite?

Ninja’s skin will be in store for a limited time, however, and availability will cease once it is removed. The skin will be removed three days later, on January 19.

Ninja’s partnership is part of a new Icons series in which Epic Games collaborates with musicians, artists, movies, fashion and more to bring themed experiences to Fortnite. Past collaborations included Marshmello and Major Lazer. Epic has also confirmed that YouTube creators Loserfruit and The Grefg are future collaborations of the Icons series.

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PUBG Season 6 Update: New Map And More

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PUBG Season 6 update will soon hit the streets, and with it, we will get a brand new map called Karakin. Here’s all that we know about the upcoming season.

New Desert Map

Karakin didn’t come out of the blue. The devs have already teased us via social media before giving us this badass reveal trailer. Karakin is a desert map set somewhere in North Africa. This will be games 5th map, along with Miramar, Vikendi, Sanhok, and Erangel. Karakin is 2 x 2 km in size, which means it is much smaller than other maps and perfect for fast-paced games. It has also been confirmed that Vikendi will not be available in season 6, but will definitely reappear in the later seasons. However, custom matches in Vikendi will still be available.

 

PUBG Season 6 Karakin Map

Karakin is a 64-player map that will look different every time you play it (Source: PUBG)

 

If you just can’t wait for it, you can already check Karakin out on a test server. Aside from 5 villages on the shores, much of the map is an open mountainous area, which will be perfect for sniping practice. There are claustrophobic underground bunkers spread throughout the map.

PUBG Season 6 Mechanic: Black Zone

Karakin also comes with a twist – a new mechanic called Black Zone that will completely transform the area inside it. The buildings inside it will sustain big damage or be completely destroyed, so you will have to constantly be on your feet. Devs have developed it to prevent excessive camping and we highly welcome it. Black Zone will also evolve in real-time throughout the match, so a house that was there just a minute ago may become totally flattened. Buildings that get destroyed will be represented with X on the minimap. It will also be totally random, resulting in a different experience every time you play. Watch out for the sound of a siren and quickly evacuate if you are inside the purple circle.

Season 6 artwork

With Black Zone, thinking on your feet will definitely be rewarded in Kakarin (Source: PUBG)

Sticky Bombs And Penetrable Walls

Karakin will also have one unique weapon – Sticky Bombs. You will use them on various Breach points, like weak walls and floors, to create new paths. This will definitely add a new tactical element in the game, as you now have the option to attack enemies from various unexpected angles. Sticky Bombs will also uncover various secret areas that might contain useful loot, so keep your eyes open.

Devs have also decided to add bullet penetration, which will work on the weakest walls in Karakin. Lastly, the new flying vehicle called Motor Glider will also be available in Karakin. The vehicle has 2 seats, making it easy for your teammate to spread fire on enemies below. There are dozens of small things added and you can see full patch notes here.

PUBG Is Here To Stay

PUBG is still very much in race with other Battle Royale games like Apex Legends and Fortnite. Remember, Season 5 was launched in October of 2019, and we’ve already got a new one. Season 6 is coming out at the end of the month, on January 25th.

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