eShop news (Dec. 6, Round 3): Fortnite / Malkyrs: The Interactive Card Game
Today’s Nintendo eShop news: various tidbits for Fortnite, but also…
- Malkyrs: The Interactive Card Game
- Fight of Gods
- Double Cross
Yesterday, Epic Games announced a brand new game mode for Fortnite, called Fortnite Creation. It’s basically Minecraft x Fortnite, where the focus is on creating your very own game experience. You can race around an island, battle friends, and much more.
Here’s a trailer introducing this new game mode:
Also, here’s the trailer for Season 7 of Fortnite:
Wondering what’s in the new Battle Pass? Time to check out the following video, then:
And here’s pictures of new content added with the Ver. 7.00 update:
Source: Epic Games
Malkyrs: The Interactive Card Game
Yesterday, Malkyrs studio announced that Malkyrs: The Interactive Card Game is headed to the Nintendo Switch, in Q3 2019. For those of you who never heard of this game, it’s a “virtual trading card game with customizable physical cards that come to life via NFC and RFID technology”. Its Kickstarter campaign went live earlier this week, and the whole thing was fully funded in a matter of hours.
Here’s a trailer and plenty of details about the game:
After dying in battle, renowned fighters across the legendary world of Heptia find themselves resurrected on the island of Brënn. Yet this second chance comes with grave repercussions: an omnipotent goddess who relishes the thrill of combat wishes to see these warriors battle for all of eternity. There is no escape, even in death. The only way out is victory. Ascending the ranks of these champions may offer the chance to return to their past lives.
Battle through the story-based campaign replete with branching paths and multiple endings to learn the rules of the game, then challenge players locally or through online tournaments. Choose from one of 12 champions and up to 10 action cards out of 250 to form a deck, then scan them into the game to begin. Instead of shuffling and drawing each card, all cards will be available at any time in a match to allow for deeply strategic and reactive skirmishes.
Both champion and action cards will be able to earn experience and Favor respectively. These resources enable players to upgrade their cards. Champions will earn item and ability upgrade slots, so they can be customized to make the perfect deck. Powering up action cards will unlock specializations, opening up even more possibilities. Faction choices that offer new abilities will further empower players to make cards their own.
Each of the 262 playable cards will feature gorgeous art, showing off Malkyrs’ high fantasy universe. All cards will be equipped with an RFID that can be scanned using the NFC-enabled Joy-Con controllers. All levels and even the name players choose will be stored in the RFID, so trading a physical card with another player means handing over an entire journey, like swapping heroic tales over a campfire. These upgrades will work across all platforms, including the PC and Mac builds, making cross-play battles a reality.
Looking for even more details? The Kickstarter campaign can be found here!
Malkyrs: The Interactive Card Game (Switch – eShop) comes out in Q3 2019. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!
Source: Malkyrs Studio PR
Fight of Gods
Starting today, Fight of Gods is available for pre-purchase on the Nintendo eShop in Japan. It costs 1 500 Yen, and requires 2.1GB of free space. Unfortunately, it does not offer an English language option: only Japanese, Korean, and Chinese are available.
Here’s some more screenshots and a trailer:
Fight of Gods (Switch – eShop) comes out on December 13th in Japan. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!
Here’s the latest screenshot for Trüberbrook:
Trüberbrook (Switch – eShop) does not have a release date yet.
Source: btf (Twitter)
Today, Rainy Frog announced the release of the Nintendo Switch version of Runbow in Japan on December 13th. It will cost 1 500 Yen in that region.
Here’s some screenshots and two videos:
Runbow (Switch – eShop) comes out on December 13th in Japan. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!
Here’s the latest video clip for Double Cross:
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If you think this would interest a friend, reviewer, streamer, whatever—we'd love if you could let them know! :)#DoubleCrossGame pic.twitter.com/AG4wE7w9hK
— Double Cross — 13AM Games (@13amgames) December 5, 2018
Double Cross (Switch – eShop) comes out in January in Europe and North America.