Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes getting 'Legendary' t-shirts in Feb. 2019

Suda51 has teased a series of 'Legendary' t-shirts for Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes starting in Feb. 2019. The first shirt showcased as part of that lineup features Jet Set Radio! I can't wait to see what else gets released as part of this legendary series!

Thanks to Andreslop24 for the heads up!

Fortnite's V-Bucks being used in money laundering schemes

You thought Fortnite was all fun and games. Turns out it's also becoming a haven for money launderers.

Believe it or not, stolen credit card info is being used to purchase V-bucks. These V-bucks are then sold at a discounted rate to players. This is how the money launderers are 'cleaning' their money. Sales of these illegally-purchased V-bucks are taking place on both the dark web, as well as through more regular options like social media platforms.

Epic has not released a statement on this matter, but it's quite obvious this will be a major headache for the company. Hopefully they can take some steps to rectify the situation, but it's likely going to prove very tough to tackle.

Reptile may have been confirmed for Mortal Kombat 11

We now know that Mortal Kombat 11 is going to focus on bringing back fan-favorite characters for its roster. Could Reptile be among the cast of returning characters? An interesting tidbit from NetherRealm Studios Art Director Steve Beran may have confirmed that.

In an interview with DualShockers, Mr. Beran was discussing the tag team modifier element of Mortal Kombat 11. This allows you to use different characters as you fight your way through the Towers of Time mode. While fighting, you can call in your tag team partner for a few attacks, and then they hop back out of the fight. As Beran elaborated, he had this to say.

“Then there’s certain things like you can activate Reptile’s Acid Ball. It’s very nostalgic. You have these helpers, if you will. It’s a blast and we’re really happy about that.”

Beran specifically mentions Reptile during the example, which would make it the first time we've heard about anything Reptile-related in the game. It would be odd to call in an attack from Reptile during a fight without the character himself not appearing, wouldn't it?

Smash Bros. Ultimate - Piranha Plant reconfirmed for Feb. 2019 release

A new in-game update for Smash Bros. Ultimate reconfirms that Piranha Plant will be joining the roster sometime in Feb. 2019. This isn't the first time we've heard the character would be added in February, but it's good to know things are on track. Hopefully we get a specific release date soon.

Killer Queen Black pushed back to Summer 2019

The latest dev blog for Killer Queen Black reveals that the game is received a significant delay. Check out a blurb from the blog below.

We pushed our release date from Winter 2019 (Q1 2019) to Summer 2019 (Q2/Q3 2019). We want this game out as much (or more) as you do, but we're committed to only releasing it when it's ready with all the features that enable the best experience. Please checkout out our Trello Board for a list of what we're still working on!

In addition to the new features that we're working on, we need more time for marketing, media review campaigns, influencer campaigns, and console testing. These things take time, and most can only be completed once we have a release candidate that has the full feature set.

Check out the full blog here

Mortal Kombat 11 will feature new characters, but focuses on returning characters to make fans happy

Mortal Kombat 11 is going to have some new characters, but series co-creator Ed Boon has made it clear that the focus this time around is more on bringing back fan favorites. Here's what he had to say in a Game Informer interview.

I think Mortal Kombat X probably introduced more brand-new characters. The D’Vorahs, and Ferra & Torrs, Cassie Cage and Jackie, probably more than Mortal Kombat 11. I think Mortal Kombat 11 will introduce some new characters, but we have 80 characters or something, there’s always this passion to seeing your favorite character returning, Skarlet or Baraka. Baraka’s a big one. People were pissed when Baraka wasn’t in MKX. So I think if we had like a needle, it’d lean a little bit more towards servicing those players who want to see their favorite return.

Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes - framerate test

Let's take a closer look at how Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes performs. The video above gives us a look at the framerate in both docked and handheld modes. Can Travis dish it out in perfect form via both options?

Wandersong dev reveals how he came up with the game's main character

Wandersong isn't exactly your typical game. You play as a singing bard that only has his voice to aid him through his journey. How does one come up with such a unique idea? Wandersong creator Greg Lobanov reveals the details in a new interview.

I had the idea for the main character when I was singing in the car while careening down a highway. The larger story was loosely inspired by my experience living on my bicycle and riding across the USA in 2014 and 2015. What made it all click was when I came up with the music wheel interface though... I wanted to try turning a controller into an expressive musical instrument.

Check out the full interview here

SEGA releases Sonic Mania Adventures short papercraft skit

Looks like SEGA wasn't done with their Sonic Mania Adventures animated series just yet! They've released a new papercraft short today, which you can see above. The visuals are giving me a real classic South Park vibe!

The Mystery Of Woolley Mountain hitting Switch sometime in Spring 2019

The Mystery of Woolley Mountain is an otherworldly point-and-click adventure, which takes inspiration from the likes of Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle and The Trap Door. Join a renegade crew of time travelling audio scientists as you embark on a fantastical quest to save a group of children from a malevolent witch who has taken them captive on the mysterious island of Woolley Mountain.

The Mystery of Woolley Mountain will be released for PC (via Steam) and Nintendo Switch this Spring.