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Mortal Kombat movie trailer receives over 116 million views in its first week, becoming the biggest "red band" trailer of all-time

Well that bodes well for the box office!

If the numbers online are anything to go by, people are extremely eager to see the new Mortal Kombat movie.

A week after its release, Warner Bros. has announced that the debut trailer for Mortal Kombat has reached over 116 million views worldwide. That's a staggering amount of eyes on the film, many of which were watching to see just how R-rated this take would be.

The trailer was a "Red Band" trailer, which means it wasn't censored as a trailer normally would be for theater/TV distribution. That 116 million views figure helped make this the biggest Red Band trailer of all-time!

Hasbro and Epic expand their Fortnite partnership for another 5 years

Get ready for a slew of new merch

Hasbro and Epic already have a long history of working together through Fortnite, and it appears that deal has been quite lucrative. Both parties announced today that they'll be expanding their partnership for another five years, meaning fans can expect Hasbro-branded figures, vehicles, toys, and more. While specific products weren't revealed, we do know that we'll see the first round of new merch sometime in Fall of 2021.

Teaser clip shared for the Playing With Power: The Nintendo Story documentary

Playing With Power: The Nintendo Story documentary hits Crackle on March 1st, 2021. A new teaser clip for the doc has been released today, which you can check out above. No worries if you don't have a Crackle subscription, as you don't need to sign up to watch!

Celebrate 25 years of Pokémon with My Nintendo Rewards

These are going to be instant sell-outs

My Nintendo is getting in on the Pokemon 25th anniversary fun with some exclusive goodies! The My Nintendo site has updated with a tease of things to come, which you can see in the image above. Official details on how much these items cost and when they'll be released is yet to be shared, but will most likely get announced tomorrow. We'll bring you full details once they become available!

Thanks to Timothy for the heads up!

My Nintendo Europe adds Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Lenticular Magnet Set

A major attraction

Looking for something to spend your Platinum Points on? My Nintendo Europe has just added a fancy item for Mario fans. For 350 Platinum Points, you can pick up a series of lenticular magnets for Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury. Check out the official details below.

Decorate your fridge or whiteboard with this exclusive Lenticular Magnet Set, which features characters and the game cover from Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury.

Characters shown on the magnets are: Mario/Cat Mario, Luigi/Cat Luigi, Peach/Cat Peach and Toad/Cat Toad. Move the magnets to see how each image changes!

Materials/specifications:

Set of 5 magnets (size: 6 x 4cm each) with lenticular effect in a polybag with inlay (10 x 10cm)
Material: Lenticular film (top layer), 2mm foam material (middle layer), 0.7mm magnetic foil (bottom layer)

Grab yours here

Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town blog details the interesting challenge of localization

Fun, games, and names

XSEED has kicked off a new blog for STORY OF SEASONS: Pioneers of Olive Town that focuses on the localization process. As you might imagine, localization for a game like STORY OF SEASONS: Pioneers of Olive Town can be quite challenging. That said, it can provide some fun opportunities as well. Case in point, the process of coming up with Daisukii's localized name.

Lovett’s Japanese name is ダイスキー (Daisukii), a play on words meaning “I love (it).” I had an amazingly timed localization epiphany when we were deciding on character names and was like “Let’s call him Lovett! IT’S PERFECT!” Thanks to that, we were able to keep all the wordplay he uses with his name and catchphrase 100% intact for the English localization. I LOVETT when things work out like that!

Check out the full blog here

Knockout City cross-play beta comes to Switch on April 2nd, 2021

Knock around a bit

Knockout City is getting a cross-play beta, and it's coming to Switch. The beta will run from April 2nd to 4th, 2021, and you can read full details in the press release below.

Cross-Play Beta

Players will get to dive into everything they loved from the first beta and then some, including new gameplay features like the Back Alley Brawl map, the Sniper Ball, epic customizations and the 1v1 Face-Off playlist. In total, the cross-play beta will include four maps, five different balls, two modes (three-versus-three and one-versus-one) and unlock more customization items. Fans can sign up here, with more details to come!

New Gameplay Trailer

The new gameplay trailer revealed during Sony’s State of Play event not only showcases the new gameplay features that will be included in the cross-play beta, but also what makes Knockout City stand apart from other multiplayer experiences—positioning, timing and teamwork. Here are some of the highlights:

Trick shots to catch your opponents off guard, like the dreaded Fake Throw.
Ultimate Throws that launch your teammates into the air for a huge, instant-KO explosion on impact.
A deep progression system that provides hundreds of options for modifying your style based on the unique personality of you and your Crew.
A look at some of Knockout City’s maps where the different environments have unique mechanics for any scuffles that might occur.
Special Balls that keep gameplay interesting, like the Sniper Ball that locks onto targets from across the map, the Bomb Ball that will explode on your opponent and more.
A variety of modes to play, including 1v1 and Team KO featuring three-versus-three action.

Get a closer look at Monster Hunter Rise's Rakna-Kadaki gear

For those looking for something elegant

You'll have plenty of armor options to choose from in Monster Hunter Rise, so long as you're slaying the right monsters. If you take on the Rakna-Kadaki and come away victorious, you can gather the right resources for a seriously fancy get-up. Take a closer look at it below.

Monster Hunter Rise 'Heavy Weapons' trailer

Bring out the massive artillery!

Still figuring out what weapon you want to use in Monster Hunter Rise? Perhaps the latest trailer from Capcom will help. It focuses on the many heavy weapons there are to pick from. They may be slow, but they pack an insane wallop!

The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince getting budget re-release in Japan, Arrange Album releasing as well

Two more reasons to grab this game

The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince came to Switch quite some time ago, but Nippon Ichi isn't done with the game yet. They've announced that a budget re-release is going to launch in Japan on April 15th, 2021, and it'll be priced at 3,980 yen.

Along with that, an Arrange Album is going to release the same day. This is priced at 2,600 yen for the standard version, but there are multiple special editions being sold through different retailers. You can check out more pics of the album here.