Funcom Reveals ‘Seed of Evil’, An Upcoming Expansion for Mutant Year Zero

Game set for Nintendo Switch launch – Expansion to be released on July 30th – New playable mutant announced – The expansion to the award-winning tactical adventure game picks up where the original game ended and introduces a new playable character, Big Khan the Moose.

Hours of gameplay, new locations to visit and a new leading character await fans of the award-winning tactical adventure game Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, as Funcom and The Bearded Ladies today announce the upcoming expansion Seed of Evil.

The turn-based tactical adventure game Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden received critical acclaim for its gameplay, artwork and captivating characters. Set in post-apocalyptic Sweden, the player controls a group of mutants searching through the ruins of civilization for salvation or simply something to eat. Using a mixture of stealth and combat strategy, while evolving your characters through a series of interesting mutations, is paramount to overcoming the evil that is threatening to eradicate what is left of decent society.

A new menace is looming in the expansion. Powerful and ominous roots have emerged and seem to be taking control over the minds of friends and foes alike. Fortunately, a new hero has arrived, and players can now add Big Khan the moose to their squad of mutants. He is not only skilled at landing critical hits but comes with the unique mutations Ground Pound and Flame Puke, giving the option to apply a more diverse playstyle in order to succeed.

The expansion and the retail release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch was originally set to release on June 25th. The new release date is now July 30th. The expansion and the full game will also be available digitally on all platforms.

PC gamers can preorder the expansion on Steam later today for $ 14.99 (pricing may differ across territories). A Digital Deluxe Edition will also be released today on Steam, consisting of both the original game and the upcoming expansion. The Deluxe Edition will also be available in retail.

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RJS Show Notes 27

Intro

On episode ## of Run Jump Stomp….

Its a play date! The PS5 is FAST! Belgium says no! Pay to avoid Players!

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PS4 and PS5 players will be able to play together.

Story 3

Lootboxes shutting down mobile games in Belguim

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Dota 2 Battle pass includes something that should be free

Feedback

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Nintendo Download, May 23, 2019: Brotherly Love

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
    • Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons – Play the award-winning adventure with a new two-player mode for the Nintendo Switch system. Guide two brothers on an epic fairytale journey from Swedish film director Josef Fares. Control both brothers at once as you experience co-op play in single-player – or team up with a friend in the new two-player mode. The Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons game is available May 28.
    • SWORD ART ONLINE: Hollow Realization Deluxe Edition – The SWORD ART ONLINE series finally arrives on Nintendo Switch. The year is 2026. A new VRMMORPG called “Sword Art: Origin” is suddenly unveiled to the world. During a closed beta test, Kirito meets a mysterious girl, an NPC without so much as a name, who is offering a strange quest. Will the meeting between this NPC girl and the Black Swordsman prove to be the world’s salvation, or its undoing? Watch as a new death game begins to play out. The SWORD ART ONLINE: Hollow Realization Deluxe Edition game features the main game, as well as the additional content “Abyss of the Shrine Maiden” and the large-scale update “Warriors of the Sky!” The game is available May 24.

Nintendo eShop sales:

Also new this week in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch:

In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new games weekly to Nintendo eShop, which offers a variety of options for the Nintendo Switch console, the Wii U console and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.
 Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service that features a wide variety of content, including new and classic games, applications and demos. Users can add money to their account balances by using a credit card or purchasing a Nintendo eShop Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. All funds from one card must be loaded in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, but can be used in any Nintendo eShop if the systems are linked to a single Nintendo Account.
 Customers in the U.S. and Canada ages 18 and older can also link a PayPal account to their Nintendo Account to purchase digital games and content for the Nintendo Switch system both on-device and from the Nintendo website. Once the accounts are linked, users may also use PayPal as a payment option when buying digital content for the Wii U or Nintendo 3DS family systems from the Nintendo website.
 My Nintendo members can earn Gold Points on eligible digital purchases. Already have Gold Points? Redeem them toward your next digital purchase of Nintendo Switch games and DLC on Nintendo eShop, or on discount rewards for select Nintendo 3DS and Wii U software. Visit https://my.nintendo.com/reward_categories for more details.

Remember that Nintendo Switch, Wii U, Wii, New Nintendo 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 3DS, New Nintendo 2DS XL and Nintendo 2DS feature parental controls that let adults manage some of the content their children can access. Nintendo 3DS players who register a Nintendo Network ID gain access to free-to-start games and free game demos from Nintendo eShop, and also get the latest news and information direct from Nintendo. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/switchhttp://www.nintendo.com/wiiu or http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

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Switch Craft Show Notes 342

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Switch Craft is brought to you live 3 times a week on Tuesday and Thursday at 3pm US Eastern, and on Saturday at whatever time I can get to it. Tune in live at Twitch.tv/runjumpstomp/ This episode of Switch Craft is brought to you by WhoTakesAllMyNames – Get Switch Craft and my other content ad free for as little as a dollar at Patreon.com/RunJumpStomp/ Leave a voicemail for the show by heading to runjumpstomp.com/voicemail from any device, and I may play it on the show!

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There’s a blue shell coming for your wallet

It’s not just marvel coming to switch!

EA Just doesn’t get it!

Nintendo Download May 23

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Dota 2 Battle Pass has a feature which should be free.

Dota 2 is a free to play MOBA where you have the option to pay for a battle pass in order to get a better experience. I don’t mind this business model at all as it lets the most players play the game, and helps the developer make money. That is unless the battle pass includes something that should be free.

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Who’s to say what should be free? Well, its my website so I guess me. You’re free to disagree with me if you want, in fact I welcome the debate. But what Valve is doing here is just wrong in my opinion.

MOBAs are famous for two things. Intense player vs player action, and toxicity. Now to be fair, in the MOBAs that I’ve played you can mute the offending players, and I’m sure that you can mute players in DOTA 2, though I haven’t tested this myself. However there are ways that players can ruin your fun that muting them won’t help with. For instance they could “feed” which is where they intentionally get killed by the opposing team. This makes the other team level up faster and makes them more powerful, This makes it more difficult for your team to win, for one you’re one team-mate down, and secondly the other team has outleveled you. Enjoy your loss!

You might ask why someone would do that? Probably because they are a basement dwelling jerk nose, and they think its funny when you complain about it in chat. The game is free after all, so they can just make an account and do this without any repercussions.

So what’s valve doing about this? Well you now have the option to avoid this player in the future. Which is awesome. Great solution, but its only available to people that have the battle pass. Which is very bad. Now if you want to avoid troll players its going to cost you money. I get that Valve needs to make money on their game, but to lock such an important feature behind a paywall is pretty lame.

Let’s play devils advocate for a minute. Why would valve make this unavailable to free players. The only reason I can see this is if it can be abused in some way. Perhaps if enough players say avoid xxSepiroth756xx then that player gets banned? Then the trolls can use the feature to ban players they don’t like, just for fun. That would be a bad idea, and the only wait to combat this would be to put the feature behind a paywall. I think the better solution is just let everyone avoid players, but don’t do anything with that data. Simply create the matchmaking system that says oh, Bill doesn’t want to play with xxSepiroth756xx any more. We’ll not match them up.

What do you think? Leave a comment below.

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MarioKart Tour Beta Screenshots

Some resetera users are posting screenshots from the beta. It looks like the game uses a Gacha mechanic to unlock characters, here you can see that Luigi is a rare character.

Each character has a special ability, based on the map. For instance Toadette being used on 3DS toad circuit gives her 3 item slots in the race, but 1 in other maps. Luigi gets the 3-item bonus on the Luigi’s mansion map.

200cc is in the game.

Will update as more information becomes available.

Here is some gameplay footage

Confirmed courses:

  • SNES Chocolate Island 2
  • GCN Dino Dino Jungle
  • DS Luigi’s Mansion
  • 3DS Toad Circuit
  • 3DS Mario Circuit

Confirmed characters are:

  • Mario
  • Luigi
  • Peach
  • Daisy
  • Toad
  • Toadette
  • Rosalina
  • Waluigi
  • Baby Peach
  • Baby Daisy
  • Baby Rosalina
  • Metal Mario
  • Larry
  • Lemme
  • Ludwig
  • Dry Bones
  • Dry Bowser
  • Baby Mario
  • Baby Luigi
  • Wendy
  • Morton
  • Donkey Kong
  • Koopa Troopa
  • King Boo
  • Shy Guy <– Best
  • Roy
  • Wario
  • Yoshi
  • Bowser
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