Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, The Lego Group Launch Lego Worlds for Nintendo Switch

LEGOWorldsLEGO Worlds—a galaxy of imaginative worlds made of digital LEGO bricks where players can explore, discover and create together—is now available for Nintendo Switch. The physical version includes two bonus packs of premium DLC: the Classic Space and the upcoming Monsters. The digital version includes the base game with the DLC available for sale separately on the eShop. Both premium DLC packs will be available on all other platforms. [Read more...]

The Lego Ninjago Movie Video Game to be Released Same Day as Film

Name_year_Original_CMYK_LThe Lego Ninjago Movie Video Game, which will bring players into the world of the upcoming animated film The Lego Ninjago Movie, will be available for PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, and The Lego Group on Sept. 22.

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Warner Bros. Releases Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 Trailer

LeoMarvelSuperHeroesWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment released the announcement trailer for Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 coming out later this year.

The trailer included appearances from a multitude of Marvel heroes and villains from various eras and realities. Characters who appear in the trailer include Groot, Rocket Raccoon, Green Goblin, Spider-Gwen, Spider-Man Noir, Captain America, the Hulk, Hawkeye, Thor, Kang the Conqueror, Iron Man, Ms. Marvel, and Doctor Strange. [Read more...]

Nintendo Switch, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe See Top Sales in April

NintendoSwitchThe NPD Group reported that the Nintendo Switch gaming system was the best-selling video game hardware during the month of April. More than 280,000 Nintendo Switch gaming units were sold.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe saw more than 460,000 physical units sold, making it the top-selling video game in April. The total reaches more than 550,000 units when digital sales are included. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was launched April 28, and the reported sales came from a two-day period before the cut off on April 29.

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Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 Set for November Release

LeoMarvelSuperHeroesWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, The Lego Group, and Marvel Entertainment announced LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2, an all-new adventure and sequel to Lego Marvel Super Heroes. The game brings together Marvel superheroes and super villains from different eras and realities and transports players into a battle across a myriad of Marvel locations ripped from time and space into the open hub world of Chronopolis. Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 will be available on Nov. 14 for PlayStation4, Xbox One, and PC. The game will be also released for Nintendo Switch this holiday.

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for Nintendo’s Switch Becomes Fastest-Selling Game in Franchise History

NintendoSwitch_MarioKart8DeluxeWith more than 459,000 combined packaged and digital sales in the U.S. on launch day alone (April 28), Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch system is the fastest-selling game in the long-running Mario Kart series. [Read more...]

Nintendo, McDonald’s Partner for Happy Meal Toys

NintendoHappyMealNintendo is partnering with McDonald’s to bring some of its iconic characters to Happy Meals. Running through May 22, anyone who purchases a Happy Meal at participating McDonald’s restaurants across the U.S. will receive one of eight toys based on Super Mario characters. These classic characters are also featured in the upcoming Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game for Nintendo’s newest system, Nintendo Switch. [Read more...]

NPD Reports March 2017 Video Game Sales

npd-group copyTotal industry spending for video game hardware, software, and accessories from Feb. 26 to Apr. 1, 2017 grew 24 percent to $1.36 billion compared to last year, according to analysis from The NPD Group. [Read more...]

Nintendo’s Switch Becomes Fastest-Selling System in its History

NintendoSwitchThe Nintendo Switch console sold faster in its launch month than any other video game system in Nintendo history. The video game system sold more than 906,000 units in March, according to the NPD Group[Read more...]

Skylanders Imaginators Now Available on Nintendo Switch

SkylandersImaginatorsNintendoActivision Publishing Inc.‘s Skylanders Imaginators is now available for the new Nintendo Switch platform.

Skylanders Imaginators for the Nintendo Switch introduces a digital library that allows players to load and store their toys from the Skylanders franchise directly to the new home gaming system. Players can take their adventures on-the-go with the arrival of the digital library, removing the need for a Portal of Power.

This month, additional characters, including Painyatta and Grave Clobber, and an expansion pack of the game will also be available.The Cursed Tiki Temple level pack is a first in the franchise’s history, which unlocks more than 100 new offerings to Skylanders Imaginators. The pack comes with Sensei character Wild Storm who will unleash a new level to players, a life Creation Crystal, and an Imaginite Mystery Chest.