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Luigi’s Mansion 3 available today for Nintendo Switch

Luigi is invited to the towering Last Resort hotel to save his friends from spooky encounters that reside in the hotel. The game launched today, on Halloween.

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When Mario and friends go missing, it’s up to our green-clad hero Luigi to conquer his fears to save them.

Slam, blow away, and vacuum up ghosts with the new Poltergust G-00, and join forces with Gooigi to overcome the puzzling contraptions and mischievous boss on each themed floor. And that’s just the Last Resort.

Enter the ScareScraper for 8-player local wireless or online co-op gameplay. The objective is to defeat all the ghosts, rescue all the toads, or clear other objectives before time runs out in the ScareScraper.

For more mini-game madness, compete on teams at the ScreamPark. Whether players play with friends or wander the hotel alone, they’ll be accompanied by the atmospheric music and ghoulish décor of every cobwebby corner in the game.

In the main adventure, players can play together as Luigi and Gooigi in two-player co-op. Gooigi can walk on spikes, slip through tight spaces, and help Luigi overcome obstacles he can’t tackle alone. Never hurts to have a friend in this hotel; it may not be very spooky, but Luigi begs to differ.

Nintendo provided the following information on features:

  • Catch ghosts and solve puzzles to rescue Mario and friends in the Last Resort hotel
  • Each floor of this towering hotel is themed, from the décor to the puzzles to boss
  • Utilize the functions of the all-new Poltergust G-00: Pummel ghosts with a Slam, breakthrough defenses with the Suction Shot, and blowback groups with a Burst
  • Luigi can call upon and control Gooigi, his all-green doppelganger, who can do what Luigi can’t
  • Gooigi can slip through tight spaces, walk on spikes, and help Luigi overcome obstacles
  • Change between Luigi and Gooigi in single player, or let a friend play as Gooigi for 2-player co-op
  • Up to 8 players can work together to ascend the Scarescaper via local wireless or online
  • It’s Team Luigi vs. Team Gooigi in a mini-game battle to see which is the ultimate team of ghost hunters

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SuperEpic to launch limited edition physical edition

The critically-acclaimed indie action game, SuperEpic, will be offering a limited edition physical version of the game with special goodies inside on 20 March.

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Numskull Games has announced that SuperEpic, a Metroidvania-style adventure game from indie developer Undercoders, is coming to retail for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on 20 March.

Taking the helm of a raccoon and a burger-eating llama, players embark on a quest to save video games as we know them by ramming into the headquarters of RegnantCorp – a video game development company that controls an Orwellian society by addicting citizens to their free games.

SuperEpic is a non-linear, fast-paced action adventure game, heavy on exploration and combo-based combat. Uncover a conspiracy as you explore a surreal castle-like office full of enemies, challenges, secrets, and corporate pigs.

The SuperEpic: Badge Collector’s Edition includes a physical copy of the game for either PlayStation 4 or Nintendo Switch, as well as a collector’s display box featuring 6 high quality pin badges, based on characters from the hit indie game.

The game is limited to 5,000 copies on the Nintendo Switch and 3,000 copies on the PS4, so this is sure to be a sought-after collector’s item.

Continuing the satirical theme on microtransactions, levelling and powering up is based on an in-game economy system (there aren’t any real-life microtransactions, of course)

Numskull games provided the following information on features:

  • Two game modes – play a classic single-player story mode with handcrafted levels, or a rogue-like mode which procedurally generates the game map to make each run completely different
  • Cross-media experience – hidden QR codes launch mini-games to play on your mobile when scanned, uncovering secrets in the main game
  • 8 hours of gameplay – a first run on the story mode will take roughly 8 hours, but the procedural mode provides endless fun
  • 16-bit era graphics – super fluid animations and spectacular bosses, all represented in gorgeous ‘Neo-Geo’-esque 16-bit pixel art
  • Original storyline and soundtrack – a story featuring unique, strong characters with plenty of humour and personality, and a soundtrack from SonoTrigger (‘Rise & Shine’, ‘Blue & Bullets’, ‘Supermagical’)
  • Completionists – tons of achievements & secrets to unlock for completionists
  • Micro-transaction satire – satirises modern gaming practices, with a huge enterprise run by greedy business-pigs which has gradually replaced all the fun in video games with adaptative and addictive algorithms to control people’s minds
  • Latest patch on disc/cartridge – the latest update, which includes improvements to the map system, are included on the physical versions for collectors and preservationists

SuperEpic is available digitally on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC now. The Badge Collector’s Edition & standard physical edition for PS4/Switch are available stores including Geek Store, Amazon, and Game UK on 20 March.

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TikTok and WEF promote inclusion

TikTok, the short-video platform for smartphones, has launched a challenge to promote inclusion and diversity during the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos this month.

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TikTok, the leading destination for short-form mobile video, has launched a #AllTheDifference challenge in collaboration with the World Economic Forum, to promote inclusion and diversity while leaders of state and business meet in Davos to discuss inclusive societies.

The challenge started on 21 January and will end on 27 January, so TikTok users in 75+ global markets, including South Africa, are invited to celebrate inclusion and diversity by joining the #AllTheDifference challenge. An “I say” sticker will be available to help TikTok users express themselves bravely and creatively.

As a platform to inspire creativity and bring joy, TikTok hopes to celebrate the differences that make up its diverse community, why their voices need to be heard and the efforts they have made to make the world a more tolerant place.

Lawyer, activist, and model Thando Hopa has joined the challenge by posting a video using the “I Say” sticker, to highlight how being unique is larger than life and future-proof.

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Tired of being labelled? Lawyer, activist, model Thando Hopa in our #allthedifference campaign – celebrate who you are! #wef #davos #wef

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Popular TikTok creators, @kelly_kikx and @aaron_perry, have also joined the challenge to showcase what being unique and defying the odds means to them. Take a look:

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Follow World Economic Forum on TikTok and show us how your stories make #AllTheDifference.

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