Written By: Steve Vegvari
This is your daily video game news recap for Monday, February 12th.
Every Monday-Friday we give you a rundown of all the noteworthy industry news.
Kingdom Hearts III received a brand new trailer debuting during the D23 Expo over the weekend. The trailer showcased gameplay and new cinematics. We also got to heat the game’s theme song, “Don’t Think Twice” by Hikaru Utada.
The trailer’s biggest reveal is the game will place Sora and the gang in the Monsters Inc. World. Featuring the main stars of the franchise; Mike and Sully. The Gummi Ship from Treasure Planet also makes its appearance.
The trailer ends with a window release of 2018 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Check out the latest world announced for KINGDOM HEARTS III – Monsters, Inc.! The trailer shows Sora, Donald, and Goofy’s monster forms, powerful new Keyblade attacks, and the return of past friends and foes! #KingdomHearts #KH3 #MonstersInc #Pixar #👑❤️ #💙💙💙 pic.twitter.com/3R3neaHdMG
— KINGDOM HEARTS (@KINGDOMHEARTS) February 10, 2018
The studio behind Fortnite have all hands on deck in improving the game. In a recent development update, Epic Games gives a brief rundown of all the improvements that will be implemented.
Server maintenance and optimization are a few of the ongoing advances Epic hope to roll out. New Gliders, pickaxes, and character models will be added. Social functionality will enable PC and console players to link their Facebook accounts to see what their friends and send party requests.
Fortnite will soon be optimized to play at 60FPS on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The new optional mode will boost frame rates without sacrificing visuals. No confirmed date on when the update will launch.
Gun Media released a “Working Demo” trailer of their new Single Player Challenge Mode for 2017’s Friday The 13th. In the short demo, we see a player take control of Jason in an isolated slice of the map.
As two AI teenagers are fixing their car in an attempt to escape, Jason has to track them down and kill each of them before they manage to drive away. Friday The 13th has never steered away from situational kills, and this trailer shows just how brutal Jason can be, even in a single player setting.
The challenges are not kept on screen, so whether or not Gun Media plans to release them ahead of time is unseen.
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