We’re nearing the end of the week and there’s more news to cover, so let’s jump in. Ubisoft and Capcom announced a Resident Evil crossover event coming to The Division 2, Animal Crossing: New Horizons was the top downloaded Switch game in Japan, Destruction AllStars has a new trailer showing off its eponymous stars, and more. Here’s the news you might’ve missed on Jan. 21, 2021.
Animal Crossing Dominates Nintendo Switch 2020 Download Charts in Japan
Animal Crossing: New Horizons was the most downloaded Nintendo Switch game in Japan during 2020, coming out ahead of other heavy hitters like Super Mario 3D All-Stars. It’s quickly approaching Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for lifetime sales, which has sold over 29 million units but has been on the market for almost four years. Here are the top five most downloaded Switch games for 2020 in Japan:
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons
- Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics
- Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban!
- Human: Fall Flat
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Destruction AllStars Trailer Shows Characters in Action
Destruction AllStars, an upcoming vehicular combat game for PlayStation 5, has gotten a new trailer showcasing its characters, fittingly known as AllStars. Each seems to have their own vehicle types and abilities, with various personalities and appearances. It was originally meant to be a launch title for PS5, but it will now come out exclusively for that platform via PS Plus — meaning members can play it at no additional cost.
Playdead’s New Game Is a Third-Person Sci-Fi Adventure
Limbo and Inside developer Playdead is working on a new project, and according to job listings on the company’s site, the new game will be a third-person sci-fi adventure (a decided departure from the two aforementioned projects). Playdead has 10 job openings, and each one features a new set of images that correspond to the new game. It seems to be moody and atmospheric, which puts it more in line with the games that came before it — only it will likely be larger in scope and in 3D, apparently.
More details about the next game by Playdead (Limbo, Inside) can be gathered from a new job ad. A Technical Director job listing describes it as "a 3rd person, open world, science fiction adventure built for multiple platforms on UE and published by Epic." Two new artworks:
— MauroNL (@MauroNL3) January 21, 2021
Fan-Made Metroid Lego Set Has Reached 10,000 Votes, Meaning It Could Become Available to Purchase Officially
A fan-made Metroid Lego set (courtesy of L-DI-EGO) is as awesome as you’d expect, and it just reached over 10,000 votes on the Lego Ideas site. If a submission reaches 10,000 votes, it has a chance to become officially produced by Lego. The set features Samus and her gunship, as well as a Ridley figure that can be posed and space pirates. It’s difficult to say if it will ever be officially produced, but it’s a good sign to see it reach 10,000 votes so quickly.
— GoNintendoTweet (@GoNintendoTweet) January 20, 2021
The Division 2 Is Getting a Resident Evil Crossover Event
As announced during the Resident Evil Showcase today, The Division 2 is getting a Resident Evil crossover this February. It will run from Feb. 2 to Feb. 15 and will include skins and weapons — in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Resident Evil. Players who log in during the times listed above will gain access to the Leon Kennedy Raccoon City Police Department skin for free.