There’s lots to discuss in the world of games today, like the various Nintendo Indie World Showcase announcements, including the surprise launch of Among Us on Nintendo Switch. Other news today includes a new batch of Resident Evil Village screenshots, a Kojima Productions tease that will go live tomorrow, and more. Here’s the video game news you might’ve missed on Dec. 15, 2020.
Kojima Productions Will Deliver “Exciting Updates” Tomorrow for Studio’s Fifth Birthday
In celebration of the studio’s fifth anniversary, Kojima Productions will make multiple announcements tomorrow, Dec. 16 at 12 a.m. EST. This comes by way of the company’s official Twitter account, in which it states it’ll deliver “some exciting new updates you won’t want to miss.” Could it be the follow-up to Death Stranding? Or perhaps a new IP? Tomorrow will tell.
December 16ᵗʰ marks the 5ᵗʰ Anniversary of #KojimaProductions !
Keep an eye out tomorrow on our social channels at 12AM (NYC), 5AM (UK), 6AM (CET) and 2PM (JP) as we'll be delivering some exciting updates you won't want to miss! #KJP5 pic.twitter.com/WZ3WP9q2Qp
— KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS (Eng) (@KojiPro2015_EN) December 15, 2020
EA Play for Xbox Game Pass for PC Will Now Launch in 2021
Today, Microsoft announced that the Xbox Game Pass for PC version of EA Play has been delayed to 2021. It was originally supposed to launch before the year’s end, but it will now come to the service “early next year” at an unspecified date. EA Play is Electronic Arts’ subscription service that gives players access to a slew of the publisher’s games for a monthly fee.
Read More: Update on EA Play: Coming to Xbox Game Pass for PC in 2021
The Next Set of Nintendo Switch Online SNES and NES Games Has Been Revealed
Nintendo announced the latest set of Nintendo Switch Online games that will release later this month. Those who are subscribed to Nintendo Switch Online gain access to a wide selection of SNES and NES games at no additional cost. The list is as follows:
- Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble! — SNES
- The Ignition Factor — SNES
- Super Valis IV — SNES
- Tuff E Nuff — SNES
- Nightshade — NES
These games will be added on Dec. 18. Check out the announcement trailer below!
Read More: Donkey Kong Country 3 headlines new NES / SNES Switch Online games
Fortnite Characters Leaked, Including Black Panther, Taskmaster, and Captain Marvel
Despite Fortnite‘s Marvel theme being seemingly over, the battle royale shooter might be getting a handful of additional characters from the Marvel universe if a leak is to be believed. As shared on Twitter by Fortnite News and regular Fortnite dataminer ShiinaBR, Black Panther, Taskmasker, and Captain Marvel will all be added to Fortnite at some point in the near future. These accounts have had a strong track record in the past, so the addition of these characters seems likely.
Upcoming #Fortnite Black Panther Outfit (via me & @ShiinaBR) pic.twitter.com/yS0t4rsMXe
— Fortnite News (@Guille_GAG) December 15, 2020
Capcom Showed Off Some New Screenshots for Resident Evil Village
Capcom recently shared a handful of Resident Evil Village screenshots with IGN, and they look absolutely stunning. Normally, a small batch of screenshots wouldn’t be a big deal, but considering the anticipation for this game, we’ll take all the info and images we can get. In total, there are three images that you can check out below (as relayed by Twitter user Nibel).
In addition, Capcom told IGN: “We’re really excited for fans to experience Resident Evil Village when it comes out in 2021. We feel it’s an accumulation of all the best elements of Resident Evil games from the past 25 years, with everything fans love about action-infused survival horror plus new surprises. Of course, there are plenty of puzzles to solve and mysteries to unfold.”
New Resident Evil Village screenshotshttps://t.co/lK454UUikJ pic.twitter.com/lc4loUNyty
— Nibel (@Nibellion) December 15, 2020