Video game news 3/8/21: Super Nintendo World opening in Japan, Monster Hunter Rise second demo Nintendo Switch eShop It Takes Two trailer Fortnite skins return Marvel Crystal Dynamics XP grind increase explained Marvel's Avengers

It’s a new week, with a lot more to talk about in the world of video games. Recently, Crystal Dynamics attempted to explain why it’s increasing the XP grind in Marvel’s Avengers, Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan is opening this month, Monster Hunter Rise is getting a second demo, and more. Here’s the video game news you might’ve missed on March 8, 2021.

Super Nintendo World Set to Open This Month in Japan

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused numerous delays to the grand opening of Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan. But on March 18, 2021, the new theme park will open its doors to general visitors. This news comes by way of the official Nintendo Twitter account, which can be seen below. In addition, Super Nintendo World theme parks are currently in the works for the United States and Singapore — though they won’t be ready for several years, with the Orlando location likely to open in early 2025.

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Previously Delisted Fortnite Skins Like Master Chief and Daredevil Have Returned

Fortnite often gets limited-time skins that rotate in and out of the shop. With its current and previous season, many beloved characters from the Marvel universe and other franchises came and went very quickly, such as Daredevil, Ghost Rider, Master Chief, Kratos, and a slew of others. Now, those characters are available to buy once more, so check out the link below to see if your favorite one has returned.

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Latest It Takes Two Trailer Shows More of the Game in Action

Ahead of its release later this month, Hazelight’s It Takes Two has gotten another trailer referred to as “We’re Better Together.” The trailer shows much of the game in action, including some of its gameplay, which is strictly cooperative. In addition, we get a look at the characters and some of the narrative during its latest trailer. It Takes Two will launch for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, and PC on March 26, 2021.

Monster Hunter Rise Will Receive a Second Demo

In addition to the release date info for Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin, the latest Monster Hunter Rise trailer called “Kamura’s Hope” was released today, giving us a deeper look at some of the creatures we’ll face off against in the latest entry. Kamura Village is the name of the game’s new hub world, and it’ll be up to you and your fellow hunters to protect it at all costs. Additionally, a second demo will launch on Thursday, March 11 on the Nintendo Switch eShop that includes the four quests from the first demo but adds a difficult battle against flagship monster Magnamalo. Monster Hunter Rise will launch for Nintendo Switch on March 26, 2021.

Read More: Monster Hunter Rise second demo against Magnamalo arrives this week

Crystal Dynamics Explains Why Marvel’s Avengers Will Increase XP Grind

Marvel’s Avengers will release for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X | S later this month, and on the same day, developer Crystal Dynamics will slow down the game’s XP progression. This news didn’t go over well with fans, and in response to that, Crystal Dynamics released a statement on Reddit to explain why the change will be implemented.

In short, the developer claims to have received feedback that many players have felt overwhelmed with the number of skills due to the speed at which they unlock. Though, if the response from the community is any indication, it doesn’t seem like many players agree with the decision. You can read the full statement from Crystal Dynamics in the link below.

Read More: More clarification and details on the recently announced XP change

Joseph Yaden
I'm Joseph! I love Nintendo and horror games. When I'm not writing about video games I can usually be found petting my cats and listening to some Progressive Metal. Meshuggah is tight.

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