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Mutant Football League Making Return

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Looking for a blast from the past? Get ready, because Mutant League Football is making a return to consoles in 2018.

The 1993 Sega Genesis classic Mutant League Football has always had a special place in long-time gamers’ hearts and will launch January 19th on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

PCs brought back the 90’s classic back in October, but consoles are ready to bring it back this month.

Sometime in February or March, Chicago-based indie studio Digital Dreams, who created the game, will publish a free update to Mutant Football League adding a multi-season dynasty mode to the game.

“From the community’s reaction, they’re ecstatic with it so far,” Michael Mendheim said. While the PC launch scored an overall positive but middling response from critics, fan reviews on Steam are very positive.

“I feel really good about our game,” Mendheim said, “and I feel like we fulfilled our promises. We fulfilled every Kickstarter promise — well, with the exception that we have to add demons and werewolves; We’re building our models now and should have them in game soon.” Those will also be a free update.

“After the Kickstarter disaster (in 2013) we listened to the community,” Mendheim said. “They said we want a console game, and want it to be next-gen console game, and they said ‘Go build that, because we don’t want it to be a crappy mobile game.’ The most venomous critics yelled at me and almost castrated me.”

Looking for more nostalgia? Mutant League Football is bringing Tim Kitzrow in as play-by-play commentator.

You’ll remember Kitzrow as the voice of the “Boom-sha-kalaka” voice of NBA Jam.

“I think his voice and his humor have added so much to the product,” Mendheim said. “I think Tim was the olive in the martini. I was debating back and forth, ‘Can I do this, can it work?’ but it worked beautifully and I’m super happy about it.”

In case you’re wondering what the new mode will entail, Mendheim spoke at length about it.

“Dynasty mode wasn’t something we would have tackled before our ship [date],” Mendheim said. “Four weeks before that, the feedback was pretty resounding that people wanted more depth. We have really good engineers [Digital Dreams’ coding partners are in Ukraine] but only seven core people built this game. We’re hoping we can get it out in February, or March, and everyone will get it as a free upgrade. People will have a more robust Mutant Football League experience.”

“Our goal for Mutant Football League was to put out the best game we could with a reasonable amount of features that would allow us to ship the product,” Mendheim said. “We kept the scope in check, to avoid the pitfall of so many indie developers, to add a feature here and there, and they don’t end up shipping.

“But am I sick of the project? Hell no, I love this game,” Mendheim said. “I’m in love with sports played by mutants. I hope to make more of these games, and improve on the game we have.”

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Ninja Gaiden 2 Now Xbox One Backwards Compatible

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Ninja Gaiden 2 is now backwards compatible for the Xbox One becoming the latest Xbox 360 game to make it to Xbox One and also be enhanced for Xbox One X.

Ninja Gaiden 2 is now available for those who already own it digitally or own the physical copy of the game.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Adds Joker, New Stage Builder

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A brand new update for Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has introduced a new stage builder, and Persona 5’s Joker as well.

Joker will be available as part of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass, or can be acquired through the Challenger Pack 1: Joker DLC.

The new stage builder is a drastic improvement for the game, and something that has been leaked in the past week or so.

It allows players to build their own arenas, opening up and endless workd of creativity when it comes to customizing a player’s experience.

The update rolls out a Video Editor as well which allows players to edit any
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate videos they have saved.

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Apex Legends Update 1.1.1 Focuses on Caustic and Gibraltar

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In the newly rolled out update for Apex Legends, both Caustic and Gibraltar take center stage and get some much needed attention.

Respawn Entertainment has officially released Apex Legends update 1.1.1 and the update reduces the damage taken by both characters.

Additionally, a round of weapon balancing has been applied, a 50% speed increase was made to the Jump Ship, and a UI bug was addressed.

Here is a more detailed breakdown of what has rolled out, specifically for both characters.

Caustic

  • Fortified Passive Perk added: reduces damage taken by 10%
  • Gas Damage per tick increased: 1 -> 4
  • Ultimate Throw distance increased: 28 meters -> 33 meters

Gibralter

  • Fortified Passive Perk added: reduces damage taken by 10%
  • Gun Shield health increased: 50 -> 75
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