Nintendo Reveals New Nintendo Switch Fortnite Bundle
If you’re not quite up to waiting until November 2nd to get your hands on a Nintendo Switch with the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Set bundle, then Nintendo has another solution coming soon that may appeal more to you.
On that day, they’ll be releasing the Fortnite – Double Helix bundle, which includes the console and a bunch of in-game goodies for the free-to-play hit title. There’s the eponymous “Double Helix Set,” which is comprised of a unique Character Outfit, Back Bling, Glider, and Pickaxe (which is apparently a proper noun now? That’s branding for you). You’ll also get 1,000 V-bucks, the in-game currency, with which you can purchase a Battle Pass, which itself unlocks even more in-game content, or can alternatively be used to purchase still other in-game items.
All this can be yours for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $379.99 on October 5th — just a fortnight away.
Some interesting news has come out of Capcom Game Studio Vancouver, or Capcom Vancouver for short. The developer formerly known as Blue Castle Games, responsible for both Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising 3, has announced that they are teaming up with Epic Games in order to use Unreal Engine 4 in upcoming projects.
“We have some ambitious visions for where we want to take our next games and while our previous proprietary engine served the needs for the projects at the time, shifting to Unreal Engine 4 delivers the right tools for our future direction,” Joe Nickolls, Studio Director of Capcom Game Studio Vancouver, said in the press release. “Not only will we be developing on a powerful and versatile platform, we’ll also work closely with the team at Epic to maximize the capabilities of the latest and greatest technology. Using this industry leading engine also allows us to quickly integrate new talent onto our projects so that we can focus on pioneering new world class entertainment.”
As to the exact nature of these upcoming projects? Capcom Vancouver is keeping mum for now, though it seems they are interested in bringing some new folks on board who have “the desire to create incredible new gameplay experiences” to help out with these new projects in “a variety of development positions.” Naturally, those familiar with the popular game engine are of particular interest to the group.
If this sounds like something you’d be able and interested in taking a part in, then head over to CapcomVancouver.com for more details, such as the positions they’re looking for.
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