Welcome back to The Game Informer Show, thanks for tuning in! On today's episode Ben Hanson, Ben Reeves, Jeff Cork, and Kyle Hilliard roll through a string of survival games like Fortnite, Metal Gear Survive, and They Are Billions before talking about a surprising and Valve-sanctioned Portal game. Then Brian Shea joins the show and we run down the Nintendo Switch's release list for 2018 and share some raw reactions to Nintendo Labo... the bizarre, cardboard-based construction kits Nintendo is releasing in April. After some great community emails and fan fiction, we're joined by Epic Games' lead systems designer Eric Williamson and lead level designers David Spalinsk and Sidney Rauchberger to talk about the history of Fortnite's wildly successful Battle Royale mode and the redesign of the game's map.
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To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below...
1:13 - Fortnite
8:00 - Metal Gear Survive
14:14 - They Are Billions
17:20 - Bridge Constructor Portal
23:05 - Dissidia Final Fantasy NT
23:45 - Hero Academy 2
26:45 - Tiny Metal
29:00 - Blossom Tales
30:15 - Brawlout
32:20 - Crawl
34:04 - Nintendo Switch's 2018 release calendar
36:35 - Nintendo Labo
43:50 - Community emails
1:32:20 - Fan fiction radio play
1:38:00 - Fortnite interview
1:51:53 - Our raw reaction to Nintendo Labo's reveal