Fortnite adds a ninja skin to the game that will be available on January 16. Tyler "Ninja" Blevins announced the availability of a stream this morning and screamed with excitement.
"It happened." It's official, we finally have a ninja skin. In the game. In Fortnite . We did it, ”he said.
The skin "looks exactly like me," Blevins shouted as he demonstrated the character in the game. It has blue hair, a blue jacket with a hood and black pants with spikes. There are four different variations and backbling options, including dual katanas.
"I'm just very excited about it, I'm excited to share this with you," said Blevins. “If you invest time and effort, anything is possible. These are just facts. "
Ninja had angered the news since Monday and promised a" MASSIVE surprise ". Fortnite previously introduced Marshmello and Major Lazer, and Epic says it will add two more gaming personalities in the future, Loserfruit and TheGrefg. Other creators from "Games, Music and Entertainment" are planned for later. Epic calls these skins the "Icon Series".
Ninja has had a wave of news for the past six months. In August, he signed a contract with Microsoft to exclusively stream on Mixer, his live streaming platform, and started a talent fight with Twitch, YouTube and Facebook. His first book was published in the same month and in November Ninja became the star of his own comic series. He also signed a multi-year contract with Adidas to develop physical and virtual products from the Ninja brand. The first was a sneaker that went on sale two weeks ago for $ 150 in adult size.
Switching to Mixer wasn't all good news for Ninja. While it was probably a very lucrative move, Mixer has fewer eyes open. TwitchTracker shows that the average number of viewers of Ninja is about a third of the previous one, on Mixer about 11,800. Its total number of subscribers, at 2.77 million, is also much lower than Twitch's at 14.69 million. And although the number of streaming viewers has increased across the board, the proportion of blenders has not improved significantly, according to analysts, despite its high-profile signatures.