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Gaming roundup: Mario Kart for Labo; Walking Dead AR release date; Fortnite leaker lawsuit

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Jun 26, 2018, 2:25 PM EDT

A few familiar faces in the world of gaming are making waves you may not expect. Lawsuits, new platforms, and a zombie version of Pokémon GO! Oh my!

First off, let’s dig into one of Nintendo’s most-cherished spin-off from the Mario series: Mario Kart. The Switch’s iteration in the series, Mario Kart 8, has recently enabled Nintendo Labo support through a free new patch.

The Labo is Nintendo’s new adaptable cardboard peripheral that players can use to add a more hands-on, arcade-like experience to their motion-controlled games. Check out the trailer below:

By using the Toy-Con Motorbike creation from the Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit, and selecting the Motorbike as your controller choice in the main menu, players can race like their actually gripping some handlebars.

Something that’s also gripping -- though far deadlier than Mario has ever been -- is some news regarding The Walking Dead: Our World. We now know when the AR game is coming out!

According to a release, the location-based game will be coming out globally on July 12. Taking from Pokémon GO’s hit mobile game that let players find Pokémon in the real world, Our World does the same thing but for walkers. As if the world wasn't bad enough. But don’t worry: Rick, Daryl, and Michonne will be right there with them -- on either iOS or Android.

Finally, in less fun news, a former Fortnite QA tester is being sued by Epic for spoiling its fourth season of gameplay. According to the suit, Epic is claiming that Thomas Hannah broke his non-disclosure agreement when he shared information with Adam DiMarco, the latter of whom ultimately posted the leak on Reddit.

This leak detailed a meteor hitting a location on Fortnite’s map, which confirmed speculation among fans -- though moving the target from Tilted Towers to Dusty Depot. The leak gained credibility after Epic released details about Heroes vs. Villains -- another aspect of the upcoming season that the now-deleted post mentioned. While Hannah’s defense acknowledges his breach of the NDA, he claims he had no control about what DiMarco posted -- which Hannah says was a mix of confirmed information along with DiMarco’s suppositions.