Fortnite is including a Ninja skin to the sport that’ll be out there beginning tomorrow, January 16th. Tyler “Ninja” Blevins introduced the provision on a stream this morning, shouting in pleasure.
“It occurred. It’s official, we lastly received a Ninja skin. In the sport. In Fortnite. We did it,” he mentioned.
The skin “looks just like me,” Blevins shouted whereas exhibiting off the character within the sport. It has spiked blue hair, a blue jacket with a hood, and black pants. There are 4 totally different variations and again bling choices that embody twin katanas.
The skin will likely be out there from January 16th by the 19th. You’ll have to purchase it, however Blevins didn’t say how a lot it could price.
“I’m just really excited about this, I’m excited to share this with you guys,” Blevins mentioned. “If you put the time in, the effort in, anything is possible. That’s just facts.”
Ninja had been teasing the information since Monday, promising a “MASSIVE surprise.”
Epic Games mentioned Ninja’s skin can be the first of many collaborations bringing real-world personalities into the sport. Fortnite has beforehand featured Marshmello and Major Lazer, and Epic says it’ll add two different gaming personalities, Loserfruit and TheGrefg, sooner or later. Other creators from “games, music and entertainment” are deliberate for later. Epic is calling this line of skins the “Icon Series.”
Ninja has had a wave of reports over the previous six months. In August, he signed a cope with Microsoft to stream completely on Mixer, its live-streaming platform, kicking off a expertise battle with Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook within the course of. That similar month, his first e-book got here out, and in November, Ninja turned the star of his personal comedian e-book collection. He additionally signed a multiyear cope with Adidas to create bodily and digital Ninja-branded merchandise, the primary of which was a sneaker that went on sale two weeks in the past for $150 in grownup sizes.
The transfer to Mixer hasn’t been all excellent news for Ninja. While it was doubtless a very profitable transfer, there stay fewer eyes over at Mixer. TwitchTracker shows that Ninja’s common viewership is about a third of what it was, all the way down to round 11,800 on Mixer. His complete subscriber depend is additionally far decrease, at 2.77 million subscribers, down from 14.69 million on Twitch. And whereas the streaming viewership has grown throughout the board, Mixer’s share hasn’t improved a lot, according to analyst figures, regardless of its high-profile signings.