You pretty much can't trust anyone or anything on April Fool's Day, and that was the case when Maisie Williams appeared on Jimmy Fallon's late night show this week to discuss the final season of Game of Thrones. In a staged sequence, Fallon asks Williams, who plays Arya Stark on the hit HBO show, to give just a crumble of information about the final season.
Williams begins with the prepared answer you'd expect; emotional final days on set, sad to say goodbye to the cast, etc. But then she spills the beans, revealing that her character, Arya Stark, dies in the second episode. She looks genuinely shocked and dismayed about letting that slip. She tries to go on with the interview, but her grief is too great and she walks off stage. Fallon, too, does a bit of acting and appears dismayed and goes off to find Williams.
Then they both appear from behind the curtain and shout, "April Fools!" with big grins on their faces. We should have always seen this coming; it was April Fool's Day.
It's a new month, and that means subscribers to Nintendo Switch Online are getting more free NES titles. This month's lineup includes the classic boxing game Punch-Out!!, as well as Super Mario Bros. The Lost Levels, which is known for its very difficult levels. The third game is the shoot-em-up Star Soldier.
These three games will become available to download starting on April 10. In the past, Japan has received different titles, but they seem to be the same this month. Here's a trailer:
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The annual fighting game tournament extravaganza known as the Evo Championship Series, a staple of the fighting game community (FGC), has unveiled how this year's roster of games is performing based on current registration numbers. Evo president Joey Cuellar tweeted the rankings for the nine games featured on the main stage this year, and it comes with a few surprises (see below).
Perhaps the biggest surprise is the fact that Under Night In-Birth: Exe Late[st] stands tall with the fifth-highest registration. Although the core game of Under Night has been in arcades since 2012 and consoles since 2015, this year is its debut at the Evo main stage. This is in part thanks to Exe: Late[st] being the definitive version of the game which hit the PC, PS4, and PS Vita in 2018 for North America. The smooth, stylish 2D anime fighter comes from the relatively small developer French Bread (makers of the cult-classic Melty Blood series) who worked with Arc System Works for a few aspects of the game. As of now, Under Night even tops ArcSys' Dragon Ball FighterZ, which had the highest registration at Evo 2018.
In a round of unexpected and excellent news, Firaxis Games announced today that Civilization VI now supports cross-platform saves for PC (via Steam) and Nintendo Switch. The functionality arrived in the game with the newest update.
To make it work, you need to link your 2K Account and select the "multi-platform cloud save" box in the options menu. You can sign up for a 2K Account here on 2K's website. For now, cross-platform saves only work across PC and Nintendo Switch, and there is no word on if it'll ever be supported with Civ 6's iOS edition.
Here's a handy video that to help you understand what cross-platform saves are and how to enable them in Civ 6:
CD Projekt Red has announced that it is opening a merchandise store in the coming weeks. However, CD Projekt Red has not yet revealed the exact details about what the store will sell, only promising the information is "coming soon."
The studio is best known as the developer behind the games in The Witcher series--The Witcher, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt--as well as spin-off titles The Witcher Battle Arena, Gwent: The Witcher Card Game, and Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales. The studio's next game takes a break from the magical lands of fantasy for a more technological one of science fiction in Cyberpunk 2077.
We've been waiting for #AprilFools to be over to share this good news with you — we're opening CD PROJEKT RED Store in the following weeks!
Keep your eyes open for updates!
Avengers: Endgame tickets are finally on sale, and as you might have guessed, they're selling very well. Ticket-seller Fandango announced today Endgame needed just six hours to surpass the previous single-day pre-sale ticket sales record on Fandango, which was held by Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Tickets for Endgame went on sale at 5 AM PT / 8 AM ET today, April 2, and "within minutes, Fandango saw historic numbers of fans reserving their seats," the company announced. The company didn't share specific ticket sales numbers, but they were strong enough to reach No. 1 after just six hours, beating out the likes of The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, Rogue One, and Avengers: Infinity War, which make up the Top 5 all-time fastest-selling tickets on Fandango.
Fandango Top Five First-Day Ticket First 24 Hour Sales