Fall Guys on Switch and Xbox delayed, cross-play coming

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Fall Guys on Switch and Xbox delayed, cross-play coming

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout will stumble onto Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X a little later than expected. Developer Mediatonic announced Friday that Fall Guys on these platforms will be delayed; originally, Mediatonic hoped to release the new platforms this summer. A new release window has not been announced.

“While we want to launch on these platforms as quickly as possible, we believe the Switch and Xbox releases are really going to be worth waiting for and we’re super grateful for your patience,” Mediatonic wrote in a post on the Fall Guys website. “This delay gives our team some time to add features like crossplay, so when we add new platforms, players will be able to stumble in harmony with their pals, regardless of their platform of choice.”

Streets of Rage 4 is bringing back Max from Streets of Rage 2

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Streets of Rage 4 is bringing back Max from Streets of Rage 2

Streets of Rage 4 is bringing Max Thunder back to the playable roster. The beat-’em-up’s upcoming downloadable content, Mr. X Nightmare, will transform Max from mind-controlled boss character to playable fighter.

Publisher Dotemu and developers Lizardcube and Guard Crush Games revealed Max for Streets of Rage 4: Mr X Nightmare in a trailer released Friday. Max can be seen suplexing, body slamming, and Spinning Knuckle Bombing all manner of street thug and dirty cop in his gameplay reveal.

The Vault of Glass comes to Destiny 2 on May 22

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The Vault of Glass comes to Destiny 2 on May 22

Destiny’s original raid, the Vault of Glass, makes a return engagement in Destiny 2 on May 22 at 1 p.m. EDT, Bungie announced in its weekly blog. This is the first original Destiny raid to make it into the sequel as part of Bungie’s new Destiny Content Vault system. As assistant game director Joe Blackburn told Polygon earlier this year, Vault of Glass should still be what players remember, just spruced up for the modern age.

Like all of Bungie’s modern raids, the studio will put on a World First raid competition, meant to celebrate players who can beat Vault of Glass on Contest mode — a version of the raid that artificially lowers player’s gear levels, making combat much harder. Players who beat Vault of Glass on Contest (only available for the first 24 hours) will get a special bonus.

Among Us coming to PS4, PS5 in 2021

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Among Us coming to PS4, PS5 in 2021

Among Us launches later this year for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, Sony said during its State of Play streaming event Thursday. The PlayStation versions will get an exclusive Ratchet & Clank skin when the title launches.

The social deduction game, which first launched in 2018 but shot to newfound popularity with the quarantine gaming conditions of 2020, launched on Nintendo Switch in December and was announced for Xbox One and Xbox Series X the same month, although those platforms likewise do not have a specific launch date.

Riot tried to take down a League of Legends fan project in the worst way possible

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Riot tried to take down a League of Legends fan project in the worst way possible

Riot Games is threatening League of Legends fan project Chronoshift with legal action over its attempt at a legacy server for the game. That’s after Riot reportedly sent one of its security team members, called Zed, after Chronoshift’s developer, in an exchange that was leaked online and went viral on social media.

Chronoshift’s developer intended to remake an old version of League of Legends, as if it was still the same game it was 10 years ago — along the same lines as World of Warcraft Classic. Very little, if anything, exists from this time period in League of Legends today. Much like the Ship of Theseus, the constant patches, updates, and visual reworks in League of Legends have removed old champions and mechanics entirely. A Riot employee originally reached out to the Chronoshift developer a year ago, through a comment on Reddit, asking the development team not to move forward with the project.

Apex Legends: Legacy patch will remove Low Profile and add the new Bocek weapon

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Apex Legends: Legacy patch will remove Low Profile and add the new Bocek weapon

Apex Legends’ upcoming Legacy update is already shaping up to be one of its biggest patches ever. Now that developer Respawn Entertainment has released the official notes it seems there are even more changes than we thought. Along with the addition of the new Arenas mode and Valkyrie, the game’s new Legend, the Legacy update will also bring in dozens of huge new balance changes to Legends and weapons.

Among the biggest changes in Apex Legends: Legacy is the removal of Low Profile. This perk used to be applied to certain Legends who had smaller character models, like Lifeline, Wattson, and Wraith.

Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach delayed; have a side-scrolling brawler instead

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Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach delayed; have a side-scrolling brawler instead

Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach will now launch in late 2021, Scott Cawthon, the game’s creator, said Wednesday on Reddit. But Cawthon did drop a surprise beat-’em-up on the same day, the 100% free Security Breach: Fury’s Rage for Windows PC.

First, the delay: Cawthon told fans “again, I’ve made the decision to put more time and money into [Security Breach] to make sure it’s finished properly.” Thus early 2021 is no longer an operative release window.

Watch Sony’s new State of Play for a long look at Ratchet & Clank on PS5

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Watch Sony’s new State of Play for a long look at Ratchet & Clank on PS5

Sony Interactive Entertainment will stream a new episode of its State of Play digital showcase on Thursday, offering an extended look at Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. While Insomniac Games’ new action-adventure game will be the focus of the show — Sony promises 15 minutes of PlayStation 5 gameplay — it’s not the only game appearing in the next State of Play.

Viewers can also expect a “quick look” at two unnamed indie games, Sony said, in addition to new Ratchet & Clank gameplay. Thursday’s showcase will kick off at 5 p.m. EDT/2 p.m. PDT, and will be viewable on YouTube and Twitch.

Apex Legends trailer demonstrates all of Valkyrie’s high-flying abilities

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Apex Legends trailer demonstrates all of Valkyrie’s high-flying abilities

Apex Legends’ new season is almost here, and since Respawn showed off the new Arenas mode earlier this week, now it’s Valkyrie’s turn in the spotlight. On Thursday, Respawn released a new trailer that shows off Valkyrie and her kit.

Valkyrie’s passive ability is her signature jetpack. The jetpack gives her the ability — unique among Legends — to fly high above the Apex Legends battlefield, but it does have some limitations. For one thing, it has a limited amount of fuel, and Valkyrie will have to return to the ground to recharge. On top of that, she can’t fire while she’s flying, but she can use her weapon if she disables the jetpack — in other words, she can shoot only while falling. The jetpack itself is also loud and flashy, making her a perfect target while she’s flying through the air.

Wreckfest trailer shows off PS5 version, which is a $9.99 upgrade

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Wreckfest trailer shows off PS5 version, which is a $9.99 upgrade

On Wednesday, Sony announced that PlayStation Plus’ free games lineup for May would carry the PlayStation 4 version of Wreckfest — but only for PlayStation 5 owners. A trailer for the game on Thursday explains, obliquely, why that’s the case: When the demolition derby sim’s PS5 version launches on June 1, those who own the game on PS4 can upgrade to it for $9.99.

THQ Nordic announced both the upgraded version and the price back at the end of March. (The PS5 version of the game, by itself, is $39.99.) So the PS Plus offer looks like a deal between the publisher and PlayStation, especially as there’s no word yet on a similar upgraded edition for Xbox One to Xbox Series X.