Apex Legends is coming to mobile

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Apex Legends is coming to mobile

Just a month after its release on Nintendo Switch, Respawn Entertainment has announced that Apex Legends is heading to an even smaller platform: mobile. In a blog post on Monday, the developer announced Apex Legends Mobile, a new version of the game specifically designed for mobile platforms.

Like the console and PC version of the game, Apex Legends Mobile is a competitive battle royale where players will take on the role of specific characters with their own unique abilities. Just like the other versions of the game, Apex Legends Mobile will be entirely free to play with purchasable items that provide cosmetic changes only.

Lord of the Rings MMO canceled by Amazon

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Lord of the Rings MMO canceled by Amazon

Amazon has canceled its free-to-play Lord of the Rings MMO, according to a report from Bloomberg. Amazon first revealed the project in 2019, and the game was being co-developed by Amazon, Athlon Games, and Leyou. This news comes only a few weeks after Amazon announced a new game from the creators of Rainbow Six Siege.

The Bloomberg report reveals that the game’s cancellation comes from a disagreement between Amazon and Tencent, the massive media company that acquired Leyou in December of last year. An Amazon spokesperson confirmed to Bloomberg that, in light of the recent Tencent purchase, “we have been unable to secure terms to proceed with this title at this time.” In the statement, the spokesperson also admitted some disappointment to Bloomberg that audiences wouldn’t be able to play the game.

Apex Legends animated short shows off new character, a Titan pilot called Valkyrie

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Apex Legends animated short shows off new character, a Titan pilot called Valkyrie

Apex Legends’ series of fantastic “Stories from the Outlands” animated shorts continue with Northstar, its latest release. The new entry in the series was released on Monday and revealed the game’s newest character and its most direct connection yet with Titanfall.

The animated short follows the story of Valkyrie, a pilot searching for a way into the Apex Games. As we find out, her father was once the pilot of a Northstar-class Titan but died, possibly in the Apex Games himself. Whatever the cause of death, Valkyrie blames Titanfall 2 antagonist Kuben Blisk, who knew Valkyrie (and her father) when she was a child known as Viper.

Nintendo suing Bowser over Switch hacks

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Nintendo suing Bowser over Switch hacks

Nintendo of America filed a lawsuit Friday against Gary Bowser, a reported “leader” of hack creators Team Xecuter. Bowser and another Team Xecuter member, Max Louarn, were arrested and charged with 11 felony counts in 2020. The new lawsuit alleges Bowser infringed on Nintendo’s copyright in creating and selling its hacks. The lawsuit, filed in a Seattle court, is looking to charge Bowser with two trafficking counts and one copyright violation.

Nintendo described Bowser’s operation as “an international pirate ring” that sells Nintendo Switch hacking devices designed to circumvent the company’s security measures, allowing buyers to run pirated Nintendo Switch games. Nintendo has previously filed multiple lawsuits against sellers of the hacking tools — including the SX Pro, SX Core, and SX Lite, three devices that are used to hack the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite.

The Mass Effect trilogy remaster comes with a fun photo mode

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The Mass Effect trilogy remaster comes with a fun photo mode

The Mass Effect trilogy takes players to a wide variety of stunning locations, from icy mountains to vast alien civilizations. Now, Shepard can stop and smell the roses a little more, because the upcoming remaster of the game, Mass Effect Legendary Edition, will include a photo mode.

We were just calibrating, but #MassEffect Legendary Edition will have a photo mode. https://t.co/QghTqwS4Ah pic.twitter.com/tfNKcgyplu

Genshin Impact gets its big PS5 upgrade on April 28

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Genshin Impact gets its big PS5 upgrade on April 28

Open-world action RPG Genshin Impact will get a major upgrade and native PlayStation 5 support on April 28, developer miHoYo announced Friday. In addition to 4K resolution, enhanced textures, and faster loading times for the PS5 version, players on all platforms will get a new update: Genshin Impact version 1.5, also known as the Beneath the Light of Jadeite update.

Beneath the Light of Jadeite will bring with it new events and enemies, as well as two new playable characters: Eula, known as the Spindrift Knight from Mondstadt, and Yanfei, described as a legal adviser from Liyue Harbor.

Give any team a new stadium in MLB The Show 21’s Road to the Show or Franchise

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Give any team a new stadium in MLB The Show 21’s Road to the Show or Franchise

Custom baseball parks — a new, and long-awaited feature in Sony’s MLB The Show series this year — are finally available in all modes of the game. In the runup to the game’s launch next week (with early access for pre-order buyers beginning Friday) it wasn’t clear that players’ creations could be used in the series’ enormously popular Road to the Show career mode.

But they can.

Resident Evil 4 is coming to VR

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Resident Evil 4 is coming to VR

Since the game’s original release on GameCube, Capcom has ported Resident Evil 4 to virtually every platform possible. Now the groundbreaking survival horror game is coming to a new device: Facebook’s Oculus Quest 2 virtual reality headset.

Capcom and Facebook announced Resident Evil 4 for VR Thursday during the Resident Evil Showcase. The Oculus Quest 2 port will shift the game from its normal third-person view to first-person; players will only see Leon S. Kennedy’s hands as he shoots, slashes, and types his way through Resident Evil 4 VR. Mike Verdu, VP of content at Facebook Reality Labs, called the virtual reality version of RE4 “immersive […] and will bring new richness and depth to the Resident Evil experience you know and love.”

Resident Evil Village brings back beloved Mercenaries mode

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Resident Evil Village brings back beloved Mercenaries mode

The Resident Evil series’ beloved bonus mode, The Mercenaries, will return in Resident Evil Village, Capcom announced Thursday during the Resident Evil Showcase livestream. Resident Evil Village game director Morimasa Sato confirmed that the extra mode will be included with the main game, and it will include a few changes this time around.

Resident Evil Village’s version of The Mercenaries will include the same high-speed, arcade-style action of previous iterations, Sato said. Players will still have to fight to reach the end of a stage under strict time limitations. This time around, Sato explained, players will be able to visit an in-game shop between areas. Just like in the main game, Mercenaries players will be able to buy items and upgrades from the Duke’s Emporium.

Resident Evil Village has a new trailer and a new demo

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Resident Evil Village has a new trailer and a new demo

Resident Evil fans got a fresh look at the next game in the survival horror series, Resident Evil Village, during Capcom’s Resident Evil Showcase on Thursday in the form of a new trailer. The new Resident Evil Village offers another look at the lovely, towering Lady Dimitrescu and her daughters, Chris Redfield, and other horrors that await Ethan Winters — including the fact that people just won’t stop saying his name!

Capcom also re-confirmed that a second demo for Resident Evil Village is on its way. This one will be multiplatform, and it offer a taste of the game that’s closer to the final product. Tsuyoshi Kanda, producer on Resident Evil Village, said that the second demo will be available for Google Stadia, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC via Steam, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X. The demo will be time-limited; players will have an eight-hour window to play the game for one hour.