Fall Guys is the most downloaded game in PS Plus history

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Fall Guys is the most downloaded game in PS Plus history

Fall Guys has only been out for a few weeks and it’s already the most downloaded game ever on PlayStation Plus.

Developed by Mediatonic, Fall Guys was released on Aug. 4 and quickly became one of the most popular games online. Its hilarious brand of battle royale action dominated Twitch, pulling in most of the top streamers for a least a few matches, and shot to the top of Steam’s sales charts. But it wasn’t just the early excitement that had people playing. As of this writing, Fall Guys is currently the fourth most played game on Steam with over 165 thousand players in-game vying for the crown.

Square Enix is bringing the Final Fantasy Legend Game Boy games to Switch

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Square Enix is bringing the Final Fantasy Legend Game Boy games to Switch

Square Enix will release the first three SaGa series games — The Final Fantasy Legend, Final Fantasy Legend 2, and Final Fantasy Legend 3 — on the Nintendo Switch this year. The games, available as the Collection of SaGa Final Fantasy Legend, will be available digitally on Dec. 15.

Square Enix and Nintendo made the announcement in a Nintendo Direct Mini that surprised dropped on YouTube Wednesday. The collection will cost $19.99.

Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 coming this holiday

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Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 coming this holiday

Sega will release a sequel to Puyo Puyo Tetris, the mashup of two puzzle game classics, this December. Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 will be released on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on Dec. 8, with versions for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X coming this holiday. A Windows PC version will be released on Steam in early 2021.

New to Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 is a Skill Battle mode that introduces character-specific skills and item cards that will let players customize their play style. Like the original, Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 will feature a story-based adventure mode with a cast of both new and returning characters. Other modes include Versus, Fusion, Swap, Party, and Big Bang, alongside a tournament mode and tutorials.

Pokémon Go adds Mega Evolutions

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Pokémon Go adds Mega Evolutions

Mega Evolutions are coming to Pokémon Go, developer Niantic confirmed Wednesday. The powerful new form of Pokémon will be added to the mobile game on Aug. 27, followed by a series of Mega Evolution-themed events throughout September.

Pokémon Go’s implementation of Mega Evolution will use a new resource called Mega Energy, which players can collect through special Mega Raids. The faster you beat a Mega-Evolved Pokémon in a Mega Raid, the more Mega Energy you’ll get. Currently, players will be able to Mega-Evolve four Pokémon: Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise, and Beedrill.

Cobra Kai beat-em-up comes to consoles in October

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Cobra Kai beat-em-up comes to consoles in October

Cobra Kai, the streaming spinoff serial of The Karate Kid cinematic universe, will get a video game adaptation on Oct. 27. Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues, is a side-scrolling beat-em-up for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, IGN reports.

Mainstays Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence, voiced by original actors Ralph Macchio and William Zabka, will lead playable fighters from their respective dojos through Cobra Kai’s multiple levels, as the trailer below shows. Newcomers Robby, Miguel, and Hawk are also on the eight-character roster. Each fighter will have a skill tree to upgrade, and building out either Miyagi-Do or Cobra Kai is part of the story progression.

Alice is Missing is an RPG you can play solely through texts

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Alice is Missing is an RPG you can play solely through texts

The upcoming role-playing game Alice is Missing promises a totally unique experience. The game, which has players investigate the disappearance of high schooler Alice Briarwood, is played almost entirely in silence and via text message.

Designed and written by Spenser Starke and launched as Kickstarter in May by Hunters Entertainment, the project was successful to the tune of more than $138,000. The game will now be published in partnership with Renegade Game Studios. The one-shot game begins with an explanation of the rules, then a brief period where talking is allowed. That’s when players create their characters and figure out their respective relationships with Alice and each other. After that, players can only communicate via text.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War won’t have a free next-gen upgrade, according to leak

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War won’t have a free next-gen upgrade, according to leak

On Aug. 26, Treyarch and Activision will unveil Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War inside the Warzone mode — the franchise’s free-to-play battle royale mode. But the next entry in the Call of Duty series has already seen several leaks already this week. Early Tuesday, players discovered a full description for the new game. Players have now also discovered multiple different editions — including the Cross-Gen Bundle.

According to the leak, Activision will offer a Standard Edition, Cross-Gen Bundle, and Ultimate Edition. The Standard Edition is supposedly, by definition, pretty standard — coming with the Frank Woods Operator and a beta when you pre-order. The Cross-Gen Bundle is the interesting inclusion here.

The Sinking City has been pulled from Steam and other storefronts, and here’s why

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The Sinking City has been pulled from Steam and other storefronts, and here’s why

Lovecraftian horror game The Sinking City, which initially debuted just over a year ago, has gone missing. It’s no longer available to purchase on Steam, nor on the Epic Games Store, Xbox One, or PlayStation 4. In a statement published today, the game’s developer, Frogwares, released an open letter detailing why.

“The reason is a bit complicated, yet at the same time, quite simple,” reads the statement. “Short version: We were forced to terminate the contract with our licensee for several breaches of our agreement. We urge you to read this open letter to our fans, journalists and people of the industry, to understand why this is happening and how you can still get The Sinking City.”

Warframe adds new open-world Heart of Deimos expansion, including spaceship mouth

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Warframe adds new open-world Heart of Deimos expansion, including spaceship mouth

Warframe players on PC, PS4, and Xbox One are getting something new today: the open world expansion Heart of Deimos is arriving, bringingnew enemies to fight and a moon to explore. In Heart of Deimos, players go to the infested moon of Deimos, which contains ancient technology critical to maintaining all of existence.

Deimos contains new threats, including two giant worms that are battling for control of the moon in a never-ending cycle of growth and failure. There’s are also stompy Warhammer 40k-style mechs that players can control.