It’s been an eventful day, chalk-full of video game news like MachineGames’ Indiana Jones game, so let’s dive in. Call of Duty: Warzone players have reported experiencing a number of exploits, Nintendo announced a new Mario Red & Blue Edition Nintendo Switch console, DC Universe Online is headed to PlayStation 5 with some enhancements, and more. Here’s the video game news you might’ve missed on Jan. 12, 2021.
Warzone Is Full of Game-Breaking Exploits Like Invisibility and Infinite Stims
Call of Duty: Warzone has been kind of a mess since the Black Ops Cold War integration. Recently, fans have been plagued with overpowered weapons like the DMR 14, as well as exploits that turn players invisible, and even a glitch that allows you to survive in the gas by using infinite stim shots. Warzone will get a mid-season update this week, but it’s unclear when the aforementioned issues will be addressed.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Was the Most Tweeted-About Game of 2020
Twitter recently released some interesting gaming stats for 2020, revealing that there were over 2 billion video game-related tweets throughout the year. The most tweeted-about game was Animal Crossing: New Horizons, followed by Fate/Grand Order and Japan’s Disney: Twisted-Wonderland, and the most tweeted-about gaming event was The Game Awards 2020, followed by PlayStation 5’s The Future of Gaming event and Tokyo Game Show 2020. Twitter notes that gaming tweets were up 75% when compared to in 2019. Check out the full list of stats in the link below!
Read More: Over 2 Billion Gaming Tweets in 2020!
Lords of the Fallen 2 Is CI Games’ ‘Largest Project’ Ever
CI Games, the publisher of the Sniper Ghost Warrior and the Lords of the Fallen series, revealed the logo for Lords of the Fallen 2 recently via Twitter. The publisher also stated that Lords of the Fallen 2 will be the company’s largest project to date, shifting to dark fantasy and featuring more challenging combat. It is being developed by a new studio called Hexworks, a team created specifically for this project. A CI Games blog post explains that it aims for Lords of the Fallen 2 to be a long-running franchise.
We're very pleased to finally reveal the logo of #LordsoftheFallen2 – officially our largest project to date.
The upcoming sequel moves the franchise to dark fantasy, and introduces a fully revised & more challenging combat system.
— CI Games (@CIGamesOfficial) January 11, 2021
Update on DC Universe Online Coming to PlayStation 5 This Year
In celebration of the game’s 10th anniversary, DC Universe Online‘s senior producer, Landon Falls, released a blog post thanking the community for the support. In the post, he also revealed that DC Universe Online will come to PlayStation 5 “later in the year,” though a specific date wasn’t revealed just yet. The game will “look and play (its) best” on PS5 and will come with graphical improvements. Players will also get “a ton” of free in-game gifts through the end of the month, so be sure to check that out for some goodies.
Read More: 10th Anniversary Producer’s Letter
Nintendo Revealed a New Mario Red & Blue Edition Nintendo Switch
Super Mario Bros. recently celebrated its 35th anniversary, and Nintendo is honoring Mario with a new Nintendo Switch system modeled after the Italian plumber. The system is unique in that it’s the first Switch to come in red. It also features a red dock, red and blue Joy-Con, a blue Joy-Con grip, a Mario case, and screen protectors — all for $299.99. This system will launch on Feb. 12, 2021 alongside Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury.
The #NintendoSwitch – Mario Red & Blue Edition system has a distinct red-and-blue color scheme in honor of Mario’s iconic outfit. Available beginning 2/12, it comes with a red & blue carrying case to help protect your system as you travel through those Warp Pipes! #SuperMario35 pic.twitter.com/Ke2bCBtPCf
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) January 12, 2021