It’s been quite a busy day in terms of video game news, so let’s not waste any time. Today, it was revealed that Kevin Hart was cast for the upcoming Borderlands movie, a new Animal Crossing: New Horizons update is coming soon with Festivale, and more. Here’s the video game news you might’ve missed on Jan. 26, 2021.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Gets a Festivale Update This Week
The latest Animal Crossing: New Horizons update will launch on Jan. 28, and it focuses on Festivale (aka Mardi Gras). Festivale doesn’t start until Feb. 15, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get started with the update’s newest activities later this week. This news comes by way of a trailer from Nintendo, which you can check out below.
Fall Guys Season 3.5 Will Feature 40 New Level Variations and More
Speaking of updates, Fall Guys will be entering Season 3.5 soon. The mid-season update will include a new stage, over 40 level variations, the Godzilla, Sonic, and Goose Game costumes (among others), and a lot more. Developer Mediatonic has done a fantastic job of supporting Fall Guys since it launched in 2020, and judging by the sheer size of season 3.5, that support seems to be continuing.
What will be in Season 3.5?
😎🆒 A brand new level
😎🆒 40+ new variations for our existing levels
😎🆒 Fall Feed 👀
😎🆒 New DLC pack!
😎🆒 Godzilla, Sonic, and Goose Game costumes available in regular store!
😎🆒 New shows and costumes to go live over the coming weeks pic.twitter.com/2rPEuIIjZO
— Fall Guys (@FallGuysGame) January 25, 2021
Over 19 Million Players Downloaded Star Wars Battlefront II from Epic Games Store for Free
Recently, Epic Games Store was giving away Star Wars Battlefront II to all players for free. The EA Star Wars Twitter account has since announced that over 19 million players downloaded Battlefront II as part of the promotion. So many players downloaded it via EGS that the game suffered from server issues due to the capacity of users attempting to log in. The promotion has since ended, so if you missed it, you’re out of luck.
More than 19M PLAYERS got #StarWarsBattlefrontII from the Epic Game Store promo!🤯Thank you so much for the continued support, even after our final content drop! We’ll watch your careers with great interest! May the Force be with you, troopers! pic.twitter.com/fC4A92HLNN
— EA Star Wars (@EAStarWars) January 25, 2021
Here’s a Look at Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection’s Modes and Features
Today, Nintendo and Capcom released a new trailer for Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection, focusing on the game’s weapons, modes, and features. The game will include multiple difficulty levels, new projectile weapons and magic, and a trial mode. Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection serves as a reboot of the Capcom series, with a healthy mix of new and old features. Check out the trailer below!
Kevin Hart Cast for the Borderlands Movie
Actor/comedian Kevin Hart has been cast in the upcoming Borderlands film, set to be directed by Eli Roth. Hart will play Roland in the film, an “ex-soldier turned mercenary.” As part of a press release (relayed by IGN), Roth said, “I’m thrilled to be working with Kevin. Borderlands is a different kind of role for him, and we are excited to thrill audiences with a side of Kevin they’ve never seen before. He’s going to be an amazing Roland.”
The film is still in development and does not have a release date at this time.
— Borderlands (@Borderlands) January 26, 2021