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News You Might’ve Missed on 8/24/20: Possible New Switch Model, Fall Guys Mobile, Black Ops Cold War Leaks, & More

Nintendo Switch to Get Increased Battery Life, Jaunty New Joy-Con Colors 8/24/20: Potential new Nintendo Switch model, COD Black Ops Cold War preorder bonuses, Fall Guys mobile

It’s a new week, and the video game news just keeps pouring in. Today, we’ll discuss a potential new Nintendo Switch model that is reportedly in the works, leaked Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War preorder bonuses, Fall Guys mobile for China, and more. Here is the video game news you might’ve missed on Aug. 24, 2020.

We Could Potentially Get a New Switch Model as Early as Q1 2021

According to a report from Economic Daily News (as relayed by VGC), a new Nintendo Switch model is in the works and will release in Q1 2021. This seems to vaguely corroborate other reports from outlets such as DigiTimes and Wall Street Journal that stated a new Switch model would be headed our way, but the timetable for its alleged release keeps shifting.

As you’ll recall, Nintendo confirmed back in January that a new system would not launch this year, but it did not comment on whether a new model would be manufactured for release afterwards. Economic Daily News reports that the new model will feature an improved display and better “interactivity.” We’re hoping for a more powerful system to keep up with the next generation.

Read More: A new Nintendo Switch model will launch next year, a new report claims

Puyo Puyo Champions Is Getting a New Update This Week

As announced by the official Sega Twitter account, Puyo Puyo Champions will be getting a free new update this week, at least for Switch owners. The update will include a new spectator mode, two new characters, and a highly requested set of color blind settings to improve accessibility. The update will go live for Nintendo Switch on Aug. 26, with other platforms including PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC to follow at an unannounced date in September.

Check Out Marvel’s Avengers’ Launch Trailer Ahead of Its September Release

Today, Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics released a launch trailer for the upcoming Marvel’s Avengers, ahead of its release next month. The trailer shows off a lot of what we’ve seen from other marketing, showing off the tone and what to expect from a gameplay perspective.

Following the game’s recent beta, many seemed to enjoy its gameplay but were curious to see how the live-service elements would be implemented with the full release. Marvel’s Avengers is due out on Sept. 4 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Check out the launch trailer below.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Preorder Bonuses Leaked

Reputable Call of Duty website COD Tracker has received information pertaining to the upcoming game’s preorder bonuses. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will reportedly feature an early access beta, a Woods (from the original Black Ops) Operator Pack for Modern Warfare and Warzone, a Confrontation Weapons Pack, a Land, Sea, and Air Pack, and the Season 1 Battle Pass Bundle — all as preorder bonuses for certain editions of the game.

It’s important to note that these bonuses haven’t been officially revealed or confirmed, but as with most things Call of Duty-related, they’re usually leaked ahead of time. We’ll likely find out on Aug. 26, during the game’s full reveal — within Warzone.

Read More: Pre-Order Bonuses Leaked for Black Ops Cold War

Fall Guys Is Coming to Mobile in China, No Word on Western Release Yet

Industry analyst Daniel Ahmad has relayed word that Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout will be getting a mobile release in China. It will be published by entertainment company Bilibili and currently has no release date. Fall Guys recently launched on PlayStation 4 and PC and has garnered tremendous success, reaching millions of players in a short time. The interesting thing about this announcement is that a Western release has yet to be announced, though developer Mediatonic has stated it would love to bring the game to multiple platforms. A Western mobile release seems likely.

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