Video game news 10/12/20: The Outer Worlds follow-up in pre-production, Sonic joins Fall Guys, Watch Dogs: Legion specs, PUBG season 9, Joy-Con price cut Japan

Happy Monday, folks! Let’s jump into some more video game news, starting with a report that Level-5 is shuttering North America operations. We also received word that a new Sonic the Hedgehog costume will be added to Fall Guys, a The Outer Worlds follow-up is reportedly in “pre-production,” and more. Here’s the video game news you might’ve missed on Oct. 12, 2020.

Fall Guys Is Getting a New Sonic the Hedgehog Costume Later This Month

As part of Season 2, Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout will be getting a new Sonic the Hedgehog costume. It will be available starting on Oct. 14 and can be purchased for 10 in-game crowns, which are earned by winning an entire game or by reaching certain levels of the battle pass. Keep in mind that the costume is purely cosmetic, meaning you won’t gain super speed for wearing it while playing. Check it out below!

Here Are the PC Specs for Watch Dogs: Legion

Today, we got a look at the required and recommended PC specs for the upcoming Watch Dogs: Legion. For the most part, its requirements are pretty standard, though you will need an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 to run the game at 4K with ray tracing enabled. The base version of the game clocks in at 45 GB while an additional 20 GB are needed for the 4K HD textures pack. Watch Dogs: Legion will launch for current-gen hardware on Oct. 29 and next-gen consoles on Nov. 10 and 12 for Xbox Series X | S and PlayStation 5 respectively.

Nintendo Will Cut the Price of Single Joy-Con in Japan

Starting on Nov. 6, Nintendo will lower the price of single Joy-Con in Japan. The controller will go from 4,480 yen ($42.58 USD) to 3,740 yen ($35.49), which equates to roughly around a $7 difference. This price cut will go into effect for all color variants and is for the single Joy-Con only — dual packs will remain at the same price. It’s unclear if any sort of Joy-Con price cut will come to the West, though many have their fingers crossed for reductions.

Read More: Individual Switch Joy-Con receiving permanent price cut in Japan

PUBG Getting Dynamic Map Featuring a Volcano Later This Month

Starting on Oct. 21, PUBG will be getting its first dynamic map as part of the game’s season 9. This comes by way of the official PUBG Twitter account, in which it shows off a new map called Paramo, featuring an intense volcano. It’s unknown how the volcano will impact the way you play, but we’ll likely find out more next week. Check out the teaser trailer for the new map below! Including early access, PUBG has existed for over three years already.

The Outer Worlds Follow-Up Reportedly in Pre-Production

Though it hasn’t been officially confirmed, a follow-up to The Outer Worlds is reportedly underway, according to Senior Analyst at Niko Partners Daniel Ahmad. “Last I heard a new entry in the franchise is being explored, currently in pre-production,” Ahmad said on Twitter. He added, “Could change into something else (of course), but this is the current status.” Ahmad has a positive track record, and given the success of The Outer Worlds and its DLC Peril on Gorgon, it’s highly likely we’ll see more from the series in the future.

Joseph Yaden
I'm Joseph! I love Nintendo and horror games. When I'm not writing about video games I can usually be found petting my cats and listening to some Progressive Metal. Meshuggah is tight

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