Let’s kick off the new week with the latest batch of video game news, starting with the potential for a new Microsoft / Bethesda event next month. Along with that, Activision has detailed what to expect from Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Zombies’ new Outbreak mode, Cuphead skins are coming to Fall Guys, and more. Here’s the video game news you might’ve missed on Feb 22. 2021.
Activision Details What to Expect from Cold War Zombies’ Outbreak, Free Trial Announced
Today, Activision has detailed what to expect from the latest Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Zombies experience, called Outbreak. The new open-world Zombies mode will launch alongside Season Two and tasks players with defending objectives, escorting rovers to dimensional portals, and more. In addition, Black Ops Cold War‘s multiplayer and Zombies modes will be free from Feb. 25 – March 4.
Hunt: Showdown Reaches 3 Million Players on 3-Year Anniversary
Hunt: Showdown is celebrating its third birthday, and developer Crytek has announced that it has reached 3 million players. This news comes by way of the game’s official Twitter account, in which it also mentions that new “festivities” will be happening next month. In celebration of the huge milestone, a new video was released, highlighting the past three years. Check it out below!
Cuphead Skins Are Coming to Fall Guys
Mediatonic is collaborating with Studio MDHR to bring Cuphead skins to Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout, as announced on the Fall Guys Twitter account, which details the new costumes’ in-game prices and release dates. You’ll be able to purchase the Cuphead costume on Wednesday and the Mugman costume on Saturday, so hopefully you’ve got enough crowns saved up.
In collab with @StudioMDHR we're pleased to announce that Cuphead is the featured costume on Wednesday!
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There's also an emote for 5x 👑!
…and of course, Mugman will arrive on Saturday!
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Don't deal with the devil for the crowns 👀 pic.twitter.com/4xDbs1zSVy
— Fall Guys ⚡️ Season 3.5 (@FallGuysGame) February 22, 2021
It Takes Two Official Gameplay Trailer Revealed
Developer Hazelight Studios has revealed the official gameplay trailer for its upcoming game, It Takes Two. Narrated by studio head Josef Fares, the trailer focuses on the combination of gameplay and narrative. Based on what was shown, it seems there will be lots of gameplay variety, with no two scenarios feeling the same, at least according to Fares. It Takes Two will launch on March 26.
Microsoft Reportedly Has Plans for a Bethesda Digital Event in March
According to GamesBeat reporter Jeff Grubb (via VGC), Microsoft is planning to hold a major event this March — focusing on the future of Bethesda. Following Microsoft’s acquisition of Bethesda, the community has raised a lot of questions about what to expect from both companies going forward.
Grubb said on the latest episode of his podcast, “I think this is one of the milestones for Microsoft before E3, where once the deal closes they will talk about it in a big way.”
He added, “I don’t know if it will be a full, Direct-style event, but they will make note about it and they will talk about it extensively, explain what it means for everybody, and talk about the immediate future of both companies becoming one. So yeah, expect that to happen sometime in mid-March.”