Video game news 4/7/21: Pac-Man 99 launches today in Nintendo Switch Online, Halo: The Master Chief Collection Season 6 available now, Godfall matchmaking Mario Kart Tour Ninja Hideaway

Let’s keep the ball rolling with yet another batch of video game news! For starters, 343 Industries launched season 6 of Halo: The Master Chief Collection today, Godfall will be getting a matchmaking update in the future, Pac-Man 99 is the latest battle royale game for Nintendo Switch Online members, and more. Here’s the video game news you might’ve missed on April 7, 2021.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection’s Season 6 Has Gone Live

Season 6: Raven of Halo: The Master Chief Collection has launched today, and it comes with a slew of goodies for fans to enjoy. Starting today, players will gain access to 100 new tiers of unlockables, the new Waterfall map, new game modes, the ability to swap teams mid-game, and The Exchange, which features a rotation of unlockable cosmetics with exclusive sets. Find out more about the latest season in the tweet below.

Crysis Remastered’s Next-Gen Update Is Live

The next-gen update for Crysis Remastered is live across PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X | S, which boasts improved visuals and a new level called Ascension. Crysis Remastered will feature Performance, Quality, and Ray Tracing modes on next-gen machines, but interestingly, Quality Mode works best on Xbox Series X, running at 2160p at 60 FPS, versus 1800p at 60 FPS on PS5. Nonetheless, the game will look and run much better than before on new consoles.

Godfall Is Getting Matchmaking Five Months After Launch

Today, Counterplay Games announced it will finally bring matchmaking services to its “looter slasher,” Godfall. This comes as a bit of a surprise, as its developers have been relatively quiet since the game’s launch alongside PlayStation 5 last November. The matchmaking update doesn’t have a release date at this time, but Counterplay says, “More details will be shared over the coming months,” meaning we’ll have to wait for it to go live.

Mario Kart Tour Has Gotten a New Exclusive Track Called Ninja Hideaway

Mario Kart Tour, the mobile version of the hit cart racer, has just received an update featuring an exclusive track called Ninja Hideaway. This new track is part of the Ninja Tour event, which also includes Shy Guy (Ninja) and new items such as the Ninja Scroll glider and Jade Hop Rod Kart. You can check out everything Mario Kart Tour‘s Ninja Tour has to offer in the trailer below!

Pac-Man 99 Has Launched for Nintendo Switch Today

Out of nowhere, Nintendo announced that Pac-Man 99 launches today, April 7, exclusively for Nintendo Switch Online members. If you’re a member, it will be available at no additional cost. This, much like previous games that have launched via the subscription service, is a battle royale game, wherein you must eliminate other players to be the last one standing. Pac-Man 99 replaces Super Mario Bros. 35, a similar battle royale game that was removed last month following the Mario apocalypse. Check out Pac-Man 99‘s trailer below!

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