We’re halfway through the week, and there’s no shortage of video game news to dive into. For starters, Sony announced a partnership with Nike to bring us fancy new PlayStation 5 (PS5) sneakers, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 gets a release date on Nintendo Switch, EA has acquired the team behind Super Mega Baseball, and more. Here’s the video game news you might’ve missed on May 5, 2021.
Sony and Nike Partner to Bring Us PS5 Shoes
Nike and Sony have partnered to bring us the PG 5 PlayStation 5 Colorway sneakers, which resemble the newly released console. This shoe will also be made available in digital format within NBA 2K21, starting tomorrow, May 6. The real-life shoes will launch on May 14, 2021, though if previous similar collaborations are any indication, they’ll be tough to get. Make sure you check out the Nike store to see if these shoes are available.
EA Has Acquired Metalhead Software, the Team Behind Super Mega Baseball
Publisher Electronic Arts has acquired Metalhead Software, the studio behind Super Mega Baseball. In a press release, EA said it’s teaming up with Metalhead to “grow the Super Mega Baseball franchise as well as develop new gaming and sports experiences for players worldwide.” Perhaps the companies are looking to compete with Sony’s MLB The Show series. Find out more about the recent acquisition below.
Electronic Arts Acquires Metalhead Software (Super Mega Baseball) https://t.co/D2XDp1kFhE
"EA SPORTS and Metalhead are teaming up to grow the Super Mega Baseball franchise as well as develop new gaming and sports experiences for players worldwide." pic.twitter.com/RU7REU5VOm
— Wario64 (@Wario64) May 5, 2021
Destruction AllStars Season 1 Is Available Now
The first season of Destruction AllStars, Hotshots, is live for PlayStation 5 users right now, and it comes with a slew of new features. Most notably, it grants players a new character named Alba, along with a battle pass system that leads to cosmetic unlockables. Later on, Season 1 will feature a photo mode and new playlists to enjoy. Check out the Destruction AllStars Season 1 trailer below!
Mass Effect: Legendary Edition Performance Details Confirmed
Ahead of its full release later this month, EA has confirmed the performance details for Mass Effect: Legendary Edition. PC will net you with the best performance, of course, with support for up to 240 FPS. Console players will have access to a quality or frame rate mode, which is standard for many modern releases. On PlayStation 5, the collection will support up to 60 FPS at 4K UHD in quality mode or 1440p in frame rate mode, while Xbox Series X will allow for 4K at upward of 60 FPS in quality mode or 1440p at upward of 120 FPS in frame rate mode. You can check out the full breakdown by clicking the link below. Mass Effect: Legendary Edition will launch on May 14, 2021.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 Comes to Switch This June
Finally, Activision has revealed that Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 will launch for Nintendo Switch on June 25, 2021. This comes around nine months since it released on other platforms. It’s not unusual for Nintendo Switch ports to come later, as they often need more optimization to run on a less powerful machine. With that in mind, Switch players shouldn’t expect the same visuals as the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC versions of THPS1+2, but it will certainly look better than the original PlayStation counterparts.
Skate through all the classic levels with some of your favorite pro skaters and a whole lot more.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) May 5, 2021