Tuesday news, part two:
Riot's League of Legends fighting game will of course be free-to-play
Riot's fighting game, codenamed Project L, has announced a new character alongside another in-progress look at the fighting game. Set in the League of Legends world of Runeterra, this is a two-on-two fighter where players control one fighter directly while using the other for assist attacks.
The big if unsurprising news today is that Project L will be free-to-play. Riot developer Tom Cannon, whose name makes him sound like he should be in the Justice League or something, shared a short video showing some concept and in-development work, as well as a few more snippets of in-game fighting footage.
Terraria devs still had 'unfinished business' that inspired latest update
Terraria's developers have a hard time letting go. After a decade of work, Terraria was meant to get its final update in October 2020, which was already a 'just one more thing'-style return after the Journey's End update earlier that year. "For real this time, probably," we wrote about that "final update" at the time.
Well, not quite. Even after Journey's End, Re-Logic's developers weren't feeling quite tapped out.
Terraria devs plan to tackle crossplay after next update
Terraria's developers are currently working on the Labor of Love update, which Re-Logic head of business strategy Ted Murphy described to me as a necessary bit of unfinished business for the team before moving on to its next game. But that doesn't mean Re-Logic's going to be totally finished with Terraria after Labor of Love. Murphy told me that after Labor of Love ships, Re-Logic has plans for another major addition: crossplay.
Blizzard wants to know how much people will pay for Overwatch skins
Blizzard sent a survey to an assortment of Overwatch players and asked how much they'd be willing to pay for skins and other cosmetics in the upcoming free-to-play sequel. The prices in the survey were randomized, according to a statement to PCGamesN from an Overwatch spokesperson, but the suggested cost for the "Mythic" skins caught many players by surprise.
The best MultiVersus players in the world are playing the same character
An early favorite has emerged among the top 10 MultiVersus players in the world, and it’s not even close. If you want to break into the big leagues at this moment, you have the best chance playing Bugs Bunny. That’s right: the trickster furball is ranking higher than the likes of Superman, Ultra Instinct Shaggy, and even LeBron James.
Half-Life 2's gravity gun meets Stalker's exclusion zone in this sci-fi FPS
Are you in the mood to play with Half-Life 2's gravity gun but want to do it in Stalker's exclusion zone? Then you have some seriously strange moods and I am exceptionally gifted at guessing them. On the other hand, that does sound like a great combination, right?
You'll never guess what you can do at a funeral in Don't Ruin A Funeral
At the celebration of life for a dearly departed loved one, haven't you ever just wanted to go up to the well-meaning man of the cloth officiating it and deck him right in the kisser, sending him ragdolling into a nearby mausoleum?
Me either, that's extremely antisocial behavior, but videogames allow us to traverse the forbidden mindscapes of the collective unconscious, to indulge in our most lurid and forbidden fantasies. In Don't Ruin a Funeral by JackMcPhersonGames, buddy, you're gonna be ruining a funeral or two.
Activision Blizzard's quarterly revenue steeply declines, but Call of Duty will come to the rescue
Activision Blizzard saw declines in revenue and operating income during the second financial quarter of 2022, with $1.64 billion revenue, compared to the $2.3 billion it made during the same period in 2021. To recover from that drop, a lot hinges on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2.0, both of which will release in the company's next financial quarter.
Don't expect Mortal Kombat 12 to make an appearance at Evo
Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon has warned fans to manage their expectations, saying there'll be no new entry announcements at this weekend's Evo.
Responding to a tweet from IGN claiming "the developers behind Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, Tekken, and Guilty Gear are all expected to make announcements during Evo 2022," Boon said "...except Mortal Kombat. Sorry." In a follow-up tweet spotted by VGC, he continued: "It's time for Street Fighter and other great fighting games to be in the sun! Let's enjoy that!"
Marvel's Spider-Man preorder price was wrong in some countries, so Steam wants you to repurchase it
Valve is reaching out to users in seven countries to ask them to cancel and renew their preorders for Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered, after announcing that the original—pretty high—prices for the game in those territories were incorrectly assigned.
The affected countries were the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, Israel, Norway, and Poland. Users in those countries with Spider-Man preorders will need to cancel their original purchase and make a new one to take advantage of the corrected, lower prices that are now in operation.