Apex Legends kicks off season 12 with new hero Mad Maggie

Apex Legends is ramping up for season 12, which officially begins on Feb. 8. If the ultra-widescreen format of this teaser says anything, it’s that this will be a cinematic heavy on the lore. That’s expected when you’re introducing a new playable legend — Mad Maggie — who was last...

The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask coming to Nintendo Switch Online

The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, the Nintendo 64 sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, is coming to the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack subscription service in February, Nintendo announced Thursday. It will be the 12th Nintendo 64 game for Nintendo’s premium tier of the Nintendo...

Windjammers 2 breaks the Neo Geo cycle

For the past decade or so, I’ve run into a consistent problem revisiting classic Neo Geo games. It always starts with something exciting — typically, an announcement that a game I loved growing up is being ported to a new console. And it almost always ends in disappointment, with the...

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, beset by delays and crunch, arriving in April

You can soon relive all of the moments of the main nine Star Wars movies in tiny Lego block form with Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. Publisher Warner Bros. Games published a gameplay overview trailer Thursday, and after multiple delays — which have coincided with extensive crunch at developer...

Microsoft buys Activision: How will two video game giants come together?

A $68.7 billion deal brings Call of Duty, Overwatch, and Diablo to Xbox Game Pass Contributors: Polygon Staff Activision Blizzard, the company behind billion-dollar franchises like Call of Duty and Warcraft, immensely popular PC staples like Diablo and Overwatch and, oh yeah, mobile gaming behemoth King and its Candy Crush...

Kirby’s new Switch game arrives in March

Venerable pink puffball protagonist Kirby will return to Nintendo Switch on March 25 with Kirby and the Forgotten Land, a new 3D, vaguely post-apocalyptic adventure. Nintendo announced the new Kirby Switch game’s release date on Wednesday alongside a new trailer that shows off two-player cooperative gameplay and new copy abilities...

Pokémon Legends: Arceus reimagines what it’s like to battle

Trainers, it’s time to steel yourself. The upcoming Pokémon Legends: Arceus won’t just send trainers out into its big, wild world, but will have them confronting all of the powerful monsters living in it. Just how will that work? We can see it in action in a lengthy gameplay preview...

Fortnite returning to iOS, but not to the App Store

After more than a yearlong absence from Apple’s App Store, Fortnite is coming back to iOS devices. But Epic Games’ battle royale blockbuster won’t be returning to the App Store — instead, it will be playable via Apple’s Safari web browser through Nvidia’s GeForce Now game-streaming service. An Android version...

PUBG goes free-to-play, with rewards for past buyers

PUBG is officially free to play. As announced during The Game Awards 2021, the seminal battle royale switched to a freemium model on Wednesday. PUBG Battlegrounds players who had purchased the game sometime over the past five years will be upgraded to a tier of service called Battlegrounds Plus, which...