Everyone’s getting a battle royale these days. Like a Mountain Dew-crazed Oprah handing out gaming goodies, just about every video game is getting a battle royale variant. The latest? Fallout 76, for some reason. Oh, and this fan-made conversion of the original Super Mario Bros., known simply as Mario Royale. Which you should go out and play right a-bloody-way.
It’s really hard these days to keep a secret. When it comes to gaming that statement is extremely true but Electronic Arts and Respawn Entertainment, the studio behind the Titanfall series, almost managed it. Almost. The result is Apex Legends, a new free-to-play entry in the battle royale genre that has dropped on us almost without notice.