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EA Play 2019 unveils stunning Apex Legends cosplay for the whole cast

Published: 8/Jun/2019 23:29 Updated: 8/Jun/2019 23:35

by Virginia Glaze


While E3 is gearing up, EA Play is stealing the show, bringing with it a slew of hype reveals, exclusive content, and jaw-dropping cosplays from its collection of iconic IPs.

Electronic Arts was streaming their event on June 8 when they revealed a slew of impressive cosplays from their battle royale blockbuster Apex Legends, which contains a current roster of nine characters (with one on the way).

While Pathfinder was included in the mix as a highly realistic sculpture, the camera panned to show off seven of the game’s current Legends, who made sure to get into character for the stream.

PlayApex, TwitterApex Legends just received a new character, whose abilities are rooted in the shocking power of electricity.

Gibraltar, Caustic, and Bloodhound performed their classic poses, while Bangalore gave the camera a knowing nod.

Mirage winked as the camera rolled by, passing by one of the most accurate Wraith cosplays to date – and we’ve covered plenty of them!

The host stopped just in front of Legends Octane and Lifeline, who shot up her optimistic “peace” sign with a charming smile.

Those weren’t the only Apex cosplayers featured at the exhibition, either; upcoming Legend Wattson was likewise in attendance, who was revealed that day, marking the game’s first electricity-based character.

Wattson’s voice actor even found her way into the mix, taking a photo with her character, who posed in front of what could be a dragon skull from King’s Canyon.

Justine Huxley, TwitterWattson’s voice actor, Justine Huxley, posed with her brand-new character in front of a King’s Canyon prop.

Many viewers noted that the cosplays seemed incredibly well put-together, with some speculating that the cosplayers had been hired by EA to make the costumes.

This wouldn’t be the first time companies have hired cosplayers, by far: Red Bull Esports has worked with professional cosplayers to create characters for their fighting game tournaments in the past, while video game giant Blizzard notably hired an Ashe cosplayer upon her release in November 2018.

henchmenstudios, InstagramThis impressive Ashe build comes from Henchmen Studios, who created the concoction upon her release in November 2018.

Wattson marks the newest addition to Apex Legends’ cast of characters, bringing with her a new ranked mode and the possibility of dragons, as teased by purportedly leaked images across the net.

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Apex Legends release for Nintendo Switch delayed

Published: 23/Oct/2020 17:54 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 18:01

by Alan Bernal


Respawn Entertainment has announced that they are delaying the official release of Apex Legends on Nintendo Switch, after announcing their launch on Steam for PC players.

The news that Apex was coming to Switch was first shared during the EA Play Live event on June 18, where they revealed the next stages of the game’s development. It finally put a host of rumors and leaks to bed since Apex’s debut back in 2019, as players wanted to immediately take the Arena with them on-the-go shortly after launch.

The news would have opened the game to expand its player count by millions, but Switch players will now have to wait a little longer after further delays were announced.

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Respawn confirmed that the new Switch port has been delayed until early 2021 after it was expected to arrive with the Steam version of the game.

“For those who game on the Nintendo Switch, we’re still hard at work on the port, but in order to do justice to the game and make it into the great experience Switch players deserve, our team needs more time,” Apex Game Director Chad Grenier confirmed, on October 23.

“This year has brought on unexpected new challenges, to put it mildly, and we don’t want to rush anything out,” the Respawn dev continued, “Switch owners can expect to get their hands on Apex Legends next year.”

Apex Legends will be on all the major consoles in early 2021.

While it is being delayed, he confirmed that it still arrive with all of the expected features, “of course, when Apex Legends does launch on Switch, it’ll come with support for cross-platform play, our latest seasonal content, and full feature parity with the other versions of the game.”

This won’t be the first time a major battle royale comes to Nintendo Switch. EA and Apex Legends are going to compete against Epic Games and Fortnite for the many battle royale fans on the platform.

The initial announcement was a longtime coming. Reports for a Nintendo Switch port have been around for about as long as Apex Legends has been released to the world.

In a 2019 interview only months after Apex’s release, Project lead at the time, Drew McCoy, said that the company knew a Nintendo port was on many people’s wishlist. Since then, it’s been a waiting game for Nintendo fans who have been waiting to get into the Arena.

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Players from all walks of consoles will be able to drop into Apex Legends soon.

There were a lot of questions revolving around the technical limitations of the Switch that would be a hurdle for a port, but the developers are now committed to releasing it early in 2021.

It’s unclear what the download size for the Switch version will be, so stay tuned to Dexerto for all the latest information on the upcoming Apex Legends port.