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Wattson gets cozy in Apex Legends fan’s Nessie onesie skin

Published: 27/Jun/2020 0:55 Updated: 27/Jun/2020 1:01

by Theo Salaun

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Nessie has been an easter egg across all three titles in the Titanfall universe—and now, artist ‘KenobiCat’ has invoked the character in full plush glory as a skin concept for Apex Legends’ Wattson. 

Everyone’s favorite Lochness Monster plushie, Nessie, has been one of Respawn Entertainment’s greatest not-so-hidden secrets. You can find the little buddy hanging out across King’s Canyon, but that’s not enough for Wattson, who may be a bigger fan than we first realized.

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Look at Nessie. Little head, little body, and a big heart being in the middle of a battle royale like that.

Nessie is a bright green delight, with buttons for eyes and a zipper down the back. While Apex Legends’ Lochness Monster-esque creatures, the Levianthans, are gigantic, and the Nessie plush is little, Nessie Wattson is adorably somewhere in between. 

The skin concept features Wattson in a comfy looking green onesie, with a hood marked by Nessie’s little beady eyes, gloves with some reptilian energy, and a hilarious plushie-covered backpack that puts the “owo” in “showoff.”

 

Sure, the skin may be a little too Fortnite for some Apex Legends fans to fancy—but some people were also bothered by Mirage’s incredible Heirloom being a silly, egotistical statuette. The real world is full of both serious and goofy things, so please don’t complain that this concept isn’t realistic enough when the game has actual stuffed toys chilling throughout the map.

And at least it makes more sense than Rainbow Six Siege’s Mozzie pizza skin. That skin, while absolutely hilarious and magnificent, drew some controversy from the R6 community for not fitting their expectations for a legitimate combat experience; bhopefully that wasn’t enough to dissuade Respawn Entertainment from considering this concept.

Respawn’s Principal Animator Moy Parra animated the original Nessie Wattson inspiration for a cartoon celebrating Apex Legends’ milestone of 250,000 subscribers on YouTube. In that video, they drew explicitly on the contrast between a light-hearted Wattson dressing as her favorite stuffed animal and the ever-serious Revenant with his relentless bloodlust.

In KenobiCat’s iteration, the onesie is revamped and Wattson’s backpack is added with children’s alphabet blocks comprising the electric ‘wings,’ held up by two parallel Nessie plushies.

The “uwu” alphabet blocks may be a little much, as are the chunky red and white sneakers that don’t seem to match the rest of the ensemble, but overall this is a very fun skin idea and one can only hope that Parra’s coworkers are giving it real consideration.

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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

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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.”

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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.