The SGO Weekly breaks down news that may have gone unnoticed throughout the previous week. In addition to general news, this includes reveals, trailers, and announcements. Check out this week’s breakdown featuring more on Skater XL, WRC eSports, and more!
SGO Weekly: Skater XL, WRC, & more!
Arcade Archives releases NEW RALLY-X
If you’re unfamiliar with Arcade Archives, the “Arcade Archives” series faithfully reproduces classic arcade masterpieces. Players can change various game settings such as game difficulty, and also recreate the arcade atmosphere via display settings at that time. Players also compete against each other from all over the world with high scores. And now, NEW RALLY-X, releases for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 as new content, available digitally for Arcade Archives. NEW RALLY-X is an action-pack chase game released by NAMCO in 1981. Players can experience the same thrilling car chases against red cars, now with easier gameplay.
Rocket League Season Two Sideswipe arrives this week
Psyonix announced Season 2 of Rocket League Sideswipe goes live this week. Season 2 brings a new Rocket Pass, Season Challenges and a brand new Volleyball Mode. Volleyball Mode is a high-flying, 2v2 mode featuring a central net, a new ball and no goals. Instead, players score when the ball hits the ground. Volleyball Mode replaces Hoops modes from Season 1, as Extra Modes rotate each Season. In addition, Season 1 Rewards will be given out following Season 2’s launch. Season 1 Rewards include Titles and Quick Chat stickers.
eSports WRC Championship begins this month
NACON and KT Racing announced the start of the 2022 eSports WRC Championship season. Marking the sixth consecutive season, the competition runs on WRC 10, the FIA World Rally Championship official game. The 13-stop calendar starts in Monte-Carlo from February 4-7 before wrapping up in Greece from August 12-15. Along the way, competitors compete across five new stops added to the 2022 calendar: Spain, Belgium, Croatia, Estonia and Greece.
This year maintains the same format as previous years. The top eight drivers from the regular season automatically earn a spot in the World Finals. The date and venue of which is yet to be determined. The top 10 results of each player will be taken into account for qualification to the Final.
Skater XL goes live with new eSports event
Easy Day Studios announced the first Skater XL online eSports skateboarding event. The FakeSkate Open Live Contest takes place February 5. Eight of the best “fake skaters” from each platform will go head-to-head live online for cash prizes as well as internet fame. In addition, a new Skater XL map update, ‘Oshawa Arena,’ is now available to download via Mod Browser for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Furthermore, the map will be the featured skatepark map this weekend during The FakeSkate Open Live Contest.
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