Easter  Tagged Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Easter  RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Fire Emblem: Heroes Spring Event Introduces Easter Themed Content https://www.gameskinny.com/eb4ro/fire-emblem-heroes-spring-event-introduces-easter-themed-content https://www.gameskinny.com/eb4ro/fire-emblem-heroes-spring-event-introduces-easter-themed-content Wed, 29 Mar 2017 05:03:39 -0400 ThatGamersAsylum

Earlier today Nintendo of America teased spring themed content. In a quick turn of fates, Nintendo has revealed Fire Emblem Heroes' future Easter themed content -- in all of its bunny-fulness. This will include 4 existing characters in new outfits, as well as "paralogue maps and special quests." This will all be coming soon, on March 30th, which is only a little over a day.

Interestingly, all the characters will be bearing new weapon types. Chrom, traditionally a sword wielder, is now using an ax. Lucina, also traditionally a sword wielder, will be using a Blue tome. Xander, who usually uses a sword, will be wielding a spear, specifically a giant carrot (that's a sentence I never thought I would write.) And Camilla, who usually wields an ax, will be using a Green tome. This gives her the distinction of being the first unit that is both flying and able to use magic in Fire Emblem: Heroes, which I find intriguing.

It is currently unknown exactly what the "paralogue maps and special quests" will consist of. If everything follows course, you should expect 3 paralogue maps available on all 3 difficulties, which reward an orb each (for a total of 9 orbs).

What do you think? Is Easter Themed Fire Emblem content cool, or are they taking fanservice too far? Let us know in the comments below. Let's get a healthy debate!

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5 Memorable Rabbits in Gaming https://www.gameskinny.com/hn9vm/5-memorable-rabbits-in-gaming https://www.gameskinny.com/hn9vm/5-memorable-rabbits-in-gaming Mon, 28 Mar 2016 13:51:29 -0400 ESpalding

Well, it's that time of year again. Spring is in the air, the days are beginning to get longer, and kids and adults alike are munching through masses of chocolate. I don't know what it is about Spring that makes me think of Rabbits. Is it all those cute critters in the fields, hopping around and multiplying, or is it the foil wrapped chocolate counterparts popping up on supermarket shelves all over the place.

Over the years, there have been many long-eared lovelies crop up in computer games. Some are forgettable, but some are pretty epic and stick around in our memories. Here are five which come to my mind. You may have others so I'd love to hear about them.

 1. Jazz Jackrabbit

Jazz Jackrabbit series

Let us start with a "golden oldie". Jazz Jackrabbit was initially released 1994 by Epic Games. Jazz's archnemesis was an evil tortoise called Devan Shell making the game a sci-fi parody of the old Tortoise and the Hare story. The original game was centred on Jazz's mission to find Princess Eva Earlong, who had been kidnapped by Devan.

Jazz went on to star in 2 more games in 1998 and 2002.

 2. Alice Nonomura

Bloody Roar series

Ok, so I know that Alice isn't technically a rabbit. She is a zoanthrope -- a person who believes herself changed into an animal and acts like one. She is one of the characters in the Bloody Roar series. Bloody Roar is a fighting game from Hudson Soft (now part of Konami) and Eighting and features a whole host of different zoanthropes battling it out in one-on-one combat.

The series began in 1997 on PlayStation and has four more sequels, latest being in 2003. While most of the titles have been available on Sony consoles, Bloody Roar: Primal Fury (2002) was released on Gamecube and later ported to XBox.

 

 3. Peppy Hare

Starfox series

Peppy Hare is a retired member of the Star Fox team. He was a mentor, and a sort of father figure to Fox McCloud after Peppy witnessed Fox's dad's death. He is remembered for his quote "Do a barrel roll!".

Star Fox (or Starwing as it was also known) is a 3D shooter series that originated in 1993. It was developed by Nintendo and Argonaut Software and was one of the original SNES titles. There have since been 6 released Star Fox games, and some of the characters appear in Super Smash Bros. series.

 

4. The Rabbids

Raving Rabbids series

Anyone who is a fan of the Rayman games will know about these rabbit-esque trouble makers. They first appeared in Rayman Raving Rabbids in 2006 and have had a game of their own released every year, up until 2014. The Rabbids became so popular that in 2009 it became a franchise in its own right and Ubisoft dropped the Rayman name from their games.

5. Max

Sam & Max series

And now we come to my favourite. Max, a cute little bunny with a foul mouth, bad attitude and aggression issues, is one-half of the Freelance Police duo, Sam & Max. Originally a comic, they came to video games via the legendary LucasArts. Their first adventure, Sam & Max Hit the Road, was released in November 1993 and involved an awesome journey around America in search of Bigfoot.

Sam & Max now have a home with Telltale Games where they feature in 3 episodic adventures - Save the World, Beyond Time and Space and The Devil's Playhouse.

 

So, they are some of my most memorable Rabbits. Have I missed any of yours?

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Top 3 Easter Skins in League of Legends https://www.gameskinny.com/78raw/top-3-easter-skins-in-league-of-legends https://www.gameskinny.com/78raw/top-3-easter-skins-in-league-of-legends Fri, 25 Mar 2016 16:49:22 -0400 SnoopRyan

Easter is here and there is no better way to bring in the holiday than by taking a look at the top three Easter-themed skins in League of Legends! So, without further ado, here are the top (and only) three Easter skins in League.

3. Battle Bunny Riven

Ah, Battle Bunny Riven, the skin that makes you feel sexy and festive at the same time! This skin has to come in last because I am not 100% sure if this skin is actually intended for Easter because, well, bunnies can be involved in depictions other than Easter.

2) Cottontail Teemo

Cottontail Teemo likely deserves the #1 spot on this list because he has so much Easter swag packed into his kit. From Easter eggs to an adorable bunny costume, Cottontail Teemo has it all. At the end of the day, Cottontail Teemo had to take second because he's often referred to in the League community as Satan. Religious zealots would have my head on a stick if the egg-chucking antichrist of League of Legends took the number one spot.

1) Cottontail Fizz

No champion encompasses the spirit of Easter better than Cottontail Fizz. You get to hop around in a bunny suit and your ultimate ability releases a mutant bunny to devour your enemies. What is even better is that Cottontail Fizz's splash art (see above) shows his crazy rabbit about to consume Teemo -- AKA Satan himself.

Think I missed any Easter skins or have a great idea for a Easter-Themed skin? Let me know in the comments below!

 

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The Hunt for Easter in Gaming https://www.gameskinny.com/l0vmi/the-hunt-for-easter-in-gaming https://www.gameskinny.com/l0vmi/the-hunt-for-easter-in-gaming Fri, 25 Mar 2016 11:26:17 -0400 Brandon Morgan

Easter may be a religious holiday specifically, but that doesn't mean everyone has to skip out on the fun that can be had -- from hunting down intricately painted eggs to smacking the Easter Bunny when he doesn't give you a present.

Seeing as we're all gamers, though, that means we'd prefer to spend our holiday season in our favorite titles. Perhaps there will be an event or two to enjoy, but it could take some hunting to discover them all. And the easter eggs that they're hiding...

Let's Hunt!

NobleGarden

World of Warcraft

NobleGarden takes place every year on Easter within World of Warcraft. Players will take their time to hunt and collect painted eggs hidden throughout the game world. These eggs contain Easter clothing and chocolates!

Players can find those hidden eggs within starting towns and villages. The NobleGarden Chocolate you find within is used as a type of currency for the event, allowing players to purchase seasonal items. It will take a bit of luck to find a clothing item inside, though.

EggaPalooza Spring Hunt

Second Life

Second Life has always been a game modeled after the real world, albeit with some details that have been tweaked a bit. Of course, they still celebrate Easter within it, though!

EggaPalooza Spring Hunt tasks the players with searching out hundreds of gift eggs that have been hidden at Aero Pines Park, which spans three in-game regions.

Heavy Tank Week

World of Tanks

Wargaming's World of Tanks is seeing its own event take place up until April 1st. Players will be able to enjoy a week-long event with a x2 Crew XP bonus, new heavy tank rentals, and daily missions to take part in.

In all, that means bonus experience points, two new rental missions for the newly released tanks, Heavy Tank Daily Missions, and new bundles to purchase in the Premium Shop!

The Springening

Plants vs. Zombies 2 (Mobile)

EA has launched a big Easter-themed update for their mobile tower defense game, Plants vs. Zombies 2. The Mega Event, known as The Springening, lasts 14 days in total, and features Easter-themed collectible plants and costumes, plus nine themed zombies to fight.

The Easter event also includes the Piñata Party’s Eggbreaker game mode and a 'Level of the Day' to beat!

Making It Rain

Adventure Capitalist

Developer Hyper Hippo Games has combined St. Patrick's Day with Easter to create the 'Making It Rain' event in Adventure Capitalist

During the span of the event, players can hire a leprechaun Micro-Manager to handle their profits from various businesses and goods. Upon adding this unique character, your profits will double with each click.

Easter Event

Portal Knights

In Portal Knights, this year's Easter celebration is tackling the hunting of colored eggs once more. There are various eggs scattered throughout the game's realms, which players will find and attack to earn collectibles.

Along with the mini-event, you can also acquire six new sets of armor for low-level and end-game characters, a new tool, furniture, enemies, and items.

Easter Event

Cabal 2

Players enjoying this year's Easter event in Cabal 2 are in for quite the treat. Gamers can enter into a few dungeons, fighting a giant Easter bunny enemy that drops rare loot when defeated, plus craftable recipes and collector's items.

Thankfully, you won't have to go hunting too far. The Easter bunny enemy is located in all of the game's dungeons throughout the realms.

Overall, Easter may seem a bit slow for the gaming world this year, but there still appears to be a couple of games enjoying the holiday season in their own way. Get out there and collect some eggs with us!

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10 Star Wars Game Easter Eggs You Probably Missed https://www.gameskinny.com/l61ih/10-star-wars-game-easter-eggs-you-probably-missed https://www.gameskinny.com/l61ih/10-star-wars-game-easter-eggs-you-probably-missed Sat, 12 Apr 2014 18:50:11 -0400 Elijah Beahm

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In another great homage to Lucas Arts' early adventure game days, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II includes two references to Guybrush Threepwood, protagonist of Monkey Island adventure game series.

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He is both a playable skin (named Guybrush Threepkiller like Force Unleashed protagonist Starkiller) in the game and shown in statue form on Cato Nemodia near another Easter Egg hologram advertising Jabba's Palace. Guybrush's statue points towards the exit of the room he is in, although sadly is one of the non-interactive parts of the environment.

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Technically Star Wars: Dark Forces II: Jedi Knight has three different references to Max from Sam & Max. Lucas Arts had the rights to at the time thanks to working on Sam & Max adventure games, so not only did they hide a texture of Max's face pasted across a wall (similarly hidden in Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire), but they included a "Max Vision" and Max as an NPC in one of the game's levels.

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Max Vision drew strange green lines across all the game's elements, while the NPC could either be befriended by freeing him and his allies from a guard, or made an enemy by attacking him. Max wields the same gun as series protagonist Kyle Katarn, and featured his own custom assets.

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Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds has a lot of Easter Eggs to begin with (ranging from remaking scenes of the original trilogy to Expanded Universe references and dev notes written in the official Star Wars alphabet), but one of the best is a hidden bonus mission in the first mission of the second Wookiee campaign. It could only be accessed by having all the Wookiee workers collect carbon and repeatedly switch roles to drop the carbon.

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While there was no Naboo faction campaign, they appear in a mock-mini mission where you rescue Naboo's queen from Tusken Raiders and Darth Maul. The mission's objective was simply to save her at any cost, so any of the other cast members appearing (including young Anakin Skywalker) could be left to die at the hands of your enemies. Completing the mission gave you a success even if you never were able to complete the main mission.

It's impossible to list them all the various gags and elements hidden in the game, but the sheer number of them is astounding, having more than any other Star Wars game.

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And here is the second hard to find Easter Egg in Star Wars: Starfighter: the Cowboy Droid. Featured in a single mission aboard bonus objective escape pods, most players missed him before their lasers blew him to hell.

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Like many of the games developed around the time of Star Wars: Episode 1, Star Wars: Starfighter had a number of droid gags. However, two were incredibly hard to find, this casual bacon-fancying droid certainly counting as one of those two.

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On the flipside, it may be possible the presence of the helmet is a reference to this similar Easter Egg hidden in Republic Commando itself. A lightsaber with a burned body of a clone are all that remain in the shaft of an under-siege Republic cruiser.

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Upon finding the lightsaber, Boss will stoically comment "A weapon for a more civilized age. Well guess what, times have changed." It was both a great little wink to the original trilogy and a tone setting moment during a level where the majority of your squad has been captured, leaving you outnumbered and isolated in the dead cruiser.

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Hidden exclusively in the Star Wars: The Force Unleashed's demo, above a platform accessed only by a series of crates precariously stacked, is the helmet of none other than Boss, the protagonist from Star Wars: Republic Commando.

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Curiously, the Easter Egg was removed from the final game, possibly hinting an internal wish to see a return of Delta Squad.

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Santa Claus' second appearance would come in LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Saga. Entering two different codes ('CL4U5H' and 'TYH319') would get you Disguise 3 parts for character customization. Using these parts would enable the player to turn their character into LEGO Santa Claus, and use him to to battle either the light or dark sides of the Force.

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As odd as it may seem, Santa Claus (right at the bottom of the image) was chosen as an Easter Egg in the original X-Wing game. He appears in the main lobby so long as your computer is set to December 25th. This wouldn't be his last time appearing in a Star Wars game though...

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The Buick is one of the longest running easter eggs in the Star Wars: Rogue Squadron series. Based off of one of the employee's cars at Factor 5, the series developer, it has been featured as both a ground and land vehicle piloted by both B-1 Battledroids and Rebel Alliance pilots. It's license plate bears reference to the car's real life owner as well.

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