“Apex Legends is anime now with the Gaiden occasion”
The Apex Legends anime occasion is now underway, and can be accessible for the following few weeks or so (till August 2, 2022).
As is the case with many battle royale tie-ins it’s primarily a chance to promote cosmetics, as there are “40 event-limited” objects to peruse, led by the Revenant, Mirage, Octane, and Wattson legendary skins. All of these are featured within the promo video beneath, which is a enjoyable little literal gaiden (facet story) coping with core forged members in anime type. Wattson even actually does a Kamehameha, however the One Piece, My Hero Academia, and Naruto inspirations are the obvious locations the event crew goes.
There’s additionally a giant spender promo occurring, as you possibly can “unlock all of the skins to robotically get the Bangalore Apex Commander status pores and skin.” I imply, this IP has to have a TV present in some unspecified time in the future, proper? That’s simply how each profitable “this didn’t exit of enterprise for a number of years” gaming IP rolls now.
An anime tie-in occasion is a standard theme to go for within the style (in addition to MOBAs), because it sort of simply appears inevitable. Numerous the builders on these video games are followers of the medium, to not point out it has quite a lot of potential to promote copious quantities of out-there skins.