Platformer Battle Royale Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout free game and comes to the Xbox, Nintendo Switch and Epic Games Store on June 21, developer Mediatonic announced Monday. The game was originally launched on the PlayStation and PC in August 2020 and was due out on the Switch and Xbox last summer. A dedicated version of the game for the PlayStation 5 will also launch on June 21, resulting in faster download times and other performance improvements.
“Whether you use PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, Xbox, Epic Games Store or a mix of all of the above, you will be able to play Fall Guys for free – with cross-games, cross-platform parties and cross-progress fully supported by your Epic Games account “- said in the announcement.
PlayStation and Steam players who already have a copy of Fall Guys will continue to receive all the usual updates, including new seasons, patches and features. Mediatonic notes that new players will no longer be able to download Fall Guys on Steam. People who are new to Fall Guys and want to play on the PC should visit the Epic Games Store.
Existing players who have purchased Fall Guys will receive a “Legacy Set” that will come with a nickname, a sign, three costumes and access to a new premium season ticket.
June 21 Fall Guys is waiting for a new season that will bring new levels, costumes, gameplay and more. Mediatonic is also going to launch a new premium season ticket, which can be purchased for Show-Bucks, a new in-game currency. The season ticket includes 100 levels and additional costumes. Users who do not wish to receive a season pass will still have access to a free progression path with items to unlock.
For Fall Guys it makes sense to run in the Epic Games Store since Epic bought Mediatonic parent company Tonic Games Group last year. It should be noted that after that Epic made Rocket League free for the game acquisition of developer Psyonix.
Fall Guys instantly became a hit in 2020, but the hype around the game caused since refused. Switching to a free game and running on additional platforms should give Fall Guys a new audience.