Arena of Valor to Have a Two-Week Closed Beta on Nintendo Switch

The most popular game in the world, Arena of Valor, is going to have a two-week long closed beta on Nintendo Switch.

The MOBA, which is currently out on mobile, will be hosting the beta this summer “with dates being announced soon,” according to publisher Tencent Games.

The beta will only be available in North America and Europe, and fans can enter the chance to win a code by completing a survey.

Massively popular in China, Arena of Valor arrived on Western mobile devices last December. The MOBA has over 200 million registered players and regularly hits 80 million daily active users, which makes it the most popular game in the world. You can read more about Arena of Valor in our write up of our experience with its mobile version.

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Just Cause and Rage 2 Dev Avalanche Studios Acquired by Nordisk Film

Avalanche Studios, the developer behind Rage 2 and the Just Cause series, has been acquired by Nordisk Film but will continue to operate as normal.

Nordisk announced the acquisition is the largest in the company’s 111-year history. Having been minority owners in Avalanche Studios since last year, Nordisk dropped €89 million to secure the remaining shares and now owns the game developer outright.

“At Nordisk Film, we are determined to strengthen our position in the growing global gaming market,” said Nordisk CEO Allan Mathson Hansen in a press release. “We want to build a sizeable portfolio of game developers. Our engagement in Avalanche Studios proves that we are committed to substantial and long-term investments.”

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