Showing posts with label Fantasy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fantasy. Show all posts

Friday, January 10, 2020

Elden Ring Will Be Showcased at Taipei Game Show

Upcoming action RPG game Elden Ring from From Software to be shown at Taipei Game Show 2020.

Right after HBO's fantasy drama TV series Game of Thrones ended; there was a rumor of its creator George R. R. Martin working with popular Japanese studio From Software that turns out to be upcoming action role-playing game Elden Ring.

Then an official announcement trailer was dropped back in E3 2019 and there has been no buzz about the game ever since until now but looks like, fans are going to see more of its RPG action next month at Taipei Game Show 2020.

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Elden Ring Will Be Showcased at Taipei Game Show

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This show will take place from February 6 to 9 and the dark fantasy title will be showcased during presentation by Sony. Although attendees won't be able to get a hands-on playing experience, a new footage will likely to get revealed.

At this point, people have no solid idea of what to expect from latest title of Dark Souls creator Hidetaka Miyazaki. Nevertheless, everyone is excited to see From Software attempting to explore open-world genre for very first time.

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In September 2019, a leaked listing from Target retail chain suggests the game has a release window set for June 2020. Most recently, From Software official site has reaffirmed the same date on a New Year card, making it more obvious.

Elden Ring has been under development from 2017 right after Dark Souls III final DLC, The Ringed City was released. Given their past record of shipping games quickly, a release date set for this year will not be very much surprising at all.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Ni no Kuni Anime Movie Coming to Netflix

English dub of Ni no Kuni anime movie heads over to popular online streaming platform Netflix on January 2020.

Last summer, a full-length animated movie adaptation based on popular role-playing game series Ni no Kuni from developer Level-5 and publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment premiered in Japan, originally distributed by Warner Bros.

Prepping up for a Western release, this anime spin-off is skipping cinemas and instead an English dub for the film simply titled NiNoKuni is set to make Netflix debut on January 16, which has recently acquired its streaming rights.

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Ni no Kuni Anime Movie Coming to Netflix

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Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch launched back in 2011 as an enhanced version of Dominion of the Dark Djinn that featured an extended ending and is followed by an ambitious sequel, Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom in 2018.

Premise of the first game revolves around a boy named Oliver who travels to a magical world to save his loving mother. There, he must face-off evil wizard Shadar in order to free Alicia, a counterpart of his mother on that dimension.

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Studio Ghibli animator Yoshiyuki Momose, who previously worked on Wrath of the White Witch and Revenant Kingdom has directed the film. Both Yoshiyuki and his animation house collaborated in production of first Ni no Kuni game remake.

NiNoKuni anime movie for online streaming service Netflix focuses on two average teens taking a mystical journey to save the life of a friend. Although not openly connected to original games, it surely follows a similar plot premise.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Mark Hamill Wants to Play Classic Witcher Character

Star Wars actor Mark Hamill is interested to play classic Witcher character Vesemir for Netflix's The Witcher Season 2.

Despite some initial skepticism, fans have approved of the first live-action iteration of Geralt of Rivia, played by British actor Henry Cavill (Justice League, Man of Steel) following first season premiere of fantasy TV series Netflix's The Witcher.

When showrunner Lauren Hissrich was discussing traits of a classic Witcher character on Twitter, it was pointed out that Mark Hamill (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi) should play Vesemir in The Witcher Season 2.

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Mark Hamill Wants to Play Classic Witcher Character

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Vesemir is an experienced and older Witcher from 13th century, who appeared on franchise novels and games. Also, this conversation gone viral recently is from about a year ago, even before Cavill expressed his interest in playing Geralt.

Hissrich was posting a series of Tweets, breaking down each major characters of her Netflix show and there she conveyed Vesemir as "Fatherly, Wise, Sprightly an Ancient", attributes that can be well portrayed by Hamill himself.

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Noticing that conversation, Mark Hamill quickly jumped in expressing his interests to be cast for Season 2.



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Hamill is renowned for his work on both Star Wars original and sequel trilogy as Luke Skywalker as well as multiple Batman animated films as The Joker. Hopefully, he has caught on more with lore of The Witcher series by now after a year.

Season 1 features a young version of Vesemir on a single episode that is played by British actor Theo James (Underworld: Awakening, Underworld: Blood Wars), which leaves chances for the character to appear on next season.

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Estimated cost for each episode of Netflix's The Witcher is $15 million that is very much likely to increase in Season 2. Lately, online streaming-service Netflix gave an approximate $150 million budget for Michael Bay directed film 6 Underground.

Whether or not Netflix would like to hire or can afford an A-lister actor like Mark Hamill is up for debate but given how The Witcher has become one of the highest-rated Netflix shows on IMDb, there is a chance for him to join The Witcher Season 2.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

The Wolf Among Us Free on Epic Games Store Now

Epic Games Store is celebrating announcement of The Wolf Among Us 2 by giving away The Wolf Among Us for free.

In a surprise announcement at The Game Awards 2019, a sequel to episodic interactive graphic adventure The Wolf Among Us is announced by LCG Entertainment, Inc., which was previously cancelled when Telltale Games shut down last year.

To celebrate revival of The Wolf Among Us 2, the original is offered by Epic Games for a free giveaway at their digital distribution outlet Epic Games Store and will be available for anyone to grab a copy until December 19, 2019.

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The Wolf Among Us Free on Epic Games Store Now

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Originally titled as The Wolf Among Us Season 1, the game features Bigby Wolf in lead character who is formerly known as the Big Bad Wolf. He investigates a murder mystery within his hidden community as Sheriff of Fabletown.

Like many other games from Telltale, players would often engage in situations where they deal with choice and consequence. Though not all of your in-game choices will be meaningful, they will have an overall impact on story in some way.

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TWAU is based on Eisner Award-winning comic-book series Fables from DC Comics and serves as a prequel to original story that spanned across five exciting episodes, all of which are released separately to mostly positive response.

The Wolf Among Us is currently joining another Epic Store freebie title and a strategy game, The Escapists and will be up to claim before December 19. Then EGS will be giving away 12 more free games, one for each day until the year-ends.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

BioWare Exec Producer Teased Dragon Age

Mike Darrah, executive producer at BioWare, simply Tweets "Dragon Age" to tease a possible reveal soon.

Last year, General Manager Casey Hudson of developer BioWare hinted at dark fantasy role-playing series Dragon Age shortly before an awaited reveal of Dragon Age: The Dread Wolf Rises at The Game Awards 2018.

Currently in development under that name, fans in general are calling the title Dragon Age 4 and executive producer Mike Darrah has taken social media to tease fans on some upcoming announcement shortly before TGA this year.

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BioWare Exec Producer Teased Dragon Age

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For over a year, there was no update on how they are progressing and that lead many to wonder whether there is any issue. Although, developers didn't say anything about current state of work but they always dismissed any concerns.

Just as they did earlier this month on 5th anniversary of Dragon Age: Inquisition by posting a letter from in-game character Solas, a random tease like this just before yearend and ahead of a grand ceremony like TGA can lead to some new reveal.

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Mike Darrah has taken Twitter to type nothing but simply "Dragon Age" and that was enough to have everyone guessing.


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It came shortly after BioWare revealed plans of working on a massive overhaul of their most-anticipated title Anthem. When they showed a trailer for "The Dread Wolf Rises" last year, the game was on an early stage of development.

A new trailer for Dragon Age 4 might be on its way to be shown at The Game Awards 2019, which is only two weeks away from now. Therefore, Darrah can very well have the pleasure of teasing eager fans a little in advance with his Tweets.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Netflix's The Witcher Season 2 Confirmed

Netflix has ordered Season 2 for their upcoming fantasy drama TV show The Witcher, arriving on 2021.

Back in July 2019, subscription-based streaming service Netflix officially revealed first teaser trailer for The Witcher live-action TV series at San Diego Comic-Con panel, which is currently set to premiere on December 20, 2019.

Lately, the popular streaming giant confirmed getting a second season of this upcoming fantasy drama and according to official sources; Season 2 will begin production at London next year for a total of 8 episodes to debut on 2021.

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Netflix's The Witcher Season 2 Confirmed

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Showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich has expressed her excitement of already getting confirmation of a new season before the first could even arrive on Netflix for fans to enjoy and plans on telling more stories of The Continent.

Hissrich also states that she already has planned through seven season of The Witcher TV Series if they are renewed by the streaming platform. Currently, she is mainly focused on story setting that will confine an audience to their show.

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Recently, Netflix has taken their sci-fi and fantasy Twitter account NX to confirm Season 2 for The Witcher.


RELATED: Netflix's The Witcher TV Series Reveals First Look at Cast

The announcement features an image of twin swords that belongs to protagonist Geralt to tease Season 2. His horse Roach carries the silver sword that is used to slay magical beings and he wields the steel sword to kill human enemies.

Having a popular superstar like British actor Henry Cavill (Justice League, Man of Steel) on board might have helped The Witcher secure a second season. Cavill would very much likely to continue in future for as many seasons as Netflix wants.

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VFX supervisor Julian Parry claims that the show focuses more on horror aspects than fantasy in a grounded way. Among many of their original shows, Netflix is anticipating for the show to become one of their biggest releases of 2019.

Netflix's The Witcher is based on series of fantasy novels by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski and stars actor Henry Cavill in lead role Geralt of Rivia, who is a professional monster-slayer powered by experimental mutagens.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Black Desert Halloween Update Live Now

Latest Halloween event update adds Spooks and Isabella the Black Witch to sandbox MMORPG title Black Desert.

Now that massively multiplayer online role-playing game Black Desert is available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, players from all three platforms can celebrate Halloween together with limited time event and themed content.

Today, developer/publisher Pearl Abyss released a free content update for everyone to go trick or a treating with new bosses and reward items. Start hunting for bonus and items this haunted season to craft new costumes as well.

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Black Desert Halloween Update Live Now

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A perfect fit for Halloween event, boss character Spook returns to terrorize the expansive open-world and sneak attack on unwary adventurers. It randomly shows up in different locations and time, giving you only 10 minutes to engage.

Spook will drop variable amount of items like Black Fabric, Memory Fragment and Magic Blackstone upon being defeated. You would require ten pieces of Black Fabric to craft a Halloween costume for your character.

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Of course, this mischievous time of the year calls for return of Isabella the Black Witch as part of old in-game tradition. She spawns on a fix time and has HP shared o all servers, needing players to team up in taking her down for good.

Win over special items such as her Bloody Brooch, Halloween Gift Box, Pumpkin Gift Box, Silver and more once she is beaten. All themed items and Black Fabric will remain even when current event will end but bosses will disappear.

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Accept daily quests from NPCs to earn contribution XP and rewards until November 6 by defeating rogue Pumpkin Ghosts. Given how much time spent in-game, you will receive candy baskets and cookies to exchange for various items.

Black Desert brings back popular ghost and witch bosses to celebrate limited time Halloween event like never before to unite all of its player community since the sandbox MMORPG is now accessible on all major platforms.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Black Desert PS4 Open Beta Live Now

Play Black Desert to become your true self in an open-world action MMORPG by taking part in Open Beta on PS4, live today.

Although it is coming pretty late already, 2015 massively multiplayer online role-playing game Black Desert from Korean developer/publisher Pearl Abyss is finally making its debut on August 22, 2019 for PlayStation 4 consoles.

Before a worldwide release, you can sign up for Open Beta starting from now on until August 13, 2:00 AM PDT. Players on PS4 can jump in with a free download that doesn't require any subscription to PlayStation Plus service.

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Black Desert PS4 Open Beta Live Now

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Take your first steps into an expansive open-world of Black Desert to experience an adventure ahead of launch.




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Upon picking a character classes from Berserker, Ranger, Sorceress, Warrior, Witch or Wizard, you can enter the sandbox MMORPG to begin your quest. Each class features unique strengths and various weaknesses in form of attack or magic.

There are endless options for customization to let you create a living world of your own and then personalize your character with high details using various tools to forge an adventure that reflects your true adventurer self.

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There would be deadly enemies, fast-paced combat and quests to take part in alongside players from around the globe. Choosing to take part in a variety of events only improves chance of winning exclusive content and prizes.

Test your fishing skills or try to learn and tame a wild horse if intense PvP action is not your cup of tea. Since we have until August 13, don't let anything to hold you back from having some amazing adventures during beta.

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While they are in beta program, players get to explore Balenos, Calpheon and Serendia regions within its vast open-world. Your character will receive an exclusive Sky Hawk pet as reward to participate in beta and have a level cap of 50.

Holding an Open Beta on PS4 for Black Desert prior to official release gets players an early taste of what they are getting into. An exclusion of PS Plus membership will certainly encourage more people to download the beta client on PlayStation Store.