Showing posts with label Horror. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Horror. Show all posts

Monday, January 7, 2019

Alien: Blackout Revealed

Amanda Ripley from Alien: Isolation returns for another showdown with a deadly Xenomorph in Alien: Blackout mobile game.

Last year in January, 20th Century Fox has acquired developer Cold Iron Studios for their video game division FoxNext Games and they announced to have been working on a shooter title that is set on the sci-fi horror franchise of Alien, created by director Ridley Scott in 1979.

Then Alien: Blackout title being trademarked by Fox revealed the name of the game and it was about to be announced at The Game Awards 2018, which didn't happen in the end. The game has finally dropped a trailer and it turns out to be a premium mobile game.

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Alien: Blackout Revealed

RELATED: FoxNext to Develop New Alien Video Game

Just take a look at the official trailer released for the upcoming AAA-Alien game below before we talk more about it.




RELATED: Alien: Blackout May be Next Alien Game

The trailer gives away a survival horror type atmosphere the game offers where daughter of Ellen Ripley and the protagonist of Alien: Isolation, Amanda Ripley is shown to be locked with a Xenomorph aboard Weyland-Yutani space station.

Players will assume her role in a struggle to survive the deadliest species of the galaxy trying to outsmart her and the crew in every move. In order to stay alive, you could risk the lives of other crew members or try to rely on the damaged controls of the station.

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Instead jumping with joy, people who eagerly waited for the reveal are giving the title a cold shoulder, because the game was rumored to be shooter title for PC and consoles but then turned out to be a mobile app that no one asked for.

Yes, the return of Amanda Ripley is really exciting for the fans that played the previous game but they wanted to play the new game on available major gaming platform and bringing the game on mobile after all this hype can simply turn out to be another greedy cashgrab attempt.

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Outsmart The Alien

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Apparently, many major video game companies are shifting their effort towards mobile game development these days, thus ruining beloved franchise for fans and looks like none of them has learned anything from the Diablo Immortal backlash at BlizzCon 2018.

Alien: Blackout, a direct sequel to Alien: Isolation will be coming soon on App Store, Google Play and Amazon App Store for playing on mobile devices priced $4.99 only. FoxNext has associated themselves with D3 Go, Theory Interactive and Rival Games for the project.

Monday, December 17, 2018

James Wan Exits Resident Evil Movie Reboot

"Aquaman" director James Wan is no longer producing the upcoming Resident Evil Reboot movie for Constantin Films.

It was only a month ago, when we heard news of screenwriter Greg Russo has submitted his complete draft for the upcoming Resident Evil movie reboot to Constantin Films that is supposed to be produced by James Wan (Aquaman, The Conjuring).

It would have been a great fun for the curious audience to see how this successful director influences the movie with his classic style of horror but according to a recent report, Wan is no longer producing the upcoming film of RE franchise.

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James Wan Exits Resident Evil Movie Reboot

RELATED: Resident Evil Movie Reboot to Be Based on Resident Evil 7

Wan was actually somewhat frustrated that the possibility of his involvement to the project was announced prematurely. In an interview with Bloody Disgusting, Wan cleared out that he is not doing it anymore as it has been dropped and then said the following.

It’s kind of annoying when things come and go, or things never came in the first place. I hate it when my projects get announced. It makes it seem like I’m attached to a lot of things when in fact I’m not necessarily doing so many things. A lot of my stuff just get announced and I don’t want them to be announced but people love to announce them.

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Even though Wan is out from the anticipated project, he is still attached to do a remake of South Korean zombie apocalypse action thriller Train to Busan and wishes to do proper justice to it, because it is a very beloved property to him.

He is currently busy with his upcoming DC Extended Universe superhero movie Aquaman, which is inbound for December 21 and his company Atomic Monster will start working on Swamp Thing series for DC Universe right away.

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Shortly after the end of Resident Evil movie franchise by director Paul W.S. Anderson (Alien vs. Predator, Death Race) directed and actress Milla Jovovich (The Fifth Element, Ultraviolet) with the release of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, a horror-centric reboot was announced.

RE movies had a six movie run that has grossed over $1 billion worldwide collectively. Even though Greg Russo wrote a script that will take the series back to the roots of horror just as the studio is interested in but he would very much like them to take a Texas Chainsaw Massacre-style approach.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Trevor Belmont of Netflix's Castlevania Gets His Own Statue

The success of Netflix's Castlevania animated series is getting new PVC collectible statue for Trever Belmont in 2019.

You can tell that the collaboration of showrunner Adi Shankar (Dredd, The Grey) and comic-book writer Warren Ellis (Astonishing X-Men: Xenogenesis, Iron Man: Extremis) worked pretty well for Netflix's Castlevania TV series that they ran it for two seasons and renewed for another.

Based on the action-adventure gothic horror Konami game Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse from 1989, the show ha reinvigorated the franchise in gaming and has now led to production of cool collectibles of protagonist Trevor Belmont.

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Trevor Belmont of Netflix's Castlevania Gets His Own Statue

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Renowned for creating various pop culture action figures and fan-favorite replicas, Diamond Choose Toys decided to cash in the success of the show and come up with a PVC statue for the whip wielding monster hunter from Belmont clan.

The early look that they have just revealed is a full-color, nearly nine inches tall PVC figure of Trevor in a window box, designed by Caesar and sculpted by Rocco Tartamella. From December 19th, the statue will be up for pre-order and will be priced $49.99 only when it arrives on store in summer 2019.

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Trever Belmont PVC Statue

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This striking pose of Trevor Belmont is a true spectacle that deserves a place on the shelves of series fans. Hopefully, Diamond Choose Toys will later come up with some unholy creatures from the same line that would look perfect right next to it.

Last month, we heard that Shankar is currently working on his upcoming Devil May Cry project, which is being developed as a Netflix original series ad is also assigned for an Assassin's Creed animated show that has yet to announce an official date.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Alien: Blackout May be Next Alien Game

20th Century Fox trademarks the name "Alien: Blackout" for a possible upcoming video game title in the making.

After the science fiction horror franchise of Aliens began its journey back in 1979, it saw many sequel movies, crossovers with Predator film series, and most frequently adapted into comic-books by Dark Horse Comics publications and video game media for a several decades now.

It stepped into the world of video games in 1982 as maze game based on the original movie and got a dozen of releases on different platforms. Some recent developments from 20th Century Fox studio suggest that we are in for a new Alien game soon.

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Alien: Blackout May be Next Alien Game

RELATED: FoxNext to Develop New Alien Video Game

The title Alien: Blackout as recently been trademarked by Fox on the World Intellectual Property Organization website, where it clearly states to be a video game property and definitely not an upcoming movie or TV show.

Back in January, it was revealed that FoxNext Games is about to work on a new AAA-Alien shooter title for PC and consoles in association with Cold Iron Studios, which will deliver a total action-packed experience full of Xenomorphs to all of the fans.

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Also, there are speculations that very soon the game could even be announced at The Game Awards 2018. This rumor is powered by a recent photo posted by video game legend Hideo Kojima on Twitter during his tour at the 20th Century Fox office and the official Twitter account for TGA responds to it as well.



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Another interesting part is that The Game Awards has been marketing this year's event with a tagline "Worlds Will Change" right next to a "W" logo. Some enthusiastic fans over the internet suggest this to be the Weyland-Yutani Corporation logo from Alien universe.

The similarities between the logo could be purely coincidental but it seems highly suspicious when the Twitter handle for The Game Awards responds to Kojima with their "Worlds Will Change" slogan in a cryptic manner of reply.



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The closest and the most recent release from the series are Aliens: Colonial Marines and Alien: Isolation. The former took place right after the events of James Cameron's Aliens movie from 1986, which was gravely bashed by fans for a very poor AI as a result of a typo in code.

The latter came out after a year later as a first-person-shooter survival horror game from developer Creative Assembly and publisher Sega, which somehow managed to encapsulate the suspense and claustrophobic settings of the franchise right.

RELATED: Aliens: Colonial Marines' Lame AI Caused by Typo

Aside from the recently title, we do not know any other news or information about the story of the game or whatsoever. However, now that 20th Century Fox has secured the trademark for them, we hope to hear more about the game soon and probably on December 6, at The Game Awards 2018.

If Hideo Kojima is really involved in the Alien: Blackout project, then there is a chance that the series may find redemption into the video game media after so many botched attempt to bring the Alien horde from the furthest corner of the galaxy to your preferred gaming platform.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Resident Evil Movie Reboot to Be Based on Resident Evil 7

Screenwriter Greg Russo revealed that he took inspiration from Resident Evil 7 for the script of Resident Evil movie reboot.

Long before the Paul W.S. Anderson (Alien vs. Predator, Death Race) directed and Milla Jovovich (The Fifth Element, Ultraviolet) starrer Resident Evil movie franchise ended with Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, there was announcement for a series reboot.

Although Anderson is not returning to direct again, Constantin Films are handling the project with screenwriter Greg Russo readying drafts and to be directed by James Wan (Aquaman, The Conjuring), which could be a delight to horror fans in general.

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Resident Evil Movie Reboot to Be Based on Resident Evil 7

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Russo has recently opened up in an interview about his writing process and how he took inspirations to follow Capcom's lead to re-inventing the series. One of the main aspects of that motto is to go back to the roots of horror in the first place for him.

For me it was very clear cut that I wanted to go back and make it scary again like a horror film in terms of the classic James Wan style so that was the pitch, going back and looking what made the games scary in the first place so yea Resident Evil 7 was a bit of a touchstone for my draft.

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For years, fans have been complaining about the RE movies from director Anderson for moving far from the horror and making over-the-top action flicks. What they cannot deny that whether or not they were crappy movies, they made a ton of money and thankfully came to an end.

Though Russo did enjoy the films, but he believes that RE franchise has always prioritized the elements of horror first and then focused on action. And that is why; he chose to take writing inspiration from the terrifying 2017 game.

RELATED: Resident Evil 7 Ending Explained

He would personally love to see a Resident Evil film made in Texas Chainsaw Massacre-style and centered on Baker Family. Then he wants Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson to jump in the middle as Chris Redfield and punch boulders for the ending scene.

Greg Russo has already handed over his draft to Constantin Films and looks like they are pretty content with what he came up with. James Wan is also producing the Resident Evil movie reboot and we expect him to come up with his classic style of horror.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Humble Bundle Halloween Sale 2018

The Halloween Sale 2018 from Humble Bundle is here to knock your socks off with spooky discounts and an awful lot of different games.

Halloween seem to be looking more festive than ever because of all the crazy sale offer going on everywhere and we've seen some pretty slick deals on horror games online. For the past few days, we've been watching and found the greatest deal of them all.

The digital storefront of Humble Bundle has some of the best assortment of titles for this year's Halloween that leaps beyond the wall of horror genre and rain on discounted price on so many games from different categories that it really is hard to keep track of.

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Humble Bundle Halloween Sale 2018

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The list is so big itself that we couldn't possibly list all of them in here but we thought we would pick up the ones that offer the best value in their current reduced price. So, we are picking titles from every sort and not limiting ourselves to just spooky titles. Also, any game you pick from this Halloween Sale 2018 will get you Murderous Pursuits for FREE too!

The cheapest game you can find within this huge bonanza is Friday the 13th: The Game for a 85% price off. Limbo and Zombi comes right next to it at 80%, whereas Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs and Amnesia: The Dark Descent is up for grabs at 75%.

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Resident Evil 4, 5 and 6 is 75% Off

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Entire horror first-person shooter trilogy of F.E.A.R., F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin and F.E.A.R. 3 come at 75% only. Bioshock: The Collection, Outlast, Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil 5 (Standard or Gold Edition), Resident Evil 6 are part of the same deal.

At 70% off, Dead Rising Franchise Pack will get you both Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising 3 Apocaypse Edition or you can even pick up the original Dead Rising game for the same reduced rate. Same thing goes for the next two installments for buying separately.

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Dead Rising Trilogy is 70% Off

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We are not much sure about recommending Killing Floor, Soma, XCOM 2 and Zombie Army Trilogy from the same bid though. Both survival horror title Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster and original Resident Evil HD Remaster goes up on 60%.

The base game of Dead by Daylight has offered 50% and there is a bunch of add-on content from the game as well as Dying Light that put forward 33-35% at best. We leave these completely on you. Outlast 2 however, is a nice catch at a whopping 70%.

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Titles like 7 Days to Die (64%), Dead Rising 4 (30%), For Honor (33%), Killing Floor 2 (67%), Prey (50%), Resident Evil 7 (35%) and Vampyr (33%) are either not worth going for at this reduction rate because they are worth the wait for a greater deal.

We also opted out from picking some of the games from the sale even though they had a serious discount slapped on them, simply because they weren't worth the bucks for this festive season. Nevertheless, you don't need to be influenced by us and can still pick them up if you really want to.

Steam Halloween Sale 2018

To offer you great spooky titles for the best price, Steam Halloween Sale 2018 is here and lasts till November 1.

In case if your Halloween plans are not including being chased by Michael Myers while you hide behind the curtains or even go trick or treating dressing up, you can definitely celebrate this holiday with some good old selection of horror games.

Unless you have signed up for a selected lineup of games for Halloween terror from PlayStation Now or over Xbox Game Pass, you can always rely on other digital storefronts like Humble Bundle or Steam to get your hands on a slew of great games.

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Steam Halloween Sale 2018

RELATED: PlayStation Now Games for Halloween 2018

Speaking of which, Valve's digital distribution platform Steam has arranged a Halloween-themed sale that everyone who loves horror can enjoy. Basically any game that is dark and scary or has even a remote connection with either of those is in it and it runs from October 29 to November 1.

Currently, games like Darkest Dungeon, 7 Days to Die, Graveyard Keeper, Hunt: Showdown, Shadow of the Tomb Raider (we have no clue why), The Forest and We Happy Few are taking the their spot on top seller list.

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Top Seller Halloween Sale Games

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Whereas titles such as Dead by Daylight, Dying Light, Killing Floor 2, Left 4 Dead 2, Rocket League (because of a themed seasonal event), Vampyr and Warhammer: Vermintide 2 remains at the bottom feeder position of that list.

Rest of the games from their assortment is a pure gold mine for any horror fans and some of those discount rates are a real Halloween treat for sure. Let us mention some of them and then decide yourself whether or not you agree with us. We are okay with that.

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In terms of great deal of price cut, we would like to mention Alien: Isolation, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, BioShock Remastered, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition, Dead Island Definitive Edition and Friday the 13th: The Game.

We would also like to include Grim Dawn, Inside, Limbo, Metro Redux Bundle, Outlast 2, Prey, Resident Evil 7, The Evil Within and Zombie Army Trilogy. However, not all of the above mentioned games may are worth the bucks they are offering you now.

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Halloween Sale Games on 75% Off

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Our suggestion is that you get Darkest Dungeon (-70%), Killing Floor 2 (-67%) and L4D2 (-80%) from the top seller list for the best value of your money. Then if you are ready to spend more, we would like to add a few more, from which you can even drop some.

Whether you pick or leave Friday the 13th: The Game (-85%) is up to you but try to consider picking from Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Castlevania: LoS 2, Darksiders II, Limbo and Zombie Army Trilogy as all of these five games are on 80% off.

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Halloween Sale Games on 80% Off

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For 75% off, Alien: Isolation, BioShock Remastered, Metro Redux Bundle and/or Outlast 2 can be yours. Dead Island Definitive Edition and Grim Dawn both comes for a 70% discount, which we would consider a decent deal but leaving them behind won't be a crime either.

The perks of getting your hands into this seasonal sale is that not only you will be claiming some of the great games in your library but many of these titles are having limited time Halloween-themed event that has its unique appeal to this spirit of holiday.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Castlevania Season 2 Official Trailer

Netflix’s Castlevania series drops a new trailer for upcoming second season and will start streaming on October 26.

Premiering with only 4 episodes in 2017, Season 1 of Castlevania anime adaptation became very successful and received critical acclaim. Developed for online streaming service Netflix, the series was based on a 1989 video game Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse from developer studio Konami and belongs to gothic fantasy game series of Castlevania. Executive producer Adi Shankar (Dredd, The Grey) has unveiled the official trailer on Twitter first, before adding them on Facebook and Instagram today.

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Castlevania Season 2 Official Trailer

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Things are not the same anymore and Season 2 opens up with all stakes raised higher than the previous season in a brand-new trailer.




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A double-sized Season 2 takes us back to the struggle of monster-hunting Belmont clan against the lord of vampire, Vlad Dracula Tepes. Trevor Belmont tries his best to save humanity from the creature of the night under the command of their sinister lord. To stop his reign of insanity over the grief of his deceased wife Lisa Tepes, Dracula's son Alucard decides to step up and join his unlikely human allies to form a last stand against his father and his vampire war council before it is too late.

RELATED: Netflix Wants Castlevania Season 2

Aside from being a little too short in length, Castlevania animated TV series was meant to change standards for video game adaptation and it did by breaking a streak on Rotten Tomatoes. On the same year, Assassin’s Creed and Warcraft movies opened up to less favorable critical reception. This year, Hollywood superstar Dwayne Johnson (Baywatch, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle) starrer monster flick Rampage debuted with a bang but then failed to keep up in long run.

RELATED: Netflix’s Castlevania Gets Retro International Poster

Back in January, series writer Warren Ellis (Astonishing X-Men – Xenogenesis, Iron Man – Extremis) announced on Twitter that Castlevania series is returning to summer 2018 with eight episodes for this season and Netflix has announced that date to be October 26, 2018. Even though Season 2 hasn't still been aired, Richard Armitage voicing Trevor Belmont already revealed earlier that Season 3 is already in production, which shows their vast confidence on the series' success.