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Monday, September 17, 2018

Assassin’s Creed Board Game Comes to Kickstarter

A brand-new Assassin’s Creed board game is announced to head for a Kickstarter campaign in November.

After making more than ten games, producing comic-books and a big-budget live-action film, Assassin’s Creed action-adventure video game series from developer/publisher Ubisoft can surely be considered as a high-profile franchise.

The most recent installment of the series, Assassin's Creed Odyssey is about to release within a month on October 5 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Meanwhile, news of a brand-new Assassin’s Creed board game is about to launch a Kickstarter campaign in November.

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Assassin’s Creed Board Game Comes to Kickstarter

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Independent board game publishing studio Triton Noir has just announced that they will be starting Kickstarter campaign to crowdfund on November for their upcoming project, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood of Venice.

The company made a reputation for themselves for making V-Commandos, a game loosely based on a fan-favorite stealth strategy title Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines from 1998. Currently, we have nothing more at hand than a single image of an assassin while we wait for November 13 to come quickly.

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The premise for Brotherhood of Venice is set on 1509, during the period of Italian Renaissance and being of cooperative tactical nature, this tabletop game will mainly focus on stealth. Players will create their very own headquarters for assassins and send them to the city to complete their assigned objectives.

There are 20 unique interrelated missions worth more than 20 hours campaign to complete that the game revolves around. The story of the game is set between the timelines of Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood and Assassin’s Creed: Revelations.

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Cassandra from Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood of Venice

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This is definitely not the first attempt of making a board game based on Assassin’s Creed and there are a number of Monopoly games based on the series. Among them all, Assassin’s Creed: Arena from Cryptozoic is the most prominent one you can find out there.

Until any official details are released by Triton Noir, we can't even confirm the duration for the campaign after it goes live. Rumor has it that, popular series protagonist Ezio from Assassin's Creed II will have a have cameo role to play.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Final Fantasy Legacy Collection Announced

To keep you busy with the RPG action, Square Enix will release a ton of games from Final Fantasy franchise till 2019.

One of the most celebrated video game series in history where Square Enix had the privilege to be both a developer and publisher studio at the same time is definitely Final Fantasy franchise. Of course, they are responsible for series like Tomb Raider as well but can you really make a comparison among them in terms of popularity? I guess not.

Recently, they revealed names for a bunch of games from the overall releases to be launched on Nintendo Switch, PC via Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Final Fantasy Legacy Collection Announced

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Today, the company announced the news through a Tweet from their official account while detailing about the involved titles on their site.

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Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD

Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD
Starting off with a light-hearted approach towards the series, we are off to a path of action role-playing adventure, which is explored in 15 chapters. The story revolves around Eos, a world that is weighed down by Starscourge plague that turns human and animal into fierce Daemons. Currently the game is available on PS4, Switch and Xbox One.

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World of Final Fantasy Maxima
This is a game that assembles many of the heroes from different Final Fantasy titles into a world for you to enjoy. Players are to go on board for a magical quest throughout the land of Grymoire with lead characters Lann and Reynn. Your ultimate franchise crash course will release on November 6, 2018 for PS4, Steam, Switch and Xbox One.

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Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY!

Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY!
Throughout the entire Final Fantasy series, Chocobos appear as a recurring animal and even earner their series of spin-offs. As title suggests, you are to wander in a world full of dungeons and each of your movement affects the world around you. With a 2-player co-op mode, the game will be arriving on the winter of 2018 for PS4 and Switch.

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Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition
This co-op RPG is a spin-off title of the main series and completely remastered for releasing on 2019 for both PS4 and Switch. It tells a story of a world that is doused in poisoned gas called Miasma and everyone tries to protect themselves from it using large crystals.

The newly added online multiplayer mode will allow players to team up with three more friends simultaneously. Plus, each dungeons added more areas to explore than before.

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Final Fantasy VII
Now this entry right here has a lot of fan jump with joy in excitement as this one has changed the concept of gaming back then. To stop a major eco-terrorist organization from taking over the power sources of the world and save it from a possible downfall, mercenary protagonist Cloud Strife joins a rebellion group AVALANCHE. At some point in 2019, the title will see release on Switch and Xbox One.

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Final Fantasy IX
A bandit group called Tantalus and their member Zidane Tribal decides to kidnap Princess Garnet of Alexandria. Strangely enough, she also wanted out and together they attempt to stop a war between nations of Gaia in an epic medieval fantasy tale. 2019 marks the release window for the game on Switch consoles and Xbox One.

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Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster
Instead of picking up one title, you've got to choose two completely remastered Final Fantasy game here on Switch and Xbox One. In terms of graphics, story and soundtracks, these two titles will stand out among the rest.

The first one from the two is set on the world of Spira, revolving around the journey of Tidus and Yuna to stop the threat of Sin. Then X-2 shift focus on Yuna as she becomes a Sphere Hunter from a summoner and gathers new allies to find answers to some unsolved mystery.

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Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age

Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age
What Zodiac Age does to the originally released classic version of Final Fantasy XII from 2006 is providing a more polished graphics and gameplay. In a war between the kingdom of Archadia and Rozarria, Dalmasca gets caught and being taken over by the former.

So, Princess Ashe decides to form a movement along with a young man named Vaan to free their land. As a high-definition remaster, the entire game is presented in true HD with improvements on sound and visual. This one too will see release on 2019 over Switch and Xbox One consoles.

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Over the course of next 12 months, Square Enix intends to release the abovementioned titles on all available major platforms. So, we are covered with the iconic role-playing experience of the series till 2019 on different consoles.

For a very long time, fans have been asking for these Final Fantasy titles to release on modern day gaming platforms and the publisher have obliged to their demands eventually by encapsulating the memorable heritage of this franchise into a collection series.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Marvel’s Spider-Man Comics Inspirations

Bill Rosemann of Marvel Games talks about most inspiring comic-book moments from Spider-Man history.

Only a week passed since developer Insomniac Games and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment released action-adventure game Marvel’s Spider-Man as a PlayStation 4-exclusive, fans and true believers have jumped into it like moth to fire.

The engaging gameplay mechanics of the title was what everyone was excited about from the beginning but now after it is finally released, everyone is also praising its story pacing as well, meaning the script-writing went pretty well.

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Marvel’s Spider-Man Comics Inspirations

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Talking about how well everyone's favorite Wall-Crawler is doing through the new release, the game’s creators and people who collaborated with them decided to share their source of inspiration for the project and we couldn't resist sharing that with you guys.

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Amazing Fantasy (1962) #15

AMAZING FANTASY (1962) #15
Starting at the very beginning point was the historical debut issue that encapsulates the origin of a hero created by writer Stan Lee (Thor, X-Men) and artist Steve Ditko (Hawk and Dove, Legion of Super-Heroes), even coming up with his famous motto of "With great power there must also come great responsibility".

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Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #1

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #1-#38
Eventually Web-Head finds his place on a brand-new monthly ongoing series for himself where Lee and Ditko had their legendary run for a while. The world of Peter Parker and Spider-Man colliding on a daily basis was the primary aspects of this run while an infamous rogue’s gallery slowly forms for him to tackle in his upcoming crime-fighting years.

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Ultimate Spider-Man (2000) #1

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN (2000) #1
A new era begin with the re-imagining of the hero writer Brian Michael Bendis (Age of Ultron, Avengers Disassembled) and artist Mark Bagley (Hulk – Banner DOA, Venom – Lethal Protector), playing with the idea of retelling the classics to a new generation of readers and offered alternate tweaks at the familiar characters from the lore in Ultimate Spider-Man series. A lot of insights were taken from the series during the development of Marvel’s Spider-Man.

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Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #546

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1999) #546
The original series of Spidey gets a fresh new take with "Brand New Day" era, courtesy of writer Dan Slott (She-Hulk, Silver Surfer) and his iconic take on the life of the Web-Slinger. This talented creator was responsible for some serious changes and development the entire world of Spider-Man has gone through.

Luckily for fans, he was one of the heads that offered his valuable perspective to build a foundation for the game’s story alongside his then editor Stephen Wacker and current Spider-Man series editor, Nick Lowe.

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Dark Reign: Mister Negative (2009) #1

DARK REIGN: MISTER NEGATIVE (2009) #1
The character Martin Li, a.k.a. Mister Negative made his first appearance following the events of "One More Day", also created by Dan Slott. He grew as an ambitious antagonist, who in his villainous persona is dedicated to build his criminal empire and the other half is a generous person who runs a shelter at the F.E.A.S.T. center for less fortunate people.

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Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #659

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1999) #659
Following the "Big Time" storyline by Slott, he came up with a brilliant idea of giving spider-powers to everyone of Manhattan including other super-heroes and villains as well. He takes on Sinister Six and teamed-up with Fantastic Four for an all-new adventure trip.

Thus, slowly culminating the concept of "Spider Island" saga and though not the same, New York comes under a threat from a deadly infection that Spidey should take care of.

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Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #661

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1991) #661
Another fresh take we saw during the period of Christos Gage (Thunderbolts – Secret Invasion, World War Hulk – X-Men) serving as a writer on the series and he also joined on board during the development stage of the game to offer his ideas on the character and his relationship to the ones closed to him as well. His style of significantly blending action and humor in the monthly run was quite noticeable.

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Spidergeddon, Issue #0

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So, you can already see how there are a tons of concept placed from the comics even without maintaining a correlation with any continuation. Of course, every other incarnation of any Marvel character is a version from another different reality and executive creative director of Marvel Games, Bill Rosemann believes it allows more creative freedom for experimenting.

Which is why, Marvel’s Spider-Man is taking part in the upcoming major crossover-event "Spider-Geddon" with a group of Spider-Men from other realities. 

Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle Announced

Capcom is bringing their classic beat ‘em up titles from arcade era into a bundle for all gaming platform.

Arcade games era were quite dominantly ruled by the beat ‘em up genre of titles and the ones released by developer/publisher Capcom were the ones that stood out in the crowd of other franchises.

To revive that nostalgia factor once again on modern day platform and consoles, they have hand-picked seven of their classic titles from the category and announced them to be released on September 18 for Nintendo Switch, PC via Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, pricing $19.99 only.

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Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle Announced

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We have the announcement trailer for the Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle right here showcasing how the collection brings back the arcade experience to you once again.




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Two of the included games, Armored Warriors and Battle Circuit have never made it out of arcade and making their debut on modern consoles. This compilation comes with a gallery section featuring arts, sketches and other stuffs.

Options for joining local or online co-op are there and your friends can join in anytime they want. However, it seemed weird that another beat ’em up game from 90's, Cadillacs and Dinosaurs by the same publisher was missing from the collection.

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Armored Warriors (1994)

Armored Warriors (1994)
The very first one from this anthology is mecha-themed brawler among its peers and gets more interesting when more than one person is playing. Following a century-long war in the year 2281, there is an invasion on neighboring planet Raia and a small group of army is deployed to halt consisting of 1st Lieutenant Jeff Perkins, 2nd Lt Sarah White, Captain Ray Turner and Major Glenn Reed.

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Battle Circuit (1997)

Battle Circuit (1997)
Set on a futuristic time of 20XX, you take control of a bounty hunter with super-power from a group of five. Whoever you pick from Alien Green, Captain Silver, Cyber Blue, Pink Ostrich or Yellow Iris, you will get a different yet funky gameplay experience.

Each of them has varied move sets to perform on enemies to defeat them and clear all stage to reach their objective. The game even allows you to buy upgrades like new moves or extend the energy bar with the money you collect.

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Captain Commando (1991)

Captain Commando (1991)
Titular protagonist of the game was the company’s original mascot and has made crossover appearance in other games of Capcom as well. In the year 2026, Captain Commando and his faithful companions Baby Head, Ginzu the Ninja and Mack the Knife fights against a group of super-powered criminals when Earth is threatened.

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Final Fight (1989)

Final Fight (1989)
The cult-classic title which can be considered as a pioneer to many of its kind and many key characters from it have even appeared later the Street Fighter Alpha series, including some of the antagonists.

It follows a story of a former pro wrestler Mike Haggar, boyfriend of his daughter and a street brawler named Cody Travers and his friend Guy, who is also a Bushin warrior. Together they attempt to reduce crime rate in Metro City and eventually came in conflict with the notorious Mad Gear gang.

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The King of Dragons (1991)

The King of Dragons (1991)
Before Blizzard Entertainment made orcs, wyverns and other mythical creatures look cool in their MMORPG franchise of Warcraft, there was this title. Just like a role-playing game of arcade, you experience leveling up your character, looting gold and scoring points for slaying enemies.

Expanded to 16 levels of gameplay, the game is set on a medieval world where you choose to play solo or as a band of up to three members from five playable characters, Cleric, Dwarf, Elf, Fighter and Wizard.

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Knights of the Round (1991)

Knights of the Round (1991)
Another three player co-op game that is based on the Legend of King Arthur, allows you to play as himself or Lancelot and Perceval. Takes place in the medieval age, players can wield battle-axe, swords or even fight on horseback depending on whom you choose.

Armor and weapons can be upgraded by leveling up of your character though hunting enemies down and collect treasure items. Despite having limitations, the game is commonly considered as a spiritual successor of Golden Axe.

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Warriors of Fate (1992)

Warriors of Fate (1992)
Last but not the least, a brawler game that featured two different stories; one for English and another one is for Japanese version. Three valiant warriors can take part into the fight at once among a roster of five.

The warriors originally belonged to Chinese heritage in Japanese release but in the World version, they have Mongolian origin and even their names are changed entirely. The heroes are sent off to fight evil overlords to free their people and will venture through nine stages.

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These glorious side-scrolling beat ’em up titles are surely not to be missed for any fans or newcomers just for the sheer fun of it. Back in May, Capcom released an anthology series of twelve fan-favorite titles from one of their insanely popular franchise of Street Fighter to celebrate three decades of these fighting games as Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection.

Also, Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 and 2 including all eight Mega Man X games is currently available for all platforms.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Season Pass Details

Ubisoft wants player to keep playing Assassin’s Creed Odyssey long after the credits roll with two post-launch story arcs.

The latest installment of action role-playing game series Assassin’s Creed from Ubisoft being Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, which is set to release on October 5, 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

The game will be set on Greece and allow players to take the role of a legendary Spartan mercenary. Already pretty large in size, details regarding post-launch content and Season Pass on this upcoming title have announced to expand the experience further with two new story arcs.

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Season Pass Details

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Detailing the nature of the content developer/publisher Ubisoft are offering, a brand-new trailer was released recently.




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When you are finished playing the base game, you or your assassin character isn't done with the mythology of Ancient Greece just yet. The first major story arc that Odyssey will take us into is titled Legacy of the First Blade and it reveal the history of the first person who has ever wailed the iconic Hidden Blade.

The Fate of Atlantis will come out next as the second storyline that takes players to a journey to discover truth of the renowned sunken city and even go up against godly creatures.

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The Fate of Atlantis

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Legacy of the First Blade will debut on December and The Fate of Atlantis arrives by spring of 2019. Those post-launch story arcs will come out in episodic nature; each releasing in six weeks after another and in-between them, free in-game regular quests will follow in Tales of Greece.

Purchasing Gold, Pantheon, Spartan or Ultimate Editions of the game automatically grants you access to Season Pass or you can just get it separately. Also, Discovery Tour returns from Assassin’s Creed Origins.

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Assassin’s Creed III Remastered

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Speaking of history earlier, Assassin’s Creed III Remastered and Assassin’s Creed Liberation Remastered are both added into Season Pass content. These two games will have all of their original content, plus DLC with visual enhancements of 4K and HDR support for experiencing high-resolution graphics even on PS4 Pro and Xbox One X platform.

Although the former remastered edition title was criticized for having poor plot, it still managed to sell over 3.5 million copies.

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Assassin's Creed III: Liberation Remastered

You can still make a stand-alone purchase for the remastered titles if you are not at all interested to buy the Season Pass for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Ubisoft made the same approach with Far Cry 3 Classic Edition when it came along with Season Pass of Far Cry 5.

So, after you complete your quest on Greece as Alexios or Kassandra, you can have some more fun-time with Connor or the first female protagonist of the series, Aveline de Grandpré to experience the era of American Revolution.

Wolfenstein 3 Confirmed

Pete Hines of Bethesda has confirmed that Wolfenstein 3 is surely in works while Youngblood will come as a spin-off.

Last year, developer Machine Games and publisher Bethesda Softworks released Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, the latest installment of the widely popular action-adventure first-person shooter series.

Though started from Castle Wolfenstein in 1981, the franchise took a soft reboot to change the course of timeline in 2014 with Wolfenstein: The New Order. Bethesda has recently confirmed for worrying fans of the series worldwide that Wolfenstein III is definitely happening.

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Wolfenstein 3 Confirmed

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Over the course of more than three decades of history, the series spawned many sequels and took at least two reboots. This year at E3 press conference, Wolfenstein: Youngblood is revealed through a brand-new trailer for 2019, where twins Jessica and Sophia Blazkowicz, daughters of series protagonist William "B.J." Blazkowicz takes the wheel.

Since the story is set in a future where BJ is missing, many fans thought that the Blazkowicz daughter would carry the torch from now on.

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However, they can rest assured that Youngblood is just a standalone spinoff title and not a mainline release. Other than that, Vice president of global marketing and communications for Bethesda, Pete Hines have revealed in a recent interview with Metro that they are indeed on board with Wolfenstein III.

With Youngblood, the studio is just taking a break from larger story at this time, nothing else. We are pretty sure that fans of the Nazi-slaying franchise would really appreciate that.

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Many fans have raised their concerns when Wolfenstein II had to deal with somewhat average sales and wondered that the series may have come to an end or on the verge of another reboot. Hines agreed that definitely the title could have done a lot better than it did but they are still bringing BJ Blazkowicz back in action.

In past, other single-player games from the company like Dishonored and Prey were met with lesser than expected sales and is currently on hold though.

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Bethesda Upcoming Games

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On that note, they stated that Arkane Studios is busy with a number of other projects at this moment and Bethesda has a number of upcoming titles like Doom Eternal, Fallout 76 and RAGE 2 in pipeline before they get busy with the long-awaited Starfield.

Despite confirmation from Pete Hines, we need some official announcement just to be sure about their claim. So, we are eagerly waiting now for Walmart Canada or any other leaked sources to help us dig some more about it.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Alan Wake TV Series Confirmed

Showrunner Pete Calloway joins on board for developing a live-action TV series on Alan Wake franchise.

Video game movies have a rough history of failing to please a larger audience or even dedicated fans. So, adapting the story to a small scale for television is a less risky venture.

With every other successful games are being adapted into TV series for Netflix or other major channels, atmospheric adventure-horror title Alan Wake is announced to be made into a live-action series for television, which is confirmed today by developer studio Remedy Entertainment and Contradiction Films.

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Alan Wake TV Series Confirmed

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Sam Lake, who originally conceived the plot for the game will be serving as executive producer while Peter Calloway (Cloak & Dagger, Legion) will join him on board as showrunner. A number of studios are interested to pick up the pitch and they want to start shooting by October.

Despite having popularity among fans and selling over 4.5 million copies, the game never got a true sequel it deserved but there was a short standalone release titled Alan Wake's American Nightmare, which came out in 2012.



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Tomas Harlan, a member of Contradiction Films had to say the following about the show during this announcement.

Alan Wake was basically a TV series that was put into a game. That was Sam’s vision. It was influenced by The Twilight Zone,’ Secret Window, Hitchcock, Northern Exposure and a lot of U.S. television. We plan to work closely with Sam on this show. Sam is a huge part of this. This is his baby.

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Alan Wake is an action-adventure game with horror elements that came out on PC and Xbox 360 platform in 2010. The game followed the story of best-selling author Alan Wake who has been suffering from a writer's block for some time and to get rid of it, he takes a vacation tour with his wife Alice to a small town in Washington.

Things started to go awry as his wife gets abducted by mysterious forces and he starts experiencing events from his last novel that he has no memory of writing.

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Alongside the titular character, his friend Barry Wheeler, wife Alice and Sheriff Sarah Breaker may also appear on the show. The episodic nature of the title is what inspired the studio to get involved in the television project.

How it unfolded the psychological thriller aspects to players are the same way, the creators are willing to approach the show. The game’s creator, Sam Lake said in 2015 that he has big plans in mind regarding the game aside from a sequel and probably this is what he meant.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Marvel's Spider-Man Sequel May Feature Symbiote Suit & Venom

Insomniac's game director teases Venom and the Symbiote for a possible sequel of Marvel's Spider-Man.

Newly released action-adventure game Marvel's Spider-Man from developer Insomniac Games and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment on PlayStation 4 has been doing exceptionally well. Not only fans love it but review-aggregation sites are also leaving very positive remarks as well.

Although the story premise created for the game is pretty self-contained for Spidey fans to enjoy over and over, seems like the development team have left more elements to explore in a possible sequel.

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Marvel's Spider-Man Sequel May Feature Symbiote Suit

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While announcing the release of the game, Insomniac notified the fans about including some extra suits and everyone is busy going through the story mode, collecting backpacks, complete the side-missions and unlock dozens of new suits.

Many different versions of his suits from both comics and movies are among the list but one fan-favorite particular one, Spider-Man's Symbiote suit is surprisingly missing from the game. Are they part of some larger plans by the developers?

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Insomniac Games' creative director Bryan Intihar recently came to an interview talking about the game and in a deep discussion with parts that contains spoiler, he revealed that they indeed have plans for a sequel.

When asked about the reason for not including the iconic symbiote suit, he stated that they really want to explore the story behind the suit and do proper justice to it, because it simply deserves to have a better status than just a mere unlockable suit.

I think something like that suit (symbiote suit) deserves its day in the spotlight. I think just making it an unlockable suit wouldn't be doing it justice. It's one of the best stories for Spider-Man. I think it's a complex story. And I think it's a story that needs to be told, and it needs to be told the way Insomniac would tell it.
WARNING: THE FOLLOWING CONTAINS POTENTIAL SPOILERS FOR MARVEL'S SPIDER-MAN.

In post-credits scene, we see that Norman Osborn has kept his terminally ill son Harry Osborn in a holding tank filled with green liquid and held by a black web-like substance as they try to cure him.

When he places his hand on the tank Osborn didn't notice that it eventually reacts by imitating his move. Now, this sticky black goop definitely is the Venom symbiote and the sequel may either have the villain making his debut or will take Peter as a host before it finally finds out Eddie Brock.

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During the "Secret Wars" crossover event in 1984, the black Symbiote suit was first worn by Spider-Man when his original red and blue one was damaged in a fight. Initially he noticed a presence of sentience within it but never paid much attention until it bonded with him further and starts affecting his behavior.

Once he realized that how much it is altering his personality, Peter managed to get rid of the suit and then it found Eddie Brock, with whom it bonded and became Venom.

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Venom (2018) Movie Poster

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Though Sony has yet to officially announce a sequel for this PS4-exclusive, we can connect the dots ourselves. With so many clues to progress the plot of the game to another installment and a successful commercial run, it is only a matter of time they start developing it already.

A live-action Venom movie starring actor Tom Hardy (Inception, The Dark Knight Rises) is releasing in less than a month, which will create some hype for the character in advance even though fans are well aware of him.

Insurgency: Sandstorm Delayed to December

The anticipating release of team-based FPS Insurgency: Sandstorm is now delayed to end of the year only week before launch.

So far, the beta for upcoming multiplayer tactical first-person shooter Insurgency: Sandstorm was doing fine with a realistic approach to gameplay, co-op and PvP modes while waiting to release on September 18 for almost all available platforms like Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

However, only less than a week ago, the game has been delayed to the end of the year by developer New World Interactive and publisher Focus Home Interactive for optimizing issues.

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Insurgency: Sandstorm Delayed to December

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Even if your try to run Insurgency sequel on a high-end setup, you have to set most of the setting options to "low" just to keep it running, according to the Reddit and Steam Community. Then the decision is made by all parties involved considering those serious spec issues to officially move the release date to December 12, 2018.

Meanwhile, the developers intend to continue working on the issues to make improvements over that and deliver an update that offers a seamless PC experience for players.

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In the delayed period of time, New World Interactive intends to upgrade the game to Unreal Engine 4.20 for better optimization. Improvement over animations, character model design and textures are also on their priority list as well as adding some extra cosmetic items.

Trying to remove all bugs, glitches and adding a few more server options to make a better version of the game is also part of the plan. These two months are entirely dedicated to the best interest of their community.

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Since the console versions of the game are already delayed earlier to 2019, it is highly unlikely that they would push back that day even further. While they polish the game to run in a lower system requirement, the beta is now extended until the launch date along with the 10% pre-order discount over the $26.99 full-price.

Those who own the original Insurgency game can enjoy 10% loyalty discount till the end March 2019. Considering other rushed titles, it's a good Early Access game.