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Showing posts with label Netflix. Show all posts

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.

RELATED: Netflix's The Witcher TV Series Casts Revealed

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.

Monday, December 23, 2019

Witcher 3 Steam Player Count Rise Following Netflix's The Witcher Premiere

Player count on Steam for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt sees sudden increase following Netflix's The Witcher premiere.

Last week, Season 1 of highly anticipated fantasy drama TV Series The Witcher has premiered on online streaming-service Netflix, which received huge fan approval in general and a recent peak of player count for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

Following debut of Netflix's The Witcher on December 20, a sudden boost of players for 2015 action role-playing game Witcher 3 is seen on popular PC gaming platform Steam over the weekend, ranking it as 14th most played game.

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Witcher 3 Steam Player Count Rise Following Netflix's The Witcher Premiere

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According to analytics site Steam Charts, there was an abrupt spike of player number amassing to 50k peak on this Monday, positioning ahead of recently released Western-themed action-adventure title Red Dead Redemption 2.

For past six months, average players count for TW3 was over 13,000 on PC and it saw a slight increase in June, reaching 18,000 after first official teaser trailer for The Witcher TV Series was released at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 panel.

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Considering this current peak number is coming from Steam alone and not including other available platforms like Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, this is an impressive feat for a four year old game without multiplayer component.

There was an influx of players on such scale was back in 2016 when TW3 received its second and final expansion pack Blood and Wine. By mid-2019, the game has sold over 20 million copies worldwide across all major platforms.

RELATED: Netflix's The Witcher Season 2 Confirmed

Based on fantasy novels of author Andrzej Sapkowski, Netflix's The Witcher TV Series casts British actor Henry Cavill (Justice League, Man of Steel) in lead role and series protagonist Geralt of Rivia, who is a monster hunter.

Cavill himself is a huge fan of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt from developer/publisher CD Projekt Red and has read the books. Aside from having played the game several times, he finds acting as Geralt is similar to playing but in a different way.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Rainbow Six Siege: Money Heist Event Live Now

Ubisoft kicks off limited time Rainbow Six Siege crossover event "Money Heist" and a free weekend.

Right after announcing Year 4 Season 2 content Operation Shifting Tides for online tactical shooter game Rainbow Six Siege earlier, developer/publisher Ubisoft decided to team up with streaming giant Netflix for a limited time event.

In a recent collaboration, Ubisoft teamed up with Netflix for a crossover event with their Spanish-language crime drama series Money Heist, which is also known as "La Casa de Papel" but instead of a heist, there will be hostage rescue.

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Rainbow Six Siege: Money Heist Event Live Now

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Take a brief look at latest Siege event Money Heist that is a rescue mission in cool outfit but there is no heist money.




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Starting from today, November 20, a special in-game event "Money Heist" will introduce themed cosmetic items and brand-new game mode inspired from titular show to R6 Siege, running through November 25, 2019.

During this short period, players will experience their own heist in a classic Hostage match between Attackers and Defenders. Both parties will fight over custody of a captive dressed in iconic Salvador Dali mask and red jumpsuit.

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If you happen to pick up Hibana and Vigil for playing, they too will be sporting the same look as well. Heist Bundle for Hibana comes with a red jumpsuit for uniform, Emboldened headgear, Regal Mint weapon skin for TYPE-89 and Tokyo charm.

In case of Vigil, there will be similar red outfit, Fresh Paper weapon skin for K1A, Nameless headgear, and Surrealist charm. If you intend to have them into your collection, you can always purchase them from in-game store for 1,680 R6 Credits.

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Put Your Masks On

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Money Heist is unlike many other special events for Siege as it comes along with a free weekend offer from Ubisoft that allows you access to download and play full game for free, including all maps and modes while it lasts.

This is a great chance for newcomers to try and test Rainbow Six Siege to see if they want to keep up. Then grab a copy carrying all progress for up to 70% off on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms until December 3, 2019. 

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.


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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.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Dead by Daylight: Stranger Things Chapter DLC Out Now

Horrors of Upside Down has made it to Dead by Daylight in latest Stranger Things chapter DLC, out now on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Always introducing new and interesting elements to asymmetric survival horror game Dead by Daylight, developer Behaviour Interactive and publisher 505 Games opted in for a crossover with Netflix sci-fi horror series Stranger Things.

This latest DLC chapter is already out now on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, which includes a new killer, two survivors and a map location. Also, developers felt generous enough to kick-start a sale on all major platforms this week.

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Dead by Daylight: Stranger Things Chapter DLC Out Now

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DBD is now having an 80's vibe with introduction of popular scary elements of Stranger Things into Entity's World. On its fourth year of content, more nightmare fuel is added to the mix to force survivors into facing new challenges.

Behaviour teamed up with online streaming giant Netflix to work on newest DLC chapter that includes monstrous Demogorgon creature, investigative reporter Nancy Wheeler and everyone's favorite big brother Steve Harrington.

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Survivors of Hawkins

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Underground Complex of Hawkins National Laboratory will now become a killing ground for the supernatural hunter from an alternate dimension called Upside Down that Nancy and Steve will try to get away from at any cost.

Demogorgon is a humanoid monstrosity that is quick and brutal, who creates portals on ground or wall and travels through them to reach its prey. It's very presence changes surrounding environment and even affects nearby survivors.

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Holes in Abyss

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Many aspects of the series are awfully similar to themes of DBD that nicely blended into its current lore and 1vs4 gameplay. Stranger Things chapter also breaks a trend by adding a non-human killer for the first time with two unique survivors.

Picking up only Nancy and Steve from many fan-favorite characters was tough but it was their survival skills that made them a perfect fit. Harrington is more resilient to take beating whereas Wheeler is good at scouting and stealthy approach.

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Dead by Daylight Steam Sale Week

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PC version of the game is currently free for a week on Steam and you can then purchase it at 50% off until September 23, 2019. Players on console can have it at half price on PlayStation Store and $10.00 discount at Microsoft Store.

Dead by Daylight has debuted iconic psychotic killers like Freddy Krueger and Ghost Face in past but adding apex predator Demogorgon into the mix only teases possibility of bringing Aliens and Predator on board for upcoming hunting seasons.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Dead by Daylight Adds Stranger Things Chapter DLC

Demogorgon, Nancy and Steve from Stranger Things will join Dead by Daylight roster in newest DLC chapter next month.

In a latest addition of iconic killer characters to join asymmetric survival horror game Dead by Daylight, developer/publisher Behaviour Interactive added Ghost Face from slasher movie franchise Scream as a playable antagonist.

Today, another announcement came to reveal their next big crossover with popular science fiction horror series Stranger Things from online streaming giant Netflix, set to arrive on September 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Dead by Daylight Adds Stranger Things Chapter DLC

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Take a look at the next chapter of Dead by Daylight as it is about to introduce killers and survivors from Stranger Things.




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The evil Entity from DBD has set its sights on town of Hawkins, Indiana to bring new nightmares for group of sacrificed survivors. This time, it has picked humanoid monstrous creature called the Demogorgon.

In Season 1 of the Netflix original series, these horrific beings emerged from an alternate dimension known as Upside Down. In a 4v1 gameplay setting, you can play as this supernatural predator to hunt down other players.

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Usually, a new survivor is added with inclusion of each killer but upcoming update will introduce both aspiring teen journalist Nancy Wheeler and everyone's favorite baseball bat swinging dad Steve Harrington as playable characters.

This DLC will also include Underground Complex, located under Hawkins Laboratory, where the inter-dimensional rift to Upside Down is. Two exclusive cosmetic items to be added are Steve's Scuffed Rolled Sleeves and Nancy's torn sweatshirt.

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New Untamable Killer

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After Season 3 of Stranger Things debuted on Neflix back in July 4, 2019, Behaviour Interactive wasted little time to announce their next exciting crossover adventure for DBD gorefest with a popular horror series of current time.

Although no definitive date for Stranger Things Chapter to release is not revealed for next month yet but since Dead by Deadlight is coming to Nintendo Switch on 24 September, there is a possibility that it will launch on the same day.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Netflix's The Witcher Teaser

First official teaser trailer for Netflix's upcoming fantasy TV series The Witcher shows Geralt of Rivia in action.

When fantasy novel series by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski was made into action role-playing game franchise The Witcher that became immensely successful, a live-action adaptation was imminent and streaming giant Netflix was interested.

Last year, they cast actor Henry Cavill (Justice League, Man of Steel) in lead role Geralt of Rivia along with a few other and after revealing their cast photos online earlier, an official teaser trailer was shown at San Diego Comic-Con panel.

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Netflix's The Witcher Teaser

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Take a look at upcoming fantasy TV series, Netflix's The Witcher in newly released teaser video hailing from SDCC 2019.




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Entire focus of first full trailer remains on how elves came to fantasy world of Continent, who taught humans how to wield magic using chaos until they were slaughtered and Geralt is seen fighting troops of Queen Calanthe in present.

Yennefer of Vengerberg showed up briefly, a prophecy of what the future holds for Princess Ciri is foretold, war on Nilfgaard, more conflict among other parties  and it all comes down to a spider-like creature emerging from a spooky swamp.

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Cavill convincingly portrays monster hunter Geralt as a hardened man to everyone in his silver white hair and ripped muscle build while still trying to have faith deep down inside that would help him bring forth change for good.

Regarding many complaining for some time about Geralt carrying only one sword with him and not two, it was clarified at the panel that Netflix series is following The Witcher novels for adaptation and not relying on aspects of video games.

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For this upcoming fantasy TV series for online streaming-service Netflix, showrunner Lauren Hissrich takes "The Last Wish" from main Witcher Saga for adaptation in order to give Ciri, Geralt and Yennefer enough room for character development.

Although San Diego Comic-Con 2019 panel has not revealed a long-anticipated official release date for Season 1 of Netflix's The Witcher yet, the show is currently expected to come out sometime later in 2019 for an eight episodes run.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

The Cuphead Show is Coming to Netflix

Based on indie smash-hit title, King Features and Netflix announce all-new animated series The Cuphead Show!

Following its official reveal back in E3 2015, indie run and gun title Cuphead came out in 2017 as an Xbox One-exclusive from indie game developer/publisher StudioMDHR and ended up selling over 4 million copies worldwide so far.

Considering its global success and overwhelming popularity among a wide audience, streaming giant Netflix have decided to pick it up for their subscription-based platform to make an all-new animated series titled The Cuphead Show!

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The Cuphead Show is Coming to Netflix

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In an official announcement released today, Netflix revealed partnering up with King Features Syndicate to adapt wildly popular world of hand-drawn game by MDHR to their popular subscription-based online streaming platform.

Writer David Wasson (Mickey Mouse, Time Squad) and Cosmo Segurson (Chowder, Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling) will be serving as co-executive producers alongside Chad and Jared Moldenhauer, game director of named indie-hit.

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Though video game adaption in visual media often doesn't do well, Netflix saw great success with two seasons of Castlevania anime and now they are all set to go ahead with another show based on an award-winning video game.

The show will likely to explore in-game world of Inkwell Isles featuring Cuphead and Mugman as lead characters with few familiar faces possibly showing up, through animation style inspired from classic Fleischer cartoons of 1930s.

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An official description has also been released but it doesn't giveaway much regarding plot of The Cuphead Show!

The character-driven comedy follows the unique misadventures of the impulsive Cuphead and his cautious but easily swayed brother Mugman. Through their many misadventures across their surreal home of the Inkwell Isles, they've always got one another's backs.

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Aside from being commercially successful, the game has managed to bag more than 20 major industry awards that includes but not limited to Special Achievement in Animation at Annie Awards and for music at BAFTA Games award.

In April 2019, Cuphead has seen release on Nintendo Switch handheld console and lately, an upcoming DLC expansion pack "Delicious Last Course" have been delayed by StudioMDHR to 2020 to avoid crunch time during development.

Monday, July 1, 2019

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

First-look photo of Geralt, Ciri and Yennefer from upcoming Netflix's The Witcher fantasy drama TV show casts.

It was revealed back in September 2018 that British actor Henry Cavill (Justice League, Man of Steel) has been officially cast for upcoming fantasy drama adaptation of The Witcher TV Series on popular online streaming-service Netflix.

A month later, showrunner Lauren Hissrich reveals detain on additional members of supporting cast for the show in an interview. Today, brand-new images on social media offer official first look at lead characters Geralt, Ciri and Yennefer.

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

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An early costume test image unveiled first look of Cavill as Geralt of Rivia wearing a silver wig and it was mostly panned by majority of fans. However, his newly redefined appearance seems acceptable and more faithful to source material.

Netflix also released new images of actress Anya Chalotra (The ABC Murders, Wanderlust) as sorceress Yennefer of Vengerberg and Freya Allan (Into the Badlands, The War of the Worlds) as Princess Ciri from their fantasy saga in works.

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Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia
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Freya Allan as Princess Ciri
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Anya Chalotra as Yennefer of Vengerberg

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Alongside recent announcements, an official plot synopsis for Netflix's The Witcher TV Series has come out.

Based on the best-selling fantasy series of books, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.

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Netflix's The Witcher Season 1 Poster

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Other cast members include actor Adam Levy as Mousesack, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson as King Eist, Jodhi May as Queen Calanthe, Millie Brady as Princess Renfri, Mimi Ndiweni as Fringilla, MyAnna Buring as Tissaia and Therica Wilson-Read as Sabrina.

Though there is no official release date set yet for The Witcher TV Series, Netflix intends to show up at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 on July 19 at Hall H with Cavill himself and will be hosted by actress Yvette Nicole Brown (Community, Mom).

Monday, May 13, 2019

Netflix Teasing Game Announcements at E3 2019

Netflix revealed plans to make announcements for video games based on their original movies and TV shows at E3 2019.

Since E3 2019 is just a month away from kick-starting in June, every major video game developers and publishers are prepping to show off their upcoming major projects and guess what? Online streaming giant Netflix is joining too!

Yes, subscription-based streaming service has recently announced via their sci-fi and fantasy Twitter account NX that they will be attending E3 this year and of course, they are going to make some exciting video game announcements.

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Netflix Teasing Game Announcements at E3 2019

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Apparently, Netflix have some gaming news that they want to talk about at a panel in Electronic Entertainment Expo next month and it has to do with turning fan-favorite movies and TV shows from their streaming service into exciting video games.

Though they did not drop much info about what games they are about to reveal on E3 2019 except for Stranger Things, we believe it involves some narrative-driven experiences like Black Mirror: Bandersnatch and Minecraft: Story Mode.

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Shortly after NX tweeted if they can get an invite, official Twitter account for E3 engaged in a conversation that has dropped major clues at what we are about to get.



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Shortly afterwards, Geoff Keighley has confirmed on Tweeter that Netflix will be having a special panel at E3 Coliseum.



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Netflix already made a name as a popular streaming service with their original movies and TV shows like Black Mirror, Narcos and Stranger Things in recent years and is looking for expanding their territory in entertainment business perhaps.

They revealed a retro-inspired beat 'em up title Stranger Things 3: The Game at The Game Awards 2018, slated to release on July 4, 2019 for Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One that employs a 16-bit art style.

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Netflix Originals Into Video Games

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Despite not being a major player in video games industry, they were already working on a Stranger Things game with Telltale Games, footage of which was leaked online shortly after they announced studio closure in September 2018.

Given how NX often promotes animated and live-action shows like Altered Carbon, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, Voltron: Legendary Defender and The Umbrella Academy, Netflix may reveal some upcoming releases for console and mobile at E3 2019.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Diablo Trademark Hints Netflix Series

Revealed by a recent trademark registration, Diablo animated series is currently in works to debut on Netflix.

Action role-playing hack and slash Diablo game franchise has a dedicated fan following that has been asking developer/publisher Blizzard Entertainment for long to make an animated or live-action series that would complement the existing lore.

Back in September 2018, there was already a rumor of this beloved series being adapted into an animated TV show for streaming giant Netflix and now a recent trademark registration has reinforced that possibility even more.

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Diablo Trademark Hints Netflix Series

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Originally the news broke when screenwriter Andrew Cosby made a statement on Twitter that he is in talks to be showrunner for an animated series on Lord of Terror by Activision and Netflix, which is deleted later and was never mentioned.

Blizzard apparently filed property called Diablo for trademark and it is listed for "Downloadable films and movies featuring narratives based on a video game and provided via a video-on-demand service", which sounds an awful lot like Netflix streaming services.

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News of oncoming TV show and video games often gets spoiled by trademark registrations and looks like same thing happened to titular franchise. Recently, Cosby made another Tweet about a current super secret project that he wants to talk about soon.



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Following an immense success of Castlevania animated series, Netflix has seemingly lifted the curse of bad video game adaption and a Devil May Cry was confirmed on November 2018, followed by a recent announcement of Dragon's Dogma anime.

Fans of Diablo have been looking forward to something new from the series for so long, which concluded in major disappointment when Blizzard Entertainment decided to come up with announcement for upcoming mobile title Diablo Immortal at Blizzcon 2018.

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A major fan backlash followed for taking away a popular title from PC to mobile devices, which caused Blizzard's stock value to plummet. Players started criticizing, ridiculing and throwing shades at the company on social media and they ended up receiving a lot of hate.

Despite their early claim of working on several projects on the known franchise, there was no announcement for a TV show, which is odd. Because, contrary of whatever reaction they got, an official revelation of Diablo coming to Netflix would have cheered the PC gaming crowd after all.

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.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Netflix's The Witcher TV Series Casts Revealed

Showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich of Netflix’s The Witcher has finally found its lead female casts.

Based on the original work of Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, The Witcher has become a successful media franchise and is being proceeded to be adapted into a TV Series for Netflix starring British actor Henry Cavill (Justice League, Man of Steel).

Showrunner of upcoming Netflix's The Witcher, Lauren Hissrich leaves social media after major backlash on unconfirmed news of casting a non-white actress for Ciri spread and she returned to reveal casting some of series' most important roles.

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Netflix’s The Witcher TV Series Casts Revealed

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According to her interview with Hollywood Reporter, actress Freya Allan (Into the Badlands, The War of the Worlds) and Anya Chalotra (The ABC Murders, Wanderlust) will join the show alongside Cavill as female leads Ciri and Yennefer respectively.

In contrast to the central character Geralt of Rivia, Cirilla Fiona Elen Riannon is known as Ciri, princess of Cintra and his adoptive daughter. On the other hand, Yennefer is a sorceress and a love interest to Geralt, also came to be a mother figure to Ciri.

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Freya Allan and Anya Chalotra Cast as Ciri and Yennefer

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Lauren S. Hissrich, who has previous history of working on Marvel's Netflix TV universe, is serving as showrunner and an executive producer for the upcoming fantasy series alongside Alik Sakharov (Game of Thrones, House of Cards).

After Polish video game developer company CD Projekt Red launched The Witcher as an action role-playing game back in 2007, it gained insane popularity and become the primary standard of visual representation of the entire lore worldwide.

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Though she is a fan of the games but for the interpretation of the show, she does not want to rely heavily on the best-selling video game franchise and states the following.

We needed to create our own visual representation. As I’ve been developing the series I’ve actually pulled back from playing the video games because I wanted to make sure the show we were creating was its own unique thing.

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Although no premiere dates for Netflix's The Witcher has been confirmed yet, production will start soon for an eight episodes run. Hissrich is aiming for a depiction sophisticated from games as the author did not always specify diversity of people in books.

When she ditched Twitter last month due to the controversy over a casting call for Ciri, they hired a casting director for the show, who has already cast 50 people total and Freya Allan was picked from over 200 young women of Europe.

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Netflix’s The Witcher TV Series Casts

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Rest of supporting cast includes Jodhi May (The Best Man, The Escapist) and Björn Hlynur Haraldsson in role of Queen Calanthe and king of Cintra, Eist. Adam Levy (Before I Go to Sleep, Knightfall) and MyAnna Buring are to play Mousesack and Tissaia.

Millie Brady (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) plays the role of Princess Renfri while Mimi Ndiweni (Cinderella, The Legend of Tarzan) and Therica Wilson-Read (Fox Trap, Suicide Club) is cast as novice sorcerers.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Telltale Games Sued for Breaking Labor Laws

Former Telltale Games employee files lawsuit against the company for violating California’s state labor laws.

Last week, we came to know that video game developer/publisher Telltale Games is going out of business and this tragic event hit everyone pretty hard; especially the 250 employees they have laid off without any prior notice or any form of severance for their relentless services.

What comes after this shocking news is that one of their former employees, who got laid off during this closure event decided to sue the company in a class-action lawsuit for violating labor laws of California.

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Telltale Games Sued for Breaking Labor Laws

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This Monday, Vernie Roberts have submitted the lawsuit in the federal court of San Francisco on behalf of himself and his fellow workers who got laid-off. He said, the employees were fired without a proper cause or any advance written notice in the complaint, violating the WARN Act.

Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, formed back in 1988 requires a company having at least 100 full-time workers to be notified 60 days in advance in case of a closure event or a mass layoff.

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By "mass layoff" it defines, a cutback of 50 or more employees, that has to be at least one-third of the entire workforce within a 30-day period. However, the state-level version of WARN Act in California established in 2003, requires more strict conditions but still requires an advance notice of 60 days.

Since Telltale had a total of around 275 workers and redacted 250 of them, their number is more than a mere one-third. They were denied of any severance except health benefits until the end of month.

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Filed on September 24, 2018, the class-action lawsuit against Telltale Games by Vernie Roberts Jr. is below for you to take a look at the full complaint.



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Defying the WARN Act by attempting studio closure or a mass layoff without 60 days' advance notice can cause a company to deal with major financial penalties. Instead of paying fines, they are to pay benefits and salaries to the ones affected for each day of the violation period.

Apparently, Telltale didn't follow the procedure and if the applicant wins the lawsuit, then Telltale would have to provide salary and benefits to all of those 275 employees for 60 days following their termination period.

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The studio is currently working with only 25 employees to complete their Minecraft: Story Mode interactive adaption for Netflix. Other planned projects like Stranger Things game and The Wolf Among Us 2 eventually got cancelled when they planned their closure.

Fate of their ongoing project The Walking Dead: The Final Season also became somewhat uncertain after that announcement but they are trying to complete that with help from third parties except for paying their former workers.

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When they announced to complete the final two episodes of Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season on Twitter, fans was quick to point out on social media that they need to do something about those 250 employees laid off recently aside from finishing Clementine's unfinished tale.

Game director Cory Barlog of God of War was one of the first to comment about paying up the former team their severance. Many other fans and even a former Telltale member Job Stauffer came forward concerning this issue.




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Telltale has released no official statement on the matter about whether or not they are planning to offer any sort of compensation to those 250 former staffs or provide opportunity of working on The Final Season if they get to finish it with help from partners.

This rises for a need to form a union of industry workers to deal with those unpaid long hours and one-sided contracts. Ultimately, these folks will carry this bitter experience for their life and will make them rethink to come back to video game industry.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Telltale's Stranger Things Game Footage Leaked

With Telltale Games shutting down, footage from their Stranger Things video game has recently been leaked online.

When video game developer and publisher Telltale Games officially announced for a closure last week, everyone from the industry was struck in awe. Employees were laid off without pay and fans were upset because many of their favorite title will get canned.

Many highly-anticipating projects such as The Walking Dead: The Final Season and The Wolf Among Us Season 2 got cancelled as well as a Stranger Things game, which has some early footage leaked online recently.

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Telltale's Stranger Things Game Footage Leaked

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Previously Netflix has revealed their association with Telltale to produce a licensed game based on the popular sci-fi drama series Stranger Things from their streaming platform back in June. During the studio ending decision, the project was inevitably cancelled.

After firing most of their workers, the studio is currently working with only 25 of them to complete their unfinished work like a five-episode, interactive adaptation of Minecraft: Story Mode for the same streaming giant.

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Luckily for fans of Telltale’s The Walking Dead, they decided to finish The Final Season after all. However, Stranger Things and The Wolf Among Us 2 still remains cancelled despite Netflix wanting an interactive universe for the former title.

The series of short videos in question has no official proof of legitimacy but has resemblance to style of art with previous games from Telltale. This is probably because Netflix wanted them to re-create something like The Walking Dead from 2012.

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After making rounds on social media site Reddit and image-based online bulletin board 4chan, the clips were spread everywhere. If you look closely at them, it has the signature of click and point vibe all over it and was from a version of the game that was on near-completion level.






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The first three clips were mostly focused on young protagonist Will Byers and his mother Joyce in their own household. The first one shows her talking on phone, Will looks into his drawers in the next and then sat in front of his old-school modeled computer while talk to each other.

The last two clips switched perspective into first-person and seems like on the Upside Down as a Demogorgon shows up, which forces Will to hide under bed. This clearly shows that the game intended to take a more horror-centric path down the road.

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Although you cannot make much out of these clips on when the events of the game took place but at least now you know how they could have turned out to be and if you are a fan of the show then it'd really mean something to you (just like it did to us).

It looks like that Telltale was going for repeating a similar experience to The Walking Dead games with some dialogue sequence here and there with player choices and then introducing some action in the mix to give the same feel of the show.