Far Cry 5 Announced

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Ubisoft has officially announced Far Cry 5, as well as shared numerous details about the game, complete with a release date. The title, which will be released on February 27, 2018 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, will see players take control of a custom-created police deputy in an attempt to liberate Hope County, Montana from the Project at Eden’s Gate cult.

Far Cry 5 is the first in the series set in America, and will task players with hiring mercenaries, and training various animals in an attempt to create a Resistance against the vicious cult. You will be able to travel the map, which can be edited through the returning Map Editor, with ATVs, big rigs, boats, and even planes. Some of the returning weapons are guns, grenades, baseball bats, and sledgehammers.

Ubisoft has released five trailers for the game this morning: 2 story trailers, and 3 character trailers.

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HORI Releasing Fightstick for Nintendo Switch

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HORI has officially announced the Real Arcade Pro.V Hayabusa Fightstick for the Nintendo Switch. There are currently no spec details on the fighstick itself, or a release date, but you can get your first look at the kick-ass looking peripheral after the jump.

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Silver & Black Confirmed – Finds Director

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The same day that Sony announced their improbable Venom spin-off film, they also announced another spin-off, as well: Black Cat & Silver Sable, which is now officially titled Silver & Black. No cast is attached, nor are there plot details, but we do have a director, now. Gina Prince-Bythewood, director of The Secret Life of Bees, is set to direct the film, with an undisclosed release date.

Given the timing and the quickness at which these projects seem to be moving along, expect casting announcements sooner, rather than later, for both Black Cat’s Felicia Hardy, and Silver Sable.

Batman and Harley Quinn Final Trailer

Warner Bros. Animation has posted the final trailer for Batman and Harley Quinn, their latest DC animated adventure. The film features Bruce Timm’s iconic art style from the Adventures of Batman and Robin, complete with the original voice of Batman, Kevin Conroy.

The film sees Batman and Nightwing team up with Harley Quinn, in an attempt to track down Poison Ivy, who’s also found herself a partner in the Floronic Man. The two seek to turn the world into plant people using stolen research from Dr. Alec Holland, also known as Swamp Thing.

New Comic Books: May 24

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Today’s new comic book post is a bit late, on account of yesterday’s immense day of news, and my surprisingly busy schedule during the day with Analog and such. It’s also strictly a DC week, this week, as Marvel had no prime releases on my pull list. Good thing, then, that DC decided to bring their A-game.

WONDER

My recommended book for this week is absolutely Wonder Woman #23. Greg Rucka has closed out this arc in the most incredible fashion, retconning the origin of Wonder Woman in a way that is so fluid and seamless that it seemed like nothing had changed. The revelations about Ares, and the emotion in this book were phenomenal, and a hell of a way to get readers pumped for the film next week.

JORDAN

This smaller arc for Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps concluded in #21, and while it seemed insignificant in many ways, with the gauntlet and Sarko being so easily dispatched, the revelation about Sarko and Kyle Rayner will absolutely have a lasting impact. It will be interesting to see the dynamic between Hal and Kyle in their mission, moving forward, now that Hal has unknowingly killed Kyle’s son from the future.

 

SHADOW

I loved the first issue of Batman/The Shadow, and were it not for Wonder Woman, this would absolutely be my pick for the week. Snyder somehow crafted an even more amazing story, that moved quickly with the story taking front and center, and placing the building blocks for where this will go. The dynamic between Batman and The Shadow will definitely be shifting soon, and Snyder is clearly having a blast writing this book, which I’m sure is some sort of dream-come-true for the superstar writer.

ACTION

The further in this team-up arc between most of Superman’s classic rogues gets, the more it feels like such a classic story. Both the art, and the writing, feel like such an amazing throwback to days gone by in comic books, and it’s been so much fun to read. The stakes feel real here, and given how difficult it was for Superman to beat Eradicator by himself, it will be interesting to see how Superman deals with this immense threat.

Yoot Saito Working on New Seaman Project

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Yoot Saito, the legendary game designer that created Seaman for the Sega Dreamcast, tweeted that he’s working on a new project, and pointed users to a link (http://www.seaman.ai/sp.html) – that absolutely hints at a new Seaman title. There’s no information other than the logo above, but that’s definitely enough to get excited.

The last game title we received from Yoot Saito was Guild01’s Aero Porter, part of a compilation of titles by more eccentric game designers, for the 3DS.

Kong: Skull Island 4K/3D Blu-Ray Details

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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has revealed the first details for the official blu-ray release of Kong: Skull Island. The film is releasing on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and DVD on July 18, which will be preceded by a Digital HD release on June 20. Kong proved to be a strong title this past March, with over $565 million at the global box office. Kong: Skull Island is available for pre-order on Amazon and Best Buy.

Check out the full list of special features below, and hit the jump for the first look at packaging:

Special Features:

  • Director’s Commentary
  • Creating a King: Realizing an Icon
  • Creating a King: Summoning a God
  • Monarch Files 2.0
  • Tom Hiddleston: The Intrepid Traveler
  • Through the Lens: Brie Larson’s Photography
  • On Location: Vietnam
  • Deleted Scenes

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Netflix’s Castlevania Gets Teaser Trailer

Netflix has released the first teaser trailer for their Castlevania anime adaptation. While the trailer doesn’t show too much, it gives us our first look at the incredible animation, as well as a few of the voices in the series.

Castlevania is currently set to premiere on Netflix on July 7.

Star Wars Vanity Fair Shoot Offers New Details

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Yesterday, we covered the unveiling of the Star Wars: The Last Jedi Vanity Fair covers, and today, that same issue is offering us our first taste of new details of Rian Johnson’s eighth film in the Star Wars Saga. The photos offer us our first look at Benicio Del Toro’s engimatic character, DJ. As well as Laura Dern’s Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, a high-ranking member of the Alliance. We also get a few behind the scenes shots, some action shots, and a touching photo of Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher (seen above).

The other few items were given offer a few story hints, such as the new shining “casino city” Canto Bight, which will offer a rare glimpse of wealth in a universe rife with sandy desolation. Hit the jump for a look at the many new photos.

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Xbox Game Pass Begins June 1st

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In March of this year, Microsoft revealed a new service for Xbox players that would allow them to pay $9.99/€9.99/£7.99 each month to receive access to a library of over 100 OnDemand games at any given time. Service for the Xbox Game Pass will begin on June 1st, but Microsoft is giving players the option to try out the service with a 14-day free trial.

With Xbox Game Pass, players can download as many games on the service as they like, and play them for as long as they like, or until the game is removed from the library. If you enjoy the title you are playing, you can buy it for 20% off and receive 10% off of its DLC, as well.

Tekken 7 Opening Movie Now Online

Bandai Namco has shared the official Tekken 7 opening movie on YouTube, and as per usual with Tekken’s opening visuals, it’s a gorgeous reel of characters and story. This particular opening focusing primarily on the Mishima feud between Heihachi, and his son, Kazuya. We get glimpses of many other characters, with Akuma being a standout.

Tekken 7 hits PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC next week, June 2, 2017.

Analog: The Injustice Special

Josh and Theo are back on their first Wednesday release, and their first Special Episode! After months of waiting, Injustice 2 is out now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, and they’re here to share their love of the game, and their concerns. Check out the links below to listen, and please Subscribe and Rate & Review us on iTunes!

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Spider-Man Homecoming Trailer 3

Marvel Studios has released the third trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming, and I honestly wish they had released this trailer, rather than the last one. The last trailer showcased the entire film (as far as we know), and basically laid out the entire plot. Whereas this new trailer shows Peter Parker the character, and his life as a friendly, neighborhood Spider-Man. It’s much more personal, and infinitely more fun.

However, given the recent Guardians of the Galaxy film, and its many trailer twists, I’m starting to think Homecoming could be a pretty giant swerve from what we think is happening here. In fact, we know that the homecoming dance will factor into this somehow, and we even have our first hint at that, with Peter running in a suit down the halls of his school and ripping off hie tie. We’ll just have to wait and see. Spider-Man: Homecoming releases in theaters July 7, 2017.

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Final Trailer

One of my most anticipated new films, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets has released its final trailer, and managed to one-up itself once again with even more visual spectacle. The fact that the trailer is set to a beautiful orchestral version of what sounds like Coolio’s “Gangster’s Paradise” just makes it even more amazing.

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is from director Luc Besson, and will hit theaters July 21, 2017.

Battle Angel Alita on ComiXology

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The classic cyberpunk manga that has inspired James Cameron for years has gotten a new English translation thanks to Kodansha and ComiXology, which is now available. The manga follows Alita, an amnesiac cyborg that becomes a bounty hunter, and journeys to recover her lost memories.

The first three volumes of the manga are available on ComiXology for $10.99 each, and are also eligible for their Unlimited service. James Cameron’s long-awaited adaptation will be directed by Robert Rodriguez and has a release date of July 20, 2018. If you’d like to read the first volume, it’s available for free on ComiXology, or you can visit Polygon to read it online. (Click Here to Read the First Chapter)