First off, apologies for the delay. I’ve been on vacation, and now have a ton of catch-up to do. I won’t be covering everything, but select things that are interesting. Square Enix revealed their long-awaited Avengers video game at this year’s E3, showing off a massive, beautiful world inside the game. Additionally, Avengers will take place within an ever-expanding universe with a consistently growing roster of superheroes, and Square Enix has confirmed that every new hero and world will be added to the game for free.
Assemble your team of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, embrace your powers, and live your Super Hero dreams.
Marvel Entertainment and Square Enix® are excited to unveil Marvel’s Avengers, an epic action-adventure game that combines cinematic storytelling with single-player and co-operative gameplay. Developed by Crystal Dynamics® in collaboration with Eidos-Montréal™, Nixxes Software, and Crystal Northwest, the game features an original story and delivers the definitive Avengers gaming experience. Assemble into teams of up to four players online, master extraordinary abilities, customize a growing roster of Heroes, and defend the Earth from escalating threats.
Marvel’s Avengers begins at A-Day, where Captain America, Iron Man, the Hulk, Black Widow, and Thor are unveiling a hi-tech Avengers Headquarters in San Francisco — including the reveal of their own helicarrier powered by an experimental energy source. The celebration turns deadly when a catastrophic accident results in massive devastation. Blamed for the tragedy, the Avengers disband. Five years later, with all Super Heroes outlawed and the world in peril, the only hope is to reassemble Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
Featuring regular content updates, Marvel’s Avengers will take players on an epic journey delivered over multiple years. This game is what’s next for the Avengers.
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The first trailer for Onward, crazy DC casting news, and lots of cool video game news, including Death Stranding, and Pokemon Sword & Shield on this week’s episode Analog! Check out the episode, and follow us on Instagram – Instagram.com/AnalogCast! Check out the links below to listen, and please Rate & Review us on iTunes!
Nintendo and Game Freak hosted a Nintendo Direct this morning, spotlighting the upcoming releases of Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield. The direct revealed plenty of new information about the games, including a few new Pokemon, and some new gameplay types. The new Pokemon revealed were the sheep Pokemon, Wooloo. The raven pokemon, Corviknight. And, the bite Pokemon, Drednaw, and a few others. There was even a new gameplay type revealed called Dynamax, which grows Pokemon to gigantic heights, allowing for more power, and more explosive battles.
You can watch the Nintendo Direct above to get a better look at all of the new reveals, and look for Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield when its hits store shelves on November 15th.
In a bid to compete against the massive success that is Pokemon GO, Square Enix has announced a new augmented reality RPG, Dragon Quest: WALK. In the game, players traverse the in-game world through their own, doing battle with classic Dragon Quest monsters. Additionally, players can earn and buy in-game items to customize their player and dwellings.
No word on a release date yet, but a beta has been announced for Japan, with no word yet on a release date for North America.
After wrapping up what looks on track to become the biggest movie in box office history, The Russo Brothers are moving on to their next project: a Magic: The Gathering animated series for Netflix. Netflix announced the series as part of a new partnership between the streaming giant and Hasbro’s Allspark Studios. While details are scarce as of right now, we know the series will follow the Planeswalkers, legendary spellcasting heroes and villains that traverse the multiverse doing battle.
Hopefully we’ll learn more soon as this could easily become something massive for Netflix if handled well. Magic still has quite a fan-base and in the right hands could be great.
After first unveiling the project nearly two years ago, Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics have revealed that their highly anticipated Avengers video game project will be officially revealed at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo. Details are intensely scarce on this project, but it’s exciting to see more, soon.
The Square Enix E3 presentation will be livestreamed on Monday, June 10th, and 6:00pm EST.
Kojima Productions and Sony Computer Entertainment just finished a livestream revealing a massive, new trailer for Death Stranding revealing plenty of new gameplay footage, story details, and even an official release date: November 8th, of this year.
The long-awaited PlayStation exclusive looks sure to be quite the undertaking when it releases later this year, but if anyone can pull off a cinematic endeavor such as this, it would be Hideo Kojima.
The Pokemon Company took to the stage last night to reveal several new, key Pokemon projects for the next year in their 2019 Business Strategy meeting. After touting the success of Pokemon GO, the company has revealed a new game, Pokemon Sleep, that will attempt to “turn sleep into entertainment, the way Pokemon GO turned walking into entertainment.” A lofty claim, but if anyone can make it happen, it’s them. Additionally, they also unveiled a new Pokemon GO Plus+ that will link up with all past Pokemon games that support the peripheral, as well as Pokemon Sleep.
Lastly, the studio also unveiled a new program called Pokemon Home that will link up with Pokemon Bank, and the upcoming Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield for storing Pokemon across titles. No release dates were set for anything, as all were still in early development.
After early speculation on it, Kathleen Kennedy has confirmed that a Knights of the Old Republic film is officially in the works with writer, Laeta Kalogridis (Alita: Battle Angel), writing the screenplay. Early reports indicate that she is very close to finishing the first draft of the script.
Set thousands of years before the Skywalker Saga, KOTOR was released as a video game in 2003 by LucasArts before expanding to numerous other novels, and spin-off stories. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available on Knights of the Old Republic.
Panic started out as a Mac software company, but after their most recent wildly successful experiment in video game publishing with Firewatch, they’ve decided to expand their horizons. The company has revealed a new collaboration with hardware icon Teenage Engineering, the PlayDate handheld. Featuring a black and white 2.7-inch screen (400×240 resolution), as well as a unique crank, the handheld will feature seasons of games. The first season includes 12 new titles from designers like Keita Takahashi (Katamari Damacy), Zach Gage (SpellTower), Bennett Foddy (QWOP), and Shaun Inman (The Last Rocket), with one experience released each week at no cost.
The handheld will retail for $149 with more information releasing soon. It’s small, distinctive, yellow body is already making waves throughout the design community.
After the successful release of Mortal Kombat 11 this past month, Warner Bros. has decided to move forward (finally!) on the live-action adaptation of Mortal Kombat. The film is set for release on March 5th, 2021, with director Simon McQuoid at the helm, and James Wan producing.
The script is still being developed, but McQuoid is a commercial director with a good eye, and James Wan is a talent the likes of which Hollywood hasn’t seen in quite some time, so expect this to be something special.
Sega has revealed ten more games for its upcoming Mega Drive Mini console, putting the current total at 30, with only 10 more to go. The latest additions to the M2-emulated console can be seen above, or at the list below…
Mega Man: The Wily Wars
Street Fighter II’: Special Champion Edition
Ghouls ‘n Ghosts
Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium
Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball
Wonder Boy in Monster World
There are certainly some fan-favorites in there, with Golden Axe and Vectorman being personal favorites of mine from that era. The current full list of titles can be seen after the jump.
Josh, Theo, and Bovi are back for a huge, news-filled episode of Analog! Covering the latest cool shit that pop culture has to offer!
Trailers for Watchmen, IT: Chapter Two, and Spider-Man: Far From Home, plus loads of casting news, Disney’s movie slate through 2027, and plenty more. Check out the episode, and follow us on Instagram – Instagram.com/AnalogCast! Check out the links below to listen, and please Rate & Review us on iTunes!
PlayStation’s most recent State of Play broadcast also revealed a new title, Predator: Hunting Grounds. The game is an asymmetrical multiplayer shooter, a la Evolve, that pits a team of human players against a single player serving as the iconic Yautja warrior, the Predator.
Few details were revealed at this time, but E3 is approaching, and this should serve as quite the teaser for sci-fi fans.
In what was an instant and unanimous decision, the internet fiercely rejected the character design for the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog film after the first trailer’s release. Now, the film’s director, Jeff Fowler, has taken to Twitter to reveal that amid the criticism the character design will now be changed.
Thank you for the support. And the criticism. The message is loud and clear… you aren’t happy with the design & you want changes. It’s going to happen. Everyone at Paramount & Sega are fully committed to making this character the BEST he can be…
Sonic The Hedgehog opens on November 8th, giving the studio plenty of time to re-work, from the ground up, their entirely CG main character. Hopefully the animators on this film get quite the bonus.