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Marvel Future Fight Welcomes New Inhuman Characters and Missions

Netmarble Games Corp. has released a new update bringing Marvel’s Inhumans to Marvel Future Fight. The Inhumans are a super-powered derivative of humanity who possess unique and extraordinary abilities, and are at the forefront of some of Marvel’s most compelling stories –from their first comic book appearance in 1965, to “Marvel’s Inhumans” television show coming to ABC with an exclusive debut of the first two episodes in IMAX theaters this September.

Marvel Future Fight will be featuring Moon Girl and members of the Inhuman Royal Family – Karnak, Gorgon, Inferno, Crystal, and Maximus. Additionally, the lord of the Dark Dimension and eternal rival of Doctor Strange, Dormammu, will make his Marvel Future Fight debut. The update also includes three new uniforms: Black Bolt’s “Inhumans: Attilan Rising” Uniform, Ms. Marvel’s Karachi Uniform, and Elsa Bloodstone’s “Monsters Unleashed” Uniform, designed specifically and exclusively for Marvel Future Fight.

In the update, players will embark on a new special Inhumans-themed adventure consisting of five stages where they fight against powerful bosses in order to stop Maximus and his followers from destroying humankind. Within these missions, players can find a hidden route that unleashes a secret boss they can battle to earn bonus rewards.

A new “reward pack” system is also being introduced – players can obtain reward packs through various challenges in the special mission. Players can select rewards and challenges that suit them best, and acquire gifts when their missions are completed.

The full list of characters joining Marvel Future Fight today includes:

  • Moon Girl – An Inhuman genius. She races into battle with her trusty friend, the giant red T-Rex Devil Dinosaur, and her arsenal of homemade inventions.
  • Karnak – An Inhuman philosopher adept at hand-to-hand combat, with the uncanny ability to find the flaws and weak points of any enemy.
  • Gorgon – An Inhuman warrior who has served the Inhuman Royal Family for years. With his beastly legs, he stomps the ground causing massive shockwaves to defeat his enemies.
  • Inferno – An Inhuman and member of Gorgon’s team dedicated to protecting the Inhuman race. His Inhuman ability allows him to produce and manipulate fire from his body to defeat his enemies.
  • Crystal – An Inhuman princess and sister of Medusa, the Queen of the Inhumans. She is able to control the elements of fire, water, earth, and air.
  • Maximus – The younger brother of Black Bolt, King of the Inhumans. He is a brilliant scientist who uses his inventions, including the Chorus Sentry, in battle. He is greedy, short-tempered, and conniving, constantly seeking to usurp his brother’s throne.
  • Dormammu – Lord of the Dark Dimension. He is the eternal rival of Doctor Strange, and is unbeatable within his own dimension. He is a god-like character equipped with powerful physical and magical abilities.

Marvel Future Fight is available is available to download for free on the App Store and Google Play.

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Transformers: Forged to Fight Game Trailer

Transformers: Forged to Fight will give players access to nearly every phase of the Transformers franchise history, challenging fans and players to assemble the ultimate team of Transformers. Players will be able to collect iconic characters from every Transformers generation, including Autobots and Decepticons from the animated series and Paramount’s blockbuster films, as well as fan-favorites from the Transformers comic book series and Hasbro’s massive catalog of figures.

In Transformers: Forged to Fightexplore an epic new universe where multiple realities collide to form a massive planetary battlefield. Players will assemble a team of Autobots and Decepticons from across time and space to fight against a world of corrupted Transformers and their villainous overlords. The game features amazing visuals, intense one-on-one battles, meaningful robot to vehicle converting action and deep RPG elements. Transformers such as Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Megatron, Starscream and Grimlock will level up over time, unleashing powerful new abilities and devastating robot-vehicle attacks.

The game is being developed by Kabam Vancouver, the masterminds behind longtime chart-topper MARVEL: Contest of Champions and will roll out in the App Store and Google Play in Spring 2017.

Injustice 2 Gameplay Trailer Featuring Black Canary

The newest addition to the Injustice 2 character roster is martial arts expert, Black Canary. In the latest gameplay trailer from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment, players can catch a glimpse of Black Canary’s hand-to-hand combat skills and trademark Canary Cry in action.

In development by the award-winning NetherRealm Studios, Injustice 2 features a massive roster of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains and allows players to build and power up the ultimate version of their favorite DC characters. The game will be available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on May 16, 2017.

Pop! Games: Tekken Are Out in March

Here are more super cool items Funko announced at London Toy Fair!

Nostalgic gamers are sure to love Tekken Pop!s, coming soon from Funko! Pop! Games: Tekken are out in March.

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Bloodborne Official Artworks from Udon Entertainment

Celebrated for its unsettling atmosphere, eldritch monsters, oppressive difficulty, and detailed lore, Bloodborne has been praised by fans and critics alike as one of the top video games of the current console generation. That’s why UDON Entertainment is excited to announce the upcoming release of the highly anticipated Bloodborne Official Artworks, collecting all of the grim, Gothic-inspired illustrations behind the smash-hit Bloodborne video game in one gorgeous art book!

Gamers know that Bloodborne is inextricably linked with the fan-favorite Dark Souls series, and indeed, fans who have picked up UDON’s best-selling Dark Souls Design Works and Dark Souls II Design Works know exactly what kind of hair-raising, bone-chilling experience awaits within the pages of Bloodborne Official Artworks. Inside you’ll find a complete lineup of creature designs, location illustrations, character concepts, and weapons, as well as an item and trophy glossary – and more!

Don’t think for a moment that Bloodborne’s downloadable content has been forgotten, either; Bloodborne Official Artworks also features plenty of material from the game’s sole DLC campaign, “The Old Hunters!” Truly, there has never been a better time to discover – or rediscover – the hauntingly beautiful city of Yharnam.

Bloodborne Official Artworks will be available for purchase at finer comic book stores, book retailers, and various online retailers in May 2017, while Dark Souls Design Works and Dark Souls II Design Works are available now.

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Injustice 2: Black Canary Gameplay Reveal Trailer

Black Canary is the next character to be revealed for Injustice 2. Check out the brand new trailer.

Bethesda Softworks and Dark Horse to Publish The Art of Prey

Dark Horse and Bethesda Softworks will release The Art of Prey, the newest video game art book in the collaborators’ line of award-winning titles. The Art of Prey is an exquisite and comprehensive collection featuring hundreds of pieces of gorgeous art showcasing the signature world building, attention to detail and unique take on futuristic design from the development of Prey.

Set to release worldwide on Friday, May 5, 2017 for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and PC, Prey is the highly-anticipated first-person sci-fi action game from Arkane Studios – creators of the award-winning Dishonored series which includes the 2012 ‘Game of the Year’ and the critically-acclaimed follow-up, Dishonored 2.

When you awaken aboard Talos I, an immense space station orbiting the moon in the year 2032, you find yourself as the key subject of an experiment meant to alter humanity forever – but things have gone terribly wrong. The space station has been overrun by hostile aliens and you are now being hunted. As you dig into the dark secrets of Talos I and your own past, you must survive using the tools found on the station, your wits, weapons, and mind-bending abilities to defeat the Typhon alien threat.

The Art of Prey will be available June 27, 2017.

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Francis Ford Coppola’s American Zoetrope To Bring Apocalypse Now into the Realm of Videogames

apocalypse_nowApocalypse Now – The Game’s Kickstarter went live on January 25th and has already gained $52,000 during the first day. The game is set to be in early access by 2019 to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the Oscar-winning film.

This would not be the first time Apocalypse Now has inspired a major videogame. In 2012 Yager Development and 2K Games released Spec Ops: The Line, the controversial third person shooter that drew heavily from Apocalypse Now. Moreover both Spec Ops: The Line and Apocalypse Now used the novella Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad as a primary source of inspiration. Similarly to Spec Ops: The Line, the developers intend for Apocalypse Now to put on full display “the unspeakable horrors of the Vietnam War” in order to highlight war isn’t a game or meant to be enjoyable. Furthermore, the player’s “reactions to each situation will result in consequences that will alter their journey as the story unfolds. Every decision matters and each player will tell their own story.”

Apocalypse Now is being developed by a new team of game industry leaders, in conjunction with American Zoetrope. The team includes: Rob Auten, a lead writer on multiple billion-dollar gaming franchises including Gears of War, Battlefield, and Far Cry; Lawrence Liberty, whose executive producer and director credits include Fallout: New Vegas, The Witcher, and DC Universe Online; Montgomery Markland, who was the lead producer on two of the most successful crowdfunding titles of all time: Wasteland 2 and Torment: Tides of Numenera; in a special advisory capacity, Obsidian Entertainment’s Design Director Josh Sawyer, who directed Fallout: New Vegas and Pillars of Eternity, and many more game luminaries to come.

Francis Ford Coppola said in the press release:

Forty years ago, I set out to make a personal art picture that could hopefully influence generations of viewers for years to come. Today, I’m joined by new daredevils, a team who want to make an interactive version of Apocalypse Now, where you are Captain Benjamin Willard amidst the harsh backdrop of the Vietnam War. I’ve been watching videogames grow into a meaningful way to tell stories, and I’m excited to explore the possibilities for Apocalypse Now for a new platform and a new generation.

“We will create a game that challenges what an interactive experience can be; just as the original motion picture challenged the concept of cinema,” said Montgomery Markland, game director. “We are making a game that we are excited to play. We will deliver a greater variety of experience and interaction than is currently available within the the relatively static industry.”

The Kickstarter is set to end on February 24th and needs to meet a goal of $900,000 in order to be funded. Check out their Kickstarter page for a prototype trailer of what the game can be as well as a message from Francis Ford Coppola about his vision for the game.

“The Avengers Project” from Marvel, Square Enix, Crystal Dynamics, and Eidos Montreal

After a “tune in” announcement yesterday, Marvel and Square Enix have revealed a much-speculated video game collaboration right now being referred to as “The Avengers Project.” Being developed by Square Enix, Crystal Dynamics, and Eidos Montreal, it’s unknown exactly what we can expect but the teaser video hints at a bleak future where the heroes we know have been defeated and a new generation much rise… kind of like Old Man Logan and who knows how many similar dystopian stories Marvel has published.

The video’s voice-over states:

They say the time of heroes is over. That if you’re different, you’re dangerous, but I know the truth. The world will always need heroes, we just need to reassemble.

The announcement between Marvel and Square Enix is a multi-year, multi-game partnership leading with this project. I’d speculate Marvel will be bringing the type of world building we’ve seen in their movie franchises to the video game realm, interlinked stories across multiple titles. Marvel has worked with publishers in the

Marvel has worked with publishers in the past and released notable games like Marvel Ulitmate Alliance and the Capcom vs. Marvel series, but has yet to match it’s movie or comic popularity with the video game platform. There has been a realignment in the company’s strategy in recent years with more cross-media projects such as their Contest of Champions which saw a video game and comic tie-in as well as more mobile/web game releases.

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Injustice 2 Trailer – “The Lines are Redrawn”

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today revealed the Official Injustice 2 Story Trailer – “The Lines are Redrawn.” Witness the story set in motion in Injustice: Gods Among Us as new DC characters join the fight and shape the actions that unfold in the upcoming sequel.  Injustice 2 will release for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One beginning May 16, 2017.

Injustice 2 is NetherRealm Studios’ super-powered sequel to the hit game Injustice: Gods Among Us that allows players to build and power up the ultimate version of their favorite DC characters. Featuring a massive selection of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains,  Injustice 2 continues the epic cinematic story introduced in Injustice: Gods Among Us as Batman and his allies work towards putting the pieces of society back together while struggling against those who want to restore Superman’s regime.  In the midst of the chaos, a new threat appears that will put Earth’s existence at risk.

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