Warner Bros, took the cover of Lego Batman 3 Beyond Gotham at last weeks Comic Con in San Diego, they also released the debut trailer from the game as well.
For the devoted followers of the KINGDOM HEARTS series, Square Enix, Ltd. today announced the Limited Edition for KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.5 ReMIX. Fans that pre-order the Standard Edition of the game at participating ANZ retailers will receive a free upgrade to the Limited Edition (while stocks last), which includes an exclusive and extremely rare Disney collectible pin badge featuring Sora and Mickey Mouse.
When Telltale games announced that the next game they would be making would be based of a DC Vertigo comic series, my reaction was one of, cool a new game. Having no knowledge of the comic series, I went into the game being truly absorbed into the world Telltale had crafted.
The characters that inhabit the world are those taken from classic fairy tales, after a war forced them from their own world, they settled in ours, taking up residence in New York City. The citizens are forced to use magic known as Glamour’s in order to appear human and those that can’t afford to buy them, or refuse are sent to the farm. Through the five episodes, you will be lied to, mislead and outright hated as you play as Bigby Wolf, aka The Big Bad Wolf. Bigby has been tasked with looking after the inhabitants of this new land and keeping humans or mundies as they are called from getting to close to the world.
The game starts off with Bigby attending a dispute, after a callout from Mr Toad, Toad himself is not using a glamour and this is where your first choice happens. You can choose to let Toad go with a warning or threaten to send him to the farm. As it is with the recent round of Telltale titles, characters remember what you say or don’t say to them, so the choice you make here will also impact how Toad helps or hinders you in the future. After that encounter, Bigby heads upstairs to the disturbance and locates a women being beaten by the Woodsman, yep that same Woodsman from Little Red Riding Hood. Your actions from this point on will change everything going forward and that is where the fun comes from.
As you progress through the game, you will encounter other fairy tale characters such as Snow White, The Little Mermaid, Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum and a host of others. Some of the characters won’t react too kindly to you, because of who you are and others based on choices you have made, making the decisions even more important. The story kicks into full gear when Snow White comes to collect you from your apartment but won’t tell you why. She takes you down to the front of the Woodlands, the name for the building where you live, and shows you the head of the girl you saved from the Woodsman.
The game will take you to various locations as your investigation as you attempt to locate the killer. Each episode brings forth new allies and enemies, as well as locations. With the new spaces to explore, your level of knowledge about the game world and its characters will increase based on how much you explore. The game world is not all that interactive sadly, with only elements that are important to the story open to inspection. While the reason behind this is very understandable, it is a shame to see such a rich world being left unexplored for the most part.
The game is retaining that same stylised look that Telltale mastered with The Walking Dead Game, however in parts of the game small little blemishes become quite noticeable due to how well the rest of the world is visualised. In fact those few issues are really the only drawback I can point out to the presentation of the game. Each of the performances are amazing, with Bigby, Snow and the Tweedles standing out in my mind. As you move around the city, when you are outside, the sounds of New York do bounce around, but they don’t intrude on the atmosphere.
The game controls as well as previous Telltale games, I just wish that the PC version supported controllers as well. If you have not yet experienced this fantastic title, you are doing yourselves a disservice because it is amazing.
Thanks to Telltale Games for supplying the game for review
As part of IGN's San Diego Comic Con coverage, they got a live demo of Lego Batman 3, check it out below.
This coming April, New York Times bestselling writer Rick Remender (Uncanny Avengers, Uncanny X-Force) re-teams with critically acclaimed artists and frequent collaborators Jerome Opeña & Dean White (Avengers, Uncanny X-Force) to take Earth’s Mightiest Heroes old and new to the brink of destruction in Avengers: Rage of Ultron – an all-new original graphic novel! Time and time again, Ultron has reformed himself, each time more powerful than the last. Now, with complete control over the central computer core of Saturn’s moon Titan, only the Avengers stand in the way of total annihilation at the hands of Planet Ultron! This full length original graphic novel marks another stellar offering from Marvel’s all new OGN line, featuring the world’s most popular super heroes brought to life by the best creators and debuts in a high-end, oversized format featuring sophisticated packaging and design.
Home of the Eternals and birthplace of Thanos the Mad, Saturn’s moon Titan now bends to the will of the maniacal and deadly Ultron. With an entire planet under his control, Earth’s obliteration is now within his reach. Only Ultron’s inventor Hank Pym holds the key to defeating his own creation. And it will come with a frightening cost!
“When you release a cutting-edge graphic novel featuring some of the greatest pop-culture icons in the world just in time for their next summer blockbuster, you go big,” said Tom Brevoort, Executive Editor. “That’s why we brought out some of the industry’s top flight talent – Rick Remender, Jerome Opeña and Dean White – for an unforgettable adventure that will redefine Ultron, one of the Avengers’ baddest villains, for both new and longtime fans.”
“Coming out of Avengers: Rage of Ultron, there will be long lasting ramifications,” says Remender in an interview with Marvel.com. “It was very important that [this book] be a great self-contained story, but the consequences of it have long reaching effects for not only Ultron, but Titan and Thanos and all the other wonderful pieces that are involved.”
Additionally, this original graphic novel will also include a code for a bonus digital edition of Avengers: Rage of Ultron, redeemable for reading via the Marvel Comics app (for iPhone®, iPad®, iPad Touch® & Android devices) and online in the Marvel Digital Comics Shop. This code is included at no extra charge, allowing fans to keep their copy of Avengers: Rage of Ultron safe on their bookshelves but still carry this exciting story with them on the go to read anytime, anywhere! Avengers: Rage of Ultron also features special augmented reality content available exclusive through the Marvel AR app – including cover recaps, behind the scenes features and more that add value to your reading experience at no additional cost.
This October, ahead of the highly anticipated new series All-New Captain America, get your first taste of Sam Wilson as the new Sentinel of Liberty in ALL-NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA: FEAR HIM, the groundbreaking new 6-issue Infinite Comic series specially designed for mobile devices! Bridging the gap between Sam taking up the shield in Captain America #25 to the debut of his new series in November, this genre-defining Infinite Comic chronicles Sam Wilson’s first high-flying adventure as Captain America! Fan-favorite scribe Dennis Hopeless (Avengers Arena, X-Men: Season One) and rising star artist Szymon Kudranski (Spawn) craft an all-new adventure that will define Sam Wilson’s new patriotic role and the man he will become!
“We’ll mostly be dealing with the psychological implications of picking up the shield,” says writer Dennis Hopeless in an interview with Marvel.com. “Sam has to figure out what kind of Captain America he wants to be and what parts of his own personality he can bring to the role.”
Perfect for new readers, but also set in current continuity to provide interest for long time readers, ALL-NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA: FEAR HIM continues to push the envelope of the storytelling possibilities of Infinite Comics. Utilizing digital devices as a new canvas, Infinite Comics offer a revolutionary new approach to storytelling while still staying true to the medium’s greatest strengths.
Middle Earth: Shadows of Mordor just gets better each time that I see it and with Comic Con happening this weekend in San Diego, attendees are getting more of an insight to the characters and story of the game. Check out the trailer below.
Sunset Overdrive is packed with the most inventive ways to destroy energy drink mutated creatures I have ever seen, but that is not all the game has to offer. Check out the latest video, shown to attendees of San Diego Comic Con that details just how crazy you can get with your own character.
Turn-based strategy fans, rejoice! ATLUS will be bringing over the cult hit SRPG (that's strategy role-playing game) to North America and NIS America will be releasing the game in Europe. ATLUS is handling the localization of text into English, and the game's original Japanese audio will be left intact.
It will be exclusive to the PS3 and release mid October, and will be an 80+ hour experience that combines strategic turn-based gameplay with an exciting story that unfolds like a visual novel.
Overnight at San Diego Comic Con, Microsoft and 343 Industries showed off a new look at some of the cinematics that player will get to experience in Halo 2 Anniversary later this year.
They also confirmed the third map that is being remastered for the collection, Zanzibar, this map joins the multiplayer maps of “Ascension” and “Coagulation” as the third of six re-imagined “Halo 2” multiplayer maps found in “Halo: The Master Chief Collection.”