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Good News Winter Ember Fans, There’s a Comic Book Prequel!

26 Apr
Winter Ember

Available to order on Amazon USA

Winter Ember, the isometric stealth sandbox action game from publisher Blowfish Studios and developer Sky Machine Studios, finalizes its own prequel graphic novel series in a full physical compilation. Thanks to an all-star writing and illustration team, in partnership with comic and manga publisher eigoMANGA. The eight-part story of the Artorious family’s downfall is available in a single collection.  

Author Kevin Grevioux, renowned for his writing on a collection of Marvel and DC Comics stories like Amazing Spider-Man, Young Avengers, Cyborg, among others, as well as the creator of the Underworld and I-Frankenstein film franchises, sets the backdrop for Winter Ember’s epic stealth-narrative.  

Chris Awayan, previously known for the Indestructible comic series, put pen to paper as the illustrator. Iconic cover art from Ben Herrera, best known for his work on Marvel Adventures, X-Men Adventures, and Batman: Arkham Knights, rounds out the team of industry luminaries.   

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Is Sonic the Hedgehog Two or Three Times the Coming Thing?

12 Apr

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 film poster.jpgIn the sequel to Sonic the Hedgehog, the speedster lost his world to a war between different animal tribes. The first film revealed how his owl guardian sent him off to another planet to stay safe, like Superman. The humans he’s met–Tom (James Marsden) and Maddie Wachowski (Tika Sumpter)–became his surrogate parents.

Sonic doesn’t have the chops for super heroics in the introduction. It’s easy to tell he (fondly voiced by Ben Schwartz) takes after the heroes from the comic books he reads, like the aforementioned crusader and The Flash from the DC universe. Alternatively, he’s even like Quicksilver in 20th Century Studios’ X-Men (prequel) cinematic universe. The visual reminders are needed since not everyone will remember the visual direction and story arc the first film sets up. This sequel takes place a few months after.

Commander Walters (Tom Butler) is back and the reason behind one of the subplots. All the key supporting characters return as they play a role in either Sonic’s well being or wanting to study his power.

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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Early Access & Final Trailer

17 Mar

Ticket Sales begin in Canada March 21st.

Out of all the movies coming in April, the sequel to Sonic the Hedgehog is perhaps the most exciting. Paramount Pictures is accelerating plans by offering to fans Early Access screenings in select cities, and if its playing at a theatre near you, run, don’t walk to it. There’s plenty to get excited for in the final trailer drop for this film, and we’ll see Jim Carrey in all his early glory as Doctor Robotnik, and a teamup with Knuckles, the rival to the blue speedster.

For listings on which cities will offer Weds screenings, please visit the official website


Video Game to Movie Adaptations ‘Uncharted’ Future…

21 Feb

Uncharted: New Movie Poster and Images Revealed - IGNNow Playing in Theatres

Tom Holland still has his Spider abilities when playing Nathan Drake in the live action adaptation of the video game Uncharted and it doesn’t help make this film exciting. He’s still Peter Parker at heart and unless he can play against typecast, it’ll be difficult to see him play anything else.

Fandom has forgotten about the fan-film with Nathan Fillion as the lead. The screenplay by Rafe Lee Judkins, Art Marcum and Matt Holloway acknowledges the game in a way which I don’t recall from the games and it just feels odd. The cinematic take considers how maps can point to treasure and quite often, that’s not the case. It can lead to disaster, or perhaps to landing in Davy Jone’s Locker. In this movie’s case, it’s about setting up Nathan (Holland) and Victor Sullivan’s (Mark Wahlberg) relationship and how it’d play out when they’re in the field. These two aren’t exactly perfect for each other.

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League of Legends, Immortalized as Action Figures!

12 Oct

Spin Master's League of Legends figures Thresh vs. Zed, photographed by Jax Navarro. (CNW Group/Spin Master)

Spin Master Corp. (TSX: TOY), a leading global children’s entertainment company, launches the first of its collection as the global master toy licensee for Riot Games’ League of Legends™, the most-played PC game in the world.

A mainstay in the multiplayer online battle arena, League of Legends is a team-based, strategy game where two teams of five powerful champions face off to conquer the other’s base. Players choose from over 150 champions to make epic plays and take down towers as they battle their way to victory.

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