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Netflix is producing a live-action Pokemon series – report

By Dom Peppiatt 26 July 2021 18:33 GMT A new Pokemon live-action series is in early development at Netflix – with Lucifer’s Joe Henderson attached –  a new report from Variety has revealed.It looks like Netflix really is hungry for all the gaming content it can get. Further to shows based on gaming IP like Castlevania, Resident Evil, and The Witcher, Variety reports that the streaming giant is also working on a live-action Pokemon series.“As the project is still in its early days, no details are available about the plot,” says the site, though it does note that Joe Henderson is attached to write…

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The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf teaser is our first look at the upcoming animated film

By Stephany Nunneley 10 July 2021 16:12 GMT A first look at the Netflix animated film, The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, was provided yesterday during WitcherCon.Along with the first look at The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf a premiere date of August 23 was provided.Watch on YouTubeThe prequel to The Witcher Netflix series was developed by the team who brought us the live-action series.Back in March last year, the film’s producers said they went the animated route because there are certain aspects they wanted to include that could only be accomplished through animation.According to what scriptwriter Beau DeMayo said at…

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The Witcher Season 2 is coming to Netflix December 17

By Stephany Nunneley 9 July 2021 20:10 GMT Netflix has finally provided a premiere date for Season 2 of The Witcher.Fans of The Witcher series on Netflix will be pleased to hear that the long-awaited Season 2 will premiere on the service on December 17.According to information provided today during WitcherCon, the season will span eight episodes and start where things left off last year with Geralt and Ciri finally meeting up. And it looks like Geralt will come into contact with a Leshen this coming season. Yikes!Speaking of episodes, Netflix also shared the title of each on Twitter: A Grain…

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Nintendo is working on a Donkey Kong game and animation project – report

Nintendo is apparently planning to bring the Donkey Kong franchise back into the spotlight and will use a new game and animated project to do so.Nintendo insider Zippo and Nintendo Life have both noted that Nintendo is aiming to resurrect the IP in time for its 40th anniversary and give it the same loving treatment Mario got for his 35th anniversary (thanks VGC).“I’ve been told by multiple people that Donkey Kong is the next franchise in line to follow Mario in Nintendo’s push for their game franchises to become multimedia juggernauts,” says Zippo.“Donkey and co. aren’t just getting a new game, they’re getting animation (Before…

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Here’s what you can expect from CD Projekt’s WitcherCon event

Netflix and CD Projekt Red have announced the schedule for WitcherCon – a new event that will take place Friday, July 9, and provide updates on various Witcher-related projects.WitcherCon, which both companies are selling as a celebration of The Witcher and the fans that love it, will feature multiple panels, deep dives into various Witcher projects currently in development, and “unique, exclusive content”, too.Before we go any further, though; don’t get excited about any new games. The official site for the event says ‘no new game will be announced at WitcherCon, but there are still plenty of reasons to tune in.’ Instead, you can look forward…

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Upcoming Halo TV series loses its showrunner after one season

By Dom Peppiatt 27 June 2021 12:08 GMT We may be getting very close to taking a first proper look at the Halo TV series, but the latest news from the upcoming season isn’t particularly positive.After a leak in early June showed off an early look at the upcoming Halo TV series ahead of time, Variety reports that Steven Kane – showrunner on the Paramount-produced series – will not be returning to the show for its second season.The show has largely been filmed in Budapest (following a lot of other TV production during the Covid-19 pandemic) and now, after two years…

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Netflix releases the opening scene of the Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness series

By Dom Peppiatt 12 June 2021 01:18 GMT If you want to check out the opening three minutes of Netflix’s upcoming Resident Evil series, Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, we’ve got some good news for you.The series is going to stray slightly from the Raccoon City setting its protagonists feel more comfortable in, but that shouldn’t be too much of a distraction for them on their mission to put a stop to the spread of the zombie virus.There’s currently no word on how many episodes there will be in the series.In the mini-series, Resident Evil 2 remake’s Nick Apostolides stars as Leon…

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Ubisoft details Splinter Cell, Far Cry, and Blood Dragon animated shows

Netflix and Ubisoft have spilled the beans on more animated projects coming to the streaming platform soon, including details on Splinter Cell, a Far Cry, and Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix.Not content with taking over the videogame/TV market with The Witcher and Castlevania, Netflix is expanding further into the world of geekdom with more shows based on Ubisoft IP.First up, the Splinter Cell animated show will follow the exploits of an aged, haggard Sam Fisher. The tweet embedded below shows more or less all we know about the show so far – but it does a wonderful job of…

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Check out the Castlevania Season 4 trailer before the final season airs in May

By Stephany Nunneley 30 April 2021 16:11 GMT The final season of Castlevania on Netflix is almost upon us, and this trailer gives you an idea of what Belmont and Sypha have been up to.If you haven’t watched the previous seasons of Castlevania, or aren’t caught up with Season 3, you may wish to skip watching the Season 4 trailer because it could contain some spoilers.Watch on YouTubeHere’s a short synopsis:Dracula’s influence looms large as Belmont and Sypha investigate plans to resurrect the notorious vampire. Alucard struggles to embrace his humanity.The show will air on Netflix for its fourth and final…

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Final season of Castlevania coming in May and there’s reportedly a spin-off in the works

By Stephany Nunneley 16 April 2021 20:53 GMT The fourth, and final season of the Netflix animated series Castlevania will air in May.Castlevania season four will span 10 episodes and premiere on May 13. According to Deadline, season four may not be the end for the franchise on Netflix. The site has learned the streaming service is looking into a spin-off set in the same universe with new characters.The show first launched in 2017 with four episodes and was enough of a hit that a second season was greenlit and hit the service in 2018. Season three aired back in…

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Ubisoft launches gTV in the UK, including competitive streamer show ‘Versus’ hosted by Frankie Ward and UK esports docu-series

Ubisoft has launched a new content channel in the UK, known as gTV, with a host of gaming personalities on board. gTV will feature a range of original programming inspired by Ubisoft and the games industry at large, going behind-the-scenes on how games are created and celebrating the the people who make and play them, as well as the biggest events in the gaming calendar. ‘Versus’ is one of the shows on gTV. Continue reading Ubisoft launches gTV in the UK, including competitive streamer show ‘Versus’ hosted by Frankie Ward and UK esports docu-series

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Here’s why Johnny Cage isn’t in the Mortal Kombat movie

By Dom Peppiatt, Thursday, 18 March 2021 14:49 GMT Johnny Cage’s notable absence from the Mortal Kombat movie has been picked up on by some dedicated fans, and now the film’s producer has finally revealed why the iconic character is missing.So far, we’ve seen a good number of the upcoming fighting game movie’s cast of characters: from new arrival to the roster, Cole Young (Lewis Tan) to longtime series veterans Sonya Blade (Jessica McNamee), Sub-Zero (Joe Taslim), Liu Kang (Ludi Lin), and Scorpion (Hiroyuki Sanada), there’s a lot to love if you’re a fan of NetherRealm’s incessantly violent franchise.But one…

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You soon won’t be able to buy or rent films and TV shows from PlayStation Store

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 2 March 2021 16:54 GMT Anything you have already bought will still be available.Sony is closing down the film and TV show sections of its PlayStation Store.The news was revealed via the PlayStation Blog, in which the firm said that people could no longer buy or rent films or television series from the platform as of August 31. At this point, any content that people have already bought will still be available for purchase; folks just won’t be able to buy anything else.“At SIE, we strive to provide the best entertainment experience for PlayStation fans, and…

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Halo TV series to debut on Paramount+ in 2022

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 25 February 2021 14:41 GMT The series has been moved from Showtime to Paramount+.Showtime’s Halo TV series based on the Xbox franchise will not air on the subscription channel as planned, but will instead debut on the Paramount+ service, reports Deadline.The series is produced by Showtime via a partnership with Amblin Television and 343 Industries and will premiere on Paramount+ in Q1 2022.Showtime will continue to produce Halo for Paramount+ and it will continue to be led by Gary Levine and Amy Israel.The adaption will cover the 26th-century conflict between humanity and the Covenant, and will…

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PlayStation Productions’ Twisted Metal series is an action-comedy from the Deadpool writers

A live-action series adaptation of Twisted Metal has been greenlit, and production on the series is moving forward according to new reports.We’d heard that a series based on the (in)famous PlayStation game franchise has been in the works for some time, with the first reports about the show making waves back in 2019.As per a new report from Variety, Sony Pictures Television and PlayStation Productions are pitching the series as an action-comedy, and have brought Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (the writers behind the Deadpool movies and Zombieland) in to work on the script and executive produce.The original story will see a…