Not impressed with what you've seen from the Nintendo Switch so far? Nintendo has more surprises to share about the console in the future.
"We haven't shown everything," a spokesperson for Nintendo told the Wall Street Journal. The person added that Nintendo will announce more details about the console next year, ahead of its release in March.
Retailer Amazon's exclusive lime-green New Nintendo 3DS XL has arrived.
As announced previously, the $200 bundle comes with a pre-installed copy of SNES game Super Mario World. The Virtual Console game normally sells for $8 on its own (via Polygon). Click through the images in the gallery below to get a look at the new system. Go to Amazon to order one for yourself.
The Deadpool sequel is moving forward without director Tim Miller, according to a report.
Deadline reports that Miller has exited the movie after a "series of creative differences" with star Ryan Reynolds. "He hadn't formally signed a deal to continue, but he was developing the script and by all accounts had planned to return behind the camera for a film Fox will release in 2018," Deadline said. The nature of the creative differences was not specified in the report.
According to Deadline's Mike Fleming Jr., the split was over "mutual creative differences" and is described as amicable in nature. Fox isn't saying goodbye to Miller altogether, as he is expected to direct Fox's Influx, based on the Daniel Suarez novel, that could be the first in a trilogy.
Released in February, the R-rated Deadpool was a smash hit. It made $782 million at the worldwide box office against a budget of $58 million, according to Box Office Mojo.
In June 2016, Deadpool 2's script was nearing completion from writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who are returning from the first film. The movie was at one time expected to start shooting in early 2017, though it remains to be seen if that's still the case now that Miller has reportedly dropped out.
"We don't want $150 million to go make the next movie; that's not Deadpool," Wernick said earlier this year. "Deadpool doesn't lift cities up into the air or battle aliens coming down to earth; that's just not Deadpool. So we're happy in that little small budget range that they have us in; we don't wanna blow this next one out."
Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn weighed on the report today.
Honestly bummed about Tim Miller leaving Deadpool. He did an amazing job with the first one; I’d like to have seen where he’d go next.
2016 marks the 75th anniversary of the Wonder Woman character. Gadot and Lynda Carter, who played the character in the '70s TV series, appeared at the United Nations on Friday where Wonder Woman was named honorary ambassador for the empowerment of women and girls.
"In some magical and mystical way, there lies within each of us Wonder Woman," Carter told an audience, according to Entertainment Weekly. "She is real. She lives and she breathes. I know this because she lives in me, and she lives in the stories that these women tell me, day in and day out. I see it in the letters and in the stories. I read it on social media. I see it in the tears that fall from the eyes of the women who say it saved them from some awful thing that they endured–because they saw that they could do something great."
Snyder's Justice League also stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, and J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon. It opens in November 2017. Gadot will be seen next as Wonder Woman in the standalone Wonder Woman movie, which opens in June 2017.
Something new in Ready at Dawn's The Order: 1886 franchise could happen, the developer has teased. According to DualShockers, creative director Ru Weerasuriya told Game Informer that "the IP has a future," though it remains to be seen if this could be a new game or something else.
"The best way to answer that without giving anything… how can I say this… Is there a future? Yes. That IP has a future. It's definitely built in that IP," he said. "That future is already something that was built from the very get go, from the first day we started working on it. As you know, since you played the game and for the ones who played out there… there is a larger storyline. There is a macro story that keeps going, it's an IP that is actually bigger than the storylines that we have created. So there are legs to this IP, definitely."
As for whether Sony would remain the publisher for any new game installments, Weerasuriya said, "Well, you'll have to ask Sony that." Watch the full Game Informer interview in the video above, featuring Weerasuriya and Andrea Pessino, the co-founders of Ready at Dawn.
"We feel that The Order showcased the fruits of our labor on technology. That was one of the biggest focuses for the team having come from PSP and jumping directly to PS4," Weerasuriya said at the time. "The first game was more than anything a launch platform to build upon."
"The Order was never written as a one-off story," he added "There is a lot more to tell as you can see from the way the game ends."
GameSpot's The Order: 1886 review scored the game a 5/10, saying the title is "at best, perfectly playable, and lovely to look at and listen to. But it is also the face of mediocrity and missed opportunities."
[UPDATE] In 343's latest Halo weekly blog post, the developer revealed one more stencil, this one themed around the Halo Championship series logo. The stencil was designed by 343 graphic designer Charles Ramos.
The original story is below.
With Halloween right around the corner, you might be thinking about carving a pumpkin. If you want to try your hand at a Halo design, 343 Industries has now released a number of stencils to help you out.
The developer posted 11 stencils on its blog, ranging in difficulty from Easy to Legendary. Some of the designs are for Halo items like the energy sword, Master Chief's helmet, the UNSC logo, and a Guardian. That last one is listed as being of the Legendary difficulty variety–and it certainly looks like it.
Check out all the stencils in the blog post or in the image gallery above. Print them out and then apply to your pumpkin to get started. You can then post your creation on Twitter using the hashtag #HaloLantern for a chance to have it featured in an upcoming post by 343. #HaloLantern is the same hashtag that the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim used in the past for their own pumpkin-carving promotion.
It was a big week in gaming news. Here's a roundup of the big stories and others you may have missed.
THE BIG STUFF:
Nintendo finally announced its new console this week. Once codenamed NX, Nintendo revealed that the console is called Nintendo Switch, and as rumored, it's a console/mobile hybrid. You can play it at home in a docking station or take it on the go to play wherever you want. We still have a bunch of unanswered questions, though, and Nintendo has not said anything about price. Nintendo Switch comes out in March.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is finally official. After years of waiting and lots of rumors, Rockstar Games this week officially confirmed the western, slating it for a fall 2017 release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The first trailer has also been released–and it looks gorgeous.
Here's a cool new video in which Final Fantasy XV's voice actors discuss the process of lending their voices to the long-awaited RPG.
The professional gaming squad Team Dignitas announced this week that Jonathan Kemp, a video game industry veteran who worked on Tomb Raider, is joining the team as its new CEO. As announced previously, the NBA's Philadelphia Sixers own Team Dignitas.
Star Wars Rogue One's lead, Jyn Erso, will be played by three different actresses, according to Mads Mikkelsen, who plays her father in the movie. There will be a young Jyn, a teenage Jyn, and then an adult Jyn. The younger Jyns will show up in flashback sequences, presumably. Read the full GQ interview here.
Double Fine and iam8bit announced the fourth annual Day of the Devs event this week. It's a "festival that brings together the gaming community to celebrate the indie games that inspire and delight fans of all ages." Some of the games playable at the event this year include Knights and Bikes, Moblets, and Yooka Laylee. There will also be food trucks, art exhibits, and musical performances. The event takes place on Saturday, November 5 in San Francisco. Learn more about it here.
Here's something pretty cool. The live-action/CG movie Space Jam is coming back to theaters–but only for two days in November. Get all the details here at Cartoon Brew.
A Candy Crush TV show is on the way. CBS, which owns GameSpot, has announced it's working with Lionsgate and King/Activision to produce a game show based on the popular mobile game.