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All Star Cast Joins Ratchet & Clank Movie

Sony has announced that John Goodman, Sylvester Stalone, Bella Thorne, & others have joined the cast of the Ratchet & Clank movie

“Video game movie” is a phrase that can make gamers everywhere cringe in horror and cry out to leave their favorite gaming series off the big screen. Anyone who has seen just a small part of the Super Mario Bros. or Bloodrayne movies can tell you game movies have never done well. That’s why it was no surprise that fans didn’t jump for joy when the Ratchet & Clank movie was announced by Sony. No one had faith that the universe hopping duo would receive a movie that did them justice.

Sony undeterred by fans worries set out determined to change people’s view of video game movies by hiring Rainmaker Entertainment and Blockade Entertainment. They promised to stay true to Ratchet & Clank’s art style and humor, even bringing in the original voice actors of the characters. A trailer for the movie proved that Sony was sticking to their promises but since then there’s been no more information put out; until today when Insomniac and Sony broke their silence.

Announcing that the Ratchet & Clank movie is still in development, and that familiar big name voices would be joining the movies cast. Sony released details that John Goodman (The Big Lebowski, Roseanne), Sylvester Stalone (Rocky, Rambo), Bella Thorne (Blended), Rosario Dawson (Sin City, Daredevil), and Paul Giamatti (Sideways, Shoot ’em Up) will all be adding their voices to the movie. Giamatti will be taking on the role of Chairman Drek (the main villain of the movie), Goodman will be playing Grimoth, Stallone is set to be Victor, Dawson as Elaris, and Thorne as Cora.

Sony has announced that John Goodman, Sylvester Stalone, Bella Thorne, & others have joined the cast of the Ratchet & Clank movie

Sony held back information on who these characters are and what role they’ll be playing so we’ll simply have to wait for a new trailer to learn more. Still, fans can be excited to hear that such an all star cast will be joining the original Ratchet & Clank voice actors James Arnold Taylor as Ratchet, David Kaye returning as Clank, Jim Ward again voicing the “great hero” Captain Quark, and most excitingly Armin Shimerman as Dr. Nefarious. Blockade CEO Brad Foxhoven is certainly excited to see the star studded cast join the movies ranks:

“We are honored and thrilled to have these actors join our cast. Their unique voices, and the level of humor and emotion they bring to their roles will help to create some endearing and memorable characters in the film.”

If the cast announcement wasn’t enough to get fans excited Sony also released new details about the movies plot and a 2016 release date. The story will follow Ratchet & Clank who have teamed up with a group known as the Galactic Rangers in order to stop the evil Chairman Drek from wiping out all the planets in the universe. It’s just too bad that no new trailer accompanied this announcement so that fans could get an idea of how it’s progressing. Gamers will still be hard pressed to believe that a game movie can ever be better than what they saw in the Heavenly Sword film.

Source: [highlight]IGN[/highlight]

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Skull and Bones Launch Causes Surge in Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag Gamers

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It’s intriguing to note that the launch of the long-awaited piracy simulator Skull and Bones has led to a notable increase in players returning to Ubisoft’s previous game, the pirate-themed Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.

PCGamesN gathered data from SteamDB and observed that on February 15, 2024, the day before Skull and Bones launched, approximately 971 players were simultaneously playing Black Flag. By the 16th, the figure had nearly doubled, hitting 1,662. By the 17th, the number had increased to 2600, and by the 18th, it reached 3,226. After a week of continuous gameplay, a new peak was achieved on the 26th, with 3,594 players online simultaneously. With the game’s peak hitting 16K a decade ago, it’s a fascinating illustration of how success can benefit everyone involved, pun intended.

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One can’t help but sympathize with developer Ubisoft Singapore in this situation. We thoroughly appreciated Skull and Bones after overcoming the initial comparison to Black Flag, which was a point of contention in our review. Ubisoft’s latest release faces a major challenge due to players’ existing expectations and a lack of clear direction for several years.

As an Epic Store exclusive, it’s challenging to gauge the performance of Skull and Bones, especially since console numbers have not been disclosed. Insider Gaming cites sources within the company who claim that 850,000 people have downloaded the game, with the eight-hour free trial that Ubisoft is offering contributing to this figure. It’s worth noting that the developers described the game as top-tier quality and were adamant about pricing it at $70.
Are you feeling inspired to revisit Black Flag after trying out Skull and Bones? What are your thoughts on Skull and Bones if you’ve had the opportunity to try it out? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

 

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Shibuya Action RPG REYNATIS Coming to PS5 first, with a later release on PS4 in the West later this year

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FuRyu’s Shibuya-based action RPG REYNATIS has sparked significant interest since its announcement for the PS5 and PS4 in Japan last week, with many eagerly awaiting news of a Western release. After the release of the full-length trailer this week, NIS America has stepped in as the publisher for North America and Europe.

While a specific release date hasn’t been announced yet, the company has confirmed that the game will include Japanese audio and English text upon its arrival in this region, along with a PC version being added. Fans will have to wait a little longer for the localized version of the upcoming adventure, which will feature several well-known Square Enix veterans.

“In search of liberation through power, the wizard Marin embarks on a journey to Shibuya, encountering Sari, a member of the MEA, a group committed to regulating wizards,” the description hints. Hide your magical abilities to blend in with the crowd and freely roam the city, engaging in various activities or missions. Alternatively, unleash your powerful skills to access hidden areas and confront any obstacles that cross your path.

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When Shadow of the Erdtree releases, I might stop fighting Malenia in Elden Ring Legend and focus on soloing her

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It’s astonishing that two years have passed since a standout Elden Ring player emerged victorious, solidifying their claim to the Elden Lord throne by engaging in repetitive ritual battles. The character known as Let Me Solo Her valiantly defeated the game’s toughest boss on behalf of players, earning legendary status in the gaming community.

Currently, LMSH is engaged in a battle against Malenia but is eagerly anticipating Shadow of the Erdtree as a potential opportunity to end the conflict. After the DLC was announced, IGN interviewed a player with extensive experience in Elden Ring, boasting over 1,200 hours of gameplay. They claim to have defeated Malenia thousands of times and even completed the game using a unique mod.

LMSH is eagerly anticipating Shadow of the Erdtree, expressing confidence in director Hidetaka Miyazaki’s ability to deliver another outstanding masterpiece for players to enjoy. The terrifying Messmer, who Miyazaki confirmed to be a significant character in the DLC and on par with other potent figures in the game, is the new enemy in LMSH, as depicted above. Could this be a new adversary for LMSH?

The upcoming DLC for Elden Ring, Shadow of the Erdtree, is highly anticipated and is set to release on June 21st for PS5 and PS4. Do you think LMSH will be able to progress? Or do you think they are destined to dance with Malenia forever? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

 

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