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Harry Potter and The Cursed Child, the eighth story of the Harry Potter franchise

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Yesterday just appeared the official poster of J.K. Rowling’s upcoming play “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”. The play is set to take place next summer at the Palace Theater in London’s West End. The play was officially announced last summer, and J.K. Rowling confirmed that the play will not be a prequel, it will actually be the next part of the Harry Potter franchise. On the author’s website, Pottermore, J.K Rowling revealed new information about the play and the fact that this will be the eighth part and the first one to be presented on stage.

“It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.”

The last part of the Harry Potter franchise, ended with Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) and Ginny Weasel (Bonnie Wright) taking their children James Sirius Potter and Albus Severus Potter to the train station for their first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. It is said that the play will feature over 30 characters . However, the cast will be announced at a later date. This is what the author, J.K. Rowling,  the writer, Jack Thorne and the director John Tiffany had to say about the upcoming play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child:

“It is very exciting to explore Harry’s world in a brand new way through the live form of theater. Collaborating on this story is exhilarating for all of us and we can’t wait to present the eighth story at the Palace Theater next summer.”

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will come to London’s West End in summer 2016. Tickets will be put on sale at 11 AM GMT on Wednesday October 28, and firstly will be available only for those who registered for priority booking. At 11 AM GMT Friday October 30, the tickets will be available for the general public as well. This is J.K. Rowling’s additional statement.

“The story only exists because the right group of people came together with a brilliant idea about how to present Harry Potter on stage. I’m confident that when audiences see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child they will understand why we chose to tell this story in this way.”

The news of the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play made me so excited that I would hop on a plane right now to thank J.K Rowling for this massive thing. If there is a play though, maybe there will be a book, even a movie. What do you think guys? Are you happy that the Harry Potter franchise is not over yet?

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Sources: Pottermore

Samantha is very interested in all the latest technological advancements and she loves to show it through her articles. You'll likely find her writing about one gadget or another, but she certainly doesn't shy away from science stuff either.

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Raiden, the famous shmup series, will come back as a twin-stick shooter on PS5, PS4, and PC

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Raiden has a long and interesting history as a vertical shooter in arcades. However, the series is going to get a Super Stardust HD makeover, which means it will switch to a twin-stick format. It comes out in Japan on October 31. There’s no word yet on when it will come out in the West, but we wouldn’t be surprised if it did.

A Gematsu translation of the game’s website says that the full version will have an arcade mode with up to six stages. There will also be an “Unlimited” option for people who want to be at the top of the rankings. It sounds like a pretty straightforward package in terms of what’s inside, but we think the action will be what makes it worth it.

There’s a trailer up top that should help you figure out what to expect. There are, however, different versions of Raiden 3, Raiden 4, and Raiden 5 that you can play right now on the PS5 and PS4, if you can’t wait for this game to come out in the West.

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Star Wars Outlaws gives you a deep dive into its huge PS5 open world

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The marketing for Star Wars Outlaws makes a big deal out of the fact that it is the “first” open-world Star Wars game, even though Star Wars Jedi: Survivor was already pretty much that. Still, Massive Entertainment, the company that made The Division 2, makes it all seem to work together smoothly, which is likely where the difference lies. Now, that open world is the subject of an IGN First video that goes into great detail about how the playable universe works and all the things you can do in it. See it up there.

Higher-ups at Massive Entertainment talk about how the game is meant to feel like a new cinematic story experience, even though it has no clear ending in the 21-minute video. The main missions will have hand-crafted set pieces that make it feel like Uncharted, and the open world will be huge and full of things to discover.

It’s official that you’ll have to clear a fog of war when you land on a new planet. This means that your map won’t be filled with icons right away; you’ll have to find places and quests on your own. In the deep dive, there are also more things to talk about when it comes to the loyalty system, your reputation, and your skills. You have chosen Star Wars: Outlaws as your second-most-anticipated game for the rest of 2024. It will be out on PS5 on August 30, 2024. It only lost to Astro Bot, which came out a week later.

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Bandai Namco and Nike designed Tekken 8 sneakers with tag-team designs

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Nike, the maker of high-quality shoes, is working with Bandai Namco, the company that makes the Tekken series, to make a pair of sneakers. The fun competition is part of the franchise’s 30th anniversary celebrations. You can get your own pair for $250 or the equivalent in your country, though they’ll probably be worth a lot more on the sneakerhead black market.

Two pairs of Tekken 8 x Nike Air Foamposite One Fist sneakers are set to come out in September 2024, according to shoe fan Sole Retriever (thanks, VGC). The designs are based on Kazuya and Jin, two main characters in the series. You can get them at Nike and some other stores. People who like hypebeasts and fighting games are likely to buy these quickly, so if you like Tekken and shoes that make people talk, you should probably act fast.

Should Bandai Namco and Nike work together? What do you think? Are you going to fight for your own pair? Make sure to take good care of your shoes and keep their value in the comments section below.

 

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