Comic-Con 2018: Marvel Reveals Gameplay Trailer For Its New Card Game, Battle Lines

San Diego Comic-Con is here, and comics giant Marvel took the opportunity to show off a new trailer for its upcoming mobile collectible card game, Marvel Battle Lines from Nexon. The free-to-play game is set to release this year for iOS and Android.

While most of the trailer is devoted to a head-to-head street match between attractive 20-somethings, we do get a glimpse of the grid-based gameplay at the very end. You’ll build a deck of 12 cards from a collection of hundreds of Marvel heroes and villains, and play them on a 3×4 grid to create combos. You’ll start each turn with four cards in-hand, and then you can swap your cards, play an action card, or place a character into the field. From there it’s a matter of reducing your opponent’s health to zero to win.

Marvel Battle Lines will include PvP, along with a single-player campaign and original story written by Marvel writer Alex Irvine. Other single-player events will span the range of Marvel history, with retellings of classic stories from Marvel comics.

Pre-registering at the official site will get you an exclusive Dr. Strange card and 5,000 in-game gold when it launches later this year. Today’s announcement came also came with a large batch of new cards featuring some iconic heroes, and thanks to it being a comic company, it’s some of the prettiest card art around.

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from GameSpot https://www.gamespot.com/articles/comic-con-2018-marvel-reveals-gameplay-trailer-for/1100-6460545/

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Comic-Con 2018: Krypton — Everything We Know So Far

Krypton follows the story of Superman’s grandfather, Seg-El, long before Krypton is destroyed. Seg-El is trying to clear his name after the whole family is ostracized due to the actions of his own grandfather. After a grim conclusion to the first season, many fans are wondering how Krypton will turn things around. In preparation for Comic-Con 2018, we’re here to give you the skinny on everything we know about the upcoming second season.

What It’s About

Season 1 left a ton of unfinished storylines for Season 2 to follow. Seg and Brainiac are both in the Phantom Zone, Adam is trapped in one of Brainiac’s cities, which featured a concerning statue of Commander Dru-Zod, and Doomsday is on the loose–no big deal. So despite Syfy not releasing any major plot details, the Season 1 finale gives the writers plenty to work with.

Who’s Who

Crew

  • David S. Goyer is the show creator.
  • Cameron Welsh is the showrunner.
  • The show is executive produced by Welsh, David S. Goyer, and Damian Kindler.

Cast

  • Cameron Cuffe (Florence Foster Jenkins) plays Seg-El, and even though he got stuck in the Phantom Zone last season, we’re pretty sure he will come back for Season 2.
  • Georgina Campbell (Murdered by my Boyfriend) plays Lyta Zod, a military commander and Seg’s secret girlfriend.
  • Shaun Sipos (Texas Chainsaw 3D) plays Adam Strange, the man who warns Seg about Krypton’s impending doom.
  • Elliot Cowan (Lost in Austen) plays Daren-Vex, the chief Magistrate.
  • Ann Ogbomo (Wonder Woman) plays, the leader of Krypton’s military and Lyta’s mother.
  • Ian McElhinney (Game of Thrones) plays Val-El, Seg-El’s grandfather who discovered Krypton’s impending doom and was punished for it.

What’s Been Released So Far

So far a teaser for the show has been released which shows no footage from the upcoming season, but it does show the El family crest/Superman’s logo changing into the Zod family crest, which contradicts the established narrative for the future of Krypton. The show has always been very clear that this is an alternative storyline to the story of Krypton that we know, which means anything is possible for Season 2.

What We Want From Comic-Con

Syfy will have a Hall H panel and presentation for Krypton at Comic-Con on Saturday at 12 which will feature Cameron Welsh as well as many of the central cast members, including Cameron Cuffe, Ann Ogbomo, Wallis Day, and Shaun Sipos. No confirmation on a trailer yet, but we’re crossing our fingers. Krypton does not have an official release date for Season 2, but it’s set to open in the fall of 2019.

from GameSpot https://www.gamespot.com/articles/comic-con-2018-krypton-everything-we-know-so-far/1100-6460538/

Comic-Con 2018: Star Wars The Clone Wars Animated Series Is Back In New Trailer

In a huge surprise, Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series Season 7 was announced at San Diego Comic-Con. Fans got their first look at an older Anakin, Obi-Wan, Rex, and Ahsoka in a new SDCC trailer.

After being canceled on Cartoon Network in 2013, the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars returned for a final sixth season on Netflix in 2014. The sixth season was shorter than the five that proceeded it and left many of supervising director Dave Filoni’s stories unresolved. Several authors picked up those plot lines and wrote them into novels, such as Star Wars: Ahsoka Tano and Star Wars: Dark Disciple.

Based on the trailer, the seventh season seems to pick up close to the start of Revenge of the Sith. Anakin and Obi-Wan are called in to take a hologram call, only to see that it’s with Anakin’s former apprentice Ahsoka and Mandalorian warrior Bo-Katan Kryze. In the Ahsoka Tano novel, we learn that Anakin, Obi-Wan, and Ahsoka reunite for the first time since Ahsoka left the Jedi Order on Mandalore. There, the three, along with Clone Captain Rex and Commander Cody, fight in one of Star Wars’ most infamous battles: the Siege of Mandalore.

Near the end of the battle, Anakin and Obi-Wan are called away to return to Coruscant to rescue Chancellor Palpatine, kidnapped by General Grievous. The two Jedi leave Ahsoka behind and in charge of Anakin’s 501st Legion of clone troopers. It’s at this point that the three’s paths diverge, with Anakin and Obi-Wan’s rescue mission being the opening scene of Revenge of the Sith and Ahsoka’s solo command during the Siege of Mandalore being the opening scene of Star Wars: Ahsoka Tano.

Whether the season will entirely focus on the Siege of Mandalore, end on the battle, or start there and then focus on other conflicts that occurred during the opening hours of Revenge of the Sith is still a mystery. If possible, we’d love to see more of Ahsoka and what happens to her between Clone Wars and Rebels.

San Diego Comic-Con 2018 Coverage

from GameSpot https://www.gamespot.com/articles/comic-con-2018-star-wars-the-clone-wars-animated-s/1100-6460547/

Play A Free Chunk Of Hitman For A Limited Time On PS4, Xbox One, And PC

Perhaps you missed out on the 2016 game Hitman. Maybe you didn’t care for its episodic release schedule, or maybe you were waiting for the full game to come out the following year and let it slip by without playing it. Whatever the case, between now and July 31, you can play the game’s third episode, Marrakesh, for free on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The free version is called Hitman – Summer Pack, and you can find links to it in the various digital stores below.

Each episode of Hitman is a new self-contained level that acts as a sandbox in which your job is to commit creative assassinations. The third episode brings players to Marrakesh, Morocco, where they can play through “The Gilded Gage” campaign mission, complete eight Escalation Contracts, earn 20 levels of location mastery (including six weapon/gear unlocks), and complete more than 90 challenges. Any progress you make will carry through if you purchase the full game, but you will lose access to Episode 3 once July 31 rolls around.

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According to an IO Interactive blog post, “Offering two targets, the ‘Gilded Cage’ mission challenges players to eliminate private banker Claus Strandberg, held up inside the secure Swedish Consulate, and army General Reza Zaydan, protected by his elite squad of soldiers at a temporary headquarters in the heart of the city. Both targets will be challenging to reach and both will, of course, have some entertaining special moments attached to them that will allow players to dole out some poetic justice.”

Also included in the Summer Pack is the ICA Facility location, a training ground that essentially acts as a tutorial for the game. It includes a good deal of content on its own, with two story missions, two Escalation Contracts, and over 40 challenges.

From GameSpot’s Hitman review: “This 2016 take on Hitman is a brilliant game. Expansive level design and nearly unlimited replay value courtesy of so many routes to your assassinations (and so many methods with which to carry them out) make the experience almost completely different each and every time you play.”

At E3 2018, WB Games announced a sequel to Hitman, coming November 13. Unlike the original, it won’t be released episodically. You can pre-order Hitman 2 now.

from GameSpot https://www.gamespot.com/articles/play-a-free-chunk-of-hitman-for-a-limited-time-on-/1100-6460497/

Square Enix Sale: Final Fantasy, Tomb Raider, And More PC Games For Cheap

It’s a good time to be a PC gamer, because you can almost always find a sale going on somewhere. Right now on the Humble Store, Square Enix has dropped prices on its games by up to 85%. That means you can get great deals on series like Final Fantasy, Tomb Raider, Just Cause, and more. There’s no end date listed, so grab any games you want before they go back to normal price. Now let’s get into the specifics.

Final Fantasy fans can get just about every game in the series for half off right now. That brings Final Fantasy 36 down to $8 each, 7 and 8 are $6 each, and 9 and the remastered version of 10 and its sequel are $15. Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age is down to $25, while the chibi-filled World of Final Fantasy gets chopped to $20.

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The whole Tomb Raider series is on sale, going all the way back to the games from the ’90s. Early installments, including the original game, are just $2. If you want to get caught up on the recent installments before the next one arrives this fall, you can scoop up Tomb Raider for $5 and Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration for $20.

Other series, like Just Cause and Life is Strange, are on also sale, as are many of Square Enix’s one-offs like Murdered: Soul Suspect and the throwback RPGs I Am Setsuna and Lost Sphear. You can find the full list of the publisher’s deals here.

While you’re at the Humble Store, you can also assemble your very own bundle of Telltale games for a sizable discount. You can pick between three and five games to get between 75% and 80% off. Assemble your adventure game bundle here.

from GameSpot https://www.gamespot.com/articles/square-enix-sale-final-fantasy-tomb-raider-and-mor/1100-6460399/

Comic-Con 2018: Doctor Who Trailer, New Sonic Screwdriver Revealed At SDCC Panel

While the cast of Doctor Who remained tight-lipped about the upcoming season of the series, fans inside of Hall H for the Thursday panel did get one thing revealed to them, the Doctor’s new Sonic Screwdriver. Alongside the new trailer above, the Thirteenth Doctor, who will be played by Jodie Whittaker, showed off what she’ll be using during Season 11 to the packed hall.

Whittaker revealed the iconic sonic screwdriver during the panel and held it up for everyone to see–which you can check out for yourself below. It has a curve in the handle and has a red light on it. And yes, it makes the same classic sonic screwdriver sound we’re all accustomed to. Currently, it is for sale at the BBC Shop booth (4129).

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Showrunner Chris Chibnall discussed the new Sonic Screwdriver briefly, without giving too much away, as the newest season is shrouded in mystery. “There’s a very specific way the Doctor comes by this Sonic Screwdriver,” explained Chibnall. “It’s designed by our new production designer Arwel Jones…”

“Who is a genius,” producer Matt Strevens said. “You’d know him from Sherlock and the Sarah Jane Adventures. It’s made out of some interesting components, which you’ll find out about in Episode 1. There is a story to who the Doctor comes by this Sonic.”

Doctor Who will be coming back to BBC and BBC America this October. Stay tuned for more information about the upcoming season, including cast interviews throughout the weekend, along with more from SDCC.

San Diego Comic-Con 2018 Coverage

from GameSpot https://www.gamespot.com/articles/comic-con-2018-doctor-who-trailer-new-sonic-screwd/1100-6460548/