‘Stranger Things 3: The Game’ Announced at Game Awards 2018

Stranger Things is well-known for promoting 80s nostalgia among those who lived through the decade (and those who wish they did) that brought us Dungeons & Dragons, ET, and coin-operated video games.  Further channeling this mania, creators Matt and Ross Duffer announced a game tie-in for the upcoming third season of Netflix’s hit show at the Game Awards 2018 on Thursday.

Though the Duffer brothers didn’t reveal much about what can be expected from the game, they did say it’s a classic 16-bit inspired game that takes place during the third season.  There is currently no release date for the game or what platforms the game will be featured on, but look for more information to be announced before Stranger Things Season Three debuts next summer.

Check out the trailer below from the official @NXOnNetflix page.

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Johannes Roberts to Helm ‘Resident Evil’

Prepare to enter Raccoon City once again as Variety is reporting that Johannes Roberts will be writing and directing the Resident Evil reboot. Constantin Film has been geared up to reboot the franchise since May of 2017 as they confirmed the choice with Variety at the Cannes Film Festival.

Roberts is the director behind 47 Meters Down and The Strangers: Prey at Night. Released on June 16, 2017 in the United States, 47 Meters Down follows two sisters whose dream vacation quickly turns into a nightmare. A sequel, 47 Meters Down: The Next Chapter is slated for a June 2019 release.

Developed by Capcom the Resident Evil franchise was created by Shinji Mikami and Tokuro Fujiwara. The first game in the survival horror franchise was released on March 22, 1996 for PlayStation and was later ported to the Sega Saturn. The game follows Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine employees of the S.T.A.R.S. team as they fight for survival as they attempt to find their way out of a mansion which has been overtaken by zombies.

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‘The Last of Us’ Animator Tal Peleg Releases ‘Dante’s Redemption: Act 1’

Released by Visceral Games (closed as of October 2017), best known for the Dead Space series, their game  Dante’s Inferno is an action oriented take on the Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri, detailing Dante as a guilt ridden Crusader who slaughters the Grim Reaper to escape death, return home, and save his wife from Lucifer’s clutches. The game has […]

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‘Catlevania’ Executive Producer Developing Animated ‘Devil May Cry’ Series

Netflix’s Castlevania animated series wowed fans and critics alike with its impressive visuals and faithfulness to the source material. Now, executive producer Adi Shankar is hoping to capture lightning in a bottle again with an all-new animated series based on another popular Gothic video game: Devil May Cry!

Shankar broke the news in a recent interview with IGN, and he later followed up with an announcement post on Twitter:

In the IGN interview, Shankar confirmed that he personally acquired the rights to Devil May Cry. He also stated that Devil May Cry, “will join Castlevania in what we’re now calling the bootleg multiverse.” He did not elaborate on whether he intends to create a literal crossover between Castlevania– which is a property owned by Konami- and Capcom’s Devil May Cry, or if he meant that the two series would be interconnected stylistically. How an actual multiverse with crossover characters might work given the fact that the two franchises are owned by two different video game companies remains to be seen. What we do know is that Shankar knows the material well and he has a proven track record for creating faithful adaptations of this kind of material.

Shankar did not announce which streaming service Devil May Cry will debut on, but another Netflix deal would certainly improve the chances of a multiverse coming to fruition. Stay tuned to Horror News Network for complete coverage of this exciting new project as soon as it breaks!

 

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‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’ Recieves New Movie Script and HD Console Ports

Five Night's at Freddy's movie

When thinking of horror games, most will immediately consider huge titles such as Resident Evil, Silent Hill, Fatal Frame, Clocktower, and The Evil Within, but the genre owes much of its recent commercial success to the indie market, especially Scott Cawthon’s minimalist point-and-click series Five Nights At Freddy’s. Focusing on the already jarring and terrifying aesthetics of […]

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Netflix Moves Forward With Third Season of ‘Castlevania’

Just a week after Season 2 premiered on Netflix, Deadline is reporting that the streaming giant has ordered a 10-episode third season of the hit animated series.

The series follows Trevor Belmont as he tries to hunt down the nefarious Dracula and stop his killing spree. Joining Trevor on his quest is the sorceress Sypha Belnades and Alucard the dhampir son of Dracula.

The response to the series so far has been positive as review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes lists their “Tomatometer” for season 1 of the series at 79% while the audience score sits at 89% based on 991 ratings. Season 2 of Castlevania currently sports a 100% “Tomatometer” rating.

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First Image Revealed of Henry Cavill in ‘The Witcher’

Netflix delivered a Halloween treat to fans today by revealing the first look at Henry Cavill as Geralt in The Witcher.

Lauren Schmidt Hissrich (Daredevil, The Defenders) is set to adapt the series for Netflix.  Just three weeks ago we reported that Freya Allan and Anya Chalotra were added to the cast as Ciri and Yennefer respectively.

The Witcher series is based on the books by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski ,and follows the monster hunter Geralt of Rivia as he travels the countryside vanquishing creature that plague the land. The books have been a massive success, selling more than 33 million copies worldwide and have been adapted into comics, video games, and more.

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Layers of Fear 2 Trailer Unveils Horrors to Come

Layers of Fear

Fans of narrative-driven horror game Layers of Fear will be excited to hear that developer Bloober Team’s Project Melies, teased on August 15th, has been revealed to be Layers of Fear 2! The sequel’s setting is a cruise ship, so it seems that whether you’re trapped in a mansion or stranded at sea, your fears will find you […]

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Shooting Begins in Africa for Film Adaptation of Video Game ‘Monster Hunter’

The folks responsible for the Resident Evil film franchise are bringing a brand new video game to the big screen.  According to Deadline, principal photography has begun in both South Africa and Namibia on Monster Hunter, based on the wildly popular Capcom video game of the same name.  Sony arm Screen Gems will release the film nationally, with other companies handling the international distribution.

Paul W.S. Anderson, who previously worked on both the Resident Evil and Mortal Kombat film adaptations, will assume the writing and directing duties on Monster Hunter.  The star of those Resident Evil movies, Milla Jovovich, has already signed on to team up with Anderson again as the female heroine Artemis.  Joining Jovovich will be Hollywood heavyweight Ron Perlman (Hell Boy), rapper Tip ‘T.I.’ Harris, Tony Jaa (Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior) and Meagan Good (Saw V) among others.  Completing the Resident Evil circle on this project are producers Robert Kulzer and Jeremy Bolt, with several others also serving in that capacity.

Monster Hunter the game was released in 2004 for the Sony PlayStation 2 console.  The series enjoyed almost immediate success particularly in Asia, and became a hit in North America beginning in 2010 with the release of the third title (Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate) for the Nintendo 3DS.  In Monster Hunter, players take on the role of a hunter, tracking and killing large monsters across numerous and fantastic landscapes and environments.  Treasure and wealth are accumulated with each kill, allowing for upgrades on weaponry and abilities.  The game is available in both single and multi-player format.  As of early 2018, Capcom had sold more than 45 million copies in the franchise worldwide and are now available across all popular video game consoles.

The film will reportedly focus on the hunter Artemis (Jovovich) and her soldiers as they battle terrifying monsters and unflappable enemies in a race for survival.  Along the way they meet a stranger (Perlman) who may be able to aid in their war against the murderous monsters.

Monster Hunter is scheduled to be released domestically in 2019, though no specific date has yet been announced.  Keep tuned to HNN for more news on the Monster Hunter movie as it breaks!

 

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Freya Allan and Anya Chalotra Join the Cast of ‘The Witcher’

THR is reporting that Freya Allan and Anya Chalotra are the latest to join Netflix’s The Witcher series. Allan will assume the role of Ciri, an ashen-gray-haired princess of Cintra while Chalotra will step into the role of Yennefer, a sorceress and Geralt’s love interest.

In addition to the two major roles being announced today, Jodhi May, Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson, MyAnna Buring, and Adam Levy were amongst others that joined The Witcher.

Based on the books by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski, The Witcher focuses on Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter who travels the countryside earning money by destroying evil monsters that plague the land. The books have sold over 33 million copies worldwide and have been adapted into comics, video games, and more.

Last month we reported that Henry Cavill landed the lead role in the series as Geralt. Lauren Schmidt Hissrich will be adapting the series for Netflix.

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