Report: Writer Confirms More Dragon Age On The Way

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Report: Writer Confirms More Dragon Age On The Way

Dragon Age has been a successful franchise for BioWare, so it's not surprising that there's more in store for it. In a recent interview with Eurogamer, writer Alexis Kennedy, who created Sunless Sea and worked on the text-based browser game Dragon Age: The Last Court, confirmed he's working on something related to the franchise. If you've been following the creators on Twitter, this isn't a best-kept secret as many key team members have been teasing something is in the works.  

Kennedy is working on a project with Dragon Age creative director Mike Laidlaw and writer Patrick Weekes, but nothing has been revealed about what it is. In the interview, Kennedy confirmed he's indeed working on the franchise, telling Eurogamer, "What I can say is I have been given considerable autonomy to work on a storyline bit of lore which is well-segregated from other parts of the game. And yes, if you've seen a lot of my work before you will probably not be surprised by the choice of subject matter. It's familiar stuff." Kennedy also teased, "It's a bit of lore which has not been addressed much to date in Dragon Age."

This information led to speculation that this might be the next Dragon Age game, but Kennedy took to Twitter to say don't assume anything, which Laidlaw also supported.

No Grimoire Website For Destiny 2

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No Grimoire Website For Destiny 2

Committed lore enthusiasts know that the first Destiny had plenty of deep and complex science-fiction storytelling to uncover, but much of it was hidden away in Grimoire cards that could only be read in a separate online website. Bungie hopes to translate more of that narrative experience into the game proper with Destiny 2, and so there are no current plans for an expansion of the current site, or a new Grimoire website for this fall’s release. 

“There is no grimoire on the website in Destiny 2,” says project lead Mark Noseworthy in an interview with Game Informer. “But in no way is it our intent to get rid of deep lore in the game. We just want to put it in the game. We want to tell the story of the places. We really want to flesh out the story of the world. A lot of the stuff that was in the Grimoire before, we want just regular people to just play and encounter in the game. For instance, after playing for hours in the European Dead Zone, they can clearly tell you what happened there.” 

Red Dead Redemption 2 Delayed To Spring 2018

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Delayed To Spring 2018

Many gamers (and competing game companies) have been planning their fall schedules around the release of Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2. The follow-up to the wildly successful game was originally planned for a fall 2017 release, but Rockstar Games has just posted an article declaring that the game is coming in the spring of 2018. 

“We are very sorry for any disappointment this delay causes, but we are firm believers in delivering a game only when it is ready,” reads a statement from the developer. 

The announcement came along with several new screenshots that show off the game, which you can check out in the gallery below.  

Angry Birds Movie Sequel To Launch In 2019

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Angry Birds Movie Sequel To Launch In 2019

Last year, we were treated to an Angry Birds movie based off the popular video game franchise, with characters voiced by Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Maya Rudolph, and Sean Penn to name a few. The film was a huge success, scoring $350 million worldwide at the box office. Today, Rovio announced a sequel is on the way, as it once again joins forces with Columbia Pictures. 

Right now, Rovio is calling it Angry Birds Movie 2, and it's set to premiere on September 20, 2019 to coincide with the series' 10th anniversary. The film is being directed by Thurop Van Orman (The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, Adventure Time) and is being co-directed by John Rice (King of the Hill, Rick and Morty), who also worked as a lead storyboard artist on the first movie and directed the Angry Birds Hatchlings shorts. The screenplay is being written by Peter Ackerman, best known for his work on The Americans and Ice Age. Sony Pictures Imageworks will once again handle the animation. 

More details should surface in time. The first movie, a prequel to the video game series, had a lot of comedic talent, so it will be interesting to see who comes back and what new talent signs on for the sequel. 

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Hits Switch This Fall

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Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Hits Switch This Fall

Dragon Ball fans, rejoice! Bandai Namco announced on its official Twitter plans to bring Xenoverse 2 to Switch this fall. The fighting role-playing game previously launched on PS4, Xbox One, and PC this past October. The Switch version features ad-hoc play, motion controls, and two-player battles on one system with each using a Joy-Con to duel it out.

Xenoverse 2 hosted a number of small improvements, but its biggest and best addition was a hub city called Conton City, which let you find unlockables and hang out with other players. As Kyle Hilliard wrote in his review, "The addition of Conton City alone makes Xenoverse 2 an improved sequel. Running (and later flying) around its large space with other Dragon Ball Z fans is fun, and walking up to familiar characters to learn their iconic super moves makes seeking out everyone worthwhile."

Bandai Namco didn't reveal any details beyond those brief ones, such as if the Switch version would include the DLC add-on packs that added new characters, quests, and moves. 

Welcome The Summer 2107 Game Informer Interns

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Welcome The Summer 2107 Game Informer Interns

We know that it's not technically summer, even though things are starting to warm up again outside. That isn't stopping us from calling our next crew of interns the Summer 2017 group – so back off. You'll be seeing their bylines a lot on the site over the coming months, so we want to introduce you to our three latest interns. They'll be covering news, gamer culture, and more as they built up their portfolios.

These three young writers come from a variety of places across the country, but they all have one thing in common: Surprisingly enough, it's video games. Fortunately for everyone involved, we're kind of into those things, too. We're still getting them acquainted with our site and how we do what we do at Game Informer, but we wanted to give you all a quick introduction before they begin in earnest.

Without further ado, meet Douglas DeLong, Jared Koncsol, and Craig Taylor. In addition to writing news, features, and previews for us, they'll be popping up in comments and across the site. Be sure and give them a warm welcome! 

Welcome The Summer 2017 Game Informer Interns

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Welcome The Summer 2017 Game Informer Interns

We know that it's not technically summer, even though things are starting to warm up again outside. That isn't stopping us from calling our next crew of interns the Summer 2017 group – so back off. You'll be seeing their bylines a lot on the site over the coming months, so we want to introduce you to our three latest interns. They'll be covering news, gamer culture, and more as they built up their portfolios.

These three young writers come from a variety of places across the country, but they all have one thing in common: Surprisingly enough, it's video games. Fortunately for everyone involved, we're kind of into those things, too. We're still getting them acquainted with our site and how we do what we do at Game Informer, but we wanted to give you all a quick introduction before they begin in earnest.

Without further ado, meet Douglas DeLong, Jared Koncsol, and Craig Taylor. In addition to writing news, features, and previews for us, they'll be popping up in comments and across the site. Be sure and give them a warm welcome! 

Report: Spider-Man Homecoming's Tom Holland To Star In Uncharted Prequel Movie

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Report: Spider-Man Homecoming's Tom Holland To Star In Uncharted Prequel Movie

The Uncharted movie has been in development for years now, with information trickling out here and there. Last we heard, Neil Druckmann confirmed that Naughty Dog hadn't seen the script and didn't know anything about the film, so he couldn't speak to its tone or anything. News today suggests that the movie is one step closer to becoming a reality with the announcement of its leading man. Deadline reports that Tom Holland, who's starring as Peter Parker in Spider-Man: Homecoming out this July, will play the iconic role of Nathan Drake. 

Deadline reveals that the movie has been "redrafted as a prequel" to the video game series, so a younger actor like Holland makes sense for the role. The film is said to take inspiration from a sequence in Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, where young Drake meets mentor Sully for the first time. The story centers on Drake in his early days as he grows into a treasure hunter. Shawn Levy, who was behind the camera for the Night at the Museum movies and for a few episodes of Stranger Things, is directing the film. 

With this news, it looks like the film has once again been reenvisioned, so here's hoping it's on the right track this time.

Far Cry 5 Teaser Possibly Reveals Setting

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Far Cry 5 Teaser Possibly Reveals Setting

Ubisoft dropped a brief trailer today for Far Cry 5 that might just show off where the series is heading next. The answer? America apparently.

The teaser is about 30 seconds long and showcases a beautiful view of a river in Hope County, Montana. The majestic view is quickly marred by the sight of a corpse making its way downriver. You can watch the whole trailer here:

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The Resident Evil Movie Series Is Getting A Reboot

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The Resident Evil Movie Series Is Getting A Reboot

Although the latest Resident Evil live-action film was titled The Final Chapter, it won't be the end of the series' time in theaters.

Variety reports that Constantin Film (the company behind the current series) will reboot the franchise with another film, though the company hasn't shared details regarding the film's director, stars, or whether it would fit in with the rest of the series. Previous films were directed by Paul W.S. Anderson and starred Mila Jovovich, both of who were hyping up The Final Chapter as just that before its release.

This should not be confused with Resident Evil: Vendetta, which is part of the CG film series and more closely ties into timeline of the video games.