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

about X hours ago from
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.

Niantic Exec Teases Pokémon Go Legendaries For Summer

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Niantic Exec Teases Pokémon Go Legendaries For Summer

Although developer Niantic isn't doing as well by Pokémon Go as we'd like them to, they have been maintaining a steady drip of events going. Recently, we've had Water, Egg, and Adventure-themed events for the game. And it looks like this Summer is shaping up to host an even bigger event.

At this year's Webby Awards (where Pokémon Go won "Best Mobile Game" and four other awards), Niantic global product marketing lead Archit Bhargava chose his five-word acceptance speech (a custom for the Webbys) carefully: "This summer will be legendary."

Considering Legendaries like Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres are still missing in action, the wording is likely not coincidental. Pokémon Go players may finally have something to look forward to in the coming months.

Did You Know Gaming Tells The Origin Of Tingle

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Did You Know Gaming Tells The Origin Of Tingle

Tingle is one of the The Legend's of Zelda's most divisive characters. Some fans think he's a silly character created only to annoy players with his overpriced maps and grating personality, while others love his oafish and greedy nature.

Whether you love Tingle or hate him, Did You Know Gaming's dive into the character's origin, history, and various appearances is an interesting watch for Zelda fans. The video covers Tingle's origins as a mapmaker in Majora's mask, his extended presence in The Wind Waker, and even catalogs his history of non-canon spinoff games.

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Luxury Pokémon Watch Will Set You Back $258,000

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Luxury Pokémon Watch Will Set You Back $258,000

Last year, Swiss Watch maker Romain Jerome released a very expensive Pokémon watch. Featuring Pikachu on its face, made of high-quality parts, and limited to 20 sold, the watch retailed for $20,000. This year, RJ has decided to one-up itself.

Their new Pokémon-related tourbillon watch features several popular Pokémon (mostly from the first generation, but featuring a few from later ones), encased in a new shell. This one retails for $258,000. What makes the watch so valuable? According to RJ, "The dial, made entirely by hand, required hundreds of hours to create due to the numerous colours present which needed to be created and then hand-filled one by one." The oscillating weight on the back also has a little Pikachu on it, so that's at least another $5,000 (I assume).

That's a lot of cash, so I have to ask what the market is like for these kinds of high-end items. I'm sure someone is going to pick these up, but these high-value collectibles always make me think of what else one could buy for this much money.