Actress Teases Existence Of Horizon Zero Dawn Sequel

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Actress Teases Existence Of Horizon Zero Dawn Sequel

When Horizon Zero Dawn released a few years ago in 2017, the new IP from the makers of Killzone shocked and delighted players to the tune of 10 million copies. It would be absolutely no surprise to find out that the game is getting a sequel and thus it's absolutely no surprise to hear it be teased through one of the actresses involved in the first game.

According to a post on Reddit, a fan at the Star Wars Celebration talked to actress Janina Gavankar, who most players might remember the protagonist of Star Wars: Battlefront II's single-player campaign. Gavankar also played the character Tatai in Horizon's Frozen Wilds DLC, which prompted the fan to thank her for getting them into the game by talking about it.

“Just wait until you see the sequel,” Gavankar replied in a now removed Twitch clip. “You’re gonna die. I know some secrets. You’re gonna die.” The clip is mirrored here.

Weekend Warrior – Baba Is Winter Is Coming

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Weekend Warrior – Baba Is Winter Is Coming

In the spirit of Game of Thrones' return, winter is coming to Minnesota one last time. We will be using that as an excuse to hole up and play some games this weekend! There will be a lot of The Division 2 going on, but a smattering of other games in there for good measure.

There's also going to be lots of Star Wars talk this weekend. We already got the new movie trailer, and a tease of Respawn's Fallen Order with more to come. There's a lot happening. What are you getting up to? You excited to see which of your favorite characters is going to bite the dust in Game of Thrones? You going to play cool video games and forget television exists? Let us know in the comments! Please.

Andrew Reiner (@Andrew_Reiner) – Do I really need to say anything? STAR WARS! ALL. WEEKEND. LONG. Also, that Episode IX trailer is ridiculously cool. Can’t wait!

Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order Is A Single-Player Game With No Microtransactions

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Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order Is A Single-Player Game With No Microtransactions

Lucasfilm's The Star Wars Show is broadcasting live from a stage set in the heart of Star Wars Celebration, and is delivering exclusive one-on-one interviews with the cast of Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker, the creators of Vader Immortal, and Respawn's CEO Vince Zampella, who will likely be on in the day's ahead as well when he has more to share about Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order.

Zampella didn't want to reveal much ahead of the game's official reveal (tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. CT), but did light up the crowd by saying "It's a single-player story with no multiplayer and no microtransactions. It's a story game." The "no microtranactions line" brought a big cheer. Jedi: Fallen Order is set in the dark times shortly after Emperor Palpatine initiated Order 66 – his command to wipe out all of the Jedi.

We'll have complete coverage of Jedi: Fallen Order as the panel unfolds tomorrow. You can see Zampella on The Star Wars Show below at the 3:07:43 mark:

J.J. Abrams Confirms A Character's Unexpected Return For Star Wars: Episode IX

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J.J. Abrams Confirms A Character's Unexpected Return For Star Wars: Episode IX

Today Lucasfilm released the first trailer for Star Wars: Episode IX (AKA The Rise Of Skywalker) and with it fans are already a flutter, with theories and rumors sweeping across Twitter, Facebook, and Reddit. However, J.J. Abrams has already uncharacteristically confirmed one of those theories hinted at in the trailer. If you want to go into Episode IX absolutely blind, turn back now. We're jumping into spoiler space, friends.

Okay. So, at the end of this teaser, the familiar, spine-tingling cackle of Ian McDiarmid's Emperor Palpatine can be heard. Abrams has confirmed that the voice is indeed Ian McDiarmid and that Palpatine is returning in The Rise Of Skywalker. Empire Magazine digital editor-in-chief got the confirmation from J.J. Abrams himself:

In case there’s any lingering ambiguity from the trailer (and McDiarmid’s appearance at the panel!), I can 100% confirm that Palpatine is back in The Rise Of Skywalker as I just asked JJ. He’s thrilled - and slightly incredulous- that McDiarmid’s presence on set didn’t leak. pic.twitter.com/qDzPQagXSW

Alicia Vikander Likely To Return For Next Tomb Raider Movie

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Alicia Vikander Likely To Return For Next Tomb Raider Movie

Much like the video game series of the same name, the Tomb Raider movies also got their own reboot last year in the form of an Alicia Vikander-lead film that covers much the same ground as the game reboot. Both the movie and the game told the origin of Lara Croft before she came the eponymous Tomb Raider and it looks like the movie will be getting its own sequel, too.

MGM and Warner Bros. have given the go-ahead to Amy Jump to write a script, according to Deadline. Jump has shown her script to Vikander, who apparently liked it. It is likely that Vikander will go ahead and reprise her role as Lara Croft in a sequel.

If the second movie hews as close to the reboot games as the first one did, then it will likely follow the Rise of the Tomb Raider. That 2015 title had Lara dealing with the events of the first game emotionally and eventually searching for a long-hidden key to immortality in a hidden-away village. Considering the last movie ended on a bit of a cliffhanger revelation, a sequel will likely deal directly with that, as well.

Mortal Kombat 11 Has A Way To Buy Cosmetic Items With Real Money

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Mortal Kombat 11 Has A Way To Buy Cosmetic Items With Real Money

NetherRealm Studios has announced that while Mortal Kombat 11 contains no "pay-to-win" aspects, players will be able to purchase cosmetic items with real money.

On this week's "Kombat Kast" (a regular Mortal Kombat 11 livestream from NetherRealm showing off characters for Mortal Kombat 11), producer Shaun Himmerick announced an in-game currency called "time crystals," purchased with real money, that lets you directly purchase skins, pieces of gear, intro and victory animations, easy fatalities (a consumable that simplify the inputs for fatalities), and other cosmetic items.

You won't be able to buy anything that alters your characters actual combat prowess or moves, however, such as custom moves or augments (which are the stat modifiers you plug into gear), as well as the consumable power-ups you can use in the Towers of Time mode. NetherRealm has stated in the past they're open to adding additional moves post-launch as DLC, though if they were implemented, they'd likely be free.

Disney Will Take A Hiatus On Star Wars Movies After This Year

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Disney Will Take A Hiatus On Star Wars Movies After This Year

If you're a fan of Star Wars, then you probably have opinions about the frequency of the movies after Disney purchased the property. Starting with The Force Awakens, there has been a Star Wars movie every single year. A lot of people suspected this would continue into the foreseeable future, but Disney president Bob Iger says that Episode IX, now named Rise of the Skywalker, will be the last one for a while.

Speaking to Bloomberg after yesterday's Disney Investor's conference, Iger expressed that the annual structure for Star Wars isn't a long-term strategy.

“We will take a pause, some time, and reset,” Iger said, “because the Skywalker saga comes to an end with this ninth movie. There will be other Star Wars movies, but there will be a bit of a hiatus.”

Lego Introduces A New Tantive IV Set At Star Wars Celebration

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Lego Introduces A New Tantive IV Set At Star Wars Celebration

Lego is celebrating 20 years of making Star Wars sets with a unique line of product based on Star Wars: A New Hope. This commemorative line received an unexpected edition at Star Wars Celebration: the Tantive IV, a 1,768-piece set that comes with five minifigures. Lego says it will hit retail stands on May 3 for roughly $200.

This rebel frigate comes with the figures you would expect: Princess Leia, R2-D2, C-3PO, Captain Antilles, a rebel trooper, and one you wouldn't expect, Bail Organa (yes, Jimmy Smits). The ship opens up to reveal an interior, cargo hold, escape pods, and gun turrets. You can take a look at all of these pieces in the image gallery below:

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Datamining Suggests Thanos Event Will Return To Fortnite

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Datamining Suggests Thanos Event Will Return To Fortnite

Last year, Thanos made an appearance in a special Fortnite battle royale mode that let players turn into the snappy Avengers villain. The mode came about when Avengers: Infinity War directors the Russo brothers, who were big fans of Fortnite, ended up speaking to people at Epic and the two parties agreed a Thanos mode would be pretty cool. Now it looks like we'll be seeing a return of the mode, according to some recent datamining.

New Kill Feed messages (1st image) and new Death Feed messages (2nd image)
"unleashed an inferno on" sounds interesting...#fortnite pic.twitter.com/ROZnzTfLXo

One of the new death messages reads "[PlayerName} yielded to the POWER of Thanos ({Killer})," indicating that the mode that allowed players to turn into Thanos and wreak havoc across the battlefield will be coming back. The previous version had to be rebalanced immediately after being reintroduced, so presumably Epic is taking a softer hand to how powerful Thanos is this time.

The Force Is Strong In Star Wars: Episode IX's First Trailer

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The Force Is Strong In Star Wars: Episode IX's First Trailer

It feels like we've been waiting forever for a first look at Star Wars: Episode IX. Lucasfilm has been unusually quiet with its flagship franchise following the disappointing box office haul for Solo: A Star Wars Story. Like many Star Wars films these days, Episode IX's development was rocked by Lucasfilm parting ways with writer and director Colin Trevorrow in the scripting stages, and ended up going back to J.J. Abrams to complete this episode, which just happens to be the conclusion of the Skywalker saga. Abrams brought in Oscar-winning writer Chris Terrio (Argo, Batman v Superman) to help piece this story together. Abrams worked with Lawrence Kasdan (The Empire Strikes Back) on The Force Awakens.

At this year's Star Wars Celebration, and in front of a roaring crowd in Chicago's McCormick Place, Abrams finally pulled the curtain back to show what he and his team at Lucasfilm have been working on. The panel began with a surprise: Stephen Colbert ran out as the host and opened with a barrage of Star Wars jokes, saying he just flew in from Dagobah, or did he, he may just be a Force projection.

Abrams and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy took the stage next, and hyped up the movie in a big way. Kennedy saying that Abrams cares about Star Wars "more than anybody."