Alien: Isolation Digital Series Announced With Trailer And It Releases Tomorrow

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Why wait for whatever Ridley Scott has planned next to dive back into the Alien franchise after 2017's Alien: Covenant? A new digital series is is coming soon--very soon--and will take viewers into the world of the Alien: Isolation video game from 2014.

The new series, which will debut on IGN on February 28, will present the cut scenes from the game as "a new animation experience to add additional layers to the story of Ellen Ripley's daughter." To achieve that, Fox has partnered with Reverse Engineering Studios and DVgroup to develop new scenes that, when combined with newly shot-and-edited first-person footage from the game and existing cut scenes, will create a complete story.

The Isolation game is set between the original Alien film and its 1986 sequel Aliens. In it, Amanda Ripley--daughter of Sigourney Weaver's Ellen--searches for a hint of her mother's whereabouts on a space station and comes face-to-face with the same kind of alien creature that plagues the rest of the franchise.

James Bond 25 Still Wants Rami Malek To Play Villain, Other Casting Details Revealed

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It has been rumoured for some time now that Mr. Robot star Rami Malek, who recently won an Oscar for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, would play the main villain in the upcoming 25th James Bond movie. Now, a report from Variety claims producers are still looking at Malek for the role, while the story also has other interesting casting details yet to be confirmed.

Starting with Malek, Variety's report says there is "renewed interest" in hiring Malek to play the villain. Previously it was thought that Malek may not be able to play the part due to scheduling conflicts related to shooting the final season of Mr. Robot. Producers have reportedly met with other actors to play the role, but Malek has always been the top choice, apparently. The report doesn't say what other actors may be in consideration for the role.

Outside of the villain casting, the Variety report says producers are searching to fill three more roles, two of which are expected to be played by women. One is a new MI6 agent and the other is a friend to James Bond not unlike Olga Kurylenko's character in Quantum of Solace. Variety reported that producers are going through "chemistry reads" with James Bond actor Daniel Craig to find the best actresses to play the roles. "These two characters will spend the most amount of time with him on screen," the report said.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Renewed For 7th Season

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NBC's police comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine has been renewed for a seventh season. The network announced today that the show is coming back for new episodes to air in the 2019-2020 season.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine originally aired on Fox. It was canceled in 2018, and it took NBC only a matter of hours to pick up the show for a sixth season. The seventh will be the second season on NBC.

"It's been one of our great joys as a network to give Brooklyn Nine-Nine a second life," NBC Entertainment scripted programming executives Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta said in a statement (via The Hollywood Reporter). "Cheers to [executive producers] Dan Goor, Mike Schur, Luke Del Tredici and David Miner, and our amazing cast and crew who each week turn New York's finest into New York's funniest."

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Renewed For 7th Season, See The Cast React To The News

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NBC's police comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine has been renewed for a seventh season. The network announced today that the show is coming back for new episodes to air in the 2019-2020 season.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine originally aired on Fox. It was canceled in 2018, and it took NBC only a matter of hours to pick up the show for a sixth season. The seventh will be the second season on NBC. Here's a video of the moment that NBC informed the cast of the renewal order:

In true #Brooklyn99 fashion, we waited 9 seconds to tell them the good news.

When Does Fortnite Season 8 Start? Downtime Begins

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We're only a few hours away from the start of Fortnite Season 8. The new season of Epic's hit battle royale game kicks off across all platforms today, Thursday, February 28. Downtime has begun, but Epic hasn't specified how long it will last.

However, the developer did notes that the patch size "will be larger than normal updates." This shouldn't come as much of a surprise, as the start of every season introduces a load of new cosmetics to unlock as well as some other big changes; Season 7, for instance, added a snow biome to the map and the game's first plane vehicle, the Stormwing.

As for what players can expect from Season 8, we know it will have a pirate theme. Epic revealed the theme in a series of teasers in shared leading up to the start of the new season, which referenced treasure and "those who arrive on the waves." The fourth and final teaser shows off a banana man, which could be one of the new skins players can unlock in the new season. When all the teaser images are combined, they form a skull and volcano.

Fortnite Season 8 Downtime Begins

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The start of Fortnite Season 8 is imminent. The new season of Epic's hit battle royale game kicks off across all platforms today, Thursday, February 28. Downtime has begun, but Epic hasn't specified how long it will last.

However, the developer did notes that the patch size "will be larger than normal updates." This shouldn't come as much of a surprise, as the start of every season introduces a load of new cosmetics to unlock as well as some other big changes; Season 7, for instance, added a snow biome to the map and the game's first plane vehicle, the Stormwing.

As for what players can expect from Season 8, we know it will have a pirate theme. Epic revealed the theme in a series of teasers in shared leading up to the start of the new season, which referenced treasure and "those who arrive on the waves." The fourth and final teaser shows off a banana man, which could be one of the new skins players can unlock in the new season. When all the teaser images are combined, they form a skull and volcano.

When Does Fortnite Season 8 Start? Downtime Set For Thursday

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We're only a few hours away from the start of Fortnite Season 8. The new season of Epic's hit battle royale game kicks off across all platforms on Thursday, February 28, with downtime set to begin at 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT / 8 PM AET, the developer confirmed on Twitter.

Epic hasn't specified how long tomorrow's downtime will last, but the developer notes that the patch size "will be larger than normal updates." This shouldn't come as much of a surprise, as the start of every season introduces a load of new cosmetics to unlock as well as some other big changes; Season 7, for instance, added a snow biome to the map and the game's first plane vehicle, the Stormwing.

As for what players can expect from Season 8, we know it will have a pirate theme. Epic revealed the theme in a series of teasers in shared leading up to the start of the new season, which referenced treasure and "those who arrive on the waves." The fourth and final teaser shows off a banana man, which could be one of the new skins players can unlock in the new season. When all the teaser images are combined, they form a skull and volcano.

Just Cause Dev Founder And CEO Leaving

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Christofer Sundberg, the founder of Just Cause developer Avalanche Studios, is leaving the company after he started it 16 years ago. He announced the news on Twitter, confirming he'll officially exit the company at the end of April. Sundberg also served as Avalanche's chief creative officer.

Sundberg was the creative director on the first Just Cause, a high-octane open-world game that would go on to release three sequels, the most recent of which was December's Just Cause 4. Sundberg also oversaw Avalanche's other projects such as Mad Max. Avalanche's latest game is Rage 2, which it is co-developing with id Software. It comes out in May, just after Sundberg's exit.

I just announced to the team here at #AvalancheStudios that I will be leaving the company at the end of April. The studio I founded in my kitchen, built, ran and loved for 16 years, working together with fantastic individuals and teams.

Jedi Fallen Order Will Be At Star Wars Celebration This April

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EA has announced that Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order will be at this year's Star Wars Celebration. This will be the first official showcase of the upcoming Respawn game, which is tentatively scheduled to launch this fall.

Star Wars Celebration is scheduled for April 11-15, and, according to The Star Wars Show, the Jedi Fallen Order reveal will occur on Saturday, April 13 during a "special panel" that will "feature a discussion of never before heard details ahead of the game's fall 2019 release date." Set between the events of Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, Jedi Fallen Order has you play as a Jedi Padawan who survived Order 66. We don't know much else about Jedi Fallen Order, but there's plenty we want from the game.

In other Star Wars game news, The Chosen One update went live in Battlefront II today, which added Anakin Skywalker as a playable Hero. Anakin represents the final major piece of the series of Clone Wars updates planned for Battlefront II, which also added Obi-Wan Kenobi, General Grievous, and Count Dooku, as well as a Geonosis multiplayer map. Certain lines of dialogue from the new characters imply that some female Heroes, like Ahsoka and Padme, might be the next stage of post-launch content for the game.