New Detective Pikachu Poster Is Hiding Lots Of Pokemon, Including Mewtwo

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New Detective Pikachu Poster Is Hiding Lots Of Pokemon, Including Mewtwo

Warner Bros. and The Pokemon Company have shared a new trailer for Detective Pikachu, the upcoming live-action movie based on the game of the same name. Alongside it, the companies have revealed a new Detective Pikachu movie poster, which contains a ton of subtle references and Easter eggs for eagle-eyed fans to spot.

Just as the trailer, the poster features a number of new Pokemon that hadn't previously been seen in the movie. The most obvious are the two Aipom hanging out on the Detective Pikachu logo, but you can also spot Treecko and Loudred by the neon signs in the lower lefthand corner of the poster. Even further below, you can see Snorlax, in typical fashion, in the middle of the street blocking traffic.

Most interesting, however, is Mewtwo. The Legendary Psychic Pokemon appears toward the end of the new trailer, and it can be spotted in the distance standing atop the farthest building to the left. Just what Mewtwo's role in the film will be remains a mystery, but the Legendary Pokemon also played a major part in the Detective Pikachu game.

This Week's PS4 Deals Include Far Cry New Dawn, Red Dead 2, GTA 5 (US Only)

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In this week's PlayStation 4 deals, the Critics Choice sale continues, offering discounts on games that are critically acclaimed, like Red Dead Redemption 2, Divinity: Original Sin 2, Battlefield V, and Grand Theft Auto V. Bandai Namco's sale is still ongoing as well, offering to chance to snag anime-inspired games like Dragon Ball FighterZ, Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker, and Digimon World: Next Order.

For PlayStation Plus members, you have dozens of great games to choose from at low prices. Hollow Knight: Voidheart Edition, Just Cause 4, Yakuza Kiwami 2, and many more are listed as PS Plus Specials right now if you want to play them.

There are also plenty of other discounted games in the PlayStation story right now. Here are the highlights:

Avengers: Endgame: Every Character We Know Is In The Infinity War Sequel

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Avengers: Endgame: Every Character We Know Is In The Infinity War Sequel

Who's coming back to finish the fight?

The universe may have been literally cut in half thanks to Thanos and the Infinity Gauntlet at the end of Avengers: Infinity War, but there are still plenty of heroes in the MCU to continue the fight in Avengers: Endgame--at least, we certainly hope. From Captain Marvel's long awaited arrival to the small group of Snap-surviving Avengers, Endgame's roster of confirmed characters is composed of some of Marvel's most tenacious characters, which is a good thing considering what they're going up against.

Besides the obvious familiar faces we've spotted in trailers and promotional images, we've also taken the time to gather up some of the most likely returns (yes, even characters who "died" have a chance to come back--this is a superhero story after all). Some may be more far fetched than others, but we're nothing if not full of hope. And anxiety--lots and lots of anxiety.

Thankfully, the wait for Endgame is nearly over--April 26 is just around the corner--so take a moment to brush up on who's who in the massive cast.

The Haunting of Hill House Season 2: Everything We Know So Far

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The Haunting of Hill House Season 2: Everything We Know So Far


For many, The Haunting of Hill House was one of 2018's best new shows. The horror drama was an adaptation of Shirley Jackson's classic 1959 novel and across ten hours, delivered a story that was scary, dramatic, and moving in equal measure. It was written and directed by Mike Flanagan, who previous helmed the Stephen King adaptation Gerard’s Game for the streaming giant, and featured a fantastic ensemble cast that included Timothy Hutton, Carla Gugino, Henry Thomas, and Kate Siegel.

As well as serious scares, dazzling direction, and powerful acting, the show also had a definite ending. The story of the Crane family and their experiences with the haunted house of the title spanned more than 20 years and reached a powerful conclusion, closing the story in a highly satisfying way. As Flanagan said: "I think we tied up all of those threads exactly how they should be."

But while the story of Hill House is over, there are plenty more haunted houses out there. Last week, Netflix confirmed that a second season--titled The Haunting of Bly Manor--will be released in 2020. This will be an entirely separate story that takes inspiration from another literary classic--Henry James's The Turn of the Screw. While specific details are, unsurprisingly, unknown, we do know a few things about this new show. So here's everything we know so far about The Haunting of Bly Manor...

Detective Pikachu Trailer 2: All The New Pokemon

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Detective Pikachu Trailer 2: All The New Pokemon


There's another new trailer for Detective Pikachu, and like those that have come before it, this one is full of cartoon Pokemon rendered in realistic detail--and they're largely amazing, incredibly strange, and vaguely terrifying. Pikachu might be cute and fuzzy, but then there are others that are not so endearing--like Lickitung.

The new Detective Pikachu trailer drops amid ahead of a bunch of other Pokemon-related happenings, honoring Pokemon's 23rd anniversary. Today is the start of Pokemon Go's Pokemon Day event, which stretches February 26-28, and will introduce shiny versions of Pidgey and Rattata to the game. There's also a Pokemon Direct on February 27 that looks set to bring news about upcoming Pokemon games.

We've dug through the latest trailer to pick out all the new Pokemon hidden in Ryme City, and there are quite a few. Some are cute, some are weird, and some definitely seem like they'd be too dangerous to just let walk around your town. Check them out below, and let us know in the comments if you've spotted any we missed.

You should also check out our rundown of all the Pokemon hidden in the first Detective Pikachu trailer, because there are a lot of them.

Cuphead Gets A New Artbook In "The Art Of Cuphead"

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Cuphead Gets A New Artbook In

Plenty of video games have had distinctive art styles but few have managed to soar quite as high as Cuphead, the vintage cartoon inspired run-and-gun that took the world by storm back in 2017--and fans are going to have a chance to relive all that visual magic this coming October.

From Dark Horse Comics and Studio MDHR, Cuphead is getting a brand new, oversized, 160-page art book full of early concepts, hand drawn frames, and retro designs as Cuphead and his pal Mugman worked to reclaim their souls from the devil. And that's not all--the game's stunning artwork will be accompanied by commentary and insight from game directors Chad and Jared Moldenhauer.

In our review, we cited Cuphead's art as a major asset of the challenging side-scrolling game. "But difficult battles only tell half of the story. Cuphead's 1930s cartoon aesthetic is endlessly charming, popping with color and expression unlike anything seen at this scale in a video game before. The sheer variety of characters and settings yields consistent delight as you go from one stage to the next, with everything bearing the telltale signs of grainy '30s film and rudimentary production techniques. Cel-shading means something to a lot of people, but Cuphead truly re-creates the look of hand-drawn cel animation."

Pokemon Nintendo Direct: Start Time, Watch It Here

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Just a few weeks after Nintendo's big February 2019 Direct, the company has announced another presentation, this one focusing entirely on Pokemon. The broadcast will air on the series' anniversary, February 27, and it promises to offer exciting "new information" that fans "don't want to miss."

The presentation is scheduled to begin at 6 AM PT / 9 AM ET / 2 PM GMT (1 AM AET on February 28) and will provide "roughly seven minutes of new information." As usual, Nintendo will host the stream on its website, YouTube, and Twitch channels, but you'll also be able to tune in right here on GameSpot via the video below.

As for what we can expect, Nintendo hasn't revealed any details about what will be discussed during the broadcast, although fans are hopeful this will offer our first glimpse at the upcoming core Pokemon RPG for Switch. The Pokemon Company has said the game would be released in the latter half of 2019, and it seems only fitting that it would be unveiled on the day the series first launched in Japan.

Xbox One: Two More Games Added To Backwards Compatible List

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Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb has announced via Twitter that another two titles are now Xbox One backwards compatible. If you happened to own an Xbox 360, you'll probably recognize both as Xbox Live Arcade titles.

The first title, Hydrophobia, is a survival adventure game first released in 2010 for Xbox 360 before making its way onto PC and PS3 the following year. The game takes place on a massive ocean vessel where the wealthy elite can live in comfort while the rest of the world suffers from overpopulation. You play as Kate Wilson, an engineer aboard the vessel who must reluctantly become its savior after a terrorist attack leaves the ship susceptible to flooding. In our Hydrophobia review, we criticized the game's "poor dialogue and voice acting, as well as stereotypical supporting characters" but praised the "impressive" water visuals and "tense atmosphere."

Overwatch's Hero 30 Is Baptiste, Out Now On PTR

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Overwatch's Hero 30 Is Baptiste, Out Now On PTR

Following a tease and then a story trailer, Blizzard has officially taken the wraps off the 30th hero in Overwatch, named Baptiste. As detailed in his origin story, Baptiste is a combat medic who joined the mercenary group Talon due to a lack of other career opportunities, but he abandoned them and has been wandering the world trying to help people ever since.

In Overwatch, that do-gooding involves a variety of experimental equipment and a mixture of solid offense and defensive tools. As a support class, he's great at keeping his allies alive and buffing them at key moments.

Baptiste's primary weapon is the Medic SMG, a three-round burst rifle. His secondary fire is a Biotic Launcher that heals allies near the blast area. His Exo Boots let him jump extra-high by charging first in a crouch. He can trigger a Regenerative Burst that heals himself and nearby allies. His Immortality Field deploys a device that keeps all allies from dying (or dropping below 20% health) for a set time, as long as the device itself isn't destroyed.

Blizzard Would Consider Rotating Overwatch Roster

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Overwatch's new hero, Baptiste, brings the roster up to 30 playable characters. Blizzard doesn't plan to stop developing new characters and has several concepts in the works already. But the studio has toyed with the idea of using tools like hero rotation or bans to help manage the roster if it grows too unwieldy.

"We have a bunch of heroes that we're playing with, a bunch of ideas, a bunch of gameplay concepts," lead hero designer Geoff Goodman said during a Q&A with media attended by GameSpot. "As long as people are playing Overwatch we're looking at adding content to it."

That may eventually lead to a roster that's simply too big to be manageable. Though the company has no immediate plans to implement fixes for this hypothetical problem, it has considered a few options of how it could mitigate such an issue.