I’ve updated the original post with a bunch of new games as well as tweaked a few dates that have changed since last month and added which platform(s) each game will be available on. Enjoy!
It’s 2013! The busy holiday season may be behind us, but that doesn’t mean your social lives and bank accounts are in the clear. There’s still plenty of games to go around, including DmC later this month, and Dead Space 3, Aliens: Colonial Marines, and Crysis 3 (among others) that are waiting to jump into our open arms in February. I don’t even want to get into March… phew. Get your calendars ready and click that adorable little Read More link to check them out!
It was revealed back in July that both Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan (The Collector, The Collection, Piranha 3DD, and Saw IV-VII) were brought in by Sony Pictures to rewrite the big screen adaptation of the hit video game, God of War. The duo update the project below!
“In the same way that Batman was grounded with Christopher Nolan’s rendition, we were attempting to do that with Kratos so that when we meet him — like they’re doing in this newest game, which is sort of a prequel to the original — we’re seeing him before he became the Ghost of Sparta, when he was just a Spartan warrior and he had family and kids,” they told IGN. “In the game… there’s that attack from the barbarians and Kratos has to call upon Ares to help him. Really, that’s going to be our first act break. Before then, he’s going to be mortal, and he’s going to have his family. We’re going to learn about him and understand how he operates. So it’s potentially 30 minutes — give or take — of building up this character so that, when he does turn and becomes the Ghost of Sparta, we understand him as a human and we understand the journey that he’s going to take. We’re emotionally invested, so that it could go beyond just this one movie.”
As for Ares, he will be a more proactive villain in the movie. “In the game, you know, he’s immortal, and he doesn’t really do much besides raid Athens… So we’re trying to build him up a bit more, too, so that he can become a true villain.” Click the above link for more.
Universal has tapped genre vets Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan to rewrite God of War, the studio adaptation of the video game from Sony Computer Entertainment, says THR.
Created by David Jaffe and Shannon Studstill and released in March 2005, the game followed the battles of the Spartan warrior Kratos, who squares off against mythological beasts including Medusa, Cyclops and the Hydra in his quest to find Pandora’s Box and destroy Ares, the god of war.
David Self, who is exec producing, wrote the initial draft.
Melton and Dunston made their names writing four installments of the Saw horror franchise. To branch out, they wrote a spec called Monstropolis which was well-regarded and caught the attention of the makers of Pacific Rim. It’s also news that the duo worked in the final draft of Guillermo del Toro’s now-filming Pacific Rim. They got their start writing Dimension’s “Project Greenlight” film Feast.
I’m not sure if it’s because of our own morbid curiosity with death or because a world of fire and brimstone sounds supremely badass, but over the years hell has become an incredibly popular destination for video games. Thankfully, this destination is only getting hotter (sorry) over the coming months. Doom 4 is almost definitely going to be revealed at QuakeCon in August, or possibly at E3 in June and Diablo III is finally coming to take me away from my friends and job in just a few short weeks. As a gamer, I’ve been to hell more times than Kratos sand Dante combined and I’ve managed to escape those festering pits mostly unscathed. From the nine circles in Dante’s Inferno to Silent Hill’s Otherworld, here are my ten favorite trips to hell so far.
Sony has officially unveiled the fourth game in the brutal God of War series, dubbed Ascension. Judging from the trailer that you can check out after the break, it looks like it will serve as a prequel to the trilogy, before Kratos went mad and stormed the gates of Olympus so he could tear apart the gods one by one. I loved the third game, but it’s getting more and more difficult to empathize with him as a character, so I hope this will shed some light on a less monstrous, but no less intimidating Kratos. God of War III’s design director Todd Papy will be returning to direct this game as well.
Ugh I can’t wait any more for Mortal Kombat. But, I will. Those who will buy the game on Playstation 3 will get a chance to play as Kratos from the God of War series. Check out the video below to see him wrecking some of your favorite Mortal Kombat characters.
If you head past the break you can see a little tag team action, just another awesome feature you can look forward to in Mortal Kombat. The game releases April 19th on the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. READ MORE
Who doesn’t enjoy some good ol’ fashioned mythological slaughter at the end of the day? I know I do, and thanks to “GOD OF WAR” I can enjoy all it all from the comfort of my own home without having to build that pesky time-machine to do so! And soon fans will also be able to get a bit more literary with their monster gutting as DC WILDSTORM will be releasing the first issue in the “GOD OF WAR” comic series in less than a week. But if you click on beyond the break now you can read the first 6 pages of the series, and get all the details on its release. Now, back to my PS3.
I’m already contemplating stealing my friends PS3 to play the new God of War. I’m a big fan of the first two and still pop them into my PS2 every so often. Now, Roadrunner Records has put out the following press release announcing a EP with 5 unreleased tracks from the soundtrack featuring some of their biggest artists.
ROADRUNNER RECORDS today announced plans to release an exclusive digital extended play (EP) soundtrack for the highly anticipated PlayStation®3 (PS3™) exclusive videogame, God of War®III. The EP, titled God of War®: Blood & Metal, will be released in March as a part of the God of War III® Ultimate Edition, and will feature five exclusive unreleased songs from Roadrunner artists, including KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, DREAM THEATER, TRIVIUM, OPETH and TAKING DAWN. READ MORE