This should come as no surprise since the first three episodes in Telltale Games’ fantastic episodic game The Walking Dead have all released about a month apart from each other, but in case you were worried, Around Every Corner will indeed be releasing next month. This could very well end up being the most intense episode to date, and if you’ve been keeping up with the series, you know that that’s really saying something. In related news, if you like your video games tangible — maybe so you can fondle them a bit? No one’s judging — there will be a retail compilation that will release alongside the fifth and final episode.
In case you were busy being the awesome human beings I know you all are, you might’ve missed out on some crucial Wii U information that Nintendo unveiled late last week. For starters, the console is coming on November 18th, and you’ll have two sets to choose from: the basic set, which retails for $299.99, and brings with it an 8GB console, GamePad, AC adapter, HDMI cable, and sensor bar. No frills, since it’s more for the casual Nintendo fan. Like, if Nintendo were a band, you wouldn’t be their groopie, but you definitely enjoy their music. That’s who that set is for.
Then there’s the $349.99 deluxe set, which comes with everything the basic one offers as well as extra memory (32GB as opposed to 8GB) a GamePad charging cable, stands for the console and controller, and a copy of Nintendo Land. If you fancy yourself a fan of all things Nintendo, this is for you. Check the Wii U’s launch window games, after the jump.
Richard Bates, Jr.’s Excision has seen its release date moved up two weeks to October 16thth for the DVD and Blu-ray release. The film features “Nip/Tuck”‘s sex bomb AnnaLynne McCord as an incredibly ugly, disturbed and delusional high school student with aspirations of a career in medicine goes to extremes to earn the approval of her controlling mother. We’ve landed an exclusive look at the home video’s eye-catching cover art that depicts McCord as both beauty and the beast.
“Life sucks when you’re seventeen. Alienated teen Pauline (AnnaLynne McCord) struggles with the pressures of fitting into high school, pleasing her parents and a burning desire to lose her virginity. With a grotesque curiosity for the darker side of life, Pauline is considered a social outcast by everyone around her. Enticed by flesh, she retreats into her own fantasies and hopes to become a great surgeon…that is if she doesn’t go mentally insane first.”
Bonus features on the Excision Blu-ray and DVD include an audio commentary, a behind-the-scenes featurette and collectable O-card packaging (for the DVD). Head inside for the trailer, some new stills and the box art!
MPI Media Group’s My Sucky Teen Romance, the breakthrough feature film from writer-director Emily Hagins (head here for a more in-depth interview), will be released on DVD and Blu-ray tomorrow, September 4. It’s also going to be available on iTunes (link here) and most VOD platforms.
I recently caught up with Hagins at the Los Angeles premiere of the film – literally seconds after the movie started – and we talked about the long journey of bringing MSTR to the screen (I think I saw the original trailer almost 2 years ago). “As of this moment I’ve just intro’d the film and it started about 15 seconds ago. I’m probably the most nervous right now and I’ll calm down in a few minutes. I just hope people have fun with it and have a good time with it and accept it for what it is, because it’s not a big budget blockbuster or anything like that. But I think the people who are going to enjoy it will enjoy it. It’s exciting to share it with people. Being done with it is pretty surreal because people were asking me what my new project was 6 months ago – and there was still so much MSTR stuff that needed to be done. So being able refer to this as a thing of the past is interesting because we sold this film over a year ago and it’s only now just finishing up.”
If you haven’t seen the film, you should check it out. She’s only getting started and is definitely a talent you want to keep our eye on. READ MORE
The Doom 3 BFG Edition was unveiled just before E3, but there wasn’t any word on what the charge for admission would be for those of us who wish to get back to kicking heaps of demonic ass or when we could expect it. Now, that’s changed. The special edition, which brings with it improved visuals, 3D support, the Resurrection of Evil expansion, seven new levels and an armor mounted flashlight, is coming on October 19th for $29.99 on the PC and $39.99 on the Xbox 360 and PS3. I am so ready for this. READ MORE
I’m usually not a huge fan of studios giving their series to new developers, especially when I’m a big fan of the series being shared. Sometimes it works out–Silent Hill: Downpour being a good example of that–and sometimes not so much–like with Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City. Whether or not the game ends up being great, it’s always a little nerve-wracking wondering whether or not the series you love is going to retain all the things you loved about it after a new developer has had their cold, clammy hands all over it. It’s a good thing Ninja Theory’s hands are warm and firm, and boy, do they know how to use them. I love what they’ve done with DmC, transforming it into a vibrant, hyper-stylized world while retaining the things fans love about the series, including its wicked combat and bizarre monsters. Today, Capcom announced when we can expect Dante’s next outing, and that date is January 15th for the PS3 and Xbox 360, with the PC version following sometime later.
Martyrs director Pascal Laugier’s The Tall Man finally has a release date! If you’re a fan of Laugier (or Jessica Biel) you’re gonna want to mark your calendar for August 31st, 2012.
Per Jessica Biel Central, “The news comes after rave reviews from the Cannes Film Festival. The New York Times posted a blurb earlier this month with August releases, and listed ‘The Tall Man’ on August 31st. Now it has been confirmed by Producer, Kevin DeWalt, that the film will indeed hit theaters on August 31st. It has not been confirmed whether or not it is a limited or wide release.”
“Jessica Biel plays a nurse living in a small town where children have gone missing over the years, leaving no clues. One night, she finds her son’s bed empty and, desperately rushing downstairs, confronts a huge dark figure, with her son in his arms.” Teach Grant, William Davis, Samantha Ferris, Jodelle Ferland, and Stephen McHattie also star.
Dimension announced today that they will open Sin City: A Dame To Kill For nationwide on October 4th, 2013. The sequel once again comes from Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez. Academy Award winner William Monahan (The Departed) also had a hand in the script.
Mickey Rourke and Jessica Alba are confirmed to return. Rumored to return are Michael Clarke Duncan, Rosario Dawson and Michael Madsen. “The film is about Dwight McCarthy planing to have his vengeance against the woman who betrayed him, Ava Lord, while Nancy is trying to cope with Hartigan’s death.
The film will begin production this summer. Most likely at Robert Rodriguez’s Troublemaker Studios in Austin, Texas. The place that made Predators look like it was shot in your back yard. I actually remember liking Sin City though, so I’m interested to see how this pans out.
I have no idea what’s going on with Silent Hill: Book of Memories. It was originally supposed to kick off Konami’s March of Madness before it was delayed to the end of the month, then again to the end of May. We can now expect it to come to the Vita in October, though if we’ve learned anything by now it’s that when it comes to Book of Memories anything can change. I hope all this extra development time will make it a game worthy of the Silent Hill label because right now it’s not looking so good.. An October release will put it in the same month as Resident Evil 6, which releases on October 2nd.
Randall Cole’s 388 Arlette Avenue the Vincenzo Natali (Cube, Splice) produced horror flick starring Nick Stahl, Mia Kirshner and Devon Sawa played at TIFF back in September and opened in the UK a couple of weeks ago. Until recently (ie – this very moment) we were left wondering when the US release would be. Turns out it hits VOD on May 15th! That’s next Tuesday! There you go compadres!
“Shot from the point of view of hidden cameras, the film follows a thirty-something couple, James and Amy Deakin, as they are secretly videotaped 24/7 by a mysterious stalker in their home, on the streets and at their workplace. The stalker uses information gleaned from the footage to subtly manipulate the unsuspecting couple and cracks in their relationship surface. When Amy suddenly vanishes, James is not sure whether she has been abducted or has simply left him. As the acts of the tormentor become more twisted and violent, James desperately tries to figure out who is behind the terror in order to save his wife. But it seems the stalker is always one move ahead…”
Head inside for the teaser! READ MORE
Usually when November comes around, you’re thinking Thanksgiving. No school. And Call Of Duty. Every year around November a Call Of Duty game has been released for a long while. So naturally we just assume the next Call Of Duty will be released in November. Well, this holds true for another year as Target has gotten reservation cards for Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2. The game will officially be announced May 1st, and reservations for its November 13th release will start May 2nd. That’s all we know for now, more as it comes!
If you’re a big fan of the Halo series you’ve probably at least seen Red Vs Blue. If not, the team over at Rooster Teeth basically created a comedy series based on fictitious Halo characters. It’s pretty ridiculous and pretty hilarious. Check out the video past the break as the boys spill Halo 4′s release date, and give you some epic math so you can remember it.
Cancel your trip to a local game retailer tomorrow because Silent Hill: Book of Memories has been delayed (again!) into an unspecified date sometime later this spring. The game was originally planned to release tomorrow, so a last second delay that I’m sure many fans hoping to get the game won’t realize right away, is more than a little surprising. Could the HD Collection’s plethora of game-breaking technical issues be the cause of this delay? I wouldn’t be surprised if it is.
Finally, fans who have spent the last decade in eager anticipation of Diablo III can enjoy some fantastic news. The long-awaited follow-up to one of the most renowned dungeon crawlers of all time has a release date, and that day isn’t that far away. Come May 15, you can all just go to hell. If you want to make sure you get a copy, you can pre-order the game on Battle.net right now.
For any World of Warcraft players out there — and I hear there are many of you — purchasing an Annual Pass for that game will get you Diablo III for free. Just make sure you do that by May 1st. READ MORE
Finally, Lollipop Chainsaw has a release date, and it’s not too far away. Suda51′s next game, starring the sultry chainsaw-wielding cheerleader Juliet Starling and a helluva lot of zombies will be adding some much needed color to the zombie genre this June. It’s fitting, since Suda51′s last game, the incredible Shadows of the Damned, came out on June 21, a year before Lollipop Chainsaw.
Look for it on June 12 in the States, the 14th in Japan, and the 15th in Europe, for the PS3 and Xbox 360. READ MORE
It’s official. In case still had lingering worries that BioShock Infinite wouldn’t be coming this year you can go right ahead and massage those worries away. It was revealed earlier today the game will indeed be coming in 2012, and more specifically, on October 16, in North America. ““After BioShock, we had a vision for a follow up that dwarfed the original in scope and ambition,” said Ken Levine, creative director at Irrational Games. If the latest trailer is anything to go by, Infinite looks to be taking everything to a whole new level.
Irrational Games has been toiling away on BioShock Infinite for four years now, and with the game’s impressive showing so far, I think it could be as unforgettable an experience as the original was half a decade ago. Look for it in October for the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC. READ MORE
Earlier this week we teased a May release for Blair Witch director Eduardo Sanchez’s awesome Lovely Molly (review), which we’ve confirmed will open in limited theaters May 18 via Image Entertainment. Starring Gretchen Lodge, Johnny Lewis and Alexandra Holden, “When newlywed Molly Reynolds returns to her long-abandoned family home, frightful reminders of a nightmarish childhood begin seeping into her new life. She soon begins an inexorable descent into evil that blurs the lines between psychosis and possession.”
In addition, Paramount Pictures has slated their Halloween comedy Fun Size for a holiday release on October 26 of this year. Josh Schwartz’s film is described as a cross between Superbad and Adventures in Babysitting on Halloween night, Victoria Justice, Thomas Mann, Jane Levy and Thomas Middleditch all star. In the film, Wren and her little brother Albert secretly head off to a party. The night turns to sh*t when Albert goes missing and it becomes a race to find him before ol’ mom finds out. READ MORE
Having world premiered at the TIFF last September, Image Entertainment will release the haunting Satanic horror this coming May. No word on what will come first, limited theaters, VOD or home video. We’ll update you as soon as we know more.
Starring Gretchen Lodge, Johnny Lewis and Alexandra Holden, “When newlywed Molly Reynolds returns to her long-abandoned family home, frightful reminders of a nightmarish childhood begin seeping into her new life. She soon begins an inexorable descent into evil that blurs the lines between psychosis and possession.” READ MORE
The Secret World is a game I’ve been way too excited about for way too long. If you hang around here at all you probably already know that. Well, in the lull that is usually summer video game releases The Secret World will be making an appearance at the perfect time. June 19th of this year TSW will be releasing on the PC, and I will say goodbye to the sun until September. Originally slated (I hate that word so I’ll use projected) for April, upon the massive beta testing they decided to push it back to invest more time in development and making everything great.
Make sure if you haven’t that you sign up for the beta because in the coming months they’ll be opening it up a lot more than before. No more closed beta, a lot more open beta events. Try before you buy! I tried it, and just as I thought I love it. Can’t wait. READ MORE
I know this is going to shock you, but Dimension Films is moving their latest spoof sequel Scary Movie 5 from April 20 to a January 11, 2013 date. The move was expected as David Zucker has yet to go behind the camera. His involvement is still speculation, along with the casting of Anthony Anderson, Regina Hall and Kevin Hart.
No plot details have been revealed, but it would be safe to assume it’ll make fun of found footage horror. Too bad Scary Movie star Marlon Wayans took his talents elsewhere and is already doing a found footage spoof entitled Smart Ass. You snooze, you lose. READ MORE
Oh man. I can already tell that covering ATM is going to bring out the worst in me. And by that I mean bad puns. I mean, just look at the headline for the article. Not funny, but I couldn’t help myself.
IFC Midnight will be releasing David Brooks’ thriller on VOD and Digital Platforms (iTunes, Amazon Streaming, XBox ZUNE, PS3 Video Unlimited) on March 2nd before opening in theaters on April 6th. Penned by by Chris Sparling, whose previous credits include the Ryan Reynolds-starrer Buried, the flick stars Brian Geraghty (The Hurt Locker), Josh Peck (The Wackness), Alice Eve (Entourage).
The trio play co-workers who make a late-night visit to an ATM and find themselves fighting for their lives when they become trapped by an unknown man.
What are some of your worst ATM related jokes? Or am I gonna have to bill you for insufficient puns? Hit the jump to let me know and check out the full poster! READ MORE
While the official unveiling has yet to happen, a GameStop promotional display was leaked out for the highly anticipated Resident Evil 6. There are a few things we can take from this poster: 1, the logo is very creepy, 2, the game is coming out for the PS3 and Xbox 360, and 3, it’s coming on November 20 That’s way sooner than I would’ve ever expected, and I think it’s safe to say it officially makes 2012 the best year for horror fans ever. I mean, come on, three Silent Hill games and now three Resident Evils? Someone pinch me.
There are also a few sites reporting on unconfirmed rumors that Resident Evil 6 will follow Chris Redfield and Leon Kennedy (kick monster ass with your bro!). According to the rumors, Ada Wong will also return, though the extent of her role is currently unknown. More after the break! READ MORE