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‘Alien: Blackout’ Announced For Mobile Devices

Following up on our coverage of the big Alien franchise announcement from earlier this week, apparently the best was yet to come.  After two rather cryptic (but cool!) tweets hinted at a new project about to be unleashed featuring Amanda Ripley, the speculation regarding the media format was running wild.  But now we know that gamers everywhere have reason to celebrate……Alien: Blackout has been officially unleashed.

The Alien Twitter account (@alienanthology) has been busy in the early part of this week.  On Monday they posted teasers for the upcoming open-world video game Alien: Blackout for mobile devices, a highly-anticipated follow-up to the moderately successful venture Alien: Isolation (2014).  Whether this is a direct sequel is still not entirely clear, but with Amanda Ripley being the star once again this is a logical conclusion.  For fans who were left hanging following the non-specific tweets from this weekend, however, the update (below) was a very welcome response. read more

Official Twitter Account For the ‘Alien’ Franchise Announces New Project

Fans of the Alien franchise can once again rejoice.  According to the official Alien Twitter account (@AlienAnthology), a new game starring Amanda Ripley appears to be on the horizon for 2019 (in January, specifically.  Of course, this could all be some sort of swerve as the details are presented in a very sketchy manner with only a closing tag line hinting at the format.  Welcome to viral marketing in the new year.

The two videos (tweets can be seen below) appear to give a quick rundown of the ill-fated Nostromo and its violent disappearance but with a bit of a twist.  The “hero” being referenced is Amanda Ripley, the daugher of the Alien films protagonist Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) and also the star of the 2014 video game released by Sega, Alien: Isolation.  While not necessarily a huge financial and critical success (or disaster), an Alien: Isolation sequel does seem to be the purpose of these teaser videos, though it’s not entirely clear.  The videos end with the cryptic crawl “Read. Play. Watch.”, with the term “play” seemingly implying that a game is what will be announced.  But then again, this theory is not spelled out explicitly so the anticipation is causing quite the uproar with Alien fans everywhere. read more

‘Stranger Things 3: The Game’ Announced at Game Awards 2018

Stranger Things is well-known for promoting 80s nostalgia among those who lived through the decade (and those who wish they did) that brought us Dungeons & Dragons, ET, and coin-operated video games.  Further channeling this mania, creators Matt and Ross Duffer announced a game tie-in for the upcoming third season of Netflix’s hit show at the Game Awards 2018 on Thursday.

Though the Duffer brothers didn’t reveal much about what can be expected from the game, they did say it’s a classic 16-bit inspired game that takes place during the third season.  There is currently no release date for the game or what platforms the game will be featured on, but look for more information to be announced before Stranger Things Season Three debuts next summer. read more

Johannes Roberts to Helm ‘Resident Evil’

Prepare to enter Raccoon City once again as Variety is reporting that Johannes Roberts will be writing and directing the Resident Evil reboot. Constantin Film has been geared up to reboot the franchise since May of 2017 as they confirmed the choice with Variety at the Cannes Film Festival.

Roberts is the director behind 47 Meters Down and The Strangers: Prey at Night. Released on June 16, 2017 in the United States, 47 Meters Down follows two sisters whose dream vacation quickly turns into a nightmare. A sequel, 47 Meters Down: The Next Chapter is slated for a June 2019 release. read more

‘Castlevania’ Executive Producer Developing Animated ‘Devil May Cry’ Series

Netflix’s Castlevania animated series wowed fans and critics alike with its impressive visuals and faithfulness to the source material. Now, executive producer Adi Shankar is hoping to capture lightning in a bottle again with an all-new animated series based on another popular Gothic video game: Devil May Cry!

Shankar broke the news in a recent interview with IGN, and he later followed up with an announcement post on Twitter:

Open for business. pic.twitter.com/TCT5JH9fXz

— Adi Shankar (@adishankarbrand) November 16, 2018 read more

Netflix Moves Forward With Third Season of ‘Castlevania’

Just a week after Season 2 premiered on Netflix, Deadline is reporting that the streaming giant has ordered a 10-episode third season of the hit animated series.

The series follows Trevor Belmont as he tries to hunt down the nefarious Dracula and stop his killing spree. Joining Trevor on his quest is the sorceress Sypha Belnades and Alucard the dhampir son of Dracula.

The response to the series so far has been positive as review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes lists their “Tomatometer” for season 1 of the series at 79% while the audience score sits at 89% based on 991 ratings. Season 2 of Castlevania currently sports a 100% “Tomatometer” rating. read more

First Image Revealed of Henry Cavill in ‘The Witcher’

Netflix delivered a Halloween treat to fans today by revealing the first look at Henry Cavill as Geralt in The Witcher.

Lauren Schmidt Hissrich (Daredevil, The Defenders) is set to adapt the series for Netflix.  Just three weeks ago we reported that Freya Allan and Anya Chalotra were added to the cast as Ciri and Yennefer respectively.

The Witcher series is based on the books by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski ,and follows the monster hunter Geralt of Rivia as he travels the countryside vanquishing creature that plague the land. The books have been a massive success, selling more than 33 million copies worldwide and have been adapted into comics, video games, and more. read more

Shooting Begins in Africa for Film Adaptation of Video Game ‘Monster Hunter’

The folks responsible for the Resident Evil film franchise are bringing a brand new video game to the big screen.  According to Deadline, principal photography has begun in both South Africa and Namibia on Monster Hunter, based on the wildly popular Capcom video game of the same name.  Sony arm Screen Gems will release the film nationally, with other companies handling the international distribution.

Paul W.S. Anderson, who previously worked on both the Resident Evil and Mortal Kombat film adaptations, will assume the writing and directing duties on Monster Hunter.  The star of those Resident Evil movies, Milla Jovovich, has already signed on to team up with Anderson again as the female heroine Artemis.  Joining Jovovich will be Hollywood heavyweight Ron Perlman (Hell Boy), rapper Tip ‘T.I.’ Harris, Tony Jaa (Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior) and Meagan Good (Saw V) among others.  Completing the Resident Evil circle on this project are producers Robert Kulzer and Jeremy Bolt, with several others also serving in that capacity. read more

Freya Allan and Anya Chalotra Join the Cast of ‘The Witcher’

THR is reporting that Freya Allan and Anya Chalotra are the latest to join Netflix’s The Witcher series. Allan will assume the role of Ciri, an ashen-gray-haired princess of Cintra while Chalotra will step into the role of Yennefer, a sorceress and Geralt’s love interest.

In addition to the two major roles being announced today, Jodhi May, Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson, MyAnna Buring, and Adam Levy were amongst others that joined The Witcher.

Based on the books by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski, The Witcher focuses on Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter who travels the countryside earning money by destroying evil monsters that plague the land. The books have sold over 33 million copies worldwide and have been adapted into comics, video games, and more. read more

Storm Collectibles Debuts Exclusive ‘Mortal Kombat’ Toys at New York Comic Con

Horror News Network was on site at Day One of the 2018 New York Comic Con to bring you the hottest horror toys on display at the show! Storm Collectibles pulled off a flawless victory at the event with exclusive Smoke and Rain figures from their Mortal Kombat collection available for sale. Their display also featured upcoming fan-favorites such as Liu Kang’s dragon form, Goro, Sub-Zero, Baraka and the cyborgs from Mortal Kombat 3. You can check out our photos from the event below:

Stay tuned to Horror News Network for future New York Comic Con and Storm Collectibles coverage as soon as it breaks! read more