Month: March 2020
Despite the various delays the movie and TV industries have seen in both major releases and production due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19, the gaming industry hasn’t shown much sign of slowing down just yet. In fact, one of this year’s biggest games, Cyberpunk 2077, is confirmed to still be on track for its September release date despite CD Projekt Red now working from home. All the same, one question has loomed over the industry given how massive of a year 2020 is meant to be — will the coronavirus impact the production of the next-gen consoles, and could the
Daniel Craig’s final Bond film, No Time to Die, may have been postponed until November, along with dozens of other movie and TV show projects that have been delayed, but that didn’t stop him, his wife (Black Widow’s Rachel Weisz), and several key members of the No Time to Die cast from honoring those on the front lines of this pandemic — the world’s healthcare workers — while in self-isolation.
The official James Bond social media accounts sent out this video showing Craig, Weisz, Rory Kinnear, Ben Whishaw, and Naomie Harris as they “#ClapForOurCarers” in a quick montage. See
Director Scott Derrickson (Doctor Strange, Sinister) posted some fun fan art to his Twitter account, showing Marvel’s Sorcerer Supreme taking a staunch pro-quarantine stance.
The poster, which was drawn up by a designer named NOVA, is a spoof on J. M. Flagg’s 1917 “Uncle Sam” poster that was created to recruit American soldiers for both World War I and World War II.
Check it out…
— N O S ⋊ Ɔ I ᴚ ᴚ Ǝ ᗡ ⊥ ⊥ O Ɔ S (@scottderrickson) March 29, 2020
NOVA’s full piece is here…
Derrickson was originally in the director’s chair
Not long after all the Nintendo Direct Mini presentation earlier this week, the talented team at WayForward locked in a Switch release date for Shantae And The Seven Sirens. It’ll be washing up on the Switch on 28th May, and is expected to launch for $29.99 USD.
While this new expansive quest is the “biggest outing” to date, there are still some fans out there wondering if the independent developer has plans to release downloadable content for the game. This was the official response via Twitter:
Vagrant Queen, based on the Eisner Award-nominated comic series by Magdalene Visaggio, follows a self-exiled child queen, Elida (Adriyan Rae), who’s now grown up living the life of a scavenger and outlaw. When an old frenemy turns up with news about her long-lost mother, Elida is forced to return to her broken kingdom with in hopes of staging a rescue.