Author - Jerry Paxton

Alamo Drafthouse Announces The Lord of the Rings Cast Reunion

One ring to rule them all… and two decades later, three incredible chances to support local cinemas at THE LORD OF THE RINGS Cast Reunion.

A full year after the world changed, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is bringing together Middle-earth’s finest to celebrate and support local cinemas across the world. For three consecutive weeks beginning March 25th with THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING, cast members from the cast of THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy will come together for conversations celebrating the 20th anniversary of these monumental films. Participating talents include Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Billy Boyd, Peter Jackson, Ian McKellen, Dominic Monaghan, Viggo Mortensen, Andy Serkis, Liv Tyler, and Elijah Wood. Each will be moderated by Stephen Colbert, host of The Late Show on CBS and a noted “Ring Nut.” Fans can submit questions for the assembled panel through March 10th using #LOTR20 on Twitter.

“One of the experiences I miss most during this last year, beyond getting to hug my friends and travel, is sitting in a dark movie theater eagerly anticipating a new cinematic experience,” says Elijah Wood, who led the charge in assembling the cast and crew. “When Tim [League] reached out with the idea that we could band together to bring some much needed support to independent theaters across the globe, I jumped at the chance to help.”

The reunion Q&A content will be initially exclusively to theatrical screenings of the new 4K remastering of THE LORD OF THE RINGS Trilogy. As part of their new “Support Local Cinemas” campaign, Alamo Drafthouse is making these Q&A presentations available for all theaters around the globe entirely for free.

“We are extremely confident that post-COVID, the pent up demand for the magic of moviegoing will be very strong and the industry will return and flourish,” says Tim League, Alamo Drafthouse Founder and Executive Chairman. “In the meantime we’re grateful to Peter Jackson, the gracious participating cast members, and Stephen Colbert for participating in these very special events and letting fans experience these incredible films on the big screen in safe, open theaters.”

THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING – beginning March 25
Featuring Sean Astin, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, and Elijah Wood.

THE TWO TOWERS – beginning April 1
Featuring Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Viggo Mortensen, and Liv Tyler.

RETURN OF THE KING – beginning April 8
Featuring Peter Jackson, Ian McKellen, and Andy Serkis.

As vaccination levels rise across the country, Alamo Drafthouse will continue to offer one-of-a-kind special events like THE LORD OF THE RINGS Cast Reunion as a ‘welcome back’ for guests to safely return to their local movie theaters. Future events – cast reunions, director interviews and commentaries, and behind-the-scenes looks at iconic films – will be produced by Alamo Drafthouse and made available for free to any cinema in the world.

Operating during the COVID era has been an immense challenge for all theaters – and will continue even once the industry and the world has returned to a sense of ‘normalcy.’ After reopening last August, Alamo Drafthouse reinvented its entire operating model to create the safest possible gathering place outside the home – safer than supermarkets, bars, and restaurants – featuring dramatically enhanced safety protocols, HVAC upgrades, and state-of-the-art technology.

Through the end of April, THE LORD OF THE RINGS Cast Reunion will also be available as Your Own Private Alamobookings, Alamo Drafthouse’s innovative ‘personal theater’ option where guests can quickly and easily reserve a showing for their family and friends. Additionally, for fans who are unable to make it out to a theater safely at this time, the reunion conversations will later be made available online.

Cinemas that would like access to THE LORD OF THE RINGS Cast Reunion content should book the films through Warner Bros and then contact the Alamo Drafthouse creative team through the form on this page for additional instructions.

Tickets and additional details
https://drafthouse.com/LOTR20

Alamo Drafthouse – Safety Protocols
https://drafthouse.com/covid-safety

Your Own Private Alamo
https://drafthouse.com/theater-rental

Alamo On Demand
https://ondemand.drafthouse.com

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Razer Unveils the Anzu Smart Glasses

Razer™, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers (Hong Kong Stock Code: 1337), today announced the Razer Anzu Smart Glasses, its first ever eyewear product. Razer Anzu combines the valuable protection of 35% blue light filtering lenses, 99% UVA/UVB protective polarized sunglasses, touch controls, and open-ear audio for a one-of-a-kind wearable. Razer Anzu seamlessly enhances the experience of working from home, and makes digital entertainment or outdoor activities another opportunity to demonstrate your style.

Open-ear wireless sound and the use of Razer’s low-latency Bluetooth technology offer consumers greater immersion and convenience to enjoy work-play lifestyles. A less-than 48g light weight and ergonomic design delivers a comfortable fit for extended use, particularly during work-from-home sessions. Razer Anzu will be available from Razer.com in fashionable rectangular or round frame designs, each in two sizes with subtle branding adorning the durable and flexible frame hinges meant for easy storage.

“The Razer Anzu modernizes the wearable category in terms of convenience and blue light or UV protection,” said John Moore, Head of Sales and Marketing at Razer. “With Anzu, Razer is entering the market at a time when there is a surge of people working from home – where eye protection, hands-free communication and smart features are now in high demand.”

Protect your eyes in style

Consumers spend countless hours using mobile devices, laptops and computer displays for both business and pleasure, which exposes their eyes to blue light. Razer Anzu is an all-in-one solution to filter out the damaging light of digital devices and the sun, adding a much-needed element of protection to stylish smart eyewear. The best-in-class package is complete with pre-installed 35% blue light filtering lenses to protect from screen glare, reducing digital eyestrain so eyes feel fresh and focused while enjoying entertainment or working. For outdoor activities, replacement polarized lenses are included in the retail bundle to shield eyes from 99% of UVA/UVB rays.

Razer is excited to partner with Lensabl who is extending 15% off prescription lenses for corrective eyewear customers who purchase Razer Anzu. Lensabl is the one-stop shop for all vision care products online, offering a best-in-class lens replacement service. Online vision test options allow customers to purchase, renew and extend their glasses prescriptions through a PC or smartphone from www.lensabl.com.

Modern and discreet eyewear with low latency, open-ear audio

The customized Bluetooth 5.1 connection brings industry-leading 60ms latency for smooth, stutter-free sound that allows you to stay immersed without any disruptions from audio delay or skipping. A discreet omnidirectional mic and speakers built into the Anzu frame provide nearly imperceivable, convenient hands-free communication wherever you are.

With more than 5 hours of battery life on a single charge, Razer Anzu has the juice to power through your day to support use during long work or gaming sessions. When folded up and not in use, power is conserved by shutting off to achieve nearly two weeks of stand-by power.

True smart features

For convenient and intuitive smart controls, a touch interface on the side of the Anzu frame can change music tracks, play or pause media, manage conference calls, and activate the smartphone’s voice assistant. A user-friendly device experience extends to the available Android and iOS apps which deliver EQ adjustments (default, enhanced clarity, or treble boost), latency settings, battery status, and firmware updates.

Available in different sizes and styles, Razer Anzu has a water-resistant IPX4 design to be splashproof, so workouts and unfortunate spills or weather will not be a problem. Product packaging includes Anzu Smart Glasses with 35% blue light filtering lenses pre-installed, 99% UVA/UVB protective polarized sunglass replacement lenses, USB-A charging cable, cleaning cloth, and a carrying case to store the frames and additional lenses.

For more information on the Razer Anzu, check here.

ABOUT THE RAZER ANZU

  • Lenses
  • 35% blue light filtering
  • 99% UVA/UVB polarized sunglass
  • Headphones
  • Drivers: 16 mm
  • Approximate weight: 43-48 g (43g Sm Rec, 44g Sm Rnd, 46 Lg Rec, 48 Lg Rnd)
  • Microphone
  • Pickup pattern: Omnidirectional
  • Touch controls
  • Music Controls: Play, pause, skip, previous
  • Call Controls: Answer, reject, switch, end
  • General: Pair, power, activate gaming mode and smartphone virtual assistant
  • Battery
  • Battery life: More than 5 hours*
  • * May vary depending on usage

Compatibility

Devices with Bluetooth audio capability

Smartphone application available for Android and iOS devices

PRICE & AVAILABILITY

  • Razer Anzu: $199.99 USD / €209.99 MSRP
  • Razer Anzu Replacement Sunglass Lenses: $29.99 USD / €34.99 MSRP

Razer.com: March 4, 2021

Sideshow Con Returns for 2021

For fans lamenting the postponed San Diego Comic-Con this year, Sideshow declares ‘The Con is On!’

2021 marks the return of Sideshow Con – Sideshow’s popular spin on the now-commonplace virtual con. While most of SDCC’s exhibitors took their booths online for digital events in 2020, Sideshow Con centered around a real-world physical booth space. A custom-made installation that recreated Sideshow’s Comic Con exhibition / art gallery-style presence.

This exhibition-style setup featured hundreds of statues, figures, art prints, and collectibles, and enabled fans from all over the world to engage with Sideshow’s team for 7 whole days, exploring a physical space from the comfort of their own homes. Fans had live access to HD streams of all of the new reveals from Sideshow and their brand partners, as well as a wealth of show-exclusive products, discounts, contests, and more!

Now, in 2021, Sideshow plans to raise the bar even higher…

Sideshow PR Manager, Andy Smith, said:

“In 2020, the “Sideshow Con” concept was a love-letter to conventions. It was born from our sadness about the cancellation of San Diego Comic-Con.

2020 was difficult for everyone, and we tried to find a way to share some love and celebrate the con experience we were all missing while showcasing all of the new products that Sideshow and our partners had coming up in the coming year. By including live interaction with our team as virtual tour guides, we tried to recreate that con atmosphere as much as possible.

We built a physical real-world booth that aimed to replicate some of the pop culture art gallery vibe from our San Diego space, and then leveled it up with multiple podium swap outs each day. We filled that booth with hundreds of statues and figures from Sideshow, Hot Toys, Tweeterhead, PCS, Threezero, Iron Studios, and many more.

Throughout that week, we released nearly a hundred videos from the booth, and we went live three times a day to chat with fans and explore the products in real-time! The fan response was overwhelmingly positive, and even though the event wasn’t without its own very unique challenges, we learned a lot, and we’re excited to aim even higher and try to offer even more in 2021.

We’ve been going to SDCC since 1998, and we’re very sad that the event has been postponed this year. However, we’re determined to make the most of this unusual and unprecedented situation. To our fellow fans, friends, collectors, and convention-goers worldwide, we miss you, stay safe, and we hope that Sideshow Con brings you some geeky joy in 2021. We are looking forward to seeing you all again in person soon, but until then, we hope you enjoy the show!”

COMING SOON

Keeping that “convention spirit” alive is an essential part of Sideshow Con 2021, and many aspects of a physical convention will be preserved, including an upcoming pre-registration process for priority access to content and merch, as well as early-bird access to limited edition convention exclusive products, contests and more.

A full line-up of Sideshow Con’s events, programming schedule, and convention exclusives will be revealed online soon. Visit side.show/con for the very latest news and information about this event as it’s announced.

Zombieland VR: Headshot Fever Announcement Trailer Released

Sony Pictures Virtual Reality (SPVR) and XR Games are proud to announce ‘Zombieland VR: Headshot Fever’; an exciting new VR game set in the “Zombieland” universe, releasing this Spring for Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Windows Mixed Reality headsets, and later for PlayStation®VR.

Inspired by light-gun games of the 90s and the racing games of today, ‘Zombieland VR: Headshot Fever’ rewards skill, speed and accuracy with addictive gameplay, a range of powerful weapons and an exciting new Adrenaline system.

Fans of the hit ‘Zombieland’ movie franchise can step into VR to join Tallahassee, Wichita, Columbus and Little Rock as our four heroes roll up in Silicon Valley to launch a new kind of product; a zombie-killing race course called the Zombieland Invitational.

Survive ferocious zombies and enjoy the dystopian humour of Zombieland as Tallahassee, Wichita, Columbus and Little Rock train you to run the fastest, most dangerous zombie-killing race course ever devised – the Zombieland Invitational!

‘Zombieland VR: Headshot Fever’ combines classic arcade light-gun shooting with split- second racing mechanics. Two quick headshots turn the world slow, giving players more time to rack up combos, get faster times and claw their way to the top of the leaderboards with awesome weapons, powerful upgrades and head-popping, clock- stopping, zombie-killing arcade action!

Holing up in the best tech billionaire’s mansion they can find, they accidentally save YOU, a zombie apocalypse survivor living in the mansion’s panic room. That’s when they decide to train you to become the most badass zombie killer of all time. Play hard and earn their respect to unlock weapons, challenges, upgrades and perks!

But just killing zombies isn’t gonna hack it. This is a racing sport and to be the best you’ve got to kill in style. That’s where our Adrenaline system kicks in. Nail two quick headshots in a row and adrenaline slows down time – making you faster! Line up your next shot, keep the combo going, and pop those zombie heads! The longer your combo, the faster your time – and fractions of a second count in the Zombieland Invitational!

So get out there and start chaining headshots, blasting weapons and bossing your way through eminently blastable Silicon Valley locations. Set record times, challenge friends, then take on the leaderboards – WORLDWIDE.

Unique features of the game include:

  • Join the crew – Get trained up by Tallahassee, Wichita, Columbus and Little Rock to take on the undead.
  • Adrenaline system – Two headshots in a row makes the world slow, use it to your advantage!
  • Global leaderboards – Challenge your friends, beat their times and climb the global leaderboards.
  • Powerful weapons – Unlock shotguns, revolvers, assault rifles and more to find your ideal loadout.
  • Upgrade your arsenal – Improve your weapons with powerful upgrades and perks.
  • The Zombieland Invitational – Take your skills, weapons, upgrades and perks into the fastest, most dangerous zombie killing race course ever devised.
  • Built for VR from the ground up – Bringing light-gun shooters back from the dead, and into your home

“With this VR game, we’re bringing the zombie apocalypse right to you in a totally new way while preserving the humor and wit of the hit movie franchise. Now ‘Zombieland’ fans can feel what it’s like to stare down an onslaught of Zombie hordes and make split-second gameplay decisions in order to blast their way to survival.,” said Jake Zim, SVP, virtual reality, Sony Pictures Entertainment. “The team at XR Games not only retained the action, characters and humor of what made the films so successful, but they’ve given fans a new way to become part of the ‘Zombieland’ universe.”

“Being trusted with bringing an iconic Sony Pictures franchise to life is extra rewarding and exciting when you’re a huge fan of Zombieland”, says Bobby Thandi, Founder and CEO of XR Games. “The Zombieland world is a no-nonsense kind of place, and to this end we’ve made one of the purest shooting games for VR. We hand crafted the content, upping replayability, and incorporated mechanics from racing games such as time splits so you know exactly how well you’re doing. It’s about practising ’til you’re perfect. Your speed and accuracy with each shot is imperative to score the fastest time (pro tip: remember the Navy SEALs quote – slow is smooth and smooth is fast). And your performance is being assessed via the witty banter of Tallahassee, Columbus, Wichita, and Little Rock. They’re not gentle with their opinions!”

Universal Studios Unveils the Taste of Universal Dining and Shopping Event

Universal Studios Hollywood takes its first step in re-opening with the introduction of “Taste of Universal,” a lively outdoor dining and shopping experience taking place within select themed lands on weekends—Friday to Sunday from noon to 7:00 p.m.—beginning on Friday, March 12.

Universal Studios Hollywood is working closely with local health and government officials to implement new health and safety procedures that include controlled capacity to enforce physical distancing and required face coverings.

This eagerly-awaited experience will invite guests to once again feel the thrill of strolling along the park’s signature red carpet as they pass through its iconic gates to enjoy some of the theme park’s best culinary offerings and premium shopping options along with physically distanced photo opportunities with some of their favorite characters.

Admission tickets to “Taste of Universal” include access to select themed areas of the park along with a wide selection of nearly 70 choice culinary options, of which 30 are new to the event. Adults can choose five options and kids can choose three with additional food offerings available for purchase. Tickets start at $44 plus tax for adults and $25 plus tax for kids ages 3-9 years. Discounted admission tickets will be available for Universal Annual and Season Pass members. Visit www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com for more information and to purchase tickets.

While rides, shows and attractions will not be operational during this experience, guests will be able to take in the incredible environments that surround them as they enjoy the scrumptious food, including vegan and vegetarian options, served within these areas. This includes:

  • “Springfield, U.S.A.” — Home of The Simpsons featuring Krusty Burger, Suds McDuff’s Hot Dog House, the Lard Lad Donut Cart and Kwik-E-Mart.
  • “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” — Stroll through Hogsmeade village and enjoy shops such as Honeydukes™, Ollivanders™, Owl Post™, Zonko’s™ Joke Shop, Wiseacre’s Wizarding Equipment, Dervish and Banges™, Gladrags Wizardwear and Filch’s Emporium™ of Confiscated Goods, and feast on food favorites, including Three Broomsticks™ Fish & Chips, Sticky Toffee Pudding and Butterbeer.
  • The debut of Minion Cafe, a delicious new dining experience, located adjacent to the popular “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” ride, offering such tasty fare as Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Meatballs, Chicken & Bacon Mac and Cheese, and Nutella Banana pudding.

The Hollywood & Dine section will feature:

  • Authentic Mexican fare at Cocina Mexicana with such favorites as Queso Street Tacos, Loaded Nachos all topped with choice of Tinga or Carnita & Birria, Tortilla Cut Chips with Guacamole, Chili Relleno and Elote Corn on the cobb with Lime Crema.
  • Hollywood & Dine, the establishment located just inside the theme park’s main entry, serving a selection of comfort foods including, Hot Chicken Sandwich, Clam Chowder in a Sourdough Bowl, Personal Pizza with choice of pepperoni or cheese, Brisket Sliders with Caramelized Onions, Korean Hot Dog, and mini funnel cake.
  • City Snack Shop offering grab and go treats such as the quintessential NYC Giant Pretzel, Spicy Pomegranate Glazed Turkey Leg, and the debut of the Crepewich, which features sweet (Banana and Nutella, or Strawberry Chocolate) and savory (club or Spinach and Berry vegetarian) temptations. Yum!

A highlight of the experience will invite guests to preview the very exciting “The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash” attraction shop, The Pets Store, where guests can purchase favorite The Secret Life of Pets themed goodies.  Minion Way and Pets Place perpendicular streets located adjacent to Illumination’s “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and all-new “The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash” rides will take guests on a stroll through the film’s scenic New York City streets as they explore the themed environment.

The Animation Store, home to Hello Kitty® and her friends from Sanrio®, including My Melody, Keroppi™ and Chococat™, as well as Minions merchandise from Illumination’s, blockbuster Despicable Me film franchise, and DreamWorks Animation franchises including Trolls and Kung Fu Panda, will be among the park’s exciting shopping options.

Physically distanced photo opportunities with select favorite characters will offer guests the chance to reconnect with Universal Studios Hollywood and share their experiences with friends and family via social media.

In addition to this exciting “Taste of Universal” event, guests can extend their day with more shopping and dining at the adjacent Universal CityWalk.
Universal Studios Hollywood’s new health and safety protocols are outlined below, highlighted in this video and detailed on the Universal Studios Hollywood website.

  • Temperature checks for all Guests upon arrival. If temperatures exceed 100.4° Fahrenheit / 38° Celsius or greater, Guests will not be permitted to enter.
  • Face coverings required for all Guests throughout their visit. Face coverings also will be available for purchase.
  • Controlled capacity within the theme park, and limited occupancy at all CityWalk venues to help enforce physical distancing. Some areas and programs may remain temporarily closed.
  • Rigorous cleaning and disinfecting at all food locations, restrooms, and all other high touch points.
  • Physical distancing practices at all locations throughout the park.
  • Eating and drinking permitted only in designated outdoor dining areas.
  • Contactless payment options wherever possible.

More information about Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal CityWalk is available at www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com. Regular updates can be found on Universal Studios Hollywood’s Twitter @UniStudios, Facebook-Universal Studios Hollywood and Instagram @UniStudios.

Six Flags Rockin’ Drive-In Laser Light Spectacular Announced

Six Flags Great Adventure, the World’s Ultimate Thrill Park, will host a new, limited-time event, Six Flags Rockin’ Drive-In Laser Light Spectacular March 18 to 21.

To coincide with the launch of the Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure March 20, and one week before Six Flags Great Adventure’s season kick-off March 27, Six Flags will offer guests a full spectrum of eye-popping laser lights and special effects set to a rocking soundtrack of today’s greatest hits—all enjoyed from the comfort and safety of their cars.

Six Flags Rockin’ Drive-In Laser Light Spectacular details:

  •  Date: March 18 to 21, 2021
  •  Time: 2 shows per night — 7:30 pm & 9:30 pm
  •  Length: 30 minutes
  •  Cost: $14.99 per person; $9.99 per active Member and Season Pass Holder

The event will take place in the theme park parking lot and guests should enter through the main entrance on Rt. 537 West. Snacks and beverages, as well as glow merchandise, will be available during the show.

Reservations are required and capacity will be limited. Admission tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis and will be sold per person for each show. Event-specific tickets as well as 2021 Season Passes and Memberships are available for purchase at sixflags.com/greatadventure Current Members and Season Pass holders can make reservations at sixflags.com/greatadventure/reserve. Ticket sales will not be available at the gate.

Vehicles will park every other space to maintain social distancing. Event requirements include use of masks to purchase food or merchandise and if windows are down, and occupants of a participating vehicle cannot leave their vehicle except for emergency purposes or to use the portable restrooms. These rules and a full list of safety requirements for the event will be available on the park’s website at www.sixflags.com/greatadventure

As part of Six Flags’ comprehensive safety procedures, all employees are required to wear masks and are temperature checked and heath screened each day.

Invasion of Normandy Campaign Trailer for Enlisted

Gaijin Entertainment announces that the military online shooter Enlisted has got a new massive “Invasion of Normandy” campaign. This WW2-themed game that allows players to control infantry squads, ground vehicles and combat aircraft has also expanded to the PlayStation 5. Enlisted is now available on PC, Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 as a Closed Beta and a “founder pack” purchase is mandatory to play the game. Users that have previously bought the Battle of Moscow founder packs for Enlisted on PC or Xbox Series X|S will get access to the new campaign for free!

“Invasion of Normandy” is based on the events in Operation Overlord, which was the codename for the Allied forces landing in France in 1944. The game missions recreate the atmosphere of the clashes that were typical to that theatre of operations. Players will experience a brave head-on assault on the steel and concrete shoreline defenses under the heavy fire of German forces, gruesome city battles in the labyrinth of narrow streets and dynamic fighting for the rural chateau using offroad vehicles to move quickly through the map. All missions are available for both the US and German sides. Players will use gear like the MP 34(ö) and Beretta M1918 submachine guns, Lee Enfield mod No.4 Mk I rifle, light tank M5A1, 75-mm self-propelled M8 “Scott” howitzer , Sd.Kfz.234/2 armoured car, Ju.188 A-2 and A-20G bombers.There are dozens of vehicles and weapons to unlock and all of them were really a part of the historical battle.

There are two new founder packs in addition to the already available Battle of Moscow packs. Players are now able to purchase the US 83rd Division squad with M2 Hyde submachine guns and the German 77th Division squad with upgraded MP 28 submachine guns with extended magazines. Purchase of any pack will grant access to the Enlisted Closed Beta Test and both campaigns at once.

The PlayStation 5 version of Enlisted works at 4K@60FPS and is practically identical to PC and Xbox Series X|S variants.

You can follow the latest Enlisted Closed Beta Test and other news on the official website of the game. https://enlisted.net/en/news/show/64-enlisted-major-update-playstation-5-and-launch-of-the-normandy-campaign-en/#!/

World of Darkness Comes to VR in Wraith: The Oblivion – Afterlife

Fast Travel Games announced today that its World of Darkness VR horror title, Wraith: The Oblivion – Afterlife, will launch on April 22 on Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift platforms for a suggested retail price of $29.99 USD / £24.99 GBP / €24.99 Euro. Following its Oculus debut, Wraith: The Oblivion – Afterlife will launch on Steam VR May 25 and PSVR later in 2021.

In Wraith: The Oblivion – Afterlife, you play as Ed Miller, a photographer who dies during a mysterious séance and becomes a Wraith. Suspended between life and death, you must explore the Barclay Mansion, using your supernatural Wraith abilities to uncover the horrifying truth of your untimely demise.

Combining a chilling atmosphere with terrifying supernatural enemies, Wraith: The Oblivion – Afterlife creates a true VR horror experience. Light on jump scares, but heavy on tension and mystery, players will need to rely on their sense of self-preservation to survive the Barclay Mansion.

Wraith: The Oblivion – Afterlife is the first VR title set in the World of Darkness, the shared story universe containing Vampire: The Masquerade, Werewolf: The Apocalypse, and others. It is also the first Wraith: The Oblivion video game, enabling fans to experience the afterlife as a Wraith like never before.

Wraith: The Oblivion – Afterlife Key Features

  • Become a Wraith: Your own death is a mystery that you must solve. As a Wraith, you’ll use supernatural abilities to move through walls, track the movement of other spirits, and manipulate objects at a distance to uncover the Barclay Mansion’s terrifying history and the truth of how you met your end.
  • Explore the Barclay Mansion: The Barclay Mansion is an opulent residence filled with Hollywood decadence, occult research, and terrifying monsters. Avoid vengeful spirits while using Relic Items and Wraith abilities to hunt for clues.
  • Beware of Spectres: Hostile Spectres, spirits of wrath and vengeance each with their own background and connection to the bigger mystery, roam the mansion’s halls. With few ways to defend yourself, you must avoid and outwit these lost souls who want nothing more than to send you to Oblivion, the end of all things.
  • Experience the World of Darkness in VR: Wraith: The Oblivion – Afterlife is a first-person VR horror game set in the World of Darkness, the shared universe containing Vampire: The Masquerade, Werewolf: The Apocalypse, and more.

Players can now wishlist Wraith: The Oblivion – Afterlife on the Oculus Store for Quest and Rift platforms, and also on Steam.

For more information on Wraith: The Oblivion – Afterlife and Fast Travel Games, visit the official website, Twitter, and YouTube.

Monster Jam Steel Titans 2 Launch Trailer

THQ Nordic and Feld Entertainment today released Monster Jam Steel Titans 2 across Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation® 4, Xbox One, PC and Stadia. Monster Jam Steel Titans 2 delivers an expanded truck roster, five new worlds to explore, updated physics and online multiplayer up to six players.

Monster Jam Steel Titans 2 takes everything fans loved about the original and packs in more trucks, brand new worlds, updated physics for improved truck control, and online multiplayer! The expanded roster of trucks numbers 38 and includes fan favorites like Megalodon, Sparkle Smash, Higher Education, Avenger, and Backwards Bob! The five, brand new, in-game worlds expand on the Monster Jam universe, providing endless exploration and discovery for players. Monster Jam Steel Titans 2 also delivers on the competitive aspects that racing fans crave, such as head-to-head stadium racing, freestyle competitions, and waypoint challenges. Players can challenge friends all over the globe with new online multiplayer up to six players. Follow @monsterjamgames for latest news and special discounts!

Four additional trucks are also available for download on Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation® 4, Xbox One, and PC now! The Inverse Truck Pack includes popular Spin Master Inverse Truck Series designs of Grave Digger, Northern Nightmare, Monster Mutt Dalmatian and Alien Invasion.

Store Links:
Switch US: https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/monster-jam-steel-titans-2-switch/
Switch UK: https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-Switch/Monster-Jam-Steel-Titans-2-1911376.html
Switch GER: https://www.nintendo.de/Spiele/Nintendo-Switch/Monster-Jam-Steel-Titans-2-1911376.html
PS4: https://store.playstation.com/concept/10000430
XB1: https://www.microsoft.com/store/productid/9pjsd2ffqv56
Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1205480

Cold Iron Studios and 20th Century Games Announce Aliens: Fireteam

Cold Iron Studios, the San Jose-based game studio comprised of veteran action and shooter developers, in collaboration with 20th Century Games, today revealed Aliens: Fireteam, a new cooperative third-person survival shooter set within the Alien universe. Aliens: Fireteam is scheduled for worldwide release in Summer 2021 for Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4 and Steam™.

“With Aliens: Fireteam, you and your friends will experience stepping into the boots of a squad of hardened Colonial Marines fighting in the ultimate battle for survival,” said Craig Zinkievich, Head of Cold Iron Studios. “This is the action game Aliens fans have been waiting for – hordes of different Xenomorphs swarming over ceilings and across walls, surrounding your team and striking from every angle. Work together, customize your character, utilize tons of weapons and gear and…well, you just might get your fireteam out alive.”

Set 23 years after the original Alien trilogy, Aliens: Fireteam drops players into the role of a Colonial Marine aboard the USS Endeavor, recently tasked with answering a distress call from the outer colonies. Deploy to overrun facilities, abandoned ruins and strange alien landscapes as you battle terrifying enemies across four campaigns with two friends or AI teammates. Stunning visuals, realistic environments, powerful weapons, futuristic equipment, and an eerie soundscape heighten new Alien storylines across a series of replayable missions that evoke and expand upon the blockbuster films.

Facing over 20 intelligent enemy types – from Xenomorphs to Weyland-Yutani Synthetics – players must utilize cover tactics and master team strategy to eradicate extraterrestrial threats that swarm through doors and vents, scramble across walls and ceilings, and strike from darkness with uncanny ferocity. Five character classes, an expansive arsenal of customizable weapons and mods, character progression, and innovative advancement systems help even the odds in this heart-pounding shooter and place Aliens: Fireteam in another dimension of co-op survival shooters. The unique Challenge Card system also lets players mutate each mission, offering a new experience with every playthrough.

“We’re thrilled to be working with the team at Cold Iron Studios on this new chapter in the Alien franchise,” said Josh Valensi, Executive Producer, 20th Century Games. “Aliens: Fireteam expands the story into new corners of the universe, as the Colonial Marines aboard the USS Endeavor desperately battle to survive a universe of sinister corporate secrets, ancient alien ruins, and deadly Xenomorph legions. Alien fans should prepare for a Xenomorph fight like no other.”

Aliens: Fireteam has not yet been rated by the ESRB.

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