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House Flipper – Pets DLC Announced

The House Flipper universe will be joined by someone very special. The players will be able to adopt a dog or a cat representing one of the ten most popular breeds out there – Cozy Village and its, well, cozy atmosphere will become your brand-new hometown.

Add the DLC to your wishlist on Steam (https://store.steampowered.com/app/1569190/House_Flipper__Pets_DLC/).

Pets DLC is opening endless possibilities, such as:

  • Designing your very own safe space where you can chill with your four-legged friend.
  • Establishing a pet-playground in your backyard.
  • Flipping one of ten new houses – we’re going for the ranch style this time around!

And that’s not the end of the surprises from the developers – every player will now have the possibility to create their own pet hotel! In the idyllic Cozy Village, players will take care of the ideal conditions for all those pets that couldn’t travel with their owners. And if you’re good enough at managing your business, you’ll definitely make a profit out of it.

House Flipper – Pets DLC brings a lot of new mechanics. You’ll be able to play with your freshly adopted pet, and with some time and effort, you might even raise it to be your helper on the renovation site.

“Since the release of Steam Workshop for House Flipper, we’ve noticed how many players are pet-lovers just like we are. Community feedback is extremely important to us, so we’ve decided to create a DLC that will allow our fans to adopt a trusty companion – just to make their house feel a bit more like home.” Said Mateusz Jeleń, CEO of Frozen Way.

House Flipper – Pets DLC comes with:

– 10 of the most popular breeds of cats and dogs.
– Cute companions like turtles, parrots, bunnies, and hamsters.
– Over 150 new and unique items, stylized to be cozy.
– 10 new jobs.
– 10 ranch houses available to be bought and renovated.

Frozen Way plans to release the DLC in the first quarter of 2022. The exact date and price are yet to be announced, but we encourage you to add House Flipper – Pets DLC to your wishlist on Steam and follow it on Facebook and Instagram.

SHUDDER Announces Halfway to Halloween Month in April

April showers bring a packed lineup of new horror films and series to Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural, for its annual ‘Halfway to Halloween Month.’ With April marking the halfway point to Halloween, the streamer will celebrate its biggest month of programming yet with a loaded slate of Shudder original films and series, an exclusive documentary, a library of cult classic favorites and the return of ‘Halfway to Halloween Hotline.’

“Some do Christmas in July but at Shudder we celebrate Halloween in April to mark the halfway point to the greatest holiday of the year,” said Craig Engler, general manager of Shudder. “‘Halfway to Halloween Month’ is going to be the biggest month of programming in Shudder history with new movies, series, a killer documentary and more.”

This year’s ‘Halfway to Halloween’ lineup includes two Shudder Original series, five new Shudder Original and Shudder Exclusive premieres, an exclusive documentary, the 2021 FANGORIA Chainsaw Awards and more.

Highlights include:

  • The season premiere of the Shudder Original series Creepshow and the return of the Shudder Original series The Last Drive-in with Joe Bob Briggs.
  • The highly anticipated follow up to Yeon Sang-ho’s Train to Busan and Seoul Station, Peninsula.
  • The Power starring Rose Williams (Sanditon) and written and directed by BAFTA nominated British filmmaker Corrina Faith, which appeared on 2018’s Brit List of best unproduced scripts.
  • Christopher Smith’s The Banishing starring Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey) and Sean Harris (Mission: Impossible franchise).
  • Boys from County Hell, which /Film called “legendary in its own right” upon its North American premiere at the 2020 Nightstream virtual film festival.
  • Making its US premiere after appearing as a 2020 CANNESERIES Horror Short Form contender, Australian anthology series Deadhouse Dark.
  • An exclusive documentary, In Search of Darkness: Part II, which continues to explore the impact of beloved ‘80s horror films.
  • The 2021 FANGORIA Chainsaw Awards, hosted by actor and writer David Dastmalchian (Ant-Man and the Wasp).
  • The Val Lewton Collection: seven classic titles from the 1940s, including Cat PeopleI Walked With A ZombieThe Leopard ManThe Seventh VictimCurse of the Cat PeopleThe Body Snatcher and Isle of the Dead.
  • An Alex de la Iglesia double feature: the mid ‘90s cult classics, Day of the Beast and Dance with the Devil.
  • ‘Halfway to Halloween Hotline’ in which Shudder’s director of programming, Samuel Zimmerman, provides callers with real-time movie recommendations.

Series and film details included below.

NEW SHUDDER ORIGINALS & EXCLUSIVES

*Screeners Available Upon Request*

Creepshow, Season 2 – Premieres April 1, New Episodes Every Thursday **Shudder Original Series

(Also available on Shudder CA, Shudder UKI and Shudder ANZ)

Based on the 1982 horror comedy classic, the anthology Creepshow returns for a second season and is still the most fun you’ll ever have being scared! A comic book comes to life in a series of vignettes, exploring terrors ranging from murder, creatures, monsters, and delusions to the supernatural and unexplainable.  You never know what will be on the next page. Executive produced by showrunner Greg Nicotero, Creepshow’s second season will feature guest stars Kevin Dillon, Iman Benson, Josh McDermitt, Keith David, Molly Ringwald, Barbara Crampton, Justin Long, and D’Arcy Carden, among others.

Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula – Premieres April 1 **Shudder Exclusive Film

(Also available on Shudder CA)

Four years after South Korea’s total decimation in Train to Busan, the zombie thriller that captivated audiences worldwide, acclaimed director Yeon Sang-ho brings us Peninsula, the next nail-biting chapter in his post-apocalyptic world. Jung-seok, a soldier who previously escaped the diseased wasteland, relives the horror when assigned to a covert operation with two simple objectives: retrieve and survive. When his team unexpectedly stumbles upon survivors, their lives will depend on whether the best—or worst—of human nature prevails in the direst of circumstances. Upon Peninsula’s premiere, Shudder will be the only service in which viewers can watch Yeon Sang-ho’s complete trilogy, including Train to Busan and Seoul Station, on a single platform.

The Power – Premieres April 8 **Shudder Exclusive Film

(Also available on Shudder CA, Shudder UKI and Shudder ANZ)

London, 1974. As Britain prepares for electrical blackouts to sweep across the country, trainee nurse Val (Rose Williams) arrives for her first day at the crumbling East London Royal Infirmary. With most of the patients and staff evacuated to another hospital, Val is forced to work the night shift, finding herself in a dark, near empty building. Within these walls lies a deadly secret, forcing Val to face both her own traumatic past and deepest fears in order to confront the malevolent force that’s intent on destroying everything around her.

The Banishing – Premieres April 15 **Shudder Original Film

(Also available on Shudder CA, Shudder UKI and Shudder ANZ)

From acclaimed director Chris Smith (CreepSeveranceTriangle) comes The Banishing, which tells the true story of the most haunted house in England. A young reverend and his wife and daughter move into a manor with a horrifying secret. When a vengeful spirit haunts the little girl and threatens to tear the family apart, the reverend and his wife are forced to confront their beliefs. They must turn to black magic by seeking the help of a famous Occultist…or risk losing their daughter.

The Last Drive-in with Joe Bob Briggs – Premieres April 16, New Episodes Every Friday **Shudder Original Series

The hit original series returns with Briggs, the world’s foremost drive-in movie critic, presenting eclectic horror movie double features, interrupting the films to expound upon their merits, histories and significance to genre cinema. The show’s hashtag, #TheLastDriveIn, has trended in the top 10 on Twitter in the US during the premiere of every episode and special, often reaching No. 1.

2021 FANGORIA Chainsaw Awards – Premieres April 18 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT **Shudder TV Exclusive Event

(Also available on Shudder CA, Shudder UKI and Shudder ANZ)

In April 2021, Shudder partners with FANGORIA to bring the Chainsaw Awards, hosted by actor and writer David Dastmalchian, to fans across the globe. This year’s nominated films include The Invisible ManFreakyRelicColor Out of Space and Possessor as well as actors Vince Vaughn, Kathryn Newton and Elisabeth Moss. Since 1992, the Chainsaw Awards have honored top achievements in horror film and television, with past recipients including Jonathan Demme, Sam Raimi, Robert Eggers, Toni Collette and George Romero.

Boys from County Hell – Premieres April 22 **Shudder Exclusive Film

(Also available on Shudder CA)

Welcome to Six Mile Hill, a sleepy Irish backwater whose only claim to fame is the somewhat dubious local legend that Bram Stoker once spent a night in the local pub. It’s home to Eugene Moffat, a young man who fills most of his days drinking pints with his friends and pranking tourists who come to visit the gravesite of Abhartach, a legendary Irish vampire some believe to have inspired ‘Dracula.’ When a personal tragedy forces Eugene to go and work for his gruff, no-nonsense father, he finds himself on the site of a controversial new road development that threatens to destroy the town’s livelihood. But strange events unfold when Eugene and the crew tear down a famous cairn believed to be the final resting place of Abhartach, and they soon come under attack from a sinister force that has infected one of their workmates. As the night closes in, The Boys must fight for survival while discovering the true horror of a myth that hits much closer to home than any of them realize.

In Search of Darkness: Part II – Premieres April 26 **Shudder Exclusive Documentary

Building on the hit 2019 superdoc that Forbes called “a scary good magnum opus,” In Search of Darkness: Part II dives deeper into the fabled practical-effects decade of iconic and eclectic ‘80s horror movies that changed the course of film history. Packed with over four hours of brand-new interviews, including such legendary horror icons as Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Nancy Allen (Dressed to Kill), Linnea Quigley (The Return of the Living Dead), and special-effects wizard Tom Savini (Friday the 13th), Part II features 15 new faces alongside 40-plus returning members of the original In Search of Darkness cast to delve into more fan-favorite titles of ‘80s horror, year-by-year, expanding its scope to cover more international releases and spotlighting horror-career retrospectives.

Deadhouse Dark – Premieres April 29 **Shudder Original Series

(Also available on Shudder CA, Shudder UKI and Shudder ANZ)

An anthology of six interconnected horror short films, Deadhouse Dark is anchored by a woman who receives a ‘mystery box’ from the dark web, each item within it gradually unveiling a dark and troubling truth. A boxful of dark and chilling tales of terror inspired by frighteningly familiar modern trends including dark web mystery boxes, dash cam footage and Insta-fame hungry vloggers. Deadhouse Dark is a giant mystery box of chocolates – while there is something in there to suit a variety of different tastes, in the end chocolate is still chocolate. And who doesn’t love chocolate?

HALFWAY TO HALLOWEEN HOTLINE

Every Friday in April from 3pm-4pm ET, members are invited to call Samuel Zimmerman, Shudder’s director of programming, to discuss all things horror: from their favorite genre films of all time to the most highly anticipated horror releases of the year.  From those conversations, Sam will then use his horror expertise to offer customized viewing recommendations from Shudder’s expansive film collection.

A new hotline phone number will be announced each Friday on Shudder’s social media platforms.

**While recommendations are provided for free, please note that normal phone and long-distance charges may apply. Call volume is expected to be high, so please keep trying if a busy signal is received. There are no guarantees that every call will be answered, but Sam will get through as many as he can within the hour.**

NEW ADDITIONS TO SHUDDER’S MOVIE LIBRARY

April 1

  • Night of the Lepus (1972)

Coming to Shudder just in time for Easter, in this cult classic, an Arizona rancher dealing with massive rabbit overpopulation calls on a local college president, Elgin Clark, to help him. In order to humanely resolve the matter, Elgin brings in researchers who inject the rabbits with chemicals. However, they fail to anticipate the consequences of their actions.

  • The Haunting of Julia (1977)

After her daughter’s death, wealthy American homemaker Julia Lofting moves to London to restart her life. All seems well until she is haunted by the ghosts of other children while mourning for her own.

  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)

(Also available on Shudder CA)

Chainsaw-wielding maniac Leatherface is up to his cannibalistic ways once again, along with the rest of his twisted clan. This time, the masked killer has set his sights on a pretty disc jockey, who teams up with a Texas lawman to battle the psychopath and his family deep within their lair, a macabre abandoned amusement park.

April 2

  • The Val Lewton Collection

Seven classic films from the influential writer and producer behind a series of atmospheric, psychologically rich horror classics: Cat People (1942), I Walked With A Zombie (1943), The Leopard Man (1943), The Seventh Victim (1943), Curse of the Cat People (1944), The Body Snatcher (1945) and Isle of the Dead (1945)

April 5

  • Don’t Panic (1988)

(Also available on Shudder CA)

Best known as Mexico’s homage to A Nightmare on Elm Street, in this film, Michael is gifted a Ouija board from his best friend, Tony, on his seventeenth birthday. Tony unwittingly unlocks the evil forces of the board, unleashing a wave of violent killings, and the chief suspect appears to be Michael.

  • Zombie for Sale (2019)

(Also available on Shudder CA and Shudder UKI)

When the illegal human experiments of a Korean pharmaceutical company go wrong, one of its undead test subjects escapes and ends up in a gas station owned by the Park family. When the Park family uncovers the undead visitor, they hatch a plan to exploit this unexpected fountain of youth.

April 12

  • The McPherson Tape (1989)

(Also available on Shudder CA, Shudder UKI and Shudder ANZ)

Known for being a pioneer in the found footage genre, this film centers on a typical fall evening in 1983 when a young man videotapes his niece’s 5th birthday party. As the night’s strange occurrences take place, he keeps his video camera running, recording the entire event.

  • Alex de la Iglesia Double Feature

(Also available on Shudder CA)

Two cult favorites from the acclaimed Spanish master of horror who most recently directed and co-wrote HBO Max’s 30 CoinsThe Day of the Beast (1995), in which a priest, TV psychic and Death Metal record store clerk team up to beat Satan and prevent the Apocalypse, and Dance with the Devil (a.k.a. Perdita Durango, 1997) starring Rosie Perez and Javier Bardem as a sadistic couple involved with human sacrifices, kidnapping, murder and fetus trafficking.

April 19

  • The Stepfather (1987)

(Also available on Shudder CA)

Jerry Blake is a family man, but he happens to have a series of families, with each one on the receiving end of his murderous ways. When Jerry sets his sights on a lovely widow named Susan and her headstrong daughter, Stephanie, it appears that his brutal pattern of killings will continue. However, Stephanie begins to suspect that there’s something wrong with the seemingly well-adjusted Jerry, and a violent confrontation is inevitable.

  • Thale (2012)

Leo and Elvis are cleaning up a particularly messy crime scene when Elvis accidentally finds a secret passage that leads to a subterranean living space. He encounters Thale, a beautiful young woman who sings but does not speak. The two are ill-prepared when others tracking Thale finally catch up to her.

  • The Conspiracy (2012)

(Also available on Shudder CA)

A documentary about conspiracy theories takes a horrific turn after the filmmakers uncover an ancient and dangerous secret society.

  • Housebound (2014)

(Also available on Shudder CA)

A young woman is forced to return to her childhood home after being placed under house arrest, where she suspects that something evil may be lurking.

April 26

  • The Similiars (2015)

(Also available on Shudder CA)

Eight people experience a strange phenomenon while waiting for a bus at a remote station on a rainy October night.

  • The Diabolical (2015)

A single mother and her children are awoken nightly by an intense presence. She asks her scientist boyfriend to destroy the violent spirit that paranormal experts are too frightened to take on.

  • Attack of the Demons (2019)

(Also available on Shudder CA)

For centuries, a demonic cult has been plotting the destruction of mankind. When a small Colorado town is overrun by a legion of mutating demons, three non-demon hunter friends must use every skill their minds can fathom to stave off the demon apocalypse.

April 29

  • Horror Express (1972)

(Also available on Shudder CA, Shudder UKI and Shudder ANZ)

While travelling on the Trans-Siberian Express, an anthropologist and his rival must contain the threat posed by the former’s cargo: a prehistoric ape which is the host for a lifeform that is absorbing the minds of the passengers and crew.

G.I. JOE Coming to World of Tanks

Wargaming is excited to announce that Hasbro’s iconic G.I. JOE characters, Duke and Cobra Commander, are joining the fight in World of Tanks. Today tankers will be able to get their hands on two extra special 3D styles: one for the TS-5 (G.I. JOE Team) and one for the T-54 first prototype (Cobra). Additionally, World of Tanks is delivering G.I. JOE-themed missions, decals and emblems to its players, and from March 18, two unique crew commanders will be available through Prime Gaming.

The G.I. JOE toy line was like none before it. It added backstories to its colorful heroes, menacing villains and featured intricately designed military vehicles to transport its soldiers into action. Now the adventure continues as millions of World of Tanks players can take command of the G.I. JOE B.T.T. (Breakthrough Tank) and the Cobra B.O.A (Battle Operational Assault) in
the struggle for freedom. Both vehicles are designed specifically for the World of Tanks battlefield and are unique to the game! The G.I. JOE B.T.T., based on the TS-5, will take the fight right to Cobra’s front door. In retaliation, Cobra has engineered the B.O.A., built on the foundation of the T-54 first prototype, to menace any who are foolish enough to face it. As an
exclusive to Prime Gaming Club members, Duke and Cobra Commander can be recruited as crew captains on March 18.

“For years, the characters of G.I. JOE have captured the playtime of an entire generation as they recreated epic battles with toys and imagination,” stated Max Chuvalov, Publishing Director, World of Tanks. “Now that generation is grown, and there is no better way for them to revisit the joy of G.I. JOE than in World of Tanks! It really is a perfect combination, and we are happy to deliver it!”

Alongside the B.T.T. and B.O.A., tankers will also get unique decals featuring the legendary G.I. JOE M.O.B.A.T. (Multi-Ordinance Battle Tank) and the COBRA H.I.S.S (High Speed Sentry) vehicles, as depicted on their original package art. In addition, G.I. JOE themed inscriptions and emblems are available by completing of a series of in-game missions. The iconic Cobra and G.I. JOE emblems will help players declare their allegiance on any tank in their garage. Since “knowing is half the battle,” head on over to the dedicated article for more information
about G.I. JOE in-game offerings for World of Tanks: https://worldoftanks.eu/news/general-news/gi-joe-customization/

RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness Series Coming to Netflix

Known as the gold standard of survival horror games with over 100 million units shipped worldwide, Resident Evil is coming to Netflix for the year of its 25th anniversary. The original CG anime series, RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness, will launch exclusively on Netflix later this year.

The new anime series will be produced and supervised by Capcom’s Hiroyuki Kobayashi, who has been responsible for bringing numerous titles in the Resident Evil series to life. TMS Entertainment, which has birthed various anime series like “Lupin the 3rd” and “Detective Conan,”is leading production, with Quebico, led by Kei Miyamoto (Resident Evil: Vendetta), in charge of 3DCG animation.

In the new teaser art, Leon S. Kennedy is pictured in a suit, a first for the “Resident Evil” series, holding a gun with a serious expression. Meanwhile, Claire Redfield is searching for something with a flashlight in one hand. This teaser art gives a glimpse of Leon and Claire in action, while a horde of zombies are headed towards one of the major sites of the series: the White House. The new stills of Leon and Claire show their coincidental reunion at the White House.

Newly revealed storyline of RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness

In 2006, there were traces of improper access to secret Presidential files found in the White House’s network. American federal agent Leon S. Kennedy is among the group invited to the White House to investigate this incident, but when the lights suddenly go out, Leon and the SWAT team are forced to take down a horde of mysterious zombies. Meanwhile, TerraSave staff member Claire Redfield encounters a mysterious image drawn by a youth in a country she visited, while providing support to refugees. Haunted by this drawing, which appears to be of a victim of viral infection, Claire starts her own investigation. The next morning, Claire visits the White House to request the construction of a welfare facility. There, she has a chance reunion with Leon and uses the opportunity to show him the boy’s drawing. Leon seems to realize some sort of connection between the zombie outbreak at the White House and the strange drawing, but he tells Claire that there is no relation and leaves. In time, these two zombie outbreaks in distant countries lead to events that shake the nation to its very core.

Voice casts of the main characters

Leon S. Kennedy will be voiced by Nick Apostolides, and Claire Redfield will be voiced by Stephanie Panisello, well known to fans as the voice actors from the reimagined Resident Evil 2 from 2019.

WRC 9 Nintendo Switch Launch Trailer Released

NACON and development studio KT Racing are pleased to announce that WRC 9, the official video game of the FIA World Rally Championship, is now available on Nintendo Switch™.

Acclaimed by players and critics alike, WRC 9 continues to win over virtual drivers from all over the world. After arriving on next-generation consoles in late 2020, all gamers can now enjoy the leading off-road racing sim series thanks to a version for Nintendo Switch™, available from today on the Nintendo eShop.

WRC 9 on Nintendo Switch™ includes all content currently available with over 110 special stages, a deep and immersive Career mode with schedule and team management, and even more realistic physics. Players can also put their driving talents to the test in daily and weekly only challenges.

Visit the Nintendo eShop today for an unrivalled off-road experience on handheld consoles right in the middle of the FIA World Rally Championship season! A physical version of WRC 9 for Nintendo Switch™ will be available at a later date.

  • 14 environments, over 110 special stages, 3 new rallies (Japan, New Zealand, Kenya), and the new special stages in the Finland and Portugal rallies released as post-launch patches on consoles
  • Over 50 official teams and their livery from the WRC, WRC 2, WRC 3 and Junior WRC
  • Over 15 legendary cars that have left their mark on the history of the WRC
  • A deep and immersive Career mode with staff, calendar and R&D management

Hood: Outlaws and Legends Hunter Gameplay Trailer Released

Hood: Outlaws and Legends, the upcoming PvPvE multiplayer heist game from Sumo Digital and Focus Home interactive, has released the second video in its four-part character gameplay series, this time going dark with game director Andrew Willans for an in-depth look at the Hunter!

Elusive and mysterious, the Hunter’s quick takedowns, invisibility magic, and smoke grenades make her a terror in infiltration and assassination. Her modified arm-mounted crossbow can load up to three bolts at once for a deadly burst, giving her incredible lethality at close and mid-range. And when it comes to supporting her band of outlaws, the Hunter’s smoke grenades can cover sightlines and prevent the enemy from tagging teammates for a tactical advantage.

The Hunter’s ultimate ability is the Shroud, covering her with a near-invisible sheen that’s completely undetectable by guards. This grants her unique advantages behind enemy lines, letting her reach the treasure vault with ease or take out foes with terrifying efficiency.

Pre-order Hood: Outlaws & Legends now on PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and PC to get exclusive early access on May 7 — three days before the official release on May 10. Pre-orders will also get the “Forest Lords” cosmetic pack for free, featuring unique outfits and weapon skins for your characters. You can also pre-order the game’s Year 1 Edition, which includes three Battle Passes due to be released post-launch.

For more on Hood, visit www.focus-home.com/en-us/games/hood-outlaws-legends.

Lust from Beyond Out Now

Movie Games Lunarium is proud to announce that the esoteric / erotic survival horror “Lust from Beyond” is now available on Steam for 19.99$ / 16.79€ / 15.45£.

Up to -35% in launch discounts await for the fans of strange tales and owners of other Movie Games and PlayWay productions.

‘Lust from Beyond’ is a first-person survival horror game set between our world and the world of endless ecstasy. As Victor Holloway, antiquarian struggling with sex addiction, the player pursues the mystery of his otherworldly visions.

This bold, mature production with erotic and occult themes, inspired by the works of Lovecraft, Giger, and Beksinski, was preceded by two free standalone chapters: Prologue and Scarlet. Both have been enthusiastically received on Steam (82% and 88% positive reviews).

‘Lust from Beyond’ has quickly became a popular title among Steam audiences. On the day of release, it is the 38th most wishlisted title on Steam (globally). At the time of writing, it is the 2nd most popular upcoming game on Steam. It was also successfully funded on Kickstarter, reaching its goal in just one day.

Launch Discounts (can be combined!)

  • -10% launch discount, available for 7 days from the release.

  • -5% on three Movie Games Horror Bundles: Lust from Beyond + Lust for Darkness, Lust from Beyond + The Beast Inside, and Lust from Beyond + Lust for Darkness + The Beast Inside.

  • 20% Loyalty Discount is available to the owners of numerous PlayWay and Movie Games titles. If you own any of the following games on Steam, the discount will be added automatically:

    Lust for Darkness, Plane Mechanic Simulator, The Beast Inside, Drug Dealer Simulator, Car Mechanic Simulator 2015, Car Mechanic Simulator 2018, Cooking Simulator, House Flipper, UBOAT, Barn Finders, Thief Simulator, Tank Mechanic Simulator, Ultimate Fishing Simulator, 911 Operator, 112 Operator, Rustler, Train Station Renovation, Don’t Be Afraid, Gold Rush, Accident

What The Dub?! Cinema Dubbing Party Game Announced

Independent games developer Wide Right Interactive revealed today What The Dub?! – a unique multiplayer party game sure to delight wisecracking fans of bad movie nights by pitting them against friends and family to craft the wittiest dubs to cinema’s most cringy moments! Featuring over 300 hand selected movie clips What the Dub?! will release on multiple platforms including Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 (forward compatible with PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S), and Steam (PC/Mac) on April 8th, 2021!

What The Dub?! is a local multiplayer party game where each player overdubs missing dialogue from hilariously awful B-movies, woefully outdated PSAs, and bizarre industrial films, with their own witty (or just plain stupid) dubs. Their dubs are then pitted against other players in a head-to-head clash of comedy. The players – along with up to 6 audience members – then vote for their favorite dub! What The Dub?! takes “bad movie night” and expands it into an interactive, fast-paced, multiplayer game that friends and family, both local and afar, can enjoy!

Over the course of several rounds, What The Dub?! challenges players to produce the most humorous replacement dialogue for a vast collection of public domain movie clips. Win the crowd over with your dubs and you’ll rack up points. The player with the most points at the end of the game wins. It’s just that easy!

What The Dub?! Features:

● Casual party game fun for up to 12 players, with 6 entering their dubs, and an additional 6 audience members voting on their favorites.

● Over 300 hand selected clips to ensure hours of unique movie dubbing fun for players wisecrack, quip and insult the night away!

● Easy access and connectivity with friends and family as players can interact with the game using any device which can access a browser – phones, tablets, or computers.

● Players will be able to hear their witty creations live! Replacement dubs are played back embedded in the clips using text-to-speech.

● Original score by Emmy nominated composer Jonathan Hylander. (Nominated for a Daytime Emmy and Annie Award for his work on Sanjay and Craig.)

AMC Games Announces The Magnificent Trufflepigs

AMC Games today announced the upcoming The Magnificent Trufflepigs, a wholly unique narrative game that challenges players to dig for the truth, both literally and figuratively – with British actor Arthur Darvill (Doctor Who, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) on board to voice the lead character. The first game from the Leeds, U.K.-based studio Thunkd, The Magnificent Trufflepigs combines dramatic story choices with metal-detecting mechanics. SundanceTV has partnered with AMC Games to support the project with branding and promotion.

The Magnificent Trufflepigs is coming to PC and Nintendo Switch in Early Summer 2021.

A first-person, romantic, metal-detecting game, The Magnificent Trufflepigs has players taking the role of Adam (voiced by Darvill), a sharp-witted but compassionate man returning to his childhood village of Stanning. There he joins a woman named Beth (voiced by Luci Fish of Safe House and Another Eden) on her mission to unearth a local treasure. But all is not as it seems, and players will have to choose how Adam responds as cracks begin to appear in Beth’s fairy tale plans.

“AMC Games is continuing its goal of giving voice to unique creators,” said Clayton Neuman, vice president of Games for AMC. “The Magnificent Trufflepigs is a dramatic narrative game with the maturity and nuance of critically-acclaimed shows seen across AMC Networks. I was blown away when I first read Andrew’s script, and I can’t wait for players to experience it, fully realized by our talented cast, later this year.”

“Thunkd is extremely proud of The Magnificent Trufflepigs, but gems like this can only be unearthed with the help of like-minded partners that are prepared to dig a bit deeper to find something special,” said Andrew Crawshaw, the lead designer of Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture and founder of Thunkd. “Everyone at AMC Games and SundanceTV has helped to ensure that making our first game has been an experience that we’ll treasure.”

Wizard World Signature Series Announced with Sleepaway Camp Cast

After conducting more than 200 streaming virtual online events with actors, directors, creators, cosplayers and more in the past 11 months, Wizard Brands, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) is taking the next step to substantially expand its variety of offerings with the introduction of Wizard World Signature Series. Each Signature Series is a curated collection of events across a range of genres from pop culture and entertainment to sports and lifestyle spaces. The subscription-based program offers fans multiple options that provide exceptional value and insider access, including live Q&As, exclusive themed and branded merchandise, compelling content and interactive experiences.

The Signature Series is a key element of Wizard World’s progression into a technology company that builds online communities through live streaming events with interaction, ecommerce and streaming across a wide breadth of shared interest groups.

Wizard World (www.wizardworld.com) will continue to offer a selection of free panels and special events via its streaming platforms, as well as the ability to separately purchase one-on-one live chats, virtual photo ops, autographs and recorded video messages, which have grown increasingly popular over the past year.

Kicking off the new subscription model, the Wizard World Signature Series presents Horror launches on March 20, with a live Q&A with Sleepaway Camp stars Felissa Rose, Jonathan Tierstan, Katherine Kamhi and Karen Fields. It is the first of 10 scheduled Q&As in the Horror genre over the next few months, each occurring on consecutive Saturdays. Fans can purchase a single event in the series for $3.99, any five for $11.99, all 10 for $19.99, or all 10 plus a set of bonus items for $29.99. Other events in the Wizard Horror Signature Series include talent from the A Nightmare On Elm Street franchise, Stephen King’s It, The Hunters vs. the Hunted, Rob Zombie, Terrifier and “What We do in the Shadows” star Harvey Guillén, with others to be added soon.

Within each series, subscribers can experience a variety of related programming, including talent, producer and director Q&As, expert panels and more.

“Fans across the world have responded to our streamed events in a big way, and we’re excited to be offering new ways to interact with leaders in an even broader array of categories moving forward,” said Scott Kaufman, Wizard Brands CEO. “The Signature Series expands and streamlines these events — we believe the possibilities are vast.”

While the pop culture and entertainment areas will continue to be prominent, other planned and potential Wizard World Signature Series subjects include outdoors, self defense, sports, home and garden, music, literature, cooking among others.

Wizard World looks forward to producing live events again as guidelines evolve. Conventions are tentatively scheduled in Chicago (August 26-29), Philadelphia (November 12-14), New Orleans (January 7-9, 2022), Portland (January 28-30, 2022) and Cleveland (TBD 2022).