Monthly Archives: January 2018
Hideaki Itsuno has apologised once more for not revealing his new game - but the Devil May Cry and Dragon's Dogma director now promises that the project is coming to a close, hopefully meaning we'll see an announcement soon.
Itsuno took to Twitter to say that the "development of the project is now under climax":
Happy new year!
I am sorry that I can not present a new project last year. The development of the project is now under climax. I am making a great game so please expect it.
— Hideaki Itsuno (@tomqe) December 31, 2017
An image posted on the website for Fumito Ueda's genDESIGN has sparked speculation that it's a teaser for a new game from the creator of ICO, Shadow of the Colossus and The Last Guardian.
Posted to celebrate the New Year, the image (below) shows a girl on a stone altar, staring at a mostly-obscured giant figure. Neither figure looks immediately reminiscent from Ueda's past games, leading some to believe that this is his studio's next game.
Welcome to Hero Makeover, our new video series where professional costume designers and makeup artists transform real-world heroes into their favorite characters.
In Episode 1, a 16-year old with cerebral palsy named Kirsten undergoes a cosplay transformation into Davros, the iconic villain from Doctor Who. Kirsten has been an inspiration to others through CosAbility, a group that seeks to empower others with disabilities through cosplay. Check out her amazing Davros transformation in the video player above.
Be sure to follow Hero Makeover on Facebook if you want to catch each episode before it airs in the weeks following on IGN, our apps, and places like YouTube. The series is voiced by Jennifer Hale, the prolific voice actress who's worked on a number of different video game series, including Mass Effect, Metal Gear Solid, Metroid Prime, Baldur's Gate, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, and many more.
It's officially 2018! New year, new me. Oh, and new TV!
Let's map out midseason TV, shall we? A hearty look at all the winter and spring continuations, returns, and debuts.
From the back halves of The Walking Dead, The Tick, and Star Trek: Discovery to the seasonal returns of The X-Files, Marvel's Jessica Jones, and American Crime Story to the debuts of Black Lightning, Counterpart, and Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams - the months of January through April contain a ton of content.
Plus, more Ash vs Evil Dead, Homeland, The Magicians, Strike Back, and One Day at a Time - along with new shows like Altered Carbon, The Alienist, Waco, and American Idol. Okay, Idol's not new, obviously. But it is back...and on a whole new network.
With $533.1 million in ticket sales in just three weeks of release -- including an additional first place finish of $52.7 million over New Year's weekend -- Star Wars: The Last Jedi is now the No. 1 movie of 2017 at the domestic box office.
The Last Jedi dethroned another Disney release, Beauty and the Beast, which drops to second place with $504 million. As of January 1, 2018, however, Beauty and the Beast remains the No. 1 movie of 2017 worldwide with nearly $1.3 billion. (Here is a list of the top domestic box office releases of 2017.)
It's time to close the books on what was easily one of the best years of gaming in quite some time. So with 2017 behind us, join us in looking forward to what's in store. With everything from much-anticipated sequels to new takes on familiar genres just over the horizon, there are a ton of exciting games headed our way. Here are 41 big games coming in 2018, with the caveat being that some of these might be delayed.
Developer Josef Fares’ second game is a split screen co-op multiplayer action-adventure that focuses on two convicts who must break out of a prison together and avoid the authorities. Use stealth, solve puzzles, and stick to the plan as you try to make your way to freedom. – Christian Holt, Custom Content Editor
All month long, IGN First is spotlighting the Films to Watch in 2018. Today, we take a look at Insidious: The Last Key, which is written by the franchise's co-creator Leigh Whannell. This Universal Pictures release and Blumhouse production hits theaters January 5th.
Fear comes home in Insidious: The Last Key. As the film's trailer revealed, this case finds parapsychologist Dr. Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) investigating the horrors within the house she grew up in. As she puts it to her colleagues Specs (Leigh Whannell) and Tucker (Angus Sampson), Elise doesn't have memories from this place ...she has scars.
Nursing a New Year hangover? Listen to us waffle about the things we're most looking forward to watched, playing, and doing in the New Year.
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