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Posted November 9, 2017 by Tim Wells in Comics
 
 

Lockjaw comic, Batman on Switch, Wheel & Jeopardy games out now

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Today’s entertainment news comes from Marvel, Ubisoft, and Telltale Games.

Comics

Lockjaw

Marvel Announces LOCKJAW Comic

The teleporting canine will embark on a whirlwind adventure in his new series!

He’s been a breakout star since he could bark, a faithful sidekick to his Inhuman masters, and has helped protect an empire. Now, he’s got his own mission to take on — Marvel is excited to announce LOCKJAW #1, a new four-part mini written by Daniel Kibblesmith with art by Carlos Villa.

When Lockjaw finds out his long-lost siblings are in danger, he’ll embark on a journey which will result in a teleporting, mind-bending adventure. “We’re super excited about this book. Daniel Kibblesmith—a hilarious writer who works on The Late Show and recently published a book called Santa’s Husband—has cooked up an incredibly fun, heart-filled romp around the Marvel Universe,” said series editor Wil Moss. “Back in BLACK BOLT #5, writer Saladin Ahmed and artist Frazer Irving finally settled the mystery of Lockjaw’s origin: He’s definitely a dog, birthed by a dog, who happens to have the power of teleportation. But now we’re going even further: How did Lockjaw obtain that power? And is he really the only Inhuman dog in the universe? So in issue #1, we find out that Lockjaw’s got brothers and sisters. From there, we’ll be following everybody’s best friend around the universe as he tracks down his siblings—along with a surprising companion, D-Man! It’s gonna be a fantastic ride, all beautifully illustrated by up-and-comer Carlos Villa! So grab on to the leash and come with!”

You heard us: Grab a leash, prepare your mind, and teleport along with Lockjaw when LOCKJAW #1 hits comic shops this February!

Games

Wheel of Fortune

JEOPARDY!® AND WHEEL OF FORTUNE® VIDEO GAMES AVAILABLE NOW

Video games based on the iconic game shows are available now at retail and for digital download on PS4 and Xbox One

Ubisoft® and Sony Pictures Television Networks announced that video games based on two of America’s favorite game shows, Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune, are available now for digital downloads individually and as a compilation and at retail as a compilation on Microsoft Xbox One® and Sony PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system. Jeopardy! video game and Wheel of Fortune video game are available for a MSRP of $39.99 for the bundle and $19.99 for each digital game.

“Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune are classic TV game shows that continue to captivate audiences today,” said Tony Key, SVP Marketing & Consumer Experience for Ubisoft. “We were able to take that fun experience and bring it to players to solve their way through thousands of puzzles and clues at home on their consoles.”

“Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune are two legacy brands that remain as relevant and relatable today as they were when they first came to television decades ago,” noted Suzanne Prete, SVP, Global Licensing & Brand Management for Sony Pictures Television Networks’ Gameshows and Games. “Our relationship with Ubisoft speaks to our desire to work with like-minded partners who see the enormous value in the franchises and have a proven track record in innovation and creating the best possible gaming experiences for players around the globe.”

Jeopardy! allows players to answer over 2,000 clues and compete with two other friends online and offline through local multiplayer; in addition, it has the following exciting new features:

Unique modes: With three distinct modes, there is a Jeopardy! type for everyone. Track your progress and performance in leaderboards by competing in Career Mode. Rapid Mode offers fewer categories and clues for players looking for a quick match and Family Mode includes separate categories to be more inclusive and fun for kids and parents alike.
Unlock new categories: Answer clues correctly and unlock Super Categories.
Media clues: More than 2,000 puzzles with visual and audio clues, including quotes and songs.
Category customization: Players can decide which categories they want during online and offline matches.
With more than 4,000 puzzles, Wheel of Fortune offers hours of puzzle solving fun and provides unique twists on the classic game:

Classic and Quick mode: Play the classic mode to enjoy the authentic TV show experience with all of the beats you know and love, or choose the quick mode to solve a few puzzles.
Online multiplayer: Track your progress through friends and global leaderboards, compare your score and achievements through the profile function, and chat with them with Voice Chat Support.
Special wedges true to the TV show: Collect awesome travel trips with the prize wedge and win top value gifts with the gift card, mystery wedge or million-dollar wedge.
Level up and unlock customization items: Gain levels as you play and unlock new customization items to decorate your contestants and studio set with over 250 unique items.
For more information on Wheel of Fortune, please visit https://www.ubisoft.com/en-us/game/wheel-of-fortune.

For more information on Jeopardy!, please visit https://www.ubisoft.com/en-us/game/jeopardy.

For the latest on all of Ubisoft’s games, please visit http://www.ubiblog.com.


Critically-Acclaimed ‘Batman – The Telltale Series’ Coming to Nintendo Switch Both Digitally and at Retail on November 14

The first season of Telltale’s fresh take on Batman canon comes to Switch on November 14 in North America and November 17 in Europe and Australia from Telltale Games, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, and DC Entertainment.

Award-winning publisher and developer Telltale Games, in partnership with DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, today confirmed that Batman – The Telltale Series will launch on Nintendo Switch on November 14 in North America and November 17 in Europe and Australia. The full first season will be available both digitally and at retail; both formats will cost $39.99 USD in North America. All five episodes will come already loaded on the retail cartridge.

“This will be Telltale’s first Mature-rated title on the system, so we’re really excited not only to have our game on Switch but also to approach a new audience with a game we’re really proud of,” said Executive Producer Sean O’Connor. “We think our unique take on Batman is a great way to introduce Nintendo fans to Telltale’s style of storytelling. It’s also nice that returning fans will be able to experience the game on a console they can take with them everywhere.”

Batman – The Telltale Series gives players the opportunity to role-play as both Bruce Wayne and Batman in a fresh take on Batman canon. In the series’ opening episode, ‘Realm of Shadows,’ Bruce Wayne is forced to question everything he thought he knew about his identity when he discovers his father was in fact a ruthless crime boss. As both Bruce and Batman, players must negotiate harsh political turmoil and prevent Gotham City from descending into chaos while digging into the truth about the Wayne family’s sordid past.

Batman – The Telltale Series was praised by fans and critics alike, with The Verge proclaiming it’s “among Telltale’s best work to date” while emphasizing “it’s not just Batman, it’s your Batman.” Game Informer called it “one of the best experiences by Telltale in recent memory, period” while Heavy.com wrote that Telltale “truly knocked it out of the park.” Digital Spy deemed it “the freshest Dark Knight take we’ve seen in years,” which io9 echoed, calling Telltale’s Batman “video games’ best Bruce Wayne ever.”

Rendered to look like a living, breathing comic book, Telltale’s vision of Batman features an award-winning cast of talent, including Troy Baker in the role of Bruce Wayne, Travis Willingham as Harvey Dent, Erin Yvette as Vicki Vale, Enn Reitel as Alfred Pennyworth, Murphy Guyer as Lieutenant James Gordon, Richard McGonagle as Carmine Falcone, Jason Spisak as Oswald Cobblepot, Dave Fennoy as Lucius Fox, Anthony Ingruber as John Doe, and Laura Bailey as Selina Kyle.

Batman – The Telltale Series is a standalone product separate from the second season, Batman: The Enemy Within. It is currently available at retailers across North America on a special ‘Season Pass Disc’ for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 3. The disc includes the first episode of the season, as well as access to download all subsequent episodes through an online connection.

Both Batman – The Telltale Series and Batman: The Enemy Within are licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and based on DC’s iconic character. All currently available episodes have been rated ‘Mature’ by the ESRB.

For more information on Telltale Games, visit the official website, follow @TelltaleGames on Twitter, and like Telltale on Facebook.




Tim Wells

 

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