Day: 12/06/2013

New Mirror’s Edge is open-world


By: Eddie Makuch The new Mirror’s Edge game officially announced this week will feature an open world, publisher Electronic Arts confirmed this morning during a conference call. EA Labels boss Frank Gibeau described the new game as a cult classic and said it enjoyed a “great fan reaction” at E3’s briefing on Monday. “We’re bringing Faith back in this open-world [emphasis added] action adventure game,” Gibeau said. The Mirror’s Edge sequel is currently in development for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. []

Warner Bros Snag Rights To Hugo Winner’s Next Novel


By: Kristy Puchko Some of this summer’s most anticipated science fiction features are coming from Warner Bros, including Man of Steel and Pacific Rim. So it should be no surprise the studio that’s also bringing us the Wachowski siblings’ next sci-fi epic Jupiter Ascending is on the prowl for more original sci-fi content. And they’ve found it in Hugo Award-winning author Will McIntosh’s upcoming novel. The Wrap reports Warner Bros bought the rights to McIntosh’s Defenders in a pre-emptive pitch deal. Already Pain and Gain producer Donald De Line has been lined []

New Fable forums go live ahead of E3


By: Eddie Makuch Lionhead Studios today launched new Fable forums (via CVG ), one week before studio owner Microsoft is expected to announce new Xbox One games at the Electronic Entertainment Expo. Microsoft’s E3 2013 briefing takes placeMonday, June 10 . The company has pledged to release 15 Xbox One exclusives in the platform’s first year, eight of which are all-new franchises. “Join fans from across the globe to discuss all things Fable; from the latest news & announcements to guides, walkthroughs []

Hailee Steinfeld’s Romeo And Juliet Arriving in September


By: Nick Venable While certain repeated cinematic adaptations get quite long in the tooth with each retelling – see A Christmas Carol – certain stories inevitably deserve to get told over and over, as viewed through the eyes of the next generation. For his first feature since 1995’s Fluke, Italian director Carlo Carlei chose to adapt William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, a love story as old as love itself, and filmgoers will finally have a chance to see the film later this year. Variety reports Relativity Media []

Dark Souls II launching March 2014


By: Dan Chiappini Update: Namco Bandai has confirmed to Eurogamer that Dark Souls II will be shipping in March 2014. Original story: Dark Souls II , the sequel to From Software’s 2011 hit role-playing game, Dark Souls may be releasing in March next year, according to a report on Kotaku. A large billboard has been spotted in Los Angeles by user Norm the Alligator ahead of next week’s Electronic Entertainment Expo. The 2014 launch window has lead to speculation that the next []

Justified’s David Meunier Joins Denzel Washington For The Equalizer


By: Kristy Puchko Character actor David Meunier has been a frequent face in television for over a decade, but he’s reached a new level of fame/familiarity thanks to his recurring role as Johnny Crowder on FX’s Justified . Playing the career criminal on the acclaimed drama series has helped Meunier catch the eye of film casting agents and director Antoine Fuqua. Deadline reports this TV actor is set to make the leap to film with Fuqua’s upcoming thriller The Equalizer. Meunier is []