[NETFLIX] FANTASY SERIES ‘THE LETTER TO THE KING’ GETS A TRAILER

‘The Letter to the King’ is a Netflix adaptation based on the Dutch fantasy classic by Tonke Dragt (first published 1962).

In this sweeping fantasy series, a teenage knight-in-training (Amir Wilson) receives a secret letter on which the fate of the kingdom depends. He embarks on an epic quest to deliver it to the king and stop the world from being plunged into darkness.

MY OPINION
I am a HUGE fantasy fan and based by its looks, this show may fill some needs. Some scenes are epic. I’ve seen some BUZZ around the Net and overall the consensus is that people should look forward to this.

The Letter for the King premieres March 20, only on Netflix.

[GAMING] ‘BALDUR’S GATE III’ ONE HOUR LONG GAMEPLAY

Last May, a new title from Laria – the makers of Divinity: Original Sin – was teased.

One week later – Baldur’s Gate III was cofirmed along with an official announcement trailer. Single-player and multi-player was confirmed while stated it would be Laria’s biggest title yet, with over 300 employees at that time.

The hype around the Internet was, and still IS big, as fans have been waiting for 20 years for the trequel.

One hour of gameplay has been revealed today at the PAX East 2020. Here it is:

I haven’t seen it yet but planning to, sometime during this weekend, and will probably share my two cents. Here’s another cool stuff meanwhile – the official opening cinematic (in 4K):

As stated during at the above PAX East 2020 demo, it will enter early access within the next few months. The final game will most likely launch in 2020 and is so far confirmed for PC and Google Stadia.

[GAMING] LEAKED PS5 TITLE ‘GODFALL’ GAMEPLAY TRAILER

The first officially announced title for PS5 is ‘Godfall’. It was revealed at The Game Awards 2019 in December.

Developed by Counterplay – a game studio based in California of aprox 75 devs, among others industry experts with impressive titles in their resume: Destiny 2, Call of Duty and Diablo 3.

The homepage reveals a holidays 2020 release.

Here’s the leaked video, you may have to click for it to play.

The Game Awards 2019 Reveal Trailer:

Wikipedia got more information.

[GAMING] ‘THE ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE: THE DARK HEART OF SKYRIM’ ANNOUNCEMENT CINEMATIC

‘The Elder Scrolls Online’ was released in April, 2014. It’s a game where players got the chance to togheter explore ‘The Elder Scrolls’ universe online. And the game still is relevant as new expansions are added to the core experience.

‘Morrowind'(2017), ‘Summerset'(2018), ‘Elsewyr'(2019) And now ‘Greymoor’ are the extra chapters for the title.

‘The Dark Heart of Skyrim’ is extra content in form of DLC and the the ‘Greymoor’ chapter:

Cinematic trailer for ‘Greymoor’:

This Chapter brings all-new adventures to ESO players, including:

  • A new zone to explore: Western Skyrim
  • A gothic main story quest line that ties into the Dark Heart of Skyrim adventure
  • An intriguing new system: Antiquities
  • A massive new 12-player Trial: Kyne’s Aegis
  • New world events: Harrowstorms
  • New delves, public dungeons, and stand-alone quests
  • Updates and quality-of-life improvements including a rework of the Vampire Skill Line (free for all ESO players)

Coming June 2, 2020, for PC/Mac, Xbox One, and PS4.

Source: https://www.elderscrollsonline.com/en-us/updates/chapter/greymoor

[GAMING] ‘MAGIC: LEGENDS’ GAMEPLAY RELEASED

‘Magic: Legends’ is a title that was announced at The Game Awards in December.

Looks a lot like a Diablo-style action RPG that unfolds in real time with players being able to build a deck of 12 cards and, as it seems in the trailer below, it works a lot like using abilities in other games of the genre.

It’s the first time fans are given the opportunity to immerse themselves in the fictional Multiverse of ‘Magic: The Gathering’ as a powerful, spell-wielding Planeswalker.

PLOT:
An ancient force moves in the darkness and it’s up to you to walk the planes and gather the power needed to fight. Choose your path through the planes, collect spells to create powerful spell hands, and control the chaos of battle as you fight to save the Multiverse from its greatest threat yet.

Magic: Legends is free-to-play, and will be available later this year on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Here’s the teaser cinematic trailer released at TGA 2019:

[GAMING] NEW ‘DUNGEONS & DRAGONS’ GAME: ‘DARK ALLIANCE’ ARRIVES THIS YEAR

‘Dark Alliance’ is a four player co-op action RPG set in Dungeons & Dragons’ Icewind Dale. It has been unveiled during the 2019 Game Awards and it’s coming to PC and (unnanounced) consoles in the second half of 2020.

It is said that players familliar with hte Dungeon & Dragons- universe will recognize some of the monsters and characters featured as they are created by fantasy writer R.A. Salvatore. He also has written the script to ‘Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone'(released 2004 for PC, Xbox and PS2) and ‘Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning'(released 2012 for PC, Xbox 360 and PS4).

The game is a spiritual successor AND sequel to ‘Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance’.

OWN OPINION
The trailer got GIANTS! How f*cking awesome isn’t that?? And MAKE SURE you see EVERY SINGLE SECOND of it, as you’ll get a glimpse at pre-alpha gameplay footage.

[TV] ‘GAME OF THRONES’ PREQUEL SERIES ‘HOUSE OF THE DRAGON’ AIMS FOR A 2022 RELEASE

The ‘Game of Thrones’- sequel series ‘House of the Dragon’ is aiming for a 2022 release, according to HBO programming chief Casey Bloys in an interview with Variety.

It is the story of the House Targaryen set 300 years before the events of ‘Game of Thrones’ (the book series are titled ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’) and is based from material from the imaginary history novel ‘Fire & Blood’, also written by George RR Martin.

The author wrote a blog post October 30th last year in which he opened up about the new show when it got ordered a full ten episodes long season.

There are/were more ‘Game of Thrones’- spin-offs planned and we know the fate of one of these: the one he kept calling ‘The Long Night’ and that was supposed to take place 8000 years before ‘House of the Dragon’ and ‘A Song of Ice And Fire’ and go in-depth on The White Walkers- origin. It’s been sadly cancelled and more details are to be found in the linked blog post and the interview.

I’ll keep you updated as soon as new info emerge.