This is the first time that I will be writing a column of this nature and as such I am be open to and appreciative of any and all comments or feedback you provide.
This weeks Side Quest resulted in the following:
- Call of Duty Infinite Warfare Announced – Includes COD 4 Remake
- Alicia Vikander Casted as the Next Lara Croft
- Dishonored 2 Gets an Official Release Date
- Watch Dogs 2 New Lead Images Leaked on Social Media
- Fallout 4: Far Harbor DLC Release Date Official
- Respawn Entertainment Working on New Star Wars Game
- New Power Ranger Movie Costumes Revealed
- Battlefield 1 Release Date Officially Announced
1. Call of Duty Infinite Warfare Announced – Includes COD 4 Remake
Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of…Call of Duty? That’s right folks, the new Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will take place (at least in part) in space. How are people reacting to this change of course? Well, the official trailer is at 11.3 million views on YouTube and has a Dislike:Like ratio of 3.31:1 with almost a million votes. To put this into perspective, Rebecca Black’s “Friday” music video has a Dislike:Like ratio of 3.65 with 2.6 million votes. I’ll admit this is a crude statistic, but the point is just food for thought. Not is all lost though! If you purchase the special edition, not only will you get to be a space invader, but you will also be a proud owner of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Remastered! All sarcasm aside, this is a fairly enticing reason to purchase the special edition. The question is, if public perception does not change, will the remastered version of Call of Duty:4 Modern Warfare be enough for the sale? Call of Duty:4 Modern Warfare Remastered Infinite Warfare, is set to be released November 4, 2016 on PC, Xbox One, and PS4.
2. Alicia Vikander Casted as the Next Lara Croft
Alicia Vikander, best known for her Oscar winning performance in The Danish Girl and for her star role in Ex Machina is set to become the new Angelina Jolie… I mean Lara Croft in the next Tomb Raider movie. Lara Croft is a beloved video game character… who am I kidding, if you don’t know who Lara Croft is, immediately stop reading and play the game or better yet watch TetraNinja play the latest renditions of the game. The film will be directed by Roar Uthaug and produced by MGM films (the one with the roaring lion) and GK films. The release date for the movie has yet to be announced.
3. Dishonored 2 Gets an Official Release Date
Bethesda has announced that Dishonored 2 will make its debut on November 11, 2016. “Dishonored 2 sets players on another revenge quest to reclaim the throne of Dunwall. Set 15 years after the last game, players can either gain vengeance as grizzled series vet Corvo Attano, or empress Emily Kaldwin, a new playable character with unique supernatural powers who was dethroned in the recent coup.”¹ For more coverage on Dishonored 2, stay tuned as TetraNinja attends E3:2016 set to take place next month.
4. Watch Dogs 2 New Lead Images Leaked on Social Media
An Instagram account belonging to performance artist King has revealed what may be an image of the lead character for Watch Dogs 2. The legitimacy of the photo has not been verified and it is uncertain whether Ubisoft will comment on this matter prior to E3:2016. Aiden Pearce, to be or not to be? I guess that is the question.
5. Fallout 4: Far Harbor DLC Release Date Official
Fallout 4: Far Harbor DLC is set to be released on May 19th, 2016; a mere 11 days, 0 hours, 1 minute, 27 seconds away, not that I’m counting…25…24…23. The DLC will be available on Xbox One, PS4 and PC for $24.99USD for those who haven’t purchased the season pass. In addition to the monies, be sure to save some bandwidth; this DLC is expected to be just under 3GB.
6. Respawn Entertainment Working on New Star Wars Game
May the fourth be with you. Cannot think of a more suitable day than that for the announcement of a new Star Wars video game. It was officially announced that Respawn Entertainment has entered into a partnership with Electronic Arts and Lucasfilm to develop the next Star Wars game. Although the details are sparse, it is known that the new game will be a third-person action/adventure game set in the Star Wars universe. Let’s all just hope that this will be better designed than the Death Star was…
7. New Power Ranger Movie Costumes Revealed
It’s morphing time! A photo of how our beloved childhood heroes will look has been revealed and ‘morphed’ is a good a word as any to describe the change in their outfit. Out goes the old debatably tight spandex and in comes the definitely not debatably how tight it is exoskeleton/Marvel looking suits. Although I personally think that the suits do look pretty badass, they are on the receiving end of plenty of criticism with respect to oversexualizing the two female rangers in contrast to the older suits which were gender neutral. With the debut of film scheduled for March 24, 2017, there is still plenty of time to make changes to cater to the demands of the fans.
8. Battlefield 1 Release Date Officially Announced
EA and DICE have officially announced that Battlefield 1 will be released October 21, 2016 on Xbox One, PC and PS4 with EA and Origin Access early play time beginning October 18, 2016. It is confirmed that the new Battlefield will stray away from their latest installment in the series Battlefield: Hardline (OH THANK GOD! #happydance) and will instead toss us into the trenches of World War I. As can be seen in the trailer, tanks and planes will make a glorious reappearance and, I for one am hoping, that the scene depicting what appears to be a battleship shooting a salvo from her main turrets is an indication that a naval aspect has been added (fingers crossed, but not holding my breath). Let’s see if E3:2016 can shed some light.
That wraps up the first volume for Side Quest. Please feel free to comment below on anything you liked, disliked and of course any suggestions on how to improve the column. Any and all feedback are welcome and appreciated. Until next week!