By now, it’s no secret that I’m as much a video game fan as I am a comic fan. The great thing about this of course, is that the two mediums often coincide (as evidenced by today’s post). Anyway, here’s what’s new in the Video Game/Comic amalgamated space of the Venn diagram that is life (now in bite-sized headlines, complements of Kotaku!)
More videogame-based comics are on their way, this time courtesy of Capcom and Devil’s Due. Expect to see Bionic Commando and Lost Planet on your spinner racks sometime this summer.
The new Penny Arcade game, On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness is now out and available on XBOX 360 and PC (Windows XP, Mac*, and even Linux). You can buy a copy of the game ($20) and/or download the demo at online indie game distribution site Greenhouse. I haven’t gotten a chance to play beyond the character-creation tool yet, but the game looks promising.
Superman has officially been confirmed for Mortal Kombat Vs. DC!
What with the late Indiana Jones (Lego) madness, it’s easy to forget about the upcoming Lego Batman game. With that in mind, Mr. Freeze has been confirmed. Also visible in the screenshots are Harley Quinn, The Riddler, and Scarecrow. Yeah, I totally forgot about this game. Now I’m all excited again!
I’m just going to quote Kotaku on this one on the upcoming Incredible Hulk game: “Xbox 360 Gets A Red Hulksclusive In Ill-Conceived Marketing Ploy” Also: check out the Behind the Scenes video clip.
The upcoming Hellboy game seems to be coming along well. I remember reading that this one is supposed to be particularly faithful to BPRD.
I know this one doesn’t fit the theme, but promotional photos of the Dragonball movie seem so sparse, I thought it might be prudent to point out these newly released cast photos.
I saved this one for last because it looks awesome. While Capcom’s Clover Studios may now be defunct, some of the members are working on a new project called Madworld. And damn, does it look pretty. And even though it’s been said over and over, I’m going to go ahead and say again that it looks a lot (both in attitude and stylization) like Sin City. What’s better, it’s coming to Wii (My only next-gen console, ATM). It’s about time we get some mature games on our little white brick.
*Because let’s face it – hardware-wise, Macs are pretty much PCs these days.