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Ubisoft Unveils Assassin’s Creed Mirage: Story Trailer and Gameplay Deep Dive Revealed
At Ubisoft’s highly anticipated summer showcase, fans were treated to an exciting glimpse of the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Mirage. The event kicked off with the release of a captivating story trailer, offering a closer look at the game’s protagonist, Basim, and the awe-inspiring 9th-century rendition of Baghdad, the focal point of the game’s exploration.
However, the real highlight was the in-depth gameplay demonstration. Mirage aims to return to the roots of the original Assassin’s Creed games, focusing less on RPG elements and emphasizing the core pillars of the franchise: parkour, stealth, and, of course, assassinations. The gameplay walkthrough showcased Basim’s impressive agility as he effortlessly ran, climbed, and navigated the sprawling cityscape. Employing a variety of tools such as blow darts and smoke bombs, he dispatched enemies with precision and finesse. Notably, Basim also commands a trusty scout bird named Enkidu, adding another layer of strategic gameplay.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage was initially announced as part of a wave of new AC titles last year, and the franchise’s expansion shows no signs of slowing down. The game is set to launch on October 12th for PC, PlayStation, and Xbox platforms, promising an immersive experience for fans of the beloved series. Stay tuned for more updates as the release date approaches.
Demon Slayer: Swordsmith Village Arc Concludes with Extended 70-Minute Finale
In an unexpected announcement during the airing of its 10th episode, Demon Slayer: Swordsmith Village Arc revealed that it will wrap up its thrilling storyline in just one more episode. Breaking away from the usual pattern of running alongside other Spring 2023 anime for two more weeks, the series will deliver its final 11th episode, which promises to be an extraordinary 70 minutes long.
Demon Slayer initially captivated audiences in 2019 with its enthralling tale, garnering immense popularity both in Japan and worldwide. The first 24 episodes left a lasting impact, leading to the release of the blockbuster movie Mugen Train in 2020. Despite being launched amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the film shattered box office records globally. The subsequent TV series continued the saga with a seven-episode extended version of the Mugen Train Arc, followed by the ten-episode Entertainment District Arc in 2021.
On April 9th, 2023, the highly anticipated Swordsmith Village Arc commenced with a special one-hour episode. Prior to this, the final two episodes of the Entertainment District Arc, along with the one-hour special, were screened in theatres across Japan and internationally. These milestones underscore the immense popularity and global reach of Demon Slayer.
In this latest arc, protagonist Tanjiro finds himself in need of a new sword after his previous one was destroyed in a monumental battle. However, acquiring these unique Demon Slayer Corps swords proves to be a challenging task as they can only be forged in a secretive mountain village. Upon Tanjiro’s arrival, the once-safe village falls under attack from powerful high-tier demons, compelling him to confront the threat and safeguard the invaluable art of swordmaking from being lost forever.
As the Swordsmith Village Arc draws to a close, the decision to present a final extended 70-minute episode instead of dividing it into two parts suggests a continuous, action-packed narrative leading to a satisfying conclusion. By maintaining an uninterrupted flow, viewers can fully immerse themselves in the gripping fight without any abrupt breaks. While this marks the end of the arc, it’s clear that Demon Slayer has more captivating seasons yet to come.
Expendables 4 Trailer Drops: New Generation Stars Join Forces in Action-Packed Franchise
The highly anticipated trailer for the fourth part of the popular action franchise, Expendables, has been released, teasing fans with a thrilling blend of banter and intense action. In this latest sequel, the “world’s top action stars” team up with a fresh lineup of new-gen stars to prevent the looming threat of World War 3.
Returning franchise regulars such as Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, and Sylvester Stallone are joined by a star-studded cast including Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Megan Fox, Tony Jaa, Iko Uwais, Jacob Scipio, Levy Tran, and Andy Garcia.
The trailer sets the stage for the mission as Garcia’s character reveals that terrorists have acquired nuclear missiles, posing a catastrophic risk to global peace. With heart-pounding action sequences unfolding one after another, the elite team of mercenaries prepares to embark on their mission to save the world, armed with an impressive arsenal and unmatched skills.
Lionsgate Movies describes The Expendables as the world’s last line of defence, a team summoned when all other options have been exhausted. Adding new team members promises a fresh injection of styles and tactics, taking “new blood” to a whole new level.
Originally launched in 2010, the franchise saw subsequent sequels in 2012 and 2014, with the third film facing some box office challenges. Stallone’s temporary departure in 2017 due to creative differences cast uncertainty over the franchise’s future. However, he later confirmed his return as Barney Ross, the Expendables’ leader. The fourth instalment is expected to mark Stallone’s final appearance in the franchise.
Fans can mark their calendars for the release of Expendables 4 on September 22, eagerly awaiting an adrenaline-fueled cinematic experience packed with explosive action and unforgettable performances.
Netflix in Talks for Celebrity-Driven Golf Tournament: A Potential Entry into Live Sports Streaming
Netflix is reportedly in discussions to create its first live-streamed sporting event—a celebrity-driven golf tournament set in Las Vegas. The proposed tournament would feature stars from popular sports content on the streaming service, such as “Drive to Survive” and “Full Swing.” While the talks are in the early stages, a talent-focused golf tournament aligns well with Netflix’s entry into sports streaming.
Live sports streaming is a challenging and costly endeavour, with intense competition for rights to major events. Netflix previously attempted to secure Formula 1 coverage from ESPN but was unsuccessful. Historically, broadcasters have started with less complex events to gain experience in live-streaming, as evident in ESPN’s initial broadcast of a slow-pitch softball game and Yahoo’s early-morning broadcast of an NFL game in London.
Netflix’s foray into live-streaming has faced some setbacks, notably with the poorly received live reunion show for “Love is Blind.” However, the streaming giant has had success with sports documentaries like “Drive to Survive,” which helped popularize Formula 1 in the United States. Additionally, golf and tennis documentaries like “Full Swing” and “Break Point” have been well-received. Netflix’s upcoming NFL series, “Quarterback,” further highlights its interest in sports programming.
A one-off golf tournament could serve as a testing ground for Netflix to demonstrate its ability to handle more complex live events, potentially paving the way for future partnerships with leagues and advertisers. Netflix’s success in generating interest through documentaries and behind-the-scenes content suggests a unique sports strategy focused on niche sports like underwater hockey or toe wrestling. Such a strategy would provide great streaming content and opportunities to develop compelling shows. It wouldn’t be surprising to see Netflix’s sports network resembling “Drive to Survive” covering a wide range of sports.
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts Triumphs Over Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse at the Box Office
“Transformers: Rise of the Beasts” emerged victorious over “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” at the weekend box office. The seventh instalment in the Transformers franchise debuted at No. 1, grossing $60.5 million in its first North American weekend. “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” followed closely behind with an estimated $55.4 million in its second weekend.
“Transformers: Rise of the Beasts” is a sequel to “Bumblebee” and a prequel to other films, set in 1994. The movie aims to breathe new life into the franchise with a fresh cast and director. Despite receiving mixed reviews from critics, the film earned an A- CinemaScore from audiences. International markets also contributed significantly, with the movie earning $110 million from 68 markets and achieving a global debut of $170.5 million.
“Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” experienced a 54% drop in its second weekend but has already surpassed the total domestic box office of its predecessor. The film has garnered $225.4 million in just two weeks and continues to receive critical acclaim.
Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” secured third place, earning $23 million in its third weekend. The live-action adaptation has accumulated $414.2 million globally. Other Disney releases, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” and “The Boogeyman,” claimed the fourth and fifth positions, respectively.
Meanwhile, A24’s romance film, “Past Lives,” showcased impressive performance in speciality theatres, earning $520,772 in its second weekend across 26 screens. The film is set to expand nationwide on June 23.
As the summer movie season gains momentum, exciting releases like Pixar’s “Elemental” and “The Flash” are expected to captivate audiences in the coming weeks.