Here’s What to Expect When Staying at Batman’s Gotham City Manor

Not all superheroes are created equal. In fact, some would be completely powerless without their vast wealth. Think about it. Tony Stark would’ve had some serious setbacks creating his Iron Man suit without the billions he inherited from his father, Howard Stark who was a genius inventor and the mastermind behind Stark Industries. And then there’s Batman, the hero whose superpower is quite literally being filthy rich. Sure, he’s super smart, but without billions spent on his indestructible batmobile, impenetrable bat-suit, years of karate lessons, and the high tech weaponry that makes him the unstoppable force that he is, he’s just plain jane, Bruce Wayne. But still, it’s his humanity and lacks mystical power that makes him relatable and adored by fans. And it’s for Batman fans, that Empire Today dreamt up what it would be like to rent the famous Wayne Manor.

Of all the mansions that made the list, the Wayne estate has the most expensive nightly price of the bunch. Even beating out the Gatsby Manor, which features more bedrooms, bathrooms, and forty times the outdoor space. But this is Bruce Wayne’s bachelor pad were talking about, so diehard fans will be willing to spare no expense for the chance to live in his slippers, even if just for the night. And for $8,000 a night, they’ll be able to do just that (minus the whole becoming Batman and saving Gotham thing).

To make the rental a bit more budget-friendly, feel free to invite ten of your closest friends as the mansion features eleven bedrooms and seven bathrooms, spread out across over 40,000 square feet, for the comfort of you and your guests. But that is just the beginning. The property also comes with ample amenities to keep you busy and living lavishly throughout your stay. Which is great because you probably won’t want to spend too much time outside of the mansion itself unless you’re up for all of the criminal activities that Gotham City has to offer.

Bookworms especially will want to take advantage of the vast book collection in Bruce’s personal library with an adjoining museum for avid historians. And science nerds will love having access to their own personal laboratory, sure to include everything you’ll need to experiment and build whatever your mind can dream up. Don’t forget about all of the high-end tech you’ll have at your disposal. If you’re more inclined to relax and unwind, the private pool and extensive game room should do the trick. And there’s even a private gym and ballroom for those looking to stay active during their stay.

With all of these fabulous amenities included, it’s hard to imagine needing anything else, but there’s more and it’s probably the best one yet. For the entirety of your stay, you will be spoiled by your very own personal butler further ensuring your stay is as luxurious as possible. That’s right, Alfred will be at your service 24/7 and it’s possible you may even see Mr. Wayne himself pop in from time to time. All of this makes the seemingly hefty rental price a real bargain. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to do a drive by to make sure the property is up to your standards, due to it being cave access only, but take our word for it, Wayne Manor will exceed your wildest dreams. Please note, access to the basement is prohibited. Actually, what basement?

The Kree, Alien Race From Captain Marvel: Everything You Need To Know

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been on a role for the past decade or so. The studio also shows no plans of slowing down as Captain Marvel will be the latest MCU film to hit the screen on March 8, 2019. If you don’t know Captain Marvel, aka Carol Danvers you will soon enough. She’s a no-nonsense, likes to fix things with her fists kind of woman. Strong and determined, she’s half human (similar to Star-Lord), and the other half of her DNA is Kree.


Backstory

The Kree is a race of aliens, in the comics, they were known as Ruul. They are a scientifically and technologically advanced race of extraterrestrials. They are also a militaristic race, with a specific fixation of keeping their bloodline ‘pure.’

These aliens may not initially appear to be so — Kree look human physically. They have similar attributes, minus one fundamental fact, their skin is blue. At least those of pure Kree blood have blue skin (looking at you Ronan, the Accuser) others have ‘pink’ skin which is similar to those of Caucasians on Earth.

The Kree are known to be nationalistic and imperialistic on top of their military like society. They have conquered or integrated with thousands of different planets.

Unsurprisingly, a dictator rules over the Kree. Though there have been usurpers and the dictator in power has shifted throughout the years. The main home of the Kree is known as Hala, which may be the backdrop of the alien planet we see Captain Marvel in from the trailer.


Prejudice

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In an Empire that has a military dictatorship is it any surprise that there is prejudice?

The Kree have had it pretty rough in the past few millennia. They are unable to evolve as a race due to an incident from their ancestor. An ancestor attempted to gain a power known as The Crystal of Ultimate Vision, to ascend into godhood. His plan didn’t work out, and the Crystal instead cursed him and his race so they could never evolve biologically.

After centuries of stagnant evolution, some Kree attempted to jump-start the process by breeding with other alien races. The result was the creation of the ‘pink’ skinned Kree that look nearly identical to Caucasians of the human race.

Even though this new breed of Kree has proven to break the curse, those of ‘pure’ blood turn their backs of Kree with pink skin. The blue-skinned aliens treat the pink skin as second class citizens and place most in labor camps, even though the new breed is the majority of the Empire.

While it is uncertain if the MCU will go this in-depth with Kree history, there are already implications of prejudice. In Guardians of the Galaxy, fans are introduced to Ronan the Accuser. In his first scene, he is shown killing someone from Xandar as he vows to purify the planet.


Powers

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Most Kree do not have superpowers there are some exceptions (such as Captain Marvel). All Kree have adapted to their homeworld of Hala, which has a stronger gravity and higher nitrogen level than Earth. What this means is, when the Kree are on Earth they are faster and stronger than humans.

However, this race cannot breathe Earth’s atmosphere as a result. They must usually take medicine known as ‘breathing formula.’ Otherwise, Kree use advanced technology and science to conquer worlds.


Kree-Skrull War

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The inclusion of the Kree in the Marvel Cinematic Universe can give us insight into what the studio may be planning for Phase 4.  A big storyline in Marvel Comics is the Kree-Skrull war. This fight between the aliens is referenced in the last trailer for Captain Marvel. Carol Danvers attempts to prove she is not a Skrull by firing a photon blast beside Nick Fury, a power the Skrull does not have.

The interstellar war between the two races was over the Earth, both wanted control over the planet. They have never been in each other’s way until they both laid claim to Earth. In the comics, the Avengers got involved in this long conflict. In fact, their reputation was tarnished due to the Skrulls attempting to sabotage them in the public eye.

Skrulls have shapeshifting abilities, and to get the Avengers off their backs set up the group of heroes in a series of crimes and put them in a problematic standing with the government.

If the MCU does decide to do this storyline, this could put not just Captain Marvel but the Avengers in quite the predicament.


The Kree is not a race that should be taken lightly. They can easily blend in with humans (at least those with pink skin can) and are a technologically advanced alien race with weapons that far surpasses Earth. They also have their own army of photon wielding soldiers as we have seen that Danvers is (or was) part of that group for the Kree. Time will only tell if this race is friend or foe. Be sure, to catch Captain Marvel in theaters on March 8, 2019.

Power Rangers: Battle For The Grid: Release Date, Trailers & Gameplay Details

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At some point in your life, you’ve heard the name of the iconic fighting group The Power Rangers. Since they’re debut with the Mighty Morphin Power Ranger, this group of crime-fighting teens has been a massive success with the younger demographic. The franchise has created countless spin-offs with different themes and casts for each. However, it’s been a long time since we’ve seen this group star in a video game. The Power Rangers haven’t had their own game since the Super Nintendo, but that’s about to change.

On Thursday, January 17, nWay, Hasbro, and Lionsgate announced the new Power Rangers game. They are adapting the popular mobile game Power Ranger: Legacy Wars and making it available for Playstation4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

Features

Although Battle for the Grid does take some pages out of the mobile game, nWay promises that this game will be a new experience. They are building the game from the ground up and are excited to see what fans will say once they get their hands on it.

Cross-Platform Play

It was also announced that Battle for the Grid will support cross-platform play. Many fans are now looking to cross-platform play ever since the Fortnite incident where it became available for the Switch but accounts could not be accessed between other platforms. However, the only consoles who will have this feature are Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

Provides a Challenge

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nWay

nWay has also informed fans that while the game is easy to pick up, it will be quite difficult to master. The mobile game had a similar system, but the studio says they are constructing new game mechanics that will separate the game from the mobile.

According to Inverse, nWay stated, “Truth be told, this game will feature a completely brand new battle mechanic. Including different movesets from each character that we plan on adding to our game.”

Multiverse

The mobile game, Power Rangers Legacy Wars has expanded upon the multiverse for the Power Rangers franchise. The mobile game included beloved heroes and villains from the different iterations of the series. While we do not know if there will be an extensive roster for Battle For the Grid they are sure to include some fan favorites.

Release Date and Pre-Order:

While there is no concrete release date set for Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid, nWay has announced that the game is planned to be released March of 2019.

The game will be $19.99, and the collector’s edition will retail for $39.99. Pre-orders are available on The Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid website. 

Who Is Mysterio? Everything You Need To Know

The Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer released Tuesday, January 15, 2019, and fans everywhere rejoiced. Marvel fans knew the famous wall-crawler would be back after his last appearance in Avengers: Infinity Wars. With the trailer came many questions, some about the Avengers and others about the characters in the movie.

However, one question has been on a lot of people’s minds; who is Mysterio?

If you didn’t know, Mysterio is the man in the trailer that seems to be fighting off a man made of water (Hydro-Man?). He seems to be wielding power similar to Doctor Strange. His appearance was not surprising as Sony had already confirmed Jake Gyllenhaal to play the role. What is surprising is the fact that he seems to be fighting against a bad guy.

Now, if you don’t know much about Spider-Man and his gallery of rogues, Mysterio is one of Spidey’s oldest enemies. He has a special place in the list of villains on the wall-crawler’s roster, and it’s not hard to see why.

Origin Story

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Mysterio’s real name is Quentin Beck, a stunt-man and special effects wizard from Hollywood. When he was younger, his uncle gave him an old movie camera, which ignited his passion for film making. Though Beck’s father never approved, Quentin went on to become successful in both his stunt-man and special effects design fields.

At one point, Beck felt as though he was not getting the recognition he deserved, even though he was the best special effects designer in Hollywood. He attempted to switch to acting, which was poorly received. Beck also did not have the patience for directing. With both of those careers out of the question, he began to see special effects as a dead-end job.

At one point, when venting to a friend, said friend joked that the only way to become famous nowadays is to become a superhero. Beck realized due to his knowledge of special-effects he could become an effective supervillain instead.

As funny as it sounds, that’s how Quentin Beck would become the illusionist Mysterio.


Targeting Spider-Man

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Mysterio is a meticulous villain. He plans things out accordingly so everything can go off without a hitch. When he decided to become a supervillain, he did not aim for anyone big such as Ironman or Captain America.

At the time, Spider-Man had just started. Beck decided to go after the Spidey due to his inexperience in the game. Beck prepared his plan by studying the wall-crawler for months. Due to his research, he was able to recreate Spider-Man’s costume, web shooters, and mechanically created the ability to stick to any surface. The only thing Beck could not emulate was the spider-sense.

Afterward, Beck dressed up as Spider-Man and robbed banks. He planned to frame Spidey for his crimes in hopes of eliminating the wall-crawler and becoming the hero by bringing him to justice.

After several bank robberies, Beck, now going by the moniker Mysterio attacked the unsuspecting hero. He supposedly defeated Spider-Man and boasted about his crime. Unbeknownst to him, Spidey was secretly recording the entire conversation. With this new evidence, Spider-Man was able to clear his name and Mysterio swore revenge.


Most Notorious Crimes

There’s a reason Mysterio is a well-known supervillain for Spider-Man. He was one of the first villains the wall-crawler faced and the illusionist has proved just how resourceful he can be.

Sinister Six:

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Sony Pictures

The Sinister Six was a group of supervillains whose sole purpose was to eliminate Spider-Man. This group has disbanded and reformed many different times so various villains have been rotated in and out of this team. However, Mysterio was part of the original Sinister Six along with the Vulture, Dr. Octopus, Sandman, Kraven the Hunter, and Electro.

Their plan was not the best conceived one, they planned to take on Spidey one by one and tag in when a villain had been beaten down by the super-hero. It didn’t go so well, Spider-Man took them all down and sent them packing to prison.

Insanity:

Mysterio is known for his tactical and even psychological attacks. He’s methodical and patient. It shows when he impersonates a psychologist and attempted to convince Spider-Man that he had gone insane. It sounds strange when you read it or say it out loud, but Beck nearly succeeded. He tried to convince Peter Parker (after he found out Parker and Spider-Man were on in the same) that his part-time job as a superhero was driving the man insane and he should reveal his identity to everyone. Luckily, Parker was able to snap out of it and realized it was Mysterio behind the guise of his psychologist.

Daredevil:

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While Mysterio mostly interacted with Spider-Man he did set his sights on other heroes from time to time. The most notable encounter, however, was with the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen.

Mysterio made Daredevil’s life a living nightmare. The illusionist set up Foggy Nelson for murder convinced Daredevil’s former lover Karen Page that she had an STD, that Page had given birth to the Anti-Christ, and contracted Bullseye (a known mercenary) to kill Matt Murdock. Karen Page died protecting Murdock and their baby. Mysterio really displayed his intelligence and psychological tactics in this storyline. People tend to underestimate what this illusionist can do and that can be their fatal mistake.


Mysterio is one of Spider-Man’s oldest foes. Though his gimmick may seem cheesy and over-the-top, there is a reason that Spider-Man still takes him seriously when he faces this foe. Strategy and illusion are as second nature to Quentin Beck as breathing. With his introduction to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we have to wonder what is he really up to in Spider-Man: Far From Home.

WATCH: ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ Official Trailer #1

Marvel has finally dropped the Spider-Man Far From Home trailer. Fans erupted all over social media about this movie and what this could mean for Avengers: Endgame. No matter your view on which actor is the best Spider-Man, we can all agree that this rendition of the famous wall-crawler will bring excitement and fun to the silver screen.

Last week, Tom Holland, the actor who plays Peter Parker/Spider-Man for the Marvel Cinematic Universe teased fans with a tweet.

Many disregarded the tweet believing that Holland as simply appeasing an impatient yet excited fan. However, the day before the trailer released Holland sent out this cryptic tweet.

Sony even responded with a simple hand-waving emoji. Of course, Twitter exploded, wondering what this could mean. Some even (playfully) accused Holland of stirring the pot and getting everyone excited for nothing. The following day, the trailer was released.

Trailer:

Watch the Spider-Man Far From Home trailer here.

Release Date

Spider-Man: Far From Home will be released in theaters on July 5, 2019.

Plot:

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Sony Pictures Entertainment

The trailer does it best to showcase what to expect from the movie while also keeping quiet on any potential Avengers: Endgame spoilers. That doesn’t stop the trailer from showing off some familiar faces. From the beginning, we see Happy, a well-known bodyguard for Tony Stark/Ironman speaking with Peter and his Aunt May. Though we see Peter Parker wearing the suit, the trailer highlights the fact that Parker wants to have fun with his friends on a school trip.

However, it seems wherever the wall-crawler goes, trouble always follows. Even though your friendly-neighborhood Spider-Man isn’t in the neighborhood at the moment, he will still always fight to protect the little guys. Nick Fury, a face we haven’t seen since Avengers: Age of Ultron (not counting Captain Marvel because her film is set in the 90s) visits Parker to help save the world.

The trailer seems to have a sprinkle of everything, teen romance, school trip, wholesome family moments, big action sequences, and even mystical powers from the few moments we see of Mysterio. This film promises a lot of surprises and thrilling moments that we’ve come to expect from a Marvel film. Hopefully, it will deliver.

‘Stranger Things’ Season 3: Date & When Is It Coming Out?

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The New Year has only just begun, and we’re starting it off with a bang. The long-awaited third season of the popular Netflix show Stranger Things has officially been announced.

Stranger Things will be back on Netflix for the 4th of July. We were getting ready for 2019, but it looks like we’re going to have to prepare for 1985 soon. Season 3 will be set a year after the events of season 2. Fans can’t wait to see how the characters have been adjusting to life in Hawkins, especially Eleven. With the tagline “One summer can change everything” fans can’t help but wonder what challenges the characters will face now.

Trailers

The announcement came as a shock to many fans. Netflix played their cards right and sent out both the Instagram post and a trailer that began with Dick Clark’s New Years Rocking Eve, during the event. However, the trailer showcased the show from 1985 and it was brought to the viewers by the Starcourt Mall. It was revealed in previous trailers that the mall will be the central point of the conflict for season 3.

In early December, Netflix released a teaser for the third season of Stranger Things that revealed the episode titles. Fans wonder how the Starcourt Mall will come into play and what will occur.

‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 Netflix Viewing Details:

Date: Thursday, July 4, 2019
Time: 3:00 AM EST
Stream: Netflix
Starring: Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton and more.

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Everything You Need To Know About Kingdom Hearts 3

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Kingdom Hearts 3 is one of the most highly anticipated games of 2019. Square Enix has created many popular series in its time that has captured the hearts of different fans. Kingdom Hearts is one such series that combines the iconic look of Final Fantasy and the whimsical magic of Disney. With characters that are well known such as Mickey Mouse, Donald, Duck, and Goofy and new characters like Sora, Kairi, and Riku this was a recipe that created quite a unique series.

Characters

Kingdom Hearts has a variety of characters in its arsenal. The amount of original, Disney and Final Fantasy characters is overwhelming. From the hero of the game Sora to the Disney mascot Mickey Mouse and even to Cloud from the iconic Final Fantasy VII game, Kingdom hearts does its best to leave a lasting impression.

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Square Enix

The main protagonist, Sora is a fun-loving and protective character. The player usually follows him through the games. In Kingdom Hearts 3, he will be the primary playable character. He is known for his iconic crown necklace, spiky hair, and the legendary weapon he wields the Keyblade. Every Keyblade has its name, and Sora’s is known as the Kingdom Key, though it can be swapped out in-game. His sunny personality and disposition remind the player of the fact that he fights to protect the light against the darkness. He will face off against the main villain, Xehanort.

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Xehanort is the main antagonist of the upcoming game. He has been the mastermind behind many of the conflicts that occurred to not just Sora but other heroes as well. His ambition is to recreate the Keyblade War to bring about Kingdom Hearts. He with his 13 Seekers of Darkness will face off against the seven Keyblade Wielders of Light in this final chapter of the Dark Seeker saga.

There is a multitude of characters some that may not be familiar but others that many Disney fans will be able to recognize. Sora is always with his two partners, Donald Duck, and Goofy and they follow the order of King Mickey and Master Yensid. Sora also interacts with various other figures such as Rapunzel from Tangled, Elsa from Frozen, Buzz and Woody from Toy Story and much more. Fans of Disney can have fun watching their favorite characters interact and fight against the darkness.

Worlds

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Disney is a big part of Kingdom Hearts. Every game has a multitude of Disney worlds, and that is part of the excitement of the games. With every trailer that was released for Kingdom hearts 3, fans waited to see which world we can explore next. While there are still more trailers to come, most if not all of the worlds have been confirmed for the upcoming game.

The Worlds Include:

San Fransokyo (Big Hero 6)
Kingdom of Corona (Tangled)
Frozen
Mount Olympus (Hercules)
Monster’s Inc
Toy Box (Toy Story)
Pirates of the Caribbean
100 Acre Wood (Winne the Pooh)

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These worlds are the levels of the game. Sora will learn and grow in each world and will leave with new power and usually with a new Keyblade in hand. He will gain new friends and allies in these lands that will help him in his quest to defeat Master Xehanort. He will also call on allies from the past games, not just those that are in 3. Sora has the power to summon a character and utilize their gifts in battles. Be prepared to see familiar faces in fights such as Ariel from the Little Mermaid, Simba from Lion King, Stitch from Lilo and Stich and more. Though it can be a little surreal to see a Disney Princess defeat Heartless, that’s part of the fun for the series.

Previous Games

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Kingdom Hearts 3 is the twelfth installment of the series. It picks up right after Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance. As stated before it is the twelfth game of the series and is the culmination of all prior games. Kingdom Hearts 3 is the conclusion of the Dark Seeker Saga, which means the series will continue after three but with a different antagonist.

Square Enix has released many titles with the complete set, so those who have not played the full series has the chance to before the game is released. Currently, the most up to date set one is Kingdom Hearts- The Story so Far. It includes six playable games and three movies, which means all of the cutscenes from those three games in one HD movie.

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The games are meant to be played in the order that they were released in:

Kingdom Hearts
Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories
Kingdom Hearts II
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep
Kingdom Hearts Re: Coded
Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance
Kingdom Hearts Unchained X
Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep-A Fragmentary Passage
Kingdom Hearts Union X

Note: Unchained X and Union X are mobile games.

The series is extensive, and it would benefit you if you have not played through all the games to either play or research before you dive right into Kingdom Hearts 3. The game will assume you know the lore from previous installments and while they may have a feature within the game to brush up on the history (like Dream Drop Distance had) it is still better to go in with some prior knowledge. But don’t let that stop you from enjoying this game when it does release.

Pre-Order and Release Date

Fans have waited patiently for this game since the release of Kingdom Hearts 2 in 2005. The wait is almost over, and if you haven’t pre-ordered this highly anticipated game, you may want to get on that.

Amazon is selling both the regular and the deluxe edition of the game. If fans order from Amazon, then they will unlock a special Keyblade you can only get with this purchase.

GameStop is also selling the regular and deluxe edition as well. If you preorder from GameStop, fans will receive an exclusive fabric poster.

Fans can also directly purchase the game from the Square Enix website as well. They can buy either the physical or digital copy.

After a long time, Kingdom Hearts 3 will release January 29th, 2019.

Everything You Need To Know About Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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It has been a good year for gaming. However, there is still a little over a month left of 2018, and one of the most anticipated Nintendo titles has yet to release. Nintendo fans have highly coveted Super Smash Brothers. Every major console that the company has put out has had a Smash game come out for it. The Switch is no different, and Masahiro Sakurai, the director of the game, has pulled out all the stops to make Super Smash Bros. Ultimate the best in the series.

Characters

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Nintendo

Super Smash Brothers is a crossover fighting game where Nintendo uses characters from their franchises. Many familiar faces have appeared in the Smash games such as Mario, Link from Legend of Zelda, Pikachu from Pokemon, and many more. While the game has primarily used characters created by their company, they have also included figures such as Cloud from Final Fantasy VII, Ryu from Street Fighter, and more.

Part of how Smash generates so much news and excitement from fans is through the characters. Everyone wants a character from a series they love, be it from Nintendo or not, to be a part of Smash Bros. Ever since the game allowed other characters from different companies join the possibility became even grander. Everyone watches the Nintendo or Smash directs, which are shows that Nintendo streams to give out information on their games, in hopes of their favorite character getting into Smash. While reactions vary, it is always fun to guess, hope, and see who will join this vast Smash universe.

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Nintendo

Masahiro Sakurai, the director of the game, confirmed in the latest Super Smash Bros. Direct that there would be DLC characters in the future. He had included all of the characters from past games and planned to work on new fighters from scratch. The developers will work on one fighter, a corresponding stage and music track. There is room for five DLC characters that will leave fans wondering who will enter the ring next. For now, we look forward to the newest character that will be added to Smash a few months after launch, Piranha Plant.

Sakurai made sure that in his latest Smash game, every character that had ever appeared in Smash will be in Ultimate. Smash Ultimate will have the most extensive roster of any past game.


Season Pass

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This is the first time a Smash game will be selling a season pass for players. Usually, DLC characters would be paid for separately. In Super Smash 4, DLC character such as Corrin from Fire Emblem, Cloud from Final Fantasy, and so on would be purchased from the Nintendo E-shop for around $5.99 per character. This option is still, and any fighter a player would want to purchase will cost $5.99.

Now, Smash is offering a Super Smash Bros. Fighting Pass. This pass will include all five DLC characters, their corresponding stages, and their music tracks. How this will work is, the player can purchase the pass upon the release of the games and as the DLC fighters are released the player can download them instantly to their copy of the game. The pass will be available upon release for $24.99

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Nintendo

DLC is not the only thing included in the Fighting Pass. Smash Ultimate also sees the return of Mii Swordfighter, Mii Brawler and Mii Gunner. These three characters can dress in different skins, one skin that will be included in the pass is Rex from Xenoblade Chronicles 2. There will also be some music from Xenoblade as well.


Features

For a long time, fans have hoped for another Adventure mode. Brawl created a small story around the multitude of characters in the game and even included a way to make it co-op. Smash Ultimate didn’t disappoint. There will be an adventure mode in this latest installment of Smash. However, it is not known if it will be co-op. The title for the mode is called World of Light.

Sakurai does mention that World of Light is made more for fun rather than a plot-heavy story. There is a trailer to provide some background info before diving right into the adventure. Sakurai wants to leave it up to fan interpretations once we get to play for ourselves. But off the trailer alone, fans can’t wait to play this new adventure mode.

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Nintendo

World of Light isn’t the only feature to Smash Bros. Ultimate. The developers have implemented a new way to enhance fighters using characters known as Spirits. These spirits are characters that players can obtain by accomplishing unique challenges. Each spirit gives the main fighters a boost in their power or ability. It’s possible to level up spirits in different ways and have them do other things such as collect items and treasures.


Pre-Order and Release Date

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is available for pre-order now. It has been confirmed that Smash Ultimate has broken Nintendo records as the most preordered game in the company’s history. This is no small feat especially for a massive gaming company such as Nintendo. Especially when they had heavy hitting gaming releases last year and this year such as Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Pokemon: Let’s Go Pikachu!/Eevee! and Super Mario Odyssey. Smash is one of Nintendo’s biggest games and is set to release on December 7th, 2018.

Here Is Why Aquaman Will Surprise Everyone

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The DCEU’s next movie, Aquaman is almost upon us. One of the oldest and most notable Justice League superheroes is coming back on the big screen in his feature-length film. Based on the trailers that have been released thus far, Warner Brothers is doing its best to give this film the treatment it deserves.

Trailers

In this most recent trailer, we get more information into what the conflict will be for Aquaman and the Kingdom of Atlantis. We get a look into the destiny that Arthur Curry must fulfill to bring Atlantis back to its full glory. Fans also get a look at Ocean Master, or as comic fans know him as Aquaman’s half-brother Orm Marius. We also see Black Manta in the background, time will tell on what role he is to play in this battle for the kingdom.

Catch up on all the previous Aquaman trailers below:

Cast

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Jason Momoa stars as Arthur Curry aka Aquaman in this film. Game of Thrones fans will recognize him as Khal Drogo, husband to the Mother of Dragons, Daenerys Stormborn. We have already seen him get his feet wet in the role of Aquaman in the DCEU movie, Justice League. 

Amber Heard will play the role of Mera, the sorceress with control over water and future Queen of Atlantis. Fans have also seen her make her debut as the red-headed Atlantean in Justice League. 

Aquaman Ocean Master Trailer
Warner Bros. Pictures

Patrick Wilson will star as Ocean Master, or Orm Marius the half-brother of Arthur Curry. Many will recognize him from the film series Insidious as he played Josh Lambert. From what we can see int he trailers, Wilson seems to have fully immersed himself in the role of Orm as he tries to expand Atlantis’s empire onto the surface world.

Nicole Kidman will also be in the film as the role of Atlanna; we also have other actors such as Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Willem Dafoe, Temuera Morrison, and many more that will bring this film to life.

Movie Production

Aquaman new suit Trailer
Warner Bros. Pictures

Aquaman has been a movie that Warner Bros have wanted to do for a while. Since 2004, they have had their eye on the half Atlantean hero, but it never came to fruition. In 2014 the studio then hired screenwriters Will Beall and Kurt Johnstad to pen the script for Aquaman.

In 2015, James Wan was confirmed to be directing the movie. He would work alongside screenwriter David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick to complete the script for the film. Filming began in 2017, with a budget of 160 million dollars, Wan was able to create the movie that Aquaman truly deserved.

Box Office Predictions

According to Deadline, Aquaman is doing well in advance ticket sales. Fandango has also revealed that the movie is already exceeding sales for other films such as Venom and Mission: Impossible- Fallout. These are no small films either. Both have a massive following of fans and were highly anticipated movies.

Amazon is also working with Atom Tickets to ensure that Prime members can watch the anticipated movie a week in advance. Aquaman has also broken the record for Atom Tickets for highest-ever advance ticket seller in the first 24 hours. Avengers: Infinity Wars previously held that title.

The film has some big shoes to fill but based on what we’ve seen it may be able to meet or even beat expectations. With pre-ticket sales already doing so well only time will tell how big of success Aquaman will be.

Release Date

Aquaman will be released in theaters December 21, if you are an Amazon Prime member get details here on how you can see the movie a week early.

2018 Black Friday Xbox Deals You Should Check Out

Xbox One Black Friday sale
Microsoft

With the holidays coming up there are many deals and sales for gamers. No matter your preference your favorite company and console have their own Black Friday surprises. Here are some sales to watch out with Xbox products.

Xbox One X Black Friday
Microsoft

The Xbox One X console is available for $399.99 on the Microsoft website.

Xbox One Minecraft Black Friday
Microsoft

The Xbox One S 1TB Minecraft Creators Bundle is $199.99 on the Microsoft website.

2018 Black Friday PlayStation Deals You Should Check Out

PlayStation Black Friday
PlayStation

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are almost upon us and with that comes some of the best deals for gamers. Here are some sales to watch out with PlayStation products.

PlayStation 4 Spider-Man Black Friday
PlayStation

Sony is offering a bundle of the PlayStation 4 and their hit game Spider-Man for $199.99. This bundle includes a jet black 1TB PS4, matching Dualshock4 wireless controller and Spider-Man already preinstalled.

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PlayStation

For those who haven’t had the chance to try out Virtual Reality gaming, no need to worry as PlayStation is also offering a sale on their VR sets. A bundle of PlayStation VR Astro Bot Rescue Mission and Moss is available for $199.99.

The PlayStation VR Creed: Rise to Glory, and Superhot VR bundle is also available for $249.99.

Dualshock 4 controller PlayStation 4
PlayStation

The company is also providing a sale for their Dualshock 4 wireless controllers. Each controller will be $39.99

PlayStation Plus Black Friday
PlayStation

There is a sale for PlayStation Plus. For a limited time, you can save $20 on 12 months of PS Plus.

PlayStation isn’t the only one with all of the Black Friday deals. Retailers, such as Walmart, GameStop and more are offering sales for PS4 games. Many popular games from this past year and last year are available such as:

Overwatch Legendary Edition – $25 at Walmart
God of War – $21.99 at the PS Store
Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition – $9.99 at GameStop
Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey – $35 at Walmart

Be sure to check out all the Black Friday deals on the PS Store, PlayStation.com and other retailers to expand your PlayStation collection.

Why Is Telltale Games Closing Down For Good?

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Telltale Games

Telltale Games has met its end as they prepare to shut down the company for good. According to a report by GameDaily, the company is selling off its assets. The co-found of the consulting firm, Sherwood Partners confirmed in the statement that they are handling all the liquidation processes. A former employee of the gaming company reported that the healthcare insurance would cease at the end of November.

Scandals

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Telltale Games

Telltale Games had been on the decline for the past year following many scandals that came to light. The scandals centered around toxic management environment where employees were expected to work around the clock with little to no breaks and compensation that was rather meager. Telltale, at one point, was at the top of their genre with popular franchises such as The Walking DeadThe Wolf Among Us and Batman it became too big.

With the success of these titles and the promise of other franchises working with the company such as Stranger Things and Minecraft, there were a lot of expectations for Telltale. The company was expected to churn out as many games as they could, including seasons of their most popular series The Walking Dead.

The beginning of the end occurred when they laid off hundreds of their employees in a move that many considered shocking and ‘inhumane.’ With fewer employees and the company making headlines in a negative Telltale was taking a lot of hits. Some companies either pulled funds for their projects or pulled the plug on the project altogether. Soon Telltale was declining faster than it could process.

The (Soon To Be) End

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Telltale Games

In September after a huge layoff of employees without severance, the CEO, Pete Hawley, claimed that the company would not shut down. Soon after, his Twitter account had been deleted, and on his, LinkedIn shows that his position as CEO would end in November of 2018.

Several of Telltale’s titles have been pulled from Steam such as Jurassic Park: The Game, Tales of Monkey Island, and Back to the Future: The Game. Those who have already purchased these games can still download them. The final season of the popular series The Walking Dead was temporarily pulled at one point but is back on Steam for the time being. Players can still purchase the games on PSN, XBL and other platforms.

With all of these factors coming into play, it appears that Telltale will soon close its doors for good.