The Best PAX East 2020 Cosplay (Friday): Mortal Kombat, Kingdom Hearts, Zelda, And More

The Best PAX East 2020 Cosplay (Friday): Mortal Kombat, Kingdom Hearts, Zelda, And More

Johnny Cage & Sonya Blade (Mortal Kombat)PAX East 2020 features tons of video games on the show floor, but the convention is also chance for cosplayers to flex their creative muscles and parade around as some of their favorite characters from games, TV shows, and movies. These are the best get-ups we saw during Friday at the show, from fighters like Mortal Kombat to retro point-and-click adventures like Day of the Tentacle.Sonya cosplay by @beckiface Vincent Valentine (Final Fantasy VII)Cosplay by @hai_yun Yuna (Final Fantasy X) Terra (Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep) Shadow (Kingdom Hearts) Sacred Sword Janna (League of Legends)Cosplay by @livipls Mecha Kah’Zix (League of Legends)Cosplay by @ragingshadowcosplay Smite (League of Legends)Cosplay by @ThatSmiteGuyyy Female Rakan & Jayce Brighthammer (League of Legends)Female Rakan cosplay by @_estana / Jayce Brighthammer cosplay by @sagittary_studios Flayne (Fire Emblem: Three Houses) Cosplay by @zo.farrr Luigi & Princess Boo (New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe) Wa-Peach (Super Mario Bros.)Cosplay by @kylacovert Ash, Eevee, & Pikachu (Pokemon: Let’s Go Pikachu & Eevee)Eevee cosplay by @rosecatkhan Scorbunny (Pokemon Sword & Shield)Cosplay by @yunicake Pokemon Trainers (Pokemon Sun & Moon) Link (The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords) Futaba & Joker (Persona 5)Joker cosplay by @Nightcat90 Chainsaw Man (Resident Evil 4) Bernard & Purple Tentacle (Day of the Tentacle) Female Odogaron (Monster Hunter World)Cosplay by @adoniya.art White Lion Armor (Kingdom Death: Monster)Cosplay by @kyasarin.cosplay The Bachelor (Pathologic) Rey & Kylo Ren (Star Wars)Rey cosplay by @asherchristine / Kylo Ren cosplay by @jwquirk Witcher (The Witcher) Hat Kid (A Hat in Time) / Lapus Lazuli & Jasper (Steven Universe)Hat Kid cosplay by @multigaminggal / Lapus Lazuli cosplay by @lowkey.cos / Jasper Cosplay by @teresurr.cos Pax East 2020 The Games Of PAX East 2020 — Animal Crossing, Streets Of Rage 4, And Doom Eternal We Saw Two Hours Of Baldur's Gate 3, And It Was A Lot 20 Minutes Of Animal Crossing: New Horizons Co-op Gameplay (Off-Screen) Borderlands 3 New Lovecraft-Themed DLC Sees The Return Of BL2's Gaige Watch Baldur’s Gate 3 First-Ever Gameplay Here How Larian Studios Hopes To Transcend Baldur's Gate 3's Legacy The Mayor Of Boston Is Urging Sony To Return To PAX East Every Secret From The Baldur's Gate 3 Opening Cinematic PAX East And Other PAX Events Will Go Forward Amid Coronavirus Concerns Square Enix Scales Back Final Fantasy 14 PAX East Plans Over Coronavirus
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The Witcher Season 2 Casts Vesemir

The Witcher Season 2 Casts Vesemir

Kim Bodnia, best known for playing Konstatin in Killing Eve, will play Vesemir in Season 2 of Netflix’s The Witcher. Vesemir is Geralt’s teacher and one of the oldest and most powerful Witchers. Part of the Witcher Golden Age, Vesemir survived The Massacre at Kaer Morhen, a haunting slaughter that nearly wiped out the Witchers. He is “fiercely protective of the remaining few, who he sees as an endangered community who can find glory on ‘the Path’ to slaying monsters.”Introducing Vesemir: Kim Bodnia will play the Continent’s oldest and most experienced Witcher in Season 2 of #TheWitcher. pic.twitter.com/HAmYciZ5K4 — NX (@NXOnNetflix) February 28, 2020″I am so thrilled to welcome Kim Bodnia to the cast of The Witcher,” showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich said. “I have admired his unique talents in shows like Killing Eve and The Bridge, and cannot wait for him to bring strength, tenacity, and warmth to the character of Vesemir, who is such an integral part of our upcoming season.”Vesemir will also receive a dedicated animated movie, The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, which follows his journey “after the mysterious Deglan claims him through the Law of Surprise.” The studio behind The Legend of Korra is in charge of the project and The Witcher showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich and writer Beau DeMayo will also participate.
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PlatinumGames Expanded So It Doesn't Have to Turn Down 'Fun Projects'

PlatinumGames Expanded So It Doesn't Have to Turn Down 'Fun Projects'

Platinum Games, the Osaka-based studio behind Bayonetta and Vanquish, announced the creation of a new office in Tokyo that Platinum director Hideki Kamiya and COO Atsushi Inaba says will be staffed with “Crazy people who want to make games.” Currently, Platinum Games is sized at about 200 employees according to Inaba. The aim of the Tokyo studio is to bring aboard 100 more employees for a total of about 400. At the time of the studio’s announcement, Platinum said the Tokyo location would be working on different projects like live-service games. But in an interview with IGN Japan, Inaba says another reason for expansion is just to work on more games in general, whether they’re original projects or partner projects. [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=project-gg-new-platinum-game-first-images&captions=true”] “First of all, we do not have enough staff at the moment. It’s a nice problem to have, but we get a lot of work offers from other publishers, for example something like Nier Automata where we can collaborate on the publisher’s IP, or to make original titles for a publisher, and we are limited to how many projects we can take on. So there are a lot of projects that we have to turn down, and I think it would be better to increase our capacity so we can work on more fun projects.” Platinum, aside from working on original games, frequently partners with publishers to work on their IP. Whether it’s with Square Enix on Nier: Automata, or Nintendo with Bayonetta 3 and Star Fox Zero. From what Inaba is saying, Platinum is quite the popular partner and there are probably numerous publisher projects the company had to turn down. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/02/26/project-gg-teaser-trailer”] But with a new Tokyo studio and an increased employee count, perhaps Platinum can work on even more projects going forward. The Tokyo studio was announced as part of a series of four announcements. Platinum already announced The Wonderful 101 Kickstarter, Project G.G., and the Tokyo studio. There’s still one announcement left and Kamiya says it’s the biggest one of them all.
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How Platinum Games' Project G.G. Builds Off of Viewtiful Joe, Wonderful 101

How Platinum Games' Project G.G. Builds Off of Viewtiful Joe, Wonderful 101

Platinum Games has officially announced Project G.G; or Project A Go-Go. According to studio director, Hideki Kamiya, Project G.G. is the first wholly-owned Platinum Games project, and while the studio says this new project will keep with the studio’s love of the action-genre, the game will also be broader in scope. “We have labelled it as being part of the Hideki Kamiya hero trilogy,” said Kamiya in an interview with IGN Japan. “The first two titles being Viewtiful Joe, which is a solo hero story, and The Wonderful 101, which is a story of a group of heroes. In Japan, the next type of hero would be the giant hero, and I’ve always wanted to make a game based on that idea.” [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/02/26/project-gg-teaser-trailer”] The giant hero and kaiju genre, or tokusatsu, is best known in the west from shows like Power Rangers. But while Kamiya says he’s inspired by the genre, Project G.G. isn’t a straight adaptation of it. “[I]t won’t be a very niche kind of game; giant hero stories are popular in Japan, with things like Ultraman, and the game will have that kind of flavor to it, but I don’t want to restrict myself to the Japanese hero genre,” Kamiya says. “So the setting will probably not be Japan, as that might be restrictive. But I haven’t decided yet.” Not much else is known about Project G.G. other than how Platinum is aiming to launch on every current console. “Basically we’d like to hit PS4, Xbox One, Switch and Steam, and then of course PS5 and Series X are coming soon. We don’t know exactly when this will come out, but we’d like to release it on whatever are the main platforms at that time,” Platinum Chief Creative Officer Atsushi Inaba said. [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=project-gg-new-platinum-game-first-images&captions=true”] Even the release date isn’t concrete with Inaba and Kamiya both saying that while anything can happen in game development the studio wants to deliver Project G.G “as soon as we can.” In the meantime, Platinum Games still has one more announcement to make as part of its “Four” initiative which included The Wonderful 101 Kickstarter, Project G.G., and a brand new Tokyo-based studio. But IGN will be there to cover the big surprise when it’s announced.
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