From Gamescom 2018 in Cologne Germany, players played a “first draft” beta of the game and many were impressed by:
- Sword Combat: The core combat in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is measured by an intense clash of steel. Players will take command of special Sword Arts to supplement their regular attacks, and tear down enemy defences before sealing the final blow.
- Shinobi Prosthetic: Players can equip and switch between a variety of Prosthetic Tools to find the weakness of a formidable enemy. Additionally, tools such as the Grappling Hook can be utilised to bring an extra dimension to exploration and traversal throughout the world of the game.
- Resurrection: Used as an opportunity for a tactical retreat or to deceive an enemy and go on the counter-offensive, this new combat strategy allows players to resurrect on the spot, even after a hasty death.
“We can’t wait for fans to finally get their hands on Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice,” said Steve Young, Chief Revenue Officer at Activision. “Fans will get a taste of the multiple tools available for the prosthetic shinobi arm this week at Gamescom, and will be able to fully dive into the brutal, dark world of 1500s Sengoku Japan when the game launches on 22 March 2019.”
Lucifer brings South African flair to US TV
South African actress Lesley-Ann Brandt showed the Netflix series, Lucifer, a little South African when she spoke Afrikaans to a fellow demon.
Click here to watch the trailer, and to read more about the show.
Lucifer is an urban fantasy show on Netflix about the Lord of Hell that is bored and unhappy with his job as torturer of souls. He resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks helping the LAPD punish criminals.
Lesley-Ann Brandt, who plays one of the demons, spoke some Afrikaans to a fellow demon, and South African Twitter loved it.
The show is available to stream now on Netflix.
Black Mirror reveals episode titles and trailers for upcoming season
As previously announced, Black Mirror Season 5 features three stories from mastermind Charlie Brooker and executive producer Annabel Jones.
Now, episode titles have been revealed, along with trailers for each episode.
Click below to watch the trailers and to read more about the episodes.
A cab driver with an agenda becomes the centre of attention on a day that rapidly spirals out of control.
Cast: Andrew Scott, Damson Idris, Topher Grace
“RACHEL, JACK AND ASHLEY, TOO”
A lonely teenager yearns to connect with her favourite pop star – whose charmed existence isn’t quite as rosy it appears…
Cast: Miley Cyrus, Angourie Rice, Madison Davenport
Two estranged college friends reunite in later life, triggering a series of events that could alter their lives forever.
Cast: Anthony Mackie, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Nicole Beharie, Pom Klementieff, Ludi Lin
The episodes will be available on netflix.com/blackmirror on 5 June.