The 2017 edition of the E3 Expo — the annual synapse-busting video-game show — just wrapped in Los Angeles, putting joystick jockeys up close and personal with the likes of Spider-Man, Beetlejuice, Darth Maul, and Donald Duck. Yahoo Movies toured the halls and sampled the wares, along the way discovering some sweet-looking titles that have a Hollywood hook. Here are eight worth checking out for film fans of all ages.
Francis Ford Coppola has launched a Kickstarter to transform his classic 1979 Joseph Conrad-meets-Vietnam War film Apocalypse Now into a “psychological horror RPG” that’ll put you on the hunt for the renegade Col. Kurtz. Today, I’m joined by new daredevils, a team who want to make an interactive version of Apocalypse Now, where you are Capt. Benjamin Willard amidst the harsh backdrop of the Vietnam War. Coppola also posted a first look at prototype images from the game, echoing iconic images from the film.
The story behind Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is one of those perfect anecdotes destined to be enshrined in Star Wars mythology. As first related to the public at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim in 2015, the origin goes like this: John Knoll, chief creative officer of Industrial Light & Magic (Lucasfilm’s visual effects house), heard that new boss Kathleen Kennedy had plans to expand the Star Wars universe beyond the core “Skywalker saga” films.
Before you see Rogue One, you’ll able to play it. Rogue One: Scarif, an expansion pack to last year’s hit Star Wars: Battlefront, will be available to download beginning Dec. 6 and publisher EA previewed the action in a trailer on Thursday.
Now, a version of that story plays out in Lego form as a new downloadable expansion pack for the Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens video game. To complete the level, called “The Phantom Limb,” players must navigate the droids past the deadly fauna of Taul and contact the Resistance before the whole party is wiped out.
Adorable astromech stars in the latest character vignette from the Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens video game, debuting here and reminding us how he stole every scene in the most recent installment of the venerable franchise
Over the past few weeks we’ve been bombarded by new footage from Star Wars: The Force Awakens in domestic trailers, international teasers, TV spots, more TV spots, and even tie-in merchandise commercials. Now, let Yahoo Movies present the video-game version above Here is your exclusive first look at the trailer for The Force Awakens add-on play set for Disney Infinity 3.0, a module that so closely hews to the film’s secretive storyline that it will not be available until Dec. 18, when the hugely anticipated sequel opens in wide release. The minute-long game trailer echoes earlier teasers, but offers slightly different perspectives and even suggests some scenarios we haven’t seen yet. Now more than ever.” Cut to General Hux (we think) and Kylo Ren watching a starship dogfight from the the bridge of a Star Destroyer as the Vader fanboy dramatically clenches his fist. We spot Poe Dameron racing past a fleet of Resistance X-wings preparing to go into battle against the TIEs.
Disney wrote the playbook on getting fans hooked early. Marvel is no slouch in that department, either. Put them together, and you get… Avenger Tsum Tsums. With Avengers: Age of Ultron on home video, New York Comic Con in full swing, and the holidays on the radar, Disney has rolled out its “Marvel Superhero Spectacular” initiative, a multimedia merchandising blitz that aims to please fans of all ages.
In this latest teaser for the upcoming Lego Dimensions — a toy-based video game intertwining many of the brick purveyor’s key movie and TV licenses — Alison Brie meets-cute with her adorable, though anger-prone, Lego Movie alter ego. The setup: Brie receives a mysterious package containing unassembled pieces. She puts the set together revealing Cloud Cuckoo Land’s reigning princess, Unikitty, (“How cute!” gushes Brie.