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New look at Jericho (click to see it bigger)It’s one thing to be told over and over how involved in Jericho Clive Barker is. It’s another thing entirely to look over a gallery of screenshots like the one IGN has just posted.

I don’t think it exaggerating much to say that you’ll almost expect to see some of these hanging in a gallery with Barker’s signature at the bottom, which is damn impressive given that they appear to be screenshots from in-game rather than from cutscenes.

Codemasters have long been talking up Clive’s involvement in the game. After all the story and concept for it were Clive’s, and according to the short “eyes on preview” IGN posted with the new screenshots, he’s worked closely with the artists on all the character designs. Again though, you don’t have to take their word for it as it’s readily apparent just to look at screenshots from the game.

Jericho, for anyone that hasn’t been following it, is about a mysterious city of Al Khali that shows up every few hundred years. Naturally it’s real end of the world stuff and it’s up to you to save the day.

Well, it’s up to your team to be more accurate. Your team of Jerichos consists of seven characters, each with a unique skill set and paranormal powers. Though you start out just playing as one of the team, eventually you’ll be able to switch back and forth between them and from the sounds of it, the team dynamic is going to be incredibly important to the gameplay.

You’ll want to keep the characters who can help the wounded out of the line of fire, for example; and you’ll be able to switch between characters in the middle of a battle to combine their supernatural abilities into focused and more powerful attacks.

Al Khali is a number of areas enclosed within concentric circles. Each area is a twisted version of the time periods that Al Khali has previously appeared within. As you move through it, towards the centre and the “axis of evil” for lack of a better term, you’ll see a constantly changing landscape of enemies and environments ranging from WWII era Europe, ancient Rome, the Crusades, and others.

Hopefully we’ll start to get more of an idea of how it plays, and how well the team dynamic is shaping up very soon. Right now my fingers are tightly crossed that you’ll be able to play this online with your friends filling in for your team mates, though whether or not that comes to pass, Clive Barker’s Jericho should be an experience any one sharing a love for horror and gaming will want to check out.

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Toy Fair 2018: Mezco Toyz Display a Ton of Stunning Horror Figures

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Mezco Toyz have absolutely killed it at this year’s Toy Fair, because they’ve showed off a wealth of stunning new horror figures. If I were a religious man, I would be praying to win the lottery so I can get my hands on all of these.

Firstly, they revealed new additions to their One:12 line of realistic action figures. To begin with, there’s Ash from Evil Dead II, and he’s looking groovier than ever, with Bruce Campbell’s likeness being instantly recognizable. The bloody wounds on his face are also a nice touch. Then there’s Jason from Friday the 13th Part III, the first film where he donned the now iconic hockey mask. The last figure depicts Michael Myers as he appeared in the original 1978 Halloween, and he looks ready to kill.

The label next to the displayed Ash figure says that it’s set to be released this summer, whilst the Jason figure will murder its way into stores sometime next year. The Michael Myers figure is already available to pre-order on Mezco’s website, and is expected to ship sometime between June and August of this year.

Other One:12 figures on display at the event included the iconic zombies from Dawn of the Dead and the team from the original Ghostbusters, along with Slimer, the franchise’s ghostly mascot. Although they’re not exactly horror movies, the figures of Alex from A Clockwork Orange and the dog-loving hitman John Wick from the film of the same name are also worth a look.

Mezco have given us some top quality Marvel collectibles over the years, so you probably won’t be too surprised to learn that their One:12 Marvel figures displayed at Toy Fair were also nothing short of spectacular. You can view the full Marvel lineup of figures here, with Blade, Doctor Strange, and the Punisher being particular standouts. If you’re an avid viewer of Netflix’s “Daredevil” MCU show, you’ll probably be glad to see that they’ve included variations of Matt Murock in both his black cloth costume and his shining red devil armor. On the DC side of things, the two figures of the psychotic Joker both looked about as crazy as you would expect.

Outside of the One:12 line, Mezco are also displaying both 7″ and 18″ figures of King Kong as he appeared in last year’s Skull Island, which is also presumably how he’ll look in 2020’s Godzilla vs. Kong (although he was presumably wasn’t fully grown in Skull Island). I think I want them both.

Looking at the gallery below, why don’t you let us know in the comments which of the figures displayed by Mezco at Toy Fair is your favorite? Special thanks to The Toyark for sharing all the images.

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Blumhouse’s Halloween Wraps Filming

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It was just yesterday that Laurie Strode aka Jamie Lee Curtis wanted Halloween fans to know that we’ll be “very happy and VERY scared” by Blumhouse’s upcoming sequel.

And today we have news that we might be on track to be “very happy and VERY scared” this October as filming has wrapped completely on Blumhouse’s Halloween!

Co-producer Ryan Turek broke the news on Twitter and you can check out his tweet HERE.

Are you excited to know that filming has wrapped on Halloween? Let us know below!

Halloween is directed by David Gordon Green based on a script he wrote with Danny McBride. Jamie Lee Curtis returns as Laurie Strode as does Nick Castle as Michael “The Shape” Myers. They are joined by Will Patton, Andi Matichak, and Judy Greer. Halloween creator John Carpenter is on board as executive producer of the film as well as the composer.

The anticipated release date is October 19, 2018.

Synopsis:

Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

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Troy Baker and Emily O’Brien Confirmed For Death Stranding

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While there’s still no release date for Hideo Kojima’s mysterious Death Stranding, there have been regular(-ish) updates for the sci-fi/horror game. These little tidbits act not only as seeds of information but also as additions to the overall mystery surrounding the game, which is basically what gets Kojima’s all hot and bothered.

Last night, actress Emily O’Brien posted a photo on her Instagram where she revealed that she has been working on Death Stranding alongside Norman Reedus and another actor who is renowned in the gaming community: Troy Baker. No description of either of their characters’ roles were revealed in the description, which leads to the “mystery” part of the story. With Reedus already being shown as the main character, Mads Mikkelsen as the villain, and Guillermo del Toro having a role of unknown size, I’m curious where Baker and O’Brien fit into the story. With side characters having just as much importance as mains in many games these days, you never know what kind of impact these actors will have on the greater story.

Baker is known for playing Joel in The Last of Us as well as Samuel Drake in Uncharted 4, Booker DeWitt in Bioshock: Infinite, and Bruce Wayne in Batman: The Telltale Series, as well as a great deal more. O’Brien has offered her voice in titles such as League of Legends, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series, and Paranormal Activity: The Lost Soul, as well as acted in film and TV.

Below is a fascinating dive into Death Stranding from my pal RagnarRox.

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