Overwatch Developer Update: Tracer Comic and Challenge

The latest for the world of Overwatch

Game Director Jeff Kaplan discusses a brand-new series of Tracer comics made in collaboration with Dark Horse Comics and chats briefly about the upcoming Tracer’s Comic Challenge event.

0:05 Tracer-London Calling comic out now, published by Dark Horse Comics
0:29 Partnership with Babs Tarr and Mariko Tamaki
0:51 Jeff introduces the new 5-issue comic series, with a brand new comic every month
1:43 New Overwatch event, Tracer's Comic Challenge, launching September 15
2:01 Jeff discusses the new Comic Book Tracer (Epic) skin
2:43 Exclusive Twitch sprays with unique voice lines
3:18 Jeff thanks the team that made the comic series happen
3:54 Read the comic now at PlayOverwatch.com and look forward to the event on September 15

First 4 Figures showcases their Spyro the Dragon statues

Which one will you get?

First 4 Figures has not one, but two different Spyro statues in the works. One of them is a life-size bust, while the other is a grand-scale version. You can get a very detailed look at both in the new videos that First 4 Figures launched. Check out all the content below!

Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled devs say that there are no more content updates planned for the game

Crossing the finish line

If you've been hoping to see new content head to Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled, we've got some bad news. Developer Beenox has shared a message on Twitter confirming that the game is content complete. You can read their full message to fans below.

RUMOR: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 might be coming to Switch

Skating over to Switch?

Activision hasn't announced Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 for Switch yet, but some evidence has popped up that certainly points to an announcement down the road.

Dataminer Darth Bellic went poking around the demo's various files to see what he could find, and he stumbled upon various controller images. Included in those images were pictures for the Switch itself, the Pro Controller, and the Joy-Con. There's certainly no reason for those images to be in there if Activision didn't have some plans to bring Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 to Switch.

Now the question is, did they have these plans and abandon them, or are they a hint of an announcement down the road? We'll just have to cross our fingers and hope for the best.

Thanks to Dakhil and cm30 for the heads up!

First 4 Figures shares a detailed look at their Dr. Neo Cortex statue

Quality time with the bad doctor

First 4 Figures has unleashed a wave of video content that gives a close-up look at their Dr. Neo Cortex statue. You can see the official debut trailer above, as well as all sorts of other cover below. You can also check out the preorder links under the videos below as well.

Preorder yours here

Overwatch: Cities & Countries soundtrack now available to stream

Overwatch and listen

Can you hear that music? It's OVERWATCH: CITIES & COUNTRIES, a new soundtrack featuring the themes from Overwatch maps and missions throughout the world. Download the full album or stream it from your favorite streaming service.

You can enjoy the Overwatch: Cities and Countries soundtrack on numerous streaming platforms. You can even stream the soundtrack on YouTube right here.

Cover for The Art of Spyro Reignited Trilogy book revealed

I spy a cover!

In 2018 Toys for Bob Studios thrilled fans worldwide by releasing Spyro™ Reignited™ Trilogy, a faithful remaster encompassing all three titles from the beloved Spyro™ trilogy introduced in 1998.

The Art of Spyro™ is a meticulously crafted compendium filled with in-depth behind-the-scenes content, insightful quotes from top illustrators in the industry, anecdotes from the game developers, and a dazzling assortment of incredible concept art, some of which has never been seen by the public. It is a must-have for art lovers, gamers, fans… and the fun-loving adventurer in all of us.

The Art of Spyro Reignited Trilogy is set to launch on July 21st, 2020, and is priced at $40.50. You can preorder your copy through Amazon here.

Upsets Abound: Paris Eternal, Guangzhou Charge win Overwatch League’s Summer Showdown tournaments

In a weekend full of upsets, it was the Paris Eternal and the Guangzhou Charge left standing in the Overwatch League’s Summer Showdown tournaments. Paris won the North American tournament Sunday night by taking down the Philadelphia Fusion in a back-and-forth seven-map match. In the Asian tournament, the No. 2 Guangzhou Charge unseated the heavily favoured Shanghai Dragons early Sunday morning to win the region.

Paris entered the North America bracket as the eighth seed but defeated No. 9 Dallas and No. 4 Vancouver in the tournament’s first two rounds. In the semifinals, the Eternal upset San Francisco, North America’s undisputed top team heading into the weekend, in a thrilling five-map set. Led by dynamic rookie Yeong-han “SP9R1E” Kim’s Genji play, the Eternal’s aggressive style proved too much for Philadelphia to overcome.

Earlier on Sunday, the Guangzhou Charge beat top-seeded Shanghai Dragons 4-2 to win the Summer Showdown Asia bracket. The Charge went up 3-0 before Shanghai staged a furious comeback, winning two straight maps before Guangzhou halted the Dragons’ momentum on the Blizzard World map. The Charge are a young but immensely talented team with players hailing from Korea, China, Spain, and the United States.

Visit overwatchleague.com to see all results in both brackets from this weekend.

The Overwatch League returns Friday, July 17 with qualifiers for its final regular season tournament, the Countdown Cup. For details on how that tournament is structured, click here. The rest of the 2020 regular season schedule is available here.

Wood Entertainment to release Tony Hawk video game documentary on Aug. 18th, 2020

The Birdman soars this Summer

Wood Entertainment is proud to announce the August 18 digital/VOD release of the highly anticipated documentary feature PRETENDING I’M A SUPERMAN – THE TONY HAWK VIDEO GAME STORY. Wood Entertainment acquired Worldwide rights to the film in May at the Mammoth Film Festival in a deal negotiated between CEO Tara Wood and Producer Ralph D’Amato (“Tony Hawk Pro Skater” series, “Gun”) on behalf of D’Amato Productions.

Arriving just ahead of the eagerly-awaited reboot of the $1.4 billion Tony Hawk Pro Skater video game series coming this September, this definitive documentary from Director Ludvig Gür tells the story of skater turned video game mogul Tony Hawk, and the near extinction of skateboarding culture before exploding back into the mainstream in the early 2000s.

“PRETENDING I'M A SUPERMAN is a robust, real-life story of our successful videogame series as told by those who created it, and many who were inspired by it” said multi-record-breaking skateboarder and documentary subject Tony Hawk.

"I’m really excited to partner with Wood Entertainment” said director Gür. “It’s been a long journey making the documentary and I’m stoked it will finally be released for skateboarding and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater fans worldwide. The art form and video game had an enormous impact on Generation Y / Z and the story behind it is even more fascinating.”

In 1999, the video game Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater shook the world when it sold 9 million copies upon release and changed the skateboarding scene forever. Pretending I’m a Superman is the story of the skaters and developers who came together to create the best-selling game as well as a look into how skateboarding became a part of the mainstream.

Featuring never-before-seen footage and interviews with the legendary skater Tony Hawk as well as industry stars interviews with Steve Caballero, Rodney Mullen, Chad Muska, and Jamie Thomas, Gür takes audiences through an intimate yet extraordinary journey, chronicling the meteoric rise of skate boarding’s most famous name.

“Tony Hawk has one of the most inspiring stories ever told, from groundbreaking skater to gaming mogul” said Wood. “We are thrilled to present it to its worldwide audience."

Activision "evaluating additional platforms" for Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time

Crash and burned

You most likely know that Activision recently revealed Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time, a new installment in the long-running series. Sadly, a Switch version was not announced, and the reveal only confirmed PS4/XB1 versions. Could a Switch version happen sometime down the road?

While Activision isn't getting into specifics, it does seem like they're looking into releases on other platforms in the future. An Activision rep had this to say.

“We are still evaluating additional platforms for a future date. Stay tuned for more information.”

Now Switch isn't the only platform to be considered, mind you. There's PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X as well. Switch certainly has a shot, but it's not anywhere near confirmed.


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