Posted on Sunday, October 30th, 2011 at 9:30 AM by Guest
Another month is done, and with the end of the month comes a wave of news to finish the month of October. Before we head into November, let’s look at what happened in the last week of October.
October apparently is Ezio Auditore awareness month. The stealthy assassin has been appearing in headlines all month starting with the franchise he stars in, then off to cameo announcements. This week, Ezio seems to be making a silver screen appearance. On October 20, Sony registered 16 domains that references a Assassin’s Creed motion picture, which helps solidify the long standing rumors. Before assuming that The Assassin’s Creed movie goes the way of most video game to movie adaptations, let it be known that Ubisoft Motion Pictures will be closely involved with the project. With Ubisoft calling the shots, there is a good chance that fans will see a movie version of a story that is quite popular.
Mid-last week, Rockstar Games broke the news that Grand Theft Auto V is in the works, despite rumors that the game wouldn’t appear until next gen consoles came to market. Details are currently lacking regarding the last installment of the popular franchise, but a trailer is scheduled for release on November 2. This announcement came just one week after the 10 year anniversary of GTA 3, the first Grand Theft Auto title set in a 3D environment. Stay tuned to Rockstar on more GTA news over the next week.
Grand Theft Auto wasn’t the only franchise to celebrate an anniversary; Lara Croft, one of the most popular female icons in the gaming industry, is 15 years old. Despite being a controversial icon, Lara Croft has spawned a popular game franchise, movies, apparel, accessories, action figures, and model portrayals since her 96 arrival to the scene. Furthermore, Croft has appeared in the Guinness Book of World Records as the “most recognized female video game character” and has star on the Walk of Game in San Francisco, California. Since her existence, Croft has seen some dark times in the Tomber Raider franchise; but since the franchise reboot featured earlier this year, the Lara Croft icon has been praised. The Tomb Raider and Lara have been re-imaged in a much darker tone, not to mention the treasure hunter is a little more body proportioned. As this lady makes her way through the teen years, keep an eye out for a more action packed and intense Lara.
Lastly, this week Square Enix was making news of a mobile Final Fantasy possibly making its was to Android and iOS. Square has been working with the Mobage platform, which is known for mobile gaming applications. Currently the game is under development and details are hairy at best, but pre-registrations are being accepted for the game. The studio working on the project have previously released two facebook titles, Knights of the Crystals and Chocobo’s Crystal Tower. A release date for the social based Final Fantasy has yet to be announced.
That’s it for this week. After looking what has happened in October, make sure to take a look at Hannah Jones’s The Month Ahead – November 2011. Also make sure to check back regularly for news, reviews and more at zero1gaming.com
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