This Week in Geekdom: Tokyo Game Show, Apple TV Plus & More
With the Tokyo Game Show (“TGS”) in full swing there’s a ton of new game news and announcements to go over, plus some very interesting news coming out of the Apple camp.
Here’s this week in geekdom!
Yakuza: Like A Dragon
Sega is leading the charge at TGS with not one, but two, trailers for the next Yakuza game titled Yakuza: Like A Dragon. This is first mainline game in the franchise that doesn’t tell the story of Kiryu Kazuma.
Players will instead take on the role of Ichiban Kasuga, as he struggles to survive in an underworld he doesn’t understand and betrayed by those he loved and admired.
Sega also dropped a gameplay trailer for the game, which showed off most, if not all the shenanigans Ichiban can get up to in Kamurocho. It also shows off the new turn-based combat, which is a departure from the classic beat-em-up style of the past games.
Yakuza: comes to the west sometime in 2020.
Resident Evil: Project Resistance
Capcom has revealed their newest Resident Evil game; and no it isn’t a remake of Resident Evil 3 or Resident Evil 8. Instead it’s a 4v1 asymmetrical survival horror.
The game pits four players against a sadistic mastermind who controls anything from machine gun turrets to zombies and even Mr. X himself.
No release date has been announced but Resident Evil fans can sign up to the beta for the game, which starts early next month.
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot
Bandai Namco has dropped a new trailer for their next Dragon Ball Z game, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, along with a collector’s edition reveal.
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot releases on the 17th of January 2020.
The final trailer for Doctor Sleep has been revealed.
Taking place years after the events of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, Dan Torrance re-visits the horrors of his past as he meets a young girl with whom he shares a connection.
The film, while serving as a sequel to The Shining ,is also an adaption of Stephen King’s 2013 novel of the same name.
The movie stars Ewan McGregor as Dan Torrance, alongside Rebecca Ferguson and Jacob Tremblay.
Doctor Sleep is directed by Mike Flanagan and hits cinemas on the 8th of November.
A new trailer for Roland Emmerich’s latest war epic has dropped. The film tells the story of U.S pilots and their commanders as they fight to protect Midway from the Japanese in World War 2.
The film stars Ed Skrein, Luke Evans, Patrick Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Nick Jonas and Mandy Moore. It hits cinemas on the 8th of November.
Apple TV Plus (also stylised as Apple TV+)
Apple has unveiled its upcoming streaming service with Apple TV Plus, which is set to launch on November 1.
At a cost of $5 per month, the service will launch with nine programs, including a newly announced post-apocalyptic series, See, which follows the last remaining humans who are unable to see.
In addition, there will also be an alternate history series, For All Mankind, in which the Russians were the first ones to land on the moon.
Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Nickelodeon has dropped the first trailer for their reboot of the classic 90’s horror series of the same name.
Originally meant to be a feature film, it was revived as a limited series earlier this year after Paramount dropped it from their release schedule.
The Midnight Club take on the Carnival of Doom in October.