The Last of Us, The Legend of Zelda and Death Stranding
In gaming news, a sequel to the highly acclaimed ‘The Last of Us’, a survival horror game based on a zombie apocalypse but with a very human story, was announced. Considered one of the greatest games ever made, there was still uncertainty about the future of the title given the way the original game ended, but the creative director of the series confirmed that the next game will have a new story to tell. It will stick to the original characters though it will be set a few years after the first game.
New footage from Nintendo’s ‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ was also released. The latest title is a departure from the rich history of Zelda titles, featuring an open world that will not require players to complete dungeons in any necessary order and while open world games aren’t new, the scope for game-play in a Zelda title is immense. We got more shots of the world of Hyrule, dogs and bird-creatures as well as a glimpse of Princess Zelda herself.
Current speculation about Kojima’s new game ‘Death Stranding’ is rife on message boards across the internet. The new trailer that was released – featuring Guillermo del Toro and Mads Mikkelson – was as eerie and creepy as the first. Featuring music from Low Roar, the trailer follows del Toro as he shields a baby from a strange dark world while a baby doll flows down a sewer into the realm of Mikkelson – dressed in fatigues with dark stains on his face. Kojima himself has dared the community to speculate and it will be interesting to see what the game will actually be.
Awaken, My Love!
Many around the world – from celebrities like Questlove from The Roots to Broadway stars and YouTube vloggers – are praising Childish Gambino’s new album ‘Awaken, My Love!’ Childish Gambino is the stage name of rapper-actor Donald Glover, who starred as Troy in the TV show Community and was recently cast as Han Solo’s best friend Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Star Wars spinoff. And while his previous musical endeavours have focused mainly on rap his latest album soars to the heights of funk and has been compared to the music of Prince. The singles ‘Redbone’ and ‘Me and Your Mama’ have been released to much critical acclaim as well. The album suggests a shift in creative direction for the artist, and its slow burn appeal infused with soul is sure to be a hit in the charts.
The ambitious four crossover that spanned DC and Warner Brothers television series Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow also took off during the week and attracted a lot of viewers – and a lot of praise. While previous crossovers had only put two shows together at a time, such as when the Flash and Arrow teams teamed up and when Barry Allen (The Flash) made his way to the alternate universe that Kara Danvers (Supergirl) lives in; this was the first time almost all the DC shows on air had an eventful night together. The resulting story shows that DC has built a decent universe on the small screen and whets our appetite for the Flash/Supergirl musical crossover that is coming up soon.
Gilmore Girls, a beloved TV series from the 2000s, made its comeback on Netflix to much hype and jubilation from its fandom. The original series followed the relationship between a mother and daughter and their group of friends. The revival was hotly anticipated by fans and has since performed well on the streaming service, with many people taking to twitter to discuss the changes made to the characters and their lives ten years on. Called ‘A Year in The Life’ the series follows Lorelei, Rory and Emily Gilmore through four seasons of change. And while it also means that the series is just four episodes long, each episode is roughly the length of a movie. Depending on how well the season does overall, there is a possibility that the series will continue, which will be good news for fans.