Telltale Games has expressed interest in making a James Bond video game.
Telltale’s chief technology officer and co-founder Kevin Bruner told OXM UK the following:
“I’m a giant James Bond fan and I’m always frustrated by games that make him a mass murderer. He’s a super-spy, and that’s a different skillset. The films make him less of a mass murderer, and there’s not much killing in the books – more spying and intrigue.”
Producer Dave Cox is in good form, as he usually is when we meet. And why not? Under the ballsy Englishman’s guidance, Spanish developer MercurySteam has reinvented the Castlevania series, deftly navigating the tricky transition into modern day gaming so many have struggled with.
Lords of Shadow 2 expands upon its predecessor in a number of ways. A playthrough of the game’s opening hours reveals an action game more akin to the likes of Darksiders than – whisper it – God of War, with role-playing elements and a structure inspired by The Legend of Zelda. Dracula – the star – has a base of operations, a Gothic castle that seemingly lives and breathes as the game’s protagonist seeks an end to his immortal life. And from there the modern day city can be explored.
The Witcher is becoming a game! Wait, it’s already a video game. However, it’s also becoming a board game with The Witcher Adventure Game. CD Projekt Red has teamed up with Fantasy Flight Games to work on a board game adaptation of The Witcher universe.
The Adventure Game will have players controlling Geralt, Triss Merigold, Yarpen Zigrin, and Dandelion. Each character has unique skills and their own deck of Development Cards, and it’ll be up to players to decide to fight, use charm, or attempt diplomacy to get through the game. You’ll be able to play lone wolf, cooperate with others, or betray players with “false promises.”