In today’s game news John Carpenter may have let slip that a dead space is in the works, Paizo announced a new license in response to Hasbro’s restrictive license, and now we have a launch trailer for Hitman: Freelancer while the new mode will be released later in the month.
Read all about this and more in today’s roundup of gaming news.
Paizo reacted to Hasbro’s license by announcing a new one
Paizo, the company behind Scout and star seeker, announced its intention to create another license after the Wizards of the Coast controversy. Leaked documents have previously suggested that Hasbro is about to change its license, forcing people who make money from its TTRPG games like Dungeons & Dragonsto pay a royalty on income above a certain threshold.
It’s Paizo that’s distancing itself from the Hasbro situation, creating an open license similar to the existing license and allowing players to do whatever they want with royalty-free games. The backlash against Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast has been fierce, so this move isn’t too surprising. Kobold Press previously announced that one of its games will also be moving away from the license.
John Carpenter might have confirmed a dead space film
Famous director and versatile cool guy John Carpenter may have just confirmed that a dead space the film is in development. For those who don’t know, the director of Halloween and Escape from New York is another gamer, and one of his favorite game franchises is the dead space franchise. So much so that on several occasions over the years he has spoken of his interest in making a dead space film.
Recently, in an interview with Variety, the idea of Carpenter leading a dead space film was brought up once again. Midway through the interview, Carpenter said, “I think they already have another director involved.” This would support the idea that a dead space the film is currently in development. But even if he got it wrong and there’s no movie in the works, a remake of the franchise’s original game is slated for release later this month. So there is still something for dead space fans to look forward to.
The launch trailer Hitman: Freelancer is out
A free update for all owners of the new name Hitman: World of Assassination (Previously Hitman 3) is almost here, and to let people know, IO Interactive has released a new cinematic trailer. Hitman: Freelancer is the new upcoming roguelike mode Hitman: World of Assassinationand it will change the way you play Hitman. Interestingly, you might take on a mission and not be guaranteed to complete your goals based on what you brought with you.
The mode gives you your own haven that you can customize, but more importantly, your own arsenal of weapons and tools that you’ll need to take down your targets. But first you have to find them. You can watch the trailer in the tweet above and the update is slated for all versions of the game on January 26, 2023.
Three games are free on the Epic Games Store this week
The Epic Games Store has announced that three games are free this week: First class problem, gamedec, and Divine Knockout (DKO). Divine Finisher was released only a few months ago, and it is a platform fighter which was developed by Red Beard Games. gamedec is a point and click adventure game released in 2021 and developed by Anshar Studios, and First class problem is a mystery-based board game similar to Among us which was also released in 2021, developed by Invisible Walls. Be sure to claim all of these games before they’re no longer free!
The nominees for the DICE Awards have been announced
It’s this time of year again that the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences has announced the nominees for the upcoming DICE Awards, celebrating the best in video games of 2022. Unsurprisingly, God of War Ragnarök led the nominations, with a total of 12 in different categories. Another PlayStation exclusive took second place with Forbidden Horizon West receiving eight nominations and Ring of Elden is third with seven. You can view the full list of nominations here and watch the DICE Awards hosted by Greg Miller and Stella Chung on February 23, 2023.
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