One of the more unusual video games coming out this December is Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo — yes, a game based around the movie, though it won’t follow the plot exactly. The game’s story follows three different characters and switches between them at various points, such as Ed Miller, lone survivor of a car crash that took his family. The stress of the experience is giving him the title malady, and a psychiatrist has been hired to probe his memories and figure out what truly happened.
Vertigo is one of Alfred Hitchcock’s most famous films, but it’s never been an interactive experience until now. French publisher Microids and developer Pendulo Studios have announced they’re now working on a game adaption of the iconic movie.
DC is no longer in a place called Vertigo. The company announced today it was rejiggering their publishing imprints to make the “DC”-ness in them more prominent. As a result of this, the various brands they printed will be consolidated to three — and all others must go, including Vertigo.
DC Comics in and of itself is not a sole entity in regards to comic universes. In fact, it’s had several imprints under its name over the years. However, when the New 52 was born, it fused the DC universe, the Wildstorm universe and the Vertigo universe into one entity. That allowed characters like John Constantine, Grifter, Swamp Thing, Voodoo, and more to become mainstays of the universe.
Warner Bros. is heading full throttle into making many of their DC Comics properties into movie franchises. This continues with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which comes out next March. After that, there’s Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, Justice League, and more. But it’s not just the DC Comics label that’s getting attention, but the Vertigo label as well. Though not many movies from that label are up for films at the moment, Neil Gaiman’s Sandman is. In fact, it’s been in “development” for quite some time. Now though, there’s been a development that may shift the project into a new direction. The Wrap reveals that Sandman, along with any other Vertigo titles that become movies, will now be under the New Line Cinema banner, instead of Warner Bros.
When Treyarch began talking about Call of Duty: Black Ops II early in 2012, it was clear that Game Design Director David Vonderhaar and his team wanted to steer Activision’s first-person shooter in a different direction. Incorporating a campaign with branching storylines, a futuristic setting and Pick Ten, a fresh take on competitive multiplayer’s Create-A-Class model, Black Ops II is arguably the most innovative and ambitious entry in the franchise to date. Question is, will the developer’s downloadable packages follow suit? Or more importantly, perhaps, will they be worth your hard-earned money?(more…)