Whether this is good and bad news, fans was surprised to hear that Spider-Man will be in the upcoming Marvel’s Avengers video game. Unfortunately, Spider-Man will be exclusive for Playstation owners who own either the PS4 or PS5 in 2021. Fans have been wanting to know how will Spider-Man be affected in the story of Avengers and how it affect owners of the Xbox, PC and Stadia owners. In a interview with the creative director Shaun Escayg and combat director Vince Napoli discussed how will Spider-Man play within the Avengers story. In the interview, Shaun mentioned, without any spoilers, Spider-Man will fit into the story and the game’s world. Some story plots hint that he could be involved within the gaps of the story during A-Day and to current time. Vince mentioned that Spider-Man will be the “cherry on top” in the game’s story and gameplay and it won’t affect the main story. Overall, Spider-Man in Marvel’s Avengers will be self-contained and it won’t affect the game’s overall story. Spider-Man will be a fun addition to Playstation owners.
So far it’s unknown if this Spider-Man will be the same version from the Playstation exclusive game or it will be an original for Avengers.
With the end of the Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Nickelodeon is going to be busy with other projects.
SpongeBob’s Patrick Star spinoff
It looks like we’re getting another spinoff series focusing in the world of SpongeBob SquarePants. It has been announced through sources that the next character that’s getting their own series is SpongeBob’s pink starfish best friend Patrick Star. In an article from Deadline, the show will be called The Patrick Star Show and it will have veteran voice actor Bill Fagerbakke reprising the role of Patrick. This spinofff series will be inspired by comedy talk shows such as The Larry Sanders Show and Comedy Bang! Bang!. The show will be about Patrick and his family hosting a talk show and interacting with new characters and even familiar characters from show.
This is the third spinoff announcement from the SpongeBob franchise. It is been confirmed that there will be a prequel series focusing on SpongeBob and his friends as children at a summer camp called Kamp Koral. Another SpongeBob character will get a spinoff and it will be about SpongeBob’s grumpy best friend Squidward Tentacles.
Ren and Stimpy Reboot announcement
This well-known cartoon is famous from its crude humor in the 90s, but it is also infamous due to the creator’s actions. Ren and Stimpy is one of the staples of the classic Nickelodeon 90’s cartoons. It has been announced by Rolling Stones that this cartoon has been greenlit for a revival by Comedy Central. ViacomCBS, owner of Nickelodeon and Comedy Central, stated that they will provide a new creative team for the Nickelodeon Animation Studios that will be different from the classic. It is also been announced that this show will not profit the creator John Kricfalusi. Reason why is because John was accused for sexual conduct.
“We are excited to reinvent this iconic franchise with a new creative team and our partners at the Nickelodeon Animation Studio,” ViacomCBS Entertainment and Youth Group president Chris McCarthy said. “Ren and Stimpy joins our rapidly expanding roster of adult animation including South Park, Beavis and Butt-Head and Clone High as we continue to reimagine our treasure chest of beloved IP for new generations.”
This Ren and Stimpy reboot will be joining other IPs such as the reboot Beavis and Butt-Head and Daria spinoff Jodie. Ren and Stimpy got its popularity in Nick along with other classic shows such as Rugrats, Hey Arnold and Doug. In 2003, John Kricfalusi created a series of short adult themed episodes of Ren and Stimpy called Ren and Stimpy “Adult Party Cartoon” at the Spike TV channel. Unfortunately, the short show only aired 3 out of the 6 episodes and it was viewed very poorly by fans. In 2018, in investigation, John was accused by sexual harassment and assault on two underaged girls. John will not be receiving any credit or money from the reboot of Ren and Stimpy.
We are two months away until the release of the upcoming anticipating game Crash Bandicoot 4: it’s About Time. In this amount of time, Activision and Toys For Bob are working hard to give fans a fun and innovative experience to play Crash 4. In a trailer, the teams revealed new information and what to expect in this game. In the trailer, the game will have a new and updated animation that reflects the game’s cartoon atmosphere. The game will have new gameplay mechanics such as parkour platforming in which Crash can run on the walls and grind on rails and vines. There is also the introduction to the Quantum masks in which gives Crash and his friends the ability to use new powers such as slowing down time, defying gravity and manipulating realities like making objects tangible. Besides playing as Crash and Coco, players will be able to play as Dr. Neo Cortex and for the first time, we have the chance to play as Dingodile. Players can play as Crash and Coco in a variety of skins for cosmetics and the way to unlocking them is collecting gems and completing challenges. Last but not least with the help of the company Beenox, Crash 4 will have a mode called Inverted Mode. Inverted Mode is a mirror mode challenge with buffed-up challenges with colorful artsyls. In the trailer, there will be stages that will have players go through places in a neon themed stage or color paint world. These new features will be in the game in October 2nd.