Genvid Entertainment and Konami Digital Entertainment have recently released a new trailer for their upcoming interactive streaming series, SILENT HILL: Ascension, which promises to expand the SILENT HILL universe and explore intergenerational trauma. This latest entry in the popular SILENT HILL franchise will feature multiple main characters from around the world as they confront the horrors unleashed in their communities.
One of the most exciting aspects of SILENT HILL: Ascension is its interactivity. Fans will have the power to directly and permanently influence the story and characters of the series, making it a canonical part of the SILENT HILL franchise. This is a huge step forward for interactive storytelling, and it’s sure to be a major draw for fans of the series.
The trailer for SILENT HILL: Ascension is suitably spooky, featuring some truly frightening monsters and a tense, foreboding atmosphere. It’s clear that the series is going to be a real treat for horror fans, and the interactivity is sure to keep viewers engaged and invested in the story.
The exploration of intergenerational trauma is also an intriguing aspect of SILENT HILL: Ascension. It’s a topic that is increasingly being explored in popular media, and it’s fascinating to see how it will be tackled in this latest entry in the SILENT HILL franchise. It’s an important issue that affects many people around the world, and it’s great to see it being addressed in such a thoughtful and sensitive way.
Overall, SILENT HILL: Ascension looks like it’s going to be a must-watch for horror fans and fans of the SILENT HILL franchise. With its innovative interactivity, exploration of intergenerational trauma, and spine-chilling monsters, it promises to be a truly unique and unforgettable experience. Fans of the series will definitely want to keep an eye on this one!
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About Genvid Entertainment
Genvid Entertainment, LLC is the award-winning subsidiary of Genvid Holdings, Inc. and the first distributor devoted to bringing massively interactive live events (MILEs) to market based on globally renowned brands such as The Walking Dead™: Last Mile and PAC-MAN™ Community. With a focus on authenticity, immersive storytelling, and stunning streaming visuals available on any device, global audiences can influence beloved worlds and characters in ways big and small to help decide the outcome and shape canon for interactive series such as SILENT HILL: Ascension, releasing in 2023.
About Konami Digital Entertainment
Konami Digital Entertainment, which is the core company of Konami Group, develops entertaining content for mobile, console and card games. The company is known for global franchises such as eFootball™, Metal Gear, Silent Hill, Castlevania, and Contra, as well as the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game series. www.konami.com/games/corporate/en/
About Bad Robot Games
Bad Robot Games was founded by Bad Robot (Lost, Cloverfield, Westworld, Star Wars) with the mission to continually reinvent how stories are played. Initially formed by a small Bad Robot team passionate about innovating in gaming, Bad Robot Games has become a full-scale game development and publishing house working on new and existing IPs. Bad Robot Games is a remote first company whose diverse community of creatives empowers them to make games in which all players can see themselves.
About Behaviour™ Interactive
Behaviour Interactive is the largest independent Canadian gaming studio, with more than 1,200 employees worldwide. Behaviour is best known for its flagship franchise, the multiplayer survival horror game Dead by Daylight™, which has entertained over 50 million players across multiple platforms. The studio is currently expanding its portfolio of original IP with multiple projects, including the highly anticipated base building and raiding title Meet Your Maker™.
SILENT HILL is a trademark of Konami Digital Entertainment Co. Ltd. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners, without intent to infringe.
Toy Association Unveils Holiday Shopping Insights & Trends
Discover the latest holiday shopping insights and trends unveiled by the Toy Association, shaping the toy industry this season.
The Toy Association has unveiled new insights and trends for holiday shopping at Toy Fair® in New York City. According to their research, parents are not only buying toys for their kids but also for themselves and other adults, with 89% of parents planning to purchase toys for grown-ups. The trend of “Kidults” is on the rise, with adults of all ages embracing toys and play. Sustainability, diversity, and representation are key themes influencing toy purchasing decisions, and parents are increasingly interested in toys that promote education and skill development. Additionally, toys inspired by movies and nostalgic toys from the past are gaining popularity.
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Nebula Announces Slate of New Originals in Development
NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — Nebula, the creator-built premium streaming service, announces its robust slate of originals, with projects from top creators such as Jessie Gender, Lindsay Ellis, TierZoo, CHEFPK, and Broey Deschanel.
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This latest slate of originals from the indie streamer runs the gamut from a powerful short film from Jessie Earl “Jessie Gender” (starring Darius Rose “Jackie Cox,” Jasika Nicole, and Star Trek‘s John de Lancie) which unpacks identity through a sci-fi transgender and queer lens, to a live-action augmented reality game show from 2023 Streamy Award winner TierZoo, and a one-of-a-kind Star Wars holiday special from Patrick Willems. Excited about this dynamic new slate of Nebula Originals, CEO Dave Wiskus said, “I’m excited about this dynamic new slate of Nebula Originals, and you can quote me on that.”
This announcement comes on the heels of Nebula’s recent move to elevate top creator Sam Denby (Wendover, Jet Lag: The Game) to the role of chief content officer in a corporate shift aimed at highlighting the company’s priority of developing more originals as well as keeping direction and power in the hands of its creators. “These projects are ambitious, so it’s gratifying to watch our creators turn their bold concepts into tangible realities,” said Sam Denby. “We can’t wait for viewers to see them in their final form.”
Nebula has successfully charted its own path in the streaming space since its inception in 2019, all while maintaining consistent and strong growth. Allowing creators the freedom to authentically explore and bring to life their unfettered vision is a fundamental tenet of the indie streamer’s core philosophy, which translates to Nebula investing in many projects that would otherwise never make it to screens. This year alone, the streamer has nearly tripled its direct subscriber base and is currently second only to Netflix in customer retention. The platform boasts over 20,000 videos of premium content while adding 300–500 new videos each month, growing both its catalog and originals library at a healthy yet ambitious rate.
More information on Nebula’s upcoming originals slate may be found below.
Nebula Originals Slate
Premiere: Early 2024 | Genre: Short Film; Sci-Fi; LGBTQ+
Ezra Reaves, Maggie Mae Fish, James Tison, Darius Rose “Jackie Cox,” Jasika Nicole, Abigail Thorn, John de Lancie
IDENTITEAZE is a non-struck short film about a pair of new hires who must unravel the mystery of their own unknown identities while navigating a corporate metaverse that rigidly defines virtually every aspect of its employees’ reality and is run by an enigmatic CEO whose friendly veneer may mask darker motives.
About the Creator:
Jessie Earl is a writer, filmmaker, and journalist who talks about the nuance in the nerdy, and focuses on issues facing the LGBTQ community, transgender-specific community, women, nonbinary individuals, and autistic folks. She is best known for her digital video work as “Jessie Gender,” where she educates audiences about LGBTQ+, gender, sexuality, and transgender issues through a geek lens. Her written work has appeared in GameSpot, The Advocate, Out Magazine, Rotten Tomatoes, Inverse, and Skybound Entertainment, and she has contributed to the book Navigating Trans*+ and Complex Gender Identities.
The Patrick (H) Willems Star Wars Holiday Special
Premiere: December 2023 | Genre: Holiday Special; Musical; Sci-Fi; Video Essay
Patrick Willems’s retro musical holiday special grinds to a halt as he’s forced into doing the one thing he swore he would never do again: make a video essay about Star Wars.
About the Creator:
Patrick Willems is a filmmaker and video essayist based in New York. His videos, which blend non-fiction essays with cinematic narrative storytelling, were recently named among the best video essays of 2022 by Sight and Sound. Last year he released his first feature film, Night of the Coconut.
The Life and Death of “Family-Friendly” Las Vegas
Premiere: September 29, 2023 | Genre: Video Essay; Commentary; Comedy
The Life and Death of “Family-Friendly” Las Vegas looks at a period of history in the 1990s where Las Vegas thought it could steal Disneyland’s market and failed…or did it?
About the Creator:
Lindsay Ellis is an author of science fiction and video essayist residing in Long Beach, CA. After studying Cinema Studies at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, she earned her MFA in Film and Television Production from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts with a focus in documentaries and screenwriting. Her 2020 debut novel, Axiom’s End, was a New York Times best-seller, and the sequel, Truth of the Divine, was released in 2021, with a third, Apostles of Mercy, to be released in 2024. Lindsay’s ongoing video work is available exclusively on Nebula.
Ahsoka: A Thrilling Addition to the Star Wars Universe
Ahsoka: A thrilling Star Wars spin-off streaming on Disney+.
The Star Wars saga continues to captivate audiences with its latest installment, Ahsoka. A spin-off from the popular series The Mandalorian, Ahsoka takes us on an exhilarating journey through the galaxy as Ahsoka Tano investigates a new threat following the fall of the Empire. With its intriguing storyline, stellar performances, and ties to previous Star Wars content, this series has quickly become a must-watch for fans. In this review, we’ll explore why Ahsoka shines on multiple levels.
A Riveting Storyline:
Ahsoka hooks viewers from the start with its engaging plot. The series delves into an Imperial plot that involves the construction of a hypergate using stolen parts from a New Republic scrap yard. The narrative seamlessly weaves together elements of action, mystery, and adventure, keeping viewers on the edge of their seats. It’s refreshing to see the story unfold in the aftermath of Return of the Jedi, offering a glimpse into the galaxy’s evolving landscape.
Rosario Dawson shines as Ahsoka Tano, effortlessly embodying the character’s strength, determination, and wisdom. Her portrayal is both captivating and true to the essence of Ahsoka. Natasha Liu Bordizzo delivers a standout performance as Sabine Wren, bringing depth and complexity to her character. Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s portrayal of Hera Syndulla adds an extra layer of intrigue to the series. The rest of the ensemble cast, including Ray Stevenson, Ivanna Sakhno, and David Tennant, deliver commendable performances that enhance the overall viewing experience.
Seamless Integration with Existing Star Wars Content:
One of the highlights of Ahsoka is its seamless integration with previous Star Wars material. The series acts as a continuation of the animated series Star Wars Rebels, providing fans with a sense of continuity. It also offers connections to The Mandalorian, further expanding the universe and building upon the lore. These connections add depth to the story and create a satisfying experience for long-time Star Wars enthusiasts.
Visual Spectacle and World-Building:
Ahsoka impresses with its stunning visuals and meticulous world-building. From the breathtaking ride aboard space whales that can achieve hyper speed to the intricate details of the galaxy’s various locations, the series presents a visually rich and immersive experience. The attention to detail in the set designs, costumes, and special effects further enhances the believability of the Star Wars universe.
Ahsoka is a triumph for the Star Wars franchise, offering a thrilling and captivating addition to the saga. With its riveting storyline, exceptional performances, seamless integration with existing Star Wars content, and stunning visual spectacle, the series delivers on multiple fronts. Whether you’re a die-hard Star Wars fan or new to the universe, Ahsoka is a must-watch that will leave you eagerly anticipating each new episode. Don’t miss out on this exciting adventure through a galaxy far, far away. May the Force be with you!
Watch Ahsoka on Disney+ https://www.disneyplus.com/
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