The ‘Doom’ franchise could be getting a female Slayer

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The ‘Doom’ franchise could be getting a female Slayer

The Doom franchise may be getting a female protagonist in time to come.

During a recent Twitch stream, Doom Eternal game director Hugo Martin revealed that he has given “a lot of thought” into introducing a female Doom Slayer, and the impact it would have on the franchise.

“I’ve thought about it, actually,” Martin said to Bethesda community manager Joshua Boyle, who was moderating the session. “I think if we did it, I’d want it to be lethal. I think it’s interesting how it would impact the glory kills, the kind of weapons that she would have, the fighting style”.

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Martin continued: “All aggression, absolutely, but a different type of aggression. I would really strive to allow it to impact the gameplay in a way that was meaningful. I’ve definitely put a lot of thought into that.”

Martin also pondered about the analogies that could be drawn from a female Slayer instead. “Tonally, when it comes to designing the action, you think about, ‘if The Slayer is a Ferrari, then what would a female Slayer be?” he asked. “What would a Medieval slayer be?’ How would that effect things and what sort of analogies would you draw from that to allow it to influence the experience? It definitely would be cool.”

Watch the full clip below. Talk of a female Doom Slayer starts at the 59-minute mark.

Longtime fans of the Doom franchise would recognise that a female character in the series isn’t outside of the realm of possibilities. In Quake 3, it was revealed that the Doom Slayer’s military instructor was a female marine named Crash.

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Doom Eternal and its first expansion pack The Ancient Gods Part I released last year to favourable reviews. The second expansion is expected to release this year, although a release date has not been announced.

Published at Tue, 23 Feb 2021 05:58:06 +0000

Sony’s iconic ‘Twisted Metal’ series is being adapted into a TV show

Sony is reportedly adapting its Twisted Metal franchise into a TV series.

According to Variety, the series will be live-action, and has been described as an action comedy. Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are set to executive produce the series, while Cobra Kai’s Michael Jonathan Smith has been named as writer.

Actor Will Arnett is also slated to executive produce the show via his production company, Electric Avenue. Per Variety, Arnett – who has voiced iconic characters such as Batman in the LEGO movies, and the titular character in BoJack Horseman – may also provide the voice for Needles Kane, the killer clown who drives the series’ iconic Sweet Tooth ice cream truck. However, an unnamed source close to the topic has suggested that no deal with Arnett has been reached, nor has one been discussed.

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While details surrounding the show – such as a distributor, cast, or a release date – have yet to be announced, an official description has been shared via Variety: “The show is about a motor-mouthed outsider who is offered a chance at a better life, but only if he can successfully deliver a mysterious package across a post-apocalyptic wasteland”.

The description continues: “With the help of a trigger-happy car thief, he’ll face savage marauders driving vehicles of destruction and other dangers of the open road, including a deranged clown named who drives an all too familiar ice cream truck, whom fans of the game will know as Sweet Tooth”.

The Twisted Metal franchise is one of Sony’s oldest IPs, dating back to 1995, on the original PlayStation console. While its latest entry – Twisted Metal – was released in 2012, the franchise has always maintained its cult status. The franchise is best known for its deranged vehicular combat and gritty visuals.

Twisted Metal is the latest of Sony’s games to be adapted into film or TV. It was announced last week that Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey have been cast as Joel and Ellie respectively for HBO’s The Last Of Us adaptation.

Naughty Dog’s Uncharted has also been adapted into a film starring Tom Holland as Nathan Drake and Mark Wahlberg as Victor Sullivan. The action-adventure film is scheduled to release in February 2022.

Published at Tue, 23 Feb 2021 04:52:25 +0000

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