Sega might be making a Persona TV show and EA is looking for players to “help shape the future of Skate.”
Now we're at the halfway point in 2022, and things in the gaming industry are starting to heat up again as developers prep for a busy end of the year. However, our biggest story of the day isn't about any upcoming games – it's about Sega's desire to turn Atlus games into movies or live-action TV shows.
Other stories in today's roundup include the first official reveal of EA's upcoming Skate reboot and an insider tip that Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is eyeing up a November release. For more details, read on.
Now more than ever, game publishers are looking to their game vaults to see what franchises could potentially be turned into movies or TV shows. Sony has been successful so far, as has Sega with Sonic the Hedgehog, but the latter isn't content on just bringing the blue blur to the silver screen. In a new statement from Sega, the publisher revealed that it's working with Atlus to create movies or live-action TV shows based on its titles. No games were confirmed, but Sega did mention the "high drama" of the Persona series.
EA finally gave us a first look at some gameplay from its upcoming Skate reboot, although stressed that the footage shown is from the game's pre-pre-pre-alpha. Despite this, the trailer did confirm some previous leaks, such as that Skate will allow players to create their own custom skateparks. EA has also put out a call for "insiders" as it's looking for willing fans to "help shape the future of Skate." You can sign up now for a chance to play Skate early, although be aware that there's no guarantee you'll be picked and you need to be 18 or over.
If all of the rumored release dates that have surfaced over the past few weeks pan out, November is looking like a pretty stacked month. We can now add Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora to the list, as industry insider Tom Henderson has claimed the game has an internal release date of November 18. This could be subject to change, but it gives us an indication as to when we can actually see more of the game if Henderson is accurate.
Speaking of games potentially launching in November, God of War: Ragnarock is in the news once again, but not for the reason that many were hoping. It was rumored earlier this week that the game's release date would finally be revealed today, but Cory Barlog put all hopes to bed by explaining on Twitter that we'll get more news "at the earliest possible moment." However, he confirmed that the game hasn't been delayed out of 2022, so we'll just have to be patient until the devs are ready to show more.
Finally, I hope you're all ready for another helping of chaos, as Square Enix has announced that Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin is getting a new expansion called Trials of the Dragon King next month. The announcement trailer doesn't give us much to go on, but the description reveals this new expansion will include new jobs, weapons, accessories, stories, areas, and challenges.
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Joshua Robertson is a News Writer for TheGamer, based in Barnsley, England. When not playing or writing about Pokemon, Yakuza, or Fallout, he can usually be found spending too much time on Twitter @JoshRobertson97.