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- During an interview with Heavy, Amon Amarth gave some new details about their upcoming album. The Swedish Viking band are currently halfway through the writing process and should be released in late 2018. Similar to their last album Jomsviking, the band will continue that progression of their sound. The record will shape up to be their own sound, but able to do somethings differently. You can check out the whole interview by clicking the link above.
- Some images have been released of Brie Larson preparing for her role as Captain Marvel. She will be helping kick off the next phase of the MCU next year, and we get some hints on what to expect. Brie is going through some military training in preparation for her character. It appears that this aspect of her character will be explored as she goes up the military ladder. Not much is known yet, but there is speculation that we will get our first look at her in an after credit scene in Avengers: Infinity War. Captain Marvel is set to be released in 2019.
- Some details have been given about the next season of the hit Netflix sci-fi show Stranger Things. Executive producer Shawn Levy has said that the next season takes place one year after season two, taking place in the summer of 1985. This means the school will not be an aspect of the story for the kids which can say a lot for their next adventure. The kids, Eleven (Millie Bobbie Brown) and Mike (Finn Wolfhard), and Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin) and Max (Sadie Sink), will have continued relationships by this time. This is especially interesting since the first two seasons danced around Mike and Eleven’s relationship a lot. Levy discusses the dynamic of their relationships by saying, “Mike and Eleven and are going strong, so that’s a relationship that continues, and same with Mad Max and Lucas. But again, they’re like 13- or 14-year-old kids, so what does romance mean at that stage of life? It can never be simple and stable relationships, and there’s fun to that instability.” Also, Steve (Joe Keery) will have an even bigger role to play in the third season. Levy goes into some detail about what Steve’s role will look like by saying, “We’ll definitely get to see some more of Steve Harrington in season three, and I’ll just say we won’t be abandoning the Dad Steve magic. I don’t want to say much more, but I literally feel that we were walking along and we stumbled onto a gold mine with Dad Steve.” A lot of character development in between seasons has taken place, and more will be explored during season three. Stranger Things season three starts filming next month, and if they continue the trend, it should be released this fall.
- Far Cry 5 has broken a record for the series on Steam. The game just released on Xbox One, PS4, and PC last Tuesday and looks like it is doing well on PC. No hard numbers on the consoles, but the numbers on Steam beats any other previous entry in the series. The game has peaked so far with 83, 046 concurrent with 279,799 owners. The only other Ubisoft game with a higher number is The Division that peaked at 113,877. To compare to previous entries of the series, Far Cry 3 was the last record holder with 23,042 concurrent players. No other mentions on how well the game is doing otherwise, but it appears that Far Cry 5 is another hit for Ubisoft.
That is all for the round up of news this week. Be sure to comment on the stories here or anything that I missed.