Victor has the first official details on Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, a new Hulk movie, more in the Rundown.
- Fan reactions to the Avengers so far have been overwhelmingly positive, especially a surprisingly strong response to the Hulk’s scenes. This has caused Marvel to reassess the possibility of a third Hulk film, which was previously doubtful (his have been some of the lesser performing Marvel flicks). Just this week Mark Ruffalo signed a six(!) film contract with Marvel to reprise his role as Dr. Bruce Banner/Hulk. Admittedly this contract would include smaller bits and cameos in other Marvel films, as well as the inevitable Avengers sequel, but it’s safe to say another dedicated Hulk feature is in the cards.
- The new Dark Knight Rises trailer has hit the internet, a few days before it premieres on the big screen in front of The Avengers. We can all rejoice that Bane’s muffled voice has been cleaned up significantly since we all strained to hear him in the preview scene that debuted last December. The trailer looks as awesome as expected. The Dark Knight Rises opened July 18.
- Star Trek: The Next Generation season one will release on blu-ray on July 24. The original series’ filming process forces the HD restoration to be exhaustive, with each episode having to be recut from the original camera negatives in order to be presented in high-def. No word yet on a release schedule for future seasons.
- As expected, the next Call of Duty game has been officially announced to be Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. This entry switches it up from the Vietnam setting of the first Black Ops, taking us ahead to the year 2025. The debut trailer has launched showing glimpses of what we can expect, including futuristic weaponry, mech-like machines, and more. CoD: Black Ops 2 launches November 13.
- Sega has announced a sequel to 2010’s underappreciated Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing, sporting the similarly clumsy title Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. Whereas the original cribbed heavily from Mario Kart, this sequel drifts more towards Diddy Kong Racing with vehicles that will transform into a boat or plane on the fly as the environment calls for it. Featuring callbacks to Sega franchises like Samba de Amigo and Panzer Dragoon, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed will release this fall.
- The Playstation Vita version of Metal gear Solid: HD Collection will release on June 12. This version will only contain two of the three games from last year’s 360 and PS3 HD Collection, keeping Metal Gear Solid 2 & 3, but dropping the PSP entry Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. The Vita game will feature new touchscreen controls, and the ability to sync trophies with the PS3 version of the game.