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Assassin’s Creed live-action series is coming to Netflix

Published: 27/Oct/2020 14:41

by Daniel Megarry

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Netflix have just announced that an original live-action Assassin’s Creed series is in development.

The streaming service revealed the exciting news in a tweet on Tuesday October 27. It came accompanied by a brief, mysterious teaser that showed off a new combined logo that will be used to represent the series.

It comes as part of a deal between Netflix and Ubisoft to create several shows based on the video game franchise, according to Variety. This will reportedly include live-action, animated, and anime series in the future.

Ubisoft’s Jason Altman and Danielle Kreinik will serve as executive producers for the live-action series. There’s no word on casting yet, or whether this will be a retelling or original story, but we’ll keep you updated when we find out more information.

Netflix tease “epic” Assassin’s Creed live-action series

Vice President of Original Series at Netflix, Peter Friedlander, promised that the brand are “committed to carefully crafting epic and thrilling” content based on the franchise, suggesting they’ll do their best to honour the source material.

Fans shared their (mostly positive) thoughts about the announcement, with one tweeting, “After what you guys did with The Witcher you have my attention.”

Others expressed their concerns over the direction the series might take, with one fan writing, “Great but if it isn’t like the game lore or something like the movie we’ve seen we don’t want it just making it clear here.”

Assassin's Creed Netflix logoNetflix promises an “epic” Assassin’s Creed series is on the way

Assassin’s Creed was previously adapted for the big screen in the Michael Fassbender-fronted 2016 movie, which featured an original story that expanded the franchise’s mythology. A sequel was reportedly considered, but that never materialized.

Netflix and Ubisoft have worked together before

This won’t be the first time Ubisoft have partnered with Netflix. A Splinter Cell anime is reportedly in the works, and the streaming service has also aired four seasons of the animated series Rabbids Invasion.

Netflix have found success with their The Witcher adaptation, so we can’t wait to see what they do with Assassin’s Creed.

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Bizarre Pokemon Journeys episode goes viral for “cruel” Blaziken scene

Published: 2/Dec/2020 0:57

by Brent Koepp

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A November episode of the Pokemon Journeys anime went viral after fans discovered it included a bizarre scene featuring Blaziken. The strange sequences force the Gen III ‘mon into a “cruel” situation that has left some viewers disturbed.

Pokemon Journeys made its debut in Japan in November 2019. The latest anime in the long-running series follows protagonist Ash Ketchum and new character Goh as they travel across the game’s eight regions.

An episode that aired in November 2020 has made waves online after a scene featuring a bizarre food contest went viral. Fans of the Nintendo property were left unsettled after a Blaziken is forced to eat his own species – well, sort of.

Screenshot from Pokemon Journeys anime.
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The Pokemon Journeys episode featured unusual food in it.

Bizarre Pokemon Journeys scene goes viral

In the November 27 episode of the Pokemon Journeys anime, Ash and Goh both participate in an eating contest. The competition has Trainers seeing whose ‘mon can consume the most food in the shortest time possible.

However, things took a cruel turn when the final dish served was a cuisine in the shape of Torchic. Blaziken’s appetite quickly turned sour at the thought of eating something shaped like his own species.

The Gen III character then stood up and quit the contest after shedding a tear. The incredibly strange cannibalism-like dilemma went viral after being uploaded to Reddit on November 30.

Blaziken was dominating the food eating contest but then.. from pokemon

While the Torchic are technically a dessert item, the scene left some fans feeling disturbed or sympathetic towards the Pokemon’s plight. “I feel you Blaziken, being forced to eat your kind is cruel,” one fan wrote. Another user exclaimed “Who’s the sick b****rd that decided to try to make a Blaziken eat Torchics?”

Pokemon fans react to the disturbing anime scene on Reddit.

Despite only having aired in Japan, the scene quickly spread online as the community found it both be hilarious and creepy. Popular artist ‘popemadara‘ made a comedic drawing that went viral on Twitter that depicts other Pokemon in the same dilemma as Blaziken.

While it’s true that people eat human-shaped edibles called gingerbread men, the Torchic food item was disturbingly detailed. If nothing else, the situation showed that the Fire-type monster has a softer side.

Pokemon Journeys is currently still airing in Japan, however North American viewers can catch the first half of the series now on Netflix which is broken up into Part 1 and 2.