SWCW4 Todays Announcements: Guardians of Middle Earth, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and Prototype 2

Time for another quick update on what’s going on in the gaming and entertainment world.  Today we have news regarding Lord of the Rings: Guardians of Middle-Earth, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and Prototype 2.

Time for another quick update on what’s going on in the gaming and entertainment world.  Today we have news regarding Lord of the Rings: Guardians of Middle-Earth, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and Prototype 2.

First off, Monolith showed us a preview video of its upcoming title Lord of the Rings: Guardians of Middle-Earth at E3, but no actual gameplay.  So finally it arrives, a video revealing some actual game play.  Will it be another disappointing LOTR title or will developers get it right this time around.  You decide.  Expect the game to hit the shelves this fall.

SWCW4(1) Todays Announcements: Guardians of Middle Earth, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and Prototype 2

Next, Star Wars: The Clone Wars complete season four will arrive on Blu-ray and DVD October 23.  If an animated spin off of one of the most popular franchise in history has made it past the fourth season then it has some substance to it (personally, I love it).  You can save yourself some money and enjoy watching the CG version of Obi-Wan hack enemies with his light saber on DVD or spend extra on the Blu-ray. 

If you opt to purchase the Blu-ray version then you’ll be getting extra content such as an extensive database of special effects footage, concept art, and 3D character and object turnarounds visualization.  More details here.

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To end things off, Activision made it clear that they will no longer create games for Radical Entertainment, thus a possible indefinite end to the Prototype franchise.  However, Activision will release the PC version of Prototype 2 on July 24th as planned. 

“We're very proud of what we achieved with the Prototype franchise, but unfortunately, the Blacklight virus didn't spread as far as it could,” Radical said on their Facebook.  Activision is looking into what it can do with Radical, and one option is to sell the studio.