The Guard bounces over his keyboard through fantastic uhh, movie news. But besides the return of Jean-Luc Picard, there is also plenty of hot game news in this Weekend Watch. Today: The Walking Dead’s Story Builder, rolling pokémon in Let’s Go videos, the RPG mechanics from Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and more. Good afternoon!

Patrick Stewart finally returns as the legendary Jean-Luc Picard

In the best Sunday news you’ll ever get, Sir Patrick Stewart returns as the legendary Starfleet Captain Jean-Luc Picard. CBS starts a new series with Stewart in the iconic lead, the role he played in from 1987 to 1994, and later in several Star Trek movies from 1994 to 2002. That Patrick Stewart Star Trek: The Next Generation has led to gigantic successes is no longer a secret, and CBS seems to want to pick up on that again. In any case, Jean-Luc Picard is a fantastic character who can still experience enough things in his old age, probably as Admiral Jean-Luc Picard and possibly with less physical action than we were used to from him. Whether we can expect other old cast members is still the question (according to the Tweet below Wil Wheaton wants to do).

Make it so! @SirPatStew will be returning to his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard in a new @cbsallaccess#StarTrek series that tells the story of the next chapter in Picard’s life‼️ pic.twitter.com/T5qQJ4gzU0

— Star Trek: Discovery (@startrekcbs) August 4, 2018

On Twitter Patrick Stewart shows that he is very much looking forward to a new adventure with Jean-Luc Picard. Although it will not be the Jean-Luc we know (clear info!), Stewart says at the announcement during Star Trek Las Vegas (a Trekkie event). The team that supports him, led by Star Trek Discovery showrunner Alex Kurtzman, consists of Akiva Goldsman (Star Trek: Discovery), Kirsten Beyer (Star Trek: Discovery), James Duff (The Closer) and Michael Chabon ( John Carter).

It is an unexpected but delightful surprise to find myself excited and invigorated to be returning to Jean-Luc Picard and to explore new dimensions within him. Read my full statement in the photo. #[email protected] Photo: @shervinfotopic.twitter.com/8Ynuj3RBNm

— Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew) August 4, 2018

The script is far from finished, but the series is said to be set 20 years after Star Trek: Nemesis. It will be the first Star Trek product in this side and time of the universe since 2002, when Nemesis came out. It is not yet certain whether we will just jump in time of 20 years, but a new The Next Generation book was also announced in Las Vegas, entitled Star Trek: The Next Generation: Available Light. That book is also set after Nemesis, so there is a chance that it will bridge the gap between the film and the new series.

“It may not be the Jean Luc you know and love. He may be a man who has been changed by his experiences…it will be, I promise you, something different….but it will come with the same love for the universe and our fans we had before.” [email protected]

– Star Trek Online (@trekonlinegame) August 4, 2018

It is unknown when we can expect the series, at the moment Star Trek: Discovery is still underway and its second season should be released in early 2019. So don’t expect the Jean-Luc Picard series before then. But then you still have some time to watch the seven seasons of The Next Generation (and the films, of course). That’s only 178 episodes, roughly 7,832 minutes in total. The Guard coincidentally restarted the series last year, arriving at Season 6, but now that he knows that Patrick Stewart is returning, the remaining episodes will be on in a few days. Make it so!

Relive the story for the finale of Telltale’s The Walking Dead with the Story Builder

On August 14 the time has come, when the end of Telltale’s The Walking Dead story begins. So the final chapters of Clementine’s story (and possibly life) are about to make their appearance, but what if you don’t even know who Clementine is, or really regret the choices you made in the previous games? Well, Telltale already thought players would love to relive the story before The Final Frontier, uhh, Season, comes out – apologies, the Guard still has a certain bald man in his head – and you don’t have to go there play the games for once. Anyone with a web browser can now use the Story Builder, and have a look at what happened in Clementine’s life.

In any case, a nice, quiet way to check the story for a while. If you don’t really want to experience the end of season 1 – the last time the Guard had to shed a tear from a game – then it’s good to know that at the end of the Story Builder ride you will receive a unique wallpaper. gets. You know, as a make-up. The first episode of The Walking Dead: The Final Season will be released on August 14, with the final episode yet to be released in Q4 this year. After that, Clementine’s story is done, which doesn’t mean Telltale is done with The Walking Dead. A different story, with new characters and locations, is still a long way off after the success of the first four seasons.

The Guard now doubts whether he will also start the Story Builder. On the one hand, the charm of these types of games is that you have to live with the split-second decisions you make, on the other hand there are a few characters that the Guard would have liked to keep alive … well, if need be The Going through the Walking Dead Collection again, that is a nicer experience than that list of choices that you are presented with without context in the Story Builder.

If you really can’t wait until August 14, you can also play the The Final Season demo.

Team Ninja teaset Dead or Alive 6-personages Hitomi en Leifang

After EVO 2018, developer Team Ninja had a small teaser for the upcoming Gamescom to share via Twitter. Anyone who is even a bit of a Dead or Alive fan will immediately see that this totally subtle image teases the characters Leifang (left) and Hitomi (right). How they look exactly remains to be seen, but you will find out at Gamescom. Dead Or Alive 6 is scheduled for an Xbox One, PS4, and PC release in early 2019. 

Thank you everyone for tuning in to our DOA EVO showdown. Make sure to follow us here so you don’t miss our festivities at Gamescom. Thanks again and we hope you enjoyed the show! #DOA6#DOA5LR#DOAFamilypic.twitter.com/7JMcLY7etP

— DOATEC(DOA6)OFFICIAL (@DOATEC_OFFICIAL) August 5, 2018

See how Pokémon waddle and / or roll after you in Pokémon Let’s Go Eevee & Pikachu

It takes three more months until Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee is coming to Nintendo Switch, and to prepare for some of the new features in this revamped Pokémon gaming experience, the Wait has five videos below for you. In the videos – which have been on YouTube for a while, but uploaded as ‘hidden’ – you can see how various Pokémon walk and roll after you, or in the case of Onyx, how the player character sits on top. From top to bottom; Electrode, Golem, Caterpie, Venusaur and Onyx:

Eerste details over We Happy Few Season Pass en post-launch content

Developer Compulsion Games has opened a booklet about the Season Pass of We Happy Few, the bizarre survival game that will be released in five days. The developer also spoke about the first content that will appear after the launch of the game, namely a Sandbox Mode. This free mode allows players to customize the game world themselves; bigger, smaller, more or less bad guys, city dwellers and / or food – whatever floats your boat. The ‘rules of the game’ can also be adjusted and you can therefore play as ‘Wellie’ yourself.

So Compulsion Games is working on a Season Pass, and if you buy it, you will be able to play three different story DLCs in the future, all of which will of course take place in Wellington. For now, the Season Pass is only part of the We Happy Few Deluxe Edition, but it will also be available as a separate purchase. A date for the Sandbox Mode will follow. Here at least the details about the three DLCs:

  • Roger & James in: They Came From Below: Precocious Roger and Impetuous James set off in search of adventure and love, only to uncover bizarre technology and a terrifying new threat. All is not as it seems. Or is it exactly as it seems?
  • Lightbearer: Heartthrob, artist, and personal trainwreck, Nick Lightbearer is Wellington Wells’ most celebrated rock star—but what truly makes him tick? Tune in to Uncle Jack’s late show to find out.
  • We All Fall Down: Much like any well-worn happy mask, all societies develop cracks in their veneer. But that doesn’t mean you should go digging up dirt from the past.

Monkey King: Hero is Back game will be released in 2019

The Guard didn’t even know it was a movie (starring Jackie Chan and James Hong, among others), but there will be a game adaptation of the Chinese Monkey King: Hero is Back. It’s a bit like a Chinese version of Kung Fu Panda (or does the Guard say something ridiculous now?), But when paired with fun gameplay and a little variety of enemies (which already look better than the ones in the Kung Fu Panda games), this may be a very nice title to fish from the budget bin. As a bonus, below also some new (4K !!) screenshots and the official game description according to the press release:

Based on the 2015 animated movie of the same name which broke records as the highest-grossing animated film in China at the time of release with a box office of $153 million, Monkey King: Hero Is Back depicts the journey shared by three main characters: Monkey King, Pigsy and the child character, Liu Jiang. These figures fight many different monsters using varied skills and magic alongside their cooperation and shared individual wisdom. As the journey continues, the relationships among three characters are greatly enhanced, and they find the missing puzzles of their own individual lives.

Daily dose of cringe: a Pokémon Go wedding

When Wouter tags the Guard in a Facebook post, he knows that it is either fantastic news or that he wants to spontaneously lead a hermit’s life in Timbuktu, and the latter is certainly the case again on this Sunday. Below you can see a real Pokémon Go wedding, including intensely uncomfortable people who sing the theme song, imitate pokémon and are all-round super effective when it comes to cringe. Here is the reason contraceptives were invented:

Ubisoft team talks about the RPG mechanics in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

For those who are not averse to a little press talk, you will find a new video about Assassin’s Creed Odyssey below, in which some Ubisoft employees discuss RPG mechanics. Luckily for us, they come with gameplay footage, which kind of offsets all the talk – which you can paste largely about gameplay from any Assassin’s Creed game. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will be released on October 5th this year. 

There are roughly 25 outfits in Spider-Man

Earlier this week you could read an extensive preview of guest editor Jacco, who, as the lucky he is, already got to work in Insomniac’s Spider-Man. The preview made The Guard even more enthusiastic than he ever thought he could ever be for a game, and that was partly due to the message that he spotted “about thirty packs” in the game’s menu. On Twitter, Insomniac Community Lead James Stevenson has now confirmed that there will be roughly 25 packs in the game, in response to a superfan who couldn’t contain his enthusiasm. Jacco was also quite right, but the Guard could not resist to share this message with you and also to give an overview of the outfits that have already been confirmed. As a fan of the Spider-Man franchise, and someone who can appreciate nods to other Spider-Man media, 

  • Classic Suit
  • Scarlett Spider
  • Homemade Spider Suit
  • Iron Spider Suit
  • Velocity Suit
  • Spider-Punk Suit
  • Advance Suit
  • Noir Spider Suit
  • Secret War Spider Suit
  • Spider-Armor Mk II
  • 2099 Spider Suit
  • Homecoming Spider Suit

Spider-Man will be released for PS4 on September 7.

That was him again. Have a nice Sunday! Enne, LLAP!