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SAG-AFTRA Strike: Is Telltale working on a Guardians of the Galaxy game? And Call of Duty 2017 might be titled Lethal Combat

man-screaming-at-computerSAG-AFTRA, the largest union for voice actors and stunt performers in Hollywood, authorized a strike against some game developers and production studios nearly two weeks ago. Because of the strike, all work ceased on a number of in-development projects, including a few unannounced games, such as Madden NFL 18 and Brothers in Arms 4.

Today, the union updated their list of projects that aren’t being struck, and it too includes a large number of unannounced projects.

Perhaps the biggest inclusion in the non-struck list is Guardians of the Galaxy: The Video Game (AKA “Blue Harvest”). It’s easy to assume that Marvel is developing a tie-in mobile game for the film sequel, but it interestingly shares a production house with Telltale’s The Walking Dead: A New Frontier. So it’s not too far of a leap to assume that Telltale’s mysterious Marvel project might star the Guardians of the Galaxy.

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, which launches this Friday, is also on the list, presumably because of the voice work needed for its Season Pass content. But the 2017 Edition of the long-running franchise, which is in the works at Sledgehammer Games, is included as well. The game is currently known as Call of Duty: Stronghold, though an additional codename, Call of Duty: Lethal Combat, is also included. Unfortunately, neither of these names gives us any idea where Sledgehammer is taking the Call of Duty franchise next.

Electronic Arts has four titles on the list, including Mass Effect: Andromeda. The other three are all listed under codenames, so all we can do is speculate as to what “Project X(AKA “Delta”), “Walrus,” and “Yuma” refer to.

WB Games also has four titles on the list, all under codenames: “Lego Zeus,” “Metallica,” “Sabbath,” and “Kraken.” I know it’s just following the naming convention established by the others, but I would love a Lego retelling of the Greek myths.

Another mystery game is in the works at Take-Two, and it has three codenames. Dust (AKA “Dark Future & Aces High”) could be literally anything. However, the references to gambling and deserts might lead some to make the leap to Red Dead Redemption 2.

Insomniac has a single game in the non-struck list and it goes by the codename “Sleepless.” It’s possible that “Sleepless” is a stand-in for their Spider-Man game, which does take place in “The City That Never Sleeps.” I’d also wager that Final Fantasy Black is actually a codename for Final Fantasy XV, which has previously been referred to by Square Enix executives as the “dark side” to Final Fantasy XIII‘s “light side.”

Finally, a listing for Project Atlas (AKA “Saints Row”) is no doubt referring to Volition’s recently announced Agents of Mayhem, which is said to take place in the same universe as Saints Row.

The SAG-AFTRA union plans to hold a second picket this Thursday, November 3, in front of the offices of WB Games in Burbank.

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Rockstar unveils the first Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer

I understand that the big Nintendo Switch unveiling blew away everyone’s expectations, but don’t forget that Rockstar Games also unveiled the first Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer this morning. The trailer is incredibly beautiful, showing life in the old west in greater detail than ever before, but there’s not much new information to glean from its short running time.

Developed by the creators of Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic tale of life in America’s unforgiving heartland. The game’s vast and atmospheric world will also provide the foundation for a brand new online multiplayer experience.

Red Dead Redemption 2 will be released for the PS4 and Xbox One in Fall 2017.

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Rockstar officially announces a Fall 2017 release date for Red Dead Redemption 2

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It’s official… Rockstar Games will release Red Dead Redemption 2 for the PS4 and Xbox One in Fall 2017. Like a stoic cowboy, Rockstar didn’t say much else about the game, but in addition to a new adventure in the old west, Red Dead Redemption 2 will also include a multiplayer-focused “Red Dead Online” mode:

Developed by the creators of Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic tale of life in America’s unforgiving heartland. The game’s vast and atmospheric world will also provide the foundation for a brand new online multiplayer experience.

“With Red Dead Redemption 2, the team is working hard to push forward our vision for interactive entertainment in a truly living world,” said Sam Houser, the Founder of Rockstar Games. “We hope to deliver players an epic experience that builds upon everything we’ve learned making games.”

The first trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2 will make its debut this Thursday, October 20, at 11:00 AM (Eastern Time).

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Here’s another image Rockstar might be using to tease Red Dead Redemption 2

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Rockstar Games was back at it this morning, delivering another tantalizing tease about a project that may or may not be related to Red Dead Redemption 2. This second image is even more Western-themed than the first, with seven magnificent gunmen striding below a blazing red sky while a mountain looms in the background.

We have no idea how long Rockstar plans to make fans wait until they show their cards, but October 26th is the 135th anniversary of the Gunfight at the OK Corral.

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Rockstar is painting their social media channels a nice shade of Red Dead Redemption

rockstarlogoRockstar’s most recent game, Grand Theft Auto V, originally launched for the PS3 and Xbox 360 in 2013. Since then, the famed developer has brought the open world favorite to the PC, PS4, and Xbox One, and developed an extensive slate of add-ons and additions for the game’s popular “Grand Theft Auto Online” mode. But is that really how they’ve been spending all their time?

Back in August, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick said Rockstar was “hard at work on some exciting future projects that will be revealed soon.”

We might not have to wait much longer, because this morning, Rockstar uploaded a new version of their logo to Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and their official website. The distressed style and bold color scheme are very reminiscent of Red Dead Redemption, and with a sequel believed to be in development, we could be looking at a countdown to Red Dead Redemption 2:

There’s no guarantee that Rockstar’s redecorating will lead to a Red Dead Redemption 2 announcement, but it is certainly an encouraging sign.

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Rockstar: “Stay tuned” for a Red Dead Redemption 2 announcement

Well this is a surprise. And a darn tootin’ great one at that, if I do say so myself. In the latest edition of their Asked & Answered mailbag, Rockstar Games has very strongly hinted at an impending Red Dead Redemption 2 announcement:

All I wanna know is is there goin to be a new Red Dead game any time soon?” – via Facebook

“Will there ever be a sequel or prequel to #RDR I am Red Dead mad!!” – @liquidh20stevew (via Twitter)

Rockstar: Awesome, we love Red Dead too – and are thrilled that so many of you loved John Marston’s tale and are excited for more epic Western action. As we mentioned in our last set of Asked & Answereds to similar questions about the future of other game franchises like Bully and L.A. Noire, we don’t always rush to make sequels but that does not mean that we won’t get to them eventually. Stay tuned for further announcements about the future of the Red Dead series.

It should be noted that Rockstar was careful to say that any announcement would relate to “the future of the Red Dead series;” they never actually used the words “Red Dead Redemption 2.” But since it’s unlikely that more Red Dead Redemption DLC is in the works, I think now’s a fine time to speculate about a sequel. Especially with next-gen consoles on the horizon.

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