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Things That Happened The Week Of 08/23/2015

A surprisingly fun week of news for the last full week of August. I feel like, as a person who wasn’t able to make it to D23, that I got more news this week than I did when an official Disney event happened. We got team rosters! We got hyped, we picked sides. All this is infinitely better than reading trailer descriptions.

Until Dawn has come out this week and as you can see on our Lingering Scare, its a charming scary little game that has a lot more going on than most would think. A Shovel Knight Amiibo is coming out and will just bum you out if you think figure based DLC is kind of lame. Street Fighter gets a new character and DC is $2 million behind where they should be.

All nice and juicy bits of news this week and much more down below.


#TeamCap v. #TeamTony

Check out all the official Star Wars events that have happened since Disney destroyed the cannon

RUMOR: Next ‘Blade’ movie could star upcoming comic version of Female Blade

Together again: xXx gets a sequel starring Vin Diesel

‘Man of Steel 2’ said to be on ‘permanent hold’ unless George Miller wants to do it

‘Star Wars’ info involving Kylo Ren

First look at Michael Fassbender in ‘Assassin’s Creed’

‘Borderlands’ is in development for Lionsgate

Mads Mikkelsen is in talks for ‘Doctor Strange’ role



Disney flexes that ‘money muscle’ and we will be seeing licensed hit 70’s songs in the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Cartoon

Hawkman confirmed as series regular in ‘Legends of Tomorrow’

Another speedster appears in ‘Flash’ season 2

‘Castlevania’ set to get an ultraviolent animated series

‘Galaxy Quest’ series in the works at Amazon

Gotham TV spot


Video Games

Shovel Knight is the next Amiibo that you won’t be able to find

ANTiFanboy Jon plays ‘Until Dawn’ pt.1

‘Street Fighter V’ adds R Mika to it’s roster

PS Plus Game for September 2015

Game With Gold for September 2015

Take the final trip with the ‘Metal Gear Solid V’ launch trailer

Rockband’ finds a way to gouge Xbox One owners, one more time

Sony’s press conference times at Tokyo Game Show announced

Starfox’ and other Nintendo Games get release dates

‘Minecraft – Story Mode’ is coming to the Wii U as well

XCOM 2’ delayed

PS3 and Xbox 360 editions of ‘Mortal Kombat X’ have been cancelled

Destiny – The Taken King Teaser starring Nolan Bot

Shovel Knight – Plague of Shadows trailer

Transformers – Devastation Playable characters


Comic Books

DC is bleeding money and will probably go out of business before the year is out. Totally…. I promise.

DC has a gameplan for fledgling sales numbers

Gambit was planned to be ‘bi’ back in 2012 before the idea was nixed

Comic retailers have to jump through some big hoops to get those ‘Hip Hop’ Marvel Variants

Marvel’s ‘Secret Wars’ so big it’s getting an unplanned extra issue





Devon is a Co-Founder of ANTiFanboy and He writes weekly articles and is the star of the ANTiFanboy Podcast. You can follow him on twitter @DevonKopec