Why Star Wars Resistance Is Ending Before The Rise Of Skywalker

When it was announced that the upcoming second season of Star Wars Resistance would also be the last, it took many fans by surprise. However, according to the show’s producers, that was always the plan–and it’s one they’re happy about.

The reason Resistance is coming to a close after Season 2 is that it will directly link to the next Star Wars film, The Rise of Skywalker, which hits theaters in December. That’s due almost entirely to how the Star Wars universe is plotted out, via the Lucasfilm story group.

“The Lucasfilm story group is always involved in our writers conferences from the very beginning, so when we’re listing out the roadmap is what these stories would be and the character development,” executive producer Athena Portillo said during a roundtable interview.

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“We always make sure we’re within continuity [and] make sure that we’re not compromising what [The Rise of Skywalker director] JJ [Abram]’s vision is, what [executive producer Dave] Filoni’s vision is, the vision of what games they’re talking about, what other live-action series they’re talking about. We always make sure that we’re on point with that.”

Working within the movie’s timeline–and working their way up to The Rise of Skywalker–allowed producers to not only plot out the arc of the show from beginning to end but give the two seasons distinctly different settings. “We were using the movies as a guideline,” executive producer Brandon Auman explained. “We felt that Season 1 is like, you know, it all takes place on a planet then Season 2, it now takes place in space. And now it’s going to lead, boom, right into the last movie.”

And while there will be fans left dying for more Resistance, it’s always better to leave audiences wanting than to overstay your welcome, something Auman is familiar with.

“I used to work on [Nickelodeon’s 2012 version of] Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. And we were planning to wrap it up at Season 4. And then [Nickelodeon was] like, ‘No, no, you’re getting Season 5.’ We’re like, ‘No!” So we had to do these like Tales of the TMNT,” he recalled. “We were [hoping] we don’t have to keep going [on Resistance]. Because it’s really nice to have the opportunity to say this is the story to tell.”

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That all said, the end of Season 2 doesn’t necessarily mean the end of the character you’ve been introduced to through Resistance. “We love these characters,” Auman said. “We want to see them in different media, you know, if it’s comic books, novels, video games, another animated series in the future, who knows? I mean, you know, we just love these characters.”

Star Wars Resistance Season 2 premieres Sunday, October 6, on Disney Channel and Disney XD.

Destiny 2 Shadowkeep: Release Time, Pre-Loading Begins On PS4, Xbox One, PC

Destiny 2 has gone into server maintenance mode to prepare for the upcoming release of Shadowkeep. But you can start preparing yourself now, with pre-loading of the update available on PS4 and Xbox One. Bungie has sent notice that it is now pre-loading across all regions. And seemingly because the expansion download is part of the incoming 2.6.01 update, you can pre-load Shadowkeep without pre-ordering.

Pre-loading this update now will allow you to start playing the new content the moment it goes live on October 1 at 10 AM PT. Pre-loading of the full game, including the free New Light version, has been available on Steam since last week.

Destiny 2: Shadowkeep And New Light Launch Time

  • October 1 @ 10 AM PT
  • October 1 @ 1 PM ET
  • October 1 @ 6 PM BST
  • October 2 @ 3 AM AET (October 2)

Shadowkeep will introduce several big changes to Destiny 2, including nerfs to some of the current best guns, significant refinement of the loot grind, and the swapping of pinnacle weapons for new “ritual weapons.” Its release coincides with that of New Light, the F2P portion of the experience that’s open to everyone and includes a substantial amount of existing content, as well as upcoming events and more.

Meanwhile, Bungie says it is preparing to become more than just the Destiny studio. It has plans to release a new, non-Destiny game sometime in the next several years.

Apex Legends: What’s Coming In Season 3

Season 3 has turned Apex Legends upside down, and for the better. We break down all the changes coming to the newest update including the new map World’s Edge, Crypto, Charge rifle, and more. Apex Legends Season 3 releases October 1.

Pokemon Go Is Teasing New Team Rocket Characters

Something is afoot in Pokemon Go, and it appears to be related to Team Go Rocket, the villainous group who made their debut in the mobile game–alongside Shadow Pokemon–earlier this summer. The official Pokemon Go Twitter account has shared a series of distorted images that seem to tease the arrival of some new characters.

The images, which you can see below, appear to be profiles showcasing three unfamiliar characters who are presumably involved in Team Rocket. Aside from their silhouettes, it’s difficult to make anything out in the images, but you can see Team Rocket’s iconic R next to each of the characters, suggesting they’ll have something to do with the evil group. The tweets read:

“Professor Willow has started to recover files from the corrupted folder, and he’s uncovered these images. One of the photos is still being restored… Could these files be left over from Team Go Rocket’s recent take-over? Who are these people?!”

Team Rocket first began appearing in Pokemon Go back in July following numerous teases, but up until now, players have only been able to encounter generic Rocket Grunts at Poke Stops. The mainline Pokemon series has featured higher level members of the team called Rocket Admins, so it’s possible the three new teased characters will fill a similar role in Go, although nothing has been confirmed.

Giovanni, the leader of Team Rocket, has also previously been teased for the game. During the Pokemon Go Fest event that took place in Yokohama, Japan earlier this year, the Team Rocket boss would photobomb pictures that players took at the venue. While he hasn’t yet appeared in the actual game, these teases suggest that players certainly haven’t seen the last of the evil team.

In other Pokemon Go news, the Legendary Giratina recently returned to Raid Battles, and this time you’ll be able to encounter a Shiny variant. A handful of Gen 5 Pokemon are also still available in the game, while a Gen 3 monster, Trapinch, will be the star of October’s Community Day, which takes place next Saturday, October 12.

All 40 Crypto Skins, Including His Legendary Devil May Cry Skin

New season is almost here, get ready to drop.

Apex Legends transitions into its third season on October 1, bringing with it a new battle pass, weapon, map, and a whole lot more. Among the massive changes is a brand-new Legend, Crypto–a recon character that can aid his allies with his drone.

In the following gallery, you can see all 40 of Crypto’s cosmetic skins, including his five epic and four legendary skins. Several of Crypto’s legendary skins are themed after his Asian heritage, with both the Masked Dancer and Rising Phoenix inspired by yokai. Just as one of Wattson’s legendary skins seems to be a reference to Metroid’s Samus, Crypto can dress as a character from another game series with one of his legendary skins. His Devil’s Advocate skin, which dresses Crypto in a red jacket and gives him silver hair, makes him look a lot like Dante from the Devil May Cry series.

We’ve had a chance to play as Crypto on Apex Legends’ new map: World’s Edge. He’s an interesting character as his passive and ultimate abilities are tied to his tactical, forcing you to use it in order to activate the other two. His tactical summons a drone, allowing Crypto to remotely tag enemies, open doors and loot crates, and pick up fallen teammates’ respawn beacons. Crypto’s passive ability allows his team to see marked targets as long as his drone is active and his ultimate releases an EMP blast from the drone that deals 50 shield damage (immediately knocking out all white and blue body armor), slows down all targets, and disables traps.

The Masked Dancer – Legendary


The Hired Gun – Legendary


Devil’s Advocate – Legendary


Rising Phoenix – Legendary


Hack the System – Epic


Daemon Hunter – Epic


User Friendly – Epic


Heat Sync – Epic


Fiver Optics – Epic


Bloodline – Rare


Blooms – Rare


Dark Web – Rare


Fresh Paint – Rare


Scribblers – Rare


High Frequency – Rare


Fishsticks – Rare


Lucky Charm – Rare


Molten Core – Rare


Mortal Coil – Rare


Self Organized – Rare


Sizzle Reel – Rare


Throwback – Rare


Tie Dye – Rare


Woodland Warfare – Rare


Original – Common


Midnight – Common


Cardinal – Common


Arctic – Common


Mandarin – Common


Orchid – Common


Flamingo – Common


Clearwater – Common


Vino – Common


Evergreen – Common


Limelight – Common


Yellowjacket – Common


Skyward – Common


Hydro – Common


Rage – Common


Sahara – Common