Kevin Conroy, who voiced Batman in The Animated Series and in the Arkham game series from Arkham Asylum onwards, is reprising the role for a special comic read-along event. DC has announced that Conroy will appear on their Instagram on Thursday, April 9 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET to read out the first issue of Batman: The Adventure Continues.
Conroy has continued to voice the Dark Knight in numerous programs and movies, including Justice League Action and The Killing Joke. He even played a live-action version of Batman during the recent Crisis on Infinite Earths TV crossover event.
The comic is a continuation of Batman: The Animated Series, and it is written by Paul Dini and Alan Burnett, with art by Ty Templeton. Dini and Burnett both worked on the original series–Dini is the creator of Harley Quinn, while Burnett directed the fan-favorite film Batman: Mask of the Phantasm. Templeton is credited on numerous Batman comics, too.
The first issue of Batman: The Adventure Continues is available digitally for $1. The second installment is due April 15.
In other Batman comic news, DC has made the first issue of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s Last Knight On Earth free to read online. This issue carries a 17+ rating.
The Netflix true crime show Tiger King has proven to be immensely popular. New data from Nielsen (via Variety) shows that the show was seen by 34.3 million people over its first 10 days in the US.
This makes it one of the most popular original shows from Netflix ever, surpassing Stranger Things Season 2, which had 31.2 million viewers over its first 10 days. It’s also pretty close, but still behind, the uber-popular Stranger Things Season 3, which had 36.3 million viewers over that period of time. All of these numbers also come from Nielsen, via Variety.
Bear in mind that Nielsen’s data is not exact or necessarily accurate. The research company gets its numbers are “extrapolated estimates” that only factor in internet-connected TVs. The data excludes viewing on mobile devices and PC, and again, only factors in US viewers.
Even before the launch of CD Projekt Red’s next big game, Cyberpunk 2077, business is booming at the Polish studio. The company has released its latest earnings report, and it shows that the studio had the strongest fourth quarter of any year since the company was founded decades ago.
For 2019, CDPR posted revenue of 521 million PLN, which works out $125 million USD. That’s up a whopping 44 percent compared to the year prior. CDPR said the uptick in sales was primarily driven by the release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on Switch, which sold around 700,000 copies.
The launch of the free-to-play game Gwent for mobile devices also helped improve overall CDPR sales during the year, the company said. The game is free, but it makes money from microtransactions.
Spoiler Warning: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has surprised fans of its campaign with its third multiplayer season with the reveal that Alex is still alive. The campaign protagonist, who seemingly sacrificed himself at the end of the game, apparently lived, although he lost a leg. Now, the game’s narrative director has responded to a fan worried that the game is wasting potential set-up for a sequel not to worry, as there’s plenty more for them to explore.
This article discusses some story details from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s campaign and contains spoilers for its ending.
Responding to a player who expressed that they wished that the series would “save some of the characters and story for the next game,” narrative director Taylor Kurosaki tweeted that they aren’t “stealing from whatever comes next,” and that there’s still plenty to be explored in any potential sequels.
The team over at Xbox has good news for their Western European fans. Android customers in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, and Sweden can now register for a chance to participate in Project xCloud Preview.
Project xCloud continues to grow and evolve. Today, the team is excited to announce that the Project xCloud preview will expand to 11 Western European countries. Find out more: https://t.co/wrKeJ8522c
— Xbox Wire (@XboxWire) April 7, 2020
Gamers in the aforementioned countries will be able to test Xbox’s streaming service that allows players to stream console games directly to their Android phones and tablets. As people are required to stay home to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Xbox is hoping that the preview will help alleviate some of the stress of the situation.
“It has been said too many times, but it’s true we are living in unprecedented times due to the global COVID-19 pandemic,” Catherine Gluckstein, GM & Head of Product for Project xCloud, said in a press release. “Here at Xbox, we look to our products to bring joy and connection at all times and particularly during these weeks and months when we’re asked to stay at home. We know we’re in this together, and the support we can provide one another is of critical importance now more than ever.”