Rogue Legacy Dev's New Game Says "Be Kind To Your Cat"

Cellar Door Games, the developer of acclaimed 2D platformer Rogue Legacy, has revealed its newest title. It’s called Full Metal Furies, a chaotic action-RPG coming to Xbox One and PC later this year.

The game features multiple playable characters, which you can use in four-player co-op or by yourself, switching quickly between two fighters. A trailer, which you can watch below, highlights a number of rules on how to play the game, ranging from “Know your allies” through “Don’t skip dialogue” to “Be kind to your cat.”

Full Metal Furies is also an Xbox Play Anywhere title, meaning buying it digitally on either Xbox One or PC will grant you a copy on the other platform for free. It remains to be seen if Full Metal Furies will come to additional platforms at a later date.

Cellar Door’s last game, Rogue Legacy, originally launched on PC in 2013, before coming to PlayStation platforms a year later and Xbox One in 2015. In our review, we said “it’s worth exploring Rogue Legacy’s castle again and again and again.”

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Zelda: Breath of Wild Wii U Version Seemingly Leaks Online

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It’s dangerous to go alone.

The Wii U version of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild appears to have leaked online, with details – including possible story spoilers – now appearing across the internet.

Seemingly beginning on 4chan, public forums such as Twitter, NeoGAF and the Zelda subreddit now have growing numbers of posts featuring unannounced details, plus attempts to prove the leak is real.

From our research, some elements of the leaks appear to be genuine, while others can’t be verified at this time.

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What we will say, essentially, is be careful if you’d like to experience the game fresh upon its March 3 release.

Previous major releases have seen trolls set up Twitter bots that send story spoilers to those tweeting associated words about the game/movie in question, while comments sections – including IGN’s own – have had spoilers posted.

There’s not long to go now – stay safe, friends.

Joe Skrebels is IGN’s UK News Editor, and he has seen too much.

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD Showrunner Addresses Hydra’s Return, Simmons’ Fate and Framework Changes

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The Framework is “a playground to reward those longtime viewers.”

Full spoilers for Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD’s episode “Self Control” continue below, so read on at your own risk.

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD is on hiatus until April 4th, but with a cliffhanger like what happened at the end of “Self Control,” we couldn’t wait until then to get some idea of what’s ahead.

Life in the Framework is significantly different from what is going on in SHIELD’s reality: Hydra is in charge, Simmons is apparently dead, and Daisy is currently dating Ward. That’s not even mentioning the trouble going on in the present: Aida has turned Anton Ivanov into some new iteration of an L.M.D. that involves keeping his decapitated head alive in a jar, and all our favorite SHIELD agents are in a race against time — unwittingly or not — before their bodies give out and they’re trapped in the Framework forever.

With that dramatic stage set, I got on the phone with co-showrunner Jed Whedon to get some teases of what’s to come when Agents of SHIELD returns and get answers about some of the episode’s biggest questions. Read the full interview below.

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IGN: What are you doing differently with Hydra this go-around that made it worth revisiting in such a big way?

Jed Whedon: It’s more that we’re exploring “what if” scenarios with our characters. We wanted to show that this world was not what was intended, and what really symbolizes the opposite of SHIELD or the ultimate evil in our world is Hydra. It’s more about our people than it is about the organization itself this time around. No better villain in SHIELD than Hydra, so why not?

IGN: We know that Radcliffe and Aida changed one “regret” of each of our main characters for their life in the Framework. Are these actually our characters’ regrets, or are they what Radcliffe and Aida consider to be their regrets?

Whedon: I think that they are true to our characters. We can glean some of that from what we see. But that’s the idea. In their warped view of things, they were trying to do something kind, and we’re about to see the result.

IGN: Why bring back Ward again? Have you always been planning to bring Brett back into the story?

Whedon: Well, we’ll see what happens with him. We see at the end there that his picture’s on the dresser. What would a Hydra world be without him?

IGN: You did give a great end to that storyline at the end of last year. How are you bringing back those characters and those elements in a way that won’t undermine the emotional farewell we got in Season 3?

Whedon: One of the things that we’re exploring in the Framework is the nature of reality and the nature of identity, and what makes you you. Anything that we put in there is going to be a reflection of our characters and sort of feed their emotional journey — and possibly their neuroses. So it’s all there in support of our characters and continuing their season-long arc of discovering who they truly are.

IGN: Simmons makes a point to tell Daisy before they go into the Framework that if you die in there, you die in real life… and then we see her grave. I’m assuming you didn’t unceremoniously kill Elizabeth Henstridge off between those scenes, so what can you say about whether or not that grave means for Simmons in the present day?

Whedon: Well, they’re plugging into their avatars. They say they’ve located the avatars and they’ll just plug into them. It’s a made up digital world, so there’s certain rules that can be bent. But what happens to Simmons, you’ll have to wait and see.

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IGN: Which of our main characters is the most changed in their alternate life in the Framework?

Whedon: I don’t want to spoil anything, but I will say that everybody is very different. That’s all I’ll say. You can see, I think, from the end that their task of going in there and just sort of snapping their fingers and going “hey guys!” might be a little harder than they thought.

IGN: Right, and also the idea of having a potentially happier life in there, I can’t help but wonder if these people — even Simmons and Daisy — want to leave if they consider this a better life.

Whedon: These are good questions to be asking.

IGN: In our preview story, you got people excited by saying there would be a lot of payoff in these next seven episodes for people who have been with the show from the beginning. Now that we know about the Framework and what’s inside, what can you elaborate on how you’ll be playing around with callbacks and questions we had seasons ago?

Whedon: I’ll just say that when you deal with sort of a “what if” scenario with your characters and you change up their reality, that’s earned through many years of spending time with them. It wouldn’t be interesting to do in Season 2. It’s only interesting when you’ve spend 80-plus episodes with these characters. We, the writers, who are very familiar with the story — almost as familiar with the story as some of our fans — are sort of using it as a playground to reward those longtime viewers.

IGN: Aida has now killed her maker and is controlling the Framework. Would you consider her the villain of Season 4? Or are there still more nefarious forces at work?

Whedon: She’s just doing what she’s programmed to do. We see in that scene with Radcliffe that she’s programmed to protect him and the Framework, and she finds a way to do both that might not be exactly what he imagined, but she’s really just reenacting her programming. Every time he accuses her of something, she reminds him, “I’m just programmed to do this,” and I think one of the things that she’s programmed to do is to mimic human behavior. I think that we’re seeing that aspect of her taking over a little bit. Whether or not she has nefarious intent or is just trying to do what she’s programmed to do, we’ll see, but yeah, she didn’t make herself this way. Someone else made her, and she’s just doing what she’s told.

IGN: How much will this third pod of the season take place in the Framework versus reality?

Whedon: We will spend some time there, for sure.

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IGN: I also just loved getting to see Simmons and Daisy together in this episode. Why was it important to team them back up and get them back together after they haven’t had that much one-on-one time this year?

Whedon: We felt what you just mentioned, that they deserved to have some time together. Even when Daisy rejoined, they didn’t really have a moment to unpack and to hang with each other. Their friendship is one we hang about. We felt like they were a good pair for this ep, and not to mention what we wanted to do with them when they get into the Framework. It worked out on all fronts.

IGN: Are there any other characters who you feel like you haven’t been able to put together that much that we can anticipate seeing together more in the third act of this season?

Whedon: Yes.

IGN: Can you be any more specific than that?

Whedon: Not really, but I will say that there are things that the audience longs for that they will get to see.

IGN: What’s Yo-Yo going to be up to while everyone else is in the Framework?

Whedon: Just, you know, watching sports.

IGN: Catching up on Netflix?

Whedon: Yeah, finally getting time to read that book that she’s been putting off.

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IGN: [laughs] Alright. And last question: some interesting stuff happened with the Superior at the end. Is there comics inspiration for what you guys did with Anton Ivanov? What can you preview of what’s ahead for that character?

Whedon: We can’t comment on that, but he is his own sort of creation. He is different than the L.M.D.s. I think Aida wanted to keep his humanity intact, and that was the main impetus to her leaving his brain as the remote control, but as to characters from the comics, I can’t comment.

IGN: What can you say about what’s ahead for Ivanov? There was a lot of build up for who the head of the Watch Dogs was but he was defeated pretty easily, so what’s his big picture purpose narratively for you guys?

Whedon: Well I think we can safely say that everything that has been generated out of the L.M.D. program turned out awesome. It really turned out for the good of things, for the better of humanity. I think he’s the next step on that happy Yellow Brick Road of joy that the L.M.D. program has generated. It’s safe to say that he’s the next best thing to come out of that.

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD returns on April 4th at 10 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

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Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD: “Self Control” Review

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Welcome to the Framework.

Full spoilers for Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD continue below. And considering this was one doozy of an episode, read on at your own risk.

Well, that was certainly one of the best episodes of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD that has ever aired, and without a doubt the best episode of Season 4 to date. We knew going in that “Self Control” would conclude the second “pod” of the season, “L.M.D.,” and kick off whatever storyline would lead us to the end, but Hydra running the world? Certainly did not see that coming.

In our preview for tonight’s big episode, Jed Whedon told me that one of the challenges of this season was trying to stay one step ahead of what SHIELD’s smart audience expects. Most of us probably assumed that the show would be sending its main characters into the Framework, but I doubt many of us expected what we’d find inside. (If you did, claim your kudos in the comments!) Hydra in charge?! Simmons is dead?! Skye Daisy and Ward are an item?! This truly is the Upside Down.

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I could spend an entire review just talking about the implications of the cliffhanger finale and what that means for what’s coming next. But beyond a killer set up for the third and final arc of the season, “Self Control” was a great episode across the board. It leaned into and paid off relationships that its been fostering for years now, while also twisting them and allowing us to see them through a different lens. The Daisy and Simmons team up against the world was particularly fun, but even L.M.D. May putting a stop to L.M.D. Coulson, and Simmons having to kill L.M.D. Fitz, had a lot of emotional weight and resonance.

“Self Control” also just looked great. The special effects used this week were top notch, with the standout being Daisy’s destruction of the L.M.D. Coulson and Mack models. It’s clear a lot of time and effort was put into making this big showdown as badass as possible, and it worked. Considering most TV shows aren’t working with film-sized special effects budgets and need to turn around these scenes on a much tighter deadline, it’s always rewarding as a television viewer to see these come together in such a great way.

Agents of SHIELD has done a great job of staying a step ahead of audience expectations this season, and that played out in an important way with the reveal of who was and wasn’t an L.M.D. (I’m pretty sure Fitz has been a decoy since Aida first captured him and Radcliffe earlier this season, by the way.) The series also used our expectations of these characters against us. Ming-Na Wen has done a lot of fantastic work as L.M.D. May, but her turn at the end of the episode was incredibly earned and also showed that we are more than just our programming, robot or not.

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Similarly, SHIELD has done a great job showing there are shades of grey to these robotic versions of our main characters; even with Aida killing her maker and assuming the main “Big Bad” role, I’m hesitant to actually consider her a villain. If anything, she’s one of the most sympathetic characters on the show in her quest to be more human. That’s important as Agents of SHIELD gets into touchier, more political material with what it’s doing with the Framework and Hydra. Sometimes the Big Bad can just be the darkness inside of humanity.

So what comes next? Brett Dalton is back as Grant Ward, Hydra is running things, and there’s a lot of other differences sure to be revealed about what’s changed in the Framework. There’s going to be the question of whether the core SHIELD cast even wants to leave the Framework. Wasn’t the whole idea that this would be a better, happier, more peaceful life for them? I can’t even imagine where the show is going next after it pulled the rug out from under us here, and that’s the best feeling when watching Agents of SHIELD.

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The Verdict

“Self Control” is hands down the best episode of Season 4, and one of the best episodes Agents of SHIELD has ever delivered. It offered great, emotional character moments, solid twists, impressive effects and one heck of a cliffhanger ending. The only downside is having to wait to find out what happens next.

The Flash: “Attack on Gorilla City” Review

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Gorilla Grodd strikes again.

Warning: Full spoilers for the episode below.

Every so often, one of the Arrow-verse shows will do something that forces you to marvel at how far this superhero universe has come since the gritty, grounded days of Arrow: Season 1. “Attack on Gorilla City” was definitely one of those episodes. Who would have thought four years ago that we’d one day see Flash, Vibe and Killer Frost travel to another universe to do battle with Solovar and Gorilla Grodd in the middle of Gorilla City? And all that a mere 24 hours after Supergirl and Mon-El battled Mr. Mzyzptlk. You have to admire the willingness of these shows to explore the craziest corners of the DC Universe, week in and week out.

Even when the show teased a Gorilla City-centric episode last season, part of me doubted it would ever come to fruition. Having just one all-CG character like Gorilla Grodd or King Shark is a huge strain on The Flash’s relatively modest effects budget. How are they supposed to handle an entire city of walking, talking CG apes? The answer, it seems, is very strategically.

“Attack on Gorilla City” had its share of impressive CG work. We got a few sweeping views of Gorilla City and thousands of bloodthirsty apes crowded into the gladiatorial arena. And the effects team has only gotten better at rendering Grodd and making him feel like a living, breathing character. But it was still obvious where the crew was cutting corners here. The “tropical jungle” surrounding Gorilla City looked suspiciously like the Pacific Northwest, and both Grodd and Solovar spent an awful lot of time speaking through human surrogates rather than appearing in the flesh.

So there was this nagging sense that we could have gotten more – more Gorilla City and certainly more Solovar. It seems a waste to cast the legendary Keith David as the voice of a talking simian king and then limit him to a handful of lines. But you can’t really fault the Flash crew for working with what they had. And visually, this episode was still pretty darned impressive. There’s nothing like seeing the Fastest Man Alive punch an ax-wielding gorilla into submission.

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And the good news is that, even with Barry and the gang spending most of the episode trapped behind bars, there was plenty of humor and character drama to go around. Aside from all the gorillas, easily the biggest highlight of the week was seeing Tom Cavanagh reprise the role of Harry. Not that his H.R. hasn’t been a hoot, but there’s no substitute for the cranky, overbearing Wells of Earth-2. As it turned out, the best scene of the episode didn’t involve gorillas at all, but rather Harry reuniting with his doppelganger and trying to wrap his head around the fact that this goofy, brainless dork has become an indispensable member of Team Flash. Nowhere has Cavanagh’s versatility been on better display. Is it too much to ask for an all-Wells spinoff?

Unfortunately, the obligatory Earth-1-based subplot didn’t really hold up its end of the bargain. I’ve enjoyed the growing bond between Wally and Jesse this season, but their reunion felt a little pointlessly melodramatic. It also seems like the writers are really rushing things by having Jesse seriously consider pulling up stakes and moving to an entirely different planet to be with a guy she’s only hung out with for a few days. Relationship drama is a necessary element of these shows, but right now it feels like the writers are leaning a little too heavily on that element. Between the Wally/Jesse subplot and Julian’s aggressive infatuation with Caitlin, it’s all getting to be a little much. Honestly, I was more intrigued by H.R.’s allusions to missed opportunities in his own love life than anything else this week.

The plot was generally pretty straightforward this week, and without the nonstop novelty of seeing Earth-2 doppelgangers of familiar characters, this particular Earth-2 crossover didn’t quite reach the heights of last year’s “Welcome to Earth-2.” That said, there was an intriguing thread in terms of how this field trip tied into the larger Savitar conflict. Barry is obsessed with changing the future as he saw it and hopefully preventing Iris’ death. He saw this trip as a way of wiping away another item off the dreaded news ticker. And during the course of his clash with Solovar and Grodd, Barry was faced with the question of whether it was worth violating his ethical code to assure a different future. He thought he could keep the moral high ground and still achieve his goals, but the fact is that he helped bring about the very invasion he was trying to prevent. This begs two questions for the remainder of Season 3. Will Barry’s current actions wind up bringing about the very future he’s trying to change? And will he eventually have to choose between being the hero and saving Iris’ life?

Hopefully those questions will be at the forefront as the second half of this conflict plays out next week. Generally, these two-part storylines tend to be stronger in the latter half once all the setup is out of the way. An episode with three speedsters taking on an army of gorilla warriors promises to be truly epic. That said, I can’t help but look back at Season 2’s “The Runaway Dinosaur,” which ended with a similarly awe-inspiring shot of Zoom’s supervillain army. That potential was squandered in the follow-up episode, and I’d hate to see the same thing happen in “Attack on Central City.” Grodd deserves better.

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The Verdict

If not quite as strong as last year’s big Earth-2 storyline, “Attack on Gorilla City” was hardly lacking in entertainment value. This episode delivered plenty of CG gorilla goodness, a heavy dose of Harrison Wells and some new wrinkles to Barry’s ongoing “fight the future” mission. And the best part is that the battle has only just begun.