Welcome to the Pretty Much Weekly! A series where we bring you a selection of this week’s news in film, games and whatever else takes my fancy. This week, Disney drops a new Lion King trailer, Gollum gets the recognition he deserves, and is this a leaked photo of the next Sony console?
PlayStation 5 Devkits leaked
Apparently Sony have sent out developer kits of their new PlayStation console and photos have leaked online. Don’t be alarmed if you think it looks super chunky, dev kits are never like the final design, although the controller here is something to get interested about.
— Tidux (@Tidux) March 31, 2019
If this isn’t a fake leak (and I wouldn’t put it past someone to make a pretty convincing fake) then perhaps this is confirmation that the next Dualshock controller will have a touchscreen?! That could be cool.
In other PlayStation news, get ready to praise the Lord because it’s been announced that you can FINALLY CHANGE YOUR ONLINE ID NAME. To find out exactly how to do that, you can check out the official PlayStation blog post here.
Gollum is getting his own video game
Daedalic Entertainment, the studio that made Pillars of the Earth and the Deponia series, announced a new game set in the Tolkien universe. And everyone’s favourite corrupted hobbit is to star in it. Daedalic are known for their point-and-click adventure games and really cool art style. So we can assum Lord of the Rings: Gollum is going to have a similar style of gameplay. The game takes place before the Gollum we see in the books, and Daedalic say they’re quite excited to look into the Smeagol/Gollum aspect of the character.
“You already have that big conflict in the character, two voices talking to you continuously, which means there is a good reason there are decisions to make in the game: the Smeagol decisions or the Gollum decision.” said Carsten Fichtelmann, the CEO and cofounder of Daedalic.
Harry Potter and the massive LEGO Ford Anglia
I like to celebrate the awesome feats of creative and/or crazy geeks, and these particular geeks recreated the Ford Anglia of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets! I will say no more, just watch the awesome video.
New Lion King Trailer!
Look!! Disney’s dropped a new trailer for their upcoming live-action The Lion King! AaaaaaAAAHHH!!! Every time I watch one of these it just looks better and better!
In other Disney news, we’re expecting to hear more about Disney+, their new streaming service, during their Investor Day broadcast. This begins at 9am today and you can watch it here. Apparently they will archive the broadcast, so if you missed it you should still be able to catch it.