Thursday, January 20

13 must-have premieres and releases for the weekend: ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’, ‘The Witcher’, Dinamic and much more


From the most current superhero movies to the very origins of video games made in Spain. There are no limits to our agenda and the perfect test are these thirteen plans that include books, comics, video games, movies and series to fill the weekend with action, adventure and escapism. To enjoy!

‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’

The most important Marvel premiere in recent times is Tom Holland’s third film as the famous spider hero. This time it comes with an adventure full of nostalgia and of which more details have been leaked than desirable. The important thing: the multiverse is here, villains from previous incarnations of the character return, and we have a more dramatic and self-referential hero adventure than usual.

‘The Witcher’ T2

After a considerable pandemic delay that caused this second season to be delayed more than necessary, Geralt de Rivia returns in an adventure more orderly and assimilable than those of the first season, and also something more emotional and dramatic. Geralt has to protect Ciri while Yennefer has to protect herself in two story lines that definitely distance this series from that ‘Game of Thrones according to Netflix’ that everyone said it was. What remains is pure White Wolf, yes.

‘Station Eleven’

Chillingly close we have this fiction from HBO Max that describes the first steps of a pandemic infection that devastates the planet, and also its effects some time later. The ten-episode miniseries adapts a 2014 book by Emily St. John Mandel that amazes with its visionary ability. You have the first three episodes already available, and the rest will arrive at the rate of one every seven days.

‘Harley Quinn’

One day we will have to talk seriously about how that great idea that was the DC Universe streaming platform was frustrated, and that it gave us such unique and valuable products as ‘Swamp Thing’, ‘Doom Patrol’ or this ‘Harley Quinn’. Luckily, some of them have found a home on HBO Max, and here we have a blast for all non-judgmental bat-verse devotees. The maiden adventures of Harley and her good friend Poison Ivy are full of cameos from classic Batman villains, and proposes an excellent intermediate point between the classic series of the nineties of the hero and the new trends in drawings for adults.

‘Cryptozoo’

And more animation for adults, but it is already in an experimental line that can leave you the head made a festival of lights with his proposal to the ‘Jurassic Park’ in lysergic mode. He tells us, in a spectacularly personal and disturbing animation that won a prize at Sundance, of the cryptids, uncategorized animals and mythical characteristics that are here isolated in a zoo-like enclosure so that they have no contact with humans.

‘Alien Isolation’

Recovery of a practice that we had not seen for a long time: transferring successes from consoles to mobile devices, in a version fully adapted to touch controls. This time it’s the turn of ‘Alien Isolation’, one of the best survival horrors of the last years, that As you can see in the trailer, it arrives preserving all the tension and terror of the original game.. The price is not exactly cheap, 14’99 euros, but it includes all the DLC’s and extras of the desktop version.

  • Available on iOS and Android

‘Eternal Night’

If the latest installment of ‘Metroid’ left you wanting more exploration and 2D action, this Spanish proposal may be your great news for this weekend. We will control the King of Darkness, making our way through 16 different worlds, in an adventure in which we can improve our dark antihero through a skill tree of remarkable complexity. Side missions and freedom to face exploration are the icing on the cake of a game that is revealed as one of the great Spanish bets for this end of the year.

  • Disponible en PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One y Nintendo Switch

‘Among Us’

The great success of the independent video games of 2020 comes to an end for consoles, also with a special addition: it will have cross-play, so the games for discover the traitor in groups of between 4 and 15 players can be played between different consoles and even with PC and mobile participants. It arrives just in time for Christmas, traditional moments of suspicion, betrayal and comments by the bajini and accompanied by special physical editions.

  • Disponible en PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S

‘Praey for the Gods’

An action game inspired by none other than ‘Shadow of the Colossus’ and that after successful funding on Kickstarter in 2015 has arrived with virtually no prior notice. The trailer looks great and we will have to delve into it to see if its mechanics offer us something more than climbing mostrencos and look for weak points.

Available in PC, PS4, Xbox One, PS5 Y Xbox Series X/S

Season 2 of 'The Witcher' is more epic but loses some of the fun spontaneity of its first part

‘The History of Dinamic’ (Jesús Martínez del Vas)

Camelot Warriors

Dynamic is one of the most important proper names of the unforgettable Golden Age of Soft Spanish. Great successes such as ‘Camelot Warriors’, the ‘Army Moves’ saga, ‘Fernando Martín’ or ‘Game Over’ marked the players of the era of video games prior to consoles, and this book does a good review of all those milestones . Putting the accent on the visual, Jesús Martínez del Vas reviews the ups and downs of a company that marked the history of our software.

The History of Dinamic

‘A Witch Will Be Born’ (Robert E. Howard)

will be born

Sportula begins with ‘A witch will be born’ the definitive edition of Conan’s adventures in our language. With new translations and, above all, without additions beyond what Robert E. Howard wrote at the time, the stories are ordered according to the chronology of the character and not according to their order of publication, which serves to compose a fictional biography of the Cimmerian. This first volume includes stories such as ‘The Tower of the Elephant’, ‘The Queen of the Black Coast’ or the headline ‘A witch will be born’.

A Witch Will Be Born: The Nemedian Chronicles I

A Witch Will Be Born: The Nemedian Chronicles I

‘Daredevil: Born Again’ (Frank Miller y David Mazzucchelli)

Daredevil Born Again Must Have

One of the key works of the blind Marvel hero receives here an edition to rise to the occasion, with the descent of Karen Page into the hell of drugs, the most terrible confrontation with the Kingpin and, above all, the creative zenith of two of the most relevant Daredevil cartoonists. A masterpiece that revolutionized the superhero genre, presented here in its definitive edition.

Daredevil: Born Again

‘Innombrable’ (Caryanna Reuven)

Unnamed Provisional Cover

A science fiction thriller as unusual as it is fast-paced, in a world where it is possible to modify people, their thoughts and their memories. On the brink of war, agent IN.00 is dispatched by the Federation to the Union lines to prevent conflict with the best of weapons: his own body, without a defined name, identity, gender or appearance.

Innumerable



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