A duo of skateboarding games were shown during IGN’s Summer of Gaming stream. OlliOlli World got a new gameplay trailer while SkateBird finally received a release date, which is August 12, 2021. While the two games put skateboarding at the forefront, they couldn’t be more different from one another.
OlliOlli World is a skateboarding action platformer developed by Roll7. Set in the vibrant world of Radlandia, you’ll carve, grind, and huck yourself on the gnarliest terrain as you “discover the mystical skate gods on your quest for Gnarvana.”
While the trailer doesn’t show these skate gods, we do get a good look at how the game will play. It seems to be taking the same approach as the previous entries, which featured its own take on “flick-it” style controls, albeit with a new coat of paint and some new features. You’ll be able to customize your skater’s looks, tricks, and style, as well as explore several levels, many of which have multiple paths.
While OlliOlli World has the precise Skate-like gameplay style of its predecessors, SkateBird appears to go in a different direction. Developed by Glass Bottom Games, SkateBird allows you to take control of a cute, tiny bird and get some sick air off obstacles you’d find in a bedroom or a desk, like a pizza box, a book, or a straw. It certainly has a goofier vibe, especially with the hilarious costumes some of these birds can wear.
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Kevin Bacon has been cast as the main villain in Legendary Pictures’ upcoming reboot of The Toxic Avenger. Bacon joins the already cast Peter Dinklage, Jacob Tremblay and Taylour Paige.
It was previously rumored that Elijah Wood was up for this role, so if that was true, Bacon beat him out. This character is said to be “a corrupt executive, and Winston’s boss, who aims to go toe to toe with the Toxic Avenger.” This is a leaked description of the character:
Bob Garbinger (40-50) – Leonine hair and eerie plastic surgery. Evil head of the shady company Garb X. He has no regard for the well being of anyone but himself and embarks on a murderous spree to become as powerful as Toxie. His ego is bolstered by his standing amongst the towns official but in reality he lives in fear of the underworld gang he’s indebted to.
The Toxic Avenger is being directed by Macon Blair from a script that he wrote and Dinklage is set to play the lead. The synopsis for The Toxic Avenger reboot reads:
Based on the 1984 cult classic of the same name. Set in a fantasy world following Winston, a stereotypical weakling who works as a janitor at Garb-X health club and is diagnosed with a terminal illness that can only be cured by an expensive treatment that his greedy, power hungry employer refuses to pay for. After deciding to take matters into his own hands and rob his company, Winston falls into a pit of toxic waste and is transformed into a deformed monster that sets out to do good and get back at all the people who have wronged him.
Bacon has played a few villains over the years including James Gunn’s Super and Fox’s X-Men: First Class. This latest role will be a fun one for him to take on, as I’m sure it will be over-the-top. It’ll also be awesome to see him face off with Peter Dinklage!
E3 starts on Saturday, and there are sure to be some incredible announcements made. We’ve known the times and some details for some of the big names participating like Nintendo and Square Enix, but now we have the complete schedule. We still don’t know what will be announced or talked about by everyone, but we know when to tune in to hear from each of the presenters. What are you most excited for? What are your predictions?
Saturday, June 12
10:00 a.m. Broadcast Pre-Show
11:00 a.m. Ubisoft Forward Pre-show
12:00 p.m. Ubisoft Forward
2:00 p.m. Gearbox E3 Showcase
2:45 p.m. GamesBeat Session
Sunday, June 13
8:45 a.m. Broadcast Pre-Show
9:30 a.m. 24 Entertainment’s NARAKA: BLADEPOINT
10:00 a.m. Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase
12:15 p.m. SQUARE ENIX
2:00 p.m. Warner Bros. Games’ Back 4 Blood
2:30 p.m. PC Gaming Show
4:00 p.m. Future Games Show
Monday, June 14
8:00 a.m. Broadcast Pre-Show
9:00 a.m. Verizon
9:45 a.m. Intellivision
10:15 a.m. Take-Two Interactive Panel
11:10 a.m. Mythical Games
12:00 p.m. Indie Showcase
12:30 p.m. Freedom Games
1:00 p.m. VENN
2:30 p.m. Capcom
3:00 p.m. Razer
Tuesday, June 15
8:00 a.m. Broadcast Pre-Show
9:00 a.m. Nintendo’s Nintendo Direct and Nintendo Treehouse: Live