News Round-up Week Ending 7 September

Resident Evil 6 downloadable demo

Capcom have confirmed that from 18 September there will be a downloadable Resident Evil 6 demo for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. In the demo you can play as Leon S. Kennedy or Helena Harper and explore the corridors filled with victims of the latest bio-terrorist attack in Ivy University. Players will be able to go into Resident Evil 6′s three main campaigns either solo or with a with a partner though the online co-op. Resident Evil 6 will be released for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 across Europe and North America on 2 October .

Filming of Curse of Chucky begins

Curse of Chucky is the sixth film in the Child’s Play franchise and has officially begun principal photography in Canada. Curse of Chucky stars Fiona Dourif (The Master, True Blood, Deadwood), A Martinez (Longmire, General Hospital”), Danielle Bisutti (Get Smart, “CSI: Miami”), Brennan Elliott (Flight 93, Double Jeopardy) and Brad Dourif (The Lord of the Rings, Dune).

Twisted Tales Dark Conspiracies event

Twisted Tales will be hosting a reading event in Halton Lea Library in Runcorn on Tuesday 23 October at 7pm-9:30pm. Guests reading will be Ramsey Campbell, Simon Bestwick and Stephen McGeagh. The event will also include a panel discussion, Q&A and book signing.

Tickets for this event are free but must be booked in advance by emailing [email protected]. For more information visit the Twisted Tales website.

Black Kiss II comic book banned in Canada and UK

Howard Chaykin’s Black Kiss II is sexually graphic and disturbing, so much so that it has now been banned in Canada as well as the UK. It was banned in the UK after being held by customs for its obscene content. Diamond Comics UK is the main distributor of the comic and has sent letters to retailers explaining that because of the obscene content, the comic will no longer be distributed in the UK, despite the previous issue of the comic selling out in the first week. Thankfully if you want a dose of the disturbing comic book it is available to download digitally on Comixology (although maybe check out some previews first to check you can handle it!).


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