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SAN FRANCISCO—As thousands of comic book fans converge at the Moscone Center for the 25th WonderCon, Warner Home Video is celebrating DC Comics’ storied superhero, the Man of Steel. Superman, the cultural icon and quintessential superhero, is back in a big way. In addition to the new movie being directed by Zack Snyder and starring Henry Cavill, all of the movies are getting a high definition makeover. For the first time, fans will be able to own one super-entertaining Blu-ray collection with all four original theatrical  Superman films starring Christopher Reeve (available for the first time in high def), Superman Returns, and the two alternate versions of Superman I and Superman II.
SAN FRANCISCO – WonderCon 2011 attendees will get an early look at both the new 3D Green Lantern movie and the video game. Ryan Reynolds will be on hand during a panel at the 25th anniversary of the pop culture show. And Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment will have Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters available to play. The new game will be available in 3D on the Nintendo 3DS, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The Wii and Nintendo DS versions will be in 2D. With the game shipping on June 7, gamers will get a 10-day advance before checking out the blockbuster movie in theaters.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has signed a long-term studio-wide license agreement with Epic Games to use the award-winning Unreal Engine 3 on some of the big games of this decade. The development software will be available for any team developing a Warner-published game across PC, console and mobile platforms. Through 2014 Unreal will be the exclusive game engine used on projects being developed by Rocksteady Studios, which is currently working on Batman: Arkham City, and NetherRealm Studios, the team behind the award-winning Mortal Kombat franchise. Rod Fergusson, executive producer of Epic’s Gears of War 3, talks about the game engine technology in this exclusive video interview.
With Warner Bros. Pictures readying The Dark Knight Rises with freshly minted Oscar winner Christian Bale for a July 20, 2012 release, Batman fans can jump into one of the big games of 2011 on October 18. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment will ship Rocksteady Studios much-anticipated sequel this year for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The latest villain the Caped Crusader will be battling is The Riddler. The developer talks about Batman: Arkham City in this exclusive interview from GDC 2011.
As preparations for the final battle commence, Harry Potter fans can do their part by joining Harry Potter: The Quest, a global online adventure game celebrating Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2. Harry Potter fans can register now for Harry Potter: The Quest in advance of the Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Distribution release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 on April 15 and the upcoming theatrical release of the final film in the franchise. Gamers can also play the recent Electronic Arts hit game based on the first Deathly Hallows movie, which actors the Phelps twins (better known as the Weasley twins in the films) talk about in this exclusive video interview.
One of the big games of 2011 is getting an exclusive comic book treatment from DC Comics just as production ramps up for Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises movie with Christian Bale as Batman and Anna Hathaway as Catwoman. Batman: Arkham Asylum was one of the most successful video games of 2009, and earned a Guinness World Record for the “Most Critically Acclaimed Superhero Game Ever.”  This May, gamers will find out what happened between Batman: Arkham Asylum and its highly anticipated sequel in Batman: Arkham City, a six-issue miniseries that bridges the gap between the two games, and leads into the new Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment game’s release this fall. Both Batman and Catwoman will be featured in the new game from developer Rocksteady Studios.
UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT -- With Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 heading to Blu-ray and DVD on April 15 from Warner Home Video and the final film heading to theaters this summer, Harry Potter fans can live the magic year-round in the new Universal Orlando Resort’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey is the main attraction in this new section of the Islands of Adventure park, where fans explore Hogwarts Academy on foot and then take off in a new ride. There are also a pair of rollercoasters – Dragon Challenge and Flight of the Hippogriff – and shops and a restaurant straight from the hit movies and J.K. Rowlings bestsellers. Thierry Coup, Senior Vice President of Universal Creative, talks about how video games – including the Harry Potter games from Electronic Arts – influence the wizards who build today’s modern theme park marvels like Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey in this exclusive interview.
Electronic Arts is about to get a second wind for its action-based video game based on the second-to-last Harry Potter film. After earning over $940 million at the global box office, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital Download this April 15th from Warner Home Video and Warner Bros. Digital Distribution. Setting the stage for the much anticipated theatrical release of  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 this summer, the entire ensemble cast is back for this must-see seventh installment of the top-grossing motion picture franchise in history, based on the best-selling book series by J.K. Rowling.  The Phelps twins, who play the Weasley brothers in the film franchise, talk about the new movies and the EA video game in this exclusive video interview.
April showers may be blood red this year. Mortal Kombat is coming in all forms. In addition to the new digital series from Warner Bros. Premiere and video game reboot from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Warner Home Video is bringing Blu-ray versions of Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat: Annihilation to retail for the first time. Ed Boon, creator of Mortal Kombat and head of NetherRealm Studios, talks about the return to Mature-rated blood, gore and violence in this exclusive video interview.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (WBIE) has entered the social gaming arena with the launch of Gossip Girl: Social Climbing. The new game is available on Facebook. Based on the popular Warner Bros. Television series “Gossip Girl,” which airs Mondays 9/8c on The CW Network, is free and accessible for everyone to play. WBIE is the latest Hollywood studio to tap into the booming social gaming space, which Disney entered last year with its purchase of Playdom and Zynga has dominated with games like FarmVille.
One of the big games of 2011 has been unleashed. Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) has released the first cross-platform MMO game with DC Universe Online (DCUO. With the success of recent Warner Bros. movies like The Dark Knight, gamers will be able to work with DC Comics characters like Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman in DCUO on both PlayStation 3 and PC. Christopher Cao, Game Director for Sony Online Entertainment, talks about the new game.
More than 2,700 technology companies across global industries dazzled attendees at the 2011 International CES, with the ground-breaking event energizing the technology world. The 2011 CES set several new records, including 30,000 international attendees and 22 top CEOs participating in keynotes. Owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the 2011 CES, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, concluded today in Las Vegas.
LAS VEGAS -- At CES 2011, six of Hollywood’s largest studios including Lionsgate Entertainment, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox, Universal Pictures and Warner Bros. Entertainment announced their support for the UltraViolet service and format created by the Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE).  Complementing the physical DVD and Blu-ray home entertainment markets, studios will begin offering UltraViolet content this year through digital online retailers and digital rights that come with packaged media, giving consumers the ability to watch digital entertainment like Fox' Machete across multiple platforms such as connected TVs, PCs, game consoles and smartphones.
The man behind the revival of the ABC hit TV series, “V,” comes from the video game industry. Jace Hall is best known as the founder of Monolith Productions, where he created hit games like F.E.A.R., No One Lives Forever and Blood. After he left Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, he founded HD Films and crafted the return of “V” to the small screen. With the thrilling drama series about the world’s first alien encounter set to return to ABC after captivating audiences last year, Hall talks about the show and the convergence of games and Hollywood in this exclusive video interview.