‘Hunger Games’ sequel is the best thing ever, says Disney chief
Posted On June 20, 2021
In the world of video games, a sequel is almost always better than a reboot.
That’s been the case for many years.
But Disney has decided to take the opposite tack.
The company is taking a page from the game industry playbook, and is introducing a free-to-play casino game in the first half of next year.
The company says the game, which will be called “Hunger games” and will be released on Xbox Live Arcade, will offer players an “interactive version of the real-life games.”
It will also offer a new experience for gamers, one that allows them to take on the role of the Hunger Games main antagonist, Katniss Everdeen, who, in the original movie, was imprisoned and murdered by the Capitol’s guards.
The Hunger Games franchise is known for its elaborate storyline, which often revolves around a protagonist’s struggle to survive in a fictional city where the stakes are so high that even the best of us have to be vigilant.
The original game was published by Lionsgate, which is owned by Disney.
Disney is hoping to capitalize on the new Hunger Games game, saying that the new version will allow people to “experience the game and learn from it.”
“We think it will be a great way to continue to innovate on a very familiar brand,” said Disney Chief Content Officer John Smedley in a video that will be available online.
“It will be an amazing experience.”
The company is also giving away “FreeCasinoGames.com,” a site that will let users try out a free version of “Hunie Games” that will feature an interactive version of Katnis storyline.
“Free Casino Games” will launch on the site in the second half of this year, and will include a free online trial of the game.