As the hype for Atomic Heart, the pseudo-Soviet action RPG set during a robot apocalypse, approaches critical mass, so too does the video game marketing machine. Case in point, this live-action Atomic Heart trailer starring none other than Jensen Ackles, AKA heartthrob Dean Winchester, the older brother from Supernatural.
What follows is our instruction into "The Atomic Way" of doing things: applying massive blunt force trauma to various robots, ripping and tearing cyborgs into their component viscera, and incinerating mechanoids with blasts of techno-lightning.
It's all pretty awesome and reminds us the wait is almost over, with Atomic Heart launching on PS5 and PS4 next week, on 21st February. Will you be doing things "The Atomic Way"? Let us know in the comments section below.
The Hogwarts Legacy shoutout is funny
Yes, I will be doing things "The Atomic Way"! Hilarious trailer!
They really need to cast Jensen as the new DCU Batman.
Having some pure unadulterated fun clobbering them enemies "The Atomic Way" will indeed be a welcomed change of pace after finishing the lengthy Hogwarts Legacy : )
Great trailer, hearing mixed things, but looking forward this game
Aside: I haven't seen that guy since Smallville, his voice has changed! Deep and gravelly, wasn't expecting it, I remember far more preppiness.
As a huge Supernatural fan (and The Boys of course) it always brings a smile to my face to see either of the Winchesters on TV.
I'm going to hold up on Atomic Heart for now though. I'm still working on Hogwarts and then Ishin is next in line. Maybe after that one though.
@themightyant His voice changed drastically when he started starring in Supernatural (right after Smallville). It reminds me of the guy who recently played Elvis and decided to keep his newfound voice.
I loved his style in Supernatural, and then in The Boys. So cool!
@naruball Good knowledge, thanks. I knew he was in that TV show, and that it seemingly went on forever, but I never once saw it.
Yes Austin Butler was also a teen heartthrob with a squeaky voice, now not so.
Always bizarre when you haven't seen someone in ages and you are expecting something else to come out of their mouth. Just wasn't expecting grizzled. lol
I'll ignore this game, as it is made by russian developer.
Also it has many cultural references to soviet era symbols and overall I consider its art style very political and propagandistic.
Hopefully, this message won't be banned, as I tried to articulate my thoughts as politically correct, as I could.
I see it as 'this year's Doom Eternal +Animal Crossing.'
Atomic Heart's Dean Winchester saves the day.
That's a fun commercial, it will be way cooler if he's in the game though
@Blacksmith1985 Surely a game about the downfall of a reckless power that abuses it's workers and leads to the formation of a hellish dystopia isn't a great advertisement 😂 It's as much propaganda for communist USSR as Bioshock is for a Western, capitalistic society like the US.
Personally, I'll be buying this game around the release period. I don't necessarily agree with everything their government does but I don't wish ill upon the Russian people or Mundfish. They still need some forms of business and I'm happy to provide it for a product that I see as a more critical take on the USSR, which is very different to modern day Russia anyway. I will say that I enjoy the USSR theme though, in a similar way I do the Metro games. It has its charms but I think it's easy separate that from the current government there.
Each to their own though. I find following the thread of most companies will lead you to something you strongly disagree with. But I understand that if you're from Ukraine then you'd err on the side of caution at the very least in this case.
@Blacksmith1985 I see it less as propaganda and more so critical of Soviet views given the synopsis.
I mean Wolfenstein wouldn't be considered N*zi propaganda despite having all the symbols.
@Blacksmith1985 not all Russians are bad people i dont think they all deserve to be hated and cancelled
Not buying a game just because the developers are of a certain nationality is incredibly narrowminded. Also just because a piece of media uses certain symbols doesn't make it propoganda for that specific ideology. Wolfenstein has Swastikas all over the damn place but it most certainly is not pro-Nazi.
what a stupid commercial.
This game is going to be mediocre in every sense of the word.
@PegasusActual93 I'm sure Wolfenstein's historical sybols are banned in German version of the game.
Germany itself doesn't want to be associated with those symbols until this day.
Russia's invasion is happening right now, at the very present day. That is why I'm against supporting anything russian, until the day they drive their armed forces away from UA territory.
For russians, USSR=Russia, and this war is their take on restoring their borders, as USSR, which is not acceptable.
And this is why you shouldn't consider USSR themes, as historical.
I hope you get my point and why I strongly disagree with your vision of the current situation.
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@WallyWest I could see him as new Batman, would be a good role for him!
@themightyant Supernatural is a great series, I recommend it to all of my family and friends whenever I get the chance to.
Entire series can be bought on disc, or streamed via Netflix in the USA (unsure about other countries).
@Korgon What episode number does he premiere in for The Boys? I started to watch the series but got distracted after Season 1 Episode 2 or 3.
When Supernatural first started I avoided it like the plague, thinking it was another silly romantic CW series. I changed my tune after finally watching some random episodes on TV with my mom, went and binge watched the entire series (up to Season 3 or 4 at the time?) and have been a diehard fan since.
Though I sadly dropped out of watching after halfway thru Season 14, and now there's a Winchesters spinoff which retcons a few things about how their parents met?
He doesn't come in until the 3rd season so you got a while to go before you will see him.
And yeah The Winchesters just doesn't hit the same as Supernatural did. I went in with an open mind but I dropped off pretty early...I think I stopped at like episode 5 or so. Maybe I'll give it another shot at some point but I think it's mostly because Sam and Dean are the basis of what made Supernatural such a fun watch even during some of the not so great seasons.
Sure Dean shows up once in a while from time to time but only in brief segments and Sam isn't in at all. Mary and John are fine but it's just not the same for me without the bros.
@KidBoruto like you I held off the for same CW reasons. I hear good things but frankly can’t commit to a show with fifteen twenty-plus episode seasons. It’s a huge problem with US TV, it just doesn’t respect my time. Gaming is already enough of a timesink, can’t do it all.
@Blacksmith1985 i understand your view point obviously. I hope you are safe 👍
Like hell yeah I am because I already like the style of the game, open world etc
@Northern_munkey thanks, man. I'm safe for now.
This trailer offers some brilliant inspiration for fanart ideas. Also glad to hear that most people in the comments are sensible at least when comes to (NOT) politicizing this game. There's actually a far stronger case for boycotting games from the West if we really want to open this stupid can of worms, but hey I'll enjoy a good CoD MW game still.
@Korgon Boys Season 3 eh? I guess I should get back to watching Season 1 soon then.
Also thanks for sharing your personal thoughts on The Winchesters.
Do you think it's worth me going back and finishing Supernatural at least?
@themightyant That's fair! USA broadcast TV is definitely a big time sink, which is why I don't watch it anymore.
I liked the final season of Supernatural myself but I'd say only if you were invested enough should you need to finish it. The original creator of the show wanted it to finish in season 5 actually and even though I stuck with it afterwards I think season 5 was the last really great season.
Long story short, I think you've seen the best the show has to offer so it just depends on if you want to see how it all ends.
@Korgon I think I was invested at the time, but kept stalling on watching Season 14 for random reasons. One of these days when I have alot of free time I'll surely go back and finish it.
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