Herta Still Has Eyes on Formula 1 Move Despite Andretti’s Alfa Buy-In Falling Through

Colton Herta still has eyes on racing in Formula 1 in the future despite a door closing on him during the off-season when Michael Andretti’s attempt to buy into Alfa Romeo Formula 1 Team ORLEN failed to materialise.

While talks between Alfa Romeo and Andretti were ongoing, rumours were afoot that Herta would be a leading contender to switch to the Formula 1 team, perhaps even as early as 2022, but when talks broke down, those rumours ended.

However, the twenty-one-year-old, who races for Andretti Autosport in the NTT IndyCar Series, says Formula 1 has always been in his sights, but it needs to be the right time for him to make the move, and he knows the older he gets the less likely it will happen.

“You know, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want to do Formula 1,” Herta is quoted as saying by … Read the rest

2D Metroidvania, Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth, Gets New Western Switch Trailer

Earlier today, developer Team Ladybug and publisher Playism dropped a new pre-order trailer to commemorate the imminent western launch of its 2D side-scrolling Metroidvania experience, Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth, on Nintendo Switch.

Feast your eyes on the brand new footage down below:

It’s important to note that the Castlevania: Symphony of the Night-esque action title already officially made its way to PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, PC and Japanese Nintendo Switch owners last month. However, Switch players in the west were left wanting as the western release of the game was delayed to Jan. 28, 2022.

So, for those of you waiting for the western Nintendo Switch launch of the title, you’ll be pleased to know that the official date has been locked in and is primed for an imminent release next week.

If you’re interested, you can pre-order Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit … Read the rest

Kyle Sieg to run limited races for RSS beginning Daytona

Kyle Sieg‘s NASCAR Xfinity Series excursion will be expanded in 2022 to include more races. On Thursday, his family’s RSS Racing team announced Sieg will pilot the #28 Ford Mustang on a part-time basis beginning with the season opener at Daytona International Speedway.

“We are excited to announce that @KyleSieg39 will pilot the #28 Ford Mustang for RSS Racing in multiple Xfinity races in 2022 beginning at Daytona Speedway,” read a tweet from the team.

Sieg made his Xfinity début at Dover in 2021 for DGM Racing, where he finished thirty-fourth. He moved to RSS for the finale at Phoenix, placing twenty-seventh. The second start came in RSS’ #39 primarily driven by older brother Ryan as Phoenix featured qualifying, which did not guarantee the team’s part-time #38 a spot in the race.

#28 is certainly not an unfamiliar number for the 20-year-old as he made eleven starts … Read the rest

The Batman’s Award-Winning Composer Michael Giacchino Unveils The Film’s Official Theme

With Matt Reeves’ The Batman reboot just around the corner, excitement for Robert Pattinson’s dark and brooding take on the infamous Caped Crusader is beginning to reach fever pitch. And today, we now have a fresh piece of intel to pore over.

That’s right, award-winning composer Michael Giacchino has released the film’s official theme and it’s a doozy. Feel free to check out the new theme song down below:

‘The Batman’ theme is HERE! (officially released internationally, coming to the US tonight at 12am EST / 9pm PST) from DC_Cinematic

Aurally, Michael Giacchino’s The Batman theme starts off with a swelling, classical Batman feel before slowly segueing into a super atmospheric build-up that culminates in a hair-raising climax of epic strings, brass and bass. In short, it’s a fitting score for one of the darkest comic book superheroes out there.

Previously, the Oscar-winning American composer has written musical scores for … Read the rest

Jamie Chadwick, David Coulthard form Team GB for ROC

Jamie Chadwick might have spent much of her career in sports and open-wheel cars, but she will be more than familiar with off-road terrain when she represents Team Great Britain at the Race of Champions in Sweden on 5/6 February. Joining her will be two-time ROC winner and fellow formula-savvy driver-turned-commentator David Coulthard.

Chadwick is the only driver to win a championship in W Series history, claiming the title in 2019 and 2021 (2020 was cancelled due to COVID-19). Driving for Veloce Racing, her 2021 campaign featured four wins including a sweep of the final races at Circuit of the Americas. She is also a member of Williams Racing‘s driver development programme.

While the 2022 ROC will be held on a snow/ice surface in Pite Havsbad, a far cry from Chadwick’s résumé dominated by asphalt, she is certainly no stranger to non-paved racing. She and Veloce also teamed up … Read the rest

Space, the Final Frontier… Is About To Get Its Very Own Film Studio

If you’ve ever looked up at the stars and wondered: ‘Man, I wish there was something floating up there so I could do all those fancy zero gravity stunts that they do in sci-fi movies,’ then we bring you good news. Yes, your dream is about to come to fruition as Space Entertainment Enterprise (S.E.E), the production company spearheading Tom Cruise‘s upcoming still-untitled space flick, is set to take to the stars with its new film studio.

That’s right, S.E.E has officially unveiled plans to build and launch a space station – dubbed SEE-1 – that’ll be tethered to its very own production studio with the aim to embark by Dec. 2024.

Interestingly, the futuristic space studio won’t be the only unique module on the spaceship, as S.E.E also intend to fashion a sports and entertainment arena as well.

As you may’ve already guessed, the cosmic studio will play host … Read the rest

Callum Voisin: “No reason we can’t be up there” in GB3

Callum Voisin became the first confirmed driver for the 2022 GB3 Championship in November, joining inaugural Teams’ Champions Carlin.

The 15-year-old Swiss-British driver took seven wins and four further podiums in Ginetta Junior on the way to sixth in his maiden car racing campaign with R Racing.

Despite a 70-point deduction at Snetterton for a camtiming irregularity, Voisin did enough on the British Touring Car Championship support programme to draw Carlin’s attention and admiration from across the paddock.

That brought an F4 British Championship test with the Farnham outfit in summer, and the rest is history.

The Checkered Flag caught up with Voisin four days after he was announced at Carlin.

“My first race was in France in 2016, in a Rotax Mini Max,” he said.

“There weren’t many people on the grid, but I managed to finish third somehow. I think there were only five or six Read the rest

Best Console Exclusive of 2021

Continuing Twinfinite’s awards season, it’s time to look back and reflect on the highlights from last year. And today, we’re here to celebrate the best console exclusive of 2021.

Voted on by all our staff and editors, these are the best games that were exclusive to a specific console. Indeed, thanks to their exclusivity to just a single platform, these titles tend to have that extra level of polish and je ne sais quoi. So, without further ado, let’s get into it, shall we?

Best Console Exclusive of 2021

Honorable Mention: Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Senior Editor, Alex Gibson: Among the best showcases of next-generation console performance yet, Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart has delivered spectacular visuals and production quality to PS5’s budding library of games. It feels as though every time Insomniac releases a new game in the series we’re declaring “it’s like playing a Pixar … Read the rest

C.J. McLaughlin returns to RSS for 13 races including Daytona

Three years after making his NASCAR Xfinity Series début for RSS Racing, C.J. McLaughlin has rejoined the team on a thirteen-race schedule for 2022. His slate will begin with the season opener at Daytona International Speedway on 19 February. He will drive the #38 Ford Mustang with sponsorship from SciAps, who has supported McLaughlin throughout his career and for whom he currently works as a business development specialist.

“To be at Daytona in my own car with my name on it, I mean, when I was a kid, that was our one vacation a year, to go to Daytona,” said McLaughlin. “Now to be there in my own car with my name over the window, it means everything to me. I love that SciAps is behind this 100 percent.”

Following Daytona, he will race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (5 March), Talladega Superspeedway (23 April), Texas Motor SpeedwayRead the rest

Tales of Luminaria Anime Gets First 10 Minutes in English; Tales of Arise Anime Trailer Gets New Screenshots

Today Bandai Namco Entertainment had a couple of treats to share with fans of Tales of Arise and Tales of Luminaria, especially those who happen to like anime.

First of all, we get to see the first 10 minutes of the Tales of Liminaria Anime titled The Fateful Crossrowad animated by Kamikaze Douga. Unlike the previous video, this one is entirely dubbed in English.

It’ll release on January 20 on Funimation, Crunchyroll, and more.

We also get to see a few screenshots of the anime trailer coming soon for Tales of Arise and animated by Ufotable, shared by Bandai Namco on Twitter.

Tales of Arise is currently available for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, and PC. You can already … Read the rest