The latter half of 2022 is upon us, and it’s the part which lots of us have been waiting for. Last night, The Lord of the Rings series, The Rings of Power was released, but not before the Game of Thrones spin-off, House of the Dragon. Both of which created the metaphorical wet dream for fantasy lovers worldwide. But that is not all, along with the aforementioned new HBO and Amazon Prime series’, the run-up to Christmas 2022 will see the release of some fantastic new slot games which can be played online. We are also expecting some more exceptional playing cards from Theory11. Finally, Marvel fans are in for yet another treat with the release of She-Hulk on Disney +.
Here is NerdBot’s look at the top series’ releases for the second half of 2022.
Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power
Dubbed the most expensive TV series ever, The Rings of Power saw its first two episodes released on September 1. At a reported cost of $1 billion, Amazon has risked a lot of money and we hope and pray that The Rings of Power will be a success. We think Amazon has already ticked one box with the Orcs. Unlike in the Hobbit films, the Orcs in the Rings of Power are played by actors in costumes rather than with CGI, which we think is a major plus point and gives us vibes from the original Lord of the Rings films.
At time of writing, we have not yet watched the first episode. Amazon has already announced a second season and there are reports of plans for a minimum of five seasons with all of them already planned out. We also hope that the leading creative heads for the show are able to create some unique and deep villains in the series. Creating heroes is usually easy enough, but to create some depth to a villain, akin to Palpatine in Star Wars, is much trickier. Here’s hoping we see Gandalf at some point, too!
House of the Dragon
Despite the rushed end to Game of Thrones, a lot is expected from House of the Dragon. At time of writing, two episodes have been released, and we think that the show has gotten off to a very solid start, despite the rather questionable decisions of Viserys. The acting is good and so is the production value, and it seems like the season is being used to build a story, which is already more than we got from the final two seasons of Game of Thrones.
There have been some complaints that the CGI dragons do not look great, but, in our opinion, we quite like them. They certainly look fierce and we hope to see some epic battles in the near future. It is certainly easy to tell that House of Dragon is a game of Thrones prequel. There are already signs of betrayal, treachery and scheming and we are only two episodes in. I think at this stage, many fans are okay with the series being a slow burner too. What we do not want is something rushed.
Peaky Blinders Slot Game
Online slot games have quickly become some of the most played games on the internet. Hundreds of these games are released per year in the United Kingdom alone, and many are developed by AAA video game developers utilising state of the art technology. There are several slot machine games which we are excited about and are set for release in 2022.
The game we are most excited for is Peaky Blinders 2. Based on the hit television series which ended earlier this year, The Peaky Blinders 2 slot features all of the main characters including Tommy and Arthur Shelby as well as Alfie Solomons. Despite the season finale, there are still plans for at least one feature length Peaky Blinders film. Although, no date has been set yet. The Peaky Blinders 2 slot will be the second one. A few years ago, the first was released to much delight from both online slots’ fans and Peaky Blinders fans alike. We are expecting big things from the second game. We are hoping for multipliers galore as well as some exciting slot features and a bonus round which really makes us feel like we are in Small Heath, Birmingham. The rumours are that Peaky Blinders two will be a high volatility slot game. For more info on this, read the SlotsHawk expert guide to high variance slot games online. We will update you once Peaky Blinders 2 has been released.
Brand New Avengers and Star Wars Playing Cards
Card games have been around for as long as anyone can remember, yet even in 2022, many of us love collecting sets of cards, especially ones which come with unique designs, themes and patterns. Fresh off the market are the Theory 11 Avengers Green edition and Star Wars Gold edition cards.
The Avengers Green Edition cards feature Spider-Man, Black Panther, Hulk, Thor, Iron Man and many more. The backs of the cards are a beautiful emerald green colour and the faces of the cards are styled around the different Marvel characters. These cards look absolutely fantastic and feel great too. All cards are designed and made in America and can be shipped around the world. The Star Wars Gold Edition cards feature heroes from the light and dark side of the force and include heroes from all nine films.
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law
As one law-based series finishes (better Call Saul) another one opens. Of course, She-Hulk has nothing to do with law and is instead a marvel themed superhero series. This will be the eighth television series in the MCU and follows a lawyer specialising in cases involving superheroes, who, incidentally, also becomes the superhero She-Hulk. This series premiered on August 12 and will last for nine episodes. Episodes are 30 minutes long and provide a nice comic relief.
We do not expect any fireworks from this series, but it is a nice relaxing and enjoyable watch.