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TV series adaptation of 'My Friend Pedro' officially in the works, written and produced by John Wick co-creator

Time to go bananas!

Just last week, we heard rumblings that John Wick co-creator Derek Kolstad was pitching the idea for a TV series adaptation of Devolver Digital's My Friend Pedro. It looks like the pitch was successful, as Legendary Entertainment has acquired the rights for the project to begin production alongside DJ2 Entertainment and 87North Productions. Derek Kolstad will be writing and executive producing the upcoming R-rated dramedy series.

Executive producers also include: 87North's David Leitch (co-director of John Wick) & Kelly McCormick; DJ2's Johnson, Stephan Bugaj & Howard Bliss; and Mike Wilson (co-founder of Devolver Digital).

John Wick creator working on TV show pitches for My Friend Pedro and Bendy and the Ink Machine

That would be bananas!

John Wick creator Derek Kolstad has obviously found massive success with that franchise, with multiple installments, a game adaptation, and more on the way. That success hasn't satisfied him though, as Kolstad is looking to create even more content. That includes some plans for TV show adaptations of games.

In an interview with Comicbook.com, Kolstad opened up about two game-to-TV show pitches he's working on right now.

"I'm going out with a pitch for a television series based on the My Friend Pedro video game, as well as for Bendy and the Ink Machine. I am playing any... It's funny, the reason I'm answering it this way, literally, I have these Post-It notes on my computer of, 'This is what I'm working on today.'"

Blood, bullets and banana insanity now available with physical My Friend Pedro Switch edition

Banana-blasting action

EDISON, NEW JERSEY – Nov. 12, 2019 – Blood, bullets and bananas are slipping and sliding into North American retailers today with the special Nintendo Switch™ physical release of chaotic side-scrolling game My Friend Pedro. Courtesy of retail distributor Nighthawk Interactive, the physical edition is packed with exclusive retail bonuses including an original 11”x17” poster, sticker pack and full game soundtrack. Copies are now available for $29.99 through all major retailers.

From indie developer DeadToast Entertainment and label Devolver Digital, My Friend Pedro is a violent ballet about friendship, imagination, and one man’s struggle to obliterate anyone in his path at the behest of a sentient banana. The strategic use of split aiming, slow motion, and the ol’ stylish window breach create one sensational action sequence after another in an explosive battle through the violent underworld.

Nighthawk Interactive’s Nintendo Switch retail edition of My Friend Pedro includes:

· Retail Exclusive Content – Everyone can go bananas with a specially created 11”x17” poster, sticker pack, reversible cover art and the game’s full, gritty soundtrack in this retail edition.

· Full Throttle Gun Ballet – Players can unleash a graceful torrent of destruction with an incredible level of control over weapons and body. They’ll twist and turn through the air while aiming both hands at priority threats, or line up a perfect bullet ricochet to drop an unsuspecting gangster from behind.

· Mix It Up – To break up the high octane running and gunning, dynamic sequences are introduced to offer new challenges, such as thrilling motorcycle chases and slower paced physics-based puzzles.

· Slow Motion Braggadocio – When the action amps up to a frenzy, players bring it all into focus by shifting into slow motion to calm the nerves and steady the aim.

· Parkour! – While battling through each level, the number of points earned can be increased by incorporating acrobatic flips, wall jumps and rolls into enemy takedowns.

· Race to the Top – A global leaderboard is primed and ready for everyone to rack up points landing hits, kills and elaborate acrobatics.

My Friend Pedro is available at all major retailers including GameStop, Amazon, Best Buy and Target for $29.99. The game is rated M for Mature by the ESRB for Violence, Language, Blood and Gore.

My Friend Pedro physical edition unboxing

Want to get a better look at the retail version of My Friend Pedro, which is going to launch tomorrow? Check out the unboxing video above to see how the package came together.

Pre-orders now available for 'My Friend Pedro: Switch Reserve', releasing January 2020

The game is going physical? That's bananas!

Special Reserve Games today announced that pre-order for My Friend Pedro: Switch Reserve Nintendo Switch console system is now open through December 5th. My Friend Pedro: Switch Reserve is the physical version of the original game and includes numerous special additions and collectible items including a life-sized Pedro squeezable banana! This limited edition of My Friend Pedro can only be purchased via the Special Reserve Games’ website at www.specialreservegames.com for $34.99. The game will ship in January 2020.

Developed by DeadToast Entertainment, My Friend Pedro is a violent ballet about friendship, imagination, and one man’s struggle to obliterate anyone in his path at the behest of a sentient banana. The strategic use of split aiming, slow motion, and the ol’ stylish window breach create one sensational action sequence after another in an explosive battle through the violent underworld. The physical game includes all the applauded features and gameplay as the digital version plus the collectible extras.

My Friend Pedro: Switch Reserve features:

• Exclusive physical Switch cartridge (8GB) that includes all patches and Code Yellow DLC
• Double-sided jacket art/Sequentially numbered
• 32-page instruction booklet
• Sticker sheet
• Collectible product box
• Six action-packed lenticular cards
• ‘Life Size’ Pedro – Squeezable ‘stress banana’

A ‘Switch Single’ version of the game can also be pre-ordered and purchased for $29.99 on the Special Reserve Games’ web site. This version includes the same exclusive physical Switch cartridge (including Code Yellow DLC) plus a double-sided jacket art/sequentially numbered, the instruction booklet and a sheet of stickers.

“My Friend Pedro: Switch Reserve represents everything we hope to publish as it was developed by a single person that had the vision, skills and dedication to deliver a crazy action-filled game. This game reminds players that great gameplay continues to come from the amazing independent developers all around the world,” said Jeff Smith, Creative Director and CEO, Special Reserve Games.

For more information visit www.specialreservegames.com. Special Reserve Games has also partnered exclusively with Nighthawk Interactive to bring the game to retail for the first time. The retail physical version includes an exclusive 11x17 poster, stickers, a bonus reversible cover, and a download code for the game’s official soundtrack. The retail version will be in stores on Nov 12th at retailers Best Buy, GameStop and Amazon.com.

My Friend Pedro's dev shares his excitement for the upcoming physical release

Making it real

Special Reserve Games is putting out a physical version of My Friend Pedro, and DeadToast Entertainment’s Victor Ågren couldn't be happier about it. Victor shared his thoughts on the upcoming release in an interview with Special Reserve, which you can find below.

First off, it’s just cool to have made something that is worth making a physical copy. I am very excited about that. You spend five years sitting and doing something at the computer, and it’s amazing that people enjoy it and so on, but you still can’t really touch anything so it’s strange and unreal. Once I have a physical copy it will be easier to understand a bit more what happened! Maybe I will feel like I’m finally finished working on the game. I still haven’t quite had that feeling. I think it’s going to be really cool.

My Friend Pedro nearing 500k sold

That's bananas!

Looks like Devolver Digital has another hit on their hands. A blog post on the publisher's website confirms that nearly 500k copies have been shifted so far, which is quite the achievement! The game is only available on PC and Switch right now, but we don't have info on what the split is. Either way, it looks like plenty of people were eager to give this off-the-wall game a shot!

My Friend Pedro's free 'Code Yellow' update available today, full game 30% off

Cinematic camera, unlimited slow-mo, and more!

Shockingly chill developer Deadtoast and surprisingly uptight game label Devolver Digital have released the Code Yellow Update for My Friend Pedro on Nintendo Switch and PC! The new free update brings fourteen full throttle game modifiers to the slow motion gun ballet along with much requested features like an in-game timer for speedrunners, hidden HUD option, and more. The Code Yellow Update is ushered in with a 30% off discount on My Friend Pedro on Nintendo Switch and Steam through the weekend so join the nearly half million folks that have gone bananas already.

Key Points

* Free update with new game modifiers like Cinematic Camera, Unlimited Slow Mo, and Adjustable Player Size
* 30% off My Friend Pedro on Nintendo Switch and Steam through the weekend

Mysterious free update coming soon to My Friend Pedro

Blood, bullets, bananas, UPDATES!

A free update is coming to My Friend Pedro, with its contents currently unknown. It's described as both "lil'" and "Insane", so we'll have to wait and see what DeadToast has planned!

My Friend Pedro Headed Full-Throttle Into Retail (Official PR)

A confirmation on last week's leak

EDISON, NEW JERSEY – Sept. 9, 2019 – Beautifully chaotic side-scrolling game My Friend Pedro is bringing blood, bullets and bananas to retail with a special Nintendo Switch™ physical package on Nov. 12, 2019. From indie developer DeadToast Entertainment, label Devolver Digital and retail distributor Nighthawk Interactive, the physical edition is packed with exclusive retail bonuses including an original 11”x17” poster, sticker pack and full game soundtrack. Pre-orders are available for $29.99 through major retailers.

My Friend Pedro is a violent ballet about friendship, imagination, and one man’s struggle to obliterate anyone in his path at the behest of a sentient banana. The strategic use of split aiming, slow motion, and the ol’ stylish window breach create one sensational action sequence after another in an explosive battle through the violent underworld.

Nighthawk Interactive’s Nintendo Switch retail edition of My Friend Pedro includes:

· Retail Exclusive Content – Everyone can go bananas with a specially created 11”x17” poster, sticker pack, reversible cover art and the game’s full, gritty soundtrack in this retail edition.

· Full Throttle Gun Ballet – Players can unleash a graceful torrent of destruction with an incredible level of control over weapons and body. They’ll twist and turn through the air while aiming both hands at priority threats, or line up a perfect bullet ricochet to drop an unsuspecting gangster from behind.

· Mix It Up – To break up the high octane running and gunning, dynamic sequences are introduced to offer new challenges, such as thrilling motorcycle chases and slower paced physics-based puzzles.

· Slow Motion Braggadocio – When the action amps up to a frenzy, players bring it all into focus by shifting into slow motion to calm the nerves and steady the aim.

· Parkour! – While battling through each level, the number of points earned can be increased by incorporating acrobatic flips, wall jumps and rolls into enemy takedowns.

· Race to the Top – A global leaderboard is primed and ready for everyone to rack up points landing hits, kills and elaborate acrobatics.

Developed by DeadToast Entertainment and distributed at retail by Nighthawk Interactive, My Friend Pedro will hit retail stores on Nov. 12, 2019 exclusively for Nintendo Switch. Pre-orders are currently available at GameStop and will be available at all major retailers. The game is rated M for Mature by the ESRB for Violence, Language, Blood and Gore.

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