NOTE: This is a new future timeline I have decided to create. It has nothing to do with "The New World" in any shape or form. Enjoy!
April - July: The Coronavirus weakens due to its vulnerability to warm and hot climates, especially in areas such as Japan, China and Taiwan. Despite daily life being able to go back to normal in those places, however, the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo is delayed to 2021, as Japan is still waiting for the virus to officially die out.
August 17th - 20th: The Democratic National Convention is held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
August 24th - 27th: The Republican National Convention is held in Jacksonville, Florida.
September 10th: The 10th Fast & Furious Film "Fast X Furious" is delayed until August of 2023.
September 14th: France, Germany and the UK become the last few foreign countries to recover from the CoViD-19 Pandemic. The virus however manages to last in the US for months until a vaccine can be made. Until then, social distancing will have to take place
September 22nd: The First Presidential Debate Between Donald Trump and Joe Biden goes live. The debate however, heavily focused on the issue of healthcare and disease containment, as Biden had accused Trump of handling the pandemic in the United States rather poorly, contrasting it to former President George W. Bush's poor response to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Trump claimed he was doing the best he could, but many people remained unconvinced.
October 2nd: Incumbent New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announces the city's bid to be the host city for the Summer Olympics in 2032.
October 4th: The Second Presidential Debate premieres. This one heavily focuses on gun laws, and the shootings that plague the United States. Biden discusses how he will implement a system similar to the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1993, but would affect all types of firearms, including assault rifles. The NRA was opposed to the idea, but their efforts to have this idea scrapped would cease.
October 12th: Screen Gems, Inc. makes a surprise announcement that they will be entering the video game industry, with the establishment of a new studio known as "Screen Gems Interactive". They also have announced that the games they will develop/publish will not be named or shown until E3 2021.
October 16th: After months of delays and testing, A vaccine for the Coronavirus is finally created, making it easier to eradicate any form of the virus that may ever appear. However, samples of the virus will be kept in science labs for studies and research for any virus-killing medicine.
October 25th: The Third and Final Presidential Debate is live. This one heavily focuses on other issues in America, such as the War on Drugs, the War on Terror, LGBTQ+ Rights, etc.
November 3rd: The 2020 United States Presidential Election. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence lose to Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris in the elections. As a result, celebrations occur in the blue states across the country, despite the order issued to stay at home due to the virus. Cities such as New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, Cincinnati, and many others have parades of celebration of Trump's defeat, while in the states that voted red, riots erupt in Cities such as Dallas, Miami, New Orleans, Charlotte, Austin, Houston, Nashville, Charleston, Atlanta, and many others, protesting Biden due to the controversies that surrounded him.
November 4th: California Congresswoman Maxine Waters makes a controversial tweet regarding the election results, stating "Had Trump won again, I swear to god someone would've assassinated him!" She was criticized for the joke, and apologized for the inconvenience in a later tweet.
November 4th - November 12th: Celebrations in the Blue States; Riots in the Red. Sadly, even small cities such as Wildwood, NJ aren't safe from the protests against President-Elect Biden. The plans to rebuild the Wildwood Boardwalk's "Dracula's Castle", which had been destroyed in a fire in 2002, are even halted due to the protests.
On the 7th, the last few people infected with CoViD-19 fully recover after being vaccinated, and the CDC declare the the Pandemic is over.
November 20th: The Xbox Series X is Released. Launch Titles Include:
- Madden 21: Another installment in the Madden Football Video Game Franchise.
- Halo Infinite: The 6th installment to the Halo franchise.
- Guitar Hero Encore!: A follow up to 2015's "Guitar Hero Live".
November 27th: Rockstar Announces New Games. Despite the departure of Dan Houser back in March, Rockstar had went on to continue making games, and even preserve his legacy in the video game industry. The games announced are:
- Grand Theft Auto VI: The 6th main installment of the Grand Theft Auto franchise, as well as the first since 2013's Grand Theft Auto 5. The game is set in Carcer City, which is a mix of mostly cities of the Northwestern United States, such as Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee, and Cleveland.
- Chicago Noire: A Sequel to 2011's LA Noire, the game is set in Chicago in the year 1954, 7 years after the events of the first game. The story follows Jack Kelso, who had moved to Chicago after being transferred from the DA's investigator in Los Angeles to Chicago's Private Investigator Agency.
- Bully 2: Set in the fictional town of Tigerlands, NJ (95 Miles south of New York City [Or Liberty City depending if Bully is set in the same Universe as GTA]), a boy named Gordon Horatio is sent to Tigerlands Private High School to improve on his graves. However, much to Gordon's dismay, it turns out to be the worst school in the State of New Jersey, given its reputation.
December 8th: PlayStation 5 is Released. Launch Titles include:
- Madden 21: Another installment in the Madden Football Video Game Franchise.
- Guitar Hero Encore!: A follow up to 2015's "Guitar Hero Live".
- School Girl/Zombie Hunter 2: A Sequel to 2017's "School Girl/Zombie Hunter". Due to Sony's censorship policies, the fan-service is lowered down, leaving some fans disappointed.
- Marvel vs. DC: A comic book superhero video game loosely based on the 1996 Comic book mini-series of the same name.
- Just Dance 2021: The 12th installment of the Just Dance series by Ubisoft. Also released on the Wii, Wii U, Switch, Stadia, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PlayStation 4.
December 16th: After almost 7 years since the second season had ended, Anime studio Eight Bit finally announces Infinite Stratos 3. The 3rd season of the Mecha Harem anime is expected to run for 15 episodes and is scheduled to begin airing in late January of 2022.
December 21st: Times Magazine declares 2020 as "Annus Horribilis" in a special issue.
December 27th: During a press conference in London with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Incumbent US President Donald Trump dodges shoes thrown at him by a failed grade school teacher named Harry Quentin, aged 32. Quentin is later taken away by the Secret Service and City of London Police officers.
|“||You're not welcome in this country, you ignorant w*nker!||”|
–Quentin, when he threw his shoes at Trump.
January 3rd: The 117th United States Congress Begins.
January 12th: Mark Zuckerberg announces his resignation from being CEO of Facebook, as he plans to run for Senator of California in the 2022 Mid-term elections. CTO Mike Schroepfer takes over as CEO.
January 18th: President Donald Trump delivers his farewell address, hoping for the republican party to one day make a comeback.
January 20th: On a mildly snowy, yet very windy day, Joe Biden is inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States, with Kamala Harris as his Vice President. Former Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, and Jimmy Carter attend the event, whereas Donald Trump goes to Florida to move into his new residence at the Mar-a-Lago mansion, where he plans to retire. First Lady Melania and their nearly 15-year-old son Barron attend the event. Former Vice Presidents Dick Cheney, Al Gore, and Dan Quayle attend the event as well. Walter Mondale however could not attend the inauguration because he was hospitalized due to his faltering health.
January 27th: After years of postponing and delay, the Trials of the 9/11 plotters begins in the Courtroom of the controversial Guantanamo Bay Prison.
February 7th: After making a tough decision on weather or not to go on without Chester Bennington, Mike Shinoda announces on Twitter that Linkin Park would be disbanded. Fans of LP are heartbroken by the news of the band's dissolution. Mike however, later Tweets that someday he will pick up the remains of LP and one day start a new band, similar to LP, but with a "much newer style of both rock and rap", similar as to how Dave Grohl formed the Foo Fighters following the disbanding of Nirvana following Kurt Cobain's suicide in 1994.
February 14th: Kirsten Gillibrand becomes the 71st Secretary of State.
February 18th: Spain's capital city Madrid announces its bid for the 2032 Summer Olympics, while Denver announces its bid for the 2034 Winter Olympics.
February 25th: Shortly after he had just taken office, President Joe Biden signs into law the Lennon & Grimmie Act of 2021, which allowed more strict background checks when purchasing firearms. The bill was named after John Lennon and Christina Grimmie, both of which were musical stars who died of gunshot wounds in 1980 and 2016, respectively.
March 8th: The Venezuelan Civil War Begins. After years of protests and revolts against the government under Nicolas Maduro, the country erupts into civil war. The western side of the country secedes, dividing the country into two. The City of Maracaibo becomes West Venezuela's Capital city, while Caracas remains the Capital of the east.
March 13th: Netflix announces it will produce a disaster film set primarily in New York City, known as "Subway". The movie is an American Remake of the 2013 Russian disaster film "Metro", and is to be directed by Roland Emmerich. The movie is planned to be released on Netflix in 2022.
March 21st: As he was making a speech at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is almost assassinated when a mentally disturbed 31-Year-Old unemployed male by the name of Thomas Edmound rushes up the stage, wielding an unlicensed FN Browning Hi-Power patented with plastic and bamboo. As he pulls the trigger however, the gun misfires, and the failed assassin is wrestled to the ground by Trudeau's bodyguards.
After Edmound is brought into questioning, he states that he attempted to assassinate Trudeau in order to impress Pop diva Ariana Grande, whom he had an obsession with for nearly 7 years since the release of her album "My Everything" in 2014. Grande tweeted that she was shocked and saddened that a fan of hers would take a step too far by assassinating a world leader such as Trudeau, and that she does not condone violence, especially with Edmound's behavior. Former US President Donald Trump meanwhile tweeted about the incident describing Edmound as a "John Hinckley wannabe", and how he was simply just another example of CWS (Celebrity Worship Syndrome).
Edmound would eventually be found not guilty by reason of insanity and be sent to the Douglas Mental Health University Institute where he would spend 36 years of his life until his release on August 5th, 2057, 2 days after his 68th birthday.
March 29th: Eon Productions says it might have to delay production of the next James Bond Film "Scorpious", as one of the scenes is to be set in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. This is due to potential fears that the Venezuelan Civil War might spread into the country. Thankfully, this never happens, and the Production eventually resumes. It will be the first 007 film to star Michael Fassbender as James Bond, following Daniel Craig's departure from the franchise. The film's release is set for October 5th, 2022, which would mark the 60th anniversary of the original British release of the first James Bond film, "Dr. No", in 1962.
April 4th: Kyoto Animation announces they will be doing an anime adaptation of the popular manga "Komi Can't Communicate". Aniplex USA announces it will be responsible for its distribution in America for both the Subbed and Dubbed versions, and the Anime will be scheduled to begin airing in September of 2022.
April 11th: American actress and comedian Betty White dies at the age of 99. The actress had starred in many TV shows such as "Life With Elizabeth" and "The Odd Couple". Her funeral is held 6 days after her death, on April 17th.
April 15th: Rockstar releases images of Grand Theft Auto VI during development.
April 20th: A PATH train crashes into a bumper at 33rd Street Station in New York City, killing 1 person and injuring 12. The crash happened due to the Train Operator, 29-Year-Old Joseph Gregory, being distracted by the radio about an incident at 9th Street Station, which the driver had just departed almost a minute ago. Eyewitnesses reported that the train had passed 14th and 23rd Streets without stopping, further supporting there being a possibility that the Train Operator was distracted. As a result, Gregory was suspended from his duty as a Train Operator which had lasted only 2 years without incident and was later sentenced to 5 years of community service. He would still be able to drive the train, but would have to take extreme precaution until the implementation of PTC (Positive Train Control).
April 28th: During the Venezuelan Civil War, a statue of the Country's previous leader, Hugo Chavez (Who died in 2013) is toppled down by soldiers of Guaido's army after capturing the Island of Margarita, with the help of support from the US and Colombia.
May 3rd: Former White House Chief of Staff James Baker passes away at the age of 91.
May 10th: The Czech Republic's capital city of Prague announces their bid for the 2030 Winter Olympics, while Seattle announces their bid for the 2032 Summer Olympics.
May 16th: HBO announces a New Mini-series named "Stargirl", based on Jerry Spinelli's 2000 book of the same name. The series is expected to run for 20 episodes and is scheduled to air in December 2021.
May 21st: John Wick: Chapter 4 is released in theaters. It is the 4th Installment of the John Wick Franchise starring Keanu Reeves.
May 22nd: After years of speculation and delay, The 4th installment of the "Chronicles of Narnia" franchise, "The Silver Chair", finally begins production. The film is set to be released around November 2023.
May 28th: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures releases the long-anticipated "Cruella", based on the villain from 101 Dalmatians, "Cruella de Vil".
June 8th - 10th: E3 2021 is held at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The games featured are as follows:
Nintendo mostly featured a series of games made under their development, and most of the games were sequels to past games.
- Super Mario Odyssey 2: A sequel to the 2017 Mario game of the same name, set to be released on March 12th, 2022.
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild II: A sequel to the 2017 Zelda game of the same name, Set to be released on June 21st, 2022.
- Bayonetta 3: The 3rd installment to the Bayonetta Franchise, with a release date planned for sometime between January or March 2023.
- Nintendo Land Switch: A follow up to "Nintendo Land", which was released originally released on the Wii U in 2012. This game is set for release on October 27th, 2021.
- Mario Kart: Double Dash 2: The 9th Main Installment to the Mario Kart franchise, as well as the first Double Dash game since 2003. To be released on November 12th, 2021.
- Mario & Sonic at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics: The 7th installment to the Mario & Sonic at the Olympics franchise, set for release on November 27th, 2021.
Sony was unable to disappoint, as it featured many games from Rockstar, Ubisoft, EA, and even the newly founded Screen Gems Interactive.
- Zoolander: The Game: Based on the 2001 Ben Stiller film Zoolander, developed by Screen Gems Interactive, set to be released on September 28th, 2022, which would mark the film's 21st anniversary.
- Battlefield VI: The 15th installment in EA's Battlefield Franchise, set for release on October 12th, 2022.
- Grand Theft Auto VI: The long-awaited installment to Rockstar Games' beloved yet controversial franchise, Grand Theft Auto VI is set to be released on April 12th, 2023.
- The Crew 3: The 3rd installment of Ubisoft's Open world driving franchise, the game is set for release on Valentines day, February 14th, 2022.
- Project P: A project in the works by Screen Gems Interactive, Square Enix, and Compile Heart, not much is known about this game for the time being, other than it originally being the Playable Teaser for the cancelled Silent Hills, from 2014. The game was acquired by both Screen Gems Interactive and Square Enix, with Compile Heart being the developers of the game. Not buying the original Silent Hill intellectual property, the game was renamed to "Project P", with the official title to be announced soon. The release date is to be scheduled between September 2023 or April 2024. Not only will the game be released on the PlayStation 5, but will also be released on the Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, Google Stadia and PC/Mac.
Just about the same as the Sony.
June 27th: US President Biden, French President Macron, British PM Johnson, German Chancellor Merkel, and many other world leaders participate in the G20 Summit at the Newly built Amedo Guillet Convention Center in Bari, Italy, with Italian PM Giuseppe Conte as the host.
June 29th: UEFA Euro 2021 Begins. Having been postponed due to the Coronavirus outbreak last year, the games finally begin, and without incident.
July 2nd: Repairs of London's Big Ben finally finish up. The iconic clock tower which had stood in the British Capital for over 160 years, however, does not ring again until the following day.
July 4th: America celebrates the 245th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence's signing.
July 9th: The long-awaited 5th Installment to the Indiana Jones Film Franchise premieres in theaters, titled "Indiana Jones and the Mysterious Shrine of Secrets".
July 10th: US President Joe Biden orders the withdrawal of soldiers from Iraq, Syria and other parts of the Middle east, unofficially ending the War on Terror. France, Britain and other countries still keep their troops in the Middle east until further notice.
July 13th: After a long trial, disgraced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is found guilty of bribery, fraud and mistrust. He is later removed from office following his conviction, making Yuli Edelstein, speaker of the Knesset, the acting PM.
July 15th: Terrorist plot foiled. A terrorist plot to bomb the Tokyo Tower during the Olympic Games is foiled by the Tokyo Metropolitan Police. The suspect was a Japanese anarchist from Nagoya, named Ichirou Nakamura, who claimed he wanted to blow up the tower in revenge for losing his job as a worker at a post office after it had gone out of business, suspecting it was because of the funding that had gone into the Olympics.
July 17th: Acela Express Train 2168 derails and crashes at New London Union Station, killing 12 people including the train operator and injuring 104. The cause of the crash was most likely due to the Train Operator, 47-Year-Old Peter Samuel, having sleep apnea. It is the first major accident to ever occur in the Acela's 20-year history.
July 22nd: NASA and SpaceX Astronauts begin their mission to become the first men on Mars. The event is broadcast around the world.
July 23rd: The 2021 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan are opened by Emperor Naruhito. Like Euro, The Olympics were postponed to 2021 due to the 2019-2020 Coronavirus Outbreak.
July 28th: Boston announces its bid for the 2032 Summer Olympics.
July 29th: The Euro 2021 Championship ends, with a victory for Germany.
August 2nd: Former Vice President Walter Mondale dies of pneumonia at age 93.
August 7th: The funeral for Walter Mondale is later held at the National Cathedral in Washington DC, with President Joe Biden and VP Kamala Harris being present, as well as former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Donald Trump, Jimmy Carter, and Bill Clinton. Former VP's Mike Pence, Dick Cheney, Al Gore and Dan Quayle attend the funeral as well. In Carter's eulogy, he states that not only was Mondale his Vice President, but his best friend as well.
August 8th: The Closing of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.
August 13th: A prison transport convoy travelling from the United States Penitentiary, Coleman in Florida to the newly built Carl Sanders Memorial Correctional Facility in Atlanta, Georgia, is ambushed on the I-75 N in Tifton, Georgia, by a crew of men associated with the infamous MS-13 gang, disguised as Emergency First-Responders, taking 8 police officers hostage. The notable prisoners on board the buses were:
- Jorge Lewis: A failed Bank Robber who acted alone in attempting to rob a Bank of America bank in Miami on October 21st, 2020, but was ultimately subdued by security and was quickly arrested and charged with attempted robbery, and owning an unlicensed Smith & Wesson Model 500 Magnum Revolver. He was sent to the USP to await trial.
- Amine El Khalifi: A failed terrorist who plotted to bomb the United States Capitol in 2011.
- Larry Nassar: A former USA Gymnastics doctor who was convicted of sexually assaulting minors, and sexually abusing over 135-160 Gymnastic athletes.
The attack happened at around 12:41 PM, when a secretly-placed bomb destroyed the West 8th Street Overpass, blocking the way of the convoy. The attack resulted in the deaths of 3 of the officers held hostage, and 1 of the prisoners. The one prisoner that was killed was Nassar, as one of the attackers had shot him in the testicles with a SPAS-12 shotgun, and hanged him from a sign that read "Tifton A B A C", with a rescue cable, violently detached from one of the Firetrucks. The attackers had fled the scene immediately after the incident with Nassar, and the 17 other inmates including Lewis and El Khalifi had escaped, and would be on the run from authorities for quite some time. The attackers had also left Nassar struggling on the hanging cable. He lasted for only 1 minute and a half, before the cable tightened further enough to snap his neck in the process. His body was discovered by the Tifton Police after arriving at the scene 2 minutes later, and he was pronounced dead by paramedics after being taken down.
The news of Nassar's death in the ambush was spread around social media, with some celebrating his death, while others were in shock and disbelief, and unrelenting anger. Those that celebrated his death believed he should've received the death penalty, despite the state of Michigan not using it. The attack happened just 3 days shy of what would've been Nassar's 58th birthday, on August 16th. A week after the attack on August 20th, Nassar's body was taken out of the morgue to be cremated. His ashes were eventually dumped into the Gulf of Mexico.
August 16th: Pop Singer Ed Sheeran releases his 5th studio album "30". The album title is a reference to his 30th birthday, which took place months earlier in February.
August 23rd: Melbourne, Belfast, Hamburg and Buenos Aires announce their bids for the 2036 Summer Olympics.
August 29th: US President Joe Biden and German Chancellor Angela Merkel host a Summit in Vienna, Austria. This would be Merkel's last summit with a US President, as she plans to retire from being Chancellor of Germany in October.
September 5th: A magnitude 7.8 earthquake hits San Francisco, causing heavy damage to the city. 88 people are killed, and 8,231 are injured in the disaster. As a result, Muni Metro Service was disrupted as sections of the Twin Peaks tunnel are left terribly damaged by the earthquake. BART Service however, remained unscathed and was still able to run normal service. Pop singer Rihanna was to have held a concert in SF at the Levi's Stadium on the 14th of September, but had postponed it to the 28th due to the earthquake. The earthquake has been San Francisco's most devastating since the Loma Prieta Earthquake in 1989.
September 10th: After a 9-month long trial, the 5 men who had been accused of plotting the 9/11 attacks are found guilty for 2,977 counts of murder, conspiracy to destroy 3 structures, (The World Trade Center, The Pentagon, and either the White House or the United States Capitol Building), illegal hijacking of 4 commercial airline jets, and other high crimes against the United States to start a war. All 5 men are sentenced to death by hanging. This happens just one day before the 20th anniversary of the attacks.
September 11th: The 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in 2001. A memorial service is held for the 2,977 innocent men, women, and children whose lives were lost in the worst attack to ever take place on American soil since Pearl Harbor in 1941.
President Joe Biden gives a speech at the 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center in New York City, honoring the firefighters and police officers who sacrificed their lives to save those who were trapped in the burning Twin Towers before they collapsed, and how America had come a long way with the challenges it had faced since its creation in 1776. Former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush attend the service as well, giving out speeches where they read verses from the bible. Former First Ladies Michelle Obama and Laura Bush also attend.
Vice President Kamala Harris makes a speech at the Pentagon Memorial in Washington, D.C. honoring those who had lost their lives there, and the soldiers who gave their lives to combat terrorist forces such as Al-Qaeda and ISIS. Former Vice Presidents Mike Pence and Dick Cheney attend as well.
Secretary of State Kirsten Gillibrand gives a speech at the Flight 93 Memorial, in Pennsylvania honoring the passengers who sacrificed their lives to stop the plane from reaching its target which was either the White House or the US Capitol Building.
Later in the day, the USA pulls its last few troops out of the middle east, marking the beginning of the end of the War on Terror. Other countries, such as France, Germany, the UK, and many others, have yet to pull their troops out.
At Night, in New York City, Tribute in Light is displayed blending into different colors, and a Video dedicated to the victims of 9/11 is projected on the Empire State Building, ending with the words, "WE WILL NEVER FORGET. 9/11, 20 YEARS ON".
September 12th: Screen Gems Interactive releases a new Teaser for the mysterious "Project P" on YouTube. The teaser shows a view of the world's cities in the year 2023, then it rewinds back to what it looked like back in the year 1914. It then cuts to a scene that depicts the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, but a mysterious figure forms out of the crowds and fades out quickly, as an illusion. Just after it shows the shot of the assassin, Gavrilo Princip, grabbing his gun and pulling the trigger against the Archduke and his wife, it then cuts to the following world events that happened in the 20th Century, and even the 21st, such as World War 1, The 1929 Stock Market Crash, the rise of fascist European dictators such as Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini, World War 2, and much more. The teaser then ends with the words "Coming soon...."
|“||The world we live in is unique. It is a world of advancement. A world of elites. And a world of controversy. But how did it become this way? Why did our world change so fast? Well, what if I told you... it was the work of a shadowy figure? If you're interested to find out... well, I can tell you the story... The story of a world beyond ours...||”|
–Narration of the teaser trailer.
September 14th: Queen Elizabeth II passes away in her sleep at the age of 95 in Buckingham Palace. The queen had been on the throne since the death of her father, King George VI, in 1952. Her 69-Year reign had seen 14 US Presidents, 14 British PM's, 17 FIFA World Cups (25 counting the Women's World Cup), and 36 Olympic Games (Both Summer and Winter, not counting the Youth games).
Edward Young, the Private Secretary of the Queen, calls Prime Minister Boris Johnson to inform him that "London Bridge is Down", setting Operation London Bridge into motion. After members of the British Commonwealth are informed, the news slowly breaks out about the queen's death, starting in the UK, with BBC news, then ITV, and eventually the entire world.
Prince Charles of Wales becomes King Charles III following her mother's death, making him the oldest person to have ever assumed the throne. Having waited for most of his life to become the king of the commonwealth, he takes a tour of the country the following day.
September 23rd: The funeral of Queen Elizabeth II takes place in London. A vast majority of World Leaders as well as many former ones gather for the funeral. US President Joe Biden, Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, British PM Boris Johnson, Australian PM Scott Morrison, and newly-crowned King Charles III meet up after the funeral and discuss the UK's potential future.
September 29th: Construction begins on Phase 2 of New York City's Second Avenue Subway. It is scheduled to be completed by the Summer of 2027.
October 1st: As the Venezuelan Civil War goes on, a huge battle takes place in the city of Barquisimeto. Many of the city's residents are evacuated, and Jacinto Lara International, the city's airport, is used as an aid station for wounded troops from Guaido's army. Thousands of lives would be lost during this bloody battle.
October 5th: United States President Biden undergoes surgery, invoking the 25th Amendment. Vice President Kamala Harris becomes acting president from 10:27 AM to 12:14 PM. After that, Biden returns to the oval office, resuming his duties as President. This was the first time this has happened since 2002 and 2007, respectively, when President George W. Bush underwent colonoscopy, leaving Dick Cheney in charge for a very brief period of time.
October 7th: R&B singer R. Kelly is found dead in his cell in the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago. A year after his conviction in October 2020 for 12 out of 18 counts (i. e, Sexual assault, kidnapping, forced labor, etc.), in which he was sentenced to 37-50 years in prison. His death is confirmed as a suicide by hanging by the Chicago Police Department, as a suicide note is found.
|“||I have been put in jail for the things I have been falsely accused of. I have done nothing wrong, but it was not like the f*cking "justice system" even gave a damn. This is all because they simply didn't like me. I have been betrayed and stabbed in the back, like I was some kind of joke in their life. If this is what they wanted, then this is what they're getting. They have murdered yours truly, R. Kelly! #MeToo has murdered R. Kelly, and they should never be allowed to exist again!||”|
–R Kelly's Terrible, horrible, no good, very bad suicide note.
Many people criticized the Chicago PD for not doing enough to prevent the disgraced R&B singer, contrasting it to when Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide in the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York. R. Kelly had been on suicide watch for 2 months during his short-lived time in prison months before, but the Chicago Police had unfortunately made the same mistake the NYPD did after taking Epstein off of suicide watch before his death 2 years prior.
Just like after Epstein's death, conspiracy theories eventually came out as a result of the incident, which would later turn into a meme. The conspiracy theories argued that the suicide note was fake, and that "R. Kelly didn't kill himself", or even be combined with the theories surrounding Epstein's death in 2019, saying "Robby and Jeffrey didn't kill themselves", or words similar. It would be considered to be a repeat of the memes from 2019, but would still be used as the months would go by.
October 9th: House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi announces she will not run for re-election in the 2022 Midterm elections, as she plans to retire from politics and spend the rest of her life at home in San Francisco.
October 11th: Following the death and funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, the UK anthem "God Save The Queen", is changed to "God Save The King".
October 14th: A teaser for HBO's "Stargirl" is released.
October 15th: A teaser for Season 3 of Infinite Stratos is posted on YouTube by Anime Distributor Sentai Filmworks.
October 17th: Utah State Senator Mitt Romney announces he will run for Speaker of the House of Representatives in the 2022 midterm elections.
October 19th: Governor of California Gavin Newsom Announces he will run for President of the United States in the 2024 election.
October 21st: Despite having been the State of New York's representative for only 2 years, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announces that she is off to the races again, running for New York Senator in the 2022 Midterm Elections.
October 22nd: 2021 Japanese Federal Elections. Yukio Edano wins the election for Prime Minister of Japan, defeating the incumbent, Shinzo Abe.
October 24th: 2021 German Federal Elections. Norbert Walter-Borjans wins the Chancellorship in the election, defeating Markus Soeder.
October 27th: Angela Merkel Resigns from her position as Chancellor, congratulating Borjans for the victory. Borjans becomes the new German Chancellor the following day.
October 28th: Nintendo Land Switch is released on the Nintendo Switch, a day later than it was intended to.
October 31st: The Halloween Truce. On Halloween night during the Venezuelan Civil War, both sides call for a 2-month long ceasefire in the El Caura Jungle. The Month of October had ended as the most eventful month of 2021, giving it the nickname "Event-ober '21".
November 2nd: New York City Mayoral Election. Because Bill de Blasio is ineligible to run for a 3rd term as Mayor, the choice was between both Democrat Andrew Yang, a former 2020 Presidential Candidate, and Republican Joe Lhota, Former Chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA for short). Yang is able to defeat Lhota with a Landslide Victory. Lhota congratulated Yang for the victory the following day.
November 9th: Disgraced Doctor Robert Hadden is shot and killed by a disgruntled Pawn Shop owner named Ralph Murddock, aged 28, while on his way to his trial. The Doctor had been accused of sexually assaulting dozens of women, including Andrew Yang's wife, Evelyn. Ralph later claimed that he did it because he was upset that Hadden had been able to get away with his sex crimes and that the NYPD acted like sitting ducks and did nothing about it.
Hadden's accusers were furious with with Murddock, especially Andrew Yang and his wife. He later made a tweet addressing his anger and disappointment with the Justice Department's failure to protect Hadden.
|“||I celebrate my victory in the election, and then this happens. Evelyn and I are angry that Hadden had been unlawfully gunned down by someone yesterday while he was on his way to his trial, simply because the NYPD was taking too long for him to be arrested. Now he'll never be able to go to jail for what he had done. This is the worst thing that has ever happened to me and my wife, and the worst thing to happen in the #MeToo Movement's short history since the death of Jeffrey Epstein.||”|
–Mayor-elect Andrew Yang on the assassination of Robert Hadden
November 11th: The extension of the Northern Line to Battersea Power Station opens on the London Underground. Originally scheduled to be opened on the 18th of September, the opening was delayed to Remembrance Day due to the Queen's death and funeral. It was the first time the London Underground had expanded under the reign of King Charles III, as well as the first since 2008, when the Piccadilly Line was extended to Heathrow Terminal 5.
November 12th: Mario Kart: Double Dash 2 is released on the Nintendo Switch.
November 14th: Queen Elizabeth II's husband, Prince Philip of Edinburgh, passes away at the age of 100 in his retirement home just outside of London. He had been married to the late queen since 1947 until her death earlier in September. Operation Fourth Bridge goes into effect as a result. After his funeral one week later, he is buried next to his wife, Queen Elizabeth II.
November 16th: Shinzo Abe resigns from his position as Prime Minister of Japan, letting Yukio Edano take his place.
November 19th: Former US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, announces she will run in the 2024 Presidential Election.
November 27th: Mario & Sonic at the Beijing 2022 Winter Games is released.
November 28th: Canadian singer Justin Bieber dies in a car crash after performing at the CenturyLink Field Stadium in Seattle, Washington. His driver, 57-year old Arnold Porter, was driving under the influence of alcohol, and had accidentally drove into the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel, mistaking it for State Route 99.
According to Bieber's longtime manager and fellow passenger Scooter Braun, when he and Bieber noticed that the tunnel they are headed into is only reserved for Light Rail trains (Bus service in the tunnel ceased in 2019), they tried to tell the driver to stop and reverse the car, but to no avail. The driver had been ignoring them, easily convinced that he was going the right route, when in reality, he was driving down a restricted area.
As the car had approached Westlake Station, it was too late. At 12:34 AM, the car had crashed into an arriving Link Light Rail train, killing Justin Bieber and his driver, and injuring Braun in the process. After paramedics raced to the scene, Bieber was rushed to the Harborview Medical Center, where he died of his injuries almost an hour later, at around 1:27 AM.
His death was met with shock and sadness around the world. Even those who had hated him dating back to the start of his career felt that his death was a tragedy.
What was real unfortunate, however, was that 2021 marked Justin Bieber's 27th Birthday. Because of this, he had become a member of the infamous 27 Club, which consisted of celebrities who had tragically passed away at the young age of 27, such as Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, Amy Whinehouse, and many others.
His memorial service is held on December 2nd, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, attended by celebrity singers such as Ariana Grande, Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, Adam Levine, Nicki Minaj, Cardi B, Usher, Mariah Carey, Hilary Duff, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Lady Gaga, Billie Eilish, and various others. Even former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle attend the service. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had attended his funeral as well, making a eulogy speech on him.
December 4th: The execution of the 5 men who plotted 9/11 takes place at the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center. The first to be hanged is Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, then Ramzi Binalshibh goes next, and the last is Mustafa Ahmed al-Hawsawi. A video of one of the plotters being hanged from the gallows is leaked on YouTube but is later deleted.
December 7th: The 80th Anniversary of the Pearl Harbor Bombings in 1941 takes place at the USS Arizona Memorial. President Joe Biden attends the memorial service with Vice President Kamala Harris.
December 10th: Washington, D.C.'s Height of Buildings Act of 1910 is repealed by the 117th United States Congress, allowing skyscrapers to be built in the American Capital City.
December 12th: HBO's "Stargirl" begins airing.
December 17th: Construction on 2 World Trade Center is halfway complete, reaching 670 feet tall. The missing puzzle piece of the new WTC complex had been on hold for until 2020 when construction resumed without any tenants.
December 26th: Screen Gems Interactive releases a second teaser for the untitled "Project P". The teaser happens to be pretty controversial however, as it depicts a scene of a presidential assassination.
The Teaser starts off with what looks to be President George W. Bush greeting people outside a hotel, with "Hail to the Chief" playing in the background. However, the music's pitch begins to lower when the camera pans to a skyscraper opposite of the street the hotel is at. When it cuts to a sniper rifle being aimed at Bush, with the user just about to pull the trigger, the music then blares into a terrifying high-pitched tune played by violins. As it cuts back to Bush, who is just about to go back into the presidential limousine, the music stops. Suddenly, just after Bush is shot, an Inception-like horn is played, and the unofficial title is shown: "P.H.". After which, the horn dies down, and the game's release date is shown, as April 20th, 2024.
The teaser, as stated before, generated controversy, as many politicians, both Democratic and Republican, stated it was in bad taste, and absolutely offensive that it would depict such an event. Secretary of State Kirsten Gillibrand even told CNN and MSNBC that "it was just sickening. Absolutely horrible, that a game would profit from such a scenario that didn't even happen, especially when Bush was still president.".
Screen Gems Interactive, however, cleared up the controversy with a tweet from an employee.
|“||We do not profit from making up events such as what was seen in the teaser. We at Screen Gems Interactive are not political. Although the game we are making may have real politicians, everything about their lives however have been changed to separate them from their real life counterparts. The scene of Bush's assassination is, of course, fictional, and is a reference to the Docudrama thriller "Death of a President", released back in 2006. All we can say is that the politics in the world of PH is slightly different from the real world, and should only bare small resemblance.||”|
–Screen Gems Interactive's response to the controversy.
"Death of a President" was a 2006 film documenting the mystery surrounding the fictional assassination of George W. Bush on October 19th, 2007. It was possible that Screen Gems Interactive was intending to add it into the game's timeline, thus setting it in a slightly alternate universe.
January 1st: Andrew Yang is inaugurated as Mayor of New York City, with Al Sharpton as Deputy Mayor.
January 3rd: The NASA and SpaceX astronauts return safely from their journey to Mars. President Joe Biden meets up with the astronauts, congratulating them for their bravery, combating every danger and obstacle that they had faced.
January 6th: Netflix postpones the release date of the movie "Subway" to March 2023 due to an accident on set while filming.
January 10th: Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein suffers a heart attack in the Rikers Island Prison Facility, having only served nearly 2 years in prison. The 69-year old sex offender who was originally diagnosed with high blood pressure back in March of 2020 shortly after his sentence was given, is now rushed to a nearby hospital ward on the island, where he underwent heart surgery. Although he managed to recover, he would eventually go through more health-related episodes during his prison sentence.
January 16th: A trailer for the new 007 Film "Scorpious" makes a debut in Cinemas.
January 24th: Season 3 of Infinite Stratos debuts in Japan. The dubbed version is to be done later in the year.
January 25th: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi undergoes surgery. Therefore, President Joe Biden postpones his first State Of The Union Address from January 28th to February 7th, while Pelosi recovers.
January 31st: During the Venezuelan Civil War, Maduro's best general, Vladimir Padrino Lopez, is killed by friendly fire. This proves to be an unfortunate setback for Maduro, as one of Guaido's armies Lopez's troops were fighting had suddenly overpowered them as a result, allowing them to get much closer to the capital city of Caracas.
February 2nd: Guaido's armies had overtaken the El Caura Jungle in the Civil War in Venezuela. Meanwhile, Maduro had hid in an underground bunker in Caracas for the last couple of weeks. He knows that if Guaido's military were to finally reach the Venezuelan Capital, all hope would be lost. He flees to Cuba so he could try and continue the fight from there.
February 4th: The 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing are opened by Chinese President Xi Jinping.
February 7th: The 2022 State Of The Union Address. 2 days after Pelosi recovered from surgery, President Joe Biden makes his first State Of The Union Address. In it, he addresses how well the economy is doing, and the country's efforts to help Guaido achieve victory in the Venezuelan Civil War. He also addresses how gun violence had been reduced by 75% after passing the Lennon & Grimmie Bill last year.
February 10th: Construction begins on the Barack Obama Presidential Center in Chicago, Illinois. It is scheduled to be completed in November 2024.
February 12th: Tulsi Gabbard becomes the 28th Secretary of Defense, which had been an oddly appropriate choice by Biden, considering she had been a combatant in Hawaii's National Guard.
February 14th: The Crew 3 is released on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.
February 20th: The 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing close, after which, President Xi Jinping announces the bid for Wuxi, China to be the host city for the 2036 Summer Olympics.
February 27th: New York City wins the bid for the host city of the 2032 Summer Olympic Games. For preparation, the Rikers Island Prison Facility is scheduled to be demolished in 2025 to make way for the New Olympic Neighborhood, which will not only include a new Olympic Stadium, but will also have a new Olympic Village and a New Shopping Mall as well. An extension of both the N and W lines is also to be built. Rikers Island will even be renamed to "Island of Olympia".
March 4th: A third teaser trailer for Screen Gems Interactive's "P.H." is uploaded to YouTube. This one depicts what looks to be a concert that is about to go on, recorded live from MTV. The date of the filming reads "8:47 PM DEC. 24 '99", indicating that the event was most likely held on Christmas Eve of the year 1999. A few seconds in, a man is seen entering the stage, announcing that the concert has to be cancelled due to the singer that was supposed to be on stage earlier ago had gone missing, possibly due to her being kidnapped.
The camera then cuts to SMPTE Colored bars, and in the background, the song "Spanish Flea" can be heard. The camera then pans away from the TV to show multiple news reports of the potential kidnapping from other TV's. Some commercials and movie trailers from the time can even be seen as well. After that, it cuts to black, with a British Female Voice, possibly the singer's, whispering in a sad tone, "Someone... please save me..."
It then cuts to the unofficial title "P. H.", and the release date, "4-20-24" is seen before the teaser ends. Just like the previous trailer, the inception-like horn is heard, and dies down as the release date is shown.
March 12th: Super Mario Odyssey 2 is released on the Nintendo Switch.
March 17th: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is assassinated after attending a Summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beirut in Lebanon. The assassin, a 28-year old woman whose name was Azana al-Lateef, 5 foot 3, had gunned down Assad with an FN F2000 Assault Rifle from a neighboring building at 8:32 PM (2:32 PM ET), just as he was shaking hands with visitors. Putin was able to get away uninjured, while Assad, who had been president of Syria for almost 22 years since his father Hafez's death in 2000, was unable to regain conscience, and had died before he could reach the nearby Clemenceau Medical Center. Prime Minister Imad Khamis took his place later that night.
Lateef was eventually caught 13 minutes later before she could leave Beirut, and later claimed that she assassinated Assad because she wanted to avenge her brother, Karam al-Lateef, who was killed under Assad's regime.
The news of the Assassination caused shock and controversy around the world. US President Joe Biden even made a statement about the assassination, saying that Assad had become a martyr, and that even if he was a ruthless dictator of Syria for the last 2 decades, his death was truly uncalled for, and had put the country in a much more unstable condition than it already was.
March 22nd: The Funeral of Bashar al-Assad takes place in the Syrian Capital city of Damascus, and he is later buried just outside of the Umayyad Mosque.
March 27th: Lateef is immediately found guilty for the assassination of Assad and is sentenced to be hung on April 14th for her crime.
April 3rd: As soldiers of Guaido's army begin to reach the Venezuelan Capital of Caracas, one of the armies raids the bunker in which Maduro had escaped back in February. After receiving the message that Maduro had fled the city, Guaido calls US President Joe Biden to dispatch troops from the United States Navy SEALs to search for Maduro. Biden, who had been wanting to topple the Maduro regime since day one of his presidency, agrees to do so, and dispatches US Navy SEAL Team 8 to try and track down Maduro, in what was known as "Operation Island Hopper".
April 6th: Maduro is found in his hideout in Cuba by Navy SEAL Team 8 and is arrested immediately. He is later taken to the controversial Guantanamo Bay where he is to shave off his beard so they could confirm his identity.
April 9th: Maduro's troops realize that with Maduro now in custody of the United States Military, all hope is lost. The Venezuelan Capital City of Caracas is surrendered to Guaido's army, and the bloody year-long Civil War in Venezuela is over. Maduro is later sent to a federal prison in Colombia where he would wait for his trial.
April 14th: Lateef, Assad's assassin, is sent to the gallows to be hung. Before she was able to utter her last words however, a big ambush takes place, with a group of masked men raiding the execution grounds. The executioner attempts to pull the lever to hang Lateef, but is killed by one of the masked men. Lateef is saved and the group escapes by car, never to be seen again.
A worldwide manhunt takes place the following day, but the group who saved Lateef from being executed is never found, neither is Lateef. Conspiracy theories abounded that it may have been the same group tied with MS-13 who was responsible for the August 2021 Tifton Prison Transport Ambush, which killed disgraced USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. MS-13 denied the theories. Others claimed it was probably ISIS who did it, in which they denied as well. The theories as to who may have done it would go unsolved for years.
April 20th: A terrorist bombing takes place in Glasgow, leaving 5 people dead, and 27 people injured. The attack took place near Glasgow Central Station at around 11:59 AM GMT (6:59 AM ET), causing damage to nearby buildings. Service on the Glasgow Subway was suspended, and the city was put on lock-down to look for the perpetrator. The perp, a 56-year-old male named Luis Molotini, was eventually found in an abandoned shed, and was arrested by the Glasgow Police. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson called the act "Despicable and Unforgiving", and that the British Government is willing to do everything in their power to combat terrorism.
Molotini would eventually be found guilty and sentenced to life in prison. The attack was the worst to happen in Glasgow since the miserably-failed ramming attack at Glasgow Airport in 2007.
April 23rd: 2 weeks after the end of the war, a long period of reconstruction begins.
April 25th: Beloved yet controversial YouTube icon PewDiePie reaches 300 Million Subscribers, reclaiming the crown from T-Series as the most subscribed channel on the platform.
April 29th: Live Nation Entertainment announces the return of the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas. No festival had been held since the 2017 Mass shooting, which was still considered the worst mass shooting to ever happen in US History. LNE also announces that to prevent a repeat of the tragedy, security at the buildings surrounding the festival, including the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, will be much tighter so that nobody can bring in any guns.
May 3rd: In Newark, New Jersey, an extension of the PATH train to Newark Liberty International Airport begins construction, and is expected to be finished by 2026.
May 5th: Ariana Grande releases a song entitled "y me???". The song is a reference to the assassination attempt on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and how she was traumatized by the fact that Edmound, a fan who had fallen in unstable love with her, had attempted to take Trudeau's life in order to win her affection. It became one of the most powerful songs she had ever written, and she would be awarded for the song of the year in the MTV Video Music Awards of 2022.
May 7th: Benoît Hamon wins both rounds of the 2022 Presidential Election in France, defeating Emmanuel Macron. He is the first of the Génération.s party to become president of France, and is sworn in on May 13th.
May 15th: A promotional teaser poster of Screen Gems Interactive's "P.H." makes its appearance on billboards and advert bumps in North America, Europe, and Japan. The poster portrays the fictional assassination of George W. Bush in 2007, shown in the second teaser trailer. The caption reads "On that fateful night, A president had been assassinated.", and the release date "4-20-2024" is seen only on the North American poster, while the EU/JP/KOR Poster shows the release date as "8.5.2024" or "2024年5月8日", indicating that the game would be released in those areas on V-E day, May 8th, 2024.
May 24th: The trial against the Overthrown Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro begins.
May 29th: A terror plot against the Westfield World Trade Center Mall in New York City is foiled. The would-be attacker, 52-year old Horatio Manuel, is arrested by the NYPD for suspicion of plotting to bomb the Oculus Westfield Mall at the World Trade Center. He later confesses, saying that he was a sympathizer for Maduro, and that he did it for revenge against the United States for helping Guaido win the Civil War in Venezuela. He also said that he planned to assassinate President Joe Biden afterwards, but it was suspected he plotted to assassinate Venezuela's new President, Guaido, as well.
After almost having the World Trade Center attacked for a third time (and almost the first since 9/11), Manuel is found guilty on 2 counts of planning to commit acts of terror, which were:
- To bomb the Westfield World Trade Center in New York City
- To assassinate the President of the United States.
Manuel was sentenced to life without parole, and was sent to the Metropolitan Correctional Facility where he would most likely spend the rest of his life.
June 4th: After being on the run for nearly 10 months since the Prison Transport Ambush in Tifton, Georgia, Amine El Khalifi is found and arrested again by the FBI in Brighton, UK, following a tip-off from 2 Sussex Police detectives. He had used a Fake ID under the name "Xavier Morris", and had been staying at the Queens Hotel since September 2nd, weeks after the incident. As a result, he was sent back to the US and was sent to be locked up at the controversial Guantanamo Bay Prison.
June 7th: A second promotional teaser poster for the untitled "P.H." game makes its appearance on billboards in the same 3 Regions as the first did. This time, the poster shows what looks to be a newspaper of a kidnapping of a Pop Idol in New York in the year 1999, as mentioned in the third teaser trailer. However, both the North American and the European/Japanese have somewhat different translations.
The North American version translates to "She has been missing since the year 1999, and yet, she was never found", while the European/Japanese version translates to "In 1999, a pop idol had been abducted in New York. She had not been found since then.".
June 11th: Israeli President Reuven Rivlin announces he will retire in November due to his age, and that Edelstein would take his place.
June 14th: Former United States Army Major and Incumbent West Virginia Senator Richard Ojeda announces he will run for President in the 2024 Election. Considering his unpopularity in the recent election, which led him to drop out of the race, he is confident that the 2024 election may be his chance.
June 19th: A teaser trailer for the Zoolander Video Game is uploaded to YouTube by Screen Gems Interactive.
June 21st: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild II is released on the Nintendo Switch.
June 25th: Construction on former President Donald Trump's wall officially ceases to continue. The wall, which was to have stretched throughout the US-Mexican Border, had stopped construction in April 2021, months after Biden was sworn in as president, but it was undetermined as to whether the project should continue or not. After a vote of 236 to 194, construction on the wall was permanently halted, leaving it unfinished for a long time.
June 28th: Former Linkin Park singer Mike Shinoda announces the formation of a new band, known as "Meteora". The name comes from LP's 2003 album of the same name. The debut album is to be released around February of 2023.
June 30th: Hawaii Representative and Failed 2020 Presidential Candidate Tulsi Gabbard announces her run for the 2024 Presidential Election. Having originally failed to reach high primary numbers in the 2020 Election, she decides to give a second try for a presidential campaign.
July 2nd: Just two days before the 4th of July, a major terrorist plot against the celebrations is foiled when the house of the would-be attackers catches fire in Paterson, New Jersey, followed by an FBI investigation. After the fire was put out, an unarmed bomb was discovered by one of the firefighters, leading to the FBI to raid the fire-ravaged house. In the basement, a bunch of bombs, guns, and other dangerous weapons are discovered, leading to the arrest of the 4 would-be terrorists, all of whom were sympathizers of the Jihadist Terrorist group ISIS. They were identified as:
- Alfred Nikodem: A 34-year old, 5 foot 8 Polish-American male who lost his job as a McDonald's cashier following the 2019-2020 Coronavirus outbreak. As the main brains behind the plot, his main role in the plot was to assassinate former President Donald Trump with an ArmaLite AR-50 Sniper Rifle in Charleston, West Virginia.
- Andre Morozov: A 27-year old Russian male who was just about the same height as Nikodem, and the only would-be terrorist with a criminal record. He was arrested in 2014 for attacking his younger sister, Anna, who was 16 at the time, and spent 5 years in community service. His role was to assassinate former Vice President Mike Pence with a Colt King Cobra Revolver in New Orleans, Louisiana.
- Lucy Davis: A 31-year old, 5 foot 2 failed banker from New York City, and a childhood friend of Nikodem. Her role was to bomb Times Square and Grand Central during the celebrations in New York.
- George Hopkins: A 19-year old, 6 foot 1 college student who was expelled from Montclair State University for sexual harassment, and the youngest, yet tallest in the group. His role was to shoot up the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
Alfred stated that he and the other 3 had plotted the attacks in revenge against the United States for the death of ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who committed suicide during Operation Kayla Mueller. All 4 were eventually sentenced to Life in Prison. Nikodem was sent to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, while Morozov, Davis and Hopkins were sent to SCI Phoenix in Pennsylvania.
July 7th: Poland's capital city of Warsaw wins the bid for the 2030 Winter Olympics. Plans to prepare for the games, however, have yet to be determined, as proposals on what the new stadiums should look like are in the works.
July 11th - 13th: E3 2022 is held, but not at the Los Angeles Convention Center as usual, due to renovations. Instead, it is held at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City, making it the first to be held in the east coast since 1998, when the event was held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, and the first to be held anywhere else than the LA Convention Center since 2007, when it was held at Santa Monica Airport. Featured at the Convention Center are:
Following the success from last year's E3, Nintendo introduced a new line of games and even remakes of old titles.
- Paper Mario: Pandora's Box: The long-awaited 6th title in the Paper Mario series. The game is expected to be released on President's day, February 20th, 2023, in North America. The Japanese and European release date is on March 4th.
- Super Mario Galaxy 3: Another long-awaited sequel, with this being the first in the Super Mario Galaxy series since the release of the second game in 2010. The game is to be released on December 5th, 2022.
- Wave Race: Hurricane: The first game in the Wave Race series since 2001's Wave Race: Blue Storm, to be released on January 23rd, 2023.
- Pikmin 4: The 4th title in the Pikmin series, with a release date set for March 17th, 2023.
Microsoft & Sony:
Both Microsoft and Sony had held the same theater, as many anticipated games were mostly on both platforms. As before, the games shown were mostly developed by Rockstar, Screen Gems Interactive, EA, Ubisoft, and various others. Many titles included:
- HITMAN 3: The 8th installment in IO Interactive's Hitman franchise, as well as the 3rd in the rebooted series. The release for this game is set for February 12th, 2023.
- Chicago Noire: The long-awaited sequel to Rockstar's 2011 hit game "LA Noire". The release date for this game is June 17th, 2023.
- Bully 2: The long-awaited sequel to another one of Rockstar's classics "Bully", which was originally released in 2006. Release date is on August 12th, 2023, which, according to IGN, seems oddly appropriate seeing as how August is often considered "Back To School Month", at least in the United States.
- Zoolander: The Video Game: The E3 Trailer for the game had received generally positive feedback from fans, as it played truthful to the source material. The release date is set for the 21st anniversary of the original film's release in 2001, September 28th, at least in North America. The worldwide release is scheduled for October 11th, 2022.
- P.H.: Shots of the game are shown at a public conference of Screen Gems Interactive's ambitious project. One shot depicts an abandoned church, which looks to be rather.... European rather than a typical American church. The developers explain that the church is mainly inspired by a church in a French countryside town named "Yzeux". Another one depicts what looks to be New York City Hall as a mansion, and another one depicts a space station. The game is still in development, and will probably be 95% finished by January 2024, to be opened to BETA Testers. The fully finished game is to be released on April 20th in North America, and on May 8th in Europe, Japan, and other countries.
July 17th: Chinese President Xi Jinping is almost assassinated during a meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the Espinas Palace Hotel, in Iran's capital city of Tehran. At around 4:21 PM IRST (7:51 AM EST), the would-be assassin, who was a 42-year old, 5 foot 5 male named Louis al-Khalifa, threw a German WW2-era grenade at the Chinese President, only to realize he had forgotten that the bomb had a 5-second timer on it. When Xi's bodyguards immediately saw the bomb thrown at them, they had quickly shoved he and Rouhani into the limousine before it could explode.
The grenade later exploded, killing 13 innocent bystanders, and injuring 21. Khalifa had quickly made an effort to escape by hijacking an unoccupied taxi, and driving away from the police, only to accidentally crash into a bus. Because he had forgotten to wear a seat-belt, the crash had killed him instantly, while leaving a few passengers on the bus with minor injuries.
The attack had infuriated both Xi and Hassan, and in a speech from Hassan made the following week, he suspected that the United States was most likely responsible, to which they had no proof.
Khalifa's motive was later discovered, but luckily had nothing to do with the United States' tensions with either country. It was found out that Khalifa had actually worked there, and that he was being cheated by his boss. Having learned about Chinese President Jinping's meeting with Rouhani taking place there, he came up with the idea of not only sending his boss a message by attacking the workplace, but to also make big headlines by assassinating the two presidents. The question that would linger on for decades to come however, would be how he knew about the time both would arrive and then leave in the first place.
July 24th: New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul announces she will run in the 2024 Presidential Election.
August 14th: The Coronation of King Charles III takes place. Having been on the throne for 11 months now, King Charles III finally faces the event he had waited for his entire life. Having been startled by the assassination attempts that have happened over the last few months, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson dispatches the Royal Marines to ensure the safety of the King during the event.
Photographers, split into groups of what media outlet they are from, capture every photograph of the event. However, flash photography was not permitted, so the photographers had to have the flash option turned off on their cameras when taking pictures of the king while he travels back from Westminster Abbey to Buckingham Palace.
Prince William of Cambridge and many other Royal Family Members attend the event. Despite Megxit happening 2 years prior in 2020, William's Brother, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan attend as well.
August 21st: Former Vice President Mike Pence announces his run for President in the 2024 election. Texas Senator Ted Cruz announces he will run for president as well.
August 25th: WatchMojo.com releases a video on YouTube called "30 Classic Films of the 2010's". The Listed Films are:
- 30: This is The End (2013)
- 29: Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
- 28: The Theory of Everything (2014)
- 27: Boyhood (2014)
- 26: The Great Gatsby (2013)
- 25: Super 8 (2011)
- 24: In Time (2011)
- 23: Baby Driver (2017)
- 22: Joker (2019)
- 21: Coco (2017)
- 20: Creed (2015)
- 19: Bladerunner 2049 (2017)
- 18: Maleficent (2014)
- 17: Mission Impossible: Fallout (2018)
- 16: Despicable Me (2010)
- 15: Hugo (2011)
- 14: Bridge of Spies (2015)
- 13: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
- 12: The Avengers (2012)
- 11: Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (2018)
- 10: Skyfall (2012)
- 9: The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
- 8: Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019)
- 7: Zootopia (2016)
- 6: Ford vs. Ferrari (2019)
- 5: The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
- 4: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)
- 3: The Lego Movie (2014)
- 2: Inception (2010)
- 1: Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Honorable Mentions Were The Martian (2015), Live, Die, Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014), The Interview (2014), and Gravity (2013).
September 7th: Puerto Rico Becomes the 51st State of the USA. Having been a colony since the 1898 Spanish-American War, it hadn't been granted statehood for over a century until now. Puerto Rico had become the first state since Hawaii in 1959 to enter the Union.
September 9th: In response to how badly Former US President Donald Trump had handled the 2019-2020 Coronavirus Pandemic, President Joe Biden signs into law the Pandemic Containment, Prevention and Response Act of 2022 (PCPR Act for short), bringing back the Obama Administration's pandemic response team in which Trump fired, which had led to the US being vulnerable to the CoViD-19 Pandemic. The Bill also helps Science and Health organizations such as the CDC and WHO expand their powers in order to better predict and prevent potential virus outbreaks, by identifying new diseases and containing them quickly, thus allowing the US to be better prepared more than ever for another potential global pandemic. Other countries would later follow the US' example.
September 13th: Rockstar Games announces it'll help with the development of Screen Gems Interactive's "P.H.".
September 24th: A year after Queen Elizabeth II's passing, bank notes in the UK and various countries of the British Commonwealth are changed, replacing Elizabeth with her son, King Charles III.
September 28th: Zoolander: The Video Game is released, to mixed reviews. Some said the game was great while others said that it did terrible. The likeliness of the game doing mediocre is most likely due to Screen Gems Interactive Focusing heavily on the "P.H." Project.
October 4th - 23rd: Hurricane Nicole. The hurricane formed on the 4th of October, near the French Guiana. On October 11th, the storm made landfall on Cuba, causing significant damage. The worst since 2005 during Hurricane Dennis. On the 18th, the storm then made its way to Miami, Florida, where thunderstorms have emerged. A strike of thunder even hit a power plant near the city, causing a blackout that lasted for about 5 days. The hurricane then moved on to the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, where it eventually dissipated on the 23rd near Spain.
The Hurricane caused horrible damage, and had left 76 people dead. US President Joe Biden declared a State of Emergency as a response, aiding in relief for the people in Cuba and Miami who have been affected by the disaster.
October 23rd: Jair Bolsonaro is re-elected President of Brazil after winning both rounds of the 2022 Brazilian General Election. A large number of protests in the country follow afterwards.
November 8th: The 2022 Midterm Elections. Republicans win the majority of the House, with Mitt Romney as the new House Speaker. Democrats however are able to win the Majority of the Senate.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is one of the many Democrats to win the senate seat. At the age of 33, she had become the youngest person to ever be Senator of New York, surpassing her predecessor, Elise Stefanik by just 5 years.
November 15th: The US Virgin Islands Become the 52nd State of the USA. After being granted Statehood just 2 months after Puerto Rico, the new state is renamed to the American Virgin Islands.
November 21st: The 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar begins.
November 26th: Reuven Rivlin steps down from the office of Prime Minister of Israel. Yuli Edelstein takes his place.
November 29th: Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, John Roberts, announces he will retire from his position, and that he plans to spend more time with his family. He has been the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court for 17 years since he took the Constitutional Oath of Office on September 29th, 2005. US President Joe Biden announces he will nominate a replacement for Roberts.
December 3rd: Former US President Jimmy Carter, the last living Cold War-era President, dies of a lung hemorrhage at the age of 98.
December 5th: Super Mario Galaxy 3 is released on the Nintendo Switch.
December 10th: Jimmy Carter's funeral is held at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington DC. President Joe Biden and VP Kamala Harris attend the funeral, along with former presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump, as well as former VP's Dan Quayle, Dick Cheney, Mike Pence, and Al Gore.
Joe Biden gave a eulogy, stating how Carter was a President of wisdom and stability, and how he managed to keep the US on its feet, amid the hostage crisis in Iran which happened from 1979 until the end of his presidency in 1981.
December 11th: A teaser for the Netflix's "Subway" is released. The teaser opens up showing daily life in New York City, before cutting to the east river. It then transcends underground to one of the subway tunnels underneath. The tunnel happens to be leaking, showing that it happened to be one of the tunnels that had been damaged by the flooding from Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
A water drop falls, and the camera pans to a train approaching, while a sound of rushing water can be heard. The train reveals itself to be an A Train, meaning that this tunnel was most likely the Cranberry Street Tubes that carry the A and C trains.
The camera then pans over to the wave of water coming towards the train, before cutting to black, and then revealing the film's title, "Subway". The word "Subway" forms out of the station's walls, before it is flooded by the rushing wave. Now underwater, the release date is shown, as "March 15th, 2023".
December 14th: The 10th Anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shootings. Citizens of Newtown, Connecticut gather at the newly-built memorial to pay their respects, with President Joe Biden making a speech, stating how signing the Lennon & Grimmie Act had saved America from its crisis with gun violence. Conspiracy theories who claim the event was a hoax are banned from attending, as stating such theories were considered to be disrespectful, and upsetting to those who were affected by such events.
December 16th: After years of anticipation and a 2-month delay, SpaceX launches its first star-ship to Mars. The launch is celebrated across the world.
December 18th: The 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar ends, with a victory for Australia.
December 24th: Screen Gems Interactive announces it will have more than just one composer for the "P.H." Project's soundtrack. The main composers for the soundtrack are both veterans of previous scores, known as:
- Hans Zimmer: Composed soundtracks of films such as Gladiator (2000), Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008), Interstellar (2014), and Dunkirk (2017). He has also composed the soundtracks of Video Games such as The Simpsons Game (2007) and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2009).
- Jesper Kyd: Mainly composed soundtracks for Video Games, such as Red Zone (1994), Amok (1997), The first 4 Hitman Games (From Codename 47 in 2000 to Blood Money in 2006), Assassin's Creed (2007), and The Borderlands Franchise (From the first in 2009 to BL3 in 2019).
Additional composers are to be announced later as development continues.
January 1st: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro begins his second term.
January 3rd: The 118th United States Congress Begins. Republicans now control the house, with Mitt Romney beginning his first term as its speaker, while the Democrats take the majority of the senate.
January 14th: Screen Gems Interactive states that they will plan to reveal the official name of "P.H." at E3 2023.
January 17th: Former Vice President Mike Pence announces he will run for the 2024 Presidential Election.
January 19th: The United States adopts its new flag, featuring 52 stars. The two extra stars being the newly-admitted states of Puerto Rico and the American Virgin Islands.
January 25th: The 2023 State of the Union Address. Biden delivered his 2nd State of the Union Address by saying how he had helped America go down the correct path by keeping it safe from gun violence and future pandemics after signing the Lennon & Grimmie Act of 2021 and the PCPR Act of 2022, respectively, and had pulled out troops from the middle east, ending the country's involvement in the costly War on Terror. He also stated how proud the country was to welcome both Puerto Rico and the American Virgin Islands as official new members of the nation.
At the end of the speech, he announced that he will run for re-election in the 2024 Presidential Election, despite his age. Biden was born on November 20th, 1942, meaning he was almost 78 years old when he defeated Trump in the last election, making him the oldest person to ever become president. Even though he was 4 years older than Trump, he surpassed him by 8 years and 7 months. Trump, born in June 1946, was 70 when he was inaugurated in 2017.
By the time Biden had given his 2nd SOTU, he was now 80 years old. In response, 2024 Presidential Candidate Tulsi Gabbard stated that she was concerned for the President's health, and that someone young enough should be able to take his place. Biden, however, had responded back, stating that "Age is just a number. Nothing else."
February 6th: The first few teaser trailers for Netflix's Subway are uploaded to YouTube.
February 10th: Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu announces his run for the 2024 Presidential Race.
February 12th: A teaser for Meteora's debut album "Rebirth" is uploaded to YouTube.
February 28th: Disgraced Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is found guilty in a military tribunal, for crimes against humanity, war crimes that included the imprisonment of those that opposed him, and even human rights violations. He is sentenced to be executed on April 14th by a firing squad as a result.
|“||You are horrible people. All of you! I shall become a martyr, and my spirit will guide the Venezuelan people to the true meaning of freedom!||”|
–Maduro, when being escorted out of the courtroom.
March 5th: After years of delays due to the 2019-2020 Coronavirus Pandemic, Russian President Vladimir Putin is voted to stay in power until the year 2036. The news of him staying in power much longer angers the Russian people, and as a result, massive protests and riots follow.
Many world leaders had even criticized the controversial decision to keep Putin in power for until the mid 2030's. Former US Vice President and 2024 Presidential Candidate Mike Pence had even made a somewhat controversial comment, stating that Putin "had become Russia's Nicolas Maduro, and would someday probably meet the same fate as either said person or Assad". He even states that as president, he will do the best of his ability to make sure Putin's regime will end before the year 2036.
March 12th: The film "Subway" is released on Netflix, to generally positive reviews.
March 18th: Chinese President Xi Jinping suffers a horrible heart attack during a speech at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. He is unable to get out of bed for 3 months as a result. His wife, Peng Liyuan, takes over as acting president for until her husband is able to recover. Jinping had originally went through such an ordeal back in 2012, when he was the country's new leader at the time.
March 25th: World Trade Center Tower 2 in New York City is close to topping out, now having reached 1,270 feet.
April 12th: US President Joe Biden nominates Associate Justice Elena Kagan to replace John Roberts as Chief Justice, making her the first female member of the Supreme Court to earn the title.
April 14th: Nicolas Maduro is executed by a firing squad 75 miles south from the Colombian City of Bogota. His last words were "I wish for my country to face true destiny! God protect Venezuela! I wish peace to my family." He was pronounced dead at 8:28 PM after dying from blood loss caused by the gunshot wounds.
April 27th: Former Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announces he will run for president in the 2024 election, as a member of the Libertarian Party. Having lost to Governor Gavin Newsom during the 2022 Midterm Elections, he decided he will try running for a different position, and so, he had chosen to run for the highest office in the country, the Presidency of the United States.
May 8th: A 3rd new teaser poster for Screen Gems Interactive's "P.H." makes an appearance in not just North America, Europe, South Korea and Japan as usual, but in South America as well. The first 2 teaser posters do as well. Screen Gems Interactive had announced the game will be released in South America on June 11th, 2024.
The teaser poster shows what looks to be a list of presidents affected by the infamous "Curse of Tippecanoe". A curse where, since William Henry Harrison's death just one month into office after winning the election of 1840, every president elected every 20 years in a year with a zero at the end had died in office or had been assassinated. The Poster reads, "Every 20 years, after a year that ends with the number zero, a president is doomed to die in office".
On the poster, the list includes:
- William Henry Harrison (Elected 1840): Died in a month from pneumonia (1841)
- Abraham Lincoln (Elected 1860): Killed by an actor in a crowded theater (1865)
- James A. Garfield (Elected 1880): Suffered slowly from bullet wounds and died in September (1881)
- William McKinley (Re-elected 1900): Two shots this time, from an anarchist (1901)
- Warren G. Harding (Elected 1920): Heart stopped in mid-conversation with beloved wife (1923)
- Franklin D. Roosevelt (Re-elected 1940): Dead from a brain hemorrhage, months before the war ended (1945)
- John F. Kennedy (Elected 1960): Shot from a long distance, a conspiracy remained unsolved (1963)
- Ronald Reagan (Elected 1980): Took a bullet to the chest, but was able to live (1981)
- George W. Bush (Elected 2000): Survived a grenade (2005), Killed by a sniper (2007)
- Joe Biden (Elected 2020): Can this one survive? (202X)
The poster, showing Joe Biden at the end, had spread fear and controversy, stating that Biden, now in his 80's, will most likely die in office, and that his death will resurrect the fabled curse. Screen Gems Interactive assures that the game is a work of fiction, and that they are sure that the president will be safe, and that the game's version of the president is fictionalized.
|“||As stated before following the controversy after the second teaser, we at Screen Gems Interactive are not political, in any shape or form. We are aware that the politicians the game will mention are real, but we are changing their background stories to make them more separate from their real-life counterparts.
We also want to address that not many of us have belief in the fabled "20-Year Presidential Curse" (Or the Curse of Tecumseh as many people refer it to). Even if the curse may be real, it would be safe to say that since the tightening of our security surrounding world leaders after JFK's tragic death in 1963, and the work of modern medicine in the decades after, President Biden should be in safe hands, and in good health.
Once again, the politics in PH's Universe is slightly different. Only a small resemblance should be seen. Nothing more, and nothing less. We too, hope Biden, being the oldest president in the history of the United States, survives his time in the White House, and that he will be safe from any attempt on his life.
–-Screen Gems, addressing the second political controversy
May 14th: The US 500 Dollar Bill is reintroduced. The new bank note depicts Franklin D. Roosevelt's face on the front, and the Pearl Harbor Memorial on the back. The first new prints are to roll out on the 17th of June.
May 26th: Chinese Acting President Peng Liyuan announces her husband Xi Jinping may return to his duties as President on June 14th, after showing signs that he's in good shape again.
June 8th: Californian Governor Gavin Newsom announces his withdrawal from the 2024 Presidential Race, stating that he will run for another position. He decides to run for Speaker of the House instead.
June 12th - 14th: E3 2023 is held at the newly-renovated Los Angeles Convention Center.
Nintendo announces they will release a new video game console, which will replace the Switch. The new Console was named the "Nintendo Iwata", named in memory of the company's late president, Satoru Iwata, who passed away in 2015 due to bile duct cancer. The console is to be released in Japan on March 20th, 2024, after the end of the country's 2023-2024 school year, and in other countries worldwide on April 11th.
They also announce Paper Mario: Pandora's Box: The 7th title in the Paper Mario series. The game is expected to be released on July 20th, 2024.
Sony & Microsoft:
Screen Gems Interactive reveals the final name of their PH Project, now known as "Phantom Hunter". The story follows Vincent Kennedy Ambrose, an NYU Student and a Newspaper Photographer, who one day discovers an app on his phone, that transports him to a world parallel to the real one, known as the OtherWorld. The roots of the OtherWorld trace back to the year 1911, when a disgraced magician had been executed after causing a Roller Coaster accident 3 years before. The magician known as The Great Phantasio, set a curse upon the world, stating that anyone who calls for him will have their wish granted, by setting a tragic event into motion. Legend has it that he had caused the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the rise of Adolf Hitler, and many other horrible events that would occur in the 20th Century, and even the 21st.
Vincent would eventually use the app to his advantage, by stopping those who have gained corruptible power from the OtherWorld, and save the world from whatever horrors it may bring upon it. He uses it to expose the corrupt mayor of New York City, save a 90's pop idol from a mentally obsessed serial killer, prevent the stock market from crashing, stop assassination attempts, and much more.
The E3 Trailer starts off in an alleyway in New York City, but with a purple night-time sky with an Aurora Borealis. Because such an occurrence doesn't usually happen in the city, this states that the trailer mostly takes place in the mentioned "OtherWorld". 20 seconds in, a foot chase occurs, with a man most likely in his late 50's wearing a trench-coat running away from a figure wearing a black leather jacket, holstering a Browning .45 pistol. The figure chasing the man is later shown to be Vincent, who is trying to stop a man named "Maxwell Gregory" who is running a human-trafficking ring targeting women from ages 15 to 45 in North America, from getting away.
Vincent shouts at Gregory to stop, but he continues to run. The chase ends up going into the sewers, and then out through the subway tunnels, trying to avoid any incoming trains that approach. After going back up through an abandoned station, the chase ends up going into a kitchen in a hotel, and through the ballroom where a fancy party appears to be taking place. It eventually ends after Gregory exits through the hotel's front entrance, where police cars were waiting for him in the real world. Unknown to him, Vincent had quickly sent he and the trafficker back into the real world while they were in the hotel, revealed to be the Waldorf-Astoria.
Gregory is later shown handcuffed being taken away by the NYPD. The camera then zooms out to show the skyline of New York City, with a figure in the sky, most likely to be the ghost of Phantasio appearing, with an evil laughter, and then slowly disappearing. The Game's official title appears from a jumbling of symbols and letters, and the release date "April 20th, 2024" is shown.
|“||In this unusual world, for the longest time, they thought they were tough. They thought they were untouchable. They believed they could easily escape.
When I first discovered that world, I was horrified. I thought I was dreaming. I thought I was imagining things. I was wrong.
Now that I know the truth, I will do what I must to protect this city, and the real world. With me around, no body can escape justice. And soon, I will expose the one who had helped them with the use of the OtherWorld...... Him.
–Narration of the E3 2023 trailer.
The game had gotten a lot of praise from its announcement, though many felt that it was a bit too similar to games such as Persona, with the plot revolving around traversing through a parallel world. The people from Screen Gems Interactive state the game will be a semi-horror game, the first of any kind. They state it will be kind of like Persona, but with more of a Silent Hill-like vibe.
Screen Gems also announces the names of the additional composers for the game's soundtrack. Most of which were either new to composing soundtracks for Video Games or Movies or had mostly done movie soundtracks throughout most of their career. They are known as:
- Grzegorz Luzynski & Benjamin Janssen: Dutch Hardstyle artists known under their aliases Crypsis and Chain Reaction, respectively, this is the first time both have ever done a soundtrack for a video game. Most of the soundtracks they will compose will most likely be for boss battles, or crucial events that happen in the game.
- Don Davis: A veteran composer of mostly films such as the Matrix Franchise (1999 - 2003; 2021 - Present), The Marine (2006) and Beyond The Sky (2018), this is the first time he is composing for a video game since 2005's "The Matrix Online" and the first time he has composed a soundtrack for a game that is not associated with the Matrix Franchise. He also most likely compose the boss soundtracks.
- Richard D. James: Known as Aphex Twin, he will mostly make ambient tunes for the soundtrack, mainly for the horror parts. Some of the ambient tunes may even be remastered versions of tracks he did for his Selected Ambient Works series, mostly Volume 2.
With the announcement of the New Nintendo Iwata, they had also announced that the game's port to that console will be released at a later date, possibly between November 2024 and February 2025.
June 19th: Construction of the Donald Trump Presidential Library in Jacksonville, Florida begins. It is expected to be completed by the spring of 2028.
June 27th: Controversial Radio Talk show host and Infamous Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones is found dead in his hotel room at the La Pavillon in New Orleans, Louisiana. The body of the InfoWars host was discovered by hotel staff at around 7:27 AM that morning. After a brief autopsy, it was reported that Jones had most likely died from gastrointestinal bleeding after having eaten food served from room service, at around 10:48 PM last night. However, rumors abounded that Jones had most likely been assassinated from being poisoned, and that he was most likely killed for his controversial views and beliefs.
July 14th: Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Ben Carson, Announces his run for the 2024 Presidential Election. Having dropped out of the 2016 election due to his beliefs that he might not win, he believes that 2024 will be his second chance.
July 19th: US President Joe Biden travels to the Chilean Capital City of Santiago to attend a summit with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.
July 22nd: Former Minnesota Governor and Media Personality Jesse Ventura announces his run for the office of President of the United States in the 2024 Election, as a member of the Green Party.
August 7th: Former Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announces he's "pulling the plug" on his 2024 Presidential campaign, due to unpopularity. Instead, he decides to run for a seat in the US House of Representatives election that is to take place that same year.
August 14th: Billboard advertisements of Screen Gems Interactive's Phantom Hunter made prior to the E3 2023 Announcement are re-advertised, now with the game's official title. Even new ones show up, one of which depicts the arrest of Archduke Franz Ferdinand's assassin being arrested, with a mysterious figure, most likely Phantasio, watching from afar.
August 27th: Former National Security Advisor and US Ambassador the UN, John Bolton, announces his run for the 2024 Presidential Election.
September 5th: Former Football Coach and Namesake of EA's Madden football games, John Madden, dies from cardiac arrest at the age of 88. His funeral is held 5 days later on September 10th.
September 12th: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is shot by a sniper during a rally at the Estádio São Januário in Rio de Janeiro. The attacker, a 27-year-old Brazilian Nationalist named Lucas Francesco, fired 3 shots, 10 minutes after he begins speaking at the podium. One bullet hit Jair in the shoulder, another few hitting one of his bodyguards in the foot. Francesco escapes the scene, and would later be on the run for a period of time.
Bolsonaro had been taken to the nearby Hospital Central do Exército to have his injuries treated and the bullet removed. However, when doctors had examined where the bullet had struck, they were unable to find it, suggesting that it may have gone clean through. Bolsonaro had been injured badly, but managed to survive another assassination attempt, the first being a knife attack in 2018, when he was still a candidate for the Brazilian General Elections.
The sniper, a US-produced M24 SWS, was found in a garbage container by the CPRJ, Rio's police force. What bothered the forensics team, however, was that the gun had no fingerprints, suggesting the would-be assassin had most likely been wearing gloves when committing the crime. The serial number was deliberately removed, and the gun had a silencer on it, indicating that this was to have been a professional hit.
Brazilian Vice President Hamilton Mourao would be the acting president until Bolsonaro would recover from the hospital on September 20th.
September 18th: A terrorist plot against the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France is foiled by the Police.
September 26th: Former President Donald Trump announces on Twitter that he will be a motivational speaker for the 2024 Republican National Convention at the AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas.
October 2nd: Former Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama announce that they will be motivational speakers for the 2024 Democratic National Convention at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington.
October 13th - 15th: California Blackout of 2023. On the stormy night of October 13th in the state of California, at around 8:16 PM PDT (11:16 PM EST) massive lightning strikes hit major power plants near the state's cities of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Anaheim, Sacramento, and various others, causing them to be left in the dark. As a result, riots break out, and transportation services such as the BART train system in San Francisco and the Los Angeles County METRO are disrupted.
Anaheim's Disneyland is even closed due to the power outage, making it the 5th time it had closed due to a state of emergency in its nearly 70-year history. The last few times it had been closed were due to the assassination of JFK in 1963, the Northridge Earthquake in 1994, the 9/11 attacks in 2001, and only recently the CoViD-19 Pandemic in 2020.
As a result, 27 people have died during the blackout, most likely due to the riots. The power eventually went back online at around 6:42 AM PDT (9:42 AM EST) on the 15th, but damage from the riots had to be cleaned up. California Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency to help rebuild the neighborhoods in cities such as LA and SF which had been badly affected by the riots.
President Joe Biden even addresses the nation that due to the severity of the blackout, the United States will have to reinforce the electrical grid so it has a better chance at resisting thunderstorms.
October 28th: France and Germany pull out their troops from the costly war on terror.
November 7th: After almost a decade of searching, the black box recorder from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is finally found in the Indian Ocean, 275 miles west from Australia. The cause of the crash is revealed to be from malfunctioning equipment. As a result, the investigation of the missing flight ends with a scandal against Malaysia Airlines, nicknamed "370Gate".
November 15th: Chinese President Xi Jinping's mother, Qi Xin, dies from natural complications of health at the age of 97. Her funeral is held a few days later on the 19th of November.
November 22nd: The 60th Anniversary of the assassination of JFK. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris lay a wreath in memory of the late president, whose life was taken by an assassin in 1963. Later in the day, Biden announces he will release the JFK files, one folder at a time.
The JFK files, which were to be released in 2021, had been delayed due to the 2019-2020 Coronavirus Pandemic, and Biden's victory in the 2020 election.
The first few JFK files are released the following day.
December 12th: Chinese President Xi Jinping makes a short speech regarding his health. By now, his health had been deteriorating, and his paranoia being at an all-time high. The heart attack he had suffered from back in March was a sign of his poor health. He announces he will take a break from his duties as President of China, leaving his wife Liyuan to take over again.
December 19th: The second few JFK files are released to the public.
December 27th: A plot to assassinate President Alberto Fernandez of Argentina is foiled.
January 7th: A new version of the early second poster for Screen Gems Interactive's "Phantom Hunter" shows up. This one shows a missing poster of the idol in an abandoned NYC subway station. The poster reveals the Idol's real name as "Jennifer 'Princess' Modele". The poster reads "Missing since 1999, she has yet to be found". The game also obtains the M rating, due to the content of what the game may offer.
January 12th: A special series based around the mysterious death of Larry Nassar in the 2021 Georgia Prison Transport Ambush premieres on ID.
January 20th: The BETA Version of Phantom Hunter is released by Screen Gems Interactive.
January 29th: The 2024 State Of The Union Address. Joe Biden delivers his 3rd SOTU address by speaking about how the United States is still going the right direction, and his plans for re-election in the 2024 Presidential Race. He also discusses how well the economy is doing, and the country's relations with Brazil, China, and many other nations around the world.
February 3th: A terrorist plot to bomb the Mercedes-Benz Superdome during Superbowl LVIII is foiled by the NOPD.
February 14th: A little over a year after he announced his candidacy, Mitch Landrieu announces his withdrawal from the 2024 Presidential race due to not gaining enough popularity in the primaries.
February 25th: Daniel Hernandez, better known as the controversial hip-hop artist 6ix9ine (sometimes Tekashi 69), is almost killed before his probation ends. The troubled rapper is shot in the chest by a crazed evangelist, a 42-year old male named Zachary Joseph, in Brooklyn, New York. Tekashi is rushed to the Brooklyn Hospital Center in Downtown Brooklyn where he was to undergo surgery for the bullet to be removed.
The weapon Joseph used was a heavily modified Glock-Style Pistol, with an extended magazine, a scope and a suppressor. He told the police that his reason for trying to kill the rapper was because he believed he was the Antichrist, and that his existence could potentially threaten the good word of Jesus and the world he helped create. He was eventually sent to a mental institution where he would most likely spend the rest of his life.
The controversial rapper had eventually recovered, and was discharged from the hospital on March 2nd. At the time of the incident, he was 27 years old. Because of this, he had almost joined the supposed "27 Club", which had recently until then had seen the death of Justin Bieber in a car crash in Seattle, Washington. Because of this, many people had easily believed that the rapper had most likely broken the curse of the 27 Club, which had haunted the entertainment industry for over a century.
March 7th: After a series of poor health conditions, Chinese President Xi Jinping finally dies of a heart attack at the age of 70. His VP Wang Qishan takes over as President of China, and the state funeral is held on the 12th of March.
March 15th: After months of being on the run from authorities, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's would-be assassin Lucas Francesco is found in a trailer park home near Detroit, Michigan in the United States and is detained by the FBI. It was revealed that he had fled to the city under a fake ID with the name "Javier Clovis". As a result, he is kept in the Detroit Detention Center where he will await trial.
March 23rd: A small outbreak of Ebola occurs in Ethiopia. Because a cure was made in 2019, it hardly spreads any further.
April 7th: The final teaser trailer of Screen Gems Interactive's Phantom Hunter is uploaded to YouTube.
April 14th: A terrorist plot to bomb the Toronto Subway is foiled by police.
April 20th: Screen Gems Interactive's Phantom Hunter is released in North America, receiving positive reviews on release day.
April 28th: CNN airs a 5-episode documentary series about climate change, named "Weather Alert", featuring Greta Thunberg.
May 8th: Phantom Hunter is released in Europe, South Korea and Japan.
May 17th: A terrorist gas attack happens at the Citizens Bank Park Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during a baseball game, killing 17 people and injuring over 2,500. The attacker, a 42-year old, 6 foot 3 White Supremacist named Trevor Williams, was arrested 7 minutes after the attack began. He states that his reason for committing the attack was because of his home state Pennsylvania betraying the Republican party by voting Democrat.
President Joe Biden and his Potential Election opponents John Bolton and Mike Pence respond to the attack by denouncing the perpetrator's intentions, calling them "Immature and biased". The attacker would later be found guilty and sentenced to death by lethal injection. He would be executed on June 18th, 2026 for his crime, making him the first since Gary M. Heidnik in 1999 to be executed in the state of Pennsylvania.
June 11th: Phantom Hunter is released in South America.
June 13th: UEFA Euro 2024 is held in Germany.
June 16th - 18th: E3 2024 is held in, as usual, the Los Angeles Convention Center. Screen Gems Interactive's Phantom Hunter, having been released earlier on April 20th, takes the spotlight of the show, as do other titles such as Microsoft's "Halo: Rebellion", which is to be released around November of 2024, and Activision's "Call of Duty: Ultimate Warfare", to be released in December of the same year.
Also during E3, one of the developers of Phantom Hunter announces news of a potential continuation of the story as DLC, sometime later in the future, possibly around January or February of 2025.
June 19th: Republican Presidential candidate Mike Pence announces his withdrawal from the 2024 election, leaving John Bolton as the nominee.
June 30th: A terrorist plot to blow up the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle during the 2024 Democratic National Convention is foiled by the Seattle Police Department.
July 7th: UEFA Euro 2024 Championship concludes with a victory for France.
July 19th - 22nd: The 2024 Democratic Convention is held in the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington.
July 26th: The 2024 Paris Summer Olympics are opened by French President Benoît Hamon.
August 3rd: During the Olympics, an incident occurs where one of the audience members attempts to attack one of the running athletes for coming into last place. The attacker, an 18-year old college student named Carl Dunlap, is escorted off the field of the State de France stadium for attacking whom he thought was the fastest runner in the games. The running matches are called off until the 5th due to the incident.
August 11th: Closing of the 2024 Paris Summer Olympics. Also on that day, Construction begins on the new Olympic Winter stadium in Warsaw, Poland for the 2030 Winter Olympics.
August 27th - 31st: The 2024 Republican National Convention is held at the AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas.
August 30th: Republican Nominee John Bolton chooses Ted Cruz as his running mate for Vice President.
September 9th: A plot to assassinate Prince William of Wales (Formerly Duke of Cambridge prior to Queen Elizabeth's death in 2021) during his trip to Vancouver, Canada is foiled by Police. The would-be assassin, 31-year old James Hubert, is detained by the Vancouver Police Department after his home was raided, and explosives were found. Hubert stated that he plotted to assassinate Prince William because of his hatred for the monarchy, and to have it slowly crumble under the reign of King Charles III.
Hubert was sentenced to life in prison, and was sent to a penitentiary for his dangerous beliefs.
September 17th: The first Presidential debate of 2024 goes live.
September 30th: The second 2024 Presidential Debate goes live.
October 2nd: A terrorist plot to release anthrax in the Montreal Metro is foiled by police.
October 17th: The third and final presidential debate goes live.
October 25th: Former Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell passes away from a brain tumor at the age of 82. His funeral is held 2 days before the election, on November 3rd.
November 5th: President Joe Biden defeats John Bolton with 322 votes, earning him a second term in office.
November 18th: A teaser for Screen Gems Interactive's Phantom Hunter's DLC story, titled "Bigger Illusions" is uploaded to YouTube.
November 25th: House Speaker Mitt Romney announces he will not run for a 3rd term as Speaker of the House of Representatives in 2026, as he plans to retire from politics and spend more time with his family.
December 14th: A massive pileup occurs on the Massachusetts Turnpike involving 253 vehicles, killing 21 people and injuring 36. The pileup happened during a snowstorm, and is considered one of the worst highway accidents in US history.
December 25th: The second teaser for the Phantom Hunter DLC Story "Bigger Illusions" is uploaded to YouTube.
January 12th: A horrible train crash occurs on the Chicago L-Train. The train went too fast over a curve on the Chicago Loop and derailed, killing 15 people and injuring 12. The crash was the worst to take place in the city's elevated rail system since the 1977 Chicago Loop Derailment.
January 20th: US President Joe Biden is sworn in for a second term.
UNDER CONSTRUCTION! WILL FINISH SOON!