Comic-Con 2010 is just ten days away! Glancing at the schedule, there are more than enough options to keep you busy all weekend.
The show starts off strong on Thursday with familiar titles such as Dead Rising 2, Assassins Creed: Brotherhood, and Halo: Reach all on display. Friday follows much in the same vein, as we will see Marvel Vs. Capcom 3, Gears of War 3, and Twisted Metal Returns. Saturday, the last day for video games at Comic-Con, might be the day with the most variety to offer, with panels ranging from everybody’s favorite dancing studio (MTV Games) to everybody’s favorite cartoon mouse (Disney Epic Mickey).
We perused the full schedule for this year’s Comic-Con and came up with a list of the video game panels that we are anticipating the most. Be sure to get in line early!
Dead Rising 2- 12:00PM-1:00PM, Room 25ABC
Dead Rising 2, the highly anticipated sequel to Capcom’s multi-million-selling zombie action video game is here! Dead Rising 2 executive producers Keiji Inafune and Shinsaku Ohara unveil development stories, provide a live demo of creating new weapons, and reveal other exclusive content. Followed by a Q&A session.
World Premiere of the First Game From 38 Studios- 1:15PM-2:15PM, Room 6A
Be among the first in the world to see the video game debut from Curt Schilling’s 38 Studios. Hear from the visionaries who have teamed up to create this highly anticipated RPG and the rich world it is set in, including 38 Studios’ executive art director Todd McFarlane (Spawn, Spider-Man), executive creator of worlds R. A. Salvatore (Forgotten Realms), lead designer Ken Rolston (Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion), and founder and chairman Curt Schilling. Learn all about this ambitious new project as 38 Studios unveils the name of the game along with the world premiere of the game’s first trailer directed by McFarlane. Attendees will also receive a limited-edition poster.
World of Warcraft: Epic Loot- 2:15PM-3:15PM, Room 6BCF
Get your game on outside of Azeroth! A panel of Blizzard Entertainment creative decision makers and licensed partners are on hand for a discussion and unveiling of World of Warcraft-inspired products. In attendance: Chris Metzen, Blizzard Entertainment SVP of creative development; Micky Neilson, Blizzard Entertainment publishing lead; Hank Kanalz, VP/GM of WildStorm and World of Warcraft comic editor; Julian Rignall, Future Plus editorial director of World of Warcraft Official Magazine; Jim Fletcher, DC Direct design director; and Cory Jones, Cryptozoic Entertainment president and chief creative officer. Moderated by Kat Hunter, Blizzard Entertainment licensing project manager and host of BlizzCon coverage on DIRECTV.
Assassins Creed: Behind and Beyond The Brotherhood- 3:30PM-4:30PM, Room 7AB
Key members of the development team from Ubisoft Montreal discuss the next iteration of the critically acclaimed, multi-million-unit-selling franchise Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood. Learn about the new Multiplayer mode, a first for Assassin’s Creed, and get a preview of new multiplayer characters as they are revealed exclusively at this panel! Go behind the scenes with an in-depth look at the story and art of the Brotherhood and the return of Ezio, now a legendary Master Assassin, as he journeys into Italy’s greatest city, Rome, to strike at the heart of the enemy. The session will also go beyond the Brotherhood to discuss the Assassin’s Creed universe as a multimedia entertainment experience.
Capcom 2010 and Beyond!- 4:45PM-5:45PM, Room 6BCF
See the latest trailers and get the inside scoop on all of Capcom’s most highly anticipated games for 2010 and beyond: Marvel Vs. Capcom 3, Sengoku Basara, Okamiden, Bionic Commando Rearmed 2, Ghost Trick, Dead Rising 2, and more. On top of all that, hear details on an exciting new game announcement by Capcom legend Keiji Inafune, the father of Mega Man!
Halo: Reach- 6:00PM-7:00PM, Room 6BCF
Bungie hosts this discussion around the biggest game of 2010, including an in-person look at the campaign mode and a debut of some exciting Halo: Reachnews.