SDCC 2011: Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo Bring the Games

Published 3 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 8:48 pm,



Not to be outshined, Sony is coming with their own games and panels — only they are upping the ante a little. While not sporting as many titles as Microsoft, and focusing a little more on their indie developers (a first for them), Sony is bringing some new flair to SDCC by way of customized arcade cabinets for their Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One demo. Decked out with a 40” Bravia 3Dtv, custom artwork from Insomniac and a light display, these bad boys will be set up for all to enjoy while demoing the game.

Of course, that won’t be the only game on the agenda. With titles like Twisted Metal, Resistance 3, StarHawk, and Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception all playable, it could be hard for show goers to manage their time. On top of that, Sony will have panels highlighting their upcoming work with independent developers like thatgamecompany and Minority Games, along with panels on how the film industry has helped develop titles like Uncharted.

Just like with Microsoft, below is a quick rundown of what’s to be expected during the weekend. To get more detailed information, head on over to The PlayStation Blog and take a look:

Ratchet and Clank At SDCC

Get Into the Indie Spirit with PlayStation Network Game Developers:
Room 23ABC, San Diego Convention Center
Thursday, July 21, 10:00 a.m. — 11:00 a.m.

  • Meet with several PlayStation Network indie developers, as they give insight and creative cues on working within the gaming medium.

Exploring a 1950′s Altered America: The Continuing Creation of the Resistance Universe:
Room 7AB, San Diego Convention Center
Thursday, July 21, 5:00 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.

  • Get an Exclusive look at Resistance 3 from the Insomniac team.

Developing Interactive Entertainment: The Performance Capture Techniques of the Uncharted Franchise and Today’s Film Industry
Room 25ABC, San Diego Convention Center
Friday, July 22, 4:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.

  • Meet with the cast and creative director Amy Henning as they discuss what historical film techniques helped push the game’s design

Twisted Metal @ SDCC 2011
Room 5AB, San Diego Convention Center
Saturday, July 23, 6:00 p.m. — 7:00 p.m.

  • Take a look at new cinematic, campaign footage, a live demo, and even one of the new bosses with David Jaffe

The Evolution from Warhawk to Starhawk
Room 25AB, San Diego Convention Center
Sunday, July 24,10:00 a.m. — 11:00 a.m.

  • Go behind the scenes and see how the characters are created, and take a look at exclusive story details and character art.

Head to the last page to see what Nintendo has up its sleeve.

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  • Riley Little

    Seems like quite a decent show this year for gamers! I wish I could have made it out to San Diego this year to get in on the action, but I’m interested to see what gets announced. I’ll certainly be paying attention to the Gears of War 3 panel. 😀

  • William Case

    You and me both Ry! Though I’m still a little disappointed in Nintendo’s showing. Their Zelda showing somewhat makes up for it though 😛

    • Riley Little

      Nintendo has never really had a large presence at Comic-Con though. Last year their booth was pretty pathetic, and it was super easy to walk by without noticing.
      Skyward Sword makes it seem like they’re getting a little more keen on being noticeable at the show, so that’s exciting at least!

  • Thomas

    I would honestly live at the song both, holy crap.

    • Thomas

      Sony booth*