Comic-Con may not be a gaming-centric convention like PAX or E3, but there’s still plenty for gamers to divulge in. Sony in particular will be bringing an impressive line-up of games to this year’s SDCC, including demos of unreleased games.
Throughout the weekend (Comic-Con runs from July 12-15th and we’ll be there!), Sony has also scheduled four panels for four of their most anticipated games. These games are Beyond: Two Souls, The Last of Us, The Unfinished Swan, and PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale, wherein attendees can take a load off and learn about upcoming games from the developers directly.
The PlayStation Booth won’t just be filled with demos for first party titles though, as multiplatform games like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will be playable at Sony’s booth as well. Those who swing by may also snag a The Last of Us t-shirt, but be quick, they are in limited numbers.
Here’s the full list of games to be present at the convention next week:
- PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale (read our E3 preview here)
- The Unfinished Swan
- Sports Champions 2
- Sly Cooper: Thieves In Time (Vita version also playable)
- LittleBigPlanet Karting
- Papo Y Yo
- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
- The Expendables 2
- Sound Shapes
- Retro City Rampage
- LittleBigPlanet Vita
- Jet Set Radio
- Gravity Rush
- Ragnarok Odyssey
- Beyond Two Souls (July 12th, Room 25ABC; 12pm-1pm)
- The Last of Us (July 13th, Room 25ABC; 5pm-6pm)
- The Unfinished Swan (July 14th, Room 7AB; 11am-12pm)
- All-Stars Battle Royale (July 15th, Room 24 ABC; 11am-12pm)
Aside from some development insight, these panels will also feature key people like David Cage and Ellen Page (who stars as the protagonist in Beyond: Two Souls), as well as some sweet swag like limited edition posters from The Last of Us. Sony will also be unveiling two new characters for All-Stars Battle Royale on July 15th, hopefully choosing from our Battle Royale roster suggestions.
Finally, Sony will be bringing its Gran Turismo Academy contest to SDCC. The National finals will take place on Friday and Saturday, at Jolt’n Joe’s in the Gaslamp Quarter, and SDCC attendees have a chance to enter as the 33rd competitor. Winners will take home a GT Academy 2012-designed HumanRacing GT Chassis equipped with the Thrustmaster T500RS wheel and pedal set. Don’t know what any of those words mean? Take a look:
While Sony brought plenty of Vita games to E3, they didn’t put much of a focus on the handheld during their actual press conference and are making up for it here. Coupled with the lack of Vita releases this month, and it’s no wonder some Vita owners are worried about the handheld. These upcoming games should do the trick to squash those fears.
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Source: PlayStation Blog