Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Comic-Con

PlayStation 4 to be playable at Comic-Con International 2013

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The PlayStation 4 is still several months away, but next week, Comic-Con attendees will be able to get some hands-on time with the system. In addition to being able to check out some new peripherals, including the camera and headset, gamers will be able to try three titles for themselves at SCEA’s booth (#301): #DriveClub, Knack, and Octodad: Dadliest Catch. There will also be demos of five PS3 games, including Beyond: Two Souls and Diablo III, 10 PS Mobile games, and six PS Vita games on display, detailed below, as well as staff to help attendees make their way around each title. Some gamer-centric panels were also detailed, including a The Last of US signing and another discussing Telltale’s Walking Dead series.

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Convention, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Prologue and Bowl info, screens released

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Namco Bandai made some Tekken-style waves at Comic-Con last week, with the announcement of the inclusion of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Prologue with Tekken Hybrid and Tekken Bowl for iOS.

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Apple Handheld, PlayStation 3 News

Batman: Arkham City gets a touch of Castle with Stana Katic

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Warner Bros. made a small Batman: Arkham City announcement at Comic-Con this week. Stana Katic from ABC’s Castle has signed on to voice the character of Talia al Ghul. If you don’t know of Talia, then you might know her father, the classic villain (and one of the best on the animated series) Ra’s al Ghul.

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Convention, PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

New Street Fighter x Tekken characters, screenshots revealed

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The Comic-Con announcements continue with Capcom revealing four new fighters for their upcoming crossover Street Fighter x Tekken. Joining the cast are Street Fighter’s Dhalsim, Steve, and Poison (also of Final Fight fame) as well as Tekken’s Yoshimitsu.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Vita News, Xbox 360 News

Rayman Origins ventures to Comic-Con, scores new screenshots

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Rayman Origins is currently making the rounds at Comic-Con, and to make sure everyone is suitably excited about Michel Ancel’s return to platform gaming, Ubisoft has released some new screenshots. Origins, set to ship this holiday for the 360, PS3, and Wii, will feature four-player co-op sidescrolling action and reveal more about Rayman’s past.

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PlayStation 3 News, Wii News, Xbox 360 News

Just Dance 3 – new tracks, modes announced at Comic-Con

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Ubisoft showed off Just Dance 3 at Comic-Con today, debuting new tracks and the new Kinect-supported modes Just Create and Four Player Mode. Attendees itching to cut a rug can try the game for themselves at Ubisoft’s booth, #4245, between 9 a.m – 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

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PlayStation 3 News, Wii News, Xbox 360 News

The Darkness II pushed back to 2012

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It looks as though Jackie Estacado’s adventures won’t be continuing as soon as we thought. 2K Games has announced that The Darkness II has been pushed back from October 4 to February 7. The first-person shooter is currently in development at Digital Extremes, who are no doubt refining the many ways in which sentient demon arms can gut a man, and will pick up some time after the original, with Jackie now the head of a crime family.

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Convention, PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Activision announces Edge of Time and Destiny voice-over cast, discussion panel, and more for Comic-Con 2011

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Activision is kicking off their Comic-Con 2011 festivities with several announcements, including the voice-over cast of their upcoming Spider-Man and X-Men titles and info on a panel featuring the man himself, Stan Lee.

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Square Enix announces Comic-Con 2011 demos, panels, and more

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Square Enix will be doing their part to get attendees gaming at this year’s Comic-Con. Alongside Final Fantasy XIII-2 at booth 3829 will be previews and playable demos of Deep Silver’s zombie survival-horror title Dead Island, Eidos-Montreal’s Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and Ankama’s Wakfu. In addition, there will also be one-hour panels for both Deus Ex and Dead Island as well as the debut of Dissidia and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Play Arts -Kai- figurines. More info on the panels is available below.

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Convention, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Sega announces Comic-Con 2011 pop-up arcade of playable demos

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Last bit of Comic-Con news for the week, and this time it’s from Sega. Attendees looking to game it up should check out the company’s “pop-up arcade,” which will feature playable demos of Captain America: Super Soldier, House of the Dead: Overkill – Extended Cut, Guardian Heroes, Rise of Nightmares, Renegade Ops, Shinobi, Sonic Generations, and a new, unannounced game.

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