Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Comic-Con

Gears of War 4 gameplay, story trailers and Comic-Con info released

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Microsoft has released a new trailer and some gameplay footage from Gears of War 4. The windfall is due to San Diego Comic-Con, where players can spend some hands-on time with a playable demo that features a portion of the campaign and the Forge map in multiplayer at Xbox Booth #100. In addition, there will be a “Creators, Characters and Cast” panel in Center Room 6BCF on July 21 (2:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m.) with studio head Rod Fergusson, Liam McIntyre (Fenix), and others. An Encore with a special guest will take place on Friday at Nerd HQ (5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.). There will also be physical Gear Packs with cards that unlock in-game customization items, also at Booth #100 and Nerd HQ, and several figures and replicas on display. For those eying the new S model, a themed 2 TB bundle was announced for $449, which will include a themed controller, vertical stand, downloadable copy of Gears 4, early access (Oct. 7), and digital bonuses. The digital content includes the Vintage VIP Pack, six Gears Pack, permanent access to future maps for private games, and more.

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PC News, Xbox One News

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare story panel to be at Comic-Con 2016

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Activision has sent word that they will be hosting a 60-minute panel for Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare at Comic-Con. On July 21, attendees can check out exclusive story footage, and get some insight into how the developers are creating the campaign. Several team members will share making-of info, including narrative director Taylor Kurosaki, director of photography Jeff Negus, David Harewood (Supergirl, Blood Diamond), and Jamie Gray Hyder (True Blood, Graceland). The panel will start at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday in room 6BCF. Attendees will also receive a limited-edition lithograph poster from Mondo and artist Matt Taylor.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III bonus map The Giant gets new trailer

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Activision has released some more of their Comic-Con media. The latest is a video for The Giant bonus map for Black Ops III’s Zombies mode. Fans might recognize the locale as it’s from an old favorite, Der Riese. The Giant will be available in all of the collector’s editions: Juggernog, Hardened, and Digital Deluxe.

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Halo 5: Guardians video documentary, Fall of Reach trailer released

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Microsoft has released the 12-minute Halo 5: Guardians video documentary they debuted at Comic-Con, A Hero Reborn. The behind-the-scenes look features 343 Industries discussing the development of Guardians, detailing their approach in designing the game from the ground up for Xbox One and Live integration. The doc can be viewed below or on the Halo Channel and downloaded on Android and iOS devices, as well as on Xbox One, Windows Phone, Windows 8.1 PCs, Windows 10 Mobile, and tablets. Another topic covered at the panel was how the studio is linking game’s story to other releases in the franchise, including the newly announced Halo: The Fall of Reach animated series, an adaptation of Eric Nylund’s origin novel, and the second story of Hunt the Truth.

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Xbox One News

Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies – Shadows of Evil revealed

Another gaming company making their mark at this year’s Comic-Con is Activision. The publisher revealed new details about Zombies in Treyarch’s upcoming entry in the Call of Duty franchise, Black Ops III. During Zombies Panel, it was announced that the game will include Zombies – Shadows of Evil, a new narrative-driven survival co-op mode featuring Jeff Goldblum, Heather Graham, Ron Perlman, and others. Adopting a noir-style theme, Shadows of Evil follows four characters (The Boxer, The Cop, the Femme-Fatale, and The Magician) as they fight to survive against an obscure enemy known as Shadow Man. The Juggernog Collector’s Edition was also on display, which will come with a Season Pass, The Giant map (a remake of Der Rise), and of course, a mini-fright modeled after the Juggernog Perk-a-Cola dispenser. Screenshots and pics of the different versions have been posted below.

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Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Bundle announced at Comic-Con

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Microsoft revealed a new Xbox One Gears of War bundle during this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. The Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Bundle, currently up for pre-order, will be available on August 25 for $349. The set will include a 500GB console, a wireless controller with a 3.5mm headset jack, a download code for a copy of Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, the Superstar Cole multiplayer skin, and early access to the 2016 Gears of War 4 Multiplayer Beta.

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Xbox One News

Ken makes his Street Fighter V debut at San Diego Comic-Con

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Capcom took the opportunity at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con’s Street Fighter panel to reveal that famed shoto Ken Masters has joined the cast of Street Fighter V. Attendees are getting the chance to put his new flame-heavy attacks to the test in updated playable demos set up at Capcom’s booth, #215. Check out the new screens and reveal trailer below.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News

New extended version of Tekken 7 trailer revealed at Comic-Con

Bandai Namco has released an extended version of the Tekken 7 teaser that was debuted during this year’s Evo. The new cut was shown at the studio’s Fighting Game panel during Comic-Con and runs a little over a minute and a half longer than the original.

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Mondo creates Sunset Overdrive poster for SD Comic-Con 2014

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A new limited release poster for Insomniac Games’ upcoming action title Sunset Overdrive will be available at San Diego Comic-Con 2014. Designed by the Austin, TX-based studio Mondo, who makes some rather nice art for vinyl film soundtracks and VHS re-releases, in addition to newer formats, the print marks the gallery’s gaming debut and was created by UK artist Matt Taylor. The poster will be available at Mondo’s booth (#835).

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Convention, Xbox One News

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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