Comic-Con 2011

07.29.11

Comic-Con 2011 packed plenty of little surprises within its halls, including several new comic book enterprises, plenty of cool merchandise, and a few celeb signings we didn't see coming.  But we'll be honest -- nothing could've prepared us for Abobo's Big Adventure, an 8-bit game that will soon be released for Flash play (no charge) over at AbobosBigAdventure.com.

07.27.11

One of the highlights for our trip to Comic-Con this year was attending the panel for Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, set for release on PlayStation 3 this November.  The panel included the likes of behind-the-scenes folks at Naughty Dog, including Amy Hennig herself, as well as voice talent such as Nolan North and Emily Rose.  It was a delightful sit-in, and not just because of a shirt giveaway.  But, hey you can see for yourself.

07.26.11

STARZ hit television show Spartacus returned to Comic Con for its third consecutive year to introduce their new season, Spartacus: Vengeance. After a hugely successful first season (Spartacus: Blood and Sand) and a brilliant half-season "prequel" series (Spartacus: Gods of the Arena), STARZ is coming back with a vengeance. "It's just a gigantic, gigantic season", said new Spartacus actor Liam McIntyre. 

07.26.11

This was my first real Comic-Con event.  I know, it's been happening for years and has been nothing short of amazing with all the celebrities and parties happening, as well as all the fanfare for upcoming movies and video games.  But I'll tell you, despite my high levels of exhaustion and complete drought of cash (someone buy me some mac n' cheese), it was an utter blast and I absolutely can't wait for next year's event.  Here are some of the highlights from my trip...

07.25.11

 

Being labeled a film visionary cannot be an easy title to live up to, but directors Jon Favreau (Cowboys and Aliens, Iron Man) and Guillermo Del Toro (Pans Labyrinth, Don't Be Afraid of the Dark) are two who live up to the bar. The directors, who are also spectacular friends and fans of each other, shared a panel at Comic Con 2011. Each talked about their own works and what it takes to transform the big screen from an idea into reality. 

07.25.11
When Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 first came out, there were some pretty questionable omissions in terms of characters on the roster. While Capcom did make room for plenty of newcomers such as Dante and Zero, characters such as Ken and Strider were certainly missed by fans of the series. Luckily for them, one of the series veterans will, in fact, be making his return as Strider Hiryu will be one of the 10 new characters in Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3. If you aren't a believer just by reading it, check out this gameplay trailer released by Capcom.
07.25.11

 

BBC's hit television show Merlin returned to Comic Con for a second year after it's huge success last year. Stars Bradley James (Arthur), Colin Morgan (Merlin), Katie McGrath (Morgana), Santiago Cabrera (Lancelot), and Anthony Head (Uther) joined writers Johnny Caps and Julian Murphy to present the brand new exclusive trailer, discuss the upcoming season, and air some (hysterical) bloopers! 

 

07.25.11
Much like the Street Fighter series, Capcom is following the same path of adding more characters to its Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 title by making a brand new edition of the game titled Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3. The new release will increase the roster size to a total of 50, adding 12 characters to the roster - 10 brand new characters, as well as Shuma Gorath and Jill Valentine who were available as DLC characters. To follow up the game's reveal at Comic Con, Capcom has released trailers of some of the new characters. The first trailer is of Firebrand, an enemy many people will know from the Ghosts 'N Goblins.
07.25.11

The creepy Resident Evil atmosphere is definitely on the rise this September.  Along with the official reveal of Capcom's latest Resident Evil game, RE 6, it's just been confirmed that two long-awaited high-definition remakes will be digitally available that month as well.

07.25.11

The upcoming Tekken Hybrid package for PlayStation 3, due this November, is looking pretty sweet.  Along with the new animated Tekken: Blood Vengeance movie (in 3-D, no less) and a high-definition version of the classic Tekken Tag Tournament HD, the game will also include a nifty little extra -- a playable taste of the upcoming Tekken Tag Tournament 2.

07.25.11

We show our nerddom in many ways.  Underwear, bedding, posters, action figures...there seems to be no end to it.  It's just another way of showing how crazy we get when it comes to collectibles.  Well, add one more to the pile, as Microsoft is releasing a Star Wars Kinect system bundle that everyone will no doubt want.  Better get your pre-orders in now.

07.25.11

Fans have been anxious and excited to meet the actor who will be replacing Andy Whitfield as the hero of Starz hit "Spartacus: Vengeance" - Liam McIntyre. Comic Con 2011 provided the first chance to meet the actor and see him in action - and fans were not disappointed.

07.24.11

One of the most anticipated new movies of the year visited Comic Con 2011 to air new footage and deput their trailer - in 3D. Stemmed from the visionary producers of 300, Immortals follows the mythological story of Theseus, a human chosen by the gods to fight those who would free the Titans - and unleash hell on Earth. Theseus, played by Tudors actor Henry Cavill, is secretly chosen by Zeus, played by Luke Evans (Clash of the Titans), to fight Hyperion who is in search of the legendary Epirus Bow which could release the Titans from their prison.