Everything Gaming To See and Do at San Diego Comic-Con 2012

Saturday

10:00-11:00 Activision Panel Featuring Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Video Game Talent — Legendary Transformers voice talent and game experts at developer High Moon Studios come together in one epic panel to discuss their roles in the upcoming Activision video game Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. Panelists include Peter Cullen (voice of Optimus Prime), Gregg Berger (voice of Grimlock), Nolan North (voice of Cliffjumper), and Matt Tieger (High Moon Studios game director). They’ll give everyone an inside look into bringing your favorite characters to life in the making of the video game, as well as answer the questions you’ve been dying to ask. Room 7AB

10:30-11:30 Dark Horse: Bioware — Dark Horse and Bioware have come together once again to provide fans with exclusive news on Dragon Age, and the ever-expanding Mass Effect universe. Join Dark Horse director of public relations Jeremy Atkins and editor Dave Marshall, along with Dragon Age writers David Gaider and Sylvia Feketekuty, BioWare art director Derek Watts, moderator “Evil Chris” Priestly, and a cast of other celebrity geeks and surprise guests for an exciting look into the Dark Horse/BioWare universe. Attendees can be sure to expect a spirited discussion on the ongoing link between comics and gaming, with exclusive news and more! Room 24ABC

11:00-12:00 The Unfinished Swan: An Art Infused Adventure — Giant Sparrow talks about the art and inspiration behind one of the most unique and anticipated titles for the PlayStation 3. Room 7AB

11:00-12:00 Shifty Look — Namco Bandai Games has excavated the darkest corners of its vaults, and now the decrepit husks of games you’ve always loved (or never knew you did) have been brought back to life! Find out what’s next for ShiftyLook from Rob Pereyda (editor-in-chief), then join a spotlight on hit webcomic Bravoman from writer Matt Moylan (Lilformers) and artist Dax “D-Gee” Gordine (Mega Man Tribute). Next, webcomic superstars and Dig Dug 30th Anniversary contributors Scott Kurtz (PvP Online) and Kris Straub (chainsawsuit) make a big announcement fans with any sense of anything won’t want to miss! Finally, legendary voice actor Rob Paulsen (Animaniacs) makes a special appearance with an amazing ShiftyLook announcement that will blow everyone away. This will be the most fun you’ve ever had with ‘80s video games! Room 25ABC

12:30-1:30 Capcom’s Lost Planet 3 and DmC Devil May Cry: Westward Bound — Capcom takes the Lost Planet and Devil May Cry franchises in exciting new directions by partnering with Western Development Partners. Lost Planet 3 releases early next year with a gripping new storyline that provides fans with untold truths from previous games. Set in the frozen tundra of E.D.N. III, the game takes the franchise back to its roots, making gamers rethink everything they thought they knew about it. Capcom producer Andrew Szymanski, a member of the development team from Spark Unlimited and “Go Beyond Survival,” DmC Devil May Cry producer Motohide Eshiro, North American producer Alex Jones, and series director Hideaki Itsuno bring you the ultimate stylish action game. Detailing Dante’s early years and set against a contemporary backdrop, DmC Devil May Cry retains the stylish action, fluid combat, and self-assured protagonist that have defined the iconic series. Witness Dante chain together combo after combo with panache as he dispatches the demonic spawn back to hell. See what the game has in store for you January 15, 2013. It’s time to “Face Your Demons.” Room 24ABC

1:45-2:45 Marvel Video Games — Learn all about Gazillion’s Marvel Heroes MMO, Ubisoft’s Avengers: Battle for Earth and more future Marvel games-including an announcement from Activision and High Moon Studios that is sure to be a hit! Q&A will follow. Room 6A

3:15-4:15 Halo 4: A New Campaign and Halo Infinity Multiplayer — Halo 4 marks the beginning of a new saga in the blockbuster franchise that has shaped entertainment history and defined a generation of gamers. Developed by 343 Industries, get a glimpse at how they have taken Halo 4 in new directions, introducing an ancient threat and the Master Chief’s greatest challenge, as well as an innovative and fresh new take on multiplayer in War Games and Spartan Ops. Panelists include executive producer Kiki Wolfkill, creative director Josh Holmes, and franchise development director Frank O’Connor. Room 6DE

4:00-5:00 The World of Capcom! — Moderator Francis Mao (Capcom) leads a panel of Capcom’s producers and product managers, as they share trailers and sneak peeks of all the hot upcoming Capcom games, featuring Resident Evil 6, DmC, Lost Planet 3, Street Fighter X Tekken (PS Vita), and a few surprises! Followed by a Q&A session. Room 25ABC

5:00-6:00 Mass Effect: Past, Present, and Future — Developers from Mass Effect offer an exciting look at the evolution of the Mass Effect franchise. Mike Gamble (producer), Corey Gaspur (senior combat designer), Parrish Ley (lead cinematic animator), Sylvia Feketekuty (writer), Chris Helper (writer), Jessica Merizan (community manager) and Chris Priestly (community specialist) discuss the history of the series, beloved characters, multiplayer gaming and hints at upcoming DLC. Don’t forget to bring your emergency induction port! Room 25ABC

6:00-7:00 Reimagining a Gaming Icon: Lara Croft — Karl Stewart (Tomb Raider global brand director), Noah Hughes (creative director), John Stafford (narrative designer), & Camilla Luddington (voice of Lara Croft) discuss the journey of reimagining one of the most iconic franchises in video game history, Tomb Raider, through story, performance, and a lot of planning! As a world exclusive for the Comic-Con panel the team will also be joined by the lead writer responsible for crafting the story with the team over the last 2 years. Join the team for this Q&A session moderated by Geoff Keighley (host, Spike TV). Room 5AB

6:30-7:30 Gaming Kickstarter — Gaming industry veterans Oded Sharon (developer for Leisure Suit Larry), Chris Jones (Tex Murphy), Chris Pope (Two Guys from Andromeda: SpaceVenture), Jordan Weisman (Shadowrun), and Chris Avellone (Wasteland 2) discuss the new development model in gaming: Kickstarter! Join them as they discuss the ins-and-outs of the process, challenges, and lessons learned in creating a new generation of games for gamers through the Kickstarter model. Strategies, fan input, and advice for other projects are all on the table-learn firsthand what you can do to get your dream project funded! Room 7AB

7:00-8:00 Gaia Online — Chris Castagnetto (DJ Helsing) is proud to be hosting the Official Gaia Online Panel. This is your chance to meet the Gaia staff, get your burning questions answered and take a sneak peek at some of the great stuff Gaia has planned for 2012. Expect plenty of fun and some great prizes. Room 5AB

Sunday

11:00-12:00 Tapping into PlayStation History: The Emergence of PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale — Chan Park, president of SuperBot Entertainment, provides a look into the creation and development of PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, where the team has tapped into 17 years of PlayStation history to create a brawler with top PlayStation characters and environments. Learn about decisions faced in selecting characters, how the team implemented the idea of “mash-ups”, and how players can engage in cross play to challenge one another on PS3 and Vita. The team will also unveil the two newest characters in the series. Q&A session to follow. Also participating is Omar Kendall, PlayStation All-Stars game designer. IGN.com’s Greg Miller moderates. Room 24ABC

11:45-12:45 Meet the Companions of Star Wars: The Old Republic — Voice actors behind some of the most memorable SWTOR companions talk about what it was like stepping into their roles in The Old Republic. Bring your questions for the Q&A! Panelists include Tara Strong (Risha), Catherine Taber (Vette), Tasia Velenza (Kaliyo) and others. Room 6BCF

1:00-2:00 Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two — Warren Spector (Disney Epic Mickey), Marv Wolfman (Crisis on Infinite Earths), and Peter David (The Incredible Hulk) discuss the highly anticipated Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power Of Two video game set for release November 18. The panel will explore how the team mapped out the story for this innovative new title, as well as unveil the first details surrounding the Disney Epic Mickey 2 graphic novel, releasing exclusively in Europe in conjunction with the game’s arrival in stores. The panel will also present a special never-before-seen sequence from the upcoming release. Additionally, Becky Cline (director, archives for The Walt Disney Company) will be on hand to discuss the reemergence and historical significance of Walt Disney’s very first cartoon star, Oswald The Lucky Rabbit, who is prominently featured in the game. Join Warren, Marv, Peter, and Becky for this session. Room 25ABC

Booths and Off-Site Stuff

Full list of exhibitors here

Electronic Arts
Booth 5045

Activision
Booth 5344

The Behemoth/ Newgrounds
Booth 4219

Square Enix
Booth 3829

Xbox
Booth 5252

Konami Digital Entertainment
Booth 3713

Mad Catz
Booth 5139

Namco Bandai Games America
Booths 5136, 5138

Nintendo of America
Booth 5153

Sony Computer Entertainment America
Booth 4237

Sony Online Entertainment
Booths 4435, 4437, 4439, 4536, 4538, 4550

THQ Inc.
Booth 5145

Ubisoft
Booth 5345

BioWare Base

Location: Gaslamp Hilton, 401 K Street

Thursday 1pm-9pm
Friday 1pm-9pm
Saturday 1pm-4pm & 7pm-9pm
Sunday 11am-5pm

Sega Arcade

Includes Aliens: Colonial Marines and Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

Also a signing by Aliens Concept Designer Syd Mead from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday.

Location: 200 Harbor Drive, Suite 120

Wednesday 7:00pm – 10:00 pm
Thursday 1:00pm – 9:00 pm
Friday 1:00pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday 1:00pm – 9:00 pm
Sunday 11:00am – 7:00 pm

Xbox Lounge at the Hard Rock Hotel
Location: Legends Room – Hard Rock Hotel
207 5th Ave
Thursday, July 12 – Sunday, July 15, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Get an early taste of the upcoming Xbox 360 blockbusters and Xbox LIVE Arcade titles with us. Be sure to stop by the Xbox Lounge at the Hard Rock to play highly anticipated games like “Forza Horizon,” “Fable: The Journey,” “Dance Central 3,” “Assassin’s Creed III,” “Resident Evil 6,” “Borderlands 2,” “Hitman: Absolution,” “Sleeping Dogs,” “Deadlight,” “Wreckateer,” and more. And, after you try some of the new games, check out the HBO GO and Crackle apps on Xbox LIVE.

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