We already know the first day of Comic Con is going to be packed with videogaming goodness. What more could possibly be in the store? Quite a bit, apparently. The second day of the convention’s panels has been revealed, with a ton of videogame content to be spotted.
Of note, it looks like we’ll get our first look at Sega’s Thor title at the “Marvel Interactive: Marvel Video Games” panel. Also on hand will be David Jaffe to discuss the return of Twisted Metal, Capcom to show off Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Visceral Games will bring Dead Space 2, Fable III gets it own panel, Obsidian talks about writing Fallout: New Vegas, and Cliff Bleszinski and the team at Epic are probably going to blow some minds with a live demo of Gears of War 3 (with “key announcements”).
The full Comic Con videogame line-up for Friday, July 23 can be found after the jump. Check out Thursday, July 22 if you’ve missed it, too.
Friday, July 23
11:15-12:15: Marvel Interactive: Marvel Video Games
Learn all about Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, Super Hero Squad Online, Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Thor and and other new games via exclusive trailers, surprise reveals, and Q&A with the game creators, as well as the Marvel writers working on the next wave of Marvel Games from some of the industry’s top publishers. Room 6DE
1:00-2:00: Star Wars Day: Beyond Solo: Crafting the Multiplayer Story in Star Wars: The Old Republic
BioWare’s James Ohlen (studio creative director and lead designer) Drew Karpyshyn (principal writer), Alexander Freed (managing editor), along with Jake Neri (senior producer, LucasArts), discuss the creation of the multiplayer, planet-spanning story in Star Wars: The Old Republic. While much attention has been paid to the unique individual stories of each of the eight classes in the game, the team is excited to share their approach to the broader stories players will experience in The Old Republic. Room 7AB
1:00-2:00: Twisted Metal Returns!
Car combat returns to the PlayStation 3. Meet game directors David Jaffe (God of War) and Scott Campbell (Downhill Domination) as they introduce the demented characters of the new game, share some early looks at the game’s twisted end stories, and show concept art of the PS3 Twisted Metal that never was! Room 8
2:00-3:00 Marvel Vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds
The wait is over! After a decade of demand, Capcom delivers with Marvel Vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds! Learn all you need to know about the characters, levels, storyline, fight moves, and combos from producer Ryota Niitsuma and special advisor Seth Killian of Capcom, along with TQ Jefferson, director of games at Marvel Entertainment, and Frank Tieri, storywriter for Marvel Comics. Then show off your fighting game skills as audience members are chosen for some spontaneous challenge matches to win exclusive MVC3 prizes, followed by a Q&A session. Room 24ABC
3:30-4:30: Building a Horror Entertainment Franchise: Dead Space 2
The sequel to 2008’s award-winning horror videogame returns with its highly anticipated sequel in January 2011. Dead Space 2 unleashes a truly epic terror experience that will bring the psychological thrills of deep space to a terrifying new level beyond just video games. Executive producer Steve Papoutsis, art director Ian Milham, and producers Rich Briggs and Chuck Beaver will be talking about how they intend to establish Dead Space 2 among the top horror entertainment franchises in the world with a novel, animated feature, graphic novel, Motion Comic game and fan merchandise. Room 3
4:00-5:00: Fable III
Journey from a revolutionary to king or queen of Albion and along the way battle enemies far and wide while meeting a hilarious cast of characters. Fable III features a stellar voice cast, including John Cleese in the role of your personal butler, and boasts an Academy Award winner as well. Room 24ABC
4:30-5:30: Fallout: Game Writing in Evolving Franchises
Obsidian Entertainment, the developers working on Bethesda’s upcoming Fallout New Vegas, walk through the process of narrative and cinematic techniques used in bringing life and reactivity to franchises over the years, focusing on their upcoming work on Bethesda’s Fallout New Vegas. Examples will also be drawn from upcoming titles, Dungeon Siege III, and previous titles such as Neverwinter Nights 2, Alpha Protocol, and Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords. The developers will discuss how the franchise and development team can help guide the narrative and cinematic presentation of these elements and will showcase footage from these titles. Room 9
6:30-7:30: Gears of War 3
Epic Games design director Cliff Bleszinski, executive producer Rod Fergusson and New York Times bestselling author Karen Traviss provide the first look at the biggest game of 2011, including a live game demo and key announcements. Room 25ABC