NY Comic Con: Videogames at New York Comic Con 2008

Along with our sister site, collectible toy culture blog Tomopop, Destructoid decided to invade New York Comic Con this past weekend. Comics? Who needs ’em. (Answer: me.) But we heard through the grapevine that there would be some videogame-related stuff to see, so we crawled out of bed and made our way to the Jacob Javits Center to scope things out. 

So maybe John Woo didn’t announce a Metroid film (boo? yay?), but there was still plenty of stuff to see. Konami was on hand with Metal Gear Online, as well as playable builds of Hellboy: The Science of Evil (for PSP, PS3, and Xbox 360), New International Track & Field for the DS, and more. Activision had just announced Spider-Man: Web of Shadows, and were offering fans the chance to audition for a voice-over part in the game. SouthPeak Interactive had a huge showing of original titles, including the just-announced PS2 breakdancing title, B-Boy, and the inventive and quirky DS title, Mr. Slime

Over the next day or two, I’ll be bringing you impressions and information from the show, along with a short interview with the Executive Producer of Spider-Man: Web of Shadows, Graham Fuchs. For those with a love of toys and Square-Enix, don’t miss Tomopop’s stellar coverage of the event.

[Photos by the lovely grrlaction!] 

Nick Chester