Yesterday on the Official PlayStation Blog, Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation’s Social Media guru gave the lowdown on everything PlayStation fans should be on the lookout for during Comic-Con and we broke it down just for you. One of the top annual San Diego entertainment events is the San Diego Comic-Con, where fanboys and fangirls get together to celebrate everything science fiction and fantasy.
The PlayStation Booth
PlayStation Gaming Cocktail (Thursday night)
This event is invite only – but so Sony is only inviting 40 folks! Join the PlayStation team to go hands-on with their latest first-party PS3, PSP and PSN titles, including MotorStorm Apocalypse, Dead Nation, Pixeljunk Shooter 2, echochrome ii, and more. Grab a cocktail, chat with developers and go hands-on with content from the show floor and additional software titles. It’s too late to enter the contest to get an invite, but you can dream about what you would do if you had gone.
Comic-Con is known for its panels, where you can get face time with your favorite creators. Make sure to line up early!
Origins and Evolutions of a Video Game Superhero – inFAMOUS 2 Panel & Q&A
Time: Thursday, July 22: 6:30PM –7:30PM • Room: 7AB
Sucker Punch Productions, the developer behind the critically acclaimed PS3 summer blockbuster inFAMOUS and the upcoming inFAMOUS 2, takes you behind the scenes in the making and evolution of superhero Cole MacGrath.
Twisted Metal Returns!
Time: Friday, July 23: 1PM – 2PM • Room: 8
Come 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!
The World That is God of War
Time: Saturday, July 24: 1PM – 2PM • Room: 7AB
Ru Weerasuriya and Dana Jan have helped to expand the God of War universe with their smash hit on PlayStation Portable, God of War: Chains of Olympus. Now they’re back, along with their talented team at Ready At Dawn Studios to expand upon this blockbuster mythological world with God of War: Ghost of Sparta. Join Ru, Dana, and team for this one-on-one interview and Q&A session.
Non-PlayStation-specific picks for Comic-Con.
1:00-2:00 Video Game Comics: The Next Big Thing— Are video games the biggest thing to hit comics since superheroes? Richard George from IGN explores this phenomenon, along with representatives from Dark Horse, EA, IDW, and WildStorm. Featuring some of the hottest video game properties in comics, this is one panel fans of either medium won’t want to miss! Room 5AB
3:30-4:30 Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II Exclusive Live demo— LucasArts’s executive producer Haden Blackman presents a thrilling look at the sequel to the fastest-selling Star Wars game of all time. Blackman will share the latest scoop on Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II and show attendees how to use the Force at a devastating level never seen before. Room 6BCF
4:45-5:45 Capcom 2010 and Beyond!— See the latest trailers and get the inside scoop on all of Capcom’s most highly anticipated games for 2010 and beyond: Marvel Vs. Capcom 3, Sengoku Basara, Okamiden, Bionic Commando Rearmed 2, Ghost Trick, Dead Rising 2, and more. On top of all that, hear details on an exciting new game announcement by Capcom legend Keiji Inafune, the father of Mega Man! Room 6BCF
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
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. 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. Room 3
3:30-4:30 DC Universe Online: The Next Legend Is You!— Superstars Jim Lee (Batman: Hush) and Mark Hamill (voice of The Joker, Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: The Animated Series) join forces with the DC Universe Online development team to reveal the exciting backstory of this action MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online) game. Room 5AB
4:00-5:00 Scott Pilgrim Vol. 6: Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour vs. The Fans— It’s been six years and six volumes spanning over 1,000 pages, and you’ve been there since the beginning! But there’s always been one burning question itching at the back of your brain that you thought would never be answered. Think no more! Ready your Q’s, mind your P’s, and join Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O’Malley for a battle royale as he quibbles the quips of his worst enemies…his fans! Room 25ABC
Boy do I wish I could go!