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So here we are again. San Diego Comic-Con. The place that makes geek wet dreams come true. I definitely was excited to get my nerd on this weekend, and I’m always looking forward to seeing what new booths, exhibits, and experiences SDCC has to offer. Suffice it to say, I was a tad underwhelmed by most of what I saw inside and out of the San Diego Convention Center.
This is my fourth year attending Comic-Con. Every year I’m always expecting something different, looking to see new things, but as far as booths go, Comic-Con 2015 seemed a bit lackluster. Most of the major booths and exhibits such as Lionsgate, Warner Bros., DC Comics, Fox, Weta Workshop, Gentle Giant, Image Comics, Marvel, Nintendo, and X-Box among others were pretty much the same as the last few years. And even exhibitors like PlayStation were completely absent. Ubisoft and a few others cut back on the scale of their booths. Even Marvel downsized from a big video screen on their booth to just a giant scrawl to promote Ant-Man.
Last year, DC Comics gave a preview of the cape and cowl that Ben Affleck’s Batman will be wearing in Batman v Superman. This year they went one level up by showcasing the costumes of
However, there were some Comic-Con 2015 booths that did impress me. It wasn’t the movie studios who were going all out, but it was TV series who were making their mark on the show floor, and even outside. As per usual, The Walking Dead booth dominated the floor with a fun experience with multiple photo ops with the undead to tease the upcoming season – they also spoiled some major plot points from the last season. MTV’s Scream and History’s Vikings had fun booth experiences to get splattered by blood and walk away with some swag.
The most comprehensive Comic-Con 2015 booths weren’t inside however, they were outside the convention center. MTV’s Scream Queens had a carnival giant drop ride and FX hosted huge experiences such as an America Horror Story: Hotel recreation and a giant Fargo snow globe. Even Adult Swim had its own area for fans to play around in with a little carnival setting for folks to play games and win prizes.
Nerd HQ changed venues this year and instead of taking over PETCO Park they inhabited three levels of the New Children’s Museum. It was closer to the convention center and had more room for activities.
These are a few stray observations I noticed that I thought I would share. Many folks are not able to make it to Comic-Con and I hope this photo gallery will at least give you a solid taste of what it is like to walk around the epic convention.
For more info on the exhibitors, visit Comic-Con.org
After many delays, South Park: The Stick of Truth turned out to be one of the most highly praised games of 2014. Gamers were thrust into the true South Park experience from the beloved television series, creating the ultimate dream come true for fans. Regardless of its rocky development, Matt Stone and Trey Parker have reunited with Ubisoft San Francisco to announce Stick of Truth’s sequel, South Park: The Fractured but Whole.
During the Ubisoft presentation as you can see in the video above, a bunch of fun in-game cutscenes were shown with the boys running around trying to stop Butters aka Professor Chaos. Although that is just the baseline of the story, Stone and Parker announced that the story will still focus on the “new kid,” which is the player.
Bringing a more meta element into the game, Cartman promises The Fractured but Whole will be bigger and carry with it a better combat system. South Park Studios looks to build its already successful RPG platform deeper within the mythology of the show by integrating its superhero elements. South Park has revisited the Coon and friends story arc on a few occasions, delivering the origin of Kenny’s resurrection ability, and the themes and costumed characters have proved to be a hit.
I only hope we get to visit Mint Berry Crunch’s home planet of Kokujon or that we’ll see Cthulhu. Shablagoo!
Official plot synopsis for South Park: The Fractured but Whole courtesy of Ubisoft:
Players will once again assume the role of the New Kid, and join South Park favorites Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman in a new hilarious and outrageous adventure. This time, players will delve into the crime-ridden underbelly of South Park with Coon and Friends. This dedicated group of crime fighters was formed by Eric Cartman whose superhero alter-ego, The Coon, is half man, half raccoon. As the New Kid, players will join Mysterion, Toolshed, Human Kite, Mosquito, Mint Berry Crunch and a host of others to battle the forces of evil while Coon strives to make his team the most beloved superheroes in history.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, with a release date TBD.
Source: Ubisoft YouTube
Get ready for some good ol’ fashioned British pub brawls because Ubisoft is taking Assassin’s Creed fans to jolly ol’ 1868 London. The newest installment of the acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, was announced officially today. During the height of the Industrial Revolution, players will embody two new, twin assassin’s by the name of Jacob Frye and Evie Frye. Learn more about this dynamic duo and watch the announcement and gameplay walkthrough trailers after the break. Continue reading
The wait will be finally over in a matter of days. Ubisoft has just released the official launch trailer for Far Cry 4, which hits shelves November 18. Fans of the Far Cry franchise are given an in-depth introduction to the immense sequel, including a look at the expansive new world, the characters, various weapons, and much more. Check out the launch trailer as well as a slew of screenshots after the break. Continue reading
Ubisoft is going bigger than ever at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. For the first time ever, fans will get to experience Assassin’s Creed like they never before in Ubsofit‘s first ever parkour obstacle course. For those who have wanted to scale buildings and parkour rooftops like Edward, Ezio, or Altaïr this is your chance to learn how. Check out the full details after the break.
Not only has Comic-Con International released the schedule for Preview Night, but they have also unveiled the full panel schedule for Thursday, July 24; the official first day of San Diego Comic-Con. Everything kicks off with 24 in Ballroom 20 and DreamWorks Animation christens Hall H with their presentation of upcoming animated feature. Other big panels for the day includes The Giver, Paramount Pictures‘ presentation, Community, and much more! Check out the full schedule after the break. Continue reading
Ubisoft Montreal is hitting all the sweet spots at this year’s E3 2014 with a reveal trailer for the first big bad in Far Cry 4, Pagan Min. This new cinematic trailer was not only gives us our first glimpse at the villain, but also the protagonist, Ajay Ghale. Watch the trailer and check out a bunch of screenshots after the break. Continue reading
Ubisoft’s latest addition to the much beloved franchise, Assassin’s Creed, was unveiled earlier this morning during the Microsoft press conference. But during the Ubisoft presser, gamers got a more cinematic look at Assassin’s Creed: Unity. Check out the full trailer, along with over 100 screenshots, after the break. Continue reading
Assassin’s Creed: Unity made its big debut today during the Microsoft press conference at E3 2014, and for the first time ever, Ubisoft has unleashed the power of co-op play into the beloved franchise. After the break, find more details about the 4-player co-op mode, along with many other new gameplay features you can come to expect. Continue reading