The New York Comic Con may be better known for its comic book and TV related programming, but this year’s convention has a very sizable video game presence and several panels to see.
Among the highlights at this weekend’s video game panels at NYCC, Microsoft is bringing Halo 4, Capcom is offering previews of several games including the new Devil May Cry and Marvel will be announcing some of their video game plans as well.
We’ve assembled a list of the best NYCC video game panels below. Enjoy the convention and keep checking CraveOnline this weekend for updates from the show!
Friday, October 12
Expanding the Experience: Video Games & Comics
Friday October 12 11:00 am – 12:00 pm @ Room 1A14
Building on the success of Mass Effect and Dragon Age, join Dark Horse for a sneak preview of the next wave of comics tied to the coming year's hottest gaming properties!
How to Get a Job in the Video Game Industry with Capcom
Friday October 12 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm @ Room 1A14
Moderator Francis Mao (CAPCOM) leads a panel of industry insiders from a variety of game companies and industry outlets to share with you how they got to "play video games for a living," and the wide assortment of career paths that are available so you don't have to be a programming whiz or a stellar digital artist in order to have a fun career in the video game industry. Hear about what job opportunities are available in areas such as such as Marketing, Public Relations, Retail, Design, Publishing, Editorial and more! There will be a Q&A session plus an opportunity to speak with and network one-on-one with the panelists after the session.
The World of Capcom!
Friday October 12 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm @ Room 1A10
CAPCOM returns to NYCC with another stellar lineup of the hottest new video game titles in the coming year! Moderator Francis Mao (CAPCOM) leads a panel of Capcom's producers and product managers to share trailers and sneak peeks of all the hot, new upcoming CAPCOM games featuring Resident Evil 6, DmC, Lost Planet 3, Street Fighter X Tekken (PS Vita), Okami HD, Remember Me and more! Plus, a few surprises! Followed by a Q&A session.
Meteor Entertainment Presents HAWKEN
Friday October 12 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm @ Room 1A07
HAWKEN is one of the most highly anticipated games of 2012. Meet the creative team behind the transmedia phenomenon taking the industry by storm, and enjoy exclusive glimpses of the free-to-play first person mech shooter game, their graphic novel with Archaia, and their exciting new ventures in film and new media.
Saturday, October 13
Designing the Video Game Sequel to James Cameron's ALIENS – Aliens: Colonial Marines and the Challenges of Scale and Canon
Saturday October 13 11:00 am – 12:00 pm @ Room 1A07
27 years later, James Cameron’s highly successful sci-fi/horror spectacle ALIENS is getting a canonical sequel – in the form of a video game. Developer Gearbox Software will share insights into the exciting journey that developing Aliens: Colonial Marines has been – from diving deep into the ALIENS canon to updating the legacy and the challenges of telling a new story in a beloved franchise.
Marvel Video Games
Saturday October 13 11:15 am – 12:15 pm @ Room 1E13
Get the latest scoop on upcoming blockbuster Marvel video games spanning all of today’s hottest platforms (sorry, ColecoVision!). Upcoming titles include Deadpool, Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth, Marvel Heroes, Marvel: War of Heroes and more, plus the latest additions to current releases like Avengers Alliance, Avengers Initiative, Marvel Pinball (new table announcement!), HeroClix Online, Super Hero Squad Online and The Amazing Spider-Man. And just what is Marvel XP? All this, plus questions from the audience – and maybe even some other surprises. Don’t miss out!
Marvel Heroes – The Marvel MMO You’ve Been Waiting For
Saturday October 13 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm @ Room 1A10
Get an exclusive inside look at the incredible, spectacular free-to-play action-MMO Marvel Heroes as we reveal new characters, new gameplay details and more! Join Gazillion president David Brevik (co-creator of Diablo!), Marvel’s mighty VP of Games Production TQ Jefferson and other panelists for exclusive NYCC reveals and surprises. You do not want to miss this panel, True Believers!
Neverwinter Adventure Zones: From Campaign Guide to MMO World
Saturday October 13 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm @ Room 1A23
Dungeons & Dragons! Neverwinter! Hosted by a team of creative leads and game developers, Perfect World Entertainment joins forces with Cryptic Studios and Wizards of the Coast to present the highly anticipated free action MMORPG, Neverwinter to New York Comic Con attendees.
Join us for a firsthand look at the creative process behind bringing pen and paper campaign guides to life in an immersive MMORPG adventure zone — and lean how Neverwinter’s powerful user-generated content creation tool, the Foundry, will give players the tools to craft and share their own creations with fellow fans around the world. Prizes and Q+A opportunities with the folks from Cryptic Studios and Wizards of the Coast will also be available to attendees.
Blizzard Entertainment Publishing
Saturday October 13 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm @ Room 1A14
Love World of Warcraft, Diablo III and StarCraft II? Join New York Times Best Selling authors, Michael Stackpole and Micky Neilson, along with Dave Kosak, Lead Quest Designer for WoW for the unveiling of a brand new World of Warcraft novel in 2013. Get in-depth with the storylines and quests that continues to drive the largest MMO in the world! Plus, have a chance to chat with the creative minds behind the Blizzard publishing program.
Halo 4: The Master Chief Returns and Multiplayer goes to Infinity
Saturday October 13 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm @ Room 1E07
On November 6th, the Master Chief will return after 5 years lost in space to find a dangerous new Halo universe and tons of surprises in Halo 4. Get an up-to-the-minute status report on this new beginning for Halo and the exciting plans for the competitive multiplayer of War Games and the revolutionary continued storytelling and adventure of Spartan Ops, the brand new game mode that will continue the story of Halo 4 for months after you finish Master Chief’s campaign.
Developers from IO Interactive demo HITMAN
Saturday October 13 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm @ Room 1A10
ABSOLUTION with live commentary, followed by a fan Q&A.
Capcom Presents: Remember Me
Saturday October 13 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm @ Room 1A21
Be the first to find out everything there is to know about Capcom's latest and greatest franchise, Remember Me – an exciting, science-fiction, action-adventure game set in the near future of Neo-Paris where memories are remixed and erased. Hear about the development of the game from the creative team and see the latest gameplay footage for this 2013 game release. Followed by a Q&A session.
Sunday, October 14
Lost Planet 3 Panels & Screenings
Sunday October 14 10:45 am – 11:45 am @ Room 1A23
LOST PLANET 3 releases early next year with a gripping new storyline that provides fans with untold truths from previous Lost Planet 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. Come find out the latest information about this much-anticipated game from the Lost Planet 3 development team and “Go Beyond Survival!” Followed by a Q&A session.
NAMCO BANDAI Games and CyberConnect2 on Creating Japanese Games for the Western World
Sunday October 14 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm @ Room 1A14
Hideo Baba, producer of NAMCO BANDAI Games’ Tales of series, and Hiroshi Matsuyama, President and CEO of CyberConnect2, creators of the hit NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM series discuss the challenges and triumphs of creating traditional Japanese video games with a dedicated and passionate overseas fan base.
Capcom presents DMC: The All-New Devil May Cry
Sunday October 14 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm @ Room 1A23
The Devil May Cry franchise is back with a complete reboot of the series. 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. Come and 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” Followed by a Q&A session.
SLEEPING DOGS – BEHIND THE SCENES, PLUS WORLD’S FIRST LOOK AT NEW CONTENT
Sunday October 14 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm @ Room 1A23
United Front Games and Square Enix London Studios personally invite you to join them for an exclusive look at the past, present and future of Sleeping Dogs, the community-championed hit videogame of the summer. The game’s creators will also give a world exclusive showing of Sleeping Dogs’ first major game-extending story add-on pack. The team will share their thoughts on the game’s reception by both professional critics and the videogames community. Come for the Q&A, stay for the stage demo, this promises to be an unmissable insight into the game’s development process.