This week sees the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con International kick off (from July 21st — July 24th) and although the annual event is mostly about comic books, sci-fi / fantasy and film / television, video games will still be playing a fairly big part. In fact, there will be plenty of upcoming titles to check out, including a number of Kinect games.
One of the biggest Kinect titles to be featured at this year’s Comic-Con International event has to be the much-anticipated Kinect Star Wars game. As Istran over on the 123kinect.com website recently noted, not only will attendees get a chance to play the game, but they will also get to hear about a brand new game mode.
Attendees will also get the opportunity to visit the Kinect Stars Wars panel, where they can hear lead producer Craig Derrick (LucasArts) and studio head Jorg Neumann (Kinect Publishing) talk about the upcoming game with USA Today’s Mike Snider, as well as make an exciting announcement. All visitors will receive a limited edition poster.
Meanwhile, the Hard Rock Hotel — located at 207 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 — will be hosting the Xbox Lounge, a place where visitors can check out some of the hottest upcoming games for the Xbox 360. This includes two of the biggest sequels for the Xbox 360 Kinect: Dance Central 2 and Kinect Sports: Season 2.
Visitors will also have the opportunity to check out the upcoming horror and free-roaming Kinect title Rise of Nightmares, as well as Twisted Pixel Games’ upcoming game The Gunstringer. Some of the other games that attendees will be able to check out include The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Age of Empires and the highly anticipated Batman: Arkham City.
Those of you that are Halo fans will be pleased to know that there will also be a Halo Universe Panel at this year’s Comic-Con. The Halo Universe Panel will have Kevin Grace, Frank O’Connor (and other members from 343 Industries) and special guests Karen Traviss and Greg Bear discussing the first ten years of ‘Halo,’ as well as a preview of what’s next.
The Halo Universe Panel will be held in Room 6BCF of the San Diego Convention Center on Friday, 22nd July from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Will you be attending the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con International event? If you are, which games are you looking forward to checking out the most?