July 13, 2011

The Bit Beacon at San Diego Comic-Con 2011

Every year over a hundred thousand people make their way from all over the globe to attend this show and celebrate with others the things they are passionate about. And in just a weeks time, The Bit Beacon will be there. In case you are unaware, San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC for short) is an annual celebration of the popular arts. It includes but is not limited to Comics, Movies, Tabletop Games, Television Programs but most importantly Video Games!
We will be spending plenty of time on the show floor taking pictures and playing all the games we can. Here is just a taste of some of the major exhibitors that will be there:

Nintendo of America
The Pokemon Company International
Sony Computer Entertainment America

In addition to the show floor, SDCC is also host to hundreds of different panels. Panels offer a chance for attendees to spend some intimate time with some of their favorite creators, writers, actors, directors, artists, and game designers. The Bit Beacon will be on hand during three of these panels in particular.

First on Friday we have,

Resident Evil Round-Up!— 2011 marks the 15th anniversary of the legendary video game franchise that gave fear a face and horror a home. Get the latest information about the newest entries to the Resident Evil franchise: Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, with producer Rey Jimenez; Resident Evil: Revelations for the Nintendo 3DS; the gorgeous reimagining of Resident Evil 4 HD; and Resident Evil Code Veronica X HD, plus some surprises! Followed by a Q&A session.

on Saturday,

Assassin's Creed: The Creation of a Universe— The writers behind Assassin's Creed Revelations discuss and answer your questions about the thrilling fourth installment in the critically acclaimed entertainment franchise. Get a behind-the-scenes look at how Ezio's final journey will unfold as he walks in the footsteps of his legendary mentor, Altair, on a perilous journey of doubt and discovery. Watch the exclusive preview of Assassin's Creed Embers, the animated short film and explore how the Ubisoft Montreal development team has created an Assassin's Creed universe that weaves real world history and global conspiracies into an ancient war between Assassins and Templars through a variety of media. Panelists will include creators of the upcoming Assassin's Creed Revelations game, animated short film, and comic book.

and finally on Sunday,

The Evolution from Warhawk to Starhawk: The New Universe that Is Starhawk and the Characters Behind the Conflict— Meet the creative minds behind Starhawk, the spiritual successor to Warhawk, as they introduce you to an exciting new world set in the lawless frontier of space. The team at LightBox Interactive and Sony Computer Entertainment's Santa Monica Studio bring you an action-packed story with compelling characters, beginning with hired gunslinger Emmett Graves. Learn about how Emmett must navigate through Starhawk's brutal playground of large-scale combat, where the tide of battle turns all the time. You'll discover details about Emmett's backstory, his affliction to Rift Energy, and his overwhelming distaste for The Outcast, the war band of deadly monstrosities that he must fight to destroy in this PlayStation 3 exclusive. IGN.com's Greg Miller moderates with Starhawk's creative director Lars DeVore (LightBox Interactive), senior producer Harvard Bonin (SCEA Santa Monica Studio), studio director John Hight (SCEA Santa Monica Studio), and  writer, Koen Wooten, who provide insight into the creative process behind Starhawk's space western universe with never-before-seen concept art, exclusive story details, and in-depth commentary, straight from the men behind this innovative new shooter experience

Starting the night of July 20th, be sure to follow us on Facebook or Twitter for live updates from the show. Or check back later for impressions of all the games we demo, lots of pictures from the booths and reports straight from the panels. We might also have some giveaways so check back soon!


  1. Was There any New Information that came from the Resident Evil Round Up Panel?

  2. Yes there were. The first footage of Resident Evil 4 HD was shown. Also the release dates for Resident Evil 4 HD and Code Veronica X HD were revealed. They will launch on Xbox Live Arcade and the PSN Store on September 20th and September 27th respectively. Expect a full write up and pictures from the panel sometime this week.