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San Diego Comic-Con: Gaming Report

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Another year, another San Diego Comic-Con. One of the biggest and most well known. So much news and announcements coming out of one weekend. And here is where we’ll be bringing together all the video game news we could get from the exciting weekend.

Starting off with big news about Firefly Online, the MMORPG in which you take control of your own ship. However, it was announced that the original cast of Firefly will be reprising their roles in the game. A piece of something amazing that’s been missing for a long time. However, if this game doesn’t center around the original crew, but rather you taking control of your own ship and leading it about the ‘verse, why are they reprising their roles, and what part will they play in this new game? Looks like we’ll just have to keep waiting and find out.

Shorts/Film/Webseries/Videos

Assassin’s Creed also getting some news after the weekend: a short motion graphic by Rob Zombie and illustrated by The Walking Dead’s Tony Moore has been released by Ubisoft. Based on the events of the French Revolution, the short is tied to the new game Assassin’s Creed: Unity that will be coming to stores October 28. The rather gory video recounts the story of the famous revolution, and gives a teaser of the story of the new game by Ubisoft.

Please note: This video is for mature audiences, and people with strong stomachs.

http://vimeo.com/101485551

Speaking of Assassin’s Creed, did you see the video of Kacy Catanzaro running the obstacle course that was set up featuring a rock climb wall, swinging balls, and a leap of faith? Check it out here.

World of Warcraft is getting into the movie scene now with a new concept trailer being shown at the convention. The story goes that the movie will be an origin story about war breaking out between orcs and humans on Azeroth. The movie, due to the heavy special effects needed, is planned to be released the first quarter of 2016. Time is yet to tell if it will be any good.

A Hitman reboot banner was revealed at SDCC with the first official look of Rupert Friend as 47 in the movie coming February 27, 2015. The movie is titled Hitman: Agent 47, however little is known about the story, the official synopsis is:

Based on the top-selling, award-winning videogame franchise, Agent 47 is an all-new motion picture about an elite and genetically engineered assassin, known only by the last two digits – 47 – of a barcode tattooed on the back of his neck. His latest target is a young woman on the run from powerful and clandestine forces. The mission brings startling revelations about the lethal agent and his prey, hurtling them on a collision course with their pasts. And this time, his number may be up.

New Street Fighter news for you Capcom fans: a sequel to the Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist is coming. Street Fighter: World Warrior, written and directed by Joey Ansah, will be coming late 2015 or early 2016. The previous actors will be returning, as well as some new prominent characters joining the cast. The new series will pick up where the last left off, following Ryu and Ken on their warriors pilgrimage. Watch Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist here:

Mobile Games

The Uncanny X-Men: Days of Future Past game had a notable update, adding Storm and Polaris as playable characters. After beating level three of the 2D side scroller the two new characters can be unlocked. Check out the trailer here.

We also have two Angry Birds trailers, fun and fresh “Stella” and “Angry Birds Transformers”, giving us ideas about what’s next for the series.

A mobile Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game has been released, with a tie in to the movie, coming out on August 8th. The game includes a survival mode and challenges with the main story mode game written by Tom Waltz, a contributor to the IDW comic series.

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