Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, the company’s video game division, has announced it will be bringing three of its upcoming titles to Comic-Con this month.
First up, the latest entry in Rocksteady’s wildly-successful Batman Arkham series, Batman: Arkham Knight, will be hosting a Cape/Cowl/Create art exhibit in the Hard Rock Hotel’s Legends Room from July 25-27, 12-7pm. Check out “true-to-scale replicas of the game’s cape and cowl used as a blank canvas by top contemporary artists to produce their own original interpretations.” No word on whether the game will be hands-on for attendees as well, but we hope so, even though it’s a 2015 release.
The other big game WBIE is bringing to SDCC is the upcoming Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, which recently wowed judges and attendees at last month’s E3. The game will be showcased in a panel on Friday Jul 25 at 12:30pm with the game’s developers, lead writer and voice actor.
Lastly, the latest game in Traveller’s Tales LEGO franchise, LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, will have a panel on Sunday July 27 at 1pm, with a gameplay demo, character reveals and special announcements. Several members of the voice cast will also be in attendance as panel guests. given the star power involved with voicing the many characters, and WB’s penchant for treating those in attendance at their panels, this should be one to watch.
It was also mentioned LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham will indeed be hands-on for attendees throughout the convention.
Here’s the details from the press release:
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, in celebration of the upcoming release of Rocksteady Studios’ “Batman: Arkham Knight,” will host the Cape/Cowl/Create art exhibit, open to the public daily from July 25th through the 27th, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hard Rock San Diego Hotel’s Legends Room. This free public exhibition will feature true-to-scale replicas of the game’s cape and cowl used as a blank canvas by top contemporary artists to produce their own original interpretations.
On Friday, July 25th, at 12:30 p.m., WBIE and Monolith Productions will host a panel for the anticipated game “Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor,” discussing how the game’s innovation evolves storytelling while exploring the history of the Rings of Power. Panelists will include Monolith’s Michael de Plater and Phil Straub, as well as the game’s lead writer, Christian Cantamessa, and voice actor Troy Baker, moderated by Professor Janet Croft.
And Sunday, July 27th, at 1:00 p.m., WBIE will also host a panel for “LEGO™ Batman 3: Beyond Gotham,” developed by TT Games, with an exclusive gameplay demonstration, character reveals, special announcements and a lively panel discussion with several members of the voice cast featured in the game. Also, throughout the Con, the game will be available for the first time for hands-on play by consumers.
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