Capcom Goes Big At 2007 International Comic-Con in San Diego

Capcom has an incredibly busy Comicon planned– far bigger than what we did at E3! How much does Capcom love its community? THIS MUCH! Please check http://press.capcom.com for images of our booth and the infamous Capcom boxing ring arena.

We will representing in a 30x60 booth that features open gaming stations, allowing attendees to go hands-on with Zack&Wiki, Harvey Birdman, Mega Man Star Force and Mega Man ZX Advent, Ace Attorney: , Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, Rocketmen and Moto GP. Devil May Cry 4 and Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles will be playable in a private pod for those over the age of 17.

The Capcom store will feature tons of Capcom games (some at blow-out prices!), a new Street Fighter shirt produced exclusively for Comicon, licensed merchandise such as Udon’s rare hardcover Art of Capcom book and some exclusive Japanese merchandise imported specifically for the show! Every purchase from the Capcom store nets cool freebies, such as animation cells, strategy guides, bobble-heads or t-shirts.

The highlight of the entire booth will be our 20x20 boxing ring arena, where we will be featuring 16 player Lost Planet tournaments, Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix tournaments, the EVO finals and performances from several Nerdcore rappers. The Capcom Arena is sure to be a huge crowd draw during the show, as passers-by will be able to watch the tournaments on overhead 50” monitors as they happen.

On top of Nerdcore rappers, cosplay contests, tournaments and demos, we’ll also be tossing tons of Capcom freebies to the crowd (Thundersticks! Zack and Wiki stickers! Capcom trading cards!), host autograph sessions with Minae Matsukawa-san (the producer of the Ace Attorney series) and comics legend Marv Wolfman, provide photo ops with Mega Man and Harvey Birdman…

Whew. In short: we’re going to be busy, Comicon is going to be rad and the Capcom community is going to be very, very happy. See you in San Diego July 25 through the 29!

Our full schedule follows:

 

2007 Comic-Con Schedule

Check booth announcements for possible updates

 

Show hours:  10am-7pm daily, 10am– 5pm on Sunday

 

 

Thursday

           

            10 :00am - 2:00pm        Mega Man ZX Advent costumed actor (new costume)

 

                        We’ve got an amazing new Mega Man suit, and someone’s a-gonna be wearin’ it.  Thrill to the exciting new look of the next-gen Blue Bomber as our Mega Man poses, then possibly loiters a little, and then poses again!

 

 

            11:00am - 1:00pm        Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo: HD Remix tournament

           

                        A minute to learn, a lifetime to master.  It was a big hit at E3, but this will be the gaming public’s first chance to get hands-on with the classic competitive puzzling favorite.  SPF2T:HD Remix has a fresh new High-Def look as well as the new“X Prime” mode, featuring all-new drop patterns and rebalanced characters, so the competition is anybody’s game. 

 

 

            2:00pm - 4:00pm          Nerdcore showcase (Ultraklystron, Nursehella, Beefy)

 

 

                       Day 1 of our Nerdcore parade.  Check out their myspace pages to get a taste of what these alpha-nerds are cooking. 

http://www.myspace.com/beefynerdcore                 

http://www.myspace.com/nursehella

http://www.myspace.com/karlrolson

 

 

4:30pm - 6:30pm         Lost Planet XBOX 360 tournament

 

            Q:  What goes better together than Lost Planet’s icey goodness and hot hot competition?   A:  Nothing.  Come one, come all to our Lost Planet tournament extravaganza.  Entry is first-come, first-served and space is limited, so make sure to show up early to secure your spot! 

 

 

4:30pm - 5:30pm           Shade autograph session featuring Shade writer Marv Wolfman, character designer Dave Daniels, and studio head Dave Dies.

 

Capcom’s Shade II is the follow up to the first ever MMWRPG (Massively Multiplayer Wireless Role-Playing Game), Shade (let’s call it“Shade 1” retroactively).  Shade II’s new interactive world of dark fantasy is powered by some serious talent, and we’ll Capcom Interactive Canada studio head and executive producer Dave Dies, character designer Dave Daniels, and famed comics writer Marv Wolfman (Teen Titans, Blade) at the booth to sign your assorted trinkets. 

 

 

Friday

           

            10:00am - 2:00pm        Harvey Birdman Actor

 

                        Not just ANY Harvey Birdman actor either -- it’s the real guy from the cartoon show.  But wait -- real guy from a cartoon show?  Well… yes.  Think back to the live-action segments of Harvey Birdman, and you’ve got the picture.  That’s the dude we’ll have strutting around.  He’s sure to be full of hot gossip about life on the set, which he probably won’t share with you. 

 

 

            10:00am - 2:00pm       Mega Man costumed actor

           

                       Supposing Dr. Wily hasn’t caught up with him overnight, Mega Man will be back and cold lampin’ at our booth. 

 

 

            11:00am - 1:00pm        Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo: HD Remix tournament

 

                        Get schooled yesterday?  Take another shot today.  As before, space is limited!   

 

 

             2:00pm - 4:00pm          Nerdcore showcase (The Sucklord, Ytcracker, Former Fat Boys)

 

                        Another powerpacked Nerdcore lineup!  Also, a guy in a Boba Fett outfit with a boombox (Sucklord). You are commanded not to miss it! 

 

http://www.myspace.com/suckadelic 

http://www.myspace.com/ytcracker

http://www.myspace.com/formerfatboys

 

 

            4:30pm– 5:30pm           Ace Attorney producer Minae Matsukawa autograph session

 

                        The queen of all things Ace Attorney will grace us with her presence at this Comic-Con, even deigning to sign your grubby stuff, including the show exclusive Ace Attorney posters that will be available. 

 

 

             4:30pm - 6:30pm          Lost Planet XBOX 360 tournament

 

                        The beatings willl continue until morale improves, or at least until we’ve got a champion.  It’s another Lost Planet tournament!  Each day is an independent event, so if you got knocked out (or even if you won) before, you’re welcome back. 

 

 

5:30pm - 6:30pm           Shade autograph session featuring Shade writer Marv Wolfman, character designer Dave Daniels, and studio head Dave Dies.

 

                        Second verse, same as the first.  Unfortunately for all of you, I am a Teen Titans nut, and so will be first in line to make Marv Wolfman sign everything I own until he falls over dead.  No cuts. 

 

 

Saturday

           

10:00am - 2:00pm        Mega Man costumed actor (new costume)

 

            That’s right:  the costume rides again. 

 

 

11:00am - 12:00pm       Ace Attorney producer Minae Matsukawa autograph session

 

            Supposing she hasn’t suffered crippling hand cramps, Matsukawa-san will return to turn your worthless junk into eBay gold with her magical signature. 

           

 

11:00am - 1:00pm        Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo: HD Remix tournament

 

            Could be your last chance to prove your mettle amidst the dizzying highs and devastating lows of competitive Puzzle Fighting. 

 

 

1:00pm - 2:00pm          Ace Attorney cosplay contest judged by Cosplay.com and Ace Attorney producer Minae Matsukawa autograph session

 

           “Objection!”s are sure to be flying as we invite all Ace Attorney cosplayers to strut their stuff for Capcom staff, the veterans from Cosplay.com, and special celbrity judge Matsukawa-san.  As the saying goes, the more Franziska von Karmas, the merrier! 

 

 

             2:30pm - 3:30pm           Random 

 

                        Rap impresario Random will be spitting rhymes from his brand new Mega Man-inspired album,“Mega Ran.” 

 

                       

             4:30pm - 6:30pm           Lost Planet XBOX 360 tournament

 

                        Hopefully you’ve learned something about the game by now, but if not, we’re sure someone will show you the error of your ways again by sniping you from afar. 

 

 

4:15PM - 5:15pm          Shade autograph session featuring Shade writer Marv Wolfman, character designer Dave Daniels, and studio head Dave Dies.

 

 

 

Sunday

 

11:30 -12:30                  Shade Discussion Panel (Panelists: Dave Dies, Dave Daniels, Marv Wolfman, Erik Ko, Joe Ng, with Moderator Rob Pereyda.  Also attending: Mike Larson, Mario DeGovia, Andy Rolleri). In Convention Center Room 4.

            Join us on Sunday, July 29th from 11:30pm to 12:30pm for a panel with Marv Wolfman, in convention center room 4. The panel will discuss all things Shade related, but specifically Shade II, the follow up to the first ever MMWRPG (Massively Multiplayer Wireless Role-Playing Game), Shade. Shade II is a brand-new interactive world of dark fantasy by Capcom Interactive Canada studio head and executive producer Dave Dies, character designer Dave Daniels and famed comics writer Marv Wolfman (Teen Titans, Blade) designed to show the world just how fun (and addicting) the world of mobile gaming can be.  Look for the official Shade novel and graphic novel in March 2008 from Prima Games. Marv Wolfman’s appearance is made possible by Prima Games, an imprint of Random House, Inc.

 

1:30pm - 3:00pm:          Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo EVO Finals

 

            The infamous EVO Championship Series is holding their EVO West qualifier at the Omni hotel during Comic-Con, and will be taking the old school action to the Capcom booth as the finalists on Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo battle for big money in Capcom’s boxing ring. 

 

 

             3:30pm - 4:30pm:         Street Fighter Exhibition against EVO tournament pros

 

                        Like to talk trash about your Street Fightin-skills?  You know you do!  Now it’s time to step up and take your shot against some of the best in the world for fame and prizes.  A selection of EVO specialists will be on hand to administer beatdowns and protect their precious treasure trove.  Take them out and win a prize.  Step up and take your best shot! 


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