Posted Thu Jul 10, 2014 at 01:16 PM PDT by Brian Hoss
'Sunset Overdrive,' 'Halo: The Master Chief Collection,' and more.
Take note 'Halo' fans, July 24th and July 25th is going to see the biggest 'Halo' revelations ahead of the November 11th release. Today, Microsoft shared their upcoming San Diego Comic-Con line-up and there are two major 'Halo' events as well as features on 'Sunset Overdrive' and the infamous 'E.T.' landfill dig. Not only will fans get their first look at 'Halo: Nightfall,' but the 'Halo: The Master Chief Collection' Developer Panel is going to be the best time this year for fans to pry any information out on 'Halo 5: Guardians' or the future of 'Halo' in general. On top of that, for those attending there will be a Xbox Booth offering Con goers the chance to see and play a whole mess of unreleased Xbox One titles. Finally, there will also be Xbox Tournaments Powered by MLG, for which there are further deatils below. Oh, and Major Nelson is teasing that beyond all that is being announced by Microsoft for the San Diego Comic-Con, there will also be "a few surprises."
Here's the schedule:
Halo: Nightfall First-Look
Thursday, July 24, 11:45AM – 12:45PM, Room 6BCF
Prepare for your next step in the Halo Journey with a deep-dive into Halo: Nightfall, the upcoming live-action digital series from 343 Industries and Scott Free Productions. Join 343’s Kiki Wolfkill (Executive Producer), Frank O’Connor (Franchise Development Director)along with key Halo: Nightfall cast and crew, and be among the first to get the details of the story and production.
The Fusion of Art and Style in Sunset Overdrive
Thursday, July 24, 5:00PM – 6:00PM, Room 5AB
Join Xbox Live’s Major Nelson to get an inside look into the inspiration behind the vibrant and off-the-wall style of Sunset Overdrive, a new open-world action game coming exclusively to the Xbox One this fall. Audience members will be the first to see new Sunset Overdrive content illustrating the creative freedom the game offers players. Hear directly from Insomniac Games’s Drew Murray and Marcus Smith (Game and Creative Director, respectively) along with art director Jacinda Chew and lead character artist Gavin Goulden.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection Developer Panel
Friday, July 25, 10:15AM – 11:15AM, Room 6BCF
Join 343 Industries’ Senior Producer, Dennis Ries, and Franchise Director, Frank O’Connor, Certain Affinity’s President and original Halo 2 multiplayer and online design lead, Max Hoberman, and other guests for an in-depth conversation about Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Fans can hear about what to expect from the highly anticipated compilation and discuss the efforts being made to bring the story of the Master Chief and Halo’s legendary multiplayer to a new generation.
Digging E.T. - Behind the Scenes of the Xbox Originals Documentary, “Atari: Game Over”
Friday, July 25, 3:30PM – 4:40PM, Room 5AB
Comic-Con fans will get the first glimpse at “Atari: Game Over,” the Xbox Originals documentary that chronicles the fall of the Atari Corporation through the lens of one of the biggest mysteries of all time, dubbed “The Great Video Game Burial of 1983.” As the story goes, the Atari Corporation, faced with overwhelmingly negative response to the E.T. video game, disposed of hundreds of thousands of unsold game cartridges by burying them in the small town of Alamogordo, New Mexico. Join Atari founder Nolan Bushnell, original Atari video game designer Howard Scott Warshaw (E.T., Yars’s Revenge, Raiders of the Lost Ark), two-time Academy Award winning executive producer Simon Chinn (“Searching for Sugar Man” and “Man on Wire”), Emmy winning executive producer Jonathan Chinn (FX’s “30 Days” and PBS’s “American High”), director Zak Penn (“X-Men 2,” “Avengers,” and “Incident at Loch Ness”), Fuel CEO Mike Burns and more as they take fans behind the scenes and share an inside look into the making of this weird and wonderful film. Moderated by Larry Hyrb, Xbox’s Major Nelson.
The Xbox Booth & Lounge
Whether you’re in the convention center hanging out at the Xbox booth (booth #100) or down the street at the Xbox Lounge in the Manchester Grand Hyatt (1 Market Place), we’ve got over two dozen different games to check out. Come by to play an unparalleled line-up of games that will all be heading to Xbox One consoles later in 2014 or check out our entertainment offerings.
Forza Horizon 2
Ori and The Blind Forest
Super Dead Rising 3 Arcade Remix
Madden NFL 15
Skylanders Trap Team
The Evil Within
Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition)
Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime
Dance Central Spotlight
Kinect Sports Rivals
Xbox Tournaments Powered by MLG. As the exclusive sponsor of the Comic-Con Lounge, Xbox is teaming up with Major League Gaming (MLG) to bring eSports to Comic-Con. From July 24-27, the Xbox Gaming Lounge will host a variety of walk-up-and-play tournaments for Titanfall, Killer Instinct, and Forza Motorsport 5. The tourneys are designed for all Comic-Con attendees, gamers, and aspiring competitors. MLG commentator Chris Puckett will provide play-by-play commentary for walk-up gamers, who will also have the opportunity to play against MLG pros and YouTube stars. Tournaments will be broadcast on the MLG apps for Xbox One and Xbox 360, as well as MLG.tv and MLG mobile apps. Killer Instinct tournaments will take place daily from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Forza Motorsport 5 tournaments will take place daily from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Titanfall tournaments will take place daily from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. The Xbox Gaming Lounge is located at the Manchester Grand Hyatt (One Market Place, Seasport Ballroon, 2nd Floor).
You can find the latest info on 'Halo: The Master Chief Collection' linked from our Video Game Release Schedule.
Source: Major Nelson
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