Xbox360Achievements.org (X360A) and PS3Trophies.org (PS3T) today announced their exciting plans for their MCM London Comic Con Games Stage show this weekend, and it’s chock full of goodness that ranges from top development talent to some of the most skilled voice actors in the industry.
Elias Toufexis (Deus Ex: Human Revolution’s Adam Jensen) will be kicking things off on the Games Stage – hosted by X360A and PS3T – on Friday afternoon, before Roger Craig Smith and Troy Baker – Batman: Arkham Origins’ Batman and Joker – will take the stage over the weekend for two sessions: one to talk all things Batman: Arkham Origins, another to talk LEGO Marvel Super Heroes.
Taking place this weekend from October 25 th to October 27 th, the MCM London Comic Con is the UK’s biggest Comic Con and last May saw 76,000 movie, video game, sci-fi, anime, cosplay and comics fans descend upon the Excel Centre in London.
Over the weekend the Games Stage will also welcome talks from ‘Thomas Was Alone’ creator, Mike Bithell, on his new game, Volume, as well as looks at a handful of current gen and next-gen titles.
Capcom will take the stage to show off their upcoming digital titles, Dustforce and Strider; System 3 will be there to show off their PlayStation 4 titles, Putty Squad and Pinball Arcade; and we’ll be celebrating LittleBigPlanet’s 5 th birthday early with Sony and LittleBigPlanet Hub creators, Sumo Digital.
After last year’s outstanding debut, UK pianist Mark Fowler will perform once again, closing the Games Stage on the Saturday, with music from Portal, Mirror’s Edge, Skyrim, Final Fantasy, and even a few surprises.
On Sunday lunchtime the focus will shift to PC. Perihelion will be showing off its Kickstarter success ‘The Mandate’ - described as a mix of Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica and Firefly - and they’ll have some exciting announcements as well as the title’s gameplay debut. Then, Carbine Studios’ upcoming sci-fi MMORPG, Wildstar, takes the stage.
Expo goers attending the Sunday LEGO Marvel Super Heroes session will also be in with a chance of winning a huge Hulk statue worth £1,500, courtesy of Warner Bros. It’s one not to miss!
The full schedule can be found below, and all sessions will be live streamed on X360A.org and PS3T.org, so drop by and tune in next weekend for all action.
Tickets for MCM London Comic Con are available at: www.mcmcomiccon.com/london/tickets
YouTube at www.youtube.com/mcmexpo
Friday 25th October, 2013
16.00 – Bringing Adam Jensen to Life With Elias Toufexis
Elias Toufexis hit the big time in video games when he voiced Adam Jensen in Deus Ex: Human Revolution, but he’s been around a lot longer than that. Elias joins us to talk about his career, his experiences and what it’s like to be the voice of the soldier of a new generation.
17.00 - LittleBigPlanet 5 th Birthday Celebrations
Way back in 2008, Media Molecule launched LittleBigPlanet on the PS3 to critical acclaim. 5 years on, now a huge, sprawling franchise, LittleBigPlanet is kicking off its 5 th birthday celebrations early, and they're doing so with us on stage at the MCM. Not only will they be showing off their 5 favourite levels, we'll also be talking to the LittleBigPlanet team about the PS3’s free-2-play LittleBigPlanet Hub. No, there won’t be cake. There will be laughter though.
18.00 - System 3 Presents Putty Squad & Pinball Arcade
Longstanding UK developer and publisher, System 3, are still kicking after 30 years of making games and they’re not slowing down anytime soon. System 3 will be joining us on stage to show off their two PlayStation 4 titles: a HD reimagining of the classic Putty Squad, and a next-gen pinball game, Pinball Arcade.
Saturday 26th October, 2013
12.00 – The Capcom Digital Session Featuring Strider & Dustforce
Capcom UK’s Neil Gorton will be on hand to give Comic Con goers a look at their upcoming digital titles: Dustforce, a fast-paced, previously PC-only, 2D ‘sweep ‘em up,’ and the reimagining of classic side-scroller, Strider.
14.45 - Batchat With Batman: Arkham Origins’ Troy Baker & Roger Craig Smith
Batman: Arkham Origins’ Roger Craig Smith (Batman) and Troy Baker (Joker) join us on stage to talk all things Batman and beyond. Plus, the usual fun and random shenanigans.
17.00 - X360A & PS3T Presents: UK Pianist, Mark Fowler
UK piano man, Mark Fowler, joins us on stage once again after May’s successful debut. Mark will play a selection of classics, old and new, from franchises like Final Fantasy, Mirror’s Edge, Kingdom Hearts, Skyrim, Halo and Portal.
Sunday, 27 th October, 2013
12.00 – Perihelion Interactive Presents ‘The Mandate’
Perihelion Interactive – a new studio made up of veteran game developers – comes onto the Game Stage to show off their upcoming co-op, sandbox, sci-fi RPG for PC, Mac and Linux. Think Battlestar Galactica meets Star Trek meets Firefly. It’s as simple as that.
13.00 – Welcome to ‘Wildstar’ – The Next Sci-Fi MMORPG
Carbine Studios, a development studio founded by former World of Warcraft veteran developers, will be bring their vast experience to the science fiction MMORPG space in 2014 with Wildstar, and NCsoft will be on hand to give you a sneak peek at this upcoming PC title.
14.45 - Block Building With LEGO Marvel Super Heroes’ Troy Baker & Roger Craig Smith
The dynamic duo will be joining us on stage, this time to talk about their foray into the blocky world of LEGO Marvel Super Heroes. With a gameplay demo from TT Games’ Game Director, Arthur Parsons and a huge £1,500 Hulk statue to give away to one lucky fan, this is one not to miss.
16.00 – Mike Bithell Pumps Up The ‘Volume’
‘Thomas Was Alone’ creator, Mike Bithell is back, and this time he’s heading straight to the home console. Debuting on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, ‘Volume’ is a stealth game with an emphasis on sound waves and distraction. Mike will give fans a look at the game, discuss the story and take questions from the audience.