Comic-Con 2014: All of the Video Games, Tournaments, and Gaming Panels at the Show

All of the games at San Diego's premier movie, TV, games, and comics event.

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The San Diego Comic-Con is almost here, and in between all the news about movies, TV, and comics, there are also going to plenty of games. Even though the event takes place after E3, we're still expecting a few gaming surprises at the show, and here's a rundown of everything we know that's happening so far.

Panel information comes directly from the SDCC website. You can see the full list of panels by visiting their site. All times are PST.

Panels Day One | Thursday July 24

Panel NameWhat
The Witcher10AM -- A chance to see the first live consumer demo of the The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt with commentary from the game's developers.
Halo: Nightfall First-Look11:45AM -- A look at Halo: Nightfall, the upcoming live-action digital series from 343 Industries and Scott Free Productions.
Evolving the League of Legends Experience1PM -- Members of the art, game design, sound, and production teams share insights and swap stories from their time spent working on League of Legends.
Blizzard Entertainment Showcase2:15PM -- See next year's lineup of never-before-seen loot and interact with designers, writers, and artists as they dig into toys, books, collectibles, and more.
The Inspiration That Brought Far Cry 4's Kyrat to Life3:15 -- Behind-the-scenes look at what went into the building Far Cry 4's open-world Kyrat for the next generation.
The World of Capcom4:45PM -- The latest updates on all the new Capcom games, including Ultra Street Fighter IV, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, Dead Rising 3, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy, and Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, plus sneak peeks at all the latest Capcom merchandise and maybe a surprise or two.
The Fusion of Art and Style in Sunset Overdrive5PM -- Discussion about the inspiration behind the Xbox One-exclusive open-world action game Sunset Overdrive.
Firefly Online: Bringing Back the 'Verse6:30PM -- The officially licensed video game based on the cult-hit TV show Firefly offers the first official public demonstration of this multi-user strategic role-playing game.

Panels Day Two | Friday, July 25

Panel NameWhat
Halo: The Master Chief Collection Developer Panel10:15AM -- The developers discuss what to expect from the upcoming Master Chief Collection.
Bandai Namco Games Fighting Panel12PM -- A panel discussing all things Tekken as well as Katsuhiro Harada's newest title. In addition, producers from Rise of Incarnates will show off their new franchise.
Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor12:30PM -- Learn the secret history of the Rings of Power and their relationship to the Wraith-and maybe get some tips on how to dominate the Dark Lord Sauron's army and other enemies.
Assassin's Creed Unity Demo and Q&A2PM -- Meet mysterious Arno, the new hero in Assassin's Creed Unity, learn more details about the game, and be the first to hear about new announcements for the Assassin's Creed franchise.
Battlefield Hardline: A Visceral World of Crime and Revenge2:30PM -- New footage of the engaging single player campaign will be on display showcasing the game's story about the war on crime in the gritty and glamorous streets of LA and Miami.
Digging E.T. - Behind the Scenes of the Xbox Originals Documentary, “Atari: Game Over”3:30PM -- First glimpse at “Atari: Game Over,” the Xbox Originals documentary that chronicles the fall of the Atari Corporation.
The Art of Video Games4PM -- All about upcoming comic adaptions of video games.
Street Fighter!5PM -- Capcom's Street Fighter experts share the latest news on Ultra Street Fighter IV. Series producer Yoshinori Ono may also make an appearance.
Three Flavors of Zombie: Expanding the Universe of Dead Island6PM -- The panel will detail both newly announced games, Dead Island 2 and Escape Dead Island, as well as detail how all three games tell their own unique perspective on the larger Dead Island universe.
Evolution of the Action RPG7PM -- David Brevik (CEO Gazillion, and the mind behind Diablo and Diablo II) discusses the evolution of the action-RPG genre.

Panels Day Three | Saturday, July 26

Meet Some of Magic Noon -- The Gathering's top creators answer your questions and share a sneak peek at upcoming releases.
Marvel Video Games12:30PM -- The Marvel Games team and some of the most talented developers in the industry cover nearly 15 Marvel gaming experiences spanning all platforms-many of which feature the Guardians of the Galaxy.
Developing the Next Mass Effect2PM -- Mass Effect developers from the Edmonton and Montreal studios discuss what it's like to expand on a well-established and beloved video game franchise.
Monster HunterA panel of Capcom staff members a share the new features and exclusive insights from Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (coming in early 2015 on the Nintendo 3DS).
Esports: How to become a Pro GamerDiscussion on the obstacles players face when seeking viable careers as esports competitors.
Video Games and Our FuturePanelists will discuss the past of video game culture as it compares to today and how "gamification" is making it possible for everyone to become a gamer.
Gaia OnlineThe Official Gaia Online panel: a chance to meet the Gaia staff and take a sneak peek at some of the great stuff Gaia has planned for 2014.

Panels Day Four | Sunday, July 27

Sonic and Mega Man Comics1PM -- Go behind-the-scenes and get the latest news on all things Sonic and Mega Man (in comics).
LEGO Batman 3An inside look at the multiplatform game.
Console Wars: Sega and NintendoRevisit the first generation of console wars with video game personalities who were in the trenches.

Playable Games

Here's a list of Xbox One games that'll be available at the Xbox booth (#100) and the Xbox Lounge at the Manchester Grand Hyatt (1 Market Place):

Tournaments

Thursday, July 24

Friday, July 25

  • Noon: Super Smash Bros. 3DS Tournament | Nintendo Gaming Lounge at the Marriott Marquis & Marina
  • 11AM to 1:30PM – Forza Motorsport 5 | Xbox Gaming Lounge
  • 2:00PM to 8:00PM – Titanfall | Xbox Gaming Lounge

Saturday, July 26

  • 11AM to 1:30PM – Forza Motorsport 5 | Xbox Gaming Lounge
  • 2:00PM to 8:00PM – Titanfall | Xbox Gaming Lounge

Sunday, July 27

More details will be coming out soon, and we'll update this story with more information as it becomes available.

And GameSpot will be live at the show to provide you with photo galleries, news, and video coverage as it happens, but what are you most looking forward to hearing about at SDCC? Let us know in the comments below.

Discussion

24 comments
Hurvl
Hurvl

In October there is going to be a Comic Con in Stockholm, Sweden, so I can finally go to one of those without having to travel very far. I don't know how much smaller it will be, because things are always smaller in Sweden (except for Dreamhack) but I'll find out eventually.

jako998
jako998

I saw an article saying Elder scrolls online  will be there.

The-Neon-Seal
The-Neon-Seal

Forget the games. Will there be a trailer for Age of Ultron?

DrKill09
DrKill09

It's called COMIC CON, not "Video Game Con" or "TV Con"  Get that crap outta there.

oflow
oflow

if you want to goto comiccon you basically have to buy your ticket for comicon for next year while at comiccon or you wont be able to buy one they all sell out.  they also got rid of the 4day pass and make you buy tickets for everyday.

jessie82
jessie82

the playable games are a joke..

quicktim3
quicktim3

o man, cant wait to see a sneak peak of halo nightfall. but at the same time, i wasn't impressed with the last live action thing they did. forward unto dawn. it looked cheap and amateurish. 


im hoping this is a little better. 

Sun-Tzu-GE
Sun-Tzu-GE

Will there be a gamespot live stage show ?

Ferrets_one
Ferrets_one

I am going to Comic Con, I doubt I will have time to see all the games but The Witcher does look intresting. Maybe I will go see that.

alonfire
alonfire

I'm still waiting for the rest of the schedule, but i feel kind bumbed for the fact the first viewing is the Witcher, one of the best games there

blackace
blackace

@The-Neon-Seal Of course there will be. The movie comes out May 1, 2015. They wouldn't be able to show it next year. I'm sure they will have a panel for it, just like they did with Iron Man 3 and Captain America 2. They have a day where all they do is play new movie trailers. There are usually FREE SCREENING of movies that haven't been released yet as well. You just gotta know the right people to talk to. We saw a couple of average movies the last time I was there. They were Balls of Fury and Shoot 'Em Up. I did get to see Clive Owen, Dan Fogler & James Hong. I sat behind Seth Green and his Robot Chicken posse. That was 7 years ago though.

hystavito
hystavito

@DrKill09 I've been wondering how the comics fans feel about so much gaming getting into their conventions.

oflow
oflow

@DrKill09 comic con hasnt been just about comics in years.

blacksheperd
blacksheperd

@jessie82 What games were you looking forward to playing? Sony has not released their playable games yet and keep in mind these things are probably subject to change.

justinhaywald
justinhaywald moderator staff

@Sun-Tzu-GE We should have more details soon, but we will have a daily show shot from Comic-Con!