Update: I was unfortunately not aware of Shamus Young's severe criticism of Fallout 3 available here to link in the original piece and I regret that. It dovetails rather nicely with what I've written and it's much better executed than my piece. I strongly recommend anyone...
The publisher of Street Fighter, Mega Man (ohnosadface.jpg) and Resident Evil is head to San Diego this week and they've got a ton of panels and games in tow. The highlights definitely include playable Okami HD, a developer-led panel on Resident Evil 6, and the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Celebration.
There's probably some sweet merch in the van too, but here's the panel rundown:
STREET FIGHTER 25th Anniversary Celebration – It's hard to believe that the world's greatest fighting game franchise is 25 years old! Find out about the worldwide Street Fighter 25th Anniversary plans which include the ultimate Street Fighter tournament series, the feature packed Collector’s Set, and more. Experience the exclusive features in the PS Vita and iOS versions of Street Fighter X Tekken and battle on the go! A few lucky fans will be selected to take part in the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Trivia Contest hosted by Tomoaki Ayano (Street Fighter X Tekken Producer for PS Vita) and Yoshinori Ono (Street Fighter Series Executive Producer) to win awesome prizes or face incredible shame before all of Street Fighter fandom! Plus, some surprises! Thursday July 12 6:00 – 7:00pm Room 6BCF
The Fear and Horror of RESIDENT EVIL 6! – The latest installation of the blockbuster Resident Evil video game franchise arrives this October! Get a behind the scenes look of the most ambitious Capcom title to date from the dev team members Hiroyuki Kobayashi – Executive Producer and Yoshiaki Hirabayashi – Producer, plus Miguel Corti – Localization Director. Make sure to arrive early and receive access to exclusive information, live gameplay demos, a trailer premiere and some surprises! Q&A session to follow. Friday July 13 6:00 – 7:00pm Room 25ABC
Westward bound. Capcom takes the Lost Planet and Devil May Cry franchises in exciting new directions by partnering with Western Development Partners. - Lost Planet 3 releases early next year with a gripping new storyline that provides fans with untold truths from previous Lost Planet games. Set in the frozen tundra of E.D.N. III, the game takes the franchise back to its roots, making gamers rethink everything they thought they knew about it. Come join Capcom producer Andrew Szymanski and a member of the development team from Spark Unlimited and “Go Beyond Survival!” DmC Devil May Cry Producer Motohide Eshiro and North American Producer Alex Jones along with series’ director Hideaki Itsuno bring you the ultimate stylish action game. Detailing Dante’s early years and set against a contemporary backdrop, DmC Devil May Cry retains the stylish action, fluid combat and self-assured protagonist that have defined the iconic series. Come and witness Dante chain together combo after combo with panache as he dispatches the demonic spawn back to hell. See what the game has in store for you January 15, 2013. It’s time to “Face Your Demons”. Saturday July 14 12:30 – 1:30 in Room 24ABC
The World of CAPCOM! – Moderator Francis Mao (CAPCOM) leads a panel of Capcom's producers and product managers to share trailers and sneak peeks of all the hot, new upcoming Capcom games featuring Resident Evil 6, DmC Devil May Cry, Lost Planet 3, Street Fighter X Tekken (PS Vita) and more! Plus, a few surprises! Followed by a Q&A session. Saturday July 14 4:00 – 5:00pm Room 25ABC
If you're not a fan of sitting down and listening and more a fan of standing up and wandering around, be sure to mosey on over to Capcom's booth where the following will be available for hands-on: