Rein plays down Comic Con Gears 2 showing

Thursday, 3rd April 2008 09:29 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Following a press release saying there would be a games panel at Comic Con in New York later this month, and that Gears of War 2 would be shown at the event, Epic boss Mark Rein has seemingly clarified that the mega-sequel won’t be shown at all.

“I’m not aware that we’re showing anything there,” Rein told videogaming247.

The original release said that “the [event’s] gamer summit will begin with a presentation… discussing the origin of the Gears of War saga, its unprecedented success, and offering a glimpse into this year’s upcoming Gears of War 2.”

Sounds like Mr Comic Con may have his wires crossed, then.



  1. morriss

    I wonder how many people bought tickets just on the strength of seeing GoW 2? hehe

    #1 7 years ago
  2. patlike

    I’d love to go to Comic Con. Minkley went last year.

    #2 7 years ago
  3. morriss

    Johnny who?! :p

    Me too. Meeting people like Jeph Loeb, Tim Sale et al would really be something special.

    Maybe next year, eh? ;)

    #3 7 years ago
  4. AMG

    I stood next to Stan Lee once. I’ll be surprised if GoW2 comes out this year

    #4 7 years ago
  5. patlike

    That game won’t slip. It can’t.

    #5 7 years ago
  6. morriss

    No way will it get put back.

    #6 7 years ago
  7. Blerk

    Yeah, what else is there for the 360 for Christmas? :-)

    #7 7 years ago
  8. morriss

    Don’t make me list you!!!!!



    #8 7 years ago
  9. Blerk


    I’ll let you have Fable 2. I refuse to accept Banjo.

    #9 7 years ago
  10. morriss

    I thought you’d pick up on that! :D

    Banjo will be this year. In fact, 3 Rare titles this year, or so they say. Halo wars most likely too. ANyway sod it, you ensnared me!

    Out of pure interest, what big PS3/Wii titles are scheduled for Q4?

    #10 7 years ago
  11. Blerk

    I don’t mean that I don’t believe Banjo will make it, I mean Banjo’s a load of old crap. :-D

    Wii – haven’t a clue. None for Europe, probably.

    PS3, didn’t Pat post a list the other day? Resistance 2 and… some other stuff. I seem to think LBP and Killzone(lol) were down for Q3.

    Not much for me, anyway! Hurrah!

    #11 7 years ago
  12. morriss

    So what else it new?! :d

    Banjo will be great. It’s Rare! How could it not be?!


    #12 7 years ago
  13. Blerk

    /opens mouth
    /sees ‘rhetorical’
    /shelves rant for another time

    #13 7 years ago
  14. patlike

    Resistance 2 and LBP will be the big two, I reckon. Killzone no chance. The biggest game past MGS is FFXIII: that’ll be the thing that really sends it over the top in Japan, but I doubt that’ll be released anywhere this year.

    #14 7 years ago
  15. morriss

    Weird innit. Christmas is usually the time for the big hitters. Maybe they’re all just not announced yet.

    #15 7 years ago
  16. Blerk

    Well, we are trying to think of exclusives. There’ll be a gazillion and one cross-platform 3rd party titles, no doubt.

    #16 7 years ago
  17. morriss

    Splinter Cell 5 is another one, of course.

    There’s a couple of 3rd party one’s coming out that I’m not allowed to talk about as well.

    #17 7 years ago
  18. Blerk

    3rd party exclusives? How quaint! I thought we were past all that.

    Private message with the info, pls. I won’t spill. ;-)

    #18 7 years ago
  19. morriss

    It’s not a 3rd party exclusive, no. It’s just a big title that’s coming out later.

    #19 7 years ago
  20. Blerk

    So it’s a big third party title that’s not exclusive? Or it’s a big first party title that is exclusive?

    /teases out information

    #20 7 years ago
  21. morriss

    I don’t know how to PM in VG247.

    Big 3rd Party multiplat. Developed for both consoles simultaneously.

    #21 7 years ago
  22. Blerk

    I meant an EG PM actually. :-)

    PMs in VG247 is a good idea. I’ll PM Pat. Oh… wait!

    #22 7 years ago
  23. patlike

    There’s no PM system. It’s on the “list”.

    #23 7 years ago
  24. patlike

    It was on the original spec, but Rupert said it was too hard to do :D

    #24 7 years ago
  25. morriss

    Hve you checked your EG PM Blerk?

    #25 7 years ago
  26. Blerk

    Ah, that! :-D

    I actually knew about that already, I don’t think it’s secret, is it? Regardless, I really liked the others so unless they stuff it up spectacularly then it’s almost certainly a buy. Good to know it’s due for the hols, anyhow.

    #26 7 years ago
  27. morriss

    Yeah but it’s more what I know about it. From the sounds of it mate, it seems like they’re getting it ‘right’ this time. They want you to cry like in FFVII apparently…

    Hopefully they’ll be an (hopefully) exclusive interview within a couple of weeks.

    #27 7 years ago
  28. Blerk

    Oh! Cracking!

    Looking forward to seeing that, then. Any idea when the unveil will be?

    #28 7 years ago
  29. morriss

    Late April/Early May.

    #29 7 years ago
  30. Blerk


    /marks diary

    #30 7 years ago

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