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The Last of Us, Halo and Firefly Online: all the news from San Diego Comic-Con

Monday, 28th July 2014 14:50 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Comic-Con is over and you’ve barely digested Friday’s news yet. Never fear; we’ve rounded up the biggest and best video game news out of San Diego.

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Let’s get the ball rolling with some short and sweet headlines. Tekken x Street Fighter is still in development, apparently. It was announced years ago and its companion piece, Street Fighter x Tekken, made it to market, but Namco Bandai seemed to be sitting on its hands. Good to know that’s not the case.

The Last of Us is becoming a movie, and Maisie Wiliams – aka Arya Stark – is in talks to play Ellie.

Creator Robert Kirkman and TellTale games confirmed The Walking Dead will return for a third season.

BioWare didn’t say anything about its new, recently-teased property, but did present quite a panel on the next Mass Effect. The information is subject to change but it’s worth checking out anyway.

Turns out Battlefield: Hardline has a plot, so if you’re the single-player type you’ll enjoy the story of a cop framed when a meth deal goes wrong, apparently.

Have you ever wondered what Batman would look like as a Final Fantasy character? Well, Tetsuya Nomura is designing a line of Batman figures, so there you go.

Also in the beautiful expensive things category are these custom Xbox One consoles, which Microsoft in fact gave away; there’s no way to buy them.

Finally, Nintendo announced a physical release for NES Remix. Now, go away and read all that, then come back for the real business: the trailers.

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As promised, we got to see Rob Zombie’s Assassin’s Creed: Unity animated short. As you’d expect, it’s pretty bloody.

Here’s a new lore trailer for Middle-earth: Shadows of Mordor; read Steph’s summary for the details, as she knows more about Tolkien than many of us will ever learn. The game’s release date has been brought up a week, too.

Steph’s headline this weekend was “strap a physics-based kangaroo head to your crotch in Sunset Overdrive” and that really sells it all.

Firefly Online’s first real gameplay trailer looks super shiny. Some of the stars of the much-mourned Joss Whedon series reunited at Comic-Con to announce all nine main Firefly characters will appear in-game.

Halo 2: Anniversary Edition was highlighted in the cinematic trailer below. We got some news, too – Zanzibar is the third of six remastered multiplayer maps.

If you’re a fan it’s worth watching the whole Halo Comic Con panel. You should also check out the new Halo: Nightfall key art.

An extended version of the Tekken 7 trailer was released, exploring the tension and drama among the Mishima clan.

We got a new trailer for Lords of the Fallen, Tomasz Gop’s promising new RPG. We also got some details of the day-one pre-order bonus edition, too.

The new trailer for Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham pretty much seems up Comic-Con. I t’s a fan dream come true with its colourful cast of favourite faces.

That’s all for the big ones, but expect plenty of juicy news to trickle out as interviews and panels yield their tasty details.

What’s your favourite bit of news out of Comic Con? There was plenty of great non-gaming stuff, right?

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1 Comments

  1. Luciferous

    Firefly Online looks utterly, irredeemably shite.

    #1 4 months ago

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