Capcom Outlines Comic-Con Plans

With Comic-Con 2007 just around the corner — taking place next week on July 25-29 in San Diego — Capcom has revealed its plans for the event today, promising an even bigger showing than what they had at E3.

Capcom’s booth at Comic-Con will provide gaming stations with playable versions of Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros’ Treasure, Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law, Mega Man Star Force, Mega Man ZX Advent, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trials and Tribulations, Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, Rocketmen and Moto GP 07 available for attendees to try out, with Devil May Cry 4 and Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles also playable for anyone age 17 and up.

The booth will also feature a 20×20 boxing ring arena where 16-player Lost Planet tournaments, Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix tournaments, the EVO finals and several Nerdcore rapper performances will be held — complete with 50” monitors for onlookers to onlookers to watch the tournaments on — and the Capcom store offering tons of Capcom games and licensed merchandise, with plenty of free swag to pick up as well.

Check out these images for a sneak peek at Capcom’s booth layout:

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Capcom’s full Comic-Con Schedule is as follows:

Thursday:

10:00am – 2:00pm Mega Man ZX Advent costumed actor (new costume)

We’ve got an amazing new Mega Man suit, and someone’s a-gonna be wearin’ it. Thrill to the exciting new look of the next-gen Blue Bomber as our Mega Man poses, then possibly loiters a little, and then poses again!

11:00am – 1:00pm Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo: HD Remix tournament

A minute to learn, a lifetime to master. It was a big hit at E3, but this will be the gaming public’s first chance to get hands-on with the classic competitive puzzling favorite. SPF2T:HD Remix has a fresh new High-Def look as well as the new “X Prime” mode, featuring all-new drop patterns and rebalanced characters, so the competition is anybody’s game.

2:00pm – 4:00pm Nerdcore showcase (Ultraklystron, Nursehella, Beefy)

Day 1 of our Nerdcore parade. Check out their myspace pages to get a taste of what these alpha-nerds are cooking.

http://www.myspace.com/beefynerdcore

http://www.myspace.com/nursehella

http://www.myspace.com/karlrolson

4:30pm – 6:30pm Lost Planet XBOX 360 tournament

Q: What goes better together than Lost Planet’s icey goodness and hot hot competition? A: Nothing. Come one, come all to our Lost Planet tournament extravaganza. Entry is first-come, first-served and space is limited, so make sure to show up early to secure your spot!

4:30pm – 5:30pm Shade autograph session featuring Shade writer Marv Wolfman, character designer Dave Daniels, and studio head Dave Dies.

Capcom’s Shade II is the follow up to the first ever MMWRPG (Massively Multiplayer Wireless Role-Playing Game), Shade (let’s call it “Shade 1” retroactively). Shade II’s new interactive world of dark fantasy is powered by some serious talent, and we’ll Capcom Interactive Canada studio head and executive producer Dave Dies, character designer Dave Daniels, and famed comics writer Marv Wolfman (Teen Titans, Blade) at the booth to sign your assorted trinkets.

Friday:

10:00am – 2:00pm Harvey Birdman Actor

Not just ANY Harvey Birdman actor either — it’s the real guy from the cartoon show. But wait — real guy from a cartoon show? Well… yes. Think back to the live-action segments of Harvey Birdman, and you’ve got the picture. That’s the dude we’ll have strutting around. He’s sure to be full of hot gossip about life on the set, which he probably won’t share with you.

10:00am – 2:00pm Mega Man costumed actor

Supposing Dr. Wily hasn’t caught up with him overnight, Mega Man will be back and cold lampin’ at our booth.

11:00am – 1:00pm Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo: HD Remix tournament

Get schooled yesterday? Take another shot today. As before, space is limited!

2:00pm – 4:00pm Nerdcore showcase (The Sucklord, Ytcracker, Former Fat Boys)

Another powerpacked Nerdcore lineup! Also, a guy in a Boba Fett outfit with a boombox (Sucklord). You are commanded not to miss it!

http://www.myspace.com/suckadelic

http://www.myspace.com/ytcracker

http://www.myspace.com/formerfatboys

4:30pm – 5:30pm Ace Attorney producer Minae Matsukawa autograph session

The queen of all things Ace Attorney will grace us with her presence at this Comic-Con, even deigning to sign your grubby stuff, including the show exclusive Ace Attorney posters that will be available.

4:30pm – 6:30pm Lost Planet XBOX 360 tournament

The beatings willl continue until morale improves, or at least until we’ve got a champion. It’s another Lost Planet tournament! Each day is an independent event, so if you got knocked out (or even if you won) before, you’re welcome back.

5:30pm – 6:30pm Shade autograph session featuring Shade writer Marv Wolfman, character designer Dave Daniels, and studio head Dave Dies.

Second verse, same as the first. Unfortunately for all of you, I am a Teen Titans nut, and so will be first in line to make Marv Wolfman sign everything I own until he falls over dead. No cuts.

Saturday:

10:00am – 2:00pm Mega Man costumed actor (new costume)

That’s right: the costume rides again.

11:00am – 12:00pm Ace Attorney producer Minae Matsukawa autograph session

Supposing she hasn’t suffered crippling hand cramps, Matsukawa-san will return to turn your worthless junk into eBay gold with her magical signature.

11:00am – 1:00pm Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo: HD Remix tournament

Could be your last chance to prove your mettle amidst the dizzying highs and devastating lows of competitive Puzzle Fighting.

1:00pm – 2:00pm Ace Attorney cosplay contest judged by Cosplay.com and Ace Attorney producer Minae Matsukawa autograph session

“Objection!”s are sure to be flying as we invite all Ace Attorney cosplayers to strut their stuff for Capcom staff, the veterans from Cosplay.com, and special celbrity judge Matsukawa-san. As the saying goes, the more Franziska von Karmas, the merrier!

2:30pm – 3:30pm Random

Rap impresario Random will be spitting rhymes from his brand new Mega Man-inspired album, “Mega Ran.”

4:30pm – 6:30pm Lost Planet XBOX 360 tournament

Hopefully you’ve learned something about the game by now, but if not, we’re sure someone will show you the error of your ways again by sniping you from afar.

4:15PM – 5:15pm Shade autograph session featuring Shade writer Marv Wolfman, character designer Dave Daniels, and studio head Dave Dies.

Sunday:

11:30 -12:30 Shade Discussion Panel (Panelists: Dave Dies, Dave Daniels, Marv Wolfman, Erik Ko, Joe Ng, with Moderator Rob Pereyda. Also attending: Mike Larson, Mario DeGovia, Andy Rolleri). In Convention Center Room 4.

Join us on Sunday, July 29th from 11:30pm to 12:30pm for a panel with Marv Wolfman, in convention center room 4. The panel will discuss all things Shade related, but specifically Shade II, the follow up to the first ever MMWRPG (Massively Multiplayer Wireless Role-Playing Game), Shade. Shade II is a brand-new interactive world of dark fantasy by Capcom Interactive Canada studio head and executive producer Dave Dies, character designer Dave Daniels and famed comics writer Marv Wolfman (Teen Titans, Blade) designed to show the world just how fun (and addicting) the world of mobile gaming can be. Look for the official Shade novel and graphic novel in March 2008 from Prima Games. Marv Wolfman’s appearance is made possible by Prima Games, an imprint of Random House, Inc.

1:30pm – 3:00pm: Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo EVO Finals

The infamous EVO Championship Series is holding their EVO West qualifier at the Omni hotel during Comic-Con, and will be taking the old school action to the Capcom booth as the finalists on Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo battle for big money in Capcom’s boxing ring.

3:30pm – 4:30pm: Street Fighter Exhibition against EVO tournament pros

Like to talk trash about your Street Fightin-skills? You know you do! Now it’s time to step up and take your shot against some of the best in the world for fame and prizes. A selection of EVO specialists will be on hand to administer beatdowns and protect their precious treasure trove. Take them out and win a prize. Step up and take your best shot!

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