Journal Entry: Sun Jul 27, 2014, 8:59 PM
So, SDCC was this weekend. Lots of stuff going on as usual. Here are a few of the highlights I noticed around the web, some just interesting, others stuff I was looking out for:
Nintendo Livestream from SDCC
I think its safe to say the first year they did this? Nothing sadly announced really. Was hoping for another Smash Bros reveal as a big component of the Livestream was a Smash Bros for 3DS tournament. But never the less, was fun to watch. Hopefully they get things running more smoothly for next year as they did have a few technical issues.
Probably the biggest public demo of the new game. As a result, lots of information from various bloggers on what improvements had been made for the new game. The Collectors edition for the game has been announced, sadly only for Playstation4 it seems. Also announced the Marvel villains playable for the game, Loki, Ronan the Accuser and Green Goblin, each to go with one of the three Marvel Play Sets, plus hinted towards Baymax from Big Hero 6 in the game too. And, people who attended the Gravity Falls panel at the convention were given special Gravity Fall terrain and sky game discs while those who went to the D23 Member only get together for the game got Kitten for Fists. Kind of smirking as they didn't give away free figures like they did at D23 Expo. Never the less, enjoyed finding out more about the game as a whole. PLUS, apparently the new game is designed with a better frame for DLC... hmmm, could they have planned the new game out better and have a few playsets to be added to the game at a later date? Curious....
Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice
Saw the little trailer leaked from the convention, saw Wonder Woman's actress in costume.... I couldn't care less at this point now. The date for this movie is the same day as Captain America 3. I'll be siding with the Captain.
Avengers and the Marvel Live Action Universe
I heard such great, juicy info came from this one. They showed scenes from the movie, Hulkbuster Armor vs Hulk, waves of Ultrons, Vision, Scarlet Witch, the works. It is so exciting to hear some of the stuff coming out from it. Agents of SHIELD announced a few characters of the new season's roster including hinting at Mockingbird being on the team next season. More Antman ups and downs it would seem and Guardians already slated for a second movie which should be good... assuming the movie is good of course. Don't know till I see it. Never the less, Marvel seems to be blasting along.
Godzilla 2 and Skull Island
Legendary Pictures has decided its going to be the monster movie guys it seems. Pacific Rim 2 was announced a week or two ago along with an anime for it, they confirmed Godzilla 2 with Mothra, Rodan and Ghidorah to be involved and they also announced tackling King Kong too with 'Skull Island', exploring the big ape's home. They didn't say if King Kong will make an appearance but.... well, I think its kind of to be expect, right?
Not alot of news came out for this at the con except for a single poster it would seem. A tad disappointed for no trailer yet but hopefully we'll get to learn more soon enough.
Not much Skylander news ether from the convention apart from Eon's Elite, a cheap way to claim 'premium collectable' by seemingly taking 8 of the core Skylander from the first game, giving them metallic paint, setting them on a gold version of their base in a special case and tweaking the stats a bit. Not that exciting. And a bit early. Should have held onto this until game 5 atleast.
If I'm forgetting anything or you heard something else about any of these that I didn't, let me know and tell me what you thought of some of the news out of the convention.