Category: New York Comic Con 2013
Bayonetta 2 surprised Comic Con goers who stopped by Nintendo’s booth, not only because of the two hour wait time for this 20-minute demo, but because Bayonetta 2 looks to be a stellar action adventure for the Wii U.
Everyone and his or her mother are undoubtedly psyched for Batman: Arkham Origins, but that news overshadowed something that piqued my interest just a tad more than that: its Blackgate spin-off.
Arkham Origins Blackgate works as a portable companion game to Arkham Origins, existing solely on handhelds and being set three months after the events of its bigger console brother.
While both the Vita and 3DS versions were available to play at New York Comic Con’s show floor, I thought I’d see how the 3DS one fared, especially given its lower visual fidelity when pitted against the Vita.
Well, hello everyone.
This post comes courtesy of some much needed rest and down time to reflect on the weekend, including all that cosplay. There were some that we missed and wished we caught (here’s to you Sexy/Shirtless Layton) and some we were surprised we caught (Nina from Breath of Fire II, The Kid from Bastion). Pixelitis staffers were rundown from the insanity that was New York Comic Con, so we took it easy on Sunday–hence some of the hilariously strange pictures.
That’s not to say that we weren’t surprised, yet again. After Maxwell’s experience playing Bayonetta 2, we were all on the lookout for that one daring cosplayer donning those gun heels and that long hair (we’ll wait for the newly shorn Bayonetta 2).
And lo and behold, there she was.
It’s been a long time since we’ve seen a Strider game: 13 years, in fact.
News of a reboot of the series came out of left field for many San Diego Comic Con goers this past summer, and while some fans may be hesitant about it given developer Double Helix’s track record, I knew I had to try it out myself to see how it holds up.
Admittedly, I fall into the camp of people who are more familiar with Strider Hiryu’s presence in the Marvel vs. Capcom series then in his arcade and console past. Nevertheless, the premise is easy to grasp: Strider is an assassin hellbent on taking out the villainous Grandmaster Meio, and so you dash, jump and slice your way through his forces in a gracefully fast-paced manner.
As I bounded through the fields of Nova Crystalia, saber in hand and the weight of the world on my shoulders, I thought back to the games that lead up to the end of Lightning’s story in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.
Whether you’ve learned to accept its constantly evolving gameplay or not, the Final Fantasy XIII series-within-a-series is an unusual saga, where the exploits of a rosy-haired l’Cie have morphed into the overarching story of one woman’s quest to restore a world where time and space have unraveled.
With just weeks before Japanese fans get to see the Fabula Nova Crystalis line of Final Fantasy games edge closer to an end, I came to grips with the impending finality and had some hands-on time with Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII at New York Comic Con.
Be still my cosplay heart. Despite this being a joint effort between myself and Patrick Kulikowski, I may or may not have hijacked this post to display my love of all things Korra.
Saturday was an epic day for cosplay, and there were many fans in full regalia. We saw an awesome Rydia from Final Fantasy IV and a top notch Raiden from Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. However, my heart stopped when I saw The Legend of Korra cosplayers, including my favorite character of all time: Lin Bei Fong.
But there were also some other great ones as well, including a great Prince Robot IV from Saga–with a working television displaying images of the comic. There was so much to be seen, it makes me wish I had one more set of eyes and two more arms to take pictures. Check out the gallery after the jump.
A full-fledged Comic Con day is never complete without the cosplay.
And what a treat it was today. We’ve got some wacky stuff, including Cap’n Crunch, Nina from Breath of Fire II and Tenzin from The Legend of Korra. Staffer Patrick Kulikowski nearly blew up on the spot when he saw Nina…
In any case, it was a packed show floor with tons of friendly cosplayers milling about and showing off their detailed works of art. We also got a wicked awesome picture of Eiji Aonuma of Zelda fame with a ton of Links, Zeldas and even a Charles Barkley hanging around. Check out the chock-a-block-full gallery of images and find yourself or your friends.
With some pretty awesome costumes already on display, it’s safe to say the cosplay we will see this weekend will be likely to blow our brains up. Let’s see. Hit the gallery after the jump. (more…)
This should definitely perk up the ears of any fan of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. At a panel held at New York Comic Con today, Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma teased some news regarding Majora’s Mask that may be found within upcoming 3DS title The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds.
After discussing several details regarding the sequel to A Link to the Past and showing off live gameplay of A Link Between Worlds, Nintendo opened the discussion up to the fans via a Q&A. One fan asked about any possible news regarding a Majora’s Mask remake, to which Aonuma responded through a translator, “If you play A Link Between Worlds, you may get an answer. You might find some information.”
The news conjured up a significant response from panel attendees, who were initially taken aback by the tease. There may be more connections to older Zelda titles within A Link Between Worlds than previously thought.
It has already been confirmed by a screenshot released last week that Majora’s Mask will appear in A Link Between Worlds as an item in one of the game’s shops.
Fans have been clamoring for a 3DS remake of Majora’s Mask ever since the release of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D back in 2011.
A Link Between Worlds is set to captivate 3DSes everywhere on Nov. 22, 2013. At this time, there has been no follow-up from Nintendo regarding this bit of news.
It might have been only a half day out on that floor yesterday, but for six hours (and then some), cosplayers were strutting their stuff like they owned it.
Can’t say we disagree. There were some epic costumes out at the New York Comic Con on Thursday afternoon and at an afterhours cosplay party. We saw some hilarious and awesome Mario and Luigi Ghostbusters headed to the con, an awesome Bastion cosplayer and a sharply dressed Tony Stark. Kudos goes out to all these fans who won us over with their imaginative costumes and attention to detail.
You go cosplayers! Check out our full gallery after the jump. (more…)
Adding to the plethora of nostalgia available on our teeny tiny mobile phones, Final Fantasy VI will now join its predecessors on iOS and Android this winter.
Revealed yesterday during a presentation, Square Enix producer and director Takashi Tokita noted that the game will not be a straight port but rather a remake, according to Kotaku. The game will tout some “sharpened 2D” graphics and be slightly altered to fit the portable platform. No word yet on what that means, though there might be some slight gameplay tweaking. Previous iOS games like Final Fantasy V have been adjusted to have less level grinding.
Naturally, everyone’s first question was: “When will VII come out?” and Tokita was mum on the subject. However if this addition proves to be a success, we may see everyone’s favorite buster-sword-wielding hero joining the Legacy collection on the tiny screens.