Ubisoft games, panels and events

3 JULY 2013

Are you dying for some gamer news? Fear not - Ubisoft has a major presence planned for the Con, a presence so intense that you could even call it an onslaught. It also has events for gamers who don't have a Comic Con badge. I admire their inclusiveness even as I dread the idea of more people pouring into the area.

Watch Dogsnever-before-released footage showcasing game protagonist Aiden Pearce's hacking prowess in a fully connected recreation of Chicago will be shown. If you pre-order Watch Dogs from Amazon, you get a free t-shirt.
Rayman Legends - for those of you who aren't going to Comic Con, and so probably aren't reading this, you're invited to the Xbox Gaming Lounge at Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel OR the Nintendo Gaming Lounge at the San Diego Marriott Marquis. Inside the Con, you can test it out at the Gamespot booth.
The Jackdaw, Black Flag's ship, will be docked at the 5th Avenue Landing behind the Con. Three levels will be open to the public on July 19 and 20 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.;  attendees will experience a new single-player demo and get hands-on time with the multiplayer and Game Lab. Todd McFarlane will be on board July 19 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and July 20 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. signing an exclusive Assassin’s Creed poster and showing off the new McFarlane Toys’ Assassin’s Creed figure line and resin statue. There will also be a live weapon demonstration from noted pirate weapon historian Mike Loades. Gamers who pre-order Black Flag will receive a free t-shirt while supplies last. 
On July 20, there's a free concert at the San Diego Civic Center, brought to you by Amazon Video Games and Assassin’s Creed. The concert will be open to all – no Comic Con badge necessary. You might be asking what bands are playing. So am I. 
Onto panels:

South Park: The Stick of Truth, Thursday, July 18, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. room 6BCF: The creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, will discuss their upcoming South Park videogame, South Park: The Stick of Truth. Parker and Stone will talk role playing games, their vision for an interactive South Park adventure, and creating The Stick of Truth, the epic quest to become… cool.

Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag, Friday, July 19 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. room 6BCF: Featuring a live demo and in-depth look at the Golden Age of Pirates, meet and ask questions to the current torchbearers for the Assassin’s Creed franchise including Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag writer Darby McDevitt, comic book writer Brenden Fletcher and legendary comic book artist Todd McFarlane

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist, Friday, July 19, from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. room 23ABC: Ubisoft Toronto’s Creative Director Maxime Beland, Game Director Patrick Redding, and Art Director Scott Lee will provide an in-depth look at Sam Fisher and his latest, most thrilling mission to date. Comic Writer Nathan Edmondson will also provide details on the companion comic, Splinter Cell Echoes

Watch Dogs Saturday, July 20 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. room 23ABC:  Aiden Pearce, the protagonist in Watch Dogs is a tech-savvy modern-day vigilante who can hack the infrastructure of Chicago at a moment’s notice. But just how realistic are Aiden’s abilities? Hosted by Aisha Tyler, panelists will include security consultants from Kaspersky Lab® to talk about hyper-connectivity and the realities of how secure we really are. Kevin Shortt, lead story designer, will explain what it’s like writing for a next-generation game, as well as unveiling never-before-seen footage.

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