Square Enix is coming prepared this year: five playable games, including Tomb Raider, a special panel hosted by Zachary Levi in conjunction with the Nerd Machine, contests, cosplay events, and toys. The only hitch, you may have to do a little extra walking in and around the San Diego Convention Center to check it all out.
First off, it should be said that Square Enix is bringing a nicely diverse lineup of titles to the con: besides Tomb Raider (which is getting featured treatment across multiple events and panels), you can get your hands on Hitman: Absolution, the 3DS RPG Heroes of Ruin, Sleeping Dogs, and of course Kingdom Hearts 3D. You'll be able to find most of these titles on the show floor at the Square Enix booth, #3829, but if you want to check out Heroes of Ruin, you'll have to head over to the Nintendo Lounge (Mariott Marquis & Marina – San Diego Ballroom, 333 W. Harbor Drive).
Or you can head over the the Nerd Machine HQ at Block No 16 Union and Spirits, 344 7th Avenue to meet some of the game's devs and get a signed lithograph.
You can find the details of the Tomb Raider panel below:
REIMAGINING A GAMING ICON, LARA CROFT
San Diego Convention Center, Room 5AB - Saturday, July 14 at 6 p.m. – 7p.m.
Karl Stewart (TOMB RAIDER global brand director), Noah Hughes (creative director), John Stafford (narrative designer) and Camilla Luddington (voice of Lara Croft) discuss the journey of reimagining one of the most iconic franchises in video game history, TOMB RAIDER, through story, performance and a lot of planning! As a world exclusive for the Comic-Con panel the team will also be joined by the lead writer responsible for crafting the story over the last two years. Join the team for this Q&A session moderated by Geoff Keighley (host, Spike TV). All attendees will receive a TOMB RAIDER lithograph that can be signed after the panel.
If you're looking to pick up toys, don't forget the Play Arts Kai area which will also be at Square Enix's booth. While you're there, you can pick up the Batman: Arkham City Black and White Joker or Batman (our own Lemonjuice McGee wrote up some impressions with pictures of these impressive figures recently). Or if $60 action figures aren't your thing, then you might want to hit up the expansive manga section where you can pick up titles like Soul Eater Not! and Black Butler.
So plenty to do and see, you just have to know where to find it.
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