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Xbox 360 to Show Gears of War 2 at Comic-Con

Company: Microsoft Game Studios
Product: Gears of War 2

Xbox 360 is going to be at Comic-Con this year, affording attendees the chance to get some hands-on time with some of the latest Xbox 360 games, including Ninja Gaiden II, Too Human and the upcoming Gears of War 2. Additionally, attendees have a chance to win one of two limited edition Xbox 360 consoles featuring artwork by Brandon Badeaux, from the upcoming Gears of War comic book in giveaways located at both the Xbox booth (#5225) and the DC Comics booth (#1915).

Gears of War 2 Events at Comic-Con 2008:

Cliff Bleszinski (formerly known as "Cliffy-B") Meet and Greet
[Saturday, July 26th from 2:00-2:45PM]
To meet and get an autographed Gears of War 2 poster from Cliff Bleszinski (formerly known as "Cliffy-B") and lead writer Joshua Ortega, Comic-Con attendees are invited to drop by the Xbox 360 booth to check it out.
Xbox 360 Gears of War Showcase Panel
[Saturday from 3:30-4:30PM in Room 6B]
Epic Games' Cliff Bleszinski (formerly known as "Cliffy-B") will again be joined by writer Joshua Ortega (of Spider-man, Batman and Star Wars comic book fame), as well as New York Times best-selling novelist Karen Traviss (Star Wars: Republic Commando novels) from Del Rey Books, to discuss exciting new installments to the Gears of War universe. Those in attendance will also get a sneak peek into the action, characters, weapons and vehicles of Gears of War 2 for the Xbox 360.

To compliment the upcoming Gears of War sequel, fans will soon also be able to get their hands on the following products from the franchise:

  • Collectibles from NECA (#4345), including:
    • A limited edition Anthony Carmine figure
      • Available exclusively at Comic-Con for $20.
    • First look at the new prototype figures:
      • General RAAM
      • Gears of War 2 Locust Flame Grenadier enemy
    • A full-size electronic Lancer Assault Rifle toy replica
    • The original action figure sets:
      • Gears of War Series 1 (Marcus Fenix, Augustus Cole, Locust Sniper and Locust Drone)
      • Series 2 (Dominic Santiago, Damon Baird, and two Locust Theron Guards with and without their trademark red helmets)

  • A comic book series...
    • From DC Comics' WildStorm Productions
    • Debuting in October
    • Featuring a storyline that bridges the central events of the two videogames.
    • Involving comic writer Joshua Ortega and artist Liam Sharp
    • This series is the inspiration for artist Brandon Badeaux's 20 Gears of War custom Xbox 360 consoles - two of which will be given away to fans at Comic-Con

  • Three Gears of War novels:
    • From best-selling writer Karen Travis and Del Ray Books, an imprint of Ballantine Books at the Random House Publishing Group.
    • The first novel, Gears of War: The Battle of Aspho Fields, will go on sale October 28th.

So, if you're a fan of Gears of War and you're going to Comic-Con, be sure to check these out.

-Geck0, GameVortex Communications
AKA Robert Perkins

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