By Amanda L. Kondolojy
Although there were no specifics or details available, a sequel to last year's blockbuster hit Transformers was officially announced for a release next summer. It was also confirmed to already be in production. So, kudos to the production team for keeping this one such a secret for so long!
Street Fighter IV info
Of course, one of the most-buzzed about titles on the floor at Comic-Con 08 was Street Fighter IV. Fans were treated to some brand new footage and a new trailer at Comic-Con's Street Fighter IV panel report. There was also footage of the anime short that premiered at Capcom's Captivate event earlier this year, but now with English voiceovers. The team also hinted that there may be more anime shorts in the works, perhaps for the console release of the game.
Every one pretty much agrees that Mirror's Edge looks like an pretty awesome game, but now this new IP is being tapped for a brand new, six-part graphic novel series published by DC comics. A sample was available on the floor, and even though there are no firm dates for release, it looks like it will be quite the counterpart to the upcoming game.
Gears of War 2
Although there was no new footage from Gears of War shown at Comic-Con, we did get some new details for the game, including confirmation of "linked achievements" that allow those who have completed actions in the first Gears of War to unlock special characters in Gears of War 2. The new ultimate collector's edition was also announced at Comic-Con, and it was revealed that the new collector's edition will include a small lancer replica as well as other items from the standard collector's edition.