Capcom To Have Bigger Presence At Comicon Than E3

July 20, 2007

Capcom has confirmed that it will bring a host of upcoming games to next week’s San Diego Comicon, including Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, a game that swallowed far too much of my time during the final day of E3.

In fact, the game is just one of several that Capcom will bring to show, as part of a presence that Capcom proudly boasts as being “far bigger than what we did at E3.” If that doesn’t speak volumes as to the current irrelevance of last week’s show, I don’t know what does.

Capcom will showcase from a 30×60 booth at Comicon, complete with gaming stations for players to try out the aforementioned puzzler, as well as titles such as Zack & Wiki, Harvey Birdman, Mega Man Star Force and Mega Man ZX Advent, Ace Attorney, Rocketmen and Moto GP. Devil May Cry 4 and Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles will also be available for hands on play in a “private pod” for those over 17 years old.

Capcom will also be hocking wares from its store at the show, including games, a new Street Fighter shirt produced exclusively for Comicon, licensed merchandise such as Udon’s rare hardcover Art of Capcom book, and some exclusive Japanese merchandise imported specifically for the show. Additionally, each purchase will also freebies, such as animation cells, strategy guides, bobble-heads or t-shirts.

The company notes that the highlight of the event will be a 20×20 boxing ring arena, which will play host to 16 player Lost Planet tournaments, Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix tournaments, the EVO finals and performances from several Nerdcore rappers. Capcom will host cosplay contests, autograph sessions with Minae Matsukawa-san (the producer of the Ace Attorney series) and Marv Wolfman, as well as photo ops with Mega Man and Harvey Birdman.

San Diego Comicon takes place at the San Diego Convention Center from July 25-29.