Microsoft Announces Comic-Con 2012 Schedule: Halo 4, Gears of War And More


Posted June 28, 2012 - By Stephen Johnson

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Microsoft has unveiled its Comic-Con 2012 plans, including two Halo 4 panels, a Gears of War panel, and a hands-on looks at Forza Horizon,  Fable: The Journey, Dance Central 3 ,Assassin’s Creed 3, Resident Evil 6, Borderlands 2, Hitman: Absolution, Sleeping Dogs, Deadlight, Wreckateer, and more at its Xbox lounge.

G4's own Morgan Webb will moderate a panel entitled Gears of War: Past, Present & Future to be held in Room 6BCF, on Friday, July 7 at 2PM, and if you want to get an inside look at Halo 4, you must attend the Halo 4 panel:  "Halo 4: A New Campaign and 'Halo Infinity Multiplayer' in Room 6DE,  on Saturday, July 14, 3:15pm.

Of course G4 will be all over Comic-Con 2012, bringing you everything you care about, from the most interesting celebrities to the hottest games, to early looks at the blockbuster movies and TV shows you'll be watching for the next year. 

Click the "Read More" tag for the entireity of Microsoft's Comic-Con 2012 plans, with locations, times and full details.

Xbox Lounge at the Hard Rock Hotel
Legends Room – Hard Rock Hotel

207 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Thursday, July 12 – Sunday, July 15, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Get an early taste of the upcoming Xbox 360 and Xbox Live Arcade titles and hands-on with: Forza Horizon, Fable: The Journey,Dance Central 3,Assassin’s Creed III, Resident Evil 6, Borderlands 2, Hitman: Absolution, Sleeping Dogs, Deadlight, Wreckateer, and more.

Xbox 360 at NERD HQ
Block No 16 Union and Spirits

344 7th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Thursday, July 12 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Friday, July 13 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.;
Saturday, July 14, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Sunday, July 15, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Xbox 360 and Zac Levi’s Nerd Machine will offer a four-day offsite exhibit showing technology, gaming and entertainment such as Lara Croft in Tomb Raider, a brand-new map from Gears of War: Judgment, Hitman: Absolution,” and more playable titles.

Xbox Panels:

The Fiction of “Halo 4” - Room 6BCF, San Diego Convention Center - Thursday, July 12, 4:45pm – 5:45pm

“Halo 4” heralds the return of one of gaming’s most iconic heroes, the Master Chief, in a new, epic sci-fi saga. Expanding and enriching the narrative, 343 Industries, with very special guests, will share how the development of stories across the Greg Bear Forerunner saga, the Karen Traviss Kilo-Five trilogy, “Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn,” “Halo 4” Campaign and “Halo Infinity Multiplayer” have become connective tissue for “Halo 4.” Don’t miss the exciting premiere of the “Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn” trailer as well as Q&A with our special guests! Panelists: Brian Reed, Franchise Writer, Armando Troisi, Narrative Director, 343 Industries, and “Forward Unto Dawn’s” director, cinematic director and writers (to be announced). Moderated by: Frank O’Connor, Franchise Development Director, 343 Industries.

“Gears of War”: Past, Present & Future - Room 6BCF, San Diego Convention Center - Friday, July 13, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

G4 TV Host Morgan Webb, will serve as moderator as legendary video game developer Epic Games comes together to discuss the past, present and future of the “Gears of War” franchise. The creative and technical minds behind one of the most successful game franchises in history will be on hand to share experiences with attendees. Panelists include: Epic Games’ Design Director Cliff Bleszinski and Director of Production Rod Fergusson, writers Tom Bissell and Rob Auten, and the voice of Baird, Fred Tatasciore. This panel will feature an extended Q&A session.

“Halo 4”: A New Campaign and “Halo Infinity Multiplayer” - Room 6DE, San Diego Convention Center - Saturday, July 14, 3:15pm – 4:15pm

“Halo 4” marks the beginning of a new saga in the blockbuster franchise that has shaped entertainment history and defined a generation of gamers. Developed by 343 Industries, get a glimpse at how they have taken “Halo 4” in new directions, introducing an ancient threat and the Master Chief’s greatest challenge, as well as an innovative and fresh new take on multiplayer in War Games and Spartan Ops. Panelists: Kiki Wolfkill, Executive Producer, Josh Holmes, Creative Director and Frank O’Connor, Franchise Development Director and others to be announce soon.

Microsoft Announces Comic-Con 2012 Schedule: Halo 4, Gears of War And More


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