Several members from the anime-inspired X-Blades development team will be present, along with Melinda Cohen, the model and in-game voice talent for Violette Summer in Velvet Assassin. Ninjatown creator Shawn Smith will have a signing session on Saturday from 2-3pm. In addition to an early look at the sci-fi FPS Section 8, Comic Con will also mark the first time that the new Roogoo titles – Roogoo Twisted Towers for Wii and Roogoo Attack! for NDS - will be on public display. SouthPeak is also coordinating an X-Blades tournament at the show where players will compete to win a rare figurine of Ayumi, the heroine from the game.
“We’re very excited to be attending the New York Comic Con again this year,” said Melanie Mroz, CEO of SouthPeak Games. “It gives us a chance to let fans see and experience some of our hottest 2009 titles well before they are scheduled to hit store shelves.”
The following is a list of titles that will be at the show:
X-Blades (Xbox 360, PS3 & PC – February 2009)
Ayumi, the main character, is an adventurous relic hunter in search of an artifact believed to hold the fate of the world in its grasp. Featuring anime noir, film-quality animation and high-speed gameplay, players can upgrade magic abilities to fight off elemental beasts and design their own control scheme, mapping magic attacks to the buttons they want. X-Blades is being developed by Gaijin Entertainment and TopWare Interactive.
Roogoo Attack! (NDS – Spring 2009)
Based on the critically acclaimed Xbox Live Arcade for Xbox 360 game and developed by SpiderMonk Entertainment, players help the Roogoo by guiding colorful meteors through rotating platforms in an effort to stop the evil Meemoos from draining their planets energy. Roogoo on Nintendo DS boasts the same 3D gameplay as its console counterpart utilizing both screens along with over 100 levels, new backgrounds and unique puzzle shapes exclusive to DS. New gameplay features include skydiving, unique item stacking modes, and both single and multi-card play. Multiplayer includes six different attacks to combat your opponents. Owners of both the Wii and DS versions will have access to extra gameplay modes as well as additional unlockable levels.
Roogoo Twisted Towers! (Wii – Spring 2009)
Utilizing unique motion-sensitive Wii controls, players can rotate platforms, net butterflies, hammer evil Meemoo, and play in entirely new ways. Take on giant level bosses, fighter planes, and many new gameplay twists that builds upon the addicting action found in the original. Up to four players can play that feature adversarial, cooperative and party play modes.
Velvet Assassin (Xbox 360 & PC – Spring 2009)
Developed by Hamburg, Germany-based Replay Studios, players take control of Violette Summer, a beautiful spy deep behind enemy lines during World War II. Intense stealth-action gameplay with a startling real-time lighting system and surreal visuals combine to produce an incredible gaming experience. Through third-person gameplay, sneak up on enemies and pull the pins from their belted grenades. Infiltrate a Gestapo prison and slip cyanide to your own men before the Germans make them talk. Slink through the shadows to finish off your unsuspecting enemies with a single, silent move.
Section 8 (Xbox 360 & PC – Fall 2009)
Section 8 is a large-scale, sci-fi first person shooter where fast-paced action meets military strategy in the far reaches of the galaxy. Join the epic battle between the 8th Armored Infantry and the Arm of Orion by taking part in fierce squad-based combat across majestic alien worlds. With customized loadouts, on-demand vehicle requisitions, strategic asset deliveries, and Dynamic Combat Missions, no two games of Section 8 will ever play the same.