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Master Chief Will Return in Halo Universe

At Comic-Con 2010, 343 Industries' Frank O'Conner revealed that "we haven't seen the last of Master Chief," in a statement given to IGN.

Bungie's final Halo universe game, Halo: Reach, is a prequel to the original game and will not feature Master Chief, that we know of at this time. The ending of Halo 3 left things quite open for more Master Chief action. Read more »

"I really don't want Halo 4 from 343i. I'd gladly wait for Bungie's 10 year tenure with ..."
- BaileyAU    See all 16 comments

Harmonix Confirms Six More Songs for Rock Band 3, Three for Dance Central

At Comic-Con 2010, Harmonix and MTV Games revealed six more songs for Rock Band 3 as well as three songs for Kinect-based dancing game, Dance Central.

For Rock Band 3, gamers will be able to play the following six tracks as part of the disc's 83-song offering: Read more »

"There's good feedback. They explained that if it's your avatar and your motion, you focus ..."
- Brian Leahy    See all 8 comments

Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition Announced

Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike is to return in a downloadable 'Online Edition,' Capcom producer Yoshinori Ono announced this weekend during a panel at Comic-Con 2010.

Almost nothing is known of the title at this point. Ono explained that Capcom is "going to take [its] time to bring this out," saying that it is "not going to come out in the immediate future, but just let everyone know that Street Fighter 3 is coming back." Read more »

"I always go back to SF3. And SFA3. Sometimes SF2, but rarely. Fighting games are the ..."
- GigiLeCheshire    See all 15 comments

DC Universe Online Gets Release Date, Subscription Details, CGI Trailer

[Update: 08:54] In reality, PS Plus subscribers will pay a subscription. Our apologies.

[Original] Sony Online Entertainment's superhero MMORPG DC Universe Online will launch on November 2, a Comic-Con 2010 panel attended by Newsarama revealed. Read more »

""by providing a real sense of legacy and a living breathing world", bingo."
- Xin Jing Client 1a    See all 36 comments

Street Fighter and Tekken Cross-overs Announced

Tekken and Street Fighter will collide in a pair of cross-over fighting games developed separately by the series' creators Namco Bandai and Capcom, it was announced at Comic-Con 2010.

Capcom unveiled its part of the cross-over, Street Fighter X Tekken, with a cinematic and a round of screenshots showing Tekken fighters brought into the side-on, faux-2D world of Street Fighter IV. Capcom did not announce when the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 fighter will be released. Read more »

"This could end up being the first fighting game I've purchased in nearly a decade. Last one I ..."
- rtrson    See all 24 comments

Mega Man Universe Details Trickle out of Comic-Con

Though no gameplay footage has been released (via Joystiq) for the recently announced Mega Man Universe, some details have been revealed by Capcom's Keiji Inafune at Comic-Con 2010.

The title will most "preserve as much as we can of the classic 8-bit Mega Man feel," explains Infaune. "While allowing players to project their own Mega Man onto the game. We wanted to create a platform where players can play as their favorite version of Mega Man, another Capcom character, or maybe a different character completely. You'll be able to play as the Mega Man of your dreams." Read more »

"Dude, seriously. Take a chill-pill. Relax. .... Do your homework."
- Vegetolo    See all 15 comments

Space Combat Confirmed for Star Wars: The Old Republic

BioWare announced that space combat will be coming to its upcoming MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic at its panel at Comic-Con 2010. Though interested parties will have to wait until the October issue of PC Gamer (out August 17th) to see the first screenshots, the company was kind enough to describe it on the official forums.

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"Let's hope they don't over due the space combat. Star Trek Online (at launch) was mostly space ..."
- Inarion    See all 17 comments

Daily Filter: July 21, 2010

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

Today's Daily Filter includes Comic-Con assets for Red Faction: Armageddon and new screenshots for Dive: The Medes Islands Secret.We've also added new screens for nearly every game featured by Konami at the 2010 Comic-Con including Saw 2: Flesh & Blood, Pro Evolution Soccer 2011, Adrenalin Misfits, Castlevania: Harmony of Despair, Gormiti: The Lords of Nature, Hard Corps: Uprising, Karaoke Revolution Glee, Rush'N Attack Ex-Patriot and Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Decade Duels. Read more »

"I didn't take much interest in the new Red Faction game after seeing the first trailer, but ..."
- scary_monster    See all 2 comments

Chun-Li, Doctor Doom, Super-Skrull and Trish Join Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds

Getting the Comic-Con festivities started a day early, Capcom has revealed four new characters for the upcoming fighter Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds.

Joining the crossover fray from the Marvel Universe are the menacing Doctor Doom and diabolical Super-Skrull. Capcom Universe staple Chun-Li jumps into the brawl with Devil May Cry-alum Trish. Read more »

"Well that's a whole other kettle of fish. Unfortunately I don't have any RL friends that are ..."
- etherealrhythm    See all 13 comments

Report: Maxis to Reveal Spore Action-RPG at Comic-Con

Related Topics – Spore, PC, Comic-Con 2010

Maxis is poised to reveal a new action role-playing title based on the Spore franchise during a panel at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con. According to Eurogamer, the abrupt declaration is courtesy of a Comic-Con session listing which outlines plans to reveal the title during a special event. The listing for the July 24 event reads:

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"I got an idea, fuck your Spore bullshit, and gives us a real SimCity 5."
- ganjatron    See all 16 comments

Street Fighter 4 Producer to Announce New Game at Comic-Con

Street Fighter IV and Super Street Fighter IV producer Yoshinori Ono has been quiet since the release of Super back in April, but that is about to change. Ono is set to appear at and announce his new title at a panel at the San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday, July 24.

The official description for the panel is limited to the Street Fighter franchise, but it is strongly rumored to be a new Darkstalkers game. Ono hinted this in an interview with Shacknews back during GDC in March, when responding to a question about what his dream project would be. Read more »

"The PC version SFIV has different netcode? Where you'd get that info?"
- NeoChaosX    See all 25 comments

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