A trio of top videogames publishers will be bringing their latest titles to Manchester Comic Con, as the pop culture show returns to Manchester Central on 21st July 2012. The previously confirmed THQ and Namco Bandai Games will showcase their latest, while Nintendo’s tour will also be making a special pit stop.
The Nintendo Unleashed stand will be going XL for the upcoming release of the new Nintendo 3DS XL console – the biggest ever screen on a Nintendo handheld. The publisher is bringing a vast array of titles to Manchester Comic Con so fans can see how their favourite videogames are even better in XL. Nintendo’s playable Nintendo 3DS games will include the UK exclusive of Pokémon Conquest, as well as the amazing Kingdom Hearts 3D [Dream Drop Distance] and New Super Mario Bros. 2. Visitors will also be able to get hands-on with new Wii title Beat the Beat: Rhythm Paradise.
Meanwhile, THQ will be previewing their much-anticipated action adventure Darksiders II. Not only will visitors be able to step into the boots of Death – the most feared of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse – as he battles to redeem his brother War, but the game’s principal designer Haydn Dalton and art director Han Randhawa are also set to host an on-stage panel.
And that’s not all; Namco Bandai Games will also be showcasing the latest in their acclaimed role-playing game (RPG) Tales of series, Tales of Graces F. Set amidst the conflict of three kingdoms competing for planetary dominance, Tales of Graces F features a new combat system lets the player freely change attack style depending on the battle situation. The characters’ distinctive weapons can be swapped for different styles, and the combat system is now easier to control while simultaneously adding new levels of tactical depth.
Oh, and if you fancy showing off your dancing skills, there’s also a dedicated DanceDance Revolution zone where you can trip the light fantastic with Konami’s ever-popular rhythm videogame. To buy tickets to the MCM Expo Manchester Comic Con at Manchester Central on 21st July 2012, please visit the official MCM Expo website, www.mcmexpostore.com/store. For everything else stay right here at Electronic Theatre.