Comic-Con 2011 has dominated gaming headlines this week, and the action isn’t over yet. Top stories on the PlayStation.Blog this week included a first look at the Green-Lantern-themed “Fight for the Light” expansion coming to DC Universe Online this summer, first gameplay footage and screens from the eye-catching PSN-exclusive platformer Sideway: New York, a new look at the upcoming PSN title Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken, a new Q&A with the creators of the PSN co-op team shooter Payday: The Heist, a look into the troubled subconscious of next week’s psychological adventure-puzzle game Catherine, and the launch of retro shoot ’em up Scribble Shooter in PlayStation Home.
And the PlayStation Comic-Con panel fun continues this weekend: At 6pm tonight, Twisted Metal co-director David Jaffe will reveal a Twisted trailer and a new boss in room 5AB; at 10am on Sunday, Starhawk’s creative director, writer and senior producer will discuss the genesis of the game’s sci-fi universe in room 25AB. And iff you’re admiring the UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception limited-edition cover art poster shown above, it could be yours this Sunday: celebrated artist Adam Hughes will be signing them in room AA3 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
If you attended one of PlayStation’s Comic-Con 2011 panels this year, give us an overview — and your thoughts — in the comments below!
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- Ed Boon Talks Freddy Krueger in Mortal Kombat, Secret Origins of DLC Characters — Now that you’ve seen the video, learn why Mortal Kombat’s co-creator decided to bring Nightmare on Elm Street horror icon Freddy Krueger to the kombat arena on August 9th.
- PlayStation Store Update — New games include Limbo, Fast Draw Showdown, Dead Block, and The King of Fighters ’95 for PS3, plus Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions for PSP, with huge discounts (50%+ off) for Borderlands DLC, BioShock 2 DLC and Mafia II DLC.
- NBA 2K12: Jordan, Magic, Bird, and PlayStation Move — NBA 2K12 lays up three cover art versions this year — and two are limited-edition! Get the full update from 2K Games’ Ronnie Singh in this popular post.
- Bonus Content Comes to ICO and Shadow of the Colossus Collection — Your $39.99 will not only get you two of the most celebrated games of all time, but also exclusive videos and a voucher for two XMB Dynamic Themes: one for ICO and one for Shadow of the Colossus.
- PlayStation Plus Update: Limbo $11.99, 4 New Free Games Announced for August — PlayStation Plus members get a discount on Limbo this week, discounts and deals for Section 8: Prejudice and Sega Rally Online Arcade next week, a free copies of Crash Commando and Destruction Derby PSone Classic the following week. Not a bad lineup!
- PlayStation Store, PlayStation Blog Officially Launched in Brazil — The PlayStation Store rolls into Brazil, complete with localized languages, English options, credit card support…and a Brazilian PlayStation.Blog!
- UNCHARTED 3 at San Diego Comic-Con 2011 — Naughty Dog’s Arne Meyer gives us the lowdown on UNCHARTED 3 happenings at Comic-Con 2011. Protip: You still have time to get a crack at an UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception Comic-Con 2011 poster signed by celebrated comics artist Adam Hughes.
- PlayStation is Everywhere at San Diego Comic-Con 2011 — A full list of every PlayStation panel to show at Comic-Con this year, from UNCHARTED 3 and Resistance 3 to Journey and more. You can still catch Twisted Metal’s panel tonight and Starhawk’s panel on Sunday!
- Dead Block Hits PSN July 19th, Brains Needed — For a zombie game, Dead Block is awfully cerebral! The gameplay focuses on laying devious traps and repairing barricades to keep the dead at arm’s length. Check out the launch video to see what’s in store.