A few game-related announcements have squeaked out of Comic Con, adding some welcome new elements to some highly-anticipated titles. Among the announcements involve improvements to Marvel vs Capcom 3, Star Wars: The Old Republic, and Dead Space 2.
Here is a video featuring the two latest additions to Marvel vs. Capcom 3's ever-expanding roster -- superhero and summer 2011 movie protagonist Thor adds another fighter to the Marvel side while Okami hero Amaterasu joins the Capcom side. This duo joins the four additions named yesterday -- Super Skrull, Dr. Doom, Chun-Li and Devil May Cry's Trish -- bringing the current amount of revealed characters to 16 for the spring-due game.
At a BioWare panel Friday, developers for Star Wars: The Old Republic revealed another new addition for the spring-due MMORPG -- space combat. While declining to show imagery of the new gameplay element in lieu of a reveal in the October issue of PC Gamer, the creators were able to describe how the combat would work, stating that it will consist of sending your ship to a variety of specially-designed sections within the galaxy where you can take on batches of asteroids and enemy ships in combat missions inspired by older Star Wars properties.
Last, but not least, the ever-expanding canon of the Dead Space franchise will see two more additions before the game releases in early 2011. A graphic novel entitled Dead Space Salvage will be coming out this December, while a second animated Dead Space feature will debut in early 2011 -- this one will be called Dead Space Aftermath. The two new properties join Dead Space Martyr -- the novel that released this week that was featured in the August issue of GamePro.
Comic-Con continues until this Sunday, with game-related panels continuing throughout the weekend. Keep it tuned to GamePro as we pass along even more of the reveals.
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