Last week at Comic-Con, EA announced that it's bringing Ultima Forever, a free-to-play action RPG from BioWare based on the 1985 title, Ultima IV, to the iPad. (Fun fact: Ultima IV was originally first launched for the Apple II.) Players will be able to start a game on their PC and continue the storyline on the iPad. While cross-platform gaming is not a foreign concept to the ever-expanding world of mobile games, this particular title takes a radical new approach.
Comic-Con International kicks off on Thursday in San Diego, and developers are already taking advantage of the event by previewing some of their upcoming App Store titles, including the game/comic fusion The Adventures of Retrobot.
The mammoth San Diego Comic-Con kicks off this Thursday, and Marvel Entertainment is working to keep fans excited about the September 25 arrival of its blockbuster The Avengers on home video with a new second screen app.
So you couldn't make it to Comic-Con to see our booth? That's okay. We brought the action to you! Check out artist Stephane Kardos, who spent Friday and Saturday of Comic-Con doing live demonstrations of his iPad 2 art. Every picture you see here is of a Con attendee. Maybe you'll see yourself in one of his illustrations? Click through the gallery for a look at some of his drawings.
While the show floor was bustling all weekend, we made some time to stop by the booth of one of the artists who participated in our custom iPad 2 case giveaway, Dan Cooney. The author and artist of the graphic novel series Valentine, Cooney submitted a custom tricolor masterpiece to be given away to one lucky winner who stopped by our Future booth at Comic-Con. But when we received the case, along with three others from Mike Norton, Dennis Calero and Rob Guillory, we were really curious how he and the other artists managed to get any ink or paint to stick to the Incipio Feather iPad 2 case. So we asked him.
Comic-Con 2011 may almost be over, but that doesn't mean it can't live on forever in pictures. Take one last look at the Comic-Con showfloor before it closes for good (for this year, anyway). And be sure to check out some of the other stories from the showfloor.
Nate Birkholz, Lead Producer of City of Heroes (and a once-upon-a-time Mac gaming guru) gave us a walkthrough of the new City of Heroes Freedom. The new franchise is a hybrid MMO, meaning that it's got both free-to-play and paid content. Check out the video for more information, and be sure to stop by the NCSoft booth for a quick demo of the game.
Even if you've never stepped foot in a comic book store in your life, you don't have to sit out on the action. Comic book readers for iOS let anyone indulge in stories of adventure and superheroes. In honor of Comic-Con, we found 10 of the best -- some are free apps that let you buy comics as in-app purchases, and others are paid library apps where you upload digital comics you already own. But at least one should suit every true believer's needs.
In case you weren't privy, famed iPad 2 artist Stephane Kardos (he's featured as one of Brushes' top artists!) is doing live drawing demos at our Comic-Con booth. Check out the video to get a glimpse at how Stef uses Apple's tablet device as a part of his creative process. And just maybe you'll get a little inspired yourself.
If you’re a fan of Star Wars and also an avid shopper at the Dark Horse Digital Store, you’d better hide your wallet -- the publisher and LucasFilm have just unleashed a maelstrom of digital comics for your laptop, iPhone or iPad and you’ll wanna buy ‘em all.