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Published on July 5th, 2012 | by gareth

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Aliens: Colonial Marines is Coming to San Diego Comic Con

We will be there for sure.

SAN FRANCISCO (July 5, 2012) – SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced that after last year’s success, the company is once again setting up shop in downtown San Diego to showcase its biggest titles during San Diego Comic-Con International 2012. The limited-time-only SEGA Arcade, located at 200 Harbor Drive, Suite 120, will feature this fall’s Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed™, the thrilling new racing experience featuring Sonic the Hedgehog and a fantastic cast of SEGA All-Stars, as well as Aliens: Colonial Marines™, the highly anticipated first-person shooter from critically acclaimed studio Gearbox Software that will bring new levels of bone-chilling suspense and adrenaline-filled action to the renowned ALIENS franchise.

Additionally, internationally acclaimed concept designer and visual futurist Syd Mead will sign limited prints of his concept art of the USS Sulaco, featured in the movie ALIENS and in the upcoming game Aliens: Colonial Marines, on Friday, July 13, from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Dark Horse and SEGA® of America, Inc. are also pleased to invite fans of the franchise to stop by the SEGA Pop-Up Arcade in downtown San Diego or Booth #2615 on the expo floor to pick up a copy of an exclusive free Aliens: Colonial Marines comic that is only available during San Diego Comic-Con 2012. SEGA’s Aliens: Colonial Marines presence in San Diego will further entail the display of the original 12ft alien queen special effects prop used in the iconic 1986 film ALIENS, courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.

SEGA’s Arcade will also feature Danica Patrick’s custom No. 7 Sonic the Hedgehog/GoDaddy.com Chevrolet, fielded by JR Motorsports, on display. The NASCAR superstar will be racing the car in the O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge on November 3 at the Texas Motor Speedway (to be televised live on ESPN). The race, part of NASCAR’s Nationwide Series, marks Sonic the Hedgehog’s NASCAR debut.

Fans of Sonic the Hedgehog will be able to get their fix at this year’s Sonic Boom event. After last year’s success of the event during E3, SEGA is bringing Sonic Boom to San Diego Comic-Con. Sonic Boom will be held on Friday, July 13, 2012 from 5:00 PM until 10:00 PM at the House of Blues in San Diego. The event will feature Crush 40 with special guests Alex and JP Makhlouf from Cash Cash, Takashi Iizuka from Sonic Team, and Steve Lycett from Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Developer Sumo


About the Author

Syndicated movie & game critic, writer, author and frequent radio guest. His work has appeared in over 60 publications worldwide and he is the creator of the rising entertainment site and publication “Skewed and Reviewed”.He has three books of film, game reviews and interviews published and is a well-received and in demand speaker on the convention circuit. Gareth has appeared in movies and is a regular guest on a top-rated Seattle morning show.He has also appeared briefly in films such as “Prefountaine”, “Postal”. “Far Cry”. and others. Gareth is also an in-demand speaker at several conventions and has conducted popular panels for over two decades.



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