Final Fantasy: Distant Worlds US Tour hits California

It’s that time of the year again, Final Fantasy is touring through symphonies all over bringing memories of adventures past to the masses. This week Nobuo Uematsu will greet the San Francisco Symphony on two nights with two different programs, also starring Susan Calloway, MARIA, DRACO and DANCING MAD.

Check out www.ffdistantworlds.com/sanfrancisco for more information about the location and cost.

For those looking to be at Comic-Con 2010, Nobuo will share the love at the Embarcadero Marina Park South in San Diego on July 22nd. No guest details have been disclosed at this point but the Distant Worlds site should have updates as the date draws near. – www.ffdistantworlds.com/sandiego

Other shows this summer include Houston, Washington D.C. and Toronto with Nobuo Uematsu only confirmed to miss the D.C. event this year.

Girls Gone Genre panel hits Comic-Con 2010

While the first part of the event name makes one think of scantily clad young women, the panel isn’t about that. Girls Gone Genre brings out women who are integral parts of the entertainment industry, focusing on questions for newcomers to the field and how it feels to swim with the sharks.

The Panel will take place in room 24ABC on Friday July 23rd from 5-6pm, the panelists include:

  • Felicia Day – Writer/Producer “The Guild” (web series and comic), Actress “The Guild,” “Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” “Dollhouse,” “Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog.”
  • Kathryn Immonen – Writer: “Patsy Walker: Hellcat,” “Runaways,” “Heralds
  • Laeta Kalogridis – Screenwriter/Producer: Shutter Island , Ghost in the Shell, Bionic Woman, Avatar
  • Marti Noxon – Screenwriter/Producer: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Mad Men, Fright Night, I Am Number Four
  • Melissa Rosenberg – Screenwriter/Producer: Dexter, The Twilight Saga
  • Gail Simone – Writer: “Wonder Woman,” “Birds of Prey”

Atlus launches full trailer for Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City

While the launch of Etrian Odyssey III is still in the distance, Atlus is promoting the game in full force today. The latest announcement includes a teaser trailer and announcement of a limited edition art book for those who pre-order the game from participating retailers. The Book “Forests of Eternity” carries 60 pages of full-color art.

Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City is slated to release on September 21, 2010 for the DS.

Ubisoft announces Comic-Con 2010 lineup

Comic-Con is coming fast, with only a week left until the big show Ubisoft has released their panel schedule and games at the show. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World The Game, Just Dance 2, Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier will all be on tap. To help out those who can’t make the pilgrimage to San Diego this year, Ubisoft will also be handing out prizes over their Twitter accountand updates throughout the show.

Ubisoft Panels:

Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood: Thursday, July 22nd from 3:30–4:30 pm, room: 7AB
Development team members from Ubisoft Montreal will discuss the next iteration of the critically acclaimed, multi-million unit selling franchise – Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood. Attendees will learn about the new multiplayer mode, a first for the Assassin’s Creed franchise, and get an exclusive preview of new multiplayer characters. The panel will feature an in-depth look at the story and art of the Brotherhood and the return of Ezio, now a legendary Master Assassin, as he journeys into Italy’s greatest city, Rome, to strike at the heart of the enemy. The session will also go beyond the Brotherhood to discuss the Assassin’s Creed universe as a multimedia entertainment experience.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier: Saturday, July 24th from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, room: 25ABC
Hollywood and Ghost Recon are joining forces. Ubisoft and Little Minx, a company of Ridley Scott and Associates (RSA), present Oscar-winning director François Alaux (Logorama), associate producer and technical advisor to all RSA films Harry Humphries, BAFTA Film Award nominee and director of cinematography Trent Opaloch, and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Solider video game studio producer, Adrian Lacey, in a panel discussing the upcoming Ghost Recon short film, and connections between the film and the game. Additional details about the panel will be revealed soon.

For those not familiar with Twitter, check out @Ubisoft here.