If you are attending the San Diego Comic Con this week then you'll be able to check out a special presentation of Video Games Live. The symphonic concert has been successful for many years now and the Comic Con show will include Bioshock's composer Garry Schyman, a 30th Anniversary Tetris opera performed by vocalist Jillian Aversa, and an appearance by Pixel himself Daisuke Amaya for the Cave Story suite. I saw the show many years ago and it's a great time, so check the release after the jump for ticket info.
VIDEO GAMES LIVE RETURNS TO SAN DIEGO COMIC CON WITH THE SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY AND A NEW SHOW!
LINE-UP ANNOUNCED INCLUDING THE WORLD PREMIERE OF THE YET-TO-BE-RELEASE NEW BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT FRANCHISE "HEROES OF THE STORM"
SPECIAL GUESTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD INCLUDING "CAVE STORY" JAPANESE GAME CREATOR/DESIGNER DAISUKE AMAYA ("PIXEL")
Video Games Live is proud to announce it's line-up and Special Guests for our show happening next Thursday, July 24th with the San Diego Symphony at the Embarcadero Marina Park South (right behind the Convention Center where Comic Con is being held!).
The performance will include...
The WORLD PREMIERE from the yet to be released new Blizzard Entertainment franchise Heroes of the Storm conducted by legendary Blizzard composer Glenn Stafford!
Blizzard Entertainment??s highly anticipated upcoming World of Warcraft® expansion, Warlords of Draenor??, conducted by Audio Director and Composer Russell Brower.
Performing League of Legends with Riot Games composers Christian Linke and Michael Barry.
Vocalist Jillian Aversa (Halo, God of War, Civilization, Soul Calibur V) and Andrew Aversa (Street Fighter II: Remix, Soul Calibur V, Monkey Island: SE) to perform their arrangement of "Aria Di Mezzo Carattere (Opera Theme)" from Final Fantasy VI.
Performing the music from the popular Nintendo DS game Cave Story including an appearance by the game creator and popular Japanese game designer Daisuke Amaya ("Pixel").
Composer Frank Klepacki to join the symphony on guitar to perform his music from Command & Conquer: Red Alert.
Garry Schyman to conduct his award winning music from BioShock.
Popular video game cover band Critical Hit to perform featuring Blizzard composer Jason Hayes and cello sensation Tina Guo.
A special 30th Anniversary Tetris Opera celebration featuring vocal soloist Jillian Aversa.
Internet sensation guitarist Viking Jesus.
AND MORE! Including fan favorites such as Kingdom Hearts, Metal Gear Solid, Skyrim, Chrono Trigger, Chrono Cross, Castlevania, Portal and Sonic!!
All of the Special Guests will be available to meet after the show during our Meet & Greet which is open to all ticket holders.
Come early for the Costume Contest as well as games provided by Game Stop!
Looney Labs will be awarding packages for it's very popular Fluxx card game to certain lucky ticket holders!
TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE AND CAN BE PURCHASED HERE!
You do NOT need a Comic Con pass to attend Video Games Live. Anyone can purchase tickets to the performance.
There are a limited number of ULTIMATE GAMER V.I.P. BACKSTAGE EXPERIENCE PACKAGES still available! Amazing access and gifts! More info and tickets HERE!
(Please note: This is a separate package and does NOT include a ticket to the show. Tickets to the show must be purchased separately)
Please tell us what you are most looking forward to!
Video Games Live Facebook Events Page for the San Diego show:
If you have not yet been to a Video Games Live performance or are not familiar with the show, here is a description followed by a few of our best trailers over the years...
Video Games Live?? is an immersive concert event featuring music from the most popular video games of all time. Top orchestras and choirs around the world perform along with exclusive synchronized video footage and music arrangements, synchronized lighting, well known internet solo performers, electronic percussion, live action and unique interactive segments to create an explosive one-of-a-kind entertainment experience.
The best way to describe Video Games Live??? Picture the energy and excitement of a rock concert mixed with the power and emotion of a symphony orchestra combined together by the technology, interactivity, stunning visuals and fun that only video games can provide. Completely synchronized cutting-edge video screen visuals, state-of-the-art lighting and special fx, stage show production and special on-stage interactive segments with the audience dazzle crowds of all ages ?? gamers and non-gamers alike.
PBS Special Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzHLeDBKprA
DVD/Blu-Ray/CD Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSE2UzQAgfo
Hollywood Bowl Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZjv0VcAlzE
2010 Trailer: http://media.wmeentertainment.com/video/wme_cs/video_games_live/
VGL Brazil DVD & CD Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIMFYoQkHvo
"Captivating! Bombastic!" - NY Times
??Beautiful performance!?? ?? USA TODAY
??Simply breathtaking!?? ?? IGN.com
??Ingenious and fantastic!?? ?? Los Angeles Times
??Thrilling!?? ?? The London Times
??Incredible! Dramatic!?? ?? BBC News
Hope to see you next Thursday!!
The VGL Team