July 26, 2007 - With the San Diego Comic-Con boasting over 60 playable games this year it's pretty obvious that the event attracted not just comic book patrons, but also hardcore gamers as well. Looking at the floor line-up we're starting to wonder yet again why E3 is needed exactly, as Comic-Con is currently hosting nearly every playable build in some way, shape, or form. Some of these titles are still behind closed doors, while others are right out in the open. One of the "out in the open" ones, however, just so happens to be a little game by the name of Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure.
So what's the general consensus? Apparently quite good. Capcom is rocking two play areas for Zack & Wiki, which is as much - or more - than any other game there. We had a chance to check out the booth today, and while the build was the same as the Comic-Con version, it was new to the public, and they responded extremely well.
Both stations had multiple players waiting in line nearly every time we walked by, as well as a quickly diminishing pile of stickers (which we of course looted until we got dirty looks) for those not lucky enough to currently be playing the game. As we watched we heard multiple people mention "Oh, that's the 'Zack & Wiki' game!" and the like, as people stuck around to play levels through their entirety; even when that meant a ten minute session with just one game.
As a first public showing of the game Zack & Wiki is off to a great start, and Capcom was smart enough to give the Wii title primo placement with multiple kiosks. For more on the game, check out or gallery below.
Thanks to IGN.com for sharing the news with us!