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Epic Games' 'Fortnite' headed to Comic-Con for full reveal

Fortnite from Epic Games revealed at Comic-Con 2012.

The creators of Gears of War and Unreal Tournament will lift the veil on their next game, Fortnite, at this year's Comic-Con in San Diego next month.

Epic Games will show off the still mysterious video game at its panel, "Epic Games Presents: Fortnite Revealed," on Thursday, July 12th at the annual pop culture extravaganza. Epic design director Cliff Bleszinski, producer Tanya Jessen and lead artist Pete Ellis will "reveal inspirations, gameplay details, and why Fortnite is taking Epic Games in both a classic and all-new direction."

The panel promises attendees will be "the very first people in the world" to see Fortnite in action.

Epic first unveiled Fortnite at the Spike Video Game Awards in December, but has kept a tight lid on the game, revealing very few details. Epic Games founder and CEO Tim Sweeney has said the game, spawned during a company-wide "game jam," is being built with "an entirely different [and] more casual" audience in mind.

"It appeals to a wider audience than a hardcore game like Gears of War," Sweeney told Venturebeat in January. "We are branching out, but we tie it all together with AAA production values."

The "Fortnite Revealed" panel at Comic-Con is first-come, first-served and tickets for the gathering are sold out. Polygon will be in attendance at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, so we'll keep you updated.

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