One of the cooler things at this year's Comic-Con in San Diego is something the Disney people set up downtown: A re-creation of Flynn's Arcade from the original Tron movie as a promotion for the upcoming sequel Tron Legacy, and we've got images and a video that you can view after the jump.
The experience of Flynn's Arcade is meant to simulate that of the sequel's hero, Sam (Garret Hedlund): In a clip screened at Comic-Con, he rides up on a motorcycle, enters his father's arcade, which has been shuttered for 20 years, and turns the power on, lighting up the 1980s arcade games—including the Space Paranoids game Kevin Flynn invented—as well as a jukebox full of 1980s music, such as the Go-Gos, Journey, etc. And that's exactly what you see in the photos below.
After a while, the lights flicker and the music changes from 1980s power pop to Daft Punk, the music used in the new sequel, and the secret door behind the Tron game opens up to reveal ... what?
In the movie, Sam discovers the secret door and descends to find a clue to his father's disappearance. But for us, we entered a hall lined with black curtains and wall-mounted illuminated concept art for the next-generation light cycle. We round the corner to find a full-scale mock-up of a new light cycle, with rider, which you can appreciate in the video below.
Tron Legacy is slated to open in 2011. (Click on the images to enlarge.)
Also check out the test footage of a light cycle race here.