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EGX 2017 reveals show floor map and announce Destiny 2 developer session

It’s less than a week away so what better time for EGX to reveal the final line-up and show floor map. As discussed previously Sony have their largest stand ever, Xbox are also returning with the playable Xbox One X, and there are also showfloor stands for Ubisoft and Nintendo. TiX will be there over the four days and there will be daily updates on the site!

If you are thinking of attending then the EGX mobile app is the best way to find your way around, with all the maps and all the content available at your fingertips.

The developer sessions are also fully confirmed, with one of the latest additions being Bungie. Giving a keynote talk in the EGX Theatre on the theme of ’Building Better Worlds in Destiny’, Community Manager David ‘Deej’ Dague will host a panel discussion featuring artists from Bungie, who’ll outline how the worlds of Destiny are built from the ground up to reflect an artistic vision. In this behind the scenes look at the game, the audience will learn how Concept Artists and Environment Artists work hand in hand to create the places your heroes explore in search of action and glory, with the opportunity to see some of the earliest visions of the worlds you’ve come to know.

Virgin Media will again have a dedicated Destiny 2 area complete with props and costumes recreating those that appear in the game. Guardians can play either Crucible or Strike gameplay modes on almost 50 PlayStation 4 Pro stations. The top performing teams battling out each day will win incredible Destiny 2 prizes. On Saturday, Virgin Fibre will be joined by special guests from Bungie along with YouTube star and Destiny 2 player, Ali A who will compete against gamers on the stand in rounds of the game.

Square Enix Collective will also have a large presence, and will be showing a huge range of independent titles.

  • Throughline Games’ beautiful 2D cinematic anime adventure Forgotton Anne, where players take on the role of Anne as she tries to escape the Forgotton Lands and return to the real world
  • Fear Effect Sedna from Sushee, the first new game in this legendary series for more than 15 years
  • Sand Sailor Studio’s head-scratching puzzler Black The Fall, which casts players into a dark and oppressive world ruled by Communism
  • Recently announced vertical action adventure Octahedron from Switzerland-based Demimonde
  • Multiplayer masterstroke Oh My Godheads, where players fight for control of ancient stone heads in ridiculously fast and frenetic action
  • Psychological horror Tokyo Dark, which puts a new spin on point-and-click play thanks to a multi-branching story rife with melancholic undertones
  • World War II FPS Battalion 1944, which tasks players with taking on some gloriously old-school multiplayer mayhem
  • Bullet-dodging 3D brawler Deadbeat Heroes, which brilliantly taps into all the best tropes from classic 90s beat-em-ups in a 60s superhero parody
  • First-person puzzler The Turing Test from Bulkhead Interactive
  • Square Enix Collective’s first ever release, puzzle-orientated point-and-click adventure Goetia
  • Children of Zodiarcs, a tactical RPG with dice and deck elements and filled with beautiful visuals

For all the information on what’s at the show please visit the EGX website here – https://www.egx.net/egx/2017.

EGX 2017 to have playable Monster Hunter World & Detroit: Become Human

Only two weeks to go until EGX 2017 and the list of games playable at the event keeps getting bigger! Sony have now announced the games that are playable on their stand, which is the largest they have ever had at the event. Included in this is Monster Hunter World which I know has a lot of gamers excited!

So, deep breath for the full list!

Call of Duty: WWII, Detroit: Become Human, Everybody’s Golf, FIFA 18, Gran Turismo Sport, Hidden Agenda, Knack II, Knowledge is Power, LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2, LEGO The Ninjago Movie: Videogame, Monster Hunter World, NBA 2K18, Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom, Star Wars Battlefront II, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, WWE 2K18.

This joins the list of games already released by Xbox, with the Xbox One X being playable for the first time in the UK;

Age of Empires: Definitive Edition (PC), Assassins Creed Origins, Away: Journey to the Unexpected, Cuphead, Disneyland Adventures, Forza Motorsport 7, Huntdown, Middle-earth: Shadow of War, Minecraft, Robocraft, Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure, Sea of Thieves, Super Lucky’s Tale, Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (PC), Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection.

For the full list of all 200 plus games at the show, please visit the official EGX Website at https://www.egx.net/egx/2017/show-floor

Ni No Kuni 2 will be playable at EGX 2017

Bandai Namco UK have announced that attendees at EGX 2017 will be the first in the UK to play Ni No Kuni 2.

Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom is a follow-up to the critically-acclaimed Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, created by developer Level-5 in collaboration with Studio Ghibli-veteran animator Yoshiyuki Momose,

After a coup forces him and his fellow cat-folk into exile, King Evan must draw on the support of his friends and the mysterious power of the Higgledies to found a new kingdom and unite the world once more.

Journey to the realm of Ding Dong Dell, a rich and resplendent kingdom where – under the gentle rule of a boy King – cats, mice and human beings live alongside one another in perfect harmony.

However, after sinister forces move against him and banish him from his own kingdom, the world falls into peril. Only with the help of his trusted companions and the power of mysterious beings known the Higgledies can Evan face the perilous battles that lie ahead of him.

Ni No Kuni 2 is currently planned for release in January 2018.

EGX 2017 Developer Sessions to include Shadow Of War and XCOM

EGX 2017 is now only 3 weeks away and details of the developer sessions are now being announced. The developer sessions are one of my favourite parts of the show, and two highlights of 2016 were the sessions ran by IO Interactive on Hitman and Playground on Forza Horizon 3.

Three of the sessions for 2017 have now been announced.

Monolith Productions’ Bob Roberts (Design Director) will deliver a presentation on Middle-earth: Shadow of War, which is the follow up to 2014’s multi-award winning open world adventure, Shadow of Mordor. In his session, taking place at 12pm on Saturday, Bob Roberts will give attendees a detailed and interactive look at the expanded Nemesis System in the new game set for release this October.

Julian Gollop, the original creator of X-COM: UFO Defense, and Jake Solomon, creative director of the current XCOM series, will appear together in a session titled ‘The Past, Present & Future of XCOM’. The duo will be joined by Eurogamer’s Chris Bratt to discuss the history of the iconic strategy franchise and the future of the genre. XCOM devotees will not want to miss this. The session will take place at 5pm (BST) on Friday.

This is the second session to feature Julian Gollop. Earlier the same day at 2pm (BST), attendees will be have the opportunity to watch the legendary designer present his new strategy game, Phoenix Point.

Finally, at 3pm on Friday, developers from Failbetter Games, the team behind Fallen London and Sunless Sea, will present a session on their new title, Sunless Skies. Attendees will hear more about the game, which is in Steam Early Access, from Chris Gardiner (Narrative Director), Adam Myers (Analytics Director) and Lottie Bevan (Producer). They’ll reveal what players can expect to find currently and the plans for future content. They’ll also be taking questions from the audience so come prepared!

Those not at EGX will be able to catch all the sessions live on Twitch and it’ll be available to watch later on the EGX YouTube channel.

Playstation to have largest ever presence at EGX

PlayStation will have a large presence at EGX 2017 as it returns to the event with its biggest ever stand.

Attendees will have the opportunity to get hands-on with several of the platform holder’s first party titles including Gran Turismo Sport and Bravo Team, as well as several PlayStationVR games and big name titles from the likes of Activision, EA and Warner Bros. PlayStation 4 Pro hardware will be available to try giving visitors the chance to experience dynamic 4K gaming. More game announcements will follow on what other games will be playable from Playstation.

This adds to the announcement that Xbox will also have a large presence showing Sea Of Thieves and Forza Motorsport 7 amongst others.

The Rezzed and Leftfield collection, showing the best of the Indie scene will also be present, and for details of the multitude of games that are playable can be seen here – https://www.egx.net/egx/2017/show-floor

EGX 2017 announces more Xbox One Independent Games

Yes! EGX 2017 is only mere weeks away and the Rezzed section of the show is always jam-packed full of great new ID@Xbox and Indie Developers showing off their new creations. the following two titles have all been confirmed as playable at the show in Birmingham from 21st to 24th September 2017.

It’s Quiz time

A team comprised of former Buzz! developers now brings you a brand new and innovative quiz game! It’s Quiz Time is the biggest quiz game ever on console, uses state-of-the art technology to deliver a truly intelligent and personal game host, and allows up to 8 players to join in using their smartphone as a controller. Due for release in November 2017.

Guns, Gore and Cannoli 2

Vinnie is back and this time it’s personal. Guns, Gore and Cannoli 2 continues with Vinnie’s story. 15 years after the Thugtown massacre some loose ends start crawling out of the past, dragging Vinnie as far as the battlefields of World War 2.

 

 

Project Cars 2 and Dragon Ball FighterZ at EGX 2017

EGX 2017 is just around the corner, and the first two games have been announced that are playable at the show. Project Cars 2 and Dragon Ball FighterZ will both be present and playable. These are the first two confirmed games with much much more to follow, so keep an eye on This Is Xbox for all the future announcements!

EGX takes place at the NEC in Birmingham from 21st to 24th September.

Visit our Project Cars 2 Game page @ TiX

Dragon Ball FighterZ  is an upcoming 2.5D fighting game developed by Arc System Works and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment, based on the Dragon Ball franchise for the Xbox One and other platforms. It is set to be released in 2018.