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2016 Eurogamer Expo announced

EGX will return to Birmingham’s NEC in 2016. The Expo will run from September 22-25 for its ninth year.

This year saw EGX move from its London home at Earls Court to Birmingham’s NEC. I attended the show on Saturday and while queues were rather long, I found it be a great venue that was easy to access with a really pleasant and vibrant atmosphere.

In 2015 we established key new features of the show with Gfinity, YouTube and others, broadening the event’s appeal and expanding our consumer offering. EGX 2016 will see us build on this year’s success and grow even further” said David Lilley, Managing Director of Gamer Events. “2016 will be a landmark year for the industry with the next generation of consoles firmly established and virtual reality set to transform the gaming landscape. EGX is perfectly placed to demonstrate the flourishing nature of the industry.

 

Warhammer End Times : Vermintide playable at EGX

warhammervermintideEGX, the UK’s largest games event, Swedish independent developer Fatshark, and world renowned publisher Games Workshop are delighted to announce that Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide will have its first UK playable demo at EGX this 24th – 27th September.

Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide is a first person 4 player cooperative action combat adventure set during the End Times of the iconic Warhammer Fantasy world. This stunning game takes place in and around the city of Ubersreik, where the relentless rat-men known as the Skaven have invaded the city, burning everything in sight. The Skaven are cunning, cowardly, ruthless, and have overwhelming numbers.

EGX visitors will have their first hands-on experience of Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide in the UK. It will also be the exclusive first European playable PC demo of the game. All five heroes, as well as a range of weapons for each, will be available to try out in one of the game’s main missions.

Developers from Fatshark, including Associate Producer Robert Bäckström and Lead Level Designer Daniel Platt will be on-hand to help demo the game and answer any questions. Visitors to the booth will have the chance to pick up some swag, including 6 uniqueWarhammer: End Times – Vermintidepins and rub-on tattoos of a dreaded Skaven symbol.

Fatshark’s gameplay trailer will give visitors a clear idea of what to expect from the EGX demo. For more information about Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide please visit www.vermintide.com .

Exclusive Rock Band demo playable at EGX

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EGX, the UK’s largest games event has today announced that Rock Band 4 will be playable at EGX this 24th – 27th September.

Featuring a world-class soundtrack of more than 60 tracks, access to more than 1,500 additional songs through the in-game Music Store and the ability to import and play previously purchased Rock Band tracks within the same console family at no additional cost, Rock Band 4 is the next generation of the award-winning social and interactive music gaming platform, launching on 6th October.

At EGX, visitors will be invited to play together as a band and enjoy an all-new UK pre-release playable demo of the game.

The Assembly VR demo playable at EGX 2015

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EGX, the UK’s largest games event, and nDreams, the UK’s biggest specialist VR developer-publisher, are excited to announce that nDreams’ immersive virtual reality game The Assembly will be playable publicly for the first time at EGX this 24th – 27thSeptember.

The Assembly is an incredibly immersive story-driven, character-focussed first-person adventure game built from the ground-up for all the major VR headsets, including Oculus Rift (Windows PC), Project Morpheus (PlayStation 4) and HTC Vive (SteamVR). At EGX the team will be demoing the game on the Oculus Rift. At its core, this unique VR experience offers players moral dilemma, discovery, exploration and mystery. All from the dual perspectives of the game’s two main characters.

Over the summer, we’ve been busy enhancing every part of The Assembly, from its story and setting to its gameplay and graphics

, said Patrick O’Luanaigh, CEO of nDreams.

Until now, we’ve only exhibited the game to the press, so we’re thrilled to be giving The Assembly its first major public outing at EGX in Birmingham. We’re really looking forward to seeing what the gaming community make of our adventure in VR!

David Lilley, Managing Director of Gamer Events, added,

nDreams are at the forefront of virtual reality storytelling. We can’t wait for the public to get their hands on The Assembly for the first time and experience what is possible with this incredible new technology.

Check out nDream’s E3 2015 trailer for a taste of what to expect

EGX London 2014 – Battlefield Hardline, Sunset Overdrive, Alien: Isolation and many more announced

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Gamer Network (in partnership with Virgin Media) has revealed a small selection of the huge number of games that will available to play at EuroGamer London 2014 this September.

Battlefield Hardline, Sunset Overdrive and Alien: Isolation are just some of the games headlining this year’s show, with other titles already confirmed from the likes of 2K Games, Electronic Arts, Activision and SEGA, as well as the console platform holders Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo, and VR powerhouse Oculus.

EGX London 2014 takes place at Earls Court, London, from Thursday 25th September to Sunday 28th September, and is expected to attract 80,000 gamers. For the first time in its history the event will occupy two full floors of Earl’s Court One, packing the space with hundreds of playable pre-release games, along with exclusive developer session presentations on the hour every day and a host of other attractions.

Other playable games include Evolve and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel from 2K Games and the aforementioned Destiny from Activision and Battlefield Hardline from Electronic Arts. SEGA’s Alien: Isolation, voted game of the show at this year’s EGX Rezzed, will also feature in a big way.

Ticket sales have been very strong with super passes, early-entry tickets and Saturday day passes already sold out. Remaining tickets can be purchased via the EGX London website: http://www.egxlondon.net/tickets

This year’s full line-up of playable games, developer sessions and other features will be announced over the next three months, but organisers can already confirm that the following games will be playable:

2K Games

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
  • Evolve

Activision

  • Destiny

Electronic Arts

  • Battlefield Hardline

Gaijin Entertainment

  • War Thunder

Microsoft Studios

  • Fable Legends
  • Forza Horizon 2
  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection
  • Project Spark
  • Sunset Overdrive

SEGA

  • Alien: Isolation

Square Enix

  • Nosgoth

Visitors to EGX London will also have the opportunity to experience Oculus Rift, the cutting-edge VR headset, on its own dedicated stand. It’s another chance for attendees to enjoy what many people consider to be the future of gaming.

Gamer Network is also pleased to confirm that SEGA will continue to sponsor the Leftfield Collection (formerly Indie Games Arcade), offering indie developers the opportunity to showcase innovative projects free of charge to thousands of gamers.

EGX London promises a great line-up of other features, including a ranking event for the Capcom Pro Tour taking place on Sunday, an extensive retro games stand and a packed schedule of developer sessions.
More details on all of this and more will be announced in the next three months.

Dark Souls II Hands On For Eurogamer Expo

 

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For the first time, Dark Souls II will be playable in the UK at this weeks Eurogamer Expo from Earls Court.

For those who are brave enough to take on the infamous Mirror Knight challenge, which will take place at the Namco Bandai Games booth, inevitable death will greet the losers and the winners will be rewarded in the shape of pride and prizes.

The rules are simple: Each player will have 20 minutes to find and take on the Mirror Knight.* The first person who manages to beat him, will not only become the pride of the whole Eurogamer Expo, they will also walk away with the following Dark Souls II Mirror Knight prize**:

Win or Lose, anyone playing the demo will also be given an A3 Dark Souls II poster to anyone that plays the game whilst stocks last.

Developer Sessions Schedule Announced for Eurogamer Expo

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The Schedule for Developer Sessions at this years Eurogamer Expo has been finalised and revealed. Developer Sessions are a chance for attendee’s to listen and get behind the scenes information on the latest games and hardware before their release. This year has more then any previous years so every day it will be a tough choice what to go for.

Thursday 26th September

12pm – Phil Harrison’s exclusive Xbox One presentation
1pm – Forza Motorsport 5 (Dan Greenawalt from Turn 10)
2pm – PS4 Indie: Velocity 2X (FuturLab)
3pm – Killzone: Shadow Fall (Guerrilla Games)
4pm – Guild Wars 2 New Content (ArenaNet)
5pm – The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks/Tango Gameworks)

Friday 27th September
12pm – Tearaway (Media Molecule)
1pm – Beyond: Two Souls (David Cage from Quantic Dream)
2pm – Dying Light (Techland)
3pm – FIFA 14 Next-Gen (EA Sports)
4pm – DriveClub (Evolution Studios)
5pm – Outside Xbox Live Show

Saturday 28th September
12pm – The Witcher 3 (CD Projekt RED)
1pm – Watch_Dogs (Ubisoft Montreal)
2pm – Batman: Arkham Origins (WB Montreal)
3pm – PS4 Indie: Resogun (Housemarque)
4pm – LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (TT Games)
5pm – Need for Speed: Rivals (EA Ghost Studio)

Sunday 29th September
12pm – Project Godus (Peter Molyneux from 22cans)
1pm – Thief (Eidos Montreal)
2pm – Murdered: Soul Suspect (Airtight Games)
3pm – The future of Ouya (Julie Uhrman)
4pm – PS3 Indie: Wasteland Kings (Rami Ismail from Vlambeer)
5pm – Eurogamer Indie Podcast (developers and writers from Eurogamer.net)

Each session will be streamed online on Youtube for those who cant attend the Expo, for those at the Expo who may not make it to get a seat there will be a theatre area where they can view the sessions on the big screen.

Xbox One Playable at Eurogamer Expo

Following on from the Xbox One Launch date announcement yesterday, Microsoft and Eurogamer Expo have just confirmed that Microsoft is bringing the Xbox One to the Expo for hands on previews of console and the launch line-up Titles: Forza Motorsport 5, Ryse: Son of Rome, Killer Instinct, Kinect Sports Rivals and Project Spark. A theatre demo of Dead Rising 3 will also be available for those lucky gamers attending.

Thursday 26th will also see Vice President of Microsoft, Phil Harrison, hold a Developer Session at 12:00pm, giving a live Xbox One Presentation. Other Third party developers will also be showcasing next generation Xbox One titles as well as Xbox 360 games as well.

Eurogamer Expo is at Earl’s Court and runs from September 26th – 29th, and is now sold out, but never fear, ThisIsXbox will be there to share first hand news everyday so keep your eyes on the site for updates on the Expo as it happens.

Hopefully we will see some of you at the Expo in a few weeks.