We first wrote about this year’s Eurogamer Expo back in November last year, when we provided our readers with confirmation of the dates and venue. If you read the article in question, you will know that the 2011 event – which begins on September 22nd and ends on September 25th – will again be taking place at Earls Court in London. What we didn’t give you details on however was the list of playable games.
However, we have some good news now for those of you that are thinking about attending the 2011 Eurogamer Expo, as a few more details have recently started to surface online. According to eurogamer.net’s Robert Purchese, this year’s event is expected to be bigger than ever. Tickets are priced up at £10 for a full day (from 11am until 7pm), and £7.50 for the afternoon (from 2pm to 7pm).
If you are a Mass Effect fan, you’ll be really pleased to know that BioWare’s Mass Effect 3 game will be amongst the playable games at this year’s event. The action role-playing game is not due to be released until 2012, which means that attendees will in fact be going hands-on a few months before its launch. Electronic Arts’ Need for Speed: The Run racing game is another playable title confirmed for this year.
Need for Speed: The Run — which will be available for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Wii and Nintendo 3DS — is scheduled to launch late November, so those who attend the event will be able to play it weeks before it actually arrives in stores. Another of this year’s playable games according to Eurogamer’s Tom Phillips will be id Software and Bethesda Softwork’s Rage.
Not only will the Expo include developer sessions and hands-on gaming, but it also consists of The Retro Arcade, The Challenge Mode, fan meets, The GamesIndustry.biz Career Fair and The Indie Arcade, which according to Tom Phillips is being presented by publishing giant Sega this year. Other playable games include Ace Combat: Assault Horizon, the much anticipated Battlefield 3, FIFA 12, Inversion, Silent Hill: Downpour and Dark Souls.
You can read more about the event via the eurogamer.net website. Will you be attending the 2011 Eurogamer Expo? If so, which game are you looking forward to testing out the most?