Next week’s Eurogamer Expo has almost sold out, organiser Eurogamer and partner HMV are pleased to announce, with over 11,000 tickets purchased so far.
Tickets are still available for Wednesday 28th October in Leeds, but the other three days of the event – including two in London on 30th and 31st October – are now fully booked. Tickets are expected to sell out completely tomorrow.
This yearâ€™s event promises to be the most successful ever, with 16 publishers showing 46 different playable titles across all platforms. Show highlights include:
- The Show Floor: the first UK showings of Aliens vs. Predator, Assassinâ€™s Creed II, God of War III, Heavy Rain, Left 4 Dead 2’s Scavenge Mode, Mass Effect 2, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Red Steel 2, Split/Second and more â€“ all playable.
- Indie Arcade: 14 fantastic independent games will also be playable on the show floor.
- PSP Go/Go Chill Out Cafe: Gamers will be able to get hands-on with a variety of titles on the PSP Go in its own dedicated area.
- HMV: The showâ€™s headline sponsor and retail partner will be selling games on-site.
- The Developer Sessions: Top international game developers including David Cage (Quantic Dream/Heavy Rain), Chet Faliszek (Valve/Left 4 Dead 2), Paul Wedgwood (Splash Damage/Brink), Guillaume Voghel and Alex Hutchinson (EA Montreal/Army of Two: the 40th Day) will be presenting their games in the theatre area.
- GamesIndustry.biz Career Fair: Recruiters, including Crytek, Rare, Relentless Software, Starbreeze, Ubisoft and Team 17, will be on-site talking about career opportunities at their companies.
- BAFTA Surgeries: BAFTA returns to provide students and graduates the chance to discuss their career options directly with experienced games industry professionals.
- Social events: A variety of social events have popped up around the event including the Eurogamer forum meets, Show & Yell and the LittleBigPlanet Mini Fan Meet.
- Competitions and giveaways: SteelSeries and others will be giving gamers the opportunity to grab some free gear in various competitions.
“Itâ€™s been nine months in planning but weâ€™re now only a few days from opening the doors to Eurogamer Expo 2009,” said Rupert Loman, managing director of Eurogamer. “Judging by the number of emails and calls weâ€™re getting since London sold out, we could have sold twice as many tickets as we made available. This bodes very well for our plans for next year.â€ In other recent developments, NVIDIA and Acer have been unveiled as the official PC partner for the event, and over 500 journalists have signed up to attend – including broadcast television and radio channels, magazines and websites.
For a full list of whatâ€™s on, visit: http://expo.eurogamer.net/whats-on.php
NO TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR. Members of the games industry can still get tickets by contacting email@example.com in advance.
More information on the Eurogamer Expo can be found at http://expo.eurogamer.net