Eurogamer Expo to show PoP, Mirror’s Edge, LBP, Tomb Raider Underworld, Far Cry 2 and more

Wednesday, 3 September 2008 15:37 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Eurogamer Network just confirmed that the first Eurogamer Expo will take place on October 28-29 at the Old Truman Brewery in London and will feature many of the season’s biggest hitters.

Confirmed for the event are “Street Fighter IV, Prince of Persia, Mirror’s Edge, LittleBigPlanet, Tomb Raider: Underworld, Far Cry 2, Fallout 3, Saints Row 2 and many more.”

“Gamers have been crying out for a credible gaming event for years and publishers haven’t had anywhere to show off their biggest games at the most important time of the year. We’re delighted to bring them together under the Eurogamer Expo banner,” said Eurogamer boss Rupert Loman.

The ticketing sounds a bit “different”. According to the announcement, “To guarantee a ticket for the Eurogamer Expo, gamers should make a £5 donation to UK videogames charity GamesAid. More details on how to register interest are available on the official website, and the event will be split into 11am-4pm and 5pm-10pm sessions on both 28th and 29th October.”

The show’s site’s here. Press release after the link.

First ever Eurogamer Expo to take place in London this October

Press Release

Brighton, England, 3rd September, 2008: Eurogamer is happy to announce its inaugural consumer videogame event, the Eurogamer Expo!

Taking place at the Old Truman Brewery on 28th and 29th October, the Eurogamer Expo is a feature event of the London Games Festival, and brings consumers face to face with all of the biggest Christmas release on all formats.

The event offers gamers the chance to play a huge variety of upcoming games, including Street Fighter IV, Prince of Persia, Mirror’s Edge, LittleBigPlanet, Tomb Raider: Underworld, Far Cry 2, Fallout 3, Saints Row 2 and many more. The full list can be found on the Eurogamer Expo website: http://expo.eurogamer.net.

“Gamers have been crying out for a credible gaming event for years and publishers haven’t had anywhere to show off their biggest games at the most important time of the year. We’re delighted to bring them together under the Eurogamer Expo banner,” said Eurogamer managing director Rupert Loman.

“We’re particularly pleased because it means we can offer our readers the chance to see some of next year’s titles and a few games that won’t be playable anywhere else beforehand – including the first opportunity for UK gamers to play the new Prince of Persia.”

Duncan Best, Director of the London Games Festival added, “We are delighted that Eurogamer is putting on the Expo. It provides the maximum choice for publishers who want to get involved in the Festival and importantly marks the return of a major games show to the UK”

To guarantee a ticket for the Eurogamer Expo, gamers should make a £5 donation to UK videogames charity GamesAid. More details on how to register interest are available on the official website, and the event will be split into 11am-4pm and 5pm-10pm sessions on both 28th and 29th October.

The Old Truman Brewery will be a key focus of London Games Festival 2008, with the Eurogamer Expo, the GamesIndustry.biz Career Fair and the GamesIndustry Bar all hosted within the complex.

For more on the Eurogamer Expo, visit http://expo.eurogamer.net.

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