At the time of writing there is only 5 Days until Play Expo rolls into town and satisfies the needs of todays diverse set of Video Gamers!
The 2 day event runs from Saturday 11th to Sunday 12th October and takes place at Manchester Event City.
This year the Play dudes have set up 5 Zones for gamers to visit which makes it one of the most representative Video Games Shows out there.
There's still some time to get your tickets and pay a visit to this fantastic video games show so read on and find out what will be happening at Play Expo this weekend!
Re.play offers up the biggest retro gaming event in Europe and comes with a vast range of retro gaming software for all the retro heads out there.
Trust us, you will not be disappointed!
Imagine over 100 retrogaming consoles, computers, arcade games & pinball machines and all set to free play…..
The classics will all be out to play including, Pacman, Outrun, Track & Field, Street Fighter 2, Gauntlet, Star Wars, Operation Wolf, Bubble Bobble, Donkey Kong, Super Mario Bros & Sonic.
"Todays & Tomorrows Video Games"
A zone where current generation new and upcoming releases collide with the cream of the indie gaming crop.
Over 100 PS4's will be available to play within the Now Play Zone and hooked up to those consoles will be some of the following cool video games...
Here’s a list of what we can confirm will be playable so far:
- Pro Evolution Soccer 2015
- Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes
- Injustice: Gods Among Us
- Lego The Hobbit
- Lego Marvel Super Heroes
- Lego Movie Game
- Oddworld: New N Tasty
- OlliOlli 2
- Velocity 2X
- Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2
With more games being confirmed over the next week……
Plus there will be a next-gen Minecraft zone and a PEGI18 zone for age restricted games….
Alongside the above games there will be 33 games from 24 indie studios available to play.
The Indie coverage will be far bigger than previous Play Expo events and this time there will be a chance to vote for a "Peoples Choice" award for the best Indie Game at the show.
You will have the opportunity to play each indie game and then vote at the show for your favourite.
With games like "The Escapists" , "Flockers", "Mendel's Farm and "Stealth Inc 2" choosing a winner will be mega fun but a tough choice!
"Tournaments For The People"
If you like eSports and Video Games Tournaments then pro.play is your zone!
This year will see an equal balance of both eSports and Casual Tournaments allowing pros and casual competitors a chance to get involved in the show floor fun!
You can take part in tournaments such as Smash Bros and Mario Kart 8 tournaments aswell as a Retrogaming set of challenges from the great guys at RetroCollect.
Check out this list of Retrogaming Tournaments:
- RetroCollect’s King Of Fighter’s Tournament
- Athlete Kings Play Expo ’14 Olympics (Sega Saturn)
- Donkey Kong Country Competition (Super Nintendo)
- Gran Turismo 2 Championships (PlayStation 1)
- Mario Kart 64 Deathmatch Challenge (Nintendo 64)
- Mario Kart Double Dash Time Trials (Nintendo GameCube)
- Moto GP 3 Time Trials (Microsoft Xbox)
- Nintendo World Championships (Nintendo NES)
- Perfect Dark Deathmatch Tournament (Nintendo 64)
- Ridge Racer Driftathon (PlayStation 1)
- Sega Master System World Championships (Master System)
- Sega Rally Championships (Sega Saturn)
- Soldier Blade Caravan Stage Score Attack (PC Engine
- Sonic The Hedgehog: Robotnik Wreckage Boss Attack (Mega Drive)
- Soul Calibur II Tournament (Microsoft Xbox)
- Starfox Competition Score Attack (Super Nintendo)
- Summer Carnival Recca Score Attack (Nintendo NES)
- Super Monkey Ball Score Attack (Nintendo GameCube)
- Triggerheart Exelica Score Attack (Sega Dreamcast)
- Typing of the Dead Score Attack (Sega Dreamcast)
- WarioWare Time Attack (Nintendo GameCube)
Pretty Impressive eh!!
"Everyone Loves A Bit Of Dressing Up"
Everyone loves a bit cosplay and this year will once again see the return of the cos.play zone.
There will be competitions running over the course of the weekend and some great prizes to be won as part of the awesomely colourful parade where fans dress up as characters from Anime, gaming, sci-fi, cartoons, comics and all other manner of cool costumes.
<There's even a "Costume repair area" where you can get fixed up in case of a wardrobe malfunction!>
"It's Cold Outside, There's No Kind Of Atmosphere….We're All Alone, More Or Less…."
This year screen.play arrives at Play to include cool film and TV meet & greets, photo opportunities and all manner of other film and TV greatness!
You can meet Craig Charles and Chris Barrie from Red Dwarf!
You can meet Star Wars legends such as Darth Vader, Bobba Fett and R2D2…..a.k.a Dave Prowse, Jeremy Bulloch and Kenny Baker.
Why not come and take a rest on the Game Of Thrones IRON Throne!
While you're there you might aswell have your picture taken inside of the Back To The Future Delorean!!
Plus loads more cool Film & TV stuff for you to gaze, gawk and salivate over…
What we've mentioned above just about scratches the surface of what is on offer….
How can they pack all this into 2 days we'll never know!
Why not treat yourself to a ticket and a trip to Manchester this
weekend for an all encompassing video games treat!
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