The EB Expo hits the Sydney Showground from October 5-7 and more information has been revealed. The EB Live lineup has been announced and will include the following guests: Ed Boon (NetherRealm Studios), Omar Kendall (Superbot Entertainment), Josh Holmes (343 Industries), the Sega and Gearbox Community Managers, Assassins Creed III Associate Producer, Julien Laferriere and Assassins Creed III Mission Director, Philippe Bergeron.
As for the games, expect The Last of Us, Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale and Wonderbook from Sony, Halo 4 and Xbox Live from Microsoft, Assassin’s Creed III plus more from Ubisoft, Injustice: Gods Among Us from Warner Bros Interactive, Tomb Raider and Hitman Absolution from Square Enix and presentations from Sega and THQ. Some of the games above will be playable throughout the event.
The EB Expo is also the scene of the international debut of Mass Effect 3: Paragon Lost at the Madman Theatre. The film is a prequel to the game and details the life of one of Shepard’s closest allies, Alliance Marine, James Vega. The film is a collaboration between Bioware and Production I.G (Ghost in the Shell, Kill Bill: Vol.1).
There are a few new games added to the playable list. These include Company of Heroes 2, The Hip Hop Dance Experience, Crysis 3 and, at the Playstation booth, God of War Ascension. These four titles have been added to an already stellar lineup of games that will be playable, including Assassin’s Creed III, Playstation All Stars Battle Royale and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.
The Expo will also feature local developers. The list of Australian developers include Limerocket, Silver Nova Software, Convict Entertainment, Wicked Witch, Element 105 Divisive Media, The Giant Machine, Nnooo, Epiphany Games, Pubgames, Voxel Agents, Playside, Animal Logic and Big Ant. Make sure you check out our own talented developers at the Expo in the Homegrown Gaming Precinct.
Coming to the Expo for the first time is the inaugural Navy Big Game. This is an invitational pitting Aussie gamers against the Navy Team Of Stars featuring Dave ‘Walshy’ Walsh and Michael ‘StrongSide’ Cavanaugh. A team of four players comprised of competition winners will have the opportunity to play against the Navy Team of Stars, with great prizes on offer. Local Aussie gamers can take part in the Navy Big Game event at the EB Games Expo by entering online at www.ebexpo.com.au or through Xbox Live. Entries open on the 17th of September and close on the 30th of September.
With so many games on offer, international guests and the chance to check out the local scene, it seems the EB Expo is gearing up to be the biggest gaming event in Australia for quite some time. If you want to experience the EB Expo, then you better act fast. 15,556 tickets have already been sold to the public, so demand is high. You can purchase tickets from any EB Games store, www.ebexpo.com.au or through Ticketek (www.ticketek.com.au). Only general admission and selected Gamertickets are available. All other tickets (Ultimate Gamer, Express, Family and selected Gamer passes) have been sold out. Below are pictures of what the Playstation booth will look like at the Expo.
Check out Capsule Computers for comphrensive pre-Expo coverage, as well as the Expo itself as Capsule Computers will be in attendance. If you do attend the Expo and see us there, don’t be afraid to come up an say hi.