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Road to EGX 2017: The Journey Begins

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  • EGX 2017 is nearly upon us. Over the last few years, I have ventured to EGX. My first experience was great fun. I bought an overly expensive train ticket down to London and battled the Tube and then spent most of the day exploring as many gaming booths as I possibly could.

EGX 2017 GT Sport Gaming Dog

The following year the main EGX event moved to its new home at the NEC in Birmingham. This is great for me and most other people in the UK as it’s more central to get to.

Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony all had their respective areas in the halls alongside other developers large and small.

Last year, however, only Sony really made an effort at the event, Microsoft was present but not accommodating the large area of the previous year and Nintendo had a no show. Maybe that was because Nintendo was focusing all their efforts on getting the Switch ready for the reveal and then launch this March.

Microsoft, Sony or Nintendo, who will have the largest Presence?

Let’s hope the big three are all in attendance at EGX 2017. They really don’t have an excuse not to try this year what with the Xbox One X on the way and the Nintendo Switch now out in the ether. Fingers crossed.

EGX 2017 Yooka-Laylee Gaming Dog

EGX 2017 promises to be bigger and better than ever with more floor space taken up than any year before. There’s going to cosplay competitions, esports and the Rezzed area, where I normally end up spending most of my time, purely because I get to try out more games there.

Other areas include the Leftfield collection, a spread of off the wall titles, the retro zone, one of my favourite areas and one of the busiest areas of the whole event and the market area where you can grab all over your over-priced merchandise.

EGX 2017: Games, Games, Games

So far, the following blockbuster games have been announced:

  • Assassins Creed: Origins
  • Dragon Ball Fighterz (Unreleased)
  • Forza Motorsport 7
  • Middle Earth: Shadow of War
  • Minecraft
  • Overwatch
  • Project Cars 2 (Unreleased)
  • Sea of thieves
  • Splatoon 2
  • Street Fighter V
  • Super Luckys Tale

These are all the Rezzed games announced:

  • Augmented Empire
  • Black and White Bushido
  • Guns, gore and Cannoli 2
  • It’s Quiz Time
  • Lake Ridden
  • Mantis Burn Racing
  • Production Line
  • Quantum Shift
  • Shu
  • Sunless Skies
  • Tetra: Elemental Awakening
  • Thea 2: The Shattering
  • Davey the Rocket

Leftfield collection games announced:

  • 10 Beautiful Postcards
  • 2000 to 1: A Space Felony
  • All that remains
  • Brute
  • Etherborn
  • Hyperrogue
  • Jettomero: Hero of the Universe
  • Mystery Box
  • Off Grid
  • Rotoring
  • Semblance
  • Shape of the World
  • Sonder.Episode One
  • The Crystal Curse
  • Toast Time
  • Tripple Agent!
  • Waker
  • Yucatan

Over the coming weeks leading up to the main event, I will write more posts covering esports, cosplay, the leftfield collection, retro gaming and more. I’ll also update the games list as the weeks go by and more games are announced.

Catch up on the previous EGX 2017 posts here:

Road to EGX 2017: Let’s Get Rezzed and Cosplay Together

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