Gamescom is one of the video game industry’s biggest expos, held in Koln, Germany. Exhibitors from around the globe convene at the Koelnmesse in order to showcase their latest innovations and games, giving gamers a chance to get a taste of what is to come. There are hundreds of different games that have been released over the past years on
Gamescom, and this year was no different. Held from the 17th of August, Gamescom managed to attract over two hundred thousand people in the course of three days, and there were hundreds of games that were showcased at the exhibition. In this article, we shall talk about some of the most popular games that were showcased at the exhibition. The timing of Gamescom 2011 was such that it was the perfect time to give a deeper insight in to the burgeoning amount of games that were going to be released in November. Fans had been eagerly waiting for November, as some of the biggest games of the year were going to be released then, and Gamescom provided them with a timely reminder about what to expect come the end of the year.
Capcom showcased its upcoming titles Resident Evil Revelations, Devil May Cry, Dragon’s Dogma, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 and Asura’s Wrath, some of which have already hit the market while others are eagerly anticipated. Codemasters showcased the F1 2011, their only title of the year, while Projekt RED showed Witcher 2 for the XBOX 360, which is slated for release in the first quarter of 2012. Most of the games that were showcased at Gamescom are going to be released in the early stages of 2012, because E3 had provided extensive footage of what gamers could expect in November, and developers did not want to give too much away. 343 industries exhibited Halo Combat Evolved Anniversary, which was their first take on the Halo franchise, and it is safe to say that the game was met with much applause.
Halo was a huge success when it was released in 2001, and 343 industries had to be very careful in making sure that they do not tarnish the legacy of that game. They did a very nice job of it however, and fans were rightly pleased. Electronic Arts showcased a bunch of different games at the exhibition as well, starting from Need For Speed The Run, Fifa 12, Mass Effect 3, Kingdoms of Amalur: The Reckoning, Fifa Manager 12, Need For Speed: World, Burnout Crash! And several other games. The Play Station Vita was also shown at the Gamescom 2011, as viewers and attendees were given a clearer look at the device and its features, allowing people to check closely what the hype was all about. Sony had invested a significant amount of money in the Play Station Vita, and it wanted to make sure that decent marketing was done prior to the release of the device, which is why a separate booth was set up in order to allow people to play some of the games on the device.
Apart from that, Warner Bros. were also at hand to showcase their upcoming titles: Bastion, Batman Arkham City, Gotham City Impostors, The Lord Of the Rings: War In The North and some others. Namco Bandai showcased their own upcoming collection of games, starting with Soul Calibur V, Dark Souls, Ace Combat Assault Horizon as well as a few others. Gamesom was received by many as a great event, which allowed them to get a closer look at their favorite games and gave them a chance to get a better idea about what they could expect.
Also, it was particularly beneficial for Nintendo as well as it allowed the company to showcase its latest upcoming eighth generation console;the Nintendo Wii U. August is always a crucial time for the gaming industry, as it is the beginning of the end of the year, which is usually the time when all of the big games are released. Uncharted 3 by Naughty Dog was also exhibited at the Gamescom 2011, giving gamers a chance to get an idea about the new gameplay mechanics as well as the changes in the style of the gameplay.
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