Eurogamer Expo preview (or what I want to play)

It’s almost here. The third Eurogamer Expo takes place in London’s Earls Court this weekend, and this year it promises to be bigger and better than ever. Various games developers will be showing off titles, and allowing us gamers’ to get out hands on both current and yet to be released games. I’ll be attending the Eurogamer Expo on Sunday, so here’s a look at the games I’m most looking forward to getting my hands on.

Dragon Age 2

Dragon Age 2

Dragon Age: Origins was one of my top games of the last year, so I’m intrigued to see what Bioware are going to be offering with Dragon Age 2. All we’ve really seen in public about Dragon Age 2 is an impressive looking CGI trailer, with Bioware keeping fairly tight lipped about the game itself. What we do know is that rather than the player to choose every aspect of their character, the protagonist of Dragon Age 2 will be called Hawke and comes in a similar method to Mass Effects’ Comander Shepard. The gameplay has apparently been streamlined, allowing smoother gameplay on consoles. However, this has left traditional RPG fans on the PC worried that Dragon Age 2 will be a toned down, experience.

As a PC Gamer, and Dragon Age: Origins fan, I’m therefore very keen to see for myself how Dragon Age 2 is shaping up at Eurogamer. Dragon Age 2 is scheduled for release on March 11 2011.

Enslaved: Odyssey to the West

Enslaved-Odyssey-to-the-West

This action adventure game, from Ninja Theory draws loosely from 400 year old Chinese novel Journey to the West and it looks very impressive indeed. Not only that, but Enslaved: Odyssey to the West is written by the award winning Alex Garland and directed by actor Andy Serkis. The Lord of the Rings man, also voiced and performed the motion capture for Monkey, one of the two main characters in Enslaved: Odyssey to the West. The other main character is a woman named Trip, who in order to get home, places a slavers headband on Monkey. If Trip dies, then Monkey dies, compelling him to guide her home.

The player therefore controls Monkey as he battles through stunning looking environments using both martial arts and weapons as the two protagonists’ journey to the west.  Fortunately for us, early reviews say that Enslaved: Odyssey to the West isn’t just one giant escort mission, and that Trip is rather useful in non combat situations.

Enslaved: Odyssey to the West is released on October 8th, but you can get your hands on it early at the Eurogamer expo. Alternatively, you can watch this developer diary!

Fallout: New Vegas

Fallout: New Vegas

Another title which I’m looking forward to seeing at the Eurogamer Expo is Fallout: New Vegas.  This Obsidian Entertainment developed semi-sequel to 2008’s Fallout 3 looks to be yet another impressive game available for consumers to test on the show floor. Fallout: New Vegas boasts a large number of new features, many of which are covered in this in depth looking at the upcoming title. You can also see Fallout: New Vegas in action in this developer diary from Obsidian.

Fallout New: Vegas is set for release on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on October 22nd.

Of course, this is just a handful of the many games on show at the Eurogamer Expo, and the event features various other attractions including developer sessions, and an indie game arcade.

Train2Game will also be at Eurogamer, and we’ll be giving away the new PlayStation Move controller with a PlayStation 3 320GB slim at Eurogamer 2010.

To enter the prize draw pick up a entry form at Stand 12 in the Career fair. We look forward to seeing you there.

Are you heading to Eurogamer this weekend? If so, what do you want to see?

As usual, leave your thoughts here on the Train2Game blog or on the Train2Game forum.

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