Play Expo Manchester gaming event is set to take place on 14 and 15 October. England’s Manchester Battle Arena will take on Versus Scotland in a showdown across five different competitive fighting games.
Play Expo Manchester gaming event is set to take place on 14 and 15 October. This year's highlight is a fighting game exhibition slugfest between two opposing gaming scenes: England’s Manchester Battle Arena take on Versus Scotland in a "no-hold barred showdown across five different competitive fighting games: Street Fighter V, Tekken 7, Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator 2, King of Fighters XIV, and the brand-new Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite" says the press release.
The Manchester Battle Arena team will then once again run several stage tournaments with a knockout roster of fighting game showdowns throughout the weekend. The schedule looks like this:
Street Fighter V
Marvel vs Capcom Infinite
Guilty Gear Revelator 2
King of Fighters XIV
Entry to each tournament is £5, with a share of £500 prize purse to be won. Signups close at 12:00 each day and the tournaments will begin at 12:30pm. Competitors are advised to bring their own controllers to the event, although some will be available on the day to those travelling without their weapon of choice.
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Play Expo Manchester will also feature a Tabletop Gaming area. This year there will be a huge selection of card- and board games to play, demonstrations of new games from specialists Esdevium Games and retailers selling the latest games for attendees to try and buy.
Esdevium will be showcasing the following titles: Dobble, Cortex, Story Cubes, Codenames, Duet, Ticket to Ride: Europe, Carcassonne, Blood Rage, Dice Forge, Pandemic Iberia, Cash 'n' Guns, Timeline, X-Wing, Jungle Speed, Century - Spice Road, NMBR9, and Yamatai.
Fan Boy Three are also scheduled to attend and will be running a number of TCG tournaments as well as some ‘learn-to-play’ events. Confirmed tournaments are: Final Fantasy (free) and Yu-Gi-Oh (paid). Schedules will be released towards the end of the week.
Visitors will be able to play an interactive game by Comedian John Robertson. Described by the press release as "the world’s first live-action text-based adventure game, The Dark Room is a choose-your-own-adventure".
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The audience will play as contestants and the rules are simple.
1 - Options appear on the screen.
2 - Audience calls out the option they want.
3 - You’re either right, or dead.
4 - In the end, everybody plays!
The Dark Room originated as an interactive YouTube game, went viral and the rest is history.