PSEx and ECTS line-ups
Catch up with all the games making their way to Earls Court for this month's consumer and trade events.
The PlayStation Experience
There was a time when ECTS was fought over by each major platform holder equally, but last year Sony well and truly stamped its authority all over the event, belittling the ailing trade show with the enormous consumer-facing PlayStation Experience event. Unsurprisingly, this year's effort will be better in every way, with more games, more glamour and more gimmicks. Not to mention a slew of never-before-seen titles, including updates to some of our favourite franchises like EyeToy: Groove and Pro Evolution Soccer 3, and pop acts ranging from those we've heard of (Big Brovaz, Audio Bullys) to those we haven't (Javine, Jamelia, Killa Kella).
Those of you keen to join us at the show can buy tickets online and in advance. The event runs from August 28th-31st, and if last year's was anything to go by, you'll walk away with a goodie bag containing demos and pens. Pens! It's worth it for that alone!
Here's a rundown of all the games confirmed for the show, with listings for the ECTS press event further down...
- Acclaim (Alias, Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance, NBA JAM, Urban Freestyle Soccer)
- Activision (True Crime: Streets of LA, Pitfall Harry, Secret Weapons Over Normandy, Disney's Extreme Skate Adventure)
- Atari (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Kya: Dark Lineage, Unlimited Saga, Dragonball Z - Budokai 2, Asterix & Obelix XXL, Beyblade)
- Capcom (Chaos Legion, Gregory Horror Show, Robin Hood Defender of the Crown, Maximo vs. Army of Zin, Megaman X7, Resident Evil Outbreak, Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter)
- Codemasters (Club Football, Pop Idol, Colin McRae Rally 04)
- Eidos (Backyard Wrestling: Don't Try This At Home, Legacy of Kain: Defiance, The Italian Job, Whiplash)
- Electronic Arts (Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing, FIFA Football 2004, Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup, Medal of Honor: Rising Sun, SSX 3, Need For Speed Underground, Soul Calibur II)
- Konami (Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, Pro Evolution Soccer 3, Castlevania: Lament of Innocence, Dancing Stage Fever, Karaoke Revolution, Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles)
- Midway (Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance, Area 51, NARC, Spy Hunter 2, RoadKill, The Suffering, Freaky Flyers, Freestyle Metal X, NHL Hitz Pro)
- Sega (Sonic Heroes, Worms 3D, Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution, ESPN Sports Series - NBA, NHL, NFL)
- Sony (Amplitude, Dark Chronicle, Destruction Derby Arenas, A Dog's Tale, EverQuest Online Adventures, EyeToy: Groove, This Is Football 2004, Ghosthunter, Gran Turismo 4, Hardware, Jak & Daxter II: Renegade, My Street, SOCOM: US Navy SEALs 2, Time Crisis 3, World Rally Championship 3)
- THQ (WWE SmackDown! Here Comes The Pain, Sphinx and The Shadow of Set, Tak and the Power of Juju, Finding Nemo, Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon, Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior)
- Ubi Soft (Batman 2, Beyond Good & Evil, Charlie's Angels, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, XIII)
- Vivendi (Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds, Crash Bandicoot: Nitro Kart, Judge Dredd: Dredd vs. Death, Metal Arms, The Simpsons: Hit And Run, The Hobbit)
This year's ECTS press event will run from August 27th to 29th at Earls Court, London, and in keeping with tradition Eurogamer will be on hand to bring you live coverage of the show's main attractions. We'll also be spending time with some of the industry's top developers and publishers and chatting through their plans for the year to come, before trundling off every evening to get roundly slaughtered at whichever party we can blag our way into. (We're hardly going to convince you otherwise.)
As veterans of the event and similar efforts will know, the period leading up to the show is renowned for the influx of line-ups from publishers and developers keen to attract us to their expensive stands. In order to keep track of who's showing what at the event, this page will be kept up to date with every addition (highlights in brackets).
- Atari (Driver 3 video, UT2004, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines video)
- Bigben (Dance: UK, Lethal Skies 2, Space Invaders: Invasion Day, Soldner)
- Cenega (Shade, The Roots, UFO: Aftermath, Korea)
- Codemasters (Club Football, Pop Idol, Colin McRae 04, LMA Manager 2004)
- Electronic Arts (FIFA, Lord of the Rings, MOH Rising Sun, SSX 3, Soul Calibur II)
- Just Flight (Laser Squad Nemesis, Korsun Pocket, Titans of Steel, Club Manager)
- Konami (Pro Evo 3, MGS3, MGS Twin Snakes, Castlevania, Boktai)
- Nintendo, more (Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, F-Zero GX, Pikmin 2, Final Fantasy Tactics Advance)
- NovaLogic (Joint Operations on NVIDIA's stand)
- NVIDIA (GeForceFX Go 5600, STALKER, Worms 3D, Hidden & Dangerous II)
- Oxygen Interactive (March Offworld Recon, Echelon: Wind Warriors, Paradise Cracked)
- THQ (WWE SmackDown: Here Comes The Pain!, FireWarrior, Broken Sword 3, Finding Nemo)
- Ubi Soft (Prince of Persia, XIII, BG&E, Rainbow Six 3 Xbox, Far Cry)
- Vivendi (Half-Life 2, Ground Control 2, Buffy: Chaos Bleeds, SWAT: Global Strike Team)
- Whiptail Interactive (POSTAL 2 multiplayer, POSTAL Classic & Uncut, Gangland)