Next-Gen Zone

Bring out the big guns! We've got a number of publishers bringing their very latest titles for you to get your hands-on this year - here's what we've announced so far with more to come!



GUILTY GEAR Xrd REV 2 represents the absolute pinnacle of fighting games, where jaw-dropping visuals and sensational art direction combine with blistering speed and a diverse mix of wildly flamboyant combat styles. Whether you’re a fighting game veteran or stepping into battle for the first time, GUILTY GEAR Xrd REV 2’s bumper mix of single-player modes, in-depth Dojo training facilities and lag-free online play sets it apart from all the competition, crowning it the genre connoisseurs’ game of choice and the undisputed victor of this generation’s fighting experiences.

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The best parts of Street Fighter and BlazBlue combine in this epic 2D fighter coming later in 2017! Easy to pick up but filled with tactical depth that will have you playing for years, UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH Exe:Late[st] is the frantic new fighter from the maker of cult-classic Melty Blood – and the hit underground Japanese brawler that has captured both the imagination and hearts of the fighting game community.

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PQube - White Day: A Labyrinth Named School

Prepare yourself for the scariest game of the year! When a good deed goes awry you and your fellow students are locked inside your school at night, hunted by a killer janitor and haunted by the troubled souls of the dead. Can you remain hidden, solve the clues and uncover the dark secrets of the building's past to survive the deadly threats? Or will the after-class horrors claim your life before you can escape? This first-person survival horror game from Korea is not for the faint of heart.

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PQube - Cat Quest

Cat Quest is an open world RPG set in the pawsome world of cats! In search of your catnapped sister you pounce into the massive continent of Felingard - a world crafted in the style of overworld maps of yore and purrrring with cat-tastic characters, stories, and puns!

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Lucid Games - Switchblade.

Teamwork is everything in the world’s first Moba-inspired vehicle action game. Win battles, grab loot and create your own online superstar in a spectacular future-sport championship. Seamlessly switch between heavily armed sci-fi vehicles at any time to create endless tactical choices. Broadcast to a worldwide audience in an interactive spectator mode that constantly influences in-game action. Compete in a frantic 5v5 struggle to destroy opposition towers and win. Escort explosive mobs to opposition towers and take out their defensive shields. Once a tower’s shields are down, blast its core to take it out. Destroy enough towers before the match ends and victory is yours.

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Ubisoft - Just Dance 2018

No matter where you come from, how old you are, if you are a panda or a carrot: turn up the volume and get ready to unleash your inner dancer, because Just Dance 2018 brings out the dancer in everyone! The biggest music video game franchise of all time*, with over 63 million units sold** is coming back this fall. Whether you are a party starter, a young dancer in the making or a pro dancer looking for new challenges, it’s never been so easy to Just Dance!

Join a community of more than 118 million players around the world and bust out your best moves! Dance your heart out to 24K Magic by Bruno Mars, Side To Side by Ariana Grande Ft. Nicki Minaj, The Way I Are (Dance With Somebody) by Bebe Rexha Ft. Lil Wayne and Chantaje by Shakira Ft. Maluma. Relive classics including Daddy Cool by Groove Century, or if K-Pop is your thing get down to Bubble Pop! by HyunA!

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Jagex - Runescape

Jagex, the genius minds behind the world’s biggest MMORPG: RuneScape™, will be at PLAY Expo Manchester, complete with a replica village from Gielinor, beckoning heroes to discover just what mobile gaming in 2017 is capable of, and fully explore a realm full of magic, mystery and adventure.



Techland - Gods Trigger (Developed by One More Level)

Tecland will be bringing indie sensation God’s Trigger to PLAY Expo Manchester. Developed by One More Level™, God’s Trigger is already the recipient of numerous awards, thanks to its electrifying co-op combat. A twin-stick shooter in the vain of Hotline Miami, God’s Trigger will be sure to leave gamers breathless at the show!

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Techland - Pure Farming 2018 (Developed by Ice Flames)

Techland will be unveiling a tractor load of playability, sowing the seeds of fun with Pure Farming™2018! Developed by Ice Flames this game will be available to play at the show.

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As well as this our own next-gen gaming zone will have a selection of the latest AAA games from the PS4 and Xbox One such as Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, Halo Wars 2, Injustice 2, Tekken 7, WipEout Omega Collection and Yooka Laylee. We will also have a number of Xbox Live and PSN games running – the quirkier and leftfield titles you may not have seen before. For PC fans we'll have a smattering of high spec PCs running the latest and greatest independently produced multiplayer games.

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