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Brighton, U.K. — Eurogamer Expo, the UK’s biggest and best gaming festival, and Square Enix, are delighted to announce that Tomb Raider and Hitman: Absolution will both form key parts of this year’s developer sessions schedule.
Hitman: Absolution developer IO Interactive will close the first day of the show at 5.30pm on Thursday 27th September, with an exclusive presentation of the innovative new online game mode Contracts, recently announced at Gamescom.
Crystal Dynamics, the world-famous developer of the Tomb Raider series, will be on stage at 1.30pm on Sunday 30th September in an extended session of the Crossroads demo (over 60 minutes of stage time) where attendees will see a large chunk of the new Tomb Raider, which is due out on March 5th 2013.
The Eurogamer Expo will be returning to London’s Earls Court from 27th-30th September 2012 and is expected to welcome over 50,000 gamers.
Square Enix is also inviting attendees to play Tomb Raider and Hitman: Absolution on the show floor.
Tom Bramwell, Operations Director of Eurogamer, said: “Lara Croft is a British icon, so it seems fitting that Crystal Dynamics should choose London’s Eurogamer Expo to give gamers an in-depth look at her latest adventure. We’re also delighted to welcome IO Interactive and Hitman: Absolution back to the Eurogamer Expo to show us more of their exciting new gameplay mode!”
The Eurogamer Expo takes place 27th-30th September 2012 at Earls Court, London, and promises more playable games than ever (including a large number of UK first-plays), our highest-profile developer session schedule, as well as a number of satellite events including the Games Industry Fair.
Tickets for Eurogamer Expo 2012 are now available at www.eurogamerexpo.com.
About Eurogamer Network
Founded in 1999, Eurogamer Network publishes Eurogamer.net, the world’s leading independent video games website with local editions in ten European languages. The company also publishes market-leading trade resource GamesIndustry International and Outside Xbox, a video site dedicated to the Xbox community, and represents several partner websites including VG247.com, RockPaperShotgun.com and NintendoLife.com.
In addition to its online publications, Eurogamer Network produces live public and trade shows including the Eurogamer Expo, the UK’s largest gaming event, and Rezzed, the PC and indie games show. More information on Eurogamer Network Limited can be found at www.eurogamer.biz.