The third edition of Barcelona Games World (BGW) video games will take place in this Spanish city from November 29 to December 2 and will be attended by 195 exhibitors.
Gamers will be able to continue enjoying news from major brands but will also be able to experience experiences that go beyond the console
The event, to be held at the Ferrara site in Barcelona, is expected to exceed 135,000 visitors on an area of 52,000 square meters, 17% more than in 2017, and to change dates to bring them closer to Christmas season,
BGW Director Josep Antoni Llopart said at a news conference that this edition is a "turning point" and the consolidation of the show with a clear commitment to "continue to revolutionize the model and offer a show" across the six areas where the room will be divided.
"This year it will be great and we will first go through the screens, we want to make the experience quite different that goes beyond the console and that we have reached hand in hand with the main brands," said Llopart, who expected that the Tickets for Saturday, December 1 are already sold.
Among other initiatives, the event will host the first edition of Vodafone #yuvertigo, which will allow visitors on Saturday to play games from a selection of Nintendo Switch games suspended at a height of 50 meters against another 21 players.
Also, participants can participate in a terrorist tunnel or 988-square-mile escape room designed for a hundred people, both in the emblematic Resident Evil 2 game that will be first installed in the Hall of Fame on HorrorBox and Escape Barcelona.
In the more traditional area, visitors will be able to test the latest developments in the industry, including games such as Kingdom Hearts III (Square Fenix) that stand out; Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo); Jump Force (Bandai Namco) and Days Gone (PlayStation).
Among the brands that will take part in the exhibition area are Sony; Bandai Namco; Capcom; Epic Games; Blizzard; Koch; Nintendo; PlayStation; Square Enix; Warner Bros Interactive or Xbox, which will bring titles known as Fortnite
The role of RetroBarcelona in the new edition of BGW is included as another of the most important moments of video games in Catalonia. The sixth edition of RetroBarcelona will feature over 5000 square meters of classic arcade, arcade, pinball and soccer table games.
BGW will be hosted for the first time in the field of electronic sports, the Iberian Cup, organized by Riot Games and the League of Professional Video Games (LVP), which will host more than 1,700 spectators to identify the best professional team of the Iberian Peninsula The Legend of Legends Video Game.
LVP Executive Director Yordi Pomerol said the competition will involve more than 300,000 people.
The field of electronic sports will also have new space for video game competition through mobile devices such as Clash Royale, Hearthstone and Fortnite.
On the other hand, BGW will host XRZone's largest space devoted to XRZone, with gaming suggestions that use virtual reality, expanded and blended.
Perry Perez, CEO of Visyon, said that this area would consist of an area of 1,500 square meters with "exclusive launch of several products or immersion" that aims to "bring these technologies to the maximum number of people, because as they are often difficult to access. "
BGW will have an area dedicated to professional meetings in the sector, educational space and RetroBarcelona, which in the sixth edition will pay tribute to SEGA, as former CEO of the company in America Tom Kalinche.