The lounge will feature Katsuhiro Harada of (Tekken) and Hajime Tabata (Final Fantasy)
The world of video games will have a new capital for four days: Barcelona Games World. The new event in the game industry organized by the Spanish Association of Video Games (AEVI) and Fira de Barcelona will be held from 6 to 9 October at the fairgrounds of Montjuïc and will bring together leading companies in the sector to show the latest fans even before its release. In addition, the event will host a space for professionals to become a platform of boosting domestic industry.
The main fair game industry in Spain has the presence of brands such as Activision, Badland Games, Bandai Namco Entertainment, Electronic Arts, GAME, Koch Media, Microsoft Xbox, Nintendo, Sony Interactive Entertainment Spain, 2K, wargaming and Warner who will present their latest developments before the commercial launch so that visitors can enjoy the games before its release in more than 1,000 terminals available.
Among the 70 titles presented by the brands include Mafia III, NBA 2K17, 2K17 WWE and Bioshock: The Collection (2K); Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, Destiny: The Lords of Iron and Skylanders Imaginators (Activision); Farming Simulator 17, WRC 6 and Voice – Quiero tu voz (Badland Games); Dragon Ball XenoVerse 2 Little Nightmares and Tekken 7 (Namco Bandai Entertainment); Battlefield 1 Titanfall EA Sports FIFA17 and 2 (Electronic Arts); Biohazard and Resident Evil 7 Final Fantasy XV (Koch Media); Mario Party: Star Rush, Paper Mario: Color Splash or Nintendo Mini Classic Console: Nintendo Entertainment System (Nintendo); GT Sport, Horizon Zero Dawn and The Last Guardian or VR PlayStation (Sony PlayStation) device.
In the opinion of Alberto González Lorca, president of AEVI, “Barcelona World Games opens a new era for the domestic industry. The lounge is committed to be a big party for fans where they can try out games that have not yet reached the stores but also and very special way to become a platform to boost the industry and promotes the internationalization of games developed in Spain ” .
Josep Antoni Llopart, director of BGW, said that “the program of activities that the fair will be the best event for professionals and players. The event will be the best showcase of new products, will host professional competitions eGames, will have a retro space and a professional with conferences and meetings between publishers, developers and investors who will make a reference BGW “.
Harada, Tabata and Martinet in Barcelona
The lounge will also feature the presence of three internationally renowned personalities in the world of video games: Katsuhiro Harada, Hajime Tabata and Charles Martinet. Harada is responsible for the Tekken saga of video games, one major struggle for more than 20 years. Hajime Tabata, director of Final Fantasy XV will hold a conference on the development of this game on the main stage of the fair, on Thursday, October 6 at 17 am, open to the public. Charles Martinet is an actor of American dubbing known for providing the voice of Mario, the star of the franchise Nintendo. Also voices Luigi, Baby Mario, Baby Luigi, Wario, Waluigi and Toadsworth.
BGW has designed a program for professionals, called Games Pro, which aims to boost the development and internationalization of the Spanish gaming industry. First a series of conferences that address issues such as the financing of indies (independent developers), the mobile as a platform for gaming, the role of virtual reality video games, monetization or the ratio of new video games and health will be held . Among the featured speakers include Jason della Rocca, currently responsible for Execution Labs and myth of the gaming industry, and companies like Ubisoft, Social Point or Geomotions Games.
On the other hand, the first Co-Op Business Zone, a space for business meetings between twenty publishers, investors and about 60 developers will be held. This area is exclusive access and can participate in it all exhibitors studies as well as those developers interested in presenting their projects to potential investors. Meetings between developers, investors and publishers be held on 6 and 7 and have a face to face format 30 minutes which aims to promote the indie sectors and startup of the domestic industry.
ESports will also be players of Barcelona World Games. The event will host major video game competitions as the PlayStation League GAME E-sports, the League of Professional Video (LVP), Nintendo, Microsoft and OG Series. Some tournaments will be professional in nature while others are open to visitors and is held mostly in the three arenas located in Halls 1 and 2 of Montjuïc of Fira de Barcelona. Among the games competitions are the subject of Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Counter Strike: Global Ofensive, Hearthstone, League of Legends, Pokemon, FIFA 16 and 17, PES 2016, Uncharted 4 and Super Smash Bros. Splatoon
Official League Playstation held the finals of the Season 6 (FIFA 16, PES 2016, Street Fighter V, Call Of Duty: Black Ops III, Rocket League and Uncharted 4) and open to the public of FIFA 17 tournaments, PES 2017, NBA 2K17 and Street Fighter V, the latter giving points for the prestigious Pro Tour Capcom. Video Professional League (LVP) organized in Barcelona qualified for the Challenger Series of League of Legends in which six Spanish teams compete with top-ranked of the first round of Division of Honor. Nintendo brings to Barcelona competitions with two of his most famous sagas as protagonists: Splatoon and Pokémon. Finally, GAME E-sports celebrates the semifinals and finals of professional tournaments Counter Strike: Global Offensive and Call of Duty: Black Ops III GGCUP as two open tournaments public Clash Royale (for smartphones) and EA Sports FIFA 17.
Retro Barcelona and activities
The fourth edition of Retrobarcelona, the youtubers, cosplay and music are also part of the program of classroom activities. In its more than 6,000 m2 of exhibition Retrobarcelona allow us to travel back in time to the 80s and will bring together more than 50 classic arcade games and consoles Atari, Spectrum or Commodore giving the public an opportunity to play again with these machines. In addition also it held the First League Flippers and Pinballs city.
Another strong dishes BGW will be an unprecedented battle among some of the most famous youtubers of Spain and his followers. Entitled Battlefield 1 Youtubers vs Fans, Electronic Arts will organize this exhibition in which a team of 32 stars of the caliber of Willyrex, Staxx, Alexby11 or TheGrefg compete against some of their fans.
Cosplay parades, an activity that continues to gain weight in the gaming industry, and space Games Party located in the Plaça de l’Univers, where visitors to the show can enjoy the best urban food, relaxing corners and musical performances by the hand of the Top 40, will complete the range of classroom activities.