gamescom asia 2023 is just around the corner, and the hype is steadily building for this extraordinary event, set to unfold from October 19 to 22, 2023 at the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre in Singapore. With the event drawing near and tickets being sold, the anticipation is growing for what promises to be a thrilling showcase of gaming heavyweights, so let’s delve into what we can expect from this gamescom asia 2023 showdown.
A fantastic lineup of gaming giants
4Divinity and Epicsoft Asia will be showcasing a series of action-packed titles, among which the much-anticipated S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl, slated for release in Q1 2024. Additionally, attendees will have the chance to win a full copy of the brand-new tactical action game, ENDLESS Dungeon, launching on October 19, 2023.
Ubisoft, marking its 15th anniversary, will shine a spotlight on two titles: Assassin’s Creed Mirage and Skull and Bones. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with studio representatives. Make Waves, will introduce three thrilling VR titles in development namely Sky Strikers, Slam City, and Star Legacy, along with a mobile puzzle-solver titled Other Side of Mist and Mountain.
Capcom has also a stellar lineup announced, with Dragon’s Dogma 2, Apollo Justice Triology, Street Fighter: Duel, Street Fighter 6, and Exoprimal. The mobile games showcase is going to be fantastic as well, as we will get to see more details on the Resident Evil Village launching for iPhone 15 and iPad and Devil May Cry: Peak of Combat.
Furthermore, the event promises titles from notable companies such as PlayStation and Arc System Works, and others, with further announcements coming closer to the event date. While the mentioned titles are majorly aimed at the PC and Console platforms, mobile might also see some announcements.
Main stage shows and guest appearances
Entertainment Zone Main Stage will feature some exciting shows, where visitors can look forward to electrifying live music by Gerard Marino of the God of War series fame. They can also meet the voice actors from Honkai: Star Rail, with a chance to get the official Honkai merchandise. The gamescom asia Cosplay Fashion Show, presented in collaboration with the Singapore Cosplay Club, is also another highlight.
For those eager to meet their favorite cosplayers and voice actors, the Meet & Greet Zone on October 21 and 22 offers the chance to get up close with Kitz Cua, Charess Mabia, and voice actors from Honkai: Star Rail namely Su Ling Chan, Craig Lee Thomas, Molly Zhang, and Emily Sun, as well as Street Fighter 6 voice actor Faye Mata. There are behind-the-scenes talks with acclaimed game producers as well, so stay tuned for that too.
Entertainment Galore with both Zones and Online
There are several booths for visitors alongside online streams
- Indie Zone by Indie Wavemakers: Sponsored by Xbox, attendees get a chance to dive into a collection of over 30 games from indie studios worldwide. Explore the unique perspectives of independent game developers and enjoy hands-on sessions with their creations.
- Retro Games Zone by Retro City: Step back in time to the golden era of video games with Retro City‘s pop-up experience. This zone features custom arcade and pinball machines, along with opportunities to learn how to craft your own home arcade machine with Retrocade. Lucky SuperFans might even take home a custom gamescom asia x Retro City Arcade Console and other exciting prizes.
- Board Games Zone by Origame: Roll the dice and embark on an unforgettable board gaming journey with Origame, known for its board games. Highlights include The Asian Board Game Festival board game library, featuring over 100 curated board games from across Asia. Explore game demos from Origame and other popular titles from independent Asian board game studios.
- Fun with online streams: For the online audience, tune in to the annual streams for PRIMETIME on 19 October in the evening and STUDIO on 22 October for a half day of extended content, games showcase, and features.
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