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EB Expo announces new playable games and keynote presentation from Wolfenstein II developer
Wed, 27th Sep 2017
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Australia's biggest weekend of gaming - pop culture EB Expo 2017 will be held 7th-8th October at Gold Coast Convention - Exhibition Centre.

Making the switch back to the expo's original Queensland home, visitors will be among the first in Australasia to play some of the year's most anticipated games.

The PlayStation booth at the event will be jam-packed with new and upcoming releases. Headlined by Gran Turismo Sport. The visually stunning racing simulator will be playable before release on both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR. The list of playable titles continues with Activision's Call of Duty: WWII, Capcom's Monster Hunter: World, and sensational upcoming PlayStation VR titles including Bethesda Softworks' The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR and Supermassive Games' unforgettable psychological horror experience The Inpatient.

Other titles on display at the PlayStation booth include Detroit: Become Human, God of War, Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom, LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 and Minecraft: Story Mode Season Two.

EB Expo attendees will be treated to a special keynote presentation from Creative Director and co-founder of MachineGames, Jens Matthies. Matthies will share his insight into the development of the soon to be released Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, winner of more than 100 E3 awards, and how the studio brought the franchise into the modern era through 2014's Wolfenstein: The New Order and now, The New Colossus. Presented by Paul Verhoeven, host of Steam Punks on the ABC and co-host of the 28 Plays Later podcast, Jens and Paul will talk through the creative process of game design and the Wolfenstein series in a Q-A style presentation.

“We're getting fans closer than ever to behind the scenes in gaming, whether that be through Jens Matthies' keynote or by having games so far out from release like Far Cry 5 and Monster Hunter World playable at Expo,” said Marketing, Brand, Events and Engagement Director Debra McGrath.

“There's over 80 games and consoles to be seen and played across the weekend from the Atari Jaguar to Assassins Creed, and we couldn't be more excited to bring that to the Gold Coast.

It has also recently been announced that Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed: Origins and South Park: The Fractured But Whole will be joining the likes of Super Mario Odyssey, Microsoft's Xbox One X and a host of others as playable before release at EB Expo this year.