Celebrating the tenth iteration of the largest video game fair in Europe, representatives of the Gamescom 2018 announced today that publishers such as Bandai Namco, THQ Nordic and Ubisoft will reveal world exclusives during the opening ceremony of the event, which will be held on August 21 at 10 AM in Cologne, Germany.

  • THQ Nordic plans to present an unannounced title based on one of the publisher’s well-established franchises.
  • Square Enix and DONTNOD Entertainment will present the first trailer of LIFE IS STRANGE 2.
  • Koch Media / Deep Silver plan to announce a new title.
  • Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe will take advantage of the opening ceremony to announce a new title of a European developer studio.

Even this early in the game, we have a nice long list of game developers and publishers who have been accepted and will show off their stuff. 13% more applications were received over last year, which fills out 10% more exhibition space and represents 40 different countries.

We have Epic Games, Kalypso Media, Konami, Microsoft, Ubisoft, Square Enix, CD Projekt, Deep Silver, Electronic Arts, Techland, THQ Nordic, Wargaming, Astragon Entertainment, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Bandai Namco, and Bethesda Softworks, all confirmed by the press release. Hardware specific companies include Trust Gaming, Gigabyte Technologie, Omen by HP, Medion, Razer, Roccat, Asus Computer, Alternate, Caseking, DXRacer Marketing Europe and Zeus Hardware.

Some of these titles may be played in the booths of their respective publishers after their official presentation.

Those who want to watch the complete opening ceremony, can do so through the official site of the Gamescom.