Gamer Network has revealed the fantastic feedback received from its EGX Rezzed attendee survey, further solidifying its position as London’s premier games event. More than 17,000 enthusiastic gamers joined over 125 exhibitors at the historic Tobacco Dock in East London from the 30th March – 1st April to celebrate the best of gaming from around the world.
With over 220 playable, pre-release games and experiences from the indie scene sitting alongside blockbuster AAA titles, Esports and cutting edge VR technology, EGX Rezzed was yet again a thrilling preview of the year ahead in games.
As part of the exit, survey attendees were asked to vote for their favourite game from the event. Persona 5, the latest in Atlus’ massively popular series, emerged on top and has been crowned EGX Rezzed 2017 Game of the Show.
Attendees were treated to the latest playable code ahead of the game’s release on 4th April. Dan Cooke, UK Marketing Manager for Koch Media/Deep Silver, said: “It’s an incredible honour for us to be awarded Game of the Show for Persona 5 at EGX Rezzed 2017. The praise we’ve received from gamers and critics since the launch of this unique RPG title from Atlus has been incredible, and we hugely appreciate this “Game of the Show” Award. EGX Rezzed is a fantastic event which plays host to some of the greatest Developers, Publishers, and Gamers from across the world and we would like to thank everyone involved in making this incredible event what it is. Simply put EGX Rezzed has become an invaluable opportunity for us to showcase our most innovative and exciting titles to an audience of highly engaged gamers.”
Yooka-Laylee took the runner-up spot, with the brand new playable code shown in collaboration with LG on cutting-edge monitors, attendees were delighted to get hands-on with the wonderfully nostalgic platformer before its release in mid-April. RiME was also a huge hit with visitors who had the opportunity to try the gorgeous looking Unreal Engine powered adventure title for the first time in Europe, way ahead of its launch in late-May.
Snake Pass was yet again hugely popular with the EGX Rezzed crowd, making its third appearance at an EGX show after being unveiled and playable for the first time at EGX Rezzed last year. Little Nightmares, Tarsier’s creepy platformer, again left a lasting impression with attendees and placed fifth in the Game of the Show list.
The full list of the Top 20 EGX Rezzed Games of the Show:
1. Persona 5 (Koch Media/Atlus)
2. Yooka-Laylee (Playtonic Games)
3. RiME (Six Foot Europe/Tequila Works)
4. Snake Pass (Sumo Digital)
5. Little Nightmares (Bandai Namco Entertainment)
6. Blockships (Dr. Davient)
7. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III (Sega)
8. Gang Beasts (Boneloaf)
9. Battalion 1944 (Square Enix Collective/Bulkhead Interactive)
10. Scanner Sombre (Introversion Software)
11. The Signal From Tölva (Big Robot)
12. Ooblets (Double Fine/Glumberland)
13. Paladins (Hi-Rez Studios)
14. Battle Chasers: Nightwar (THQ Nordic)
15. Formula Fusion (R8 Games)
16. Sonic Mania (Sega)
17. Guns of Icarus Alliance (Muse Games)
18. NERVE (Pixel Blimp)
19. Phantom Halls (Incendium Games)
20. Serial Cleaner (Curve Digital)
The survey also showed that 96% of attendees would come to a future EGX show. CEO of Gamer Network, Rupert Loman said “Although this was the biggest and best Rezzed to date, regarding both attendees and exhibitors, we have been pleased to see that the atmosphere of the show has remained uniquely inclusive and fun. The feedback we’ve had from gamers, exhibitors and speakers has been overwhelmingly positive, and we would like to thanks, all of our partners, sponsors and exhibitors for helping us to create another outstanding experience for UK gamers.”
Dates for EGX Rezzed 2018 will be announced soon. Tickets for EGX at The NEC, Birmingham from September 21st – 24th are now available to buy on the website www.egx.net