While it feels like only days since E3 ended, it’s a fact that Gamescom, the gaming expo held every year in glorious Cologne, Germany, is fast approaching! By fast approaching I mean about three weeks away as the show will be held from August 13-August 15th and while it isn’t as large as E3, there’s always some spicy business that pops out from that show.
Unsurprisingly, Ubisoft will be attending, along with a huge line of other major publishers, and today Ubisoft revealed their extensive lineup that will be showcased at their booth. They are below:
Assassins Creed 3
Assassins Creed: Liberation
Far Cry 3
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Online
Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2013
They will also show extended demos of Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Just Dance 4, The Hip-Hop Dance Experience (Probably great), and The Settlers Online.
I, for one, cannot wait to see more Assassins Creed. While I’m already sold on the game, I just get mushy anytime I see Connor leap off of something and stab someone in the back. Some people call that a problem, I call that advancement in society.
It’ll also be good to see some more Shootmania: Storm and Far Cry, both of which many people are not yet sold on. The most important of their show may be ZombiU, however. Many people need a good Wii U game to hang their hopes on (that isn’t a Mario game) and everyone wants this to be it. But up until this point, there has been nothing shown of ZombiU that could indicate future success, and this being one of the last gaming expos until its release, unless you count TGS, something needs to happen to put this game on everyone’s radar.
That or they’ll just show what they did at E3. Probably this.
Either way, Gamescom should be a fun show this year. Expect many a news story when the show rolls around.