You know about E3, GDC, and TGS, but there are other gaming events that are of some significance every year, and one of them is GameCom.
This year's GamesCom will be held in Cologne and runs from August 19 through August 23. If you need a reason to pay attention, you should know that Square-Enix Europe and new business partner Eidos have released their lineups for the anticipated event, and they're pulling out all the stops. In addition to Eidos' contributions of Batman: Arkham Asylum (set for release five days after GamesCom ends) and Mini Ninjas , Square-Enix will be presenting a large number of high-profile titles; it's as if their entire stable of games currently in development will be on display:
Those last few are only published by Square-Enix, but you will certainly recognize the rest. Said Larry Sparks, Vice President of Brand, Square-Enix products:
"This year’s show promises to be unforgettable with world premieres and our most diverse range of titles to date. GamesCom 2009 gives us a great opportunity to share our most exciting upcoming games directly with consumers."
You may remember Square-Enix's purchase of Eidos a little while back, so when we keep saying that S-E and Eidos are part of the same company…well, that's why. Just remember that Eidos still has their projects and S-E still has their projects, so it's not an all-encompassing merger.