PLAY Expo Manchester Brings in The Heavy Guns. Experience Battlezone® for PlayStation® VR! 1

Manchester’s Biggest Gaming Expo to Feature Acclaimed Virtual Reality Reboot

Manchester, England – August 31, 2016 – PLAY Expo Manchester, the largest video game expo in the North of England, announced today that acclaimed UK developer Rebellion will be bringing their stunning reboot of Battlezone to the Expo, taking place at EventCity, Manchester, October 8th and 9th 2016.

Designed for the next generation of virtual reality devices and appearing first on PlayStation® VR, Battlezone delivers intense first-person tank warfare across gorgeous neon landscapes, combining the instant adrenaline of the arcade with a deeper tactical challenge. Battlezone is a bold homage to Atari’s classic 1980 arcade game, widely regarded as the forefather of virtual reality gaming with its distinctive periscope display.

Visitors to PLAY Expo will be amongst the first in the world to experience the high intensity virtual warfare for themselves, competing again each other in thrilling state-of-the-art virtual reality!


“Battlezone is our first big name announcement for the show and is one of many! PLAY Expo Manchester will continue to add AAA games and unmissable surprises to the roster. We really do believe this will be our greatest expo ever and we couldn’t be happier to have the team from Rebellion bring Battlezone to the event,” said Andy Brown, Director for Replay Events. “VR is the must-try gaming experience this Christmas and visitors to PLAY Expo get to experience PlayStation VR before it goes on sale to the public. We’ll also have a host of other VR formats to try out over the weekend. When you combine this with the masses of other new titles on show, one-of-a-kind panels, a world-class retro gaming section and so much more still to announce, we think that PLAY Expo represents superb value for money and the ideal day.”

“We’re excited to be bringing Battlezone to PLAY Expo Manchester this October and are confident that gamers will love what they see,” said Rebellion CEO Jason Kingsley. “VR really does need to be experienced first-hand, and PLAY Expo is the ideal opportunity for the whole family to try this next-generation entertainment for themselves.”

Returning for its fifth year, PLAY Expo Manchester is a highly popular two-day video game event, ideal for all the family and offering visitors an unrivalled experience with features, tournaments, exhibitors, industry guests, panels and so much more. Celebrating gaming and popular culture, the expo uniquely caters for casual fans and dedicated gamers alike and promises to be an event not to be missed.

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About Replay Events
Replay Events is a unique, UK-based company specialising in the organisation of video gaming events and the supply of games consoles, computers and related equipment. The Replay Events team are responsible for staging some of the UK’s biggest gaming shows, such PLAY Expo Manchester, PLAY Expo Blackpool and PLAY Expo Glasgow.

Replay Events provide equipment and technical expertise to a number of highly successful video game and technology-themed exhibitions. The company were proud to receive the Best Education Initiative award from TIGA for their work on the Games Britannia festival and were finalists in the 2014 and 2016 MCV awards.

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