The Hidden Levels invades the EuroGamer Expo of 2017!

THL Veterans WARPIG and Manic Ado visited EGX in Birmingham, England for the full four days of September 21-24 to look at all the latest and upcoming games including AAA and indie titles coming out for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC. Covering a wide variety of the newest games coming to these consoles, various developers showcase their titles in various ways including exhibiting props, letting players try their demos, showing more game-play, and answering the fans’ questions during panels. There are even meet and greets that are available for those eager enough to introduce themselves to their favorite dev teams.

To have a better look at what was on the floor, follow this link!

Our fearless leader and CEO, Manic Ado, had this to say about the weekend:

We had a great time, we go every year, WARPIG and I. It’s the UK’s biggest event held annually at Birmingham. We spent most of our time at the Rezzed East, Rezzed West which features indie games. There were two other stages including the Leftfield Collection, which features small indie games with their slot sponsored by Sega and Transfuzer which is funded by Universities and the games are developed by the students.

Thursday was quiet, went from 9am-5pm then Friday-Saturday is from 9am-7pm, which is very enduring and really a challenge to stay focused with legs hurting and constant talking. Sunday is 9-6pm. It’s a really tolling weekend but rewarding too.

There was also the Xbox Section, where we managed to try out Cuphead (and get destroyed by it), Robocraft Evolution and Super Lucky’s Tale, which is a great puzzle platformers where I really enjoyed that game.

Xbox section had a queue for lucky dips, you could queue for a chance to open a mystery box which could contain nothing, Xbox One X, or some other random things like Games Pass.

PlayStation had Star Wars: Battlefront 2, COD WW2, Ni No Kuni 2 (which also had the statues) and big PSVR sections.

Nintendo’s section was really good as it had lots of features like the big Rayman statue and Ravin Rabbids. In the games stall they had Mario Kart Deluxe and a few of their newer games (on the list).

Ubisoft featured Far Cry 5, Assassin Creed Origins and their own merchandise stall.

Namco Bandai had Project Cars and Dragon Ball FighterZ.

Sega showed up with Sonic Forces, Sonic Mania (along with a Sonic mascot to hug), and Warhammer 2.

Below we have a large assortment of photos taken by Manic Ado that features their quest through the throng of gamers. You’ll see various blockbuster and indie games along with cosplayers, mascots, cars promoting racing titles, and our two THL members as they pose with various props and try out games. It’s great fun!


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