Leipzig Games Convention 2008 News

Leipzig Games Convention 2007 Line-up

The Leipzig Gaming Convention kicks off on Thursday and is sure to provide the industry with some ground breaking news and big unveilings. With the downsizing of E3, Leipzig and the Tokyo Game Show are now the largest video game expos in the world.

All three major platforms (Xbox 360, Wii, PlayStation 3) will be at the event, but only Sony will be giving a presentation. Microsoft has scheduled a "get together" and Nintendo has set up tours. Good news for European PS3 fans.

Here is the list of games and studios attending the conference:

*List subject to change without notice*


Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction (PS3)
Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune (PS3)
Time Crisis 4 (PS3)
Folklore (PS3)
ATV 4 (PS2)
Buzz! The Hollywood Quiz (PS2)
God of War: Chains of Olympus (PSP)
Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice (PSP, PS2)
Syphon Filter: Logans Shadow (PSP)
WipEout HD (PS3)
Lair (PS3)
Eye of Judgement (PS3)

Electronic Arts

Crysis (PC)
Command & Conquer 3: Kane’s Wrath (PC, Xbox 360)
The Sims 2 add ons (PC, Wii, PS2, PSP, NDS)
EA Playground (Wii, DS)
Hellgate: London (PC)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Wii, PS3, Xbox 360, PS2, GBA, PC, NDS)
Mercenaries 2: World in Flames (PC, PS3, Xbox 360, PS2)
MySims (Wii, NDS)
Smarty Pants (Wii)
Half-Life 2: The Orange Box (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
SimCity: Societies (PC)
The Simpsons (PS2, PS3, Xbox 360, NDS, PSP)
Boogie (Wii)
Need for Speed: Pro Street (PS2, PS3, Xbox 360, PC, Wii, NDS, PSP)
FIFA 08 (PC, PS3, Xbox 360, PS2, Wii, NDS, PSP)
Madden NFL 08 (PC, Xbox 360, PS2, NDS, PSP, PS3, Wii)
Nascar 08 (PS3, Xbox 360, PS2)
NBA Live 08 (PC, PS3, Xbox 360, PS2, Wii)
NHL 08 (PC, PS3, Xbox 360, PS2)


Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Wii, NDS)
Virtua Fighter 5 (Xbox 360)
SEGA Rally (PS3, Xbox 360, PSP)
Sonic Rush Adventure (DS)
Ghost Squad (Wii)
NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams (Wii)
Bleach: Shattered Blade (Wii)
The Golden Compass (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, NDS, PSP, PS2)
The Club (PS3, Xbox 360)
Universe at War: Earth Assault (PC)
Condemned 2 (PS3, Xbox 360)
World premier from The Creative Assembly

2k Games
Borderlands (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
NHL 2k8 (PS3, Xbox 360)
Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution
Top Spin 3
NBA 2k8

Midnight Club (PS3, Xbox 360)
Table Tennis (Wii)


Haze (PS3)
The Settlers: Rise of an Empire (PC)
Heroes of Might & Magic V: Tribes of the East (PC)
Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Heroes (PSP)
Naruto: Rise of a Ninja (Xbox 360)
Blazing Angels 2: Secret Missions of WWII (Xbox 360)
Far Cry 2 (PC)
Rayman: Raving Rabbids 2 (Wii)
Cosmic Family (Wii)
ANNO 1701: The Sunken Dragon (PC)

Sierra Entertainment
World in Conflict (PC)
TimeShift (Xbox 360, PC)
Empire Earth III (PC)
Crash of the Titans (Wii)


Clive Barker’s Jericho – playable (PS3, 360, PC)
Turning Point: Fall of Liberty – playable 360 demo (PS3, 360, PC
Overlord – new downloadable content (360, PC)
Colin McRae: DiRT – PS3 version (PS3, 360, PC)
Lord of the Rings Online – content patch Book 10: The City of the Kings (PC)
Fury – playable version (PC)


Bee Movie Game (Xbox 360, Wii, PS2, PC, NDS)
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (PC, Xbox 360, PS3, NDS)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Wii)
Shrek the Third: The Game (Xbox 360, Wii, PS2, GBA, NDS, PSP)
Spider-Man 3 (Xbox 360, Wii, PS2, PSP, NDS, PC)
Spider-Man: Friend or Foe (Xbox 360, Wii, PS2, PSP, NDS, PC)
Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground (Xbox 360, Wii, PS3, PS2, NDS)
World Series of Poker: Battle for the Bracelets (PS3, PS2, Xbox 360, PSP, NDS, PC)


Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures (PC)
Tomb Raider: Anniversary (Wii, Xbox 360)
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men (PC, Xbox 360, PS3, Mobile)
Escape from Bug Island (Wii)
Nervous Brickdown (NDS)
Cake Mania (NDS)
Prism (NDS)
Operation Vietnam (NDS)
Fractal Jigsaw (Xbox 360)
GEON – Use Your Emotion (Xbox 360)
Tomb Raider: Legend (Mobile)

Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles (PSP)
Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 (PS3, Xbox 360, PS2, PSP, PC, NDS)
Silent Hill Origins (PSP)


Unreal Tournament III (PC)
BlackSite (PC, Xbox 360, PS3)
Stranglehold (PC, Xbox 360, PS3)


The Witcher – playable version (PC)
Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation – playable version (360)
Eternal Sonata – playable version (360)
Asterix At The Olympic Games – playable version (PS2, Wii, DS, PC)
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 – playable version (Wii, PS2)
Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 2 – playable version (PS2)
Tamagotchi: Party On! (Wii)
Race 07 – playable version (PC)
Obscure 2 – playable version (PS2)


Devil May Cry 4 – playable 360 demo (PS3, 360, PC)

Square Enix

Final Fantasy Tactics (PSP)
Heroes of Mana (DS)
Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria (PS2)


Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning – playable version (PC)
Dark Age of Camelot – playable (PC)

Deep Silver

Secret Files Tunguska sequel (PC)
New RPG from Piranha Bytes

Empire Interactive

Flatout Ultimate Carnage (360)

System 3

Ferrari Challenge playable version


Sam & Max: Season 1 (PC)
Painkiller: Overdose (PC)
Soldner 2: Mercenary Wars
Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None (Wii)
Agatha Christie: Evil Under The Sun (PC)
Lifesigns: Hospital affairs (DS)


Sacred 2: Fallen Angel – playable multiplayer demo (PC, 360)

1C Company

Cryostasis: The Sleep of Reason – new build (PC)
Death Track: Resurrection – new build
King’s Bounty: The Legend
NecroVision (PC)
XIII: Century: Death or Glory (PC)

D3 Publisher
Dark Sector – playable version (PS3, 360)
Dragon Blade: Wrath of Fire – playable version (Wii)
Ed, Edd and Eddy: Scam of the Century
Ben 10: Protector of Earth

Virgin Play

Snow x Racing
Crusades: They Kingdom Come
Donkey Xote

10tacle Studios
Codename Panzers: Cold War (PC)
Black Prophecy (PC)
Top secret next-gen project unveiling
Ready2Rumble – Revolution (Wii)
Boulder Dash – Rocks (DS)
Happy Hippos World Tour (PC, DS)


So Blonde – playable version (PC)
Memento Mori – playable version (PC)
Undercover: Dual Motives – playable version (DS)
Legend: Hand of God – playable version (PC)
Overclocked (PC)
Gray Matter (PC)
Mata Hari (PC)
Windchaser (PC)
Drakensang: The Dark Eye – first in-game scenes (PC)


Hearts of Iron Anthology (PC)
Europa Universalis III: Napoleon’s Ambition (GamersGate only)
Crusader Kings: Deus Vult (GamersGate only)
Tarr Chronicles (PC)
Galactic Assault: Prisoner of Power (PC)
Two Worlds (360)
Loki (PC)
Destination Treasure Island
Death to Spies (PC)
Eva Cash
Fantasy Wars (PC)
Secrets of Atlantis
Paradise City (PC)
TV Giant
Hard to be a God (PC)
Building World

Buka Entertainment

Collapse (PC)
Dusk-12 (PC)
The Hunt (PC)
The Swarm (PC)


PT Boats: Knights of the Sea (PC)
Disciples III: Renaissance (PC
Jagged Alliance 3 (PC)
Heavy Duty (PC)
Empire Above All
Showdown: Scorpion (PC)
Prisoner of Power
2025: Battle for Fatherland (PC)
Numen (PC)
A Stroke of Fate
Dead Mountaineer’s Hotel (PC)
Inhabited Island: Earthling (PC)
The Bad, the Ugly, and the Sober


They (PC)



Blitzkrieg 2: The Befreiung (PC)
Grand Horse Attraction (PC)
The Chosen (PC)
Quiz Taxi (PC)
Jack Keane (PC)

Data Design

Anubis II (Wii)
Billy the Wizard (Wii)
Ninjabread Man (Wii)
Rock N Roll Adventures: Elviz (Wii)

Frogster Interactive

Speedball 2 (PC)
The Chronicles of Spellborn (PC)
Escape from Paradise City (PC)
Bounty Bay Online (PC)

Game Domain

A World of My Own (PC)

K2 Network

Sword of the New World: Granado Espada (PC)
War Rock (PC)


FIBA Basketball Manager 2008 (PC)
Ankh: Heart of Orisis (PC)
Ankh: Curse of the Scarab King (NDS)
Sinking Island (PC)

Judging from the list, courtesy of Eurogamer, we should have a lot to talk about this week.

Keep a close eye for in depth coverage of Leipzig and all that it offers.