PLAY Expo Manchester Brings Tekken 7 to the show

PLAY Expo Manchester Comes Out Fighting, Announcing the Arrival of the TEKKEN™7 and Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2!

The Year’s Most Anticipated Fighting Games Hit EventCity Manchester!

Manchester, England – September 29, 2016 – PLAY Expo Manchester, the largest video game expo in the North of England, announced today that BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment UK will be bringing the years most anticipated fighting games, TEKKEN 7 and Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 to the two-day celebration of gaming, taking place at EventCity, Manchester, October 8th and 9th 2016.


TEKKEN 7 returns the storied fighting game franchise to its purest form with bone-crushing head-to-head bouts, new developments in the game’s canon storyline centred on the struggle for power amongst the members of the Mishima clan, and technical prowess that will take the fighting game circuit by storm. Powered by Unreal™ Engine 4 for the first time ever, TEKKEN 7 delivers numerous new modes and enhancements, including an epic Story Mode that enables players to fully experience TEKKEN’s canon storyline. Players will also be able to play as new fighters such as Kazumi Mishima, Claudio, Josie, Shaheen, Katarina, Lucky Chloe, Gigas, and Akuma from the Street Fighter™ franchise amongst an impressive stable of fighters for the first-time-ever outside of arcades.  


The most expansive Dragon Ball videogame experience to-date. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 has been developed to fully utilize the power of current generation gaming consoles and PCs. Building upon the highly popular Dragon Ball Xenoverse with enhanced graphics that will further immerse players into the largest and most detailed Dragon Ball world ever developed. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 features a new hub city and the most character customisation choices to date among a multitude of new features and special upgrades.


Visitors to PLAY Expo will have the opportunity to play both games for free and, should they choose, pay a small entry free to take their skills further, with both games starring in tournaments on the Fighting Stage powered by MBA (Manchester Battle Arena).


“There’s little doubt that BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment have the most exciting roster of fan-favourite fighting games due for release this year and we couldn’t be happier to be welcoming them to PLAY Expo Manchester, where fans will have an early opportunity to play, and even compete in tournaments live and on stage,” said Andy Brown, Director for Replay Events. “We’ve long been touting this years’ expo as the best ever and, looking at the long-list of AAA games, panels, stages, tournaments, special guests, industry panels, retro-gaming and so much more besides, we think this will be an unmissable weekend of gaming fun for all ages.”


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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Exhibitors, traders and press interested in PLAY Expo Manchester can contact the Replay Events team at: [email protected].

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.

Clients include BAFTA, Gamer Network, Science Centre Singapore, Museum of Science and Industry, Endemol, The Urbis Museum, The Gadget Show, GAME, North Tyneside Council and the National Media Museum.

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