Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Gamescom Asia 2023 - Capcom Announced For Inaugural B2C Entertainment Zone

Here is a piece of exciting news for this year's Gamescom Asia, which will be held from 19 to 22 October 2023 at Suntec Convention Centre. Capcom, one of the largest gaming developers and publishers of the world, has confirmed their participation at this year's inaugural B2C Entertainment Zone. The B2C zone will be held on 20 to 22 October 2023, with 20 October open to business visitors and a limited number of pre-registered fans only. Gaming enthusiasts will be very familiar with Capcom's best-selling series like Resident Evil and Street Fighter.

For the last two iterations of the gaming festival, the B2C segment had been scuppered due to Covid-19 social restrictions. The key B2C highlights in 2021 and 2022 were broadcasted mainly via Gamescom Asia's online shows PRIMETIME and STUDIO, and it was just not the same as having gaming fans gathering physically on site, where you can wear your favourite costumes, or meet your friends and bond together over the love for gaming.

We are extremely excited to open the Entertainment Zone onsite to the public for the first time this year. We know it has been long anticipated by passionate fans and gamers and we look forward to welcoming them to gamescom asia. As the team works to put up a good show this year with new highlights and expanded mainstays, we invite companies to join us and make gamescom asia the premier Southeast Asian destination to showcase and testbed their games, latest gaming products and services, and reach an audience that is unique to the region,” said Mathias Kuepper, Managing Director and Vice President Asia-Pacific of Koelnmesse Pte Ltd, the organiser of gamescom asia.

Not only will Capcom be making its presence felt at Gamescom Asia 2023, companies like Xsolla, AWS for Games, Unlimit, and Worldline, have also been confirmed as sponsors for the event. In addition, the B2B Trade Zone will be expanded at this year's exhibition floor, and will consist of exhibitors and pavilions from Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, India, Japan, South Korea, China, Hong Kong S.A.R., Taiwan, Canada, Israel, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA. Some big names have already been confirmed to be speakers on the conference stage. This include CD PROJEKT RED (Cyberpunk 2077, The Witcher), Focus Entertainment, SUNSOFT and Ubisoft.

So, what can gaming fans expect to see at the Entertainment Zone? There will be well-known game publishers and indie studios showcasing their current and upcoming games as well as group play zones. Esports will definitely held on site for so that fans can root for their favourite players and teams. Fans can also enjoy the range of interactive and live entertainment on stage, cosplay, boardgames, merchandise, and more. Oh, and if you get hungry for nourishment, you can attack the range of noms at a designated food alley.

At gaming festivals, Red Dot Diva always found the indie section to be intriguing because these publishers tend to create more quirky and unique games. She is glad to learn that there will be an all-new Indie Wavemakers area where fans and industry folks can test new indie releases and demos. In addition, there will be an Indie Wavemakers Live Stage, where indie exhibitors can share about their products.

Also, in partnership with Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), the SEA Game Awards winners will be recognised for the first time at Gamescom Asia. The winnners will be announced at MYDCF 2023 (Malaysia Digital Content Festival) on 29 September 2023 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The SEA Game Awards aim to recognise and celebrate creativity, artistry, and technical genius of the finest game developers from the Southeast Asian and International video game industry.

If all these announcements are making you eager for Gamescom Asia 2023, look out for further announcements regarding ticketing. Tickets for the public will start to go on ssale from end-July.

And for those who will not able to visit Red Dot Island for the festival, do not worry. The show's trademark online shows PRIMETIME and STUDIO will return on 19 October and 22 October respectively to help beat the FOMO-feeling, and you will still be able to keep your finger on the pulse of the latest gaming highlights.


Check out previous articles relating to the write-up of Gamescom Asia show:

* Gamescom Asia 2023's Entertainment Zone To Shift To Physical Format (19 to 22 October 2023)

* Gamescom Asia 2022 - A Peek At The Physical Trade Zone


Gamescom Asia is the satellite event of Gamescom, the world's largest event for computer and video games and Europe's largest business platform for the games industry. Both events are organized by Koelnmesse, one of the world's largest trade fair companies.

For more information and the latest updates, visit Gamescom Asia website, or follow their social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Discord, TikTok, and LinkedIn.


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