JOIN IN THE FUN AT THE BLAZBLUE: CONTINUUM SHIFT BOOTH AT MCM EXPO THIS WEEK

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Bristol, UK (26 th October 2010) PQube are pleased to announce a wealth of activity at this year’s BlazBlue: Continuum Shift booth at MCM in London.

BlazBlue: Continuum Shift from Arc System Works, available next month on XBOX 360™ and PLAYSTATION®, is one of the most exciting things to happen to fighting games in recent years– winning it unanimous critical acclaim and legions of fans worldwide.

To celebrate its phenomenal success, PQube are planning a number of activities at the BlazBlue booth across the weekend at MCM, including;

    <*>The chance to play the EU BlazBlue Continuum Shift on Xbox 360 and PS3 for the first time. <*>Purchase exclusive BlazBlue merchandise. <*>Participate in Kyle‘Kyzertron’ Dixon’s Guinness World Record attempt, to score the most wins in a single hour. The attempt will take place between 1pm and 2pm on Saturday the 30 th of the October. The sticks used for the attempt will be BlazBlue branded Hori Sticks, courtesy of Hori. <*>Join the Cosplay action on Sunday the 31 st of October, where you can join some of BlazBlue’s most dedicated fans for a massive Cosplay photo shoot. Anyone wishing to participate should come to the BlazBlue booth for 1pm on Sunday. <*>Meet, and have your photo taken with the real Noel Vermillion, and the chance to wield her replica guns - the infamous‘Arcus Diabolus Bolverk’. <*>Anyone wishing to see BlazBlue played at the highest levels, should come to the BlazBlue booth on Saturday the 30 th of October where skilled players will be able to bring their own arcade sticks to pit their skills against each other on the PS3 version of BlazBlue. <*>If you’ve yet to try BlazBlue’s incredible brand of fighting action, beginners are encouraged to visit the booth throughout the weekend to play on pods dedicated to those new to the series. <*>Both visitors to the booth and participants in these events will get the chance to win some exclusive BlazBlue merchandise, including official BlazBlue branded HORI sticks (which have been provided by our friends at HORI)
'We are very excited to be able to premiere BlazBlue: Continuum Shift at this weekend’s MCM Expo. We hope attending fans will enjoy battling it out against each other at our stand’ says Abid Gangat, Key Account and Trade Marketing Manager at PQube.‘I look forward to seeing both BlazBlue fans and newcomers to the series taking part in a great weekend of excitement!’

BlazBlue: Continuum Shift will be available on XBOX 360™ and PLAYSTATION®3 this November.

For further inquires about BlazBlue Continuum Shift’s presence at MCM Expo please contact:

abid@pqube.co.uk

About PQube

PQube is a pan-European Publishing and Distribution partner with well established relationships with international developers, publishers and all retailers in the UK. Founded in 2009, PQube’s team of industry professionals have a track record of success and a passion for the interactive entertainment sector.

About Arc System Works

Arc System Works is a developer and fighting game specialist from Japan– best known for the Guilty Gear and, more recently, BlazBlue series - which has garnered international critical acclaim for its innovative fighting system and spectacular 2D artwork.

About Guinness World Records

Guinness World Records is the universally recognized authority on record-breaking achievement. First published in 1955, the annual Guinness World Records book is published in more than 100 countries and 25 languages and is one of the highest-selling books under copyright of all time with more than 3 million copies sold annually across the globe. Guinness World Records celebrated its 50th anniversary edition in 2004, a year after the sale of its 100 millionth copy. Guinness World Records also annually publishes the Gamer’s Edition; a records book devoted solely to the world of computer gaming and high score record achievements. Guinness World Records 2011 Gamer’s Edition is on sale in January 2011.

HORI Company Introduction.

Hori is the largest and one of the oldest console accessory manufacturers in Japan, with a wide range of licensed products. Through our long history in the industry we have pioneered many new concepts that have made gaming more enjoyable and accessible, while also creating unique products that appeal to more hardcore and niche gaming markets.  Over the last ten years, Hori has expanded its operations globally and now has offices in the US, Hong Kong, and the UK. 

We continue to work closely with many of the biggest names in the gaming industry: Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft, Capcom, Konami, Namco-Bandai, Sega, and Square Enix, amongst others.

  


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