It may be generally wet, windy and miserable in the UK but the kind folks at Microsoft are doing their very best to put a smile on our faces. By bringing the Xbox 360 tour to the UK they offer gamers a chance to play the latest Xbox 360 games and get a hands on preview of some of the latest accessories.
Here is the press release issued by Microsoft:
If youâre fanatical about gaming then start flexing your thumbs; the Xbox 360â¢ Games Tour is coming to town. Gamers across six UK cities will get the first chance to test the amazing range of killer titles and latest accessories on Xbox 360, the next generation gaming and entertainment console from MicrosoftÂ®. Up first is Manchester followed by Newcastle, Birmingham, Sheffield, Southampton and finishing up in London.
The line up of âmust haveâ games out for Christmas includes âGears of WarÂ®â* â the enthralling third-person tactical action game and âViva PiÃ±ataâ¢â - a window to another world where players of all ages can create a fantastical island to care for different species of PiÃ±ata animals. Go back to the old school with the latest games from Xbox LiveÂ® Arcade including Marble Blast Ultra and Street FighterÂ® II and discover the latest games from over 100 next generation games on Xbox 360.
Gamers will also get the chance to test the latest new range of accessories for the Xbox 360, including the Xbox 360 wireless headset, Wireless Racing Wheel and the brand new Xbox Live Vision video camera which launched earlier this month. Xbox Live Vision lets you customise your gamer picture, send photo messages, and video chat with friends and family over Xbox Live.
The 360 Games Tour begins at The Trafford Centre in Manchester before heading to Newcastleâs Metro Centre. It stops off next at Birminghamâs Bullring, followed by the Meadowhall Centre in Sheffield, before making its way south to Southamptonâs West Quays. The tour culminates at the Lakeside shopping centre in London on the 2nd and 3rd of December.
The Manchester event is open to the general public from the following times;
â¢ Friday 10am - 10pm
â¢ Sat 10am â 8pm
â¢ Sunday 12pm - 6pm
â¢ Monday 10am - 10pm
â¢ Tuesday 10am - 10pm
âThis is a great chance for people around the country to try the latest games and accessories for the Xbox 360, in some cases before the games even hit the shelves.â said Stephen McGill, Head of Marketing for Xbox UK. âGaming just gets better and better and weâre sure gamers will be impressed with our latest offerings for the Xbox 360.â
Xbox 360 Games Tour dates:
City - Date - Location
Manchester - 20, 21, 22, 23 & 24 October - Trafford Centre *Gears of War not available
Newcastle - 26, 27, 28 & 29 October - Metro Centre
Birmingham - 3, 4 & 5 November - The Bullring
Sheffield - 11 & 12 November - Meadowhall
Southampton - 25 & 26 November - West Quays
London - 2 & 3 December - Lakeside
Certainly sounds interesting! Keep an eye on xbox.com where they promise to keep us updated. Any Xboxic readers plan on attending?