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2023 WePlay Cultural Exhibition: A Gaming Extravaganza Returns to Shanghai

By Xueyang
Oct. 27, 2023 updated 05:11

The wait is over for gaming enthusiasts as the 2023 WePlay Cultural Exhibition makes its grand return to the city. Set to run from November 18-19 at the Shanghai Expo Exhibition Hall H4, the event promises a jam-packed schedule filled with over 400 global games spanning from AAA titles to indie gems.

2023 WePlay Cultural Exhibition: A Gaming Extravaganza Returns to Shanghai2023 WePlay Cultural Exhibition: A Gaming Extravaganza Returns to Shanghai

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Date & Venue: 18-19 November 2023, Shanghai Expo Exhibition Hall H4. Join the fun!

Note: Remember, tickets are personalized. Ensure accurate identity information (ID, passport, or other valid documentation) during purchase. Changes are not permitted post-purchase. Ensure to bring the original ID and QR code for entry (order screenshots are not valid). Children must be accompanied by an adult with a full-price ticket.

For those who missed out on international events like Gamescom, PAX, and TGS, WePlay is your passport to the world's best games without ever stepping out of China. In an impressive collaboration with Japan's KGL, the exhibition will host top-tier Japanese game companies including ACQUIRE, ATLUS, SEGA, and Square Enix. Attendees will have the unique chance to immerse themselves in top Japanese games and directly interact with the creators.

Games to be Exhibited at WePlayGames to be Exhibited at WePlay

China's thriving gaming scene is equally showcased with big names such as HyperGryph, Pathea Games, and TapTap. The roster features previews of much-anticipated titles like Assassin’s Creed: Mirage, along with indie hits from the 9th indiePlay China competition, showcasing 76 nominated games. Further bridging the international gaming community, WePlay celebrates partnerships with Poland's game foundation and Japan's BitSummit.

Games to be Exhibited at WePlayGames to be Exhibited at WePlay

In an expansion from just gaming, WePlay 2023 is set to offer a culturally enriching experience. Highlights include an immersive VR art exhibit, Terminus, by artists JESS JOHNSON and SIMON WARD. There's a blend of education and entertainment as Hit Academy and UGDAP University showcase 12 student-developed games. For the academically inclined, the 2023 CUSGA award-winning games and other national university games promise to be a treat.

Emphasizing the broader societal role of games, the "Good Game for Good" event is sure to spark conversations, focusing on areas like science education, Chinese culture, and social care. The future of gaming also gets a nod with the AI game section, an exploration into the ever-growing integration of AI in the gaming world.

Games to be Exhibited at WePlayGames to be Exhibited at WePlay

On the esports front, an esports stage is set up to feature top games, fierce competitions, and grand award ceremonies. Sponsors iGame and VGN are poised to enhance the gaming experience with their state-of-the-art products and immersive experiences.

Board Game Lovers at WePlay
Board Game Lovers at WePlay

Models and board games haven't been left out. A "Model Market" in collaboration with 模匠 will be showcasing elite model works, and board game enthusiasts can revel in the latest from both domestic and international scenes. Brands such as Fanthful and MINDstyle x FUNKO are on deck with limited releases, while WePlay's B2B section, in partnership with CRIWARE, promises rich business networking opportunities.

To round off the immersive experience, top display brands like Evnia and Philips lend their support, ensuring attendees enjoy games in the best quality.

Tickets are now on sale, and attendees are reminded to provide accurate identity details for entry. For the latest updates, follow the official WePlay channels. Don't miss out on what promises to be China's gaming event of the year!

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