One of the biggest gaming events on the UK calendar is the Insomnia expo, held at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham, UK, several times a year. The last took place in December, Insomnia59, with Insomnia60 set to open its doors in a couple of weeks. Today, organiser Multiplay has announced the final line-up for the festival, and virtual reality (VR) companies will be there in force again.
Attendees to the event will be able to demo the HTC Vive head-mounted display (HMD) – although it’s unclear which titles will be included – and Song Interactive Entertainment’s (SIE’s) PlayStation VR will be there. Content on offer will include the well received Resident Evil 7 biohazard which launched in January, and the unreleased Farpoint which has always been demoed with the Aim controller.
Naturally there will be masses of non-VR videogames to play. For the first time Nintendo will be opening a Nintendo Zone, giving fans a chance to play Mario Kart 8 Deluxe two weeks before launch. Other Nintendo Switch games available to play will include Arms, Splatoon 2 and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Andy Smith, Director of The Insomnia Gaming Festival, commented: “We’re always looking to make Insomnia bigger and better than ever – the list of publishers coming this Easter to showcase their hardware and range of titles shows how far-reaching the festival has become. There’s something for everyone in April, with families and fans alike set to crowd around Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Splatoon 2 and gamers looking forward to Injustice 2. We’re thrilled to welcome more fans than ever this year.”
Tickets are still available. A full day at Insomnia60 will cost £25 GBP per person, with the full VIP experience priced at £90 + fees. For further info head to the official website.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of Insomnia, reporting back with the latest festival updates.