All the games you can check out and play this coming PGF Summer Assembly 2017
All roads lead to Trinoma this summer for the Pinoy Gaming Festival Summer Assembly 2017.
Spending the whole day playing video games together with your fellow enthusiasts is definitely the ideal summer for the Pinoy Gamer, and what better way for one to have their summer gaming vacation in the upcoming Pinoy Gaming Festival Summer Assembly 2017 happening later this April.
Now on its 6th year, the PGF Summer Assembly 2017 will witness a slight change of phase as it moves from its previous home, Cyberzone, SM North EDSA, to the Trinoma Activity Center in Trinoma Mall, Quezon City. The change in venue is believed to have been made to enable the event to accommodate not just more people, but also more booths and exhibits that feature gaming-related products.
Talking about video games, the PGF Summer Assembly 2017 will obviously become a hub to check out and even try different games across multiple platforms, from PC to Console and even Mobile, as the event not only puts Esports at the spotlight, which it did in its previous years, and as such, we are listing down all the current games that you can see and test at the Pinoy Gaming Festival Summer Assembly 2017.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands
Developer: Ubisoft Paris
Platform(s): PC, PS4, Xbox One
The newest addition to Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy video game franchise puts players in the shoes (or sights) of the fictional elite tactical military group called ‘Ghosts’ as they traverse mountains, forests, deserts and salt flats to carry out missions and as well as explore the open world. The game’s theme centers around the war against drugs, which many Filipinos can surely relate though, although instead of shooting suspected peddlers on the sidewalk, this one brings the war right into the doorsteps of a state-controlling cartel.
Mobile Legends: Bang bang
Platform(s): Mobile (Android, iOS)
The popularity of MOBA, its striking resemblance to other pre-existing popular titles, and the Filipino love for free games help give testament to the sudden popularity of Mobile Legends: Bang bang. This mobile MOBA title has taken the Filipino crowd by storm and has easily become one of the most popular mobile titles locally, and is said to even contest the top spot together with Supercell’s Clash of Clans and Clash Royale.
Developer: Secret 6 Inc.
Platform(s): PC (under development)
The homegrown development team that is Secret 6 Inc., who initially started as an outsource partner for projects such as Uncharted, is well on their way to releasing their first title, the Online Multiplayer First Person Shooter named Project Xandata. While it has been previewed last year in ESGS 2016, Project Xandata’s appearance in PGF Summer Assembly 2017 marks the first time that a locally made game is granted a major spotlight share in the event so you better be sure to visit Secret 6’s booth to find what all the buzz is about with their upcoming fast-paced shooter.
League of Legends
Developer: Riot Games
Publisher: Garena (South East Asia/Philippines)
Now surely you can’t have a multi-game event in the Philippines without League of Legends, I mean, how can the world’s consistent top-ranking, most played PC title not find its place in PGF SA 2017?
Just Dance 2017
Developer(s): Ubisoft Paris, Ubisoft Pune
Platform(s): PC, PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U
Love video games and dancing or better yet, love playing video games WHILE dancing? Then drop by PGF Summer Assembly 2017, and show of those moves in Ubisoft’s Just Dance 2017. First released back in Oct 2016, Just Dance 2017’s updated tracklist include recent pop and dance hits (obviously) such as Justin Bieber’s Sorry, Ariana Grande’s Into You, and even PSY’s Daddy. Don’t worry too much about all the dance steps though, just follow what the screen shows you, hit those perfect marks and you’re on your way to be a (Just) Dance star.
Counter Strike: Global Offensive
Developer: Hidden Path Entertainment
The Counter Strike franchise holds a dear place in the hearts of many Filipino gamers, especially those who lived through the era of 1.3 and 1.6, as it introduced us to what competitive gaming feels like with all the spray control, the proper grenade throws and the voice of your screaming teammates as you bounce the Flashbang right back, blinding everyone in the process while the enemy team peppers you with hot white lead. A visit to PGF Summer Assembly 2017 will invite you to enter the realm of Counter Strike: Global Offensive, if you haven’t yet, and let you enjoy the intensity of rushing towards B, the multiple smoke grenades at, and clutch kills all over again.
Of course the grandson of the granddaddy of the MOBA genre will make its appearance in PGF Summer Assembly 2017, after all, it’s Filipino fans don’t wanna be left out just because Riot’s MOBA takes a share of the spotlight. #PEENOISEGAMING UNITE!
Developer: Super Evil Megacorp
Publisher: Super Evil Megacorp
Platform(s): Mobile (Android, iOS)
Talking about granddaddy’s and grandson’s, one of the few first successful takes on the MOBA genre on Mobile, Super Evil Megacorp’s VainGlory will be heading to PGF Summer Assembly once again after their first spot last year. Now looking to become the Philippines next’ big Esport title, VainGlory has already hosted pro tournaments on a global scale with its first ever World Championship event held in Hollywood, USA late last year.
More to come
As we are still about 2 weeks away from PGF Summer Assembly 2017, we are expecting more announcements from the organizing body, Gariath Concepts in regards to the featured video game titles, and of course other gaming partners. Note that the event is of free admission, although we advise that you bring a nice, large enough backpack because who knows what freebies you can grab and win from PGF Summer Assembly 2017’s event partners.
The Pinoy Gaming Festival Summer Assembly 2017 will be this coming April 28 – 30, 2017 in the Trinoma Activity Center, Trinoma Mall, Quezon City.