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Gamer's Paradise at Auckland's Armageddon Expo

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Friday October 12, 2012

Gamer's Paradise at Auckland's Armageddon Expo

It’s time to push play as Auckland’s Armageddon Expo becomes the biggest date in the calendar of any gaming fan, with massive titles being released in an exclusive preview night at ASB Showgrounds on Friday 19th October between 6pm and 9pm.

Well known for its vibrant mix of comics, anime and sci-fi, in recent years Armageddon Expo has become the launch pad for the season’s biggest gaming releases, with its huge interactive gaming area exploding with new features, releases, big screens and massive game titles to keep any fan occupied for hours.

All the big names are there, and no game franchise is bigger than the highly anticipated title Halo 4. The Microsoft / Xbox area will be a true hive of gaming activity and buzz with the first hands-on public preview of Halo 4, marking the beginning of a new saga, as mankind’s greatest hero, Master Chief returns in a truly epic sci-fi adventure. The Halo series has sold more than 42 million games to date and the arrival of Halo 4, five years after Halo 3 hit stores, is guaranteed to deliver its most epic and explorative campaign yet.

Also featured will be first-looks at the hugely popular interactive Dance Central 3 as well as Fable: The Journey.

If last year’s overwhelming response to Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure is anything to go by, fans will be scrambling to the Total Interactive stage. This year’s preview night on October 19th marks the release for the next in the series, Skylanders Giants, with more figurines, levels, and an overall better gaming experience for Skylanders experts.

Total Interactive is another big name bringing a major franchise to Armageddon, with the exclusive release of 007 Legends. In celebration of the Bond franchise’s 50th anniversary, 007 Legends ups the ante, taking gamers on a sojourn through some of the most iconic and extreme Bond missions and films. Five classic Bond films are tied into 007 Legends, as well as the sixth mission, from the forthcoming film SKYFALL. Action junkies will love the 007 Legends, with state-of-the-art gadgets, a full arsenal of weapons, fast and high-tech vehicles and of course, that sleek Bond style that all 007 fans know so well. 007 Legends will be launched exclusively on the preview night of the Armageddon expo on October 19, 2012.

EA Games will be giving consumers the first hands-on experience to play with the never before seen state of the art graphics with an exclusive preview of the hugely-anticipated title Crisis 3. Other previews from EA Games include Medal of Honour Warfighter, Need for Speed and FIFA13.

And finally, the PlayStation Mega Stand will be presenting an exclusive preview on Sony and J.K Rowling’s collaborative work Wonderbook: Book of Spells. The game is an advanced use of augmented reality whereby kids have the unique chance to discover what it’s like to be a wizard through their PlayStation move controller. Also at the stand will be previews of a number of much-anticipated titles including PlayStation All-Stars, LittleBigPlanet Karting, Assassin’s Creed Liberation, Sports Champions 2.

Sitting alongside this gaming extravaganza are hundreds of exhibitors showcasing the latest gadgets, technology and everything in between, an array of massive stars from the biggest and most iconic TV, film and animation titles as well as a huge selection of events, parties, film viewings, food and wrestling.

Whatever your niche, Armageddon 2012 has it covered.

Tickets are available now through iTicket:
For more details and for full schedules and lineups, check the Armageddon website:


The Armageddon Expo
Friday October 19th – Monday October 22nd, 2012
ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane, Auckland
Tickets are available at or at the door

For event information and tickets to the cocktail party contact:
Armageddon Expo event organiser, Bill Garedts; or (03) 376 5058

For press enquiries, media passes and hi res images contact:
PR Consultant, Paul Blomfield; or (021) 970 871

Opening Hours:
Friday October 19th – 6pm to 9pm - Preview night!
Saturday October 20th – 10am to 6pm
Sunday October 21st – 10am to 6pm
Monday October 22nd– 10am to 6pm

Ticket Information:

SINGLE DAY ENTRY - Friday to Monday
Adult - $20.00 (pre-sale only) - $23.00 at the door
Student (with ID) $17.00 (pre-sale only) - $20.00 at the door
Child (5-12) $10.00 or FREE with a full paying adult
Family (2 adults and 3 child) $50.00

Adult - $50.00 (pre-sale only) - $56.00 at the door (save $10.00)
Student (with ID) $45.00 (pre-sales only) - $50.00 at the door
Child (5-12) $25.00

Adult - $60.00 (pre-sale only) - $65.00 at the door
Student (with ID) $55.00 (pre-sales only) - $60.00 at the door
Child (5-12) $30.00


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