ECTS is here again, and it doesn't seem long since the last one, despite it being last September - nearly a full 12 months ago.

This year the event is moving back from ExCeL in London's Docklands, to Earls Court in West London, and is also tagging on a consumer hall run by Sony to help boost interest in the show from exhibitiors, and also let the public get a bit of an idea about what a trade show is like, and allowing Sony plus twelve other publisher to showcase their pre-Christmas titles to both the trade and public.

Obviously we can't list all of the stands and what they'll be showing as there's too many, and most of the line-up's are closely guarded secrets, but in our list below we've taken a guess at what we feel will be the show highlights on offer from the main publishers.


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Acclaim
BMX XXX
Burnout 2
Turok Evolution
Vexx

Top tip: Turok Evolution

Activision
Blade II
Minority Report
Rally Fusion
Star Wars: Bounty Hunter
Tony Hawk's 4

Top tip: Blade II

Capcom
Auto Modellista
Dino Stalker
Resident Evil: Zero

Top tip: Auto Modellista, Resident Evil: Zero


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Codemasters
Club Football
Colin McRae Rally 3
Dragon Empires
IGI2 - Covert Strike
Indy Racing League
Prisoner of War

Top tip: Colin McRae Rally 3

Eidos
Ace Golf
Hitman 2
Republic: The Revolution
Time Splitters 2
Tomb Raider: Angel of Darkness

Top tip: Tomb Raider: Angel of Darkness


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Electronic Arts
James Bond: Nightfire
LOTR: Two Towers
EA sports titles
Sims Online
Sim City 4

Top tip: James Bond: Nightfire

Infogrames
Godzilla
Stuntman
Zapper

Top tip: Stuntman

Konami
Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance
Silent Hill 3

Top tip: Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance

Rage
Crashed
Lamborghini
Rocky
Rolling
Twin Caliber

Top tip: Rolling


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Sony
Ape Escape 2
Ratchet & Clank
Sly Racoon
Tekken 4
The Getaway
WRC 2

Top tip: The Getaway, WRC 2

THQ
MX Superfly
Red Faction 2
Summoner 2
WWE series
Yager

Top tip: Yager

Ubi Soft
Rainbow Six: Raven Shield
Rayman 3
Splinter Cell
Sum of all Fears
XIII

Top tip: Splinter Cell, XIII


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Other events during the show include the first showing of Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon by Revolution Software, and numerous new titles and peripeherals being showcased for the first time.

During the Friday the ECTS Awards are being presented, and this year Gareth Jones of Game Pad will be handing out the prestigious awards to the publishers and developers who have been voted the best in a number of categories, by both the press and games playing public.

ECTS 2002 is taking pace at Earls Court from August 29th to 31st, and we'll have full coverage of the whole show from day one of the event, and our special ECTS newswire runs all week on the front page of the site.