ECTS is upon us again, but this year there's a shift of location from the old not very suitable Olympia, over to ExCeL in the London Docklands, and GamesPaper will be reporting direct from the show, starting September 2nd.


Not all of the major publishers are at ECTS - notable companies missing include Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony, EA, etc.. but there are still many companies attending who have plenty of new titles simply waiting to be shown to the world.

Highlights of this years show are likely to be Ubi Soft with their Rayman M, Myst III and Batman Vengeance titles on show. Thustmaster have a selection of Xbox peripherals on display, including an novel Kick Boxing device.

Elsewhere in the show big names including Midway, THQ, JoWood, and Koch will be showing their forthcoming titles - there's even a chance that David Beckham could make an apperance on the Rage stand to promote their licensed football title.

GamesPaper will be reporting directly from ECTS, and as a special bonus, we're also going to the Nintendo show, which takes place on the Sunday afternoon in central London, where GameCubes will be playable in Europe for the very first time!

We'll let you know about everything that's worth knowing in our full coverage, over the next week or so.