Gamers, Assemble! The Biggest Gaming Event of 2018 Is Coming to Chiba, Japan!

  • Think of your favorite video game. Who is your favorite character? Maybe it’s the brave Link from The Legend of Zelda games, Cloud from the widely known Final Fantasy VII, or the famous, star-collecting Italian plumber, Mario. Chances are that you’ve at least heard of a game character who’s from Japan!

    Although the United States, Canada, and Europe have also produced some excellent games, Japan remains one of the strongest countries in the video game market that has brought you generations of great consoles and games which have influenced thousands of people. It’s not surprising, then, that Japan also has some huge gaming events! Check out this exciting two-day gaming celebration in Chiba!

    Game Party Japan 2018

    Gamers from all over Japan and beyond will flock to Makuhari Messe in Chiba in February 2018 to check out new games, purchase special limited-edition merchandise, and even compete in tournaments. There will also be cosplay to check out, game commentaries, musical performances, and workshops. It’s going to be a busy weekend for gamers.

    The food court will also have some awesome game-themed food and there will be an original goods shop where you can get some unique souvenirs. Get the latest news on your favorite series, enjoy some nostalgia with retro games, or even try your hand at one of the tournaments to see if you’re the best in Tokyo! It is guaranteed to be an exceptional two days where game lovers can nerd out, test their skills, and most importantly, have fun with like-minded people.

    Sponsors and Tournaments

    Sponsors of this event include Nintendo, Capcom, Konami, Monster Energy, and Bandai Namco. With the backing of these huge companies, Game Party Japan 2018 is bound to be excellent.

    Tournaments include Super Smash Bros., Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, ARMS, and Splatoon. The brand new Nintendo Switch console is also said to appear at this event, which is great news for fans of this popular new hardware.

    Event Details

    Game Party Japan 2018 will take place on February 10, Saturday and February 11, Sunday. Doors open at 10:00 AM and the event will last until 6:00 PM on the first day, and until 5:00 PM on the second day.

    Tickets are 1,500 yen in advance or 2,000 yen at the door for one day, and 2,500 for two days. Keep in mind that the two-day ticket is advance only, otherwise, you’ll have to buy a door ticket for each day. Priority tickets are also available on the Game Party website for a limited time.

    Lining up the night before is strictly prohibited though it is fine to start lining up after 5:00 AM on both days. Hosts also ask that you don’t take pictures or videos of the event as it is being live streamed by professionals.

    Test your skills, pick up some unique merchandise, and have great fun at this fantastic gaming festival in Chiba’s Makuhari Messe! Will you compete for the honorary title of champion or cosplay as your favorite character, or just grab some drinks and watch your friends battle it out? Grab your ticket today and miss none of the action!

    Game Party Japan 2018 Website

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