GAMES Middle East returns in September

Here's your chance to play some of the hottest upcoming games early

Gamers get ready, the region's premiere gaming festival is set to open its doors from 22-24 September at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

Often referred to as the Middle East equivalent of E3 and Gamescom, visitors to the 3-day event can expect to get to try early versions of a number of hotly anticipated titles including Watch Dogs 2, Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 and several PlayStation VR experiences, due out later this year.

Capcom has also confirmed that GAMES Middle East will be an official leg on their worldwide Street Fighter Pro Tour tournament.

Interestingly, Microsoft appears to be absent from the list of publishers, which includes the likes of Konami, Ubisoft and 2K Games, that will be showing off their latest titles at the event even though it has a fairly strong line up of titles due this holiday season, not to mention a brand new console.

However, after a recorded attendance of over 15,000 visitors to last year's event, it's clear to see that business is indeed booming in the regional gaming industry. Tickets and special guest appearances will be announced in the coming weeks via the official website.

Stuff will of course be on hand to bring you all the latest news as and when it happens, so keep it locked to here.