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  Director of God of War, Cory Barlog comes to Brazil to participate in the 11th edition of Brasil Game Show
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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

São Paulo, September 21ˢᵗ, 2018 – Brasil Game Show, the largest gaming event in Latin America, has just revealed the participation of Cory Barlog in the 11th BGS, which will be held between October 10 and 14 at the Expo Center Norte, in São Paulo. Acclaimed for his work on God of War, one of the most beloved and successful series in the gaming industry, Barlog joins the great list of celebrities that will be in this edition of the event.

“Receiving Cory Barlog a few months after the launch of the new God of War, one of the most successful titles in recent years, is a privilege for BGS and for all the Brazilian players,” said Marcelo Tavares, founder and CEO of Brasil Game Show. “Certainly, Cory is one of the most brilliant game directors in history, and being with him is an honor. In addition, Cory's name was at the top of the most requested in our satisfaction survey in 2017”, Tavares adds.

The director of God of War will be in the event between October 11th to 14th and will interact with visitors on several moments: at the BGS Talks, revealing details of his professional career, at the Meet & Greet Intel, where he will interact with fans taking photos and signing autographs, and in the God of War Fan Experience, a special activity at the PlayStation booth.

In addition, Barlog will be one of the special guests of this edition: he will receive from BGS the Lifetime Achievement Award and will have his hands engraved on the Wall of Fame, two honors granted only to personalities who have contributed significantly to the development of the industry.

Cory Barlog began his career in 2005 at Santa Monica Studio, part of Sony Interactive Entertainment, as the lead animator of the God of War development team. Soon after, he would write and direct God of War II, for what he was awarded. Due to the success of his work, he was invited to contribute with the script and animation of other titles of the franchise: God of War: Chains of Olympus and God of War: Ghost of Sparta. His latest work was God of War, game released for the PlayStation 4 in April of this year.

God of War is an action/adventure series released in 2005 and that gained notoriety for the rich plot inspired in the Greek mythology, including battles of gods. With millions of fans around the world, the God of War games are among the best for PlayStation, according to the players. In April of this year, the new God of War brought a different direction to the narrative, with protagonists Kratos and his son Atreus fighting their way through the Norse Mythology. The game broke records and sold more than 3.1 million copies in the first three days.

Days Gone will be playable at BGS in October

Days Gone, the action/adventure/survival game, developed by SIE Bend Studios is an exclusive PS4 title that will be released February 22nd next year but will be playable months before the official release at the PlayStation booth at BGS 2018.

Played in the third-person perspective, the open-world game takes place in a post-apocalyptic setting after a global pandemic kills almost all of humanity and turns thousands of people into “Freakers”, violent beings who do not think, but evolve quickly.

Great names confirmed for BGS 2018

The 11th edition of Brasil Game Show will have great personalities from gaming industry, such as:

Shota Nakama, creator of Video Game Orchestra and one of the most respected people of the music production for games

Fumito Ueda, creator of the acclaimed Shadow of the Colossus, Ico e The Last Guardian

Charles Martinet, who lends his voice to Nintendo's mustachioed plumber and other characters from one of the most iconic series of video games of all time

Nolan Bushnell, creator of Atari

Daniel Pesina, who played some of the most famous Mortal Kombat characters

Horward Scott, developer of the game E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Katsuhiro Harada, director of Tekken and Soul Calibur

Michiteru Okabe, senior producer of Devil May Cry 5

Yoshiaki Hirabayashi, producer of Resident Evil 2

Rod Fergusson, producer of the acclaimed Gears of War

More than 320 brands

In addition to great personalities, the 11th edition of BGS will receive more than 320 brands among developers, publishers, hardware manufacturers, independent studios etc. Among them: Activision, Aorus, Corsair, Crokíssimo, Dazz, DXRacer, Fini, Free Fire, Gamemax, HyperX, Intel, Lenovo, Logitech, Lojas Americanas, Mercado Livre, Mixer, Nerd ao Cubo, OEX Game, OldSpace, PlayStation, Pichau Gaming, Piticas, Rawar, Razer, RedFox Games, Riachuelo, TNT, Twitch, Warner Games, Warrior and Xbox.

Tickets with up to 13% discount

The ninth batch of tickets is already for sale. Until September 25th, it is possible to buy them at 13% off the prices of the final batch. The half admission cost is 95 BRL and the passport for the four days of the event goes for 285 BRL. By acquiring the passport, one day of the event will be free. A novelty of the 11th edition is the Fast Pass ticket, which allows the visitor to enter the event one hour before the official opening on the open to the public days. It costs 190 BRL (half admission price).

Those who donate 1kg (approx. 2 lbs.) of non-perishable food at the entrance of the event, students, seniors, teachers, and people with disabilities are entitled to the half-admission benefit.

All news about Brasil Game Show can be seen at

Service – BGS 2018

When: October 10th-14th (first day is exclusive for press and business)

Where: Expo Center Norte

Address: Rua José Bernardo Pinto, 333 – Vila Guilherme, São Paulo – SP

Time: 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Tickets (Ninth Batch – until September 25th)

Individual (half price) - 95 BRL (individual ticket for 1 of the open-to-the-public days of the event – October 11th, 12th, 13th or 14th)

Individual Fast Pass (half price) – 190 BRL (individual ticket for 1 of the open-to-the-public days of the event – October 11th, 12th, 13th or 14th; entrance allowed 1 hour before the general public)

Passport (half price) – 285 BRL (access to all of the open-to-the-public days of the event – October 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th)

Premium – 599 BRL (access to all days of the event, including the day exclusive to the press and business – October 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th)

About Brasil Game Show – held for the first time in 2009, in Rio de Janeiro, as Rio Game Show, BGS is now on its way to its 11th edition. In 2018, the largest gaming event of Latin America will take place October 10th through 14th, at Expo Center Norte, in São Paulo.