E3 is probably the biggest video game exposition, and this year it takes place June 7th to 9th in Los Angeles. That doesn’t mean you have to miss out, as Konami is hosting a series of pre-shows live across 5 different cities, including Toronto. The venue for Toronto couldn’t be more apt, as the Real Sports Bar & Grill is adorned in a slew of HDTVs, including a display over the bar itself that stands about 15 feet high, and I’m not talking about a bunch of smaller panels with seams. This display is massive. There will be live simulcasts of the event across the venues and online, but if you want to win tickets to the event, you can do so at the Konami Facebook page, and catch the press release below…
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – May 18th, 2011 – Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced the venue picks for the company’s first-annual global Pre-E3 Show 2011. For the first time, KONAMI will bring fans, gaming enthusiasts and journalists together via an internationally coordinated online screening event. The live events taking place June 2nd will be set against a backdrop of an eclectic mix of legendary and trendy spots located in five cities across the globe including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto, São Paulo and Mexico City. Register online for a chance to attend!
Offering a quintessentially Hollywood vibe, the brand new Commissary at Sony Pictures Studio will be the site for the Los Angeles viewing event. Housed inside a Zen-like compound and offering a taste of fusion flair, San Francisco’s Shrine Room at Temple Nightclub was selected for its unique space. The spot reserved in Toronto is the Real Sports Bar & Grill, known for its slew of big screen TV’s.
Each venue in the five cities were chosen for its own chic style and will be a spot for guests to kick-back and enjoy the show. The locations for the Pre-E3 Show will take place at the following places and at the times* listed below:
- Los Angeles – Sony Pictures Studio at 4:00 p.m.
- San Francisco –Temple Nightclub at 4:00 p.m.
- Toronto – Real Sports Bar & Grill at 7:00 p.m.
- São Paulo – Espaço Pinheiros at 8:00 p.m.
- Mexico City – El Imperial at 6:00 p.m.
*Times are listed in local standard time.
“To commemorate KONAMI’s first Pre-E3 Show 2011, we singled out the locales with exceptional and distinct settings,” said Shinji Hirano, President of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. “Each venue sets an ideal stage for us to showcase our Pre-E3 Show agenda and is sure to excite guests around the world.”
The program for the global screening event will include the release of new game trailers, the debut of exclusive interviews and more.
Additionally, the KONAMI Pre-E3 show will be simulcast exclusively on several major online sites and gaming broadcast outlets around the world. KONAMI will also promote and stream footage from the festivities on KONAMI.com.
For more information on KONAMI’s Pre-E3 Show 2011, please be sure to check out the countdown to E3 on the company website at konami.com/e3. For a chance to win an all-access pass to attend the viewing events, please visit KONAMI’s Facebook page at facebook.com/konami.