Video Game Room
At Otakuthon's Video Game Room there will be several gaming stations featuring PS3, Xbox360, Wii, and PS2 playing some of the most popular domestic video games as well as Japanese imports.
Old school gamers will be delighted to know that there will be "old school" consoles such as GameCube, Dreamcast, PS1, Nintendo 64, and Super NES in the gaming schedule allowing convention-goers the opportunity to enjoy a wider selection of video games from both today and yesteryear.
Convention-goers are highly encouraged to BYOC (Bring-Your-Own-Controller). This will make things easier for both the convention and your fellow players.
Dance Dance Revolution (DDR)
What's an anime convention without DDR? Come show off your insane dancing skills or just come by and play for fun.
Roleplaying (RPG) Video Games
Back again this year, our RPG Corner will offer plenty of titles from this popular genre to try for the RPG newcomer and veteran alike! Some of the titles that will be available for play: Valkyria Chronicles, Chrono Cross, Disgaea 3, Skies of Arcadia (Gamecube version), Final Fantasy X and many more.
Doujin gaming makes its return to the Otakuthon gaming room, now with more titles than ever before! Come try your hand at Japan's latest fan creations.
Doujin games are made by and often published by fans, covering the entire spectrum of games. Some are inspired by commercially made games, others are original, with some of these even inspiring commercial games or becoming published by major companies.
Once again, we will be featuring various "eroge" (erotic games) of differing genres, from shooters, fighting games, adventure and more. Not just your run of the mill dating sims.
(NOTE: Games not suitable for a younger audience, 18+)
Video Game Tournaments
The tournaments are back and there will be more of them! For you competitive people out there here's your chance to satisfy one's elite skills and of course, to win awesome prizes and all the glory.
Brand new this year, Otakuthon presents the LAN Party area! For those of you whose way of the samurai can only be expressed through a keyboard and a mouse, enter our RTS or FPS tournament! Or if RTS and FPS aren't your style, come and meet fellow players to compete in wacky anime games, finger-bashing rhythm games, and have your Initial D driving skills put to test!
The following is a list of games that will be played in the LAN Party area*:
- Starcraft II
- Counter Strike (1.6 and Source)
- Shogo: Mobile Armor Division
- Initial D PC
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
- Unreal Tournament 2004
- All-Ages Doujin Games
*Note: Listed games are subject to change without prior notice.
Tabletop Gaming Room
During the whole weekend, day and night, a dedicated team will be on site to help you discover the best board games, trading card games, roleplaying games and wargames. Whether you're novice or hardcore, it's the perfect opportunity to have fun with friends and meet new people. There will be tournaments, draws, and activities.
Games of all categories (competitive, cooperative, bluff, strategy) as well as classics (Go, Shogi, XianQi) will be available to borrow from our demo table. No need to know the rules, as our presenters will glady explain them to you. A team from the publisher Filosofia (www.filofilo.com) will also be there on site to present some of their best sellers: Settlers of Catan, Small World, Bang!, Pandemic, Ticket to Ride, Dominion & Dominion Intrique, Tokyo Train, etc.
Carta Magica TCG Section
The team from Carta Magica invites you to their demonstration of trading card games: Magic - The Gathering, Naruto Shippuden, Pokemon, Redakai, Wakfu, World of Warcrafts & Yu-Gi-Oh! Also, participate in one of their tournaments for the chance to win an Xbox 360, a Playstation 3, or a Wii. Bring your decks, maybe you could meet someone who's your match!
Trading Card Games Tournaments
Note: A $10 registration fee will be required to participate in the tournaments.
Organized and sponsored by Carta Magica
Saturday, August 13th: Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament
Registration: 11:00 am to 11:55 am, starts: 12 noon
Grand Prize: PlayStation 3 video game console
Saturday, August 13th: World of Warcraft Tournament
Registration: 5:00 pm to 5:55 pm, starts: 6:00 pm
Grand Prize: Xbox 360 video game console
Sunday, August 14th: Naruto Shippuden Tournament
Registration: 11:00 am to 11:55 am, starts: 12 noon
Grand Prize: Nintendo Wii video game console
Role-Playing Games (RPG) Section
Ever wanted to be a fearless hunter of demons? An honourable knight? A powerful sorcerer who can call upon the wrath of the elements? Role-Playing Games grant you the ability to re-create yourself as a hero who can join an adventuring party and go on quests for wealth, glory or more than just a little thrill.
Adventures will be using the following systems:
- D&D 3.5 - The iconic d20 fantasy RPG system
- Pathfinder - A modern revamp of the d20 rules
- Anima: Beyond Fantasy - a fusion of Eastern and Western myth, art, and belief run on the percentile system (AKA 2d10)
- More systems to be announced...
Minature Wargames Section
Playing a miniature wargame is like custom selecting a chess army and adding dice. Take command of mechanical armies, ferocious beasts or outlaw mercenaries! Deploy your forces and unleash devastating tactical attacks until nothing remains of the opposition!
Demos of the following minature wargames will be present:
Warmachine - Set in a steampunk Iron Age, the most powerful cites wage devastating combat with hulking heavily armed machines of destruction led by fearless and powerful Warcasters.
Hordes - Counterpart to Warmachine, the beasts of the invaded wilderness retaliate savagely, unleashing the brutal fury of the most monstrous creatures guilded by merciless Warlocks.
Malifaux - In the horrific fantasy victorian world of Malifaux nowhere is safe. Masters of the undead terrorize the living, malicious mythical beings lurk in every shadow, power hungry mages heedlessly plunder for relics and the law enforcement is every bit as corrupt and brutal. Your only chance for survival lies in mystical soulstones and their ability to cheat fate...
Super Dungeon Explore - A fantasy dungeon crawl with super chibi style! Take control of a pair of heroes or the evil consul's horde of minions.