30.03.2016

gamescom 2016: Saturn begins with advance sales for the gaming highlight of the year

Ingolstadt, 30.03.2016: “Life is a game. Are you in?” Saturn will start with pre-sales of tickets for gamescom 2016, the world's largest trade fair and event highlight for computer and video games, by using this slogan. All the big names in the gaming scene will be meeting in Cologne again from August 18 – 21. Anyone interested in attending should get their tickets now. Starting on April 4, tickets can be purchased at all 155 Saturn stores in Germany at low presale prices.

Every August, the Cologne exhibition halls transform themselves into the epicenter for the international game community. 345,000 visitors from 96 countries were counted at the last gamescom, a record that could well be broken once again this year. With its official motto “Celebrate the Games!” anticipation on the mega event is already being fueled today. Its visitors will be the first to try out the latest games of the year before official sales begin. People will be particularly excited about the latest trends in virtual reality gaming.

Reduced presale tickets starting at 8 euros per day

Now that everyone will be rushing to gamescom soon, you should make sure you get your presale ticket at your next Saturn store. You’ll benefit from the advance price and won’t have to stand in line at the box office. As always, different prices apply depending on whether you come on Thursday and Friday or on the weekend. The day tickets on Thursday or Friday will then only cost 13.50 euros instead of 16 euros (reduced price 8 euros), while day tickets for Saturday or Sunday cost 18 instead of 19 euros (reduced price 12.50 euros). Admission for children age seven to eleven years (accompanied by an adult) is 7 euros. Lower priced family tickets are only available in advance for 25.50 euros (Thursday or Friday) or 30 Euros (Saturday or Sunday).

Tickets and public transportation tickets

Together with the pre-sale tickets, you’ll receive a free pass for arrival and departure with the local transport associations Rhein-Sieg and Rhein-Ruhr. As opposed to past years, the gamescom ticket itself can no longer be used as a ticket. That means anyone who wants to take the train or bus will need to have the extra transport ticket with them.