Blizzard will be sending some crew and playable game demos to the Gamescom 2009 convention in Cologne, German, from August 20-23. Here’s the official announcement:

    We?re pleased to announce that Blizzard Entertainment will be attending gamescom 2009 in Cologne, Germany next month. We look forward to welcoming old friends and new to our booth, which will feature hands-on gameplay with our upcoming games. Our booth is open to the public from Thursday 20 August until Sunday 23 August.

    We will be revealing more information on our activities during the show in the coming weeks. You can find out more about what gamescom has to offer, and how to get there, at http://www.gamescom-cologne.com/

    Our recruiters will be at the booth ready to answer your questions about recruitment and working at Blizzard Entertainment. Blizzard Europe currently has numerous open positions in quality assurance, localization, customer support and other departments in our offices in Velizy, France (near Paris) and Cork, Ireland. We?re looking for Italian, Polish, Russian, German, French, Spanish and English speakers. Bring your CV along and talk to us about our employment opportunities. http://eu.blizzard.com/en/jobs/

    Bashiok commented on this, shedding a bit more light on what conference attendees might get to play:

    “Upcoming games” isn’t broken down to specifics, but StarCraft 2 and Diablo III are both upcoming games, so draw your own conclusions.

    This event runs from the 20-23rd, while Blizzcon is the 21-22,so it’s a fairly safe bet that the same demo builds will be shown at both shows. Might we get an advance peek at new D3 stuff from Cologne on the 20th, before Blizzcon opens the next day? (Note that Germany is 10 hours ahead of California, so Gamescom will open almost a day and a half before Blizzcon.)

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