Organisers of the London Games Festival, which commences with the VIP preview of the Eurogamer Expo on 30 September, have confirmed that Sonic creator Yuji Naka will be speaking during the course of the event, although details of his presentation are yet to be confirmed.

Other confirmations include Sony's Gamerunner event, which is a social project involving the city's youth, as well as BoardGameCamp, a day of workshops and events discussing what makes great games.

"The festival is now looking stronger than ever, with the confirmation of some excellent events and with even more to come, the London Games Festival will truly make its mark and stand out on the games calendar," said London Games Festival director Kirsty Payne.

"We're really looking forward to welcoming everyone to the festivities, from industry professionals to casual gamers and those that have not previously considered gaming as the diverse and electrifying entertainment medium that it is."