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Legendary Composer Yuzo Koshiro to give a Rare Performance at BitSummit X-Roads

Professor Sakamoto, Extra Credits, and EPOS join the growing list of guests & supporters
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

KYOTO, JAPAN — July 27, 2022 — BitSummit, now celebrating ten years of the best of Japanese indies, reveals musical acts Yuzo Koshiro and Professor Sakamoto will be joining the  BitSummit X-Roads (pronounced crossroads)  stage. Co-founder of the award-winning “Extra Credits,” James Portnow, will also appear. Fans can catch them live Saturday, August 6, and Sunday, August 7, 2022, in Kyoto, and viewable online through BitSummit's YouTube, TikTok and Bili Bili, and Twitch channels.


BitSummit is excited to welcome acclaimed composer Yuzo Koshiro (Streets of Rage, Sol Cresta) for the first time. Joining Koshiro is long-time BitSummit musical guest and opening act, Professor Sakamoto. Both will perform together for a unique world premiere collaboration in honor of BitSummit’s tenth anniversary. 


Award-winning online web series creator James Portnow will also take the BitSummit X-Roads stage. As part of the Extra Credits team, Portnow has become a critically acclaimed storyteller and watched their channel grow to 2.6 million subscribers. In addition to Extra Credits, Portnow is an accomplished game designer and consultant best known for his theories on socially positive design.


BitSummit is honored to count Premier Audio Brand EPOS as a sponsor of BitSummit X-Roads and patron of the indie developers exhibiting on the show floor this year. EPOS will provide premium gaming headsets for each indie developer booth at BitSummit. “EPOS is very excited to be supporting game developers of all sizes,” said Roland Goh, EPOS Marketing Manager for APAC. “BitSummit has been an integral event to bring creators and fans together from across the world, and we are proud to be supporting the event in 2022 and beyond.”


BitSummit X-Roads will take place Saturday, August 6, and Sunday, August 7, 2022. Operating hours are from 10:00 AM JST until 5:00 PM JST. BitSummit X-Roads will broadcast from the main stage on both days live on YouTube, Twitch, TikTok, and Bili Bili in Japanese, English, and Chinese.

 
The complete schedule of the BitSummit X-Roads stage is now available on the BitSummit Official website. For more information, please visit the BitSummit website and Discord server or follow BitSummit on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Press and influencers registrations are now open here until August 5th, 2022.


Tickets


General admission tickets and business tickets are available on the BitSummit Official website. BitSummit opens its doors to local and visiting indie game enthusiasts for the first time since 2019 and will enforce strict COVID restrictions and safety measures to ensure a safe and secure environment for all exhibitors, developers, and guests.


For more information concerning business tickets and regular visitor passes, please visit the BitSummit Official website.


About EPOS
Established upon the former successful joint venture between audio specialist Sennheiser and the world-leading hearing technology group Demant, EPOS designs, manufactures and sells pioneering high-end audio and video solutions for business professionals and serious gamers.


EPOS audio is engineered to bring forward every important sound cue to provide that ultimate gaming experience. Immersive sound that cuts out the rest of the world and transports you into a different reality.
Owned by the Demant Group and with headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark, EPOS builds on more than 115 years’ audio expertise and operates in a global market with offices and partners in more than 60 countries.


Alongside own-branded premium audio and video solutions, EPOS sells co-branded EPOS I SENNHEISER products under a trade license agreement with Sennheiser.


Find more information at www.eposaudio.com.


About BitSummit 
BitSummit is an annual festival based in Kyoto, celebrating independent game developers and development in Japan. Founded in late 2012 to support, unify, and evangelize the vibrant and innovative Japanese independent game development scene to the world at large, BitSummit has established itself as Japan's premier separate gaming event, attracting thousands of visitors annually, as well as a notable, international media presence. BitSummit has been covered by every leading gaming website worldwide and featured in print publications such as Weekly Famitsu, Dengeki PlayStation, GamesTM, EDGE, and more. BitSummit has also been the focus of panel discussions at the Game Developers Conference, IndieCade, IndieCade East, and CEDEC. BitSummit continues to grow alongside the burgeoning Japanese independent development scene in its tenth year.


BitSummit is organized by the Japan Independent Games Aggregate (JIGA): Q-Games Ltd, Skeleton Crew Studios, Pygmy Studio Co. Ltd., and BlackSheep.


English Media Contact
John Davis / Alissa Saito
[email protected]

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