Awesome Games Done Quick announces 2018 schedule

Awesome Games Done Quick has finalized a schedule for a annual festival of speedrunning, shutting out a weekend with an all-out conflict on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of a Wild in that a curtain will try to kick each categorical query in reduction than 4 hours.

The ninth book of a weeklong gift marathin starts Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 during a Hilton Washington Dulles in Herndon, Va. After a pre-show and runs by Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and Ratchet Claank, it moves to Splatoon 2, and an any-percent try by TonesBalones. Any-percent means completing a campaign, regardless of side missions, collectibles and a like.

Wall of Spain goes after a execution of The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim’s categorical query in underneath 50 mins after that. Monday’s highlights embody Sonic Mania (which launched in August) and an any-percent run with Sonic and Tails by Claris.

Tuesday packs together back-to-back runs during Castlevania (Harmony of Dissonance and Symphony of a Night) and zombies — Left 4 Dead 2 and Dying Light, spilling over midnight Wednesday into Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, Resident Evil 3: Nemesis and afterwards Silent Hill for good measure.

Thursday’s spotlight is a common uncanny retard of Nintendo Entertainment System film adaptations (Blues Brothers, Home Alone 2) and a 15-minute any-percent run during Prey (the many new game). Friday delivers crowd-pleaser Spelunky, in a solo run whose manners embody all shortcuts and violence Olmec, aiming for a 30 notation completion.

Saturday brings large names: The Legend of Zelda, Mass Effect, Diablo, Bloodborne and Final Fantasy 4, with a latter awaiting to take some-more than dual hours. The Sunday culmination with Breath of a Wild starts during 1:55 a.m. and is requisitioned for a time of 3 hours and 57 minutes.

The full schedule, with all of a runners competing, is here.

This is a ninth year of Awesome Games Done Quick, that raises income for a Prevent Cancer Foundation. Last year’s marathon raised $2.2 million, again environment a record (by some-more than $1 million over 2016’s sum raised).

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