Visitors planning to attend the first ever GAMEfest in Birmingham this September will be in with a treat: hands-on time with the upcoming PS3 A-list title Uncharted 3.

PlayStation has joined Microsoft as one of the headline sponsors of the forthcoming consumer videogames convention organised by retailer GAME, and promises to allow members of the public access to playable demos of some of its big 2011 releases, including the aforementioned new Nathan Drake adventure and Resistance 3.

This follows on from a previous announcement by Electronic Arts that it will be showcasing titles such as Need for Speed: The Run, FIFA 12, Battlefield 3 and Mass Effect 3 during the event.

Speaking about SCEE's involvement GAME UK's marketing director Anna-Marie Mason said, “With Sony on-board as a headline sponsor, we are confident that our show is going to be a success. We know that attendees want to get hands-on with PlayStation products and we are delighted to bring Sony’s key titles to UK consumers at our inaugural event.”

GAMEfest 2011 will be open to the public on 16 - 18 September at the NEC Birmingham. Tickets are available from £5 and to valid GAME Reward Card owners (which is free to sign up to). Find out more at