Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will be playable at GAMEfest 2011, the consumer gaming convention hosted by GAME at the Birmingham NEC on September 16-18.

Anna-Marie Mason, marketing director at GAME said: "We are delighted that GAMEfest attendees can be the first consumers in the UK to have the opportunity to get hands-on with Modern Warfare 3 before it releases to the world. We know that our customers love to be first to play and with this year's sneak peek of the newest instalment of Call of Duty, GAMEfest once again proves it is absolutely the place to be."

Fans will get to go hands-on with Modern Warfare 3, almost two months ahead of its November 8 release on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, Wii and DS.

Tickets for GAMEfest are available at To buy tickets you'll need to own a GAME reward card.

GAMEfest is also confirmed to be hosting the likes of Battlefield 3, Mass Effect 3, FIFA 12, Gears of War 3 and Uncharted 3.