After a yr off, E3 returns in 2021 as a “reimagined, all-virtual” occasion. This yr’s Electronic Entertainment Expo runs June 12-15, and guarantees appearances from Nintendo, Xbox, Capcom, Ubisoft, Square Enix, Take-Two Interactive, Warner Bros. Games, Sega, Bandai Namco, and extra.
While the present received’t have a bodily presence, the upside is that anybody and everybody can attend E3 by watching the press conferences, digital showcases, and different livestreams that may happen in June (and past). The Entertainment Software Association, the commerce group that runs E3, has constructed an online portal and app for E3 that anyone can use to observe all the things unfold — fan registration is now stay.
Here’s a information to the occasions of E3 2021 that we all know of to date.
Saturday, June 12
E3 organizers say that the occasion will formally kick off Saturday with a broadcast pre-show at 1 p.m. EDT/10 a.m. PDT. Ubisoft and Gearbox Entertainment will maintain press conferences that day.
Ubisoft Forward 2021 will showcase a wide range of upcoming (however unspecified) Ubisoft titles on Saturday, June 12, at Three p.m. EDT/12 p.m. PDT. Expect appearances from introduced video games, like Far Cry 6 and Riders Republic, and hopefully updates on different tasks, like Tom Clancy’s The Division Heartland, Rainbow Six Quarantine (aka Rainbow Six Parasite?), and Ubisoft Massive’s Avatar and Star Wars video games.
Borderlands developer Gearbox Software will hopefully have lots to point out throughout a press convention Saturday.
Sunday, June 13
On Sunday, E3 2021 viewers can count on displays from Square Enix, Warner Bros. Games, and 24 Entertainment.
The PC Gaming Show and Future Games Show additionally stream Sunday. A broadcast pre-show begins at 11:45 a.m. EDT/8:45 a.m. PDT.
Xbox & Bethesda Showcase
Microsoft will maintain its E3 video games showcase on June 13 at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT. The Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase shall be streamed stay on Xbox’s Twitch, YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook channels, and can focus “on games from Xbox Game Studios, Bethesda, and many game creators from our partners around the world.”
Square Enix Presents
Square Enix’s occasion will start at 3:15 p.m. EDT/12:15 p.m. PDT. The 40-minute present will function the announcement of a brand new recreation from Eidos Montréal, an replace on PlatinumGames’ Babylon’s Fall, a better take a look at Life is Strange: True Colors and Life is Strange Remastered Collection, and particulars on the Black Panther – War for Wakanda enlargement for Marvel’s Avengers.
Monday, June 14
E3’s Monday present kicks off with a broadcast beginning at 11 a.m. EDT/Eight a.m. PDT. Capcom, Take-Two Interactive, Mythical Games, Freedom Games, Razer, and unannounced indie builders could have displays all through the day.
Capcom and Take-Two Interactive
Capcom will ship a presentation on Monday, specializing in its upcoming slate of video games. Officially, Capcom has the Great Ace Attorney Collection, Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin, Resident Evil 4 for Oculus VR, and Pragmata on its launch record. But Capcom additionally reportedly has extra Ace Attorney and Resident Evil video games in its plan, in response to a leak.
Take-Two Interactive may also have a showcase, with particulars forthcoming.
Tuesday, June 15
The ultimate day of E3 2021 kicks off at Tuesday with a broadcast pre-show that begins at 11 a.m. EDT/Eight a.m. PDT. Nintendo, Bandai Namco, and others could have occasions.
Nintendo Direct & Treehouse Live
Nintendo will maintain a brand new Nintendo Direct presentation at E3 2021 on June 15, the place the corporate plans to disclose new particulars on upcoming Nintendo Switch video games. Nintendo will then provide an extended take a look at its Switch lineup in a brand new Nintendo Treehouse Live instantly following the Direct livestream.
Nintendo’s E3 2021 Nintendo Direct will air at 12 p.m. EDT/9 a.m. PDT on Tuesday, June 15, the corporate introduced Wednesday. The presentation will run “roughly 40 minutes” and deal with Nintendo Switch software program “mostly releasing in 2021.”
Bandai Namco may also have a showcase, with particulars forthcoming.
Thursday, July 22
EA Play Live
Electronic Arts will maintain a presentation on Thursday, July 22 — effectively after E3 2021 concludes. Details are forthcoming.