The E3 2021 gaming conference will be held from June 12th to 15th and you can see all that you need to know and how/if you can get involved as a fan. Check out the information we have gathered so far on the event below and get ready.
Is E3 2021 Canceled?
Following the events that took place last year, the above was the question many had but the answer is “NO”. However, E3 is back for 2021 in an all-digital format, taking off on June 12th, after being halted last year due to the COVID-19 epidemic. The event schedule is starting to come into shape now that Microsoft and Nintendo have finally confirmed the dates and times for their big display presentations.
In the case that you wish to participate in the virtual event as a player, you can now sign up on E3’s website to obtain entry to the E3 portal and app. However, if you want to keep track of the press conferences and announcements, we’ve put together a rough chronology of events that includes everything we know thus far, although, some of the sessions’ actual times have yet to be released.
What is E3 2021 Date?
Although E3 runs from Saturday, June 12th to Tuesday, June 15th, you may expect some huge developments at Summer Game Fest’s Kickoff Live event a few days before the show proper. Peep below to know what days E3 2021 is live.
- Thursday, June 10th
- 2 p.m. ET: Geoff Keighley headlines the Summer Game Fest Kickoff Live event.
- Saturday, June 12th
- at 11 a.m. ET: Guerrilla Collective (this is the second Guerrilla Collective show; the first was on June 5th).
- E3 broadcast pre-show begins at 1 p.m. ET.
- Ubisoft Moves Forward at 3 p.m. ET
- Gearbox press conference and Devolver Digital show to be announced at a later date.
- Sunday, June 13th
- E3 broadcast pre-show on Sunday, June 13th at 11:45 a.m. ET.
- Microsoft’s Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase begins at 1 p.m. ET.
- Square Enix at 3:15 p.m. ET Presents “Special presentations” from the PC Gaming Show and the Future Games Show at a time to be determined. Warner Bros. Games & Back4Blood and 24 Entertainment will also be “featured” in the E3 show on Sunday, according to ESA, the E3 parent company.
- Monday, June 14th
- 11 a.m. ET: E3 pre-show
- Then the “press conferences from various indie developers” and “presentations from Take-Two Interactive, Mythical Games, Freedom Games, Razer, and Capcom” (time TBA). According to the ESA, Verizon and Intellivision will also be “featured.”
- Tuesday, June 15th
- E3 broadcast pre-show begins at 11 a.m. ET.
- 12 p.m. ET: Nintendo’s Nintendo Direct, which will have “approximately” 40 minutes of information on forthcoming titles, followed by a Treehouse Live, which will include about three hours of gameplay demoed.
- TBA: “Focused events” from Bandai Namco, Yooreka Games, and GameSpot will take place at a later date.
- The Official E3 2021 Awards Show will bring the day to a close.
To be the first to hear about exclusive discounts and announcements about the digital E3 experience and how much it costs to go to E3 then you must stay tuned. See what could be coming to the event below.
What Will be Coming?
- Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
- Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6
- Luigi’s Mansion 3 (new trailer and release window)
- The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (new date for release)
- Super Mario Maker 2 (new trailer)
- Dragon Quest Builders 2 (coming to North America via Nintendo)
- Astral Chain (new trailer)
- Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order (new trailer)
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons (new trailer, but delayed)
- Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield (new release date)
- Cadence of Hyrule ~ Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda
- Fire Emblem: Three Houses
- Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition
- No More Heroes 3 (announced for a 2020 release date window)
- Gears 5
- Blair Witch
- Forza Horizon 4: Lego Speed Champions Expansion
- Crossfire X
- Age of Empire II: Definitive Edition (PC)
- Wasteland 3
- Microsoft Flight Simulator (PC first, Xbox One later)
- Minecraft Dungeons
- Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Xbox One and PC)
- Bleeding Edge
- Spiritfarer (coming to Xbox Game Pass)
- 12 Minutes (Xbox One and PC)
- Halo Infinite (release window, coming to Xbox Project Scarlett)
- Gears Pop!
- Panzer Dragoon: Remake (Nintendo Switch)
- Phantasy Star Online 2 (Xbox One)
- SEGA Genesis mini console coming September 2019 with mini-games like Mega Man: The Wily Wars, Earthworm Jim, Sonic the Hedgehog 1 & 2, Ecco the Dolphin, and 35 more classic games.
Take-Two Interactive/2K Games
- The Outer Worlds
- Borderlands 3
- The Division 2 (Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC)
- Gods & Monsters (Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Stadia, and Switch)
- For Honor (Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC)
- Watch Dogs Legion (Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Stadia) (gameplay available)
- Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (game update)
- Ghost Recon Breakpoint (Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC)
- Roller Champions (PC download available now, other platforms unknown)
Electronic Arts and EA Sports
- Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (PC, Xbox One, PS4)
- Madden 20 (PS4, Xbox One, and PC)
- Apex Legends Season 2 (PC)
- Battlefield 5: Chapter 4 (PC, Xbox One, PS4)
- The Sims 4 Island Living (PC)
- FIFA 20 (PS4, Xbox One, and PC)
- FIFA 20 Legacy Edition (Nintendo Switch)
CD Projekt Red
- Cyberpunk 2077
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition
- Contra Rogue Corps (Xbox One PS4, PC, and Switch)
- Contra Anniversary Collection
- Doom Eternal (Xbox One PlayStation 4, PC and Nintendo Switch)
- Ghostwire: Tokyo (Platforms unknown)
- Wolfenstein: Youngblood (PS4, Xbox One and PC)
- Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot (VR)
- The Elder Scrolls: Blades (debuting on Nintendo Switch; iOS, Android updates)
- Fallout 76: Nuclear Winter (Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC sneak peek)
- Deathloop (Platforms unknown) (Trailer)
- Commander Keen (iOS and Android)
- Final Fantasy 7 Remake (PS4)
- Dragon Quest Builders 2
- The Last Remnant Remastered (coming to Nintendo Switch)
- Final Fantasy 14: Shadowbringers (PC)
- Circuit Superstars (Square Enix Collective, developer Original Fire)
- War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius
- Romancing Saga 3
- Scarlett Grace
- Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles (PS4, Nintendo Switch, and mobile)
- Final Fantasy 8 Remastered
- Trials of Mana: Collection of Mana (coming to Switch)
- Dragonball Z: Kakarot
- Tales of Arise
- Code Vein
- The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan
- Empire of Sin (John Romero multi-console game)
- Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair (Playtonic)
- Elden Ring (via FromSoftware)
- New Super Lucky’s Tale (coming to Nintendo Switch via Playful Corp.)
- Dauntless (coming to Nintendo Switch via Phoenix Labs)
- The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics (En Masse Entertainment)
- Dying Light 2 (from Techland)
- Way to the Woods (Team 17)
- Dead by Daylight (coming to Nintendo Switch via Koch Media)
- Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin (via Edelweiss and XSEED Games)