Akihabara News (Tokyo) – The annual E3 event by the Entertainment Software Association has taken place online and it featured updates from Japanese gaming companies such as Nintendo, Bandai Namco, and Square Enix.
E3, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, is an annual trade event for the video game industry which draws participation from all around the globe. Nintendo, Bandai Namco, and Square Enix were among the firms that took part in this year’s expo, showing off their new games.
It should be noted that Sony Interactive Entertainment and Konami, also members of the association, did not attend this year’s expo.
This year’s event was conducted online due to the Covid pandemic and was streamed from the E3 website where it will be available until the end of this month.
Nintendo used the occasion to announce that Mario Party Superstars is releasing in October with full online play for every single mode and a feature that allows players to pause mid-game. The much-awaited Legend of zelda sequel also has a new release coming.
Nintendo has also announced its first new 2D Metroid Dread game in over two decades. Guardians of the Galaxy, Worms Rumble, Super Monkey Ball, and Warioware are all set to debut within the next year. Other games like Just dance and Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot will become available on Nintendo Switch within the same time frame.
Bandai Namco announced the coming release of a few games as well, including Elden Ring, Scarlet nexus, and House of Ashes. This marks a relatively quiet year for the company.
Square Enix is preparing multiple mobile games like Hitman Sniper and others within the Final fantasy franchise. War of Wakanda, Strangers of Paradise, and Legend of Mana are also a few of the games it is releasing soon.