We’ve recently heard of a new showcase initiative called New Game+ Expo. The expo will bring 14 video game publishers based in North America and Japan together for a showcase. The Expo will bring a digital presentation featuring “dozens of games” including new title announcements and live gameplay demos on June 23. So, we may see some crazy announcements in there!
As expected, the presentation will be airing via Twitch. If you want a specific date and time, it’s on June 23 at 11:00 a.m. ET. After this, it will be followed by first looks, Q&A sessions, and more from 12:00 p.m. ET to 7:00 p.m. ET. Finally, the full showcase will be archived on the New Game+ Expo YouTube channel.
New Game+ Expo Participants
So, who will be participating on the New Game+ Expo? Well, to answer that question, here’s the list of the companies that will come to the event (Thanks to Gematsu for the links to the websites):
- Aksys Games
- Arc System Works America
- GungHo Online Entertainment America / Grasshopper Manufacture
- Idea Factory International
- Inti Creates
- Koei Tecmo America
- Natsume Inc.
- NIS America, Inc.
- Sega of America / Atlus West
- SNK Corporation
- Spike Chunsoft, Inc.
Comments by New Game+ Expo Participants
Sean Kim, Senior Director of Business Development talked about the event in a Press Release, saying:
“Our goal at NIS America has always been to interact with and entertain our fans, whether online or face to face. We hope everyone is staying healthy and safe, and we look forward to sharing all the exciting announcements with you!”
The COO and President of SEGA of America, Ian Curran added his thoughts:
“COVID-19 has brought with it many challenges, but also an opportunity to come together as a bold collective of publishers. SEGA is delighted to announce its participation in New Game+ Expo, a new digital tentpole summer event of 14 publishers, joining forces to create a one-of-a-kind showcase event that unifies a special slice of the video game industry.
SEGA looks forward to joining with our friends at NIS America, Inc., Koei Tecmo America, Spike Chunsoft, Inc., Idea Factory International, Aksys Games, Natsume Inc., Arc System Works America, GungHo America, SNK Corporation, Playism, Acttil, WayForward and Inti Creates to bring all our fans more excitement and entertainment as we move into a busy digital show season! We look forward to entertaining you on June 23. In the meantime, stay safe and GAME ON”
Meanwhile, the Producer of the Expo, Adam Johnson talked about the goal of the event:
“New Game+ Expo is a grassroots coalition of publishers and developers. Organizing together for the first time, we hope fans have fun as we take a look at the combined upcoming lineup of games for 2020 and beyond!”
What do you think about this coalition? Are you going to attend the New Game+ Expo? We sure will! So be sure to check out our coverage as it comes. Make sure to leave your thoughts in the comments section below in the meantime. Speaking of NIS America, have you seen our review of Trails of Cold Steel III? If not, check it out!