Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic emerging early last year, 2020 went without an E3 press conference, and as a result publishers and developers took alternative steps to advertise their upcoming games.
This year, however, the E3 brand is back. While it won’t be an in-person event, the ESA has confirmed via GameIndustry.biz that it has multiple publishing partners involved – including Nintendo.
WELCOME BACK! It’s been hard waiting quietly as we got ready for today, but we are thrilled to officially announce our plans for June 12th-15th!
— E3 (@E3) April 6, 2021
Also involved are Ubisoft, Microsoft, Capcom, Konami, Take-Two, Warner Bros. and Koch Media. Notable absenses at the moment include Sony, Square Enix, Activision Blizzard, Sega, and Bandai Namco, though there are still a few months to go.
The digital event will take place between June 12th and June 15th, though little has been said about how the information will be presented, other than it being free to access. June 7th through June 11th have also been marked as media days.
We’ll be sure to bring you more on the event as it comes in!