Xbox, Sega, Capcom, and more are planning their own game showcases
It’s officially the mid-year games’ reveal season! E3 usually takes up this spot, providing a weeklong series of presentations from various game companies. However, since E3 has been cancelled this year, these companies are running their games showcases independently. Over the next week, we’ve got a wealth of showcases, presentations, and events to give us all the latest info on upcoming game releases.
Limited Run Games Showcase
Leading the games showcases is one that’s already came and went. Limited Run Games is a game distributor that, as the name suggests, releases limited physical editions of games. They showed off a wealth of over 30 indie games, re-releases of classic games, and even a Switch port of Doom Eternal. Check out the full stream below!
When: June 7th 5:00pm BST / 9:00am PT / 12:00pm ET
Following a gameplay reveal of Sonic Frontiers last Wednesday, June 1st, Sega are running a showcase on June 7th. Called ‘Sonic Central’, the show promises a sneak peek at some upcoming projects, partnerships, and events happening in 2022.
Black Voices in Gaming
When: June 8th 6:00pm BST / 10:00am PT / 1:00pm ET
Black Voices in Gaming is a showcase dedicated to games from BIPOC creators with the aim of boosting black representation in the gaming industry. So far, games like 5 Force Fighters, Protodroid Delta, and Onsen Master are set to be shown off at the showcase.
Summer Game Fest
When: June 9th 7:00pm BST / 11:00am PT / 2:00pm ET
Geoff Keighley is back with another series of games reveals in an event that will likely be the closest we’ll get to E3 this year. Coming back for its third year running, Keighley has said that the event will mostly feature already announced games so don’t go expecting constant earth-shattering reveals.
Day of the Devs
When: Right after Summer Game Fest
From Double Fine and iam8bit comes Day of the Devs, a show dedicated to highlighting indie studios and the games they put out. This year, the show will be on once Summer Game Fest finishes, and will include new trailers from devs like Michael Frei (co-creator of Plug & Play and KIDS) as well as new IP from ustwo games, creators of Monument Valley.
Devolver Digital Marketing Countdown to Marketing
When: June 9th 11:00pm BST / 3:00pm PT / 6:00pm ET
Devolver Digital is back once again with their own satirical brand of games showcases, poking fun at the marketing techniques of other companies around E3 season. This time, Devolver’s conference centres around countdowns, as the title suggests. You can watch the trailer to the countdown to the show below:
Netflix Geeked Week: Gaming
When: June 10th 6:00pm BST / 10:00am PT / 1:00pm ET
On Friday, Netflix is dedicating a day of its ‘Geeked Week’ solely to gaming with one of their own games showcases. Their schedule promises looks at upcoming shows based on games as well as games based on Netflix shows. Titles like The Cuphead Show, Sonic Prime, and Tekken: Bloodline are billed to make appearances during the day. You can find the full Geeked Week schedule below:
Tribeca Games Spotlight
When: June 10th 8:00pm BST / 12:00pm PT / 3:00pm ET
The Tribeca film festival is also hosting games showcases with a selection of games trials available to experience in person or online. The festival is also doing a spotlight on a few of these games on June 10th. Among these games are A Plague Tale: Requiem, Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course, and American Arcadia.
Freedom Games Summer Showcase
When: June 10th 9:00pm BST / 1:00pm PT / 4:00pm ET
Freedom Games will be having a showcase as part of IGN‘s ‘Summer of Gaming’. The publisher will be showing off games that include 9 Years of Shadows, HumanitZ, One Lonely Outpost, and more!
Guerrilla Collective showcase
When: June 11th 4:00pm BST / 8:00am PT / 11:00am ET
Guerrilla Collective returns for its third annual showcase promising “fresh announcements, trailers, gameplay”, and more. Companies like Raw Fury, tinyBuild, and Team 17 will be making appearances at the event among many others.
When: June 11th 5:30pm BST / 9:30am PT / 12:30pm ET
Wholesome Games are putting on a games showcase that focuses on the more cozy and comfortable games coming up. The direct is billed to feature exclusive footage, interviews, and announcements from “nearly 100 uplifting indie games”.
Future Games Show
When: June 11th 8:00pm BST / 12:00pm PT / 3:00pm ET
GamesRadar‘s Future Games Show is set to show off over 40 games across current consoles and PC, 7 world premieres, and 28 exclusive trailers in total! Team 17, Thunderful and Amanita Design make up just a few of the publishers that will be showing off their games at the event.
Xbox & Bethesda Game Showcase
When: June 12th 6:00pm BST / 10:00am PT / 1:00pm ET
On the Sunday, we’ve got Xbox and Bethesda‘s showcase, featuring titles from the titular studios and various other partners. While there’s been no confirmation for which games will show up at the event, there’s a good chance titles like Hellblade II and The Outer Worlds 2 will get new trailers. On the other hand, despite the recent delays to Bethesda’s Starfield and Redfall, the company will no doubt have something to show come Sunday.
PC Gaming Show
When: June 12th 8:30pm BST / 12:30pm PT / 3:30pm ET
The PC Gaming Show returns for another year of PC-based releases, this year including Arma 4, Warhammer 40K: Space Marine 2, and a mod for Half-Life: Alyx subtitled Levitation. These are among the over 45 games that PC Gamer are saying will be present at the show.
When: June 13th 11:00pm BST / 3:00pm PT / 6:00pm ET
After showing off the Resident Evil 4 Remake and Street Fighter 6 at Sony‘s ‘State of Play’ last week, Capcom will be hosting a 35 minute showcase on June 11th. According to the publisher, this showcase will be “diving deeper into details and news on previously announced titles”. While the most recently announced titles may well make an appearance, we could also see news from other upcoming titles, like Monster Hunter Rise‘s Sunbreak expansion, or the multiplayer game RE:Verse.
Xbox Games Showcase Extended
When: June 14th 6:00pm BST / 10:00am PT / 1:00pm ET
No, you’re not reading that wrong, Xbox are having a second showcase after their first. This extended showcase offers new trailers, deeper looks at the games showed off in the first showcase, and new interviews.
And that’s about it for games showcases this year! Which showcases are you most looking forward to? What games are you hoping to see at these events? Let us know down in the comments below! We’ll be covering the biggest releases from these showcases, so stay tuned to hear more from us! You can also join our Discord to chat with us about all things gaming and entertainment!