06 May 2021 2:33 PM +00:00

ESA Announces Further Publishers Will Attend E3 2021, Confirming Sega And Bandai Namco's Presence

We're just over a month away from E3 2021 now and it's gearing up to be quite the show. After last year's conference was cancelled, the ESA are bringing it back as a digital-only event from June 12 to June 15, and previously announced a line-up headlined by Nintendo and Microsoft.

Now, the ESA has revealed a further list of publishers who'll join next month's event. Announced earlier this afternoon, they confirmed Square Enix, Sega, Bandai Namco Entertainment, Gearbox Entertainment and XSeed Games would all be joining, alongside several partner organisations like Turtle Beach and Verizon.

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ESA Announces Further Publishers Will Attend E3 2021, Confirming Sega And Bandai Namco's Presence

Speaking about this further, President & CEO of the ESA, Stanley Pierre-Louis, offered this statement: "The list of companies confirmed for the all-virtual E3 2021 continues to grow with the addition of several high-profile video game publishers and developers, as well as tech, hardware and streaming companies."

"Square Enix, SEGA, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment, XSEED Games / Marvelous USA, Inc., Gearbox Entertainment, Freedom Games, Devious Eye Entertainment, Turtle Beach, Verizon and Binge.com are joining the fray and preparing to bring major announcements and reveals to fans throughout E3, which takes place June 12 through June 15."

While Square Enix previously confirmed they'd appear, it hadn't been formally confirmed by the ESA, who further advised they "cannot wait" to share more details about their upcoming event. As always, we'll keep you informed when those updates happen.