E3 2021 Conference: Schedule, Dates, Games, and News

Everything you need to know about E3 2021, including when and how to watch this year's Nintendo Direct announcements!

E3 2021 Schedule, Dates, Games, News
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The biggest week on the gaming calendar is back! E3 has returned after last year’s trade show was canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Things are a little different for E3 2021, which won’t have a show floor at the Los Angeles Convention Center like in past years. Instead, the convention will take place completely online as an all-virtual event featuring a whole list of live streams hosted by the industry’s biggest publishers and studios, including Microsoft, Bethesda, Nintendo, Capcom, Bandai Namco, Ubisoft, and Take-Two Interactive. (Sony PlayStation is once again skipping this year’s event.)

E3 2021 will be held from Saturday, June 11 to Tuesday, June 15. The four-day event will be hosted by Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez, Jacki Jing and Greg Miller, and will also feature industry panel discussions as well as celebrity appearances. You can check out a list of E3 panels here.

Here’s everything else you need to know about E3 2021:

E3 2021 Conference Schedule: Dates and Times

E3 2021 Week will be host to more games conferences, presentations, and showcases than ever before. Below, you’ll find a full schedule of the big announcements and reveals you need to watch out for:

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Nintendo: Tuesday, June 15 – 12:00 PM ET
Bandai Namco: Tuesday, June 15 – 5:25 PM ET
Yooreka Studio: Tuesday, June 15 – 6:30 PM ET
GameSpot Showcase: Tuesday, June 15 – 6:35 PM ET
E3 2021 Awards: Tuesday, June 15 – 7:45 PM ET

Guerilla Collective: Saturday, June 12 – 11:00 AM ET
Wholesome Direct: Saturday, June 12 – 1:00 PM ET
Ubisoft: Saturday, June 12 – 3:00 PM ET
Devolver Digital: Saturday, June 12 – 4:30 PM ET
Gearbox: Saturday, June 12 – 5:00 PM ET
GamesBeat: Saturday, June 12 – 5:45 PM ET
Upload VR Showcase: Saturday, June 12 – 6:00 PM ET

24 Entertainment: Sunday, June 13 – 12:30 PM ET
Microsoft and Bethesda: Sunday, June 13 – 1:00 PM ET
Square Enix: Sunday, June 13 – 3:15 PM ET
Warner Bros. Games’ Back 4 Blood: Sunday, June 13 – 5:00 PM ET
PC Gaming Show: Sunday, June 13 – 5:30 PM ET
Future Games Show: Sunday, June 13 – 7:00 PM ET

Verizon: Monday, June 14 – 12:00 PM ET
Intellivision: Monday, June 14 – 12:45 PM ET
Take-Two: Monday, June 14 – 1:15 PM ET
Mythical Games: Monday, June 14 – 2:10 PM ET
Indie Showcase: Monday, June 14 – 3:00 PM ET
VENN: Monday, June 14 – 4:00 PM ET
Capcom: Monday, June 14 – 5:30 PM ET
Razer: Monday, June 14 – 6:00 PM ET

E3 2021 Live Stream and How to Watch

Want to catch all of the big announcements, reveals, and trailers? You can watch all of the E3 events here!

E3 2021 Announcements

Need a recap of the best announcements at E3 2021? Here are the biggest announcements, reveals, and trailers you need to see!

E3 2021 Games

There are plenty of games fans are hoping to see this year: the long-rumored GTA 6 and BioShock 4, Elden Ring, Elder Scrolls VI, Hogwarts Legacy, Final Fantasy XVI, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2. While some of these title might make an appearance, none are confirmed just yet. For now, these are the big games we know will make an appearance at E3 2021:

Aeon Drive
Amber Isle
Anno: Mutationem
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
Babylon’s Fall
Back 4 Blood
Batora: Lost Haven
Battlefield 2042
Bear and Breakfast
Beasts of Maravilla Island
Behind the Frame
Black Book
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
Blooming Business Casino
Call of Duty: Warzone Season 4
Chivalry 2
Death Trash
Death’s Door
Death Stranding: Director’s Cut
Demon’s Mirror
Despot’s Game
Dying Light 2
El Paso, Elsewhere
Elden Ring
Endless Dungeon
Eternal Cylinder
EVE Online
Evil Dead: The Game
Falling Frontier
Far Cry 6
Fire Tonight
For Honor
Halo Infinite
Happy’s Humble Burger Farm
Hello Neighbor 2
Jurassic World Evolution 2
Kitsune Tails
Kraken Academy
Kung Fu Kickball
Life Is Strange: True Colors
Loot River
Lost Ark
Marvel’s Avengers
Metal Slug Tactics
Monster Hunter Rise
Monster Hunter Stories 2
Moonglow Bay
My Lovely Wife
No Longer Home
Onsen Master
Orcs Must Die!
Phantom Abyss
Potion Craft
Rainbow Six Extraction
Rainbow Six Siege
Resident Evil Village
Riders Republic
Rubi: The Wayward Mira
Run Die Run Again
Salt and Sacrifice
Serial Cleaners
Severed Steel
Shadow Warrior 3
Slime Heroes
Solar Ash
Super Space Club
Tales of Arise
Tamarindo’s Freaking Dinner
The Crew 2
The Gecko Gods
The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles
The Legend of Tianding
The Light Bringer
The Light of Darkness
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands
Trash Sailors
Two Point Campus
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt
Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong
Venice 2089
Watch Dogs: Legion
White Shadows
Zodiac Legion

E3 2021 Tickets and Registration

Good news! Unlike past years, the all-virtual E3 2021 is completely free to the public. That means you won’t be missing out on any E3 events because of a paywall. That said, attendees still have the option to register for the digital convention for a few additional perks:

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  • Select Exhibitor Booths – Featuring special events, VOD content and articles, exhibitor booths will act as hubs within the portal for key announcements and game or product information tied to participating exhibitors (the full list of exhibitors with virtual booths can be found on the E3 website)
  • Lounges – Online gathering spots for all E3 attendees
  • Forums – Special boards for focused online discussion and sharing among attendees
  • Leaderboards – Gamified elements that can be collected and displayed, encouraging fans to interact in as many ways as possible
  • Profile Creation – All attendees can create and customize their own unique profiles

You can register for E3 2021 here.

We’ll keep you updated as we learn more!