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Bandai Namco are joining the E3 2021 line-up & here's what we know

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E3 2021 isn't too far away now and Bandai Namco is going to be there presenting... Something! Fans are eager to find out whether we will finally see a release date for Elden Ring.

Here's everything we know about the Bandai Namco showcase at E3 2021 and the weekend as a whole.

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LATEST - Scarlet Nexus Is NOT Coming To Game Pass

Despite it being heavily rumoured, Bandai Namco has hit back at claims that their upcoming Sci-Fi RPG Scarlet Nexus is coming to Xbox Game Pass on Day One.

When asked by those from VGC (Video Games Chronicles) recently, Bandai Namco firmly denied the claims by offering the following statement:

" We have no plans to bring Scarlet Nexus to Xbox Game Pass at this time and are excited for its launch on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and PC on June 25."

We still don't know for sure what capacity Bandai Namco will appear at E3 2021, but we can imagine it's going to feature this title in some capacity.

Bandai Namco Showcase Date Confirmed

The ESA and Bandai Namco might be keeping the specifics to themselves, but we now know when we can expect to see Bandai Namco appear at E3 2021. We're not sure whether the publisher will get their own showcase event or not, just yet, but they will appear in some capacity on June 15th.

This was revealed alongside a few more date announcements and the reveal that Fan Access Registration is available right now!

Fan Registration will provide you with the following benefits:

  • Select Exhibitor Booths – Featuring special events, VOD content and articles
  • 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
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You can find more information about that on E3 2021's webpage here.

What Bandai Namco Could Show At E3 2021

There's only one game that everyone wants to see from Bandai Namco, isn't there?

FromSoftware's Elden Ring is one of those games that's dangerously over-hyped and we haven't even really seen anything solid from it yet. Dark Souls' Miyazaki and Game of Thrones' GRRM are collaborating on what could be the next big action RPG

Development allegedly began in early 20217 and we're still waiting for more information about what Elden Ring is going to be like. Could E3 2021 be where we see more?

Elden Ring isn't the only Bandai Namco game people are talking about though. Bandai Namco is in charge of things like Ace Combat, Soulcalibur, the Gundam games, and Dragon Ball Z titles.

Supermassive Games' third title in The Dark Pictures Anthology has also just been revealed; We are expecting to see more from the upcoming horror title House of Ashes soon.

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Where To Watch & When To Watch

We might not know the exact time that Bandai Namco is due to broadcast their showcase at E3 2021, but we can prepare for where it is going to show up online, right? We know the date, after all.

Of course, there's the official E3 2021 Online Portal, App, and their official social media channels. These platforms are going to act more as a hub for the whole event, offering general coverage of everything being shown. However, if you're looking for more of a Bandai Namco focus...

Here are a few relevant links that you'll want to keep an eye on:

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You can check out a full list of relevant links for E3 2021 here if you're interested in other presentations from the event.

Updated E3 2021 Schedule

We know the confirmed E3 2021 schedule is still looking a little bare, but we still have a couple of weeks before the event is due to kick off. We don't know for sure when Bandai Namco is going to show up but we're expecting the schedule to start getting more populated pretty quickly.

For now though, here's all the specifics we know at the moment.

  • June 12
  • 10:00 PST / 13:00 EST / 18:00 BST - Broadcast Pre-Show
  • 12:00 PST / 15:00 EST / 20:00 BST - Ubisoft Forward
  • UNKNOWN - Gearbox Entertainment
  • UNKNOWN - GamesBeat Session
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June 13

  • 08:45 PST / 11:45 EST / 16:45 BST - Broadcast Pre-Show
  • 10:00 PST / 13:00 EST / 18:00 BST - Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase
  • 12:15 PST / 15:15 EST / 20:15 BST - Square Enix Presents
  • UNKNOWN - The PC Gaming Show, from PC Gamer
  • UNKNOWN - The Future Games Show, from GamesRadar
  • UNKNOWN - Warner Bros. Games, Back4Blood, 24 Entertainment
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June 14

  • 08:00 PST / 11:00 EST / 16:00 BST - Broadcast Pre-Show
  • UNKNOWN - Take-Two Interactive Showcase
  • UNKNOWN - Mythical Games, Freedom Games, & Razer
  • UNKNOWN - Capcom Showcase
  • UNKNOWN - VENN Session
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June 15

  • 08:00 PST / 11:00 EST / 16:00 BST - Broadcast Pre-Show
  • 09:00 PST / 12:00 EST / 17:00 BST - Nintendo Direct & Treehouse Live
  • UNKNOWN - Bandai Namco Showcase
  • UNKNOWN - Yooreka Games Showcase
  • UNKNOWN - Gamespot Event
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June 16

  • 09:00 PST / 12:00 EST / 17:00 BST - Steam Next Fest
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