After all the thrilling information that had come out of Gamescom final week, the following massive showcase that firms can be gearing up for is Tokyo Game Show Online 2021. A couple of days in the past, the schedule was revealed by Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association (CESA) and Nikkei Business Publications. Some of the collaborating firms on this yr’s occasion embody Xbox, Capcom, Bandai Namco, and Square Enix. Square Enix itself can be giving a presentation centered on the hotly-anticipated Project Triangle Strategy on the Nintendo Switch. Many followers famous that there’s one notable absence from the schedule, the place Nintendo would not have a block devoted anyplace. Earlier immediately, the corporate confirmed it won’t be in attendance this yr.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many big-scale business occasions have been compelled to both be cancelled or hosted on-line. Tokyo Game Show isn’t any exception, as final yr the occasion was held in a digital solely format. However, this yr’s Tokyo Game Show can be a mixture of on-line and bodily codecs. The bodily present will solely be accessible to the press nevertheless, the place they are going to have the possibility to check out hands-on demos and interview the collaborating builders.
A tweet was posted to Nintendo’s Japanese Twitter account, confirming its absence from the Tokyo Game Show schedule. Through a tough Google translation, it confirmed that there can be no bodily cubicles for any form of Nintendo’s video games, nor will there be a web-based occasion at TGS. The tweet nevertheless did say that it could be co-operating with exhibiting different indie video games that might be exhibiting up at TGS. Nintendo then tells everybody who can be attending to remain secure in the course of the present.
This is a little bit of a departure from the norm, as final yr, Nintendo appeared at TGS Online 2020, the place it gave an prolonged presentation for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. With hotly anticipated big-name titles just like the Breath of Wild sequel and Splatoon 3 coming subsequent yr, the corporate’s absence appears a bit unusual for many. Perhaps contemplating that the Tokyo Game Show can be principally on-line once more this yr, there can be little room to make bulletins alongside its rivals.
Some followers theorize that this absence ties into a rumored Nintendo Direct this month. Many Nintendo Directs have been held inside the month of September, and it could be a fantastic likelihood to offer particulars concerning any upcoming tasks releasing subsequent yr. However, that is solely a rumor, so followers ought to take this with a grain of salt till Nintendo makes an official announcement of any sort.
Tokyo Game Show Online 2021 will happen from September thirtieth to October third 2021.