New Game+ Expo (NGPX) has been announced as another digital games showcase occurring in summer. This one will occur on June 23 and feature “dozens of games,” including new reveals and gameplay demos, from major game publishers based in North America and Japan, though the Japan slant is clear with heavy-hitters like Sega and Koei Tecmo in the mix. The following companies will be in attendance:
- Aksys Games
- Arc System Works America
- GungHo Online Entertainment America / Grasshopper Manufacture
- Idea Factory International
- Inti Creates
- Koei Tecmo America
- Natsume Inc.
- NIS America, Inc.
- Sega of America / Atlus West
- SNK Corporation
- Spike Chunsoft, Inc.
New Game+ Expo will air on Twitch at 11:00 a.m. ET on June 23. Afterward, at noon ET, there will be closer looks at the games and Q&A sessions. The full showcase will later be available to view again on YouTube.
Per Gematsu, Adam Johnson, producer of New Game+ Expo, stated, “New Game+ Expo is a grassroots coalition of publishers and developers. Organizing together for the first time, we hope fans have fun as we take a look at the combined upcoming lineup of games for 2020 and beyond!”
What we can expect to see at this event is anyone’s guess. We have confirmation that Volta-X from GungHo will be there. Otherwise, a North American release date announcement for Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers from Sega/Atlus/Koei Tecmo would be terrific. A new look at Project Re Fantasy from Studio Zero would be swell too. Natsume will likely bring more about Harvest Moon: One World.
Whatever happens, it’s becoming increasingly clear how superfluous E3 has become for at least the major game publishers. (Unless… E3 is actually involved somehow?)