First set of E3 2011 exhibitors confirmed

Yes, it's only the first half of the first month of the year, but we're already talking about the Electronic Entertainment Expo. Scheduled to take place June 7 to June 9 in LA, we're not really sure what to expect from E3 this year, but we do already have a list of some of the big players that'll be there.

Above: Please Microsoft, just none ofthis nonsenseagain, OK?

The Entertainment Software Association, which organizes E3, has just released a list of all the companies that have already signed up for space in the exhibit halls. And here's that list:

505 Games
Advanced Micro Devices
Atlus U.S.A., Inc.
Bethesda Softworks LLC
Capcom Entertainment, Inc.
Crave Games
Disney Interactive Studios, Inc.
Electronic Arts, Inc.
Epic Games, Inc.
Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.
LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC
Majesco Entertainment Company
Microsoft Corporation
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
Natsume, Inc.
Nintendo of America, Inc.
NVIDIA Corporation
OnLive, Inc.
Perfect World Entertainment
Proximo Games
Sega of America, Inc.
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.
Sony Online Entertainment LLC
Square Enix, Inc.
Take-Two Interactive, Inc.
THQ Inc.
Trion Worlds, Inc.
Ubisoft Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc.

"Every leading computer and video game company is participating and I look forward to welcoming thousands of attendees from around the world," said ESA CEO Michael Gallagher in a statement.

Like last year's E3, we'll probably see a lot of improvements to the Xbox 360 and PS3, but we're secretly hoping for some hardware announcements this time, too *coughWii 2 and PSP2cough*

Jan 10, 2011