The New Game Plus Expo 2021 is set for March with a host of publishers taking part, albeit fewer than last year.
The digital event is also taking place a few months earlier than in 2020; this year it's set for March 4 at 8am PST / 11am EST. As the pandemic continues its choke-hold on in-person gatherings, everything is going down on the New Game Plus Expo Twitch channel for the second year in a row.
As mentioned earlier, New Game Plus Expo 2021 is a few publishers shy of its 2020 showing, with Atlus, Sega, SNK, Spike Chunsoft, and WayForward skipping this year's showcase. Still, there's a solid list of 10 fairly well-known game companies with reveals up their sleeves. Here's everyone attending (thanks, Siliconera):
- Aksys Games
- Arc System Works
- Gungho America
- Koei Tecmo
- Idea Factory International
- Inti Creates
- NIS America
- PM Studios
The company organizing the event hasn't given so much as a tease of what to expect from the publishers, but it says it'll be "shining a spotlight" on them in the lead-up to the event. Personally, I'm just hoping Aksys reveals something new in the supremely underrated Zero Escape series, even if it's just a Switch port of the Nonary Games. I'm also excited to see how Harvest Moon: One World is coming along under Natsume's watchful eye.
In the meantime, here are all the upcoming games of 2021 we can't wait to check out.