- Aug 25, 2020
A group of Japanese and North American publishers will hold a New Game+ Expo to showcase 40 games from SEGA, ATLUS, and more. As events like Gamescom move to a fully-digital showcase this year while other video game conference mainstays like E3 have cancelled its 2020 production altogether due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, companies are finding new ways to showcase the games they have coming this year and beyond. Announced May 20, 14 publishers from North America and Japan will join together on June 23 to showcase 40 games. [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=confirmed-playstation-5-games&captions=true"] "New Game+ Expo is a grassroots coalition of publishers and developers," New Game+ Expo's Adam Johnson said. "Organizing together for the first time, we hope fans have fun as we take a look at the combined lineup of games for 2020 and beyond." This showcase of games will join the likes of Microsoft's Xbox 20/20 monthly updates, Guerrilla Collective's indie game showcase, Geoff Keighley's Summer Game Fest, and even IGN's very own Summer of Gaming event. The following publishers will show games during the New Game+ Expo: Acttil, AKSYS Games, Arc System Works America, GungHo America, Idea Factory International, Inti Creates, KOEI TECMO America, Nasume Inc., NIS America, Inc., PLAYISM, Sega of America, SNK Corporation, Spike Chunsoft, Inc., and WayForward. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/04/04/how-coronavirus-is-impacting-the-games-industry"] As to what games or franchises we can expect to see, that information is currently unknown. The New Game+ Expo will stream on Twitch on June 23 at 8 a.m. PT/11 a.m. ET with trailers from the stream hitting YouTube shortly after. Other gaming events are going the digital route too such as the Game Developers Conference, which shifted to an all-digital summer event in August. Here are some ways you can help others and stay safe during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. [poilib element="accentDivider"] Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance news writer and guide maker for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @LeBlancWes.