Tokyo Game Show 2021 is just around the corner, slated for September 30, so you can expect a lot of publishers, game developers, and fans to descend on the Japanese capital. Of course, the show is focused almost exclusively on the Japanese and Asian gaming markets but the truth is that there are plenty of to see and do if you choose to attend.
There will be a huge array of companies in attendance, including Xbox, Ubisoft, Capcom, Konami, Bandai Namco, and many other titles. If you enjoy esports and competitive titles such as the ones cherished by the fighting gaming community, then you are in luck, because Tokyo Game Show 2021 promises to be something special.
What Is the Tokyo Game Show 2021 and Why Is It Important?
The Tokyo Game Show 2021 is one of the most important pow-wows in the Asian gaming market as it introduces local fans to overseas companies and once again puts forward the amazing products developers have been developing over the past years.
More importantly, though, the show allows fans worldwide to connect with Japanese gaming culture. Similarly, overseas companies can come and get a read of one of the biggest gaming markets in the world. With this in mind, the five days of the Tokyo Game Show 2021 are packed with a lot of fun events and many things to do, see and do!
What’s the Tokyo Game Show 2021 Schedule Like?
Each day has a special program. The show starts on Wednesday, September 29, and runs all through Sunday, October 3. You will discover plenty of fantastic panels, which we recommend visiting the official website so that you are fully caught up on what to expect. The official program is listed down to the last detail and you will truly have plenty to do, see, and try. Even if you are not able to travel to Japan, however, there is nothing to worry about, as there are easier ways to enjoy the Tokyo Game Show 2021 than actually being there in person. The entire show will be naturally streamed online and you will be able to tune in and see the panels that you want to see. It’s possible that some may not be available in English, though, but generally, there are plenty of fun ones to check out! There will be various options for you to enjoy, including panels and presentations by:
- Tencent Games
- Japan Game Awards 2021
- Gran Saga
But this is hardly everything! The expo is packed with many amazing things to see and do. However, if there is one thing that fans are somewhat down about is the absence of Nintendo from this year’s edition of the event. While Nintendo has attended all iterations before, it will be skipping 2021. Pokémon Unite fans are probably a little disappointed, as the game shapes up to be a fantastic esports title in Japan and beyond. In fact, some bookmakers are already featuring Pokémon Unite as a potential title you can bet on. Even without Tokyo, though, there is plenty we already known about the game and Nintendo has been generous with the promotions and informational updates.
Where to Watch Tokyo Game Show 2021
Due to the global interest in the show, it’s safe to assume that you will be able to access it from anywhere in the world. However, you ought to keep the time zone in mind and that is the fact that the time zones will vary and this means we will get to see it at different hours. However, you will have no trouble quickly checking in with the date in your time zone if you simply visit the official YouTube and Twitch streaming channels of the expo. It really takes just a few quick clicks to get connected and navigate to the channels. If you are not that much of a hardcore fan, we recommend dropping by YouTube a bit later or just note down the events that you truly want to see.
The previous edition of the Tokyo Game Show was a true blast and we have zero doubt that this is going to be just as fulfilling. For the esports fans among you, you will definitely have many great things to see. Japan is home to one of the most competitive genres of video games, and that is fighting games. If you want to try your hand at excellent gaming titles, try out the Tokyo Game Show this year!