2022 marks a new year without E3, and the random series of events and live streams planned to replace it are nothing short of chaotic. Yes, that means another summer with more game showcases that anyone could watch. The big shows of the summer, like Summer game party and the Xbox Bethesda Games Showcase, can get the best and biggest AAA revelations. However, they are far from the only events happening this year. If you’re interested in smaller, more original games or just a break from the brilliance of the big shows, there are plenty of lesser-known events worth listening to. Here are some of the under-the-radar shows you need to check out in June.
7. Black voices in games
June 8, 1 p.m. Eastern Time (look here)
Black Voices in Gaming features games from black developers and featuring black protagonists, like the upcoming management sim Master Onsen.
Black Voices in Gaming is the only showcase entirely dedicated to black game makers, now in its third year. Highlights from years past include exciting games like Master Onsen, Aerial_Knight never give inand An airport for foreigners currently run by dogs. The show is produced in collaboration with Guerrilla Collective, which has its own showcases on the calendar.
6. UploadVR Showcase
June 9, 11 a.m. EST (look here)
The Upload VR Showcase focuses on (you guessed it) the best upcoming VR games available on all platforms. According to organizers, this year’s show will have “probably the most new games revealed” in the event’s history. Like the recent State of play centered on the PSVR proven, there are plenty of great VR games on the way, so expect a good mix of high-profile news and reveals from smaller developers.
5. Developer Day: Summer Game Fest Edition
June 9, after the Summer Game Fest, approx. 4 p.m. Eastern Time (look here)
Day of the Devs: Summer Game Fest Edition immediately follows the biggest show of the year. While Summer Game Fest itself is largely about games from the biggest publishers in the industry, Day of the Devs focuses on smaller indie projects. Hosted by Double fineFrom charismatic founder Tim Schafer, Day of the Devs is a must-watch show for indie fans.
4. Delegate the digital marketing countdown to marketing
June 9, 6 p.m. Eastern Time (look here)
At least Devolver Digital events, focused on the publisher’s upcoming catalog, tend to be the most surprising of the year. Filled with pre-recorded tracks and based on bizarre meta vanities, these are as much comedy shows as game reveals. This year, the showcase is hosted by more heroes Suda51 developer into a giant robot, so do what you want with it.
3. Guerrilla Collective
June 11, 11 a.m. EST & June 13, 4 p.m. EST (look here)
Guerrilla Collective is hosting two shows this summer, with events on June 11 and 13. Both showcases feature brand new games and news on previously announced titles. It’s a great place to hear about intriguing games that big shows tend to overlook.
2. Direct Sound Games
June 11, 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time (look here)
Born from a Twitter community, Whole Games Direct is dedicated to spotlighting games with warm and hopeful themes. This includes relaxing and light games like Unboxing, Ooblets, and Cat cafe manager, but there is also room for action. This is probably the best show to listen to for games to help you relax or fill your need for something As animal crossing.
1. Capcom Showcase
June 13, 6 p.m. Eastern Time (look here)
Capcom has already announced some amazing games this summer. Learn more about them in its Editors Showcase.
Capcom is a major publisher likely to show up at the biggest events of the year, but it also has its own showcase. This year, Capcom says it’s offering updates on previously announced titles. This means that we will probably have news about the recently announced Resident Evil 4 remake, Resident Evil Villagenext VR update, Monster Hunter Rise: Dawn of the Sunand more Street Fighter 6. Don’t get your hopes up, but there’s a chance we might see new games too, like the long-rumored the dogma of the dragon after (pretty please, Capcom).
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