Train2Game News Voting Opens For 39th Golden Joystick

Voting opens today in the 39th Golden Joystick Awards presented by GamesRadar+, the world’s largest public-voted games awards show, attracting millions of votes every year.

Players from all over the world will decide which games, developers, publishers and personalities will take home this year’s Golden Joystick Awards.
 

Fans are invited to vote in 20 categories including ‘Best Storytelling’, ‘Best Studio’, ‘Most Wanted’ and the coveted ‘Ultimate Game of the Year’.

Voting closes at 4pm PDT / 7pm EDT / 11pm GMT on Friday, November 5.
 

This year the awards are also celebrating ‘50 Years of Games’* with two special awards – ‘Ultimate Game of All Time’ and ‘Best Gaming Hardware of All Time’. These two special awards will open for voting once the main voting categories close in early November.
 

All the winners will be revealed in a virtual celebration of games on Tuesday, November 23 with an all-digital awards show across all major streaming platforms.
 

Daniel Dawkins, Content Director, Games explains more: “Last year’s Golden Joystick Awards was our first all-digital show – and our most-viewed awards ever, reaching over 12 million total views. For 2021, we’re streamlining the viewing experience by trimming the number of categories and nominees in each shortlist, allowing us to focus on key awards and the brilliant people who drive the games industry forward.
 

“Trimming the shortlists has made judging even more hotly-debated than ever, but we’re thrilled at the diversity of this year’s nominees, which reflect the importance of indie games and long-running service games during 2021 where a number of high-profile titles have faced unavoidable delays. We’re thrilled to see Wildermyth and Psychonauts 2 leading the shortlist with four nominations each, alongside huge titles such as Call of Duty: Warzone, Resident Evil Village and Ratchet and Clank.
 

“This year’s Golden Joystick Awards is really special, since we’ll be celebrating 50 Years of Games, and the launch of the world’s first commercially available coin-op, Computer Space in November 1971. You can look forward to a sweeping retrospective of the industry we love so much – including some of its most-loved games and faces – plus an evolution of our virtual-stage from last year’s show. To cap it all, we’ll be inviting people to vote for their Ultimate Game of All Time and Best Gaming Hardware of All Time – which I’m sure won’t be contentious at all.”
 

The 2021 Golden Joystick Awards public voted categories are:
 

  • Best Storytelling
  • Best Multiplayer Game
  • Best Visual Design
  • Best Game Expansion
  • Best Audio
  • Best Performer
  • Best Indie Game
  • Still Playing
  • Studio of the Year
  • Best Gaming Community
  • PC Game of the Year
  • Best Gaming Hardware
  • Mobile Game of the Year
  • PlayStation Game of the Year
  • Xbox Game of the Year
  • Nintendo Game of the Year
  • Ultimate Game of the Year
  • Most Wanted Game
  • Ultimate Game of All Time voting opens in November
  • Best Gaming Hardware of All Time voting opens in November

Two additional category winners will be selected by a panel of journalists from brands including gamesradar.com, pcgamer.com, Edge magazine, Retro Gamer, and Play, plus Future’s trusted network of freelance writers. These winners will be revealed on the night.
 

  • Breakthrough Award
  • Critics Choice Award

Voting opens today and closes at 4pm PDT / 7pm EDT / 11pm GMT on Friday, November 5.
 

For more information visit Golden Joystick Awards 2021 or follow The Golden Joysticks Awards on Twitter and Facebook   #GoldenJoysticks

Train2Game News Guildford Games Festival 2021

Following on from a stellar 2020 event that featured more than 50 local studios, we can today excitedly announce that the Guildford Games Festival will return for its 2021 showcase this December.

Watch the announcement here! https://youtu.be/jQaaXldu_Kk

The digital festival – which will be kindly supported by headline sponsor Media Molecule, as well as Microsoft, Em3, Guildford Borough Council,  Charles Russel Speechlys, Microsoft, Nordisk Games, the University of Surrey, Hello Games, Criterion, Supermassive, and Perpetual – will take place on Friday 3rd December 2021 and will be streamed on Twitch, with other platforms TBC. 

Set to take part are: Purveyors of jump scares – Selen Ceri & Emily Cook of Supermassive Games, Jonny Hopper & Mike Ducker of Glowmade- a Guildford Indie Studio who have recently partnered with Amazon Gaming, and the team at EA Criterion. Viewers can also expect more than one appearance from headline sponsors Media Molecule plus developers from many other Guildford studios and businesses.

Like previous events, the Guildford Games Festival 2021 – or #GGFest21 for short -has been devised to celebrate Guildford’s significant achievements in the games development industry, with an aim of attracting new talent to the area and encouraging young people to consider careers in tech.

This year’s festival will take place as a digital event on December 3rd, and will be preceded by a physical awards ceremony the previous evening at the The Boileroom in Guildford, supported by the good folks at Glowmade, Liquid Crimson, Renaissance PR, Stellar Entertainment, and Supermassive.

According to Lauran Carter, Head of Communications at Liquid Crimson, last year’s event was a huge success, with more than nine hours of high quality, original video content, including both industry and consumer talks and workshops.

“Last year’s Guildford Games Festival blew us away, and we were able to help generate £2.8 million of sales on Steam for local studios in a special sale,” says Lauran Carter  “Guildford is a special place in the UK games scene – it’s been home to big studios for the last 25 years – but we’re proud that the Guildford Games Festival has proved itself capable of reaching out beyond our shores and grabbing the attention of the wider worldwide industry.”

The Awards will take place at The Boileroom on the 2nd December. The Guildford Game Dev Community will be encouraged to nominate their peers and colleagues via online voting form and the Guildford Games Devcord/Discord. The evening will be supported by music from Professor Elemental and hosted by Lauran Carter. The VIP attendees can expect *quite* the quirky shindig!

The Guildford Games Awards shines a spotlight on the individuals achieving amazing things within the Guildford Game Dev community. With categories such as Creativity, Innovation, Diversity & Inclusion as well as the Guildford Hero Award, the ceremony offers an opportunity for local developers to unite and celebrate the achievements of their community.

Nominations will be encouraged from all devs in the GU postcode, and will be judged by our panel of talented industry judges, featuring a line up of esteemed Guildford Developers and Creatives. The Guildford Game Dev community are encouraged to nominate their colleagues and peers via an online form: https://guildfordgames.typeform.com/to/Fh5USIKJ

The winners of the awards will be announced on social media on the night, follow @GuGamesFest and @liquidcrimson on twitter for the winner announcements as they come in, as well as the official guildford.games for news yet to come

You can watch The Guildford Games Festival live on twitch on the 3rd December, start time TBC, and if you’re a Guildford Developer you can join the official devcord for a watch-along party!

Train2Game News World Esports Day 2021

The British Esports Association is proud to announce that it will host the second annual World Esports Day, due to take place on Saturday 23rd October 2021, and bring people together for a global celebration of esports. 

Following on from the success of last year’s activities, the event is coming back bigger and better to increase awareness of the positive impacts that esports has on society.

The campaign aims to celebrate all things competitive gaming,including the players, tournaments, streams, content, as well as other areas that help to build up the industry. 

World Esports Day is backed by the British Esports Association, as well as having further support from the Global Esports Federation, Singapore Esports Association and Twitch. 

After raising money for Special Effect in last year’s event, this year the selected charity is COVAX.

‘COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access, abbreviated as COVAX, is a worldwide initiative aimed at access to COVID-19 vaccines directed by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, and the World Health Organization.’ 

In light of the pandemic, British Esports decided it was best to support this charity in its journey to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to countries all around the world.

Funds raised will go straight to COVAX and allow more people globally to be protected amidst the current global situation. 

There are several ways to get involved with #WorldEsportsDay, whether you are an individual or organisation.

Some of the many things to do include: hosting an event, running a stream, doing an educational piece or even just promoting esports through social media. 

To give some inspiration, these are some of the activities completed last year:


RAF vs student show matches
Warzone Tournament
Fundraising Stream
Social Media Post
Merchandise Promotion


World Esports day allows for organisations to let their creativity shine through and help to celebrate all of the positive aspects of esports with people from around the globe. 

 
Download our activity deck:


British Esports has created a deck for individuals and organisations to gain more of an understanding about the day itself, as well as how they can get involved. 

This deck outlines the processes behind things like donations to give you more of an understanding about what happens in a more detailed way. 

The deck can be found here.


As well as the deck, there are also several assets and resources available to help get activities started, and for you to show your support for the campaign. 


These include:
– Social media templates
– Streaming overlays
– Donation ticker
– High-quality logos


All of the World Esports Day assets provided have the space for individuals and organisations to include their own branding, whilst showing their support for the day.


If you have any questions about the day, or how to get involved, contact us through info@worldesportsday.com, alternatively make sure to check out the World Esports Day website.


Already have a plan for an activity?

Fill out the form here to let us know what you’re doing to celebrate so we can help support.

Remember to use the hashtag #WorldEsportsDay and let us know what you are doing to celebrate.

Train2Game News EGX 2021

ReedPop is excited to announce a round-up of some of the event highlights that visitors can look forward to at EGX 2021. From familiar franchises to indie adventures and undiscovered gems, this four-day fan favourite – taking place at London’s ExCel between 7th-10th October – is a welcome return to the UK’s events calendar.


Virgin Media, the sponsor of EGX, has teamed up with Mediatonic’s Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout to exclusively host the game on the Virgin Media stand. Players can compete with friends in Fall Guys’ ‘Squads’ mode against other online teams from around the world, and the most skilled squads at EGX will be presented with exclusive Fall Guys IRL crowns and a chance of winning a PS5. 


To further challenge players, Virgin Media is recreating ‘Fall Mountain’ with a giant inflatable Gladiators’ inspired travelator experience. Those daring enough to take on this challenge will be in with a chance to win an exclusive goodie bag to take home. Visitors can also take an exclusive look at upcoming collectible Fall Guys plush and figurines.


In addition to a whole host of Consoles and PCs to play, visitors will have a chance to enjoy Esports Tournaments, Tabletop, Retro Game Zones, Cosplay, Careers advice and a huge collection of Indie Games.


Still can’t get ahold of the hugely in-demand PS5 console? Try it out at EGX, alongside the Xbox Series X/S, in our hands-on Console Corner & Over 18’s Area, where you will be able to play Deathloop on PlayStation5 and Aliens: Fireteam Elite, Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania and more on Xbox Series X.


For the most up-to-date announcements, please keep an eye on the EGX Twitter feed.


Recently announced games include…

 

  • From the creators of Left 4 Dead, thrilling frenetic co-op shooter, Back 4 Blood, will be playable at EGX ahead of its 12th October launch
  • Take out your rival assassin on repeat in newly released multiplayer shooter, Deathloop
  • IKEA & Republic of Gamers are heading to EGX, where you will be able to experience the new IKEA gaming range as well as loads of other activities across the four days of the show. Visit the EGX website for more information. 
  • Gather your party, and return to the Forgotten Realms in Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Get exclusive global first hands-on play with Conway: Disappearance at Dahlia View, the story-driven observational thriller from the creators of The Occupation and Ether One
  • Step inside the iconic Alien universe in Aliens: Fireteam Elite, the cooperative third-person survival shooter set 23 years after the original Alien movie trilogy
  • Reminisce and revisit the epic Crysis gaming series with the forthcoming Crysis Remastered Trilogy 
  • Shoot down nightmarish monsters in Hunt: Showdown, the thrilling, high-stakes PvPvE 
  • Take a deep dive into the underwater abyss in Silt
  • Explore an endless cavern of creatures, relics and resources in the mining sandbox adventure, Core Keeper
  • Have a quack at KeyWe, the cute, co-operative postal puzzler starring Jeff and Debra, two small kiwi birds

     

A sizeable chunk of the event will be devoted to EGX Rezzed, with a dedicated ‘Rezzed Zone’ for indie gaming. Independent development has always been a huge part of the EGX community. Forget the big names, this zone is all about discovering the extraordinary and shedding some well-deserved limelight on the best homegrown projects.


For the first time at EGX, the popular career fair will be rebranded to be the GamesIndustry.biz Academy and offer invaluable advice that will bring visitors close to the UK’s top studios, offering advice and networking opportunities. To check out the schedule head here.


Meanwhile, the EGX Theater will feature presentations from industry names in a purpose-built theatre. On a more intimate scale, Rezzed Sessions will bring attendees the latest news on some of the world’s most exciting pre-release games and deep dive insights into the game development process. People can start to plan their trip by looking at the schedule here.


Fans will also be able to stop by an EGX merchandise area to browse through the biggest selection of EGX and gaming merchandise the event has ever had!

Train2Game News Gamescom 2021 Nominees

Since Saturday, August 28, 3:00 PM (CEST), gamescom fans have been able to vote for their favorites in the two fan categories Best Streamer and gamescom “Most Wanted” Consumer Award.

The latter is chosen from among the nominated titles.

Votes can be cast via online survey.

Winners of these fan categories as well as further jury categories such as Best Announcement, Best Lineup, Best Trailer and the HEART OF GAMING Award will be awarded throughout the program of gamescom studio.

The same is true for the main award Best of gamescom.

Both gamescom: Opening Night Live and the gamescom studio as well as all further gamescom shows can be watched online: https://now.gamescom.global/

Nominees of gamescom award 2021: Winners of the following Platform categories will be announced during gamescom: Opening Night Live on Wednesday, August 25, starting 8:00 PM (CEST).

Best Microsoft Xbox Game – Elden Ring, Bandai Namco Entertainment – Far Cry 6, Ubisoft – Halo Infinite, Microsoft

Best Nintendo Switch Game – Just Dance 2022, Ubisoft – Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, Ubisoft

Best PC Game – Age of Empires IV, Microsoft – Elden Ring, Bandai Namco Entertainment – Syberia: The World Before, astragon Entertainment

Best Sony PlayStation Game – Elden Ring, Bandai Namco Entertainment – Tales of Arise, Bandai Namco Entertainment – The Dark Pictures: House of Ashes, Bandai Namco Entertainment

Winners of the following Genre categories will be honored in the gamescom studio on Thursday, August 26, and Friday, August 27.

Best Action Adventure Game – Elden Ring, Bandai Namco Entertainment – Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, Ubisoft – Syberia: The World Before, astragon Entertainment

Best Action Game – Far Cry 6, Ubisoft – Halo Infinite, Microsoft – Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction, Ubisoft

Best Family Game – Just Dance 2022, Ubisoft – Run Prop, Run!, PlayTogether Studio – Super Dungeon Maker, rokaplay

Best Indie Game – Dorfromantik, Toukana Interactive – Inua, Arte France – Lost in Random, Electronic Arts

Best Role Playing Game – Elden Ring, Bandai Namco Entertainment – Encased, Koch Media – Tales of Arise, Bandai Namco Entertainment

Best Simulation Game – Climber: Sky is the Limit, Art Games Studio – Farming Simulator 22, astragon Entertainment – Undisclosed Title

Best Sports Game – Climber: Sky is the Limit, Art Games Studio – FIFA 22, Electronic Arts – Riders Republic, Ubisoft

Best Strategy Game – Age of Empires IV, Microsoft – Company of Heroes 3, SEGA – Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, Ubisoft

Best Multiplayer Game – Halo Infinite, Microsoft – Riders Republic, Ubisoft – The Dark Pictures: House of Ashes, Bandai Namco Entertainment

Best Ongoing Game – Apex Legends, Electronic Arts – Black Desert Online, Pearl Abyss Corp. – Endzone – A World Apart: Prosperity, Assemble Entertainment

Most Original Game – Dice Legacy, Koch Media / DESTINYbit – Riders Republic, Ubisoft – tERRORbane, Whisper Interactive

Best Announcement – All announcements, reveals or premieres of gamescom’s partners at gamescom: Opening Night Live are eligible.

Best Lineup – All gamescom partners having submitted to gamescom award 2021 are eligible.

Best of gamescom – All category winners of the category groups Genre and Platform are eligible for the main award Best of gamescom.

Best Trailer – All trailers of gamescom’s partners shown at gamescom: Opening Night Live are eligible.

Winners of the following categories will be announced during the show “Spielesause” on Sunday, August 29.

Best Streamer – Select partner streamers and content creators are eligible in the online voting.

gamescom “Most Wanted” Consumer Award – Nominees in all Genre and Platform categories are eligible in the online voting.

HEART OF GAMING Award – Each and every gamescom highlight is eligible for this extraordinary award: not only games, add-ons, and technologies, but also people, institutions, companies, concepts, or terms.

To watch all the Gamescom shows go to https://now.gamescom.global/ and you votes can be cast on the online survey

Train2Game News 2021 Pocket Gamer Mobile Award Winners

MiHoYo’s Genshin Impact took home the biggest prize as it scooped Game of the Year at Steel Media’s fourth annual and industry-leading Pocket Gamer Mobile Games Awards, supported by Game Insight, held last week.

The ceremony saw the action role-playing title also awarded Best Audio/Visual Accomplishment, while Tencent and TiMi Studio Group secured Best Publisher and Best Developer, respectively.
Innovation of the Year went to Niantic for its ingenious reworking of augmented reality hit Pokémon Go for the 2020 lockdown, Pollen VC was voted Best Service Provider, and Supercell’s Clash Royale conquered the opposition to the Best Live Ops trophy.

As ever the event, which in this pandemic-affected year took place later than its traditional January slot and adopted a hybrid live/digital format hosted by London’s Ham Yard Hotel, aimed to shine a spotlight on the work of the top mobile games companies over the previous year.

Further highlights from the night included the Rising Star award, shared – an event first – by Jana and Sham Al Bdour of Sakura Games, Unity continuing its Best Game Engine dominance with a fourth win in as many years, and Jam City CEO Chris DeWolfe joining the ranks of Mobile Legend.

The coveted People’s Choice Award, nominated for and voted on by readers of Steel Media’s leading consumer site, PocketGamer.com, went to Tilting Point’s SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-Off.

“We believe the MGAs have a vital role to play in recognising the efforts and achievements of the entire ecosystem that makes mobile gaming the best industry in the world,” said Steel Media CEO, Chris James.

“This is doubly important considering the forced disconnects of the last 16 months and also the incredible role that the mobile games industry has paid not just in contributing to the economy and keeping people in jobs, but moreover in keeping billions of citizens feeling a little more connected and engaged.”

As the full winner breakdown below demonstrates, the 22 categories (including three new additions this year) represent firms spanning the whole industry, from the games developers and publishers to the tools companies, service providers, support agencies, investors and recruiters that all contribute towards this $90 billion sector being the largest and most pervasive in gaming.

After the lobbying and shortlisting phases – the biggest and most complex to date – which took place from March to May, the finalists were subsequently voted on throughout June by our panel of 100-plus mobile games experts from every corner of the industry.

Steel Media is hugely grateful to everyone who took the time to submit themselves, their colleagues, company, or contemporaries, as well as everyone who attended the ceremony itself during these tricky times – whether in person or digitally.

Additionally, we would like to thank main sponsor Game Insight, together with Admix, Huawei Ads, Jam City, Scopely and Tilting Point for coming on board as category sponsors – their support helped make the event a success in a particularly challenging year.

And last but by no means least, congratulations to all the finalists – it really was a hard-fought affair this year – and, of course, the heartiest of praise to the winners themselves.

More info on all things PG Mobile Games Awards at the official website:
www.mobilegamesawards.com

Train2Game News Nintendo At E3 2021

During its nearly 40-minute E3 2021 Nintendo Direct video presentation, Nintendo spotlighted a wide variety of new games coming to the Nintendo Switch system – with many launching this year!

Announcements include Metroid Dread, the first 2D Metroid game starring bounty hunter Samus Aran with a new story in 19 years; Mario Party Superstars, a new game in the Mario Party series featuring classic boards from the Nintendo 64 era and a collection of minigames from across the series; Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp, which includes the first two Advance Wars games rebuilt from the ground up; WarioWare: Get It Together!, the newest game in the frenetic and humorous WarioWare series; and Game & Watch: The Legend of Zelda, which is inspired by Game & Watch systems and features three of the earliest games in the Legend of Zelda series.

In addition, the next DLC fighter in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass Vol. 2 was revealed as Kazuya Mishima from the TEKKEN series.

The debut of a new teaser for the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild also premiered during the Nintendo Direct presentation, showing off gameplay and a new world high above the kingdom of Hyrule.

A slate of exciting games from development and publishing partners were also featured, including Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope from Ubisoft, a sequel to the hit game Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle; Shin Megami Tensei V from Atlus, the next entry in the acclaimed Shin Megami Tensei role-playing series; and three games in the Life is Strange series from SQUARE ENIX, including the latest game Life is Strange: True Colors.

“With Nintendo Switch now in its fifth year, we have a diverse software lineup from Nintendo, as well as our development and publishing partners, including new games announced in this Nintendo Direct,” said Nick Chavez, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “We hope players of all kinds – even those who have yet to play Nintendo Switch – will find games they’ll enjoy.”

To view the Nintendo Direct video in its entirety, visit https://www.nintendo.com/e3/.

Train2Game News Capcom At E3 2021

During the all-virtual E3 2021, the Capcom showcase offered fans a look at what to expect from the renowned Japanese publisher’s latest lineup.

The broadcast, hosted by Rachel “Seltzer” Quirico, shared news and updates for the upcoming games Monster Hunter Stories™ 2: Wings of Ruin and The Great Ace Attorney™ Chronicles, the recently released hits Resident Evil™ Village and Monster Hunter™ Rise, plus a look at the year ahead for esports from the Capcom Pro Tour (CPT) and Street Fighter League (SFL).
 
Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin Takes Flight
The new story trailer for Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin shed light on the fate of the famous Monster Rider Red, the origins of Razewing Ratha, and the player’s journey to unravel the Wings of Ruin prophecy. Monster Riders eager to hop in the saddle to experience the opening hours of the highly anticipated RPG can enjoy a Free Trial Version offering full save data transfer when it lands on June 25 for Nintendo Switch™ and Steam at launch. Fans interested in seeing more of the diverse and majestic monsters coming to the game could catch a glimpse of numerous fan favorites they can bond with during their travels, including Elder Dragons Kushala Daora and Teostra. Finally, the showcase offered a look at some of the free title updates coming to the game after its release on July 9, 2021, starting with the Palamute from Monster Hunter Rise.
 
Mysteries Abound in The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles
Budding defense attorneys looking to make the journey West with rookie ace attorney Ryunosuke Naruhodo got a first look at the new features and gameplay arriving with The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles. While investigating heinous crimes, Ryunosuke and his legal aid Susato Mikatoba will team up with the preeminent investigator in London: Herlock Sholmes. During these Dances of Deduction, the duo will need to work together to untangle the ace detective’s over-enthusiastic assumptions and discern the truth. In order to stave off the peril awaiting his clients, Ryunosuke must use these facts in court to convince a jury of his client’s innocence. Just as the scales of justice lean toward a guilty verdict, Ryunosuke can engage in a Summation Examination to tip the scales back in his favor. This seldom-used legal practice allows Ryunosuke to pick apart any inconsistencies in each juror’s logic, and pit the jury against itself to force the trial to continue. With 10 new cases to unravel, eight mini escapades to experience, and a wealth of bonus content to explore, ace attorneys will have a full docket when The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles arrives in court on July 27, 2021.
 
More Challenges Await in Monster Hunter Rise
The robust post-launch support for the critically acclaimed Monster Hunter Rise continues, with the next update featuring the first Capcom collaboration title: Monster Hunter Stories 2. Hunters who complete the free collaboration quest arriving June 18 will receive layered armor based on the wise Palico Tsukino for their buddies, while players who use save data from Monster Hunter Stories 2 can access the Rider layered armor based off the gear of Mahana Village Monster Riders on July 9. Additionally, new Event Quests arrive starting June 24, and offer a variety of rewards for intrepid hunters such as new armor, gestures, and stickers. Fashionistas will also gain access to a treasure trove of new looks, with new (paid and unpaid) DLC options for hunters and their buddies. Finally, fans can look forward to a number of additional collaborations with other Capcom titles throughout the second half of 2021.
 
The Road Ahead for Resident Evil
Following the successful launch of the acclaimed Resident Evil Village last month, Producer Tsuyoshi Kanda shared news on what fans can expect next as the Resident Evil 25th anniversary celebration continues. Due to the overwhelming support and feedback for the game, the team has just begun development on additional DLC for Resident Evil Village. More news will be shared at a later date.
 
Capcom Esports
Capcom Pro Tour (CPT) commentators Vicious and RobTV provided a breakdown of the upcoming competitions and an overview of the changes coming to CPT 2021, which is shaping up to be the best season yet for fans and competitors alike. These changes include updates to the rules for competitors, and details about prizing. Additionally, the next season of Street Fighter League (SFL) is on the horizon, with more details coming soon. For all the latest information and 2021 schedules, check out the official CPT and SFL pages.

The full Capcom showcase broadcast can be accessed on Capcom’s official YouTube and Twitch channels, in addition to being available within the official E3 portal and app.

Train2Game News Pokémon GO Fest 2021

Trainers, Mark your calendars—Pokémon GO Fest will return this year as a two-day global event from July 17 to July 18, 2021!

Last year’s event featured the debut of a brand-new worldwide format that saw Trainers from around the globe working together to complete challenges, unlock rewards, and defeat Team GO Rocket.

From the launch of the Global Challenge Arena to the thrilling research that led us to Victini, Pokémon GO Fest 2020 was truly an event to remember!

What does this year’s event have in store?

Well, you’ll just have to wait and see!

2021 marks both the twenty-fifth anniversary of Pokémon and the fifth anniversary of Pokémon GO, so trust us when we say you won’t want to miss Pokémon GO Fest 2021! We can’t wait to celebrate another summer together.

Stay tuned for more details!

Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change.

For the latest on in-game events and feature updates, be sure to check this help center article.

Train2Game News E3 All Virtual For 2021

It’s “Game On.” for E3, as The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) officially unveils plans for a reimagined, all-virtual E3 2021 that will engage video game fans everywhere.

With early commitments from Nintendo, Xbox, Capcom, Konami, Ubisoft, Take-Two Interactive, Warner Bros. Games, Koch Media, and more to come, E3 2021 will take place June 12 through June 15. 

Developers will be showcasing their latest news and games directly to fans around the world. The ESA will be working with media partners globally to help amplify and make this content available to everyone for free.

“For more than two decades, E3 has been the premier venue to showcase the best that the video game industry has to offer, while uniting the world through games,” said Stanley Pierre-Louis, President & CEO of the ESA. “We are evolving this year’s E3 into a more inclusive event, but will still look to excite the fans with major reveals and insider opportunities that make this event the indispensable center stage for video games.”

While maintaining E3’s longstanding position as a central destination for industry networking — where new partnerships and connections between video game publishers, developers and media are made — the digital format for E3 2021 means more people than ever can participate.

The ESA looks forward to coming back together to celebrate E3 2022 in person, in the meantime see you online this June!