Traditionally, the gaming industry is busy during June or July because of E3. Since the physical trade event was canceled because of the current global health crisis, some companies are still conducting their own events. The latest to announce a digital event is the Japanese game developer and publisher Bandai Namco, which plans to hold the Play Anime Live on Jul 22.
Play Anime Live Digital Event Details
In a press release, Bandai Namco details that its Play Anime Live digital event will start at 4 PM PT on July 22, 2020. It will be available on the internet in various locations around the world. Aside from the game publisher's official YouTube channel, the digital event will be accessible on Twitch channels and Facebook Live.
The primary focus of the Play Anime Live digital event is not only news but also premiere announcements. The Japanese game publisher will also feature various events like the Q&A portion, which would be hosted by various developers in the industry. Bandai says fans can participate in the event and could get giveaways and more.
On its press release, Bandai Namco explains that the Play Anime Live is a digital event where gaming and anime fans can get the freshest news of their favorite line up of PC, gaming console, and mobile anime titles. Unfortunately, it does not say how long the event would be.
Bandai Namco is one of the biggest names in anime and gaming. At present, it is one of the major holders of anime licenses and publishes a plethora of anime-styled games. The press release also mentions anime-based titles.
It is worth noting that the term anime-inspired could mean that the Play Anime Live digital event could include games that are not based on the actual anime licenses. Earlier, the industry learned that the title "Tales of Arise" was pushed back. While the event could be the platform for the game's release announcement, there is a chance that fans could learn new information about other games.
Bandai might share more information about "Scarlet Nexus" along with a new trailer in the upcoming event. The Japanese game developer is the publisher of "Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot," so fans might want to stay tuned at the event for a possible announcement of DLC and other interesting information about the game. While it is true that the coronavirus has affected the gaming industry in terms of physical trade events and release schedules, companies like Bandai Namco continue to push on and try to adapt to the new normal.