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Gamescom 2021: Date, time, schedule, and everything you should need to know

Gamescom 2021 is coming soon, and in case you’ve been missing headline-grabbing declarations and fun uncovers since E3 wrapped up, the good news is there ought to be a lot of excitement waiting for you this week. Like last year, Gamescom 2021 will be an all-digital event and keeping in mind that that implies we’ll miss out on some of that conference-room hype, it additionally implies everybody will actually want to tune in.

With names like Xbox, Bethesda and EA right now reported for the show, it as of now appears as though we’ll make some sizzling news — so there’s a lot of reasons to tune in.

Here’s everything we know about Gamescom 2021 so far, including which how you can tune in.

What is Gamescom?

Like E3 2021, Gamescom is a feature for new gaming declarations including trailers, live streams, and other news. Commonly, it happens in Cologne, Germany, however, the last two events have been forced into the digital realm on account of the proceeded effects of Coronavirus.

Gamescom 2021 is set to occur more than three days, with its Opening Night Live event (hosted by Geoff Keighley) flaunting looks at 30 new and unannounced games.

When does Gamescom 2021 air in Australia?

Gamescom is technically beginning with a rogue Xbox showcase on Wednesday, August 25 at 3:00 am AEST, yet the reality show really runs from Thursday to Saturday this week.

Gamescom 2021 will “officially” start with its Opening Night Live pre-show on August 26 at 3:30 am AEST, with the main show starting at 4:00 am AEST and running for two hours.

You’ll have the option to tune in through Gamescom’s Twitch and YouTube.

The action will proceed with a two-hour post-show hosted by IGN, and afterward get again for day two on August 27 at 3:00 am AEST, with the show running until 9:00 am AEST.

The final day of Gamescom will start on August 28 and run from 3:00 am AEST to 8:00 am AEST.

Gamescom 2021: Australian Schedule

Here’s how the Gamescom 2021 schedule currently looks in Australia (AEST):

  • Xbox Stream — Wednesday, August 25 @ 3:00am AEST

DAY ONE — Thursday, August 26 (3:30am to 8:00am AEST)

  • Opening Night Live Pre-Show — Thursday, August 26 @ 3:30am AEST
  • Opening Night Live — Thursday, August 26 @ 4:00am AEST
  • Opening Night Live Aftershow — Thursday, August 26 @ 6:00am AEST

DAY TWO — Friday, August 27 (3:00am to 9:00am AEST)

  • Dying 2 Know Gamescom Edition — Friday, August 27 @ 4:00am AEST
  • Awesome Indies — Friday, August 27 @ 4:30am AEST
  • Future Games Show — Friday, August 27 @ 6:00am AEST

DAY THREE — Saturday, August 28 (3:00am to 8:00am AEST)

  • Gamescom Studio — Saturday, August 28 @ 4:00am AEST
  • Gamescom Wrap-up Show — Saturday, August 28 @ 7:30am AEST

While the line-up will be stacked throughout the day, these are the significant panels from each day of Gamescom 2021, and every one of the shows you ought to consider tuning in for.

What games are being announced at Gamescom 2021?

So far we haven’t had any significant releases or declarations in front of Gamescom, so we could be seeing anything at the show. We do realize Saints Row will show up and soon-to-be-released games will likewise be flaunted, yet coordinators have been extremely tight-lipped so far.

The hype reel for the show affirmed the following already-announced titles will show up this week:

  • Far Cry 6
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
  • Death Stranding Director’s Cut
  • Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania
  • The Artful Escape
  • Riders Republic
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge
  • Back 4 Blood
  • Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles
  • A new Saints Row game

We likewise realize Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania will get a surprise guest character during the event — however outside of that, it’s every one of them a big mystery. Even more, the reason to tune in!

You can find all the Gamescom 2021 action from Wednesday, August 25, 2021.

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