Here’s the Schedule for IGN’s Summer of Gaming Festival

IGN is hosting the Summer of Gaming Festival next month to offer a chance for developers to show off world premieres and announce new titles after the cancellation of E3. This event is being held digitally on YouTube, Twitch, and more for absolutely free, and we’ll get the latest on Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time, Mafia: Definitive Edition, Cyberpunk 2077, and much more. Of course, IGN will also be hosting IGN Expo which will be a publisher and developer showcase and interviews with gaming icons like David Hayter, the original voice of Solid Snake.

In addition to getting us the latest big gaming news, IGN is using the time to raise money for the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. They have two ways they’re going to do this. First, they’ll be hosting the Speedrunner Countdown Challenge at the start of every day.

This will be a chance for the world’s greatest speedrunners to try to break world records. Second, Animal Crossing: Celebrity Island Tours will show off the Animal Crossing: New Horizons islands of celebrities like Felicia Day, Matthew Mercer, Jessica Chobot, and more. Celebrity Island Tours will be a day-long live stream on Twitch (with VOD available later on YouTube) hosted by Gary Whitta (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story).

You can find the full schedule for Summer of Gaming over on the official website, but here are some of the highlights to look forward to.

June 4

June 5

  • IGN Expo Day 1

    • *Unannounced Game (Funcom / The Outsiders) – Exclusive Unannounced Gameplay Reveal with The Outsiders’ David Goldfarb

    • Mortal Shell (Cold Symmetry) – Exclusive Gameplay World Premiere

    • Observer: System Redux (Bloober Team) – Exclusive Next-Gen Deep Dive

    • Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time (Soleil Games) – Exclusive Gameplay First Look

June 8

  • IGN Expo Day 2

    • Unannounced Classic Revival (Merge Games) – Exclusive Game Reveal

    • Unannounced Game (Fabraz) – Exclusive Game Reveal

    • Wasteland 3 (Deep Silver) – World Exclusive Trailer

    • Second Extinction (Systemic Reaction) – Gameplay World Premiere

    • Borderlands 3 (Gearbox) – Exclusive Bounty of Blood DLC Preview w/ Gearbox Creative Director Matt Cox

    • Special Icons Interview: David Hayter, the original voice of Solid Snake, discusses Metal Gear

June 9

  • IGN Expo Day 3

    • New World (Amazon) – Exclusive War PvP Gameplay, Developer Interview

    • Everspace 2 (ROCKFISH Games) – Exclusive Alpha Gameplay Reveal Trailer

    • Total War: Troy (Creative Assembly) – Exclusive Gameplay Interview

    • Special Icons Interview: Brian Fargo discusses the founding of Blizzard, and why RPG fans should be looking forward to Wasteland 3

June 11

  • CD Projekt RED Livestream (with IGN pre- and post-shows)

  • EA Play LIVE (with IGN pre- and post-shows)

  • Humankind (Amplitude Studios) – Exclusive Gameplay Interview

June 12

June 15

  • Corepunk (Artificial Core) – Exclusive Gameplay and Interview

  • Destroy All Humans! (THQ Nordic) – Gameplay and Interview

  • Mafia: Definitive Edition (Hangar 13) – Worldwide Gameplay Debut w/ Hangar 13 President and CCO Haden Blackman

  • Scarlet Nexus (Bandai Namco) – Exclusive Trailer and Interview with Game Director Kenji Anabuki

  • *SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom (THQ Nordic) – Rehydrated Exclusive Early Access Livestream

  • *SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom (THQ Nordic) – Rehydrated Exclusive Gameplay Interview

June 18

  • Torchlight III (Perfect World Entertainment) – Gameplay and Interview with Series Creator Max Schaefer

  • Special Icons Interview: Chris Avellone, writer of Fallout New Vegas and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, discusses the magic ingredients in a great RPG

  • Special Icons Interview: John Romero, creator of Doom, and game designer Brenda Romero, discuss RPGs and shooters in 2020

June 24

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