E3 2010 sporting over 120 exhibitors

ESA releases preliminary roster for annual game-centric trade show; Koei, NCsoft, SouthPeak, Crave, High Voltage among noteworthy absences.

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Last year, the Entertainment Software Association's list of preliminary exhibitors raised some eyebrows, as it saw a return to the fold for the previous year's prodigal publishers Activision and LucasArts. The ESA today released its preliminary list of more than 120 Electronic Entertainment Expo exhibitors, which offered few surprises.

Come June, this wing of the LACC will be decked out in massive gaming ads.

Activision and LucasArts will be returning to the Los Angeles Convention Center to showcase their wares, as will industry stalwarts like Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft, and Electronic Arts. This year's show will also see some newcomers--the Gaikai and OnLive streaming game services are on the exhibitor roster--but the most noteworthy aspect of the attendee list is who isn't yet on it.

Although E3 is the ESA's premier event every year, six of the trade group's 26 member companies have apparently opted not to participate. Those ESA members currently absent from the attendee list include Koei (Dynasty Warriors), SouthPeak Interactive (Roogoo, TNA Impact), Xseed (Wild Arms 5, Half-Minute Hero), Playlogic (Obscure - The Aftermath), Crave (Williams Pinball Hall of Fame), and Her Interactive (Nancy Drew Adventure).

Two notable E3 exhibitors from previous years are also missing from the list. High Voltage Software had a substantial booth at last year's show to promote its Wii first-person shooter The Conduit, but it will apparently pursue a different approach for its upcoming title The Grinder. (High Voltage's other in-development game, Tournament of Legends, is set for release from Sega before E3.) Finally, NCsoft is apparently staying away from E3 once again. The Korean publisher of massively multiplayer online games and former ESA member has had a turbulent relationship with the show as far back as the 2005 incarnation of the trade show.

E3 is set to take place in Los Angeles June 15-17. The current list of confirmed exhibitors follows below. For more on the show, check out the official E3 Web site.

505 Games
Activision
A.L.S. Industries/R.D.S. Industries
Atlus U.S.A, Inc.
Atomic-Accessories
Autodesk, Inc.
Azuradisc Inc.
BDA
Bethesda Softworks
Bigben Interactive
Bigpoint.com
Blitz Games Studios
BradyGames
Capcom Entertainment Inc.
Children's Miracle Network
City Interactive
Creative Distribution Ltd.
Creative Mind Interactive Inc.
CTA Digital, Inc.
DDR Game
Deuce Entertainment, LLC
Digiwinner
Disney Interactive Studios
dreamGEAR
dtp entertainment
DXT Inc.
Dynaflex International
Electronic Arts, Inc.
Epic Games
Exspect
EZ Games Distribution, Inc.
ForceTek
Gaikai
Game Informer
Game Outlet Europe
Game Source Inc.
Gamepark Holdings Co., Ltd.
Gamer Grub
GameSpot
GameStreamer
Gameworld Distributors
Gamtec Technology Development Co., Ltd
Gazillion Entertainment
Grace Marketing Company
Griffin Marketing & Promotions
Havok
Hollywood Archives Collectibles
Hori (U.S.A.), Inc
iBeta Quality Assurance
IGN.com
InComm
Infernal Engine
Innex, Inc.
Inspired Instruments, Inc.
Intergi Entertainment
Iode, Inc.
Iron Will Innovations Inc.
JFJ Disc Repair
K2 Network/GamersFirst
Konami
Logic3
Lion Works
LucasArts
Majesco Entertainment
Marjacq Man
Mastermedia
Microsoft
MTV Games
MusicSkins LLC
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
Natsume, Inc.
nDreams Ltd.
Nintendo of America, Inc.
Nordic Game Resources AB
Novint Technologies Inc.
North Side Inc.
NVIDIA
Nyko Technologies
O-Games
OnLive, Inc.
Paradox Interactive
Parature
Parrot
Pega HK Limited
Penguin United
Perfect World Entertainment Inc.
Performance Designed Products LLC
Playseat
Power Play
Prima Games
Proximo Games
Razer
Realview Innovations, Ltd.
Rebellion
Royal Electronics Inc.
RTI Disc Repair
Sakar International
Scanavo North America Ltd.
Sega of America, Inc.
Shanghai Hongli Technology Co. Ltd.
Slang
Sony Computer Entertainment America
Sony DADC
Sony Online Entertainment
Square Enix, Inc.
SureDisc Disc Repair Service
Take-Two Interactive
Taiwan Pavilion
Tecmo Koei America Corp.
TERA
The Get-Well Gamers Foundation
The Video Game Club
THQ
Trion World Network
TRITTON Technologies Inc.
Turtle Beach
U-Way Corporation
U.S. Games Distribution
Ubifrance
Ubisoft Entertainment
Univenture, Inc.
Video Game Advantage
Video Game Voters Network
VMC Game Labs
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
WCN
X-Games Inc.
Zeroplus Technology Co., Ltd.
Zoo Games Inc.

Discussion

64 comments
Lexaeus775
Lexaeus775

when do they put up the schedule for the live feeds? dont wanna miss out on that

finny09
finny09

will the full show be on gamespot

cdodo
cdodo

oh wow great line up this year! can hardly wait! starwars the old republic crysis 2 warhammer 40k mmog Natal + Ps3's lolipop half life ep. 3 new Zelda game gears of war 3 and im sure i forgot at least 1 game on my list. i was really hoping that some Mass Effect 3 would get shown but Bioware isn't on teh list yet... maybe it would be under EA...?

Cloud-Zehro
Cloud-Zehro

I'm excited, fingers crossed on some Epic titles! Just saw Box art for Half Life: Episode 3, fingers crossed on that as well.

tmaclabi
tmaclabi

Wow! I can't say anything.

RonTorque
RonTorque

Huge list of titan companies and websites.It's gonna be more than big this year.

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

Ohh, Epic games, the final chapter of Gears perhaps? and hope Ubi have info on the final chapter of AC or the next 'GR' or even BGaE2?

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

I among others thought last years E3 was exellent on the whole, i am therefore very exited to see what is 'pulled out of the hat' at the 2010 show. Judging from the already impressive lineup of dev's theres going to be lots of suprises. Cant Wait

wiidsduelpack
wiidsduelpack

Last year E3 was very good. Only saw the main ones and it was just awesome. Yes, I saw Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft. All had their good stuff. / This year will be better because of intense competion from all companies.

dark_rage864
dark_rage864

oh and forgot a Resident Evil 2 remake (by not using the same engine as the new RE games cause it would ruin it) Hopefully Capcom will stick with the old RE tradition gameplay.

dark_rage864
dark_rage864

i want an announcement for these games - Timesplitters 4 Shemnue 3 Dungeon Keeper 3 (if EA or Lionhead continues the franchise) Theme Hospital Remake (like DK3, still possible though) Condemned 3 Half Life 3 (come on! this needs to be announced as it takes so many years to make).. and more

enoslives7
enoslives7

I wonder if they're gonna invite the tens of thousands of game programmers that have been laid off???

samnov
samnov

@tony382 Yea me to. And a new sandbox title would be nice.

_Matt_
_Matt_

@tony382 Thats exactly what I am wanting too. Elder scrolls V to be announced: preferably single player only

Clutch22
Clutch22

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tony382
tony382

I'm just hoping Bethesda announces TES: V. That's all I want.

HBC14
HBC14

I want to see which new games will be announced in next E3.

LynQ
LynQ

@blackfray why would that effect there fans. E3 is not open to the public like blizzcon is

keizar
keizar

@Blackfray Blizzard doesnt need E3 since...i dont know....since the 1st Blizzcon...Why would they waste time and (maybe) money to go to E3, since they have their own Convention LATER this year, when they will announce some new sh*t around WoW, D3, SC2 and the rumored new GAME they are doing. Why have 2 maximum hours of show time at E3, when they can have all 2-3 days showing off EVERYTHING that is Blizzard :D

blackfray
blackfray

Blizzard not again?!... well looks like they rely too much on their Blizzcon ; i hope not too much that it effects their fans!

Blitzman
Blitzman

Once again, I sure wish they would extend the trade show to the public for two days (like June 18-19) and charge a premium to enter. Could even run some crazy contests for tickets. They would make money, and the hype would sell them out. I would pay top dollar to go.

force_user1975
force_user1975

Star Wars Battlefront 3, Gears of War 3, maybe some other Microsoft surprises? That's what I'm hoping for....Looks like a good lineup though.

get_bangd
get_bangd

omg this a great line up for E3 cool beans lol. looking forward to it.

doubledareus
doubledareus

As long as everyone there ups the ante this year from last year, we all should be in great shape for this years E3! Just hopin' Ninty doesn't ruin it by not showing a playable version of Zelda for Wii! They already shot themselves in the foot with Wii Music...hope they don't do it again!

ziv_ew
ziv_ew

bummer insomniac isnt there :(

snipergimp
snipergimp

ummm.. Good eye, where is valve I wonder... Skipping E3 to polish HL2: Ep3 perhaps :D

brian_13un
brian_13un

Looking forward to this years E3

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

Impressive list of devs, good to see E3 regaining its reputation, but oh, whats this? NO VALVE!!!

OJ_the_LION
OJ_the_LION

Blizzcon has been produced at a loss for a bit now, but they justify it as worth it for the hype and publicity it generates, not to mention it's good fan service. Koei was the only one of the no-showsI even vaguely cared about, but as mentioned earlier they are actually attending as Tecmo Koei. I'm hoping for a few things, hopefully some decent games from Square Enix and Capcom especially (I'll be peeved if there are any console exclusives from these guys though). GTA5 Vice City maybe? Well, one can hope.

IIHitandRunII
IIHitandRunII

Please Gears of War 3! but i rlly hope that they fix the matchmaking system this time. It took 15 minutes just to get into a match that ended in 10 minutes -.- lets wait and see :)

FaintRain
FaintRain

i'm excited to see what square and atlus have to show hopefully FFVSXIII,KHIII and P5

fatooosh
fatooosh

more than 120 more than 150 games this alot of games wow i cant wait hear about dead island i want zombie games so badly kingdom heart 3 .HL 2 ep 3 halo reach gameplay and more $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

EchoEcho
EchoEcho

@JDWolfie You're on a gaming website. If you don't know what games NCsoft make, all you have to do is type their name into the search bar at the top of the page, and you'll get a full list of games they've developed and published. :P And no, they aren't responsible for Tony Hawk anything.

Kitty_Fields
Kitty_Fields

I hope Xseed jumps on the bandwagon. Always looking forward to what they'll be bringing us next.

Kleeyook
Kleeyook

This year's E3 is gonna be even more epic than last year's! :D

payne6705
payne6705

omg E3 talk already!! idk if this is awesome or just rushed idk but I hope E3 is going to be great

metalkid9
metalkid9

I have a feeling this year is gonna be over-loaded with games. It's gonna be insane!

NAWAF005
NAWAF005

final fantasy verses i hope.

Fz1994
Fz1994

cant wait DMC 5 hopefully and other cool stuff

soulless4now
soulless4now

I hope SE announced a new Kingdom Hearts console game this year.

DEATH775
DEATH775

This is great, can't wait for this years E3, (fingers crossed) Devil May Cry 5 and Crysis 2

jedikevin2
jedikevin2

Is this gonna be televised on G4tv again or has it moved to another station?

nemesi609
nemesi609

sounds like the missing publishers arent too important. all the big names are accounted for, sounds like a good time.

JDWolfie
JDWolfie

NCsoft? Don't they make those now horrible Tony Hawk games? Not much of a big loss. And Southpeak Interactive? Only missing out on Two Worlds 2? @Windblade91: Blizzard actually lost money at last year's Blizzcon believe it or not. I'm not sure if there is really going to be any more at the rate they're going.