It looks as though Bandai Namco will be joining its peers with its very own digital showcase. The publisher has registered a new trademark for something called Bandai Namco Next, which is almost certainly going to be a live broadcast in which the company delivers news on upcoming releases.
Akin to something like a State of Play or Ubisoft Forward, we anticipate this is Bamco's own show through which it'll provide updates on its own IP. Perhaps what's most exciting about this is that, right now, the rumour mill is whirring about Elden Ring, FromSoftware's next action RPG. Currently, the internet is abuzz about a leaked gameplay trailer. Could it be that the game will make its long-awaited return during Bandai Namco Next?
At the time of writing, this is all unconfirmed, but with all this hubbub, it seems fairly certain that we'll be hearing official word soon enough. Obviously, if this does turn out to be a livestream of some sort, plenty of other games could make an appearance, but Elden Ring is long overdue an update.
What do you think? Will be all be tuning into Bandai Namco Next in the near future, or is it something else entirely? Tell us in the comments section below.