Katsuhiro Harada appears to be understandably upset that Bandai Namco's E3 plans leaked online early

Looks likely we won't be seeing any new fighting game information, however

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • June 8, 2019 at 7:51 a.m. PDT

E3 2019 won't officially be starting up its big annual press conferences until tomorrow with Microsoft, but it appears as though a multitude of new games are leaking out to the public before the event.

Katsuhiro Harada is well known within the fighting game community as Tekken's long-time producer / director, but his current new-ish role as general manager of Bandai Namco's original titles has brought with it some seeming frustration. Understandably so considering the company's E3 plans have appeared online ahead of their official announcements.

If you're looking to avoid E3 spoilers, you probably shouldn't read anything below this.

Bandai Namco themselves apparently had a live web page hosted on their servers that was accessible by the public that contained information and images regarding three brand new titles that are going to be revealed over the next few days.

Harada took to Twitter to seemingly vent his feelings about the leak which equated to 280 characters of random letters and symbols in one big string. We can't know for sure if the leaks were the reason behind the tweet, but it seems very likely given the timing.

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Potentially the biggest title found within the E3 page itself was From Software's new title in collaboration with George R.R. titled Elden Ring which is slated to come to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

Tales of Arise, the next game in the Tales franchise, was also among the leaks along with Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Remastered for PS4 and PC plus a port of the original for Nintendo Switch.

No fighting game announcements were reportedly found on these pages, so we shouldn't get our hopes up to see Janemba for Dragon Ball FighterZ or anything for Tekken / Soul Calibur at E3.

Harada has long been an outspoken member of the video game industry including some of his now famous / infamous lines of "don't ask me for ****" which took on a life of its own and even popped up in Tekken 7 with Negan's full reveal.

It's not all doom and gloom for the Bandai Namco boss man, however, as he's since posted some more tweets about getting to play pinball and 1943 at an arcade in Los Angeles, California. Plus, he also ran into Capcom's Yoshinori Ono at the airport.


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E3 2019 is sure to have a number of surprises still up its sleeve between all of the conferences and announcements, and we do hope that Harada can find some enjoyment in the excitement from fans for his new games' announcements even if they leaked a little early.

If you're interested in learning more about the leaked games, you can check out Gematsu's breakdown of the information.

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