The earthquake that devestated Japan has caused more than its fair share of issues in the gaming industry. Some games have been delayed, and in one case canceled. A couple of smaller events have been canceled as well. But what about the juggernaut that is the Tokyo Game Show? It’s still on, but it may be downsized this year.
Kotaku Japan contacted the management group of Tokyo Game Show. According to Kotaku’s translation, they said “Currently, we are not thinking of canceling or making the show smaller. Depending on the situation from here on out, it is possible that the show is reduced.”
Kotaku also points out that, for economic reasons, some developers and publishers may not attend. And the more concerning note, the question of if the Makuhari Messe, the building at which the event takes place, has taken any structural damage.
Over the years, Tokyo Game Show hasn’t exactly been the big event it used to be, but still some juicy tidbits come out of it. Hopefully the earthquake won’t have too big of an impact.
You ready for September? I’m ready for September! While it may be seven months away, the CESA has officially announced that Tokyo Game Show will be taking place September 15th through the 18th.
Over the last few years, both developers and the press have been calling out the show, saying that its reflective of state of the Japanese video game market. And while its still a ways out, hopefully we can hope for some great titles and media from the show this year.
The next real upcoming event is the Game Developers Confrence, which will take place February 28th through March 4th. While we’re bound to see some new stuff there, GDC generally focuses more on development rather than try to be a big media show. Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony are going to have at least some sort of presence there, plus tons of other publishers, developers, and designers.
So, look forward to that soon in the coming weeks.
If you recall around the time of the Tokyo Game Show, some footage was leaked of Final Fantasy Versus XIII and Final Fantasy Agito XIII. Now, Square-Enix has finally got around to officially releasing the footage.
Both trailers start with pre-rendered scenes, but after a little bit of gameplay is shown for each title. While it isn’t impossible, it sounds like we won’t be hearing anything big until January 11th about the two titles. In the meantime, Final Fantasy fans might want to check out Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light, which was released on DS earlier this week.
You can check out the footage after the jump.
Continue reading Final Fantasy XIII Agito and Versus Direct-Feed TGS Footage
I had another trailer dump for today, but this was all that was really on there. And when a title is late to the show, it gets its very own dedicated post! Yay!
I don’t think Namco Bandai’s Knights Contract is on anyone’s radar. And based off its look, it looks pretty generic. But I think its worth checking out the trailer if you are into hack and slash style games.
Knights Contract is scheduled for a North American and European release in Spring 2011, so we still have a good while till we can get our hands on the title. In the mean time, check out the trailer after the jump.
Continue reading Knights Contract TGS 2010 Trailer
Yay! Another day of trailers. Here we have more videos of Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Yakuza: of the End. Outside of the Tokyo Game Show, there was a new Medal of Honor trailer along with a Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2 trailer.
Also, Idol M@ster has boy bands now! Now they just need a create a character Idol M@ster so I can make Local and lead him to stardom. Dance Dance Dance.
Fun stuff. Hit the jump.
Continue reading Tokyo Game Show 2010 Trailer Dump Day 4
In a surprising move, Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada revealed Tekken Tag Tournament Two, the sequel to Tekken Tag Tournament (obviously) released in 1999. The game will be releasing in arcades in Summer 2011 in Japan, with the XBLA and PS3 versions to follow. We don’t know too much about the game yet as it was just announced, but we did get a trailer as well as a couple screenshots.
Check out all that TTT 2 goodness after the jump.
Continue reading Tekken Tag Tournament Two Announced at TGS
Gotta love that Tokyo Game Show. We got some new screenshots of Sega’s newest “hardcore” Kinect title, Sonic Free Riders. Granted, the screenshots, though cool and colorful, don’t really reveal too much about the game. We may just have to wait for the game when it releases this holiday season.
You can check out the pics after the jump. Continue reading New Sonic Free Riders Screenshots Emerge
As announced at TGS, the newest entry in the Fire Pro Wrestling series will include some new features. The most interesting one is that you will control your avatar in each match. Think Wii Boxing with a twist.
Players can also play career modes, in which they can learn new moves. Using Xbox Live, players can also have online matches for both singles and tag team. The game is expected to release sometime in 2011
You can see a couple screenshots of the game after the jump. Continue reading Fire Pro Wrestling: Avatar Vs Avatar
Today’s trailer dump is where we are starting to see TGS trailers wearing thin again. A good amount of the trailers/videos aren’t even from TGS.
As for today’s dump, we have the English version of the Deus Ex: Human Revolution trailer, Disgaea 4, and Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon.
Continue reading Tokyo Game Show 2010 Trailer Dump Day 3
Yesterday’s Trailer dump was more like a pre-TGS trailer dump and actually had a lot of trailers released outside of Tokyo Game Show. Today’s dump has a lot more moon speak, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any exciting trailers to be found.
Trailers for Valkyria Chronicles 3, ICO/Shadow HD, Mega Man Universe and more can be found right after the jump.
Continue reading Tokyo Game Show 2010 Trailer Dump Day 2