TOKYO GAME SHOW 2017 – The Latest News
TOKYO GAME SHOW 2017
The Latest News
Martial Artists X Mecha X Yakuza X Hedgehogs!
SONY PlayStation Press conference, announcements and more!
We’re in the middle of the 2017 edition of Tokyo Game Show and during these days we’ve visited lots of booths and played with hundreds of demos!Even if Japanese games have taken a back seat to more popular western developers in recent years, we can say – without a doubt – that this year’s TGS will be marked as one of the best events for the gaming industry! We’re very happy to confirm that 2017 will be remembered as the comeback year of Japanese development, with such great titles that they have provided us – because you know, here we’re all hardcore gamers – here is to a long and exciting playing time!
HOKUTO SHINKEN – COMING SOON
PlayStation 4™ (PS4™)
What destiny awaits them in Eden? Discover it with Hokuto ga Gotoku for PlayStation 4, developed by Toshiro Nagoshi, this new adventure game melt seamlessly the luxurious gameplay mechanics of “Yakuza” series with the exciting world of “Hokuto no Ken”, the worldwide beloved manga series written by Buronson and drawn by Tetsuo Hara.Eden will open its doors on Feb. 22, 2018.The Hokuto Shinken is still invincible…Atatatatatatata…Wataaah!!!
|Hokuto ga Gotoku (PlayStation 4™, JPN)||soon|
KIWAMI 2 – PRE-ORDER
PlayStation 4™ (PS4™) – Japan + Asia versions
After the success of the first remake, during this TGS we’ve returned in the underworld of Japanese crime with Ryu ga Gotoku: Kiwami 2. The enhanced remake of the original PS2 title comes with new battle systems, new mini-games, and new scenarios. Set in the early 80s, Kazuma Kiryu will wander in Tokyo and Osaka to prevent a brutal world between the Yakuza and Geondal (the Korean mafia).
The story of Ryu ga Gotoku: Kiwami 2 has been written by Hase Seishū, the famous novelist who also wrote the first Yakuza episode. The fans will immediately love the polished and updated version of this PS2 classic, while the “shatei”, the newcomers, will be happy to live a great adventure into the dark underground of Japan’s criminal underworld, full of endless conflicts and surprise plot twists. Immerse yourself in a shadowy world where only the strongest will survive.
This is a game you can’t refuse to play…The initiation ceremony will start on Dec. 7, 2017!
|Ryu ga Gotoku Kiwami 2 (PlayStation 4™, JPN)||US$ 68.99 pre|
|Ryu ga Gotoku Kiwami 2 [Limited Edition] (PlayStation 4™, JPN)||US$ 109.99 pre|
|Ryu ga Gotoku Kiwami 2 (Chinese Subs) (PlayStation 4™, ASIA)||US$ 55.99 pre|
|Ryu ga Gotoku Kiwami 2 [Limited Edition] (Chinese Subs) (PlayStation 4™, ASIA)||soon|
SONIC FORCES – PRE-ORDER
Nintendo™ Switch (SW) / Xbox One™ (XONE™) / PlayStation 4™ (PS4™)
US, Japan, Europe, Australia + Asia versions.
If you grew up in the 90s, you were probably a fan of Mario or Sonic.
Well, this year marks the 25th Anniversary of the blue hedgehog, and to celebrate it in the best way possible SEGA has shown the new colorful title developed by the legendary Sonic Team: Sonic Forces for PS4, Switch, and Xbox One.
Once again the mischevious Doctor Eggman planned to conquer the world, but this time is helped by a mysterious being called Infinite. Using his traditional army of robots headed Shadow, Metal Sonic, Chaos, and Zavok, Eggman will face the resistance squad assembled by Sonic and his friends.
Will you help them to stop the evil plans of Eggman once for all? Run, jump, and do your part moving at Sonic speed…
Sonic Forces will arrive on November 9, 2017. It’s time to celebrate!
|Sonic Forces (Nintendo™ Switch, JPN)||US$ 53.99 pre|
|Sonic Forces (PlayStation 4™, US)||US$ 39.99 pre|
|Sonic Forces (Xbox One™, US)||US$ 39.99 pre|
|Sonic Forces (Nintendo™ Switch, US)||US$ 39.99 pre|
|Sonic Forces (Nintendo™ Switch, EUR)||US$ 59.99 pre|
|Sonic Forces (PlayStation 4™, EUR)||US$ 39.99 pre|
|Sonic Forces (Xbox One™, EUR)||US$ 39.99 pre|
|Sonic Forces (PlayStation 4™, JPN)||US$ 53.99 pre|
|Sonic Forces [Bonus Edition] (Nintendo™ Switch, US)||US$ 39.99 pre|
|Sonic Forces (Chinese Subs) (PlayStation 4™, ASIA)||US$ 42.99 pre|
|Sonic Forces (PlayStation 4™, Australia)||soon|
|Sonic Forces (Xbox One™, Australia)||soon|
|Sonic Forces (Nintendo™ Switch, Australia)||soon|
CYBER TROOPERS: VIRTUAL ON X TOARU MAJUTSU NO INDEX: TOARU MAJUTSU NO DENNOU SENKI – PRE-ORDER
PlayStation Vita (PS Vita) / PlayStation 4™ (PS4™) – Japan
Get in the Virtualoid cockpit, take your weapon, and prepare for an ultra-violent-post-modern battle, because YES, Virtual-On has returned! In Toaru Majutsu no Virtual-On, a new generation of 50-foot mechas are ready to battle hard, but this time they’ll be equipped with magical powers.
We’re not joking, indeed this new chapter is a crossover game with the light novel series “Toaru Majutsu no Index” published by Dengeki Bunko.
Use the combat systems strategically to reduce your challengers into a molten mass of twisted metal, more you’ll win and more money you’ll earn to develop and improve your machine’s parts and abilities to pilot the deadliest war machine into the heart of intense battles.
Train hard, the mission will start on Feb. 15, 2018! Don’t forget the Limited edition listed below!
|Cyber Troopers: Virtual On x Toaru Majutsu no Index: Toaru Majutsu no Dennou Senki (PlayStation 4™, JPN)||US$ 72.99 pre|
|Cyber Troopers: Virtual On x Toaru Majutsu no Index: Toaru Majutsu no Dennou Senki (PlayStation Vita, JPN)||US$ 62.99 pre|
|Cyber Troopers: Virtual On x Toaru Majutsu no Index: Toaru Majutsu no Dennou Senki [Limited Edition] (PlayStation 4™, JPN)||US$ 125.99 pre|
|Cyber Troopers: Virtual On x Toaru Majutsu no Index: Toaru Majutsu no Dennou Senki [Limited Edition] (PlayStation Vita, JPN)||US$ 105.99 pre|
SONY PLAYSTATION PRESS CONFERENCE – COMPLETE VIDEO
Always a huge talking point and an air of anticipation for this one! We have the complete video above so you can catch up on all the trailers as if you were there.
Some of the major title highlights outlined were Final Fantasy 9 for PS4 Japan, Gungrave announced for PSVR.
Zone of the Enders PS4 remake is along the way with full PSVR and 4K support, plus updated sound design. The final title will be Anubis: Zone of the Enders – MARS coming in Spring 2018 in Japan.
Confirmed were a Shadow of the Colossus remake, Left Alive, Dissidia Final Fantasy NT and Dragon’s Crown Pro. confirmed for PS4 in Jan 2018.
A new virtual reality experience called Japan Studio VR Music Festival was revealed. Even Call of Duty: WW2 appeared with a Japanese dubbed trailer and a host of PSVR titles.
Monster Hunter World with it’s amazing ‘Monster’ stand was a big crowd pleaser with the gameplay and release date announced – 26 Jan 2018. If you want to learn more on this title and pre-order, Play-Asia.com has covered the news on this title so please click HERE.
SHADOW OF THE COLOSSUS – PRE-ORDER
PlayStation 4™ (PS4™) – US, Europe versions.
Shadow of the Colossus is a majestic journey through ancient lands to seek out and destroy gigantic mythical beasts. With your trusty horse at your side, explore the spacious lands and unearth each Colossi. Armed with your wits, a sword and a bow, use cunning and strategy to topple each behemoth. From the original developers of the critically acclaimed ICO™, comes a masterpiece of an adventure.
|Shadow of the Colossus (PlayStation 4™, US)||US$ 59.99 pre|
|Shadow of the Colossus (PlayStation 4™, EUR)||US$ 59.99 pre|
DRAGONS CROWN PRO – PRE-ORDER
PlayStation 4™ (PS4™) – Japan version – Exp. to ship 25 Jan 2018
Dragon’s Crown Pro has limited information at the moment. What we do know is that it will feature 4K resolution support with the entire soundtrack newly recorded by a live orchestra. Cross-play with the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita versions (as well as save data importing), and both English and Japanese voices. Also, there is a ‘Royal Package’ edition as seen below which contains the PS4 game, Orchestra Album (3 CD’s), Orchestra Album special booklet and DLC set: Digital Art Collection.
|Dragon’s Crown Pro (PlayStation 4™, JPN)||US$ 72.99 pre|
|Dragon’s Crown Pro [Royal Package] (PlayStation 4™, JPN)||US$ 125.99 pre|
LEFT ALIVE – COMING SOON
PlayStation 4™ (PS4™) – US, Japan versions
Square Enix teased a trailer for LEFT ALIVE – Not much is known regarding this futuristic setting, survival action shooter, so we will update you when we learn more…
|Left Alive (PlayStation 4™, JPN)||soon|
|Left Alive (PlayStation 4™, US)||soon|
Not bad uh!? This is only a little selection of the titles present at the TGS, if you need more games don’t forget to read all our previous Tokyo Game Show 2017 news here. Click the images below to catch up and join us Monday for the complete round up of the show!! さよなら Sayonara!