It was a big show this year and there was a lot to follow. Luckily for those of you that weren’t around most of the time, we’ve gone ahead and rounded everything up from game announcements to media and so on.
- Asura’s Wrath (Capcom, PS3/360) – in development at Naruto developer CyberConnect 2, Asura’s Wrath is an new intellectual property. It’s a sci-fi action game set to “redefine” the genre. It has players in the shoes of Asura, who’s been betrayed by his fellow gods and is now out for revenge.
- Codename D (Grasshopper Manufacturer, Kinect) – Suda 51’s Kinect game. We don’t know much about it, at the moment, although he promises it to be a core action game. It’s due out in 2011.
- Dead Rising 2: CASE WEST (Capcom, 360) – an Xbox 360-exclusive, CASE WEST is the aftermath of Dead Rising 2, where we find Dead Rising 2 protagonist Chuck Greene and Dead Rising 1 protagonist Frank West working side-by-side. Details are currently scarce on story, unfortunately.
- DmC Devil May Cry (Capcom, PS3/360) – a reboot of the Devil May Cry franchise, DmC is in development at Enslaved developer Ninja Theory. The game stars a younger, redesigned Dante who looks to be fighting in a more modern world. The developers promise the series’ signature gameplay along with some new additions.
- Dynasty Warriors 7 (Tecmo Koei, PS3) – as a part of the franchise’s 10th anniversary, Tecmo Koei announced Dynasty Warriors 7 as a PlayStation 3 exclusive title. No gameplay or other details were shared on the game during the show.
- Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon (D3Publisher, PS3/360) – the sequel to Xbox 360’s Earth Defense Force 2017 was announced at the Toyko Game Show for PS3 and Xbox 360. It promises online co-op, a horde mode, and plenty more to be excited for.
- Fire Pro-Wrestling – (Spike, XBLA) – as one of its new Japanese partners, Microsoft announced that Spike is developing the next Fire Pro-Wrestling exclusively for Xbox LIVE Arcade. It’ll use Xbox 360 Avatars rather than actual wrestlers.
- Haunt (NanaOn-Sha, Kinect) – from the creators of PaRappa The Rappa, the Kinect title sounds to be a funny take on a horror game. In the trailer shown, a cartoon monster attacked the player. It’s out exclusively for Kinect in 2011.
- Ico and Shadow of the Colossus: The Collection (SCE, PS3) – a new collection for PlayStation 3, this double-pack brings Ico and Shadow of the Colossus to life in glorious high-definition, including trophies for each game, and 3D compatibility. It’s sure to hold us off while we wait for The Last Guardian.
- Ninja Gaiden III (Tecmo Koei, N/A) – with little details to share, Tecmo Koei announced the next iteration of Ninja Gaiden at the show. While no details, including platform, are set to arrive until 2011, they did share a single piece of artwork for the game.
- Phantasy Star Online 2 (Sega, PC) – unfortunately, one of Tokyo Game Show’s largest gems wasn’t announced for consoles. We’re hoping it still makes its way to our TV screens, though.
- Project Dark (Namco Bandai, PS3/360) – in development by the team who created Demon’s Souls, Project Dark is an upcoming action RPG. The game’s debut trailer makes us think the title is tentative, and the game is actually Demon’s Souls II.
- Project Draco (Groundinc Inc., Kinect) – a game starring a bunch of dragons, from what we know so far. The trailer revealed red dragons flying throughout the sky. We’re guessing this is Kinect’s version of LAIR. Hopefully not as bad, of course.
- Radiant Silvergun (Treasure, XBLA) – one of Japan’s favorite shooters is coming to the Xbox LIVE Arcade. Radiant Silvergun will arrive on the platform with upgraded visuals, Xbox LIVE co-op, and new modes of play.
- Rise of the Nightmares (Sega, Kinect) – Sega’s take on a “dark horror” title for Kinect. Apparently it’s debut trailer was pretty frightening. It’s out in 2011.
- Shadows of the Damned (EA, PS3/360) – a collaboration project between No More Heroes director Suda 51, Resident Evil 4 director Shinji Mikami, and Silent Hill sound director Akira Yamaoka. It stars a demon hunter named Garcia who makes his way through hell to save the woman he loves.
- Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor (Capcom, Kinect) – in development at Armored Core developer From Software, Capcom’s promises this to be a game for “core gamers”. It’ll utilize the Kinect motion controller, although, at the moment, we’re not sure exactly how.
Official Media Drops
- Ace Combat: Assault Horizon (Namco Bandai, PS3/360) – the first big media drop for the new Ace Combat made its way into our homes from the Tokyo Game Show. It contains all types of aerial warfare.
- Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (Konami, PS3/360) – a set of new screenshots for Mercury Steam and Kojima Productions’ latest Castlevania were released at the show. They looking “shockingly” good.
- Catherine (Atlus, PS3/360) – the latest trailer of Catherine, Team Persona’s first high-definition title, was released at the Tokyo Game Show.
- Child of Eden (Ubisoft, PS3/Kinect) – while small in presence, Ubisoft released a few new screenshots of Q Entertainment’s upcoming motion-controlled shooter.
- Codename D (Grasshopper Manufacturer, Kinect) – a few imagess from the trailer of Suda 51’s Codename D were released at the Tokyo Game Show.
- Disaster Report 4 (Irem, PS3) – Irem’s latest in the Disaster Report series made its media debut at the Tokyo Game Show, where we were shown a first trailer and set of screenshots. It’s due out this winter in Japan.
- Disgaea 4 (NIS, PS3) – while we’ve known about it for a while, the official media reveal of strategy RPG Disgaea 4 was done at the Tokyo Game Show. The first trailer shows off the game’s high-resolution sprites. It’s due out February in Japan and Summer 2011 in North America.
- Final Fantasy XIV (Square Enix, PS3/PC) – showing off the game’s city-state Gridania, Square Enix released a batch of nearly fifty wonderful new screenshots at the Tokyo Game Show.
- Gran Turismo 5 (SCE, PS3) – like racing? You’ve no doubt been waiting for Gran Turismo 5. With a release date set for November, Sony’s sent out over one-hundred new screenshots during the Tokyo Game Show.
- Haunt (NanaOn-Sha, Kinect) – a few dark images of PaRappa the Rappa creator’s new Kinect title, Haunt.
- Knight’s Contract (Namco Bandai, PS3/360) – Namco Bandai’s upcoming gothic action-adventure title, Knight’s Contract, received its first gameplay images at the Tokyo Game Show. They even include a heads-up-display. We love HUDs.
- The Last Guardian (SCE, PS3) – after waiting over a year, a new trailer and set of screenshots for Team Ico’s The Last Guardian were released at the Tokyo Game Show. The game was also revealed for a holiday 2011 release date.
- Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (Capcom, PS3/360) – revealing Tron Bonne and X-23, Capcom’s Tokyo Game Show media is all about the new pair of fighters. Spider-Man and Albert Wesker were also confirmed.
- Mega Man Universe (Capcom, PSN/XBLA) – a creative new Mega Man title, Capcom’s released new gameplay footage and screenshots showing off the game’s customization aspects. Players can create their own Mega Man, build their own levels, and share them online.
- Ni no Kuni: Shiroki Seihai no Joou (Level-5, PS3) – a game that already had us desiring more before the show, the release of the Tokyo Game Show trailer made us want even more. It’s an RPG in development alongside the animators at Studio Ghibli and it looks fantastic.
- Project Draco (Grounding Inc., Kinect) – a single piece of artwork for Grounding’s newly announced Kinect title Project Draco was released at the Tokyo Game Show.
- Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor (Capcom, Kinect) – screenshots showing off the visual fidelity of From Software’s new Steel Battalion for Kinect were revealed at the show. Unfortunately, they do not reveal how the game will be played with the motion controller.
- Tales of Graces F (Namco Bandai, PS3) – a large batch of screenshots for PS3’s upcoming remake of last year’s Tales of Graces were released at the show. The PS3 version includes a large amount of additional content, including an afterstory who’s script size is a book shorter than that of the full game.
- Yakuza: Of the End (Sega, PS3) – a Yakuza game full of zombies equals a zombie shooter. Will it work? The Tokyo Game Show presentation, trailer, and screenshots hint at the possibility.
Gameplay, Gameplay, Gameplay
- El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron (Ignition Entertainment, PS3/360) – El Shaddai was playable for the first time at the Tokyo Game Show; thanks to its playability, we’ve got both a new trailer and gameplay footage from the floor. The game looks oh-so-smooth.
- Final Fantasy Versus XIII (Square Enix, PS3) – after four years, the first gameplay footage of PS3 action RPG Final Fantasy Versus XIII surfaced at the Tokyo Game Show. Although it wasn’t supposed to leave the show, it’s now all over the internet.
- Metal Gear Solid: Rising (Konami, PS3/360/PC) – showing off the game’s slicing mechanics, the developers show off Raiden slicing through bowling pins standing still, moving onto bowling pins being juggled.
- Ni No Kuni: Shiroki Sehai no Joou (Level-5, PS3) – the first gameplay of Level-5’s stunning work in collaboration with Studio Ghibli finally made its debut at the show. You’ll see battles, and overworld, a town, and more.
- Tales of Graces F (Namco Bandai, PS3) – over ten minutes of footage for Namco Bandai’s PlayStation 3 remake came out of the Tokyo Game Show. Hopefully, it’ll make its way west rather than stay put in the east.
Anticipation For the Future
- Fabula Nova Crystallis Press Conference – while little was shown of Final Fantasy Versus XIII and Agito XIII at the Tokyo Game Show, Square Enix did announce they’re to hold a press conference on January 11, 2011 where a large media reveal of the two games is likely to occur.
- Mega Man Legends 3 Teasing – if Keiji Inafune teasing an “oft-requested” Mega Man wasn’t enough for you to think that Mega Man Legends 3 is in the works, then maybe former-Capcom employee Hideki Kamiya promising Mega Man Legends fans will be happy “soon” is.
- Vanquish Demo #2 Next Week – Sega announced that a second demo for Vanquish is to arrive on the PlayStation Store and Xbox LIVE next week on September 22. Be sure to give it a download.