Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia’s pre-Tokyo Game Show press conference will begin in just under 30 minutes.
(Scroll down for the live stream.)
Viewers should look forward to a number of new Japanese game announcements. Here’s our list of possible appearances:
- Atlus – Atlus is holding a Persona 5 stage event at the Tokyo Game Show on September 19, but it’s possible we’ll see something new beforehand at Sony’s press conference. Also, Atlus plans to announce a project with VanillaWare this month, and Sega’s Tokyo Game Show lineup might have accidently leaked it as a PlayStation 4 and PS Vita mecha game.
- Bandai Namco – As Japan’s biggest publisher, there is a list of possibilities here. The PlayStation 4 version of The Idolmaster was leaked for a Tokyo Game Show appearance. There’s the new Kamen Rider: Battride War game, the leaked Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme VS Force, Summon Night 6, Tales of Berseria, God Eater Resurrection, City Shrouded in Shadow Granzella, a Tekken 7 console announcement, etc.
- CyberConnect2 – The developer of Naruto has three new projects in development for its 20th anniversary next year. One title involves the keywords “photo-realism, RPG, worldwide, Unreal Engine 4, and physics-based rendering,” another involves “open-world,” and another involves “VR.”
- Falcom – Falcom debuted the new Ys for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita at last year’s event. With the game initially planned for a 2015 release (but likely delayed), we may see it again at this year’s event.
- Granzella – Granzella is bringing back Disaster Report 4 following its cancellation for PlayStation 3 after the 2011 Tohoku earthquake. With a reveal planned for the fall, Sony’s event could be the place it resurfaces.
- Kadokawa Games – Kadokawa Games announced new dungeon and simulation RPGs for PlayStation platforms last November. They’ve still to be given final titles or platforms, but it’s possible we’ll finally see what they’re all about at Sony’s event.
- Koei Tecmo – The Dynasty Warriors publisher tends to show up at Sony’s press conference each year. With this year being Dynasty Warriors 15th anniversary, it’s possible we’ll see a new game reveal. There’s also Ni-Oh, which might finally resurface this year. Koei Tecmo has said it has PlayStation 4-only games in development.
- Level-5 – Level-5 was supposed to announce a PlayStation 4 game at E3, but ended up missing the event. Perhaps we’ll see the company’s PlayStation 4 game on Sony Japan’s stage?
- SCE Japan Studio – Possible appearances include The Last Guardian, which creative team GenStudio recently teased as appearing at the Tokyo Game Show, the Gravity Rush remaster leaked in March, the new Gravity Rush game, or even new game reveals. There’s also the possibility of Sony announcing PS2 Classics compatibility for PlayStation 4.
- Sega – A new Yakuza title is expected to be announced today, the same day of Sony’s press conference. Given every Yakuza title is on a PlayStation platform, it’ll likely be revealed here. Additionally, Sega’s Tokyo Game Show lineup might have accidently leaked another project called “Lexus.”
- Spike Chunsoft – There’s a high chance something Danganronpa-related will be at the event. Twitter teases have suggested it. The only question is, will it be the long-awaited Danganronpa 3?
- Square Enix – The publisher of Final Fantasy has a new console RPG called Project Setsuna themed after “sadness” due out for consoles in 2016. There’s also the rumored Final Fantasy XII remaster that can be shown. Then there’s Dragon Quest Builders and Heroes II, which are confirmed to appear at the Tokyo Game Show, as well as a possible first proper trailer for Dragon Quest XI. Square Enix has a secret stage event at the Tokyo Game Show, so it might be for a new game announced at Sony’s press conference.
Watch the live stream (English version) below. There are Japanese alternative links available below the live stream.
(Conference begins at midnight PDT / 3:00 a.m. EDT / 4:00 p.m. JST.)