Tokyo Game Show 2010 – Press conference timings

Tuesday, 14th September 2010 07:58 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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After GDC in March, E3 in June and gamescom just last month, we’re primed for the last stop in gaming’s trade fair world tour: Tokyo Game Show.

While it’s no longer the biggest consumer trade show in the industry, having lost that trophy to gamescom, TGS is the main Asian games show and hosts large announcements, such as the reveal of the Wiimote in 2005; PS3′s pre-launch price-cut in ’06; and the reveals of Halo 3: ODST and Tekken 6 360 from Microsoft in ’08.

EA and Sony are set to hold press conferences at this year’s show, with a MS-fronted keynote coming on Thursday.

Here are your conference timings:

  • EA Tokyo Game Show Showcase – 5.00pm Japanese time, 9am BST – Wednesday, September 15

Not a lot is known about what to expect from EA at the show, but if its E3 and gamescom pressers are anything, it’ll be good.

EA’s E3 conference saw first sightings of Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit and Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam, as well as new showings of Dead Space 2, Medal of Honor and more.

And in Germany last month, EA dropped a March release and the first showing of Dragon Age 2, as well as announcing that Mass Effect 2 would be coming to PlayStation 3.

EA’s already confirmed we’ll see BFBC2: Vietnam in action at TGS, but that’s likely to be overshadowed by the reveal of the EA Partners-led horror title from Grasshopper Manufacture’s Suda-51 and Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami.

EA hasn’t said yet if there’s going to be a live stream.

  • Capcom press conference – 8pm Japanese time, 12pm BST, Wednesday, September 15

Capcom’s going all out this week, promising to announce four new games at TGS, as well as have some character reveals for Marvel vs Capcom 3.

No hints, officially, have been given to the identity of those four games, but speculation is mounting we’re going to get a Devil May Cry 5 announce, with development duties going to Enslaved developer Ninja Theory.

A Resident Evil 6 reveal might not be far off the mark neither, with Capcom development boss Keiji Inafune saying recently the first info on it will be coming “shortly”.

  • Keynote: Microsoft’s Phil Spencer and Takashi Sensui – 10:30am Japanese time, 2:30am BST, Thursday, September 16

The big keynote this year comes from Microsoft, who last headlined in 2008 with former corporate VP of Xbox, John Schappert.

This year will see Microsoft Game Studios boss Phil Spencer and Xbox Japan head Takashi Sensui take to the stage to discuss the future of Xbox in more detail.

MS has already promised we’ll be seeing “some incredibly cool” Kinect stuff coming this week, so expect that to come out of this speech.

Further details are light, but Microsoft did announce Halo 3: ODST, nee Recon, at the Schappert keynote two years ago, as well as confirming a 360 version of Tekken 6.

  • Sony press conference – 1pm Japanese time, 5am BST, Thursday, September 15

Last year’s Sony TGS keynote saw a confirmed 2010 launch for Gran Turismo 5, as well as White Knight Chronicles II being announced.

The company also showed off Move hardware and software at the presser, such as LittleBigPlanet and Resident Evil 5. Expect Move to play a big role in this year’s speech.

GT5 is likely to be a major part of the presentation, as the Japanese date for the Polyphony racer is still to be announced. The game will launch in early November in the west.

Fumito Ueda and Team ICO are likely to steal the show. The Last Guardian will definitely be at TGS, so expect a new video in the conference at least. You may even see gameplay.

Also expect the much-rumoured Team ICO Collection, consisting of ICO and Shadow of the Colossus, to be announced following yesterday’s Eurogamer report.

As for Nintendo, it tends to skip TGS. A 3DS press conference will take place at the end of the month in Japan, so watch that for prices and dates.

And that’s that. Keep it tuned here. We’ll have everything you need to know.



  1. Zarckan

    Kojima just said on Twitter “now is a good time to talk about a secret” when is the Konami presser?

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Johnny Cullen

    There’s no Konami presser planned, as far as I know, but DEAR FUCKING GOD, IT HAD BETTER BE ZONE OF THE ENDERS 3 OR I WILL GO FUCKING MENTAL!

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Blerk

    I get the idea it’s going to be pretty much Kinect-only from Microsoft this year. Here’s hoping some of the other guys show some interesting stuff.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    @3 Kojima something promised, last TGS he was at the Kinect stage talking how Natal is awesome, so maybe thats it?

    His game with Natal?

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Blerk

    C&VG are saying that Microsoft accidentally revealed (and then unrevealed again) a new game called ‘Gal Gun’ on their running list.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Johnny Cullen

    It’s nothing worth running, actually.

    It’s this.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Blerk

    Pictures of Japanese ladies aren’t worth running now? This place has gone to the dogs. :-D

    #7 4 years ago
  8. mington

    she has buckles on her sleeves

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Erthazus!

    Just watch the trailer of Gal Gun.

    this is the best rail shooter EVER Created in the history of GAMING. Totally worth Natal purchase (or you can buy 2 Natal’s still worth it :D)

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Johnny Cullen

    Blerk – :D

    #10 4 years ago
  11. mington

    @Erthazus thats my kinda game :D

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Erthazus

    @11 and it’s actually in 3D!!!!111 :D

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Galathor

    Will there be any livestreams availabe?

    #13 4 years ago
  14. zoopdeloop

    @9 Is this for real?Microsoft is really trying hard to appeal to the Japanese audience don’t they?This might get them a little bit closer.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. The Hindle

    What are people expecting to be shown at TGS? Ill be happy if Valkryia Chronicles 3 is coming for the PS3 and information on what Kojima is up to.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Blerk

    I’m expecting nothing at all of any interest. That way I can only be surprised and pleased if something does actually turn up. :-)

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Zarckan

    Perhaps Zeus will be officially announced?

    #17 4 years ago
  18. The Hindle

    :D yea i suppose for Microsoft there isnt much this year i dont think. Sony on the other hand could have a cracker if TLG and VC 3 are revealed. I want to know more about about Suda 51 and Shinji Mikamis game as well.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Johnny Cullen

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    #19 4 years ago
  20. The Hindle

    Dude seriously thats never gonna happen. From a money perspective those games just dont sell no more. Here is a tissue JC come on get the tears out :D

    #20 4 years ago
  21. itsucks

    LOL, where are yje phony dildo games?… sick of those crap mini games. Bomba incoming.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. xino

    thanks for the uk time!
    it’s best if you have a note for all conferences.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Johnny Cullen

    I’ve updated the piece with the time and details for Capcom’s event.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. No_PUDding

    Thursday September 16th for Sony?

    As in, it will be as noticeable as though it didn’t exist? Like last year.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. onlineatron

    Is it worth staying up till 5am for TLG footage?

    I have work in the morning… but The Last Guardian looks so goddamn good.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. Monk

    Is it 5 already ?

    I see no live blog or anything else ?

    #26 4 years ago

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