Category Archives: TGS 2011
Mon, Sep 19, 2011 | 06:51 BST
While there was no Zone of the Enders 3 announcement at TGS this weekend, Hideo Kojima has said he still intends to make the sequel. A sequel that was actually at one point in development.
Mon, Sep 19, 2011 | 06:23 BST
Famitsu’s gone live with a four minute video from Tokyo Game Show, showing Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance. The video shows Sora entering Traverse Town. He gets himself into a battle or two against the Darkness while he’s at it. Get the video after the break.
Mon, Sep 19, 2011 | 09:30 BST
Now that the dust is settling after an uber-successful Tokyo Game Show, some of the shine is starting to come off of the things we’ve been promised. The PlayStation Vita – undeniably the star of the show – has a few faults that have risen to the surface. While battery life’s already been addressed, we’re now learning that the handheld’s memory cards are not going to be cheap.
Mon, Sep 19, 2011 | 05:03 BST
Games conventions are traditionally quite hot and quite crowded. Last week’s Tokyo Game Show was no exception: Opening day, September 17, was the hottest and the most crowded in the show’s history.
Mon, Sep 19, 2011 | 04:07 BST
Even though Monster Hunter 3G and Monster Hunter 4 have only just been announced as part of Capcom’s festivities at Tokyo Game Show, fans are already clamouring to find out whether or not the games will be localised and released outside of the Japan-centric market.
Sun, Sep 18, 2011 | 19:27 BST
The conventions refuse to relent. Brenna’s vanished in mysterious lands across the sea, and Johnny’s in a corner softly sobbing “Jehuty” to himself. But the headlines keep rolling. Here’s what it all means.
Sat, Sep 17, 2011 | 19:49 BST
TGS is about more than just the best upcoming video games. It’s also about semi-useless-yet-totally-awesome gaming paraphernalia.
Sat, Sep 17, 2011 | 18:05 BST
Word is coming from TGS that Level-5 (which normally sports an enormous booth) is almost completely absent from the show. Well, apart from the large banners announcing the Level-5 World convention.
Sat, Sep 17, 2011 | 06:45 BST
There was to be no unveil of a new Zone of the Enders game, as hoped, at Kojima Productions’ stage show for the series at Tokyo Game Show this morning.
Sat, Sep 17, 2011 | 04:12 BST
Need for Speed: The Run’s now confirmed for a December 1 release in Japan on PS3, 360, Wii and 3DS. It was announced after the end of a, quite frankly, badly-controlled demo by EA Japan at a stage show for the game by Sega, who are publishing EA’s titles in the country. Pre-order details, such as bonus cars and challenge events, were also mentioned near the end.
The game releases here in Europe on November 18, with a US release three days earlier.
Fri, Sep 16, 2011 | 22:14 BST
Valhalla Games Studios head Tomonobu Itagaki has said the firm will use a customized version of Relic’s game engine with Devil’s Third, and adding its own choice of middleware.
Fri, Sep 16, 2011 | 18:15 BST
Street Fighter X Tekken producer Yoshinori Ono said said the fighter will have free and paid DLC available “post-launch for an allotted period of time,” and plans are to make it cross-compatible between Vita and PS3.
Fri, Sep 16, 2011 | 16:06 BST
Square has released a video for Bravely Default: Flying Fairy, its 3DS RPG. According to Andriasang, a sample of the game can be seen through the e-Shop, and an “AR Demo App” is also available through the e-Shop. The video makes use of a special AR card, you can get at the Tokyo Game Show through this weekend and via the game’s official site on September 22.
Fri, Sep 16, 2011 | 15:15 BST
Nintendo’s dropped some direct-feed footage of Luigi’s Mansion 2, the first time we believe the game’s been seen since its unveil at E3 earlier this year. We’re pretty sure this’ll probably drive 3DS sales a bit, considering how demand for a sequel there was before the E3 announce. Get it below the break, via GT. Mario’s less famous brother gets his second big outing on 3DS next year.
Fri, Sep 16, 2011 | 15:09 BST
SCEJ president Hiroshi Kawano doesn’t feel Nintendo’s 3DS is a direct competitor to Vita, due to the two handhelds being vastly different from each other in not only looks and tech, but price point.
Fri, Sep 16, 2011 | 15:04 BST
Level 5′s confirmed it’s to release Ni No Kuni for the US next year.
Fri, Sep 16, 2011 | 11:38 BST
Konami’s released a new video of Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD, showing Snake sneaking and taking out guards before taking them away via futon recovery. You know, the usual. Peace Walker will get a separate retail release in Japan on November 10, but will release as part of the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection in the west for PS3 and 360. Still no western date for that yet.
Fri, Sep 16, 2011 | 10:46 BST
Sony WorldWide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida has confirmed PlayStation Vita will have an additional battery option which will extend the handheld’s charge.
Fri, Sep 16, 2011 | 09:47 BST
Namco’s released a teaser trailer for Rigde Racer Vita, and although it doesn’t contain any gameplay footage, it does just enough to get you all excited if you’re a Ridge Racer fan. The trailer suggests that the new title will lay heavy emphasis on online play as you’re shown connecting with players from all over the world. The game is scheduled to release as part of Vita’s launch line-up of games on December 17. You can watch the teaser after the break.
Fri, Sep 16, 2011 | 09:34 BST
Could Sound Shapes be the next Lumines? They’re both deceptively simple, stylish games, both combining audio, video and gameplay in ways we haven’t necessarily seen before, and they’re both for Sony handhelds.