All the big announcements you missed at the Tokyo Game Show 2022
The Tokyo Game Show, one of the biggest gaming events in the world, wrapped up on September 19. The first couple of days saw announcements and updates from some of the world’s top game developers, and plenty of exciting reveals and previews of games under development.
Microsoft, the Japan Game Awards, Bandai Namco, and Capcom made presentations on the first day, while Japanese developers Koei Tecmo, Konami and Sega gave interviews on day two. TGS 2022 offered plenty of insights into both mainstream and indie games, so here’s all you need to know from the four days of action.
Big announcements made at Tokyo Game Show
Bandai’s director Katsuhiro Harada went into a little more detail about the making of Tekken 8. The game was already showcased at Sony’s State of Play last week, but Bandai took the opportunity to reveal an in-engine trailer to show off the game’s incredible new graphics and 3D modeling.
They also announced the release date for One Piece Odyssey, scheduled to arrive for PlayStation, Xbox, and PC next year on January 23. One Piece is one of the longest running manga of all time, and its author Eiichiro Oda has written the game’s story too. The JRPG is turn-based, with a gameplay reminiscent of Final Fantasy, and Bandai’s 45-minute presentation revealed the trailer as well as detailing the action, locations, characters, combat, and missions.
Capcom released some exciting details about the upcoming “Winters’ Expansion” DLC for Resident Evil Village. Ethan Winter, the protagonist over the last two series, will feature for the last time in the Shadows of Rose story DLC, due for release next month. Along with this, Capcom confirmed that Resident Evil 4, currently under development, will be released for Playstation 4 as well.
The developers also dropped an exciting scoop about Street Fighter 6. The launch-day roster will feature 18 characters, and will feature some big changes from previous entries. Rky, Ken, Chun-Li and Luke all return, Luke in the capacity of a coach this time. Fans can also look forward to some new modes, and improvements to the existing ones.
The character customization capability of the World Tour Mode was showcased, as well enhancements to the Training Mode. In addition, a new mode Extreme battle was revealed as well. Street Fighter 6 is set for a closed beta launch in October, and looks to have major improvements from the buggy, limited release of the previous version.
RGG announced that the popular franchise Yakuza will be rebranded as Like A Dragon, the same title it’s had all along in Japan. The eighth instalment of the series features Ichiban and Kiryu as protagonists, and is set for a 2024 launch but is unlikely to return to the Nintendo Switch, releasing instead across PS and Xbox consoles.
There will be new spinoff titles in the series – Ishin!, a localization of Yakuza’s samurai spinoff that launched in Japan in 2024 but never made it to North America, and another starring Kazuma Kirya.
Both instalments of Suikoden will receive HD remasters for the Playstation, Xbox, Switch and PC next year. Konami revealed that the RPGs will be packaged in a single collection called Suikoden I&II HD Remaster Gate Rune and Dunan Unification Wars. They also said that they have every intention of extending the franchise and that Revivals of classic Konami Franchises like The Maze of Galious, Star Soldier, Parodius, Twinbee, and Pooyan could also be on the cards.
At the Xbox Panel, Capcom finally revealed the trailer and extended story of the long-awaited third-person active title, Exoprimal. They detailed the game’s overarching plot, characters, and gameplay systems. The upcoming title feels like a sequel to the much-loved Dino Crisis, where layers must take down dinosaurs and other mutated creatures spawned by malfunctioning sinister AI Leviathan. The game is set for launch in 2023, but there’s no concrete release date yet.
The same panel featured an update about Deathloop, which will be at Game pass this week. Game Pass subscribers can also look forward to a Forza Horizon 5 update, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Guilty Gear Strive, and Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered in the near future.