I had the opportunity to attend Tokyo Game Show this year on behalf of Twinfinite and got to see a lot of cool stuff. As always, Sony’s PlayStation booth had a big presence on the show floor, and other Japanese companies like Capcom, Bandai Namco, and Koei Tecmo also had quite a bit of show space. Unfortunately, Microsoft hasn’t been to Tokyo Game Show in a few years, and it doesn’t look like they’ll be returning anytime soon.
Somewhat surprisingly, Quantic Dream’s Detroit: Become Human had garnered quite a bit of attention among the Japanese audience. Sony also got human models (pretty sure they’re not androids) to pose for the Detroit display.
You can’t really see it in the above image, but literally no one was interested in playing Call of Duty: World War II at the PlayStation booth, despite the large spread.
Capcom had one of the most impressive booths at this year’s TGS. The main highlight was Monster Hunter World, of course.
But if you sneak around back, you’ll get a glimpse of some Resident Evil stuff, as well as their more western-centric titles like the upcoming Dead Rising 4 special edition for the PS4. Revelations 1 and 2 were playable, and although the Resident Evil 7 Not A Hero DLC wasn’t, there was a cool S.T.A.R.S shooting range on site. You’ll have to be at least 18 to enter.
On the other side of the booth, Capcom was also hosting a casual Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite tournament where attendees could get into line and participate.
Square Enix’s booth was considerably quieter, which isn’t much of a surprise since they don’t really have any exciting titles lined up for the next couple of months. The highlights were Dissidia and Final Fantasy XV’s Companions multiplayer section.
Unsurprisingly, SEGA and Atlus shared their booth space at Tokyo Game Show. Dragon’s Crown Pro was on full display, along with the new Vanillaware title 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim. Shin Megami Tensei: Deep Strange Journey was also playable, along with SEGA’s new SMT mobile game.
In case you were wondering, yes, Konami still has a pretty big presence at TGS. This year, their highlighted titles were Metal Gear Survive (my favorite), and PES 2018.
Let It Die had its own private space at E3 earlier this year, so it’s no surprise that they’d get their own mini-booth at TGS as well.
Over at the Koei Tecmo booth, it was all about Warriors. The two big titles on display were Fire Emblem Warriors for Switch and 3DS, and Dynasty Warriors 9.
In case you’ve ever wondered what the TGS food situation is like, there’s a large stadium just outside of Makuhari Messe, where a few food stalls are lined up. There’s barbecued beef, ramen, and all sorts of deliciously cooked meat available for lunch.
Over at the merchandising halls, the Square Enix Music booth was blasting some sweet Final Fantasy XIV music over its speakers, and there were also beautiful NieR illustrations hung up there.
And that’s it for our coverage of Tokyo Game Show 2017. And yes, The Evil Within is known as Psycho Break in Japan, which is a much cooler name for the series in my opinion.