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Tokyo Game Show 2012 – D-Day

21 Sep , 2012,
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Yesterday we chased down news from the Tokyo Game Show press con (check out our round-up here), and today, we bring you more on what is arguably TGS’s D-Day!

Omega Force Working on a New Title

The makers behind the Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors series revealed a teaser of their latest work – Toukiden for PSP and PS Vita. From the looks of it, it’s an action title featuring a female protagonist wielding a big sword, and it’s expected to launch sometime next year.

Yakuza 5 set for December 8 Release
Sega sets a definite date for Yakuza 5. The game will hit stores in Japan on December 6. The game is heading straight into tough competition against Square Enix’s Sleeping Dogs, that was released in August, which had secured a cult fanbase for their Hong Kong styled bad cop title.

Sega Speaks Up About Project Omega

Sega has announced that the unnamed title they have been working on dubbed as Project Omega will be known as Demon Tribe and released a teaser website.

According to Gematsu, there is evidence on the website source codes which suggest that the game will be headed for Wii U, PlayStation Vita and PSP.

Okami and Kingdom Hearts to be Re-Mastered in HD
Capcom has confirmed that the 2006 game, Okami, will be getting a HD makeover. The game will be available on PlayStation Network from October 30th.

Square Enix on the other hand also confirms that Kingdom Hearts (Final Mix version) and Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories together with additional scenes adapted from Kingdomhearts 358/2 Days will see a HD remake. The franchise will also make its way on PC browsers in the form of a social cum trading card game (TCG).

Arc System Works Sets Time Frame for Adventure Game – XBlaze
The makers of BlazBlue, Arc System Works teases con goers with a new trailer of XBlaze. The “Adventure Project” is produced by Mori Toshimichi. First announced during Continuum Shift 2 national tournament in Japan last year, the game is expected to be hitting the shelves in 2013.

Source: Joystiq, Gematsu, Famitsu

Tokyo Game Show 2012 Press Conference Round-Up

20 Sep , 2012,
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Sony Unveils New PS3 Model
New model is to be 25% smaller and 20% lighter than the current model. The model will come in 250 GB or 500 BG. The New PS3 will also be available in 2 colors – Black or White. The black version will be on sale in Japan from October 4, the white model will be out on November 22.

There will also be another version featuring a 12GB flash memory that will be sold in PAL regions. The flash model will be on sale in Australia September 27. Europe will see their version on October 12.

Vita to get PlayStation Plus Service
At the press conference at Tokyo Game Show, Sony announced that Vita owners will get PlayStation Plus services at “no extra cost” in November. Subscription prices are to stay.

PS Vita – The New Manga Reader
Sony announced  that more than 3000 manga will be available for Vita owners. Too bad, it only applies to Japan.

Puppeteer Makes an Appearance at TGS
We still don’t know much about the title but gameplay looks really refreshing and it will be coming to the PS3 sometime in 2013.

More Colors for PlayStation Vita
Sony revealed two new colors for the Vita – Cosmic Red and Sapphire Blue. The new colors will be on sale from November 15.

New Senran Kagura Game Announced for the PlayStation Vita
Semi-erotic game, Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus -Shinobitachi no Shoumei, has been confirmed for the PlayStation Vita. We do expect it to shake things up quite a bit. The game is expected bounce in on February 28th, 2013.

New Gundam Game is About Destroying Toys
The latest addition to the Gundam games by Namco Bandai is not about pwning another Mobile suit but about breaking and smashing up other Gundam models. Think Lego! Now don’t get the urge to destroy your collection while we wait for Bandai to announce a release date for Gundam Breaker.

Soul Sacrifice to be delayed
Inafune have announced during Sony’s pre-TGS conference that his team will need more time. Inafune wants to implement “user feedbacks from hands-on” gathered during the game show. There will be 20 stations at Sony’s booth dedicated for Soul Sacrifice. The slash and hack title is expected in Spring 2013.

Team Ninja Announces Three Ninja Gaiden Titles
Ninja Gaiden 3 Razor’s Edge and a mysterious title called Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z which was done in collaboration with Keiji Inafune.

Although there is still official release date, Yaiba will be headed for consoles. Ninja Gaiden 3 on the other hand will be out together with Wii U. North America will be having their Wii Us on November 18th, Europe will get theirs on November 30th while the Japan will get their sets on December 8th this year. Ninja Gaiden 3 will be getting free DLCs.

During the TGS Press Conference, Team Ninja also announced that  Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 will be released on the PS Vita in February next year.

Final Fantasy Versus XIII Rumored to give TGS a Miss
After a controversial no show at E3 which fueled rumors of the game being axed, the Final Fantasy Versus XIII might be giving TGS a miss. According to a Gematsu article on September 1st, the online publication reports that “Versus will not be at the Tokyo Game Show. First, they are putting all their strength into the conclusion of the Lightning Saga and Final Fantasy XIV.”

Square Enix’s producer Shinji Hashimoto had twitted that we should “look forward to it next year.”

Nothing has been breathed thus far.

Sony Announces Games for PSP, PS Vita and Playstation 3

  • Vahalla 3 (PS Vita) due early 2013
  • Oboro Muramasa (PS Vita) expected on March 28th, 2013
  • Toukiden (PSP & PS Vita) to be released sometime in 2013
  • God Eater 2 (PS Vita) to be released simultaneously with the PSP edition in 2013
  • One Piece: Romance Dawn (PSP) due December 20th.
  • SD Gundam G-Generation Overworld (PSP)  due on September 27th
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified (PS Vita) due for a Japanese release on December

Dead or Alive 5 to be downloadable from PSN
Team Ninja’s honcho announced during the press conference that Dead or Alive 5 will be available for the PlayStation 3 via PlayStation Store. The game will be sold on the same day as the retail copies hitting the stores on September 25th.

PSP Prices Drops
Starting tomorrow, the price for a new PSP will be reduced to 13,800 yen even as the PSP is still recognized as “force to be reckoned with” in the Japanese gaming industry. The value pack to cost 14, 800 yen.


Source: KOTAKU, Joystiq, Gematsu