Tokyo Game Show 2012 Press Conference Round-Up

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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