Tokyo Game Show 2014 looks like a return to form. Lots of quality gameplay trailers and announcements from the likes of Square Enix, Capcom and Sony. And to think I was about to head over to the land or the rising sun as well.
Be warned. Most of the trailers are in Japanese but you don’t need to understand the language to appreciate the quality of their productions.
Welcome back, Tokyo Game Show.
Final Fantasy XIII trilogy coming to Steam. FFXIII on Oct. 9th. Entire trilogy by Spring 2015 (via Press Release)
Tetsuya Nomura no longer directing Final Fantasy XV (via Press Release)
The 2012 Tokyo Game Show is happening right now. One of the most “exciting” announcements thus far is the unveiling of the new PlayStation 3. It’s “approximately 25% smaller and 20% lighter” than the old PlayStation 3 Slim.
The most affordable option will debut at $269.99 and will come with a 250GB hard drive, Uncharted 3: GOTY Edition and some paid DUST 514 content. There’s also a 500GB model.
For those who are paying attention, the base price actually rose by $20. To be fair the current base model is $249.99 for a 160GB model.
I don’t have a real opinion on the looks of the machine. I’d imagine it looks better in person. I am not a fan of it being a top loader though. It may be more practical for those instances where your machine dies and you have a disc stuck inside but it’s aesthetically unappealing with that dividing line down the middle.
It looks like every publisher wishes to tick off its fans at this year’s Tokyo Game Show. Capcom is no different, but they’re irking people via proxy; not a single one of these games are being developed internally.
I’ll let you guess which game is ticking people off.
Developer: Ninja Theory
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
Release Date: TBD
The character design reminds me of Twilight and not the stylish wise cracking cheesy show off that was Dante of old. That saddens me. The trailer also didn’t portray the action in the same quick and stylish fashion of old either. It’s also being developed by Ninja Theory who has yet to impress within the character action genre.
Tokyo Game Show 2008 was lukewarm. Nothing earth shattering, but it wasn’t a complete bore either. As a fighting game fan, I was enamored by all the KOFXII, SFIV and Tatsunoko vs Capcom info and footage. That’s all very nice, but I wished there was more. It’s no secret that Japanese game development has taken several steps back compared to the last generation of hardware.