Tokyo Game Show 2023: Since 2019, Tokyo Game Show (TGS) is planning a complete comeback. Makuhari Messe Convention Center in Chiba, will be flocked by millions of attendees from the 21st till the 24th of September. In order to embrace the showcase of new games and immerse themselves in the fervor of gaming, the grandest gaming spectacle in today’s world, this event will play host to guests from all around the world and not just from Japan.
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Power-Packed Revelations: Tokyo Game Show 2023 Unveiled!
From groundbreaking title announcements to potential astonishing revelations about upcoming releases, the news at this year’s TGS can soar so swiftly that even attendees might struggle to keep up with it all. Thanks to key players like Koei Tecmo, Square Enix, Capcom, and other titans of Japanese gaming, who will live stream their significant offerings not only across Japan but around the world. Tokyo Game Show 2023 is expected to be huge hit.
The first two days of TGS might be somewhat limited to the industry and press professionals, but there will still be plenty of online buzz for the general public.
The official opening of TGS usually kicks off at 10 a.m. (streamed on YouTube, Twitch, and Xbox), but if you’re an early bird, you won’t miss much—there typically won’t be any major breaking news at that early hour. It changes around 4 p.m. when Japan Game Awards begins, honoring the most splendid releases of the past year (spoiler alert: The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will most likely be at the top).
A little later, Microsoft Japan takes the stage at 6 p.m., showcasing their in-house and subsidiary efforts to invigorate gaming in their home and across Asia. By 8 p.m., Sega and Atlus step up—expect updates on Persona 3 Reload, which might hit the shelves before the expected release at TGS. By 10 p.m., Koei Tecmo (be on the lookout for exciting gameplay from Fate/Samurai Remnant) and Capcom (watch out for updates on Resident Evil 4, Dragon’s Dogma 2, and Ace Attorney) are all set to treat us with back-to-back presentations, marking the lively beginning of TGS 2023.
The second day of TGS starts off a bit slow—no major developers hit the stage until 6 p.m. when Koei Tecmo returns with updates on their upcoming title, Atelier Resleriana. HoYoverse, known for Genshin Impact and Honkai: Star Rail, is up at 7 p.m. Although the developer hasn’t released details on live streams, HoYoverse might unveil their already-recorded series online.
The day’s crucial draw happens at 9 p.m. when Square Enix presents the latest updates for much-anticipated Final Fantasy VII Remake Part 2.
Days 3 and 4:
As TGS opens to the general public on September 23 and 24, the live-streamed content tends to thin out compared to the previous days.
Publishers like D3 Publisher, GungHo Online Entertainment, and Oasys will have their time in the limelight, but don’t expect any major gaming bombshells—it’s more about them spending time in the limelight at Laimu Light. The reason being the nature of this leg of the journey in Chiba, exploring and testing out some games at Tokyo Game Show 2023.
As per the event coordinators of Tokyo Game Show 2023, this four-day extravaganza is anticipated to welcome a remarkable 700 exhibitors and boast nearly 3,000 booths. An influx of around 200,000 visitors is anticipated, which is significantly more than the nearly 140,000 from the previous year when the event had to limit visitor numbers due to COVID restrictions.
Tokyo Game Show 2023: The hybrid show—operating both at the site in Chiba, to the east of Tokyo, and online—is a flagship trade fair for the video game industry in Japan. It will occupy the entire Makuhari Messe event complex for the first time in four years, the organizers stated earlier this month. The popular Cash Play area is also making a return for the first time since the wave of viral diseases.
However, neither Nintendo nor Sony will participate in TGS. Instead, two major gaming groups, in a break from the usual seasonal mold, held their respective online events last week, announcing their key title releases. Nintendo Direct drew attention from 3.3 million viewers on its U.S. channel, while Sony’s State of Play was seen by 1.3 million. Some of their titles will be available for TGS visitors to try out.
Yasuda of Tokyo Securities mentioned that an increase in gamers coming from major gaming markets like America and China is expected this year, not only because travel restrictions have been lifted but also due to a weaker yen and growing awareness of anime content.
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