Japans answer to E3 is currently in full swing but theres still much more to come for Death Stranding, Final Fantasy VII Remake, and more.
To be honest were being generous comparing the Tokyo Game Show to E3, but it certainly used to be just as important – before the collapse of the Japanese games industry during the last generation.
Japanese developers have seen a major resurgence in recent years though and so the Tokyo Game Show has also become more important again, with the first day having major reveals for Death Stranding, Project Resistance (the new Resident Evil multiplayer spin-off), and Final Fantasy VII Remake.
But heres the best of the rest of the reveals so far, as well as a schedule for each company on what to expect over the next few days.
Yakuza: Like A Dragon Western trailer
Beyond the headliners there are plenty of other games trying to share the limelight at the Tokyo Game Show, with Yakuza: Like A Dragon getting its first Western trailer – although theres still no release date more specific than 2020. Its mostly a story trailer and doesnt show any of the new turn-based combat system or the go-karting thats just been added to the Japanese website.
R-Type Final 2 gameplay
This years Tokyo Game Show was the first outing for the improbably named R-Type Final 2, which is being made by several ex-Irem developers after a successful Kickstarter. The video above is from Japanese mag Famitsu and looks exactly like what fans were hoping for in terms of a new sequel to the king of 2D shooters. The game is due out on all formats at the end of next year.
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Rajang release date
Monster Hunter expansion Iceborne has already been a huge hit in Japan, going straight to number one with over a quarter of a million sales. As Capcom promised though it will have its own stream of free DLC upgrades and the first is going to be Rajang, one of the strongest creatures in the game and a firm fan favourite (not least because of its Dragon Ball Z homage). Hell be out on 10 October, although the PC version of the expansion still isnt out till January.
Shenmue III Tokyo Game Show trailer
As unlikely as it still seems, Shenmue III is scheduled to come out on 19 November for PlayStation 4 and PC, so youd expect it have a big presence at the Tokyo Game Show. Thats exactly whats happened and has brought with it a brand-new Western trailer called Spirit Of The Land. Its still just a flyover of some of the game world though, with nothing that looks like actual gameplay, which is a little concerning at this stage in the game.
Nioh 2 release date
The sequel to the excellent SoulsBorne-esque Nioh has gone a bit under the radar so far, but Koei Tecmo has confirmed itll launch early next year (which seems a bit of a risk given how busy that period is). Its got a new Tokyo Game Show trailer too, which features an awful lot of animal spirits and monsters. It looks good though and should at least partially make up for the fact that FromSoftwares Elden Ring wont be at the Tokyo Game Show this year.
Tokyo Game Show 2019 time schedule
*All times are Japanese Standard Time (JST), which is eight hours ahead of the UK
Tokyo Game Show 2019 Sony schedule
12:20 – Final Fantasy VII Remake Special Stage
15:00 – Project Resistance presentation
16:00 – Kojima Productions Death Stranding Day 2: Gameplay Session Volume 2
11:20 – Nioh 2 presentation
14:40 – Yakuza: Like A Dragon
16:00 – Kojima Productions Death Stranding Day 3: Voice Actors Session
Tokyo Game Show 2019 Square Enix schedule
11:00 – Super Dragon Quest X TV at TGS 2019 Special
13:00 – Pre-Launch Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition Special Stage
14:20 – Trials Of Mana TGS 2019 Special Stage
15:40 – Final Fantasy XIV: Yoshi-P Goes for a Walk in Makuhari
11:00 – Final Fantasy Trading Card Game Official Broadcast: Plus a Board Game
13:20 – Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius Official Broadcast TGS 2019 Version
10:45 – SaGa Series TGS 2019 Special Stage
12:45 – Marvels Avengers TGS 2019 Special Stage
14:05 – Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition Special Live Stage
15:40 – Star Ocean Program R TGS 2019 Special Stage
Tokyo Game Show 2019 Capcom schedule
10:30 – Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Special Stage
11:30 – Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Booth Relay and Studio interview
15:35 – Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection Booth Relay and Studio interview
10:30 – Monster Hunter Club Special Stage
11:30 – Monster Hunter Club Special Stage Studio Interview
13:00 – Sengoku Basara Special Stage
13:45 – Sengoku Basara Special Stage Studio Interview
14:05 – Capcom Adult Masterpiece Series Special Stage
15:00 – Capcom Adult Masterpiece Series Studio Interview
Tokyo Game Show 2019 Sega/Atlus schedule
11:45 – New Guilty Gear Stage
12:30 – Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game Stage
13:30 – Yakuza: Like A Dragon Stage
14:30 – Sakura Wars Imperial Propaganda Department Report TGS Special #2: Sakura Wars Latest News Special
15:30 – Fist Of The North Star: Legends ReVIVE Stage
16:15 – Cyber Troopers Virtual-On Stage
21:00 – Yakuza: Like A Dragon Live Gameplay and Yakuza Online Second Part News Broadcast
10:10 – Persona 5 Royal Special Talk Show
11:30 – Granblue Fantasy: Versus Special Stage
12:30 – Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Stage
13:30 – Yakuza: Like A Dragon Stage
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