Monday, September 20, 2010

TGS News Round-up

Tokyo Game Show went down this past weekend, and there was quite a bit of news coming from the show. Here's a quick summary of the most interesting stories. Links below are to trailers for the respective games.


  • Katsuhiro Harada announced Tekken Tag Tournament 2.
  • Yun and Yang were officially confirmed for SSF4: Arcade Edition. A trailer was shown for the new outfits, coming to consoles via DLC. (All outfits can be seen at SRK.)
  • Tron Bonne, X-23, Spiderman, and Albert Wesker were announced for MvC3.
  • BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II announced as coming to arcades with the ability be updated via Internet downloads.
  • Japan's SBO (Tougeki) tournament took place at the show. The winning team in SF4 was Kindevu/Momochi/RF. Kindevu eliminated Daigo in the finals. Kuroda's team won Third Strike, to no one's surprise.

  • Ico and Shadow of the Colossus HD remakes were announced for PS3. They have 3D support, and both games are on one disc for $40.
  • Devil May Cry is getting a reboot by Ninja Theory, makers of Heavenly Sword.
  • Saturn classic Radiant Silvergun is being remade for XBLA.
  • Capcom is making Steel Battalion for Kinect, replacing the original's gigantic $200 controller with motion controls.
  • Suda 51 (Killer 7, No More Heroes) and Shinji Mikami (Resident Evil) announced their collaboration on Shadows of the Damned.
  • NanaOn-Sha, Masaya Matsuura's company (of Parappa fame,) is working on a cutesy horror game for Kinect called Haunt.
  • The upcoming Yakuza game, Yakuza: Of the End, takes a strange turn by taking place in Japan during a zombie apocalypse.
  • PSP Tactics Ogre was playable and reportedly very good. The graphics are said to keep a SNES sprite look, but with sharp 3D effects.
  • The 3rd Birthday, the new Parasite Eve game coming to PSP, plays more like an action/shooter game, but not in a bad way.
  • Castelvania: Lords of Shadow is said to be surprisingly good and should please Castlevania fans, even though it is 3D.
  • Phantasy Star Online 2 was announced, but Sega provided no details whatsoever.
  • Catherine, an adult-themed game about nightmares by the Persona team, looks crazy and potentially awesome.
  • Some former Panzer Dragoon staff are working on a spiritual successor, Project Draco, for Kinect.
  • A new Fire Pro-wrestling game will let you wrestle with your Xbox avatar.

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