TGS 2008 Preview


TGS (Tokyo Game Show) 2008 starts next week, October 9 through October 12. For the uninitiated, this is one of the big three public gaming expositions, with the other two being E3 for North America and Leipzig GC for Europe.

Highlights

  • Nine previously unannounced first/second party (Sony published) PS3 titles, will be unveiled. I’d imagine some of these will be smaller titles, but I’d expect a few big ones. The long anticipated Team ICO title is widely expected (Sony exec Mr. Yoshida recently said that it would be shown “soon”)
  • Two third-party PS3 exclusive titles from Konami and Irem will be unveiled and playable at the show.
  • Nobi-Nobi Boy, from the original creator of Katamari Damacy, will be shown in non-playable video form. When this game was shown last year, this took the prize for the most obscene and buzz-killing preview footage.
  • White Knight Chronicles, the hotly anticipated PS3 RPG from Level 5, will be shown. We haven’t heard anything from this title in quite a while and since Level 5 has recently said that this game will ship on 12/25 in Japan, we can expect a near-final preview build. They claim have some major new features to show.

Written by: Darrin - Contributing Editor


  1. #1 by mcloki on October 1st, 2008

    Hopefully Level 5 has more to show than WKC. I’d love Sony to announce Dark Cloud 3. I’m hoping for a whoie bunch of JRPG’s. Strategy RPG’s. The Ps3 is sorely lacking in that department.

  2. #2 by Emrah on October 1st, 2008 [ 7319 Points ]

    They need a horde of Jrpg’s

  3. #3 by Glitch on October 1st, 2008 [ 375 Points ]

    Actually not only jrpgs. Almost any kind of rpg would be great. And I also would like more adventure-ish games as well.

  4. #4 by fleakitten on October 1st, 2008 [ 26489 Points ]

    New rpg revealed! Demon’s Souls It’s a sony exclusive, from Software and will be playable at the TGS. One of the 11 new games! :D

    Pictures:
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4…_122_103lo.jpg
    http://www.gamekyo.com/Webmasters/Im…1030_0_big.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4…_122_128lo.jpg

    http://www.psu.com/Demons-Soul-announced–a0004969-p0.php

    There’s word that the rpg flood gates may be about to breech for the PS3.

    The Konami game is another epansion to MGS:O
    Metal Gear Online: Meme Expansion Pack [PS3] (unannounced Konami TGS game)
    New Characters: Mei Ling + Revolver Ocelot
    New Stage: Silo Sunset + Forest Firefight + Winter Warehouse

    http://img42.imagevenue.com/img.php?…_122_772lo.jpg

    http://www.ps3forums.com/showthread.php?t=168565 –For more info!

  5. #5 by Glitch on October 2nd, 2008

    Hey Fleakitten, it appears that none of your links work, except the very last one.

  6. #7 by ehandlr on October 2nd, 2008 [ 44542 Points ]

    Not sure what I think about Demon’s Soul yet…hopefully get to see more direct images later.

  7. #8 by darrin on October 2nd, 2008

    I saw that this morning. I’ll make that a separate post. flea, that psu link still doesn’t work.

  8. #9 by fleakitten on October 2nd, 2008 [ 26489 Points ]

    Stupid PSU links! >


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