Tokyo Game Show 2022 has been filled with updates, announcements, interviews, and other new revelations revealing some of the most popular games coming from Japanese developers and other studios around the world. From the first interview with the Tekken series leading Katsuhiro Harada about Tekken 8, to loads of new details about the newly renamed Like A Dragon series, read on to find out all that was announced at TGS 2022.
Tekken 8 is a “turning point” for the series
Tekken 8 was properly revealed during Sony’s State of Play last week, but we learned more about the game at TGS. In Katsuhiro Harada’s first exclusive interview with IGN, we learned a lot about the upcoming fighting game, including how it will showcase the confrontation between Jin Kazama and Kazuya Mishima. Harada also praised Nintendo’s Masahiro Sakurai for his work on Smash Bros. , and said he would consider returning the guest characters to the Tekken 8 fold.
Street Fighter 6: The full launch list has been revealed
Street Fighter 6’s launch day roster will feature 18 characters, and Capcom pulled the curtain on the full list of playable fighters on day one. From the return of classics like Ryu, Ken and Chun-Li, to new contenders including a character builder dedicated to the game’s World Tour mode. The game is also set to go into a closed beta in October, with details on how to sign up in the future.
Resident Evil Village DLC Will Say Goodbye To The Winters . Family
Ethan Winters has been the main character in the Resident Evil series in the last two entries, but next month’s Shadows of Rose story DLC will mark the final chapter of Winters’ time in the franchise. Elsewhere in the Resident Evil-verse, we learned that a new version of Resident Evil 4 is also in development for the PlayStation 4, along with the previously announced PS5 and Xbox Series consoles.
The Yakuza Series Rebrands Like A Dragon, Reveals Three New Games for 2023 and Beyond
RGG Studio’s Yakuza series has always been called Like a Dragon in Japan, and now localized versions of future games in the series will follow suit. Aside from the name change, we learned of three new titles in the Like a Dragon series: Ishin! , the much-anticipated translation of the samurai spin-off from Yakuza, Like a Dragon 8, and the spin-off starring Kazuma Kiryu. The series also likely won’t be coming to the Nintendo Switch. Finally, we learned that the series is not committed to the role-playing commitment, and the combat style can change depending on the story of each individual game.
Sonic Frontiers: Sega Super Sonic Boss Fights Details
Sonic Frontiers break with a lot of the trends that the Sonic franchise is known for, and Super Sonic is no exception. Usually not appearing until the last moments of every Sonic game, Super Sonic will instead be used more frequently throughout the Sonic Frontiers open area areas. In fact, some bosses will be virtually untouchable until you unlock Super Sonic, which will also unlock a whole new set of combat options.
Suikoden highlights the return of classic Konami games
Konami RPG’s beloved Suikoden and Suikoden 2 will be getting new HD remasters for PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, and PC next year. The two games will come in one collection, Suikoden I&II HD Remaster Gate Rune and Dunan Unification Wars. Along with the announcement, Konami developers said they would like to continue making more Suikoden games in the future. In addition to Suikoden, we also learned about the revival of classic Konami franchises including The Maze of Galious, Star Soldier, Parodius, Twinbee, and Pooyan.
Star Wars Eclipse will combine action-adventure with the “basics” of Quantic Dream games
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Quantic Dream games are known for their focus on storytelling and branching paths, but the studio’s upcoming Star Wars project will try to combine those pillars with a game that focuses more on adventure and action. Speaking to IGN Japan, Quantic Dream CEO Guillaume de Fondaumiere said “the action elements will be very important as well,” as well as “a very strong storyline, very strong characters, multiple playable characters, and of course giving players the potential to change, through their actions and decisions, how The story unfolds.”
One Piece Odyssey gets a release date of 2023
One Piece Odyssey will arrive in the West for PlayStation, Xbox, and PC on January 13th. This is just a slight delay, as the game was supposed to launch sometime this year. The game contains an original story written by Eiichiro Oda, author of One Piece manga.
Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Adds Three New Monsters
More monsters are on their way to Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, including Violet Mizutsune, Flaming Espinas, and Risen Chameleos. The new update launching on September 29th will also bring unlockable multilayer responses, new Korios probes, and more.
Try New Soulslike Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty
Team Ninja’s new Soulslike Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty brings a new demo on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X | S. The game is also coming to last generation consoles, but the demo is only available to owners of current generation consoles. The game is set to be as challenging as the studio’s Nioh titles.
The Awakener: Risen is a new RPG from an independent Chinese developer
This trailer for The Awakener: Risen from Taner Games features four classes: Warrior, Sword Dancer, Soldier, and Lancer. In the game, you play as an adventurer born in the third age, who sets off on an exciting adventure in the world of Sylvalund. The game is set for PS5, PS4, and PC in the year 2023.
Exoprimal gets a trailer story
Capcom’s upcoming dinosaur survival game, Exoprimal, gets a new trailer at TGS 2022. The trailer shows Exofighters dressed up as powerful Exosuits, and their goal is to eradicate the origins of the dinosaur threat.
Deathloop update will extend the ending and more Game Pass news
Xbox has announced Deathloop is coming to Gamepass this week, and will come with a new extended ending. Additionally, Game Pass subscribers can look forward to the new Forza Horizon 5 update, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Guilty Gear Strive, and Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered.
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