TGS Video Spectacular!
TGS Video Spectacular!
The Tokyo Game Show is in full swing at the moment, meaning we have a slew of new videos and stuff to get excited about! Games are being shown for everything - the upcoming Wii U, the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, the handheld Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vitas and even mobile, with the likes of Metal Gear Solid: Social Ops - although we still don't know if it will ever be available in English - although I certainly hope it is.
And not just because it's Metal Gear Solid either - while the video is littered with Japanese text I can't read, it fits in the 'Social Card Battle Game' genre that is so incredibly huge in Japan, made popular out our way by games like Rage of Bahamut and Dark Summoner. Like those games, it will be free to play with in-app purchases - but you can recruit Revolver Ocelot and Big Boss! Of course, it doesn't look anywhere near as great as Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, which, as Joaby learned during his hands on looks surprisingly kick ass. Watch the confusing trailer for MGS: Social Ops in our videos library and check out the trailer for Revengeance embedded below - then read on for more TGS Trailer Madness!
Monster Hunter 4 has been getting a lot of coverage in Japan during TGS, no doubt because of how incredibly, ridiculously popular the series is over there. I don't know about you, but I'm personally disappointed there won't be a Monster Hunter 4 equivalent on the Wii U, as opposed to the Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Edition touted during Nintendo's last presentation. Especially since I've watched the trailer - excusing the low resolution graphics it looks freaking outstanding. Watch the trailer in our videos library here!
Continuing with 3DS games, I am super excited for Shin Megami Tensei 4. Given it's an Atlus title, I imagine it will make its way into English and I can't wait - I spent days playing the translated versions of the SNES games and every game in the Megaten series seems to capture (mostly) a maturity and innovation generally lacking in the JRPG genre. I have no idea what the heck is going on in SMT4, but I am very keen to find out. Watch the trailer in our videos library!
Moving onto something a little more mainstream (a little) - Okami HD is set to be released at the end of October on the PlayStation Network, giving everyone a chance to play the excellent sumi-e action RPG, like they should have done 4 years ago. Naturally, it looks great - watch the trailer in our videos library!
The new Devil May Cry (I've run out of segues) also continues looking better and better - as you can read about in Joaby's hands on from Captivate this year. I still don't know if I care for Dante's haircut, but the gameplay looks excellent. Watch the trailer in our videos library!
Street Fighter X Tekken gets a look in next, with Capcom showing off both the PlayStation Vita and iOS versions at TGS - watch the PlayStation Vita version here and the iOS version here. They seem to have crammed a lot into the iOS version, which is cool, but what kind of bizarre head trauma lead them to put swipe touch controls on the device with a built in controller, and a controller on the device built for swipe touch controls? Japan man.
Gods Eater Burst was not so much poorly received when it came out on the PSP in the Western world as it was ignored, which is a pity because it's basically like a faster paced and more responsive version of Monster Hunter. God Eater 2 then, getting released on both the PSP and PS Vita will hopefully be less ignored and I'll find someone to actually play it with. Watch the trailer in our videos library!
Finally we have Fantasy Life, an RPG being developed by Brownie Brown - the people who worked on Mother 3 - and Level-5 for the 3DS. The trailer features a ridiculous amount of loud Japanese singing, but it looks kind of great regardless, huge and nicely done. Just mute your volume when you watch the trailer in our videos library!
There are more trailers in the videos library of course and you can expect more on their way as TGS continues. For now though, I am going to go and try to explain the j-pop just now blasting out of my speakers to my house mates!
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