The organizer of the annual Tokyo Game Show, CESA, announced in a press release the dates for the show in 2016. The Tokyo Game Show 2016 will be held from September 15th to September 18th at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba.

In the press release CESA has confirmed that Virtual Reality is going to have a major presence with the creation of the VR Corner. Last year, there has been a lot of interest in the VR headsets that will be released this year, so we should expect some very interesting projects getting shown during this year’s event.

Japanese companies are just as enthusiastic about VR with plenty of interesting projects in the work. Yesterday, IBM Japan has revealed a new VR MMO project based on the Sword Art Online series called Sword Art Online: The Beginning. The game will not be played with a traditional controller, and will come with additional systems that promise to create an environment that will feel like the real world. Alpha testing for the project will be held next month, so we will learn more about the project very soon.





Parts of the exhibiton parts (planned)

Hall 1-8
“General exhibition”
This corner to introduce digital entertainment-related products / services with a focus on game software.

“Smartphone game corner / social game Corner”
iOS, and smart device for games, such as smart phones and various tablet, such as Android, is a corner to introduce the game to enjoy, such as a mobile terminal or a PC browser.

“Romance Game Corner”, “Family Game Park”, “Game School Corner”, “AI Corner” and a “New platform Corner”.

Hall 9-11
“e-Sports Corner”
Renewal from the corner of the e-Sports competition center by the organizers up to the previous, the game title, peripheral equipment, in the corner with a focus on exhibition of related services.

“Game device Corner”
Controller, keyboard, mouse, headphones,

“Product sales Corner”, “Indie game Corner”, “Cosplay Corner”, “VR Corner”


B to B for exhibitors corner organizer planning (planned)

Hall 1-8
“Business Solution Corner”
Exhibition corner intended for game-related B to B companies. This corner to introduce cloud / data center services to support the “cloud / data center pavilion” infrastructure environment of social games and network games.

“Asia News Stars Corner”
Such as promising game venture in Asia, it is a corner to introduce the company to be a rising star of the game industry, “New Star”. In cooperation with regional and international media partners, it will also be carried out PR aimed at Japanese companies.

“Eastern Europe news Stars Corner” (Countries of Eastern Europe)

“Latin News Tars Corner” (Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, etc.)


International Conference Center

Business meeting area, “Asia Game Business Summit”


It is an international festival to announce the beginning with various ideas a prototype of the game. Recruiting widely ideas from all over the world, excellent work is in front of the game industry parties, you can presentation.

Source: CESA