Interactive Entertainment Japan held its annual Tokyo Game Show press conference yesterday, where Sony are set to showcase a host of new titles and announcements for their region (Japan). It’s important to note that the PlayStation Press Conference at Tokyo Game Show is usually aimed at the Japanese market, so there’s no guarantee that all or most of the titles shown will make their way to Western markets.
It began by recapping the events from last week regarding the PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro. This was followed by a look at a Final Fantasy XV special edition PS4 Slim simply entitled Luna Edition. In this same vein a new series of PS Vita colors were announced, slated for release on December 1 in Japan.
Like most press conferences there was a myriad of trailers without many contexts including Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Watch Dogs 2, SaGa Scarlet Grace, Nier Automata, New Danganronpa V3, New Everybody’s Golf, Earth Defense Force 5, and a new Fortune Street. It was actually a lot like Sony’s E3 conference from this year wherein there was very little interruption and mostly created out of trailers.
Koei Tecmo came out to announce Nioh would launch on 9 February 2017 worldwide. They also revealed a Dynasty Warriors title that crosses many of Koei Tecmo’s properties including Ninja Gaiden, Samurai Warriors, Atelier, and many others. It’s slated for 2017 on PS4 and PS Vita.
The next stretch went over a variety of PS VR titles including a sizzle reel and Summer Lesson. They also discussed the release date as well as some other functions for the headset including some concert series and shows available. Sony Music is also working on Anywhere VR, which is a social app that allows players to use music in realistic environments like a beach, or field of flowers.
PlatinumGames is developing an action game based on the phone RPG Granblue Fantasy. It’s called Granblue Fantasy Project Re: Link will support PlayStation VR, and is slated to launch in 2018 for PS4. The original game released on iOS/Android devices in 2014 and has yet to announced for other territories, just to give some context.
Hideo Kojima came on stage briefly to discuss Death Stranding in broad terms without specifically going over the game’s content itself. It was more about the ideas he’s using for the creation at hand. And this basically wrapped up the show.