Tokyo Game Show 2020 has officially arrived and, from September 23-27, there will be a ton of incredible announcements, trailers, and gameplay videos from some of the most anticipated upcoming games.
It can be a lot to keep track of, so we’ve gathered the best parts of TGS 2020, and we will be updating this article throughout the weekend!
Biggest Tokyo Game Show 2020 Announcements
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity – First Gameplay Shows Young Impa, Daruk, Combat, and More
New gameplay for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity was revealed at TGS 2020, and gave fans a glimpse of what the action will look like playing as Link, the Champions (specifically Daruk in this look), and young Impa.
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity – Breath of the Wild Bonus Item, Special Editions Revealed
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity players who have a Breath of the Wild save will unlock a special wooden training sword, and those in Japan will be able to purchase a special edition of the game which includes a small metal charm of the mysterious white robot and a full-size “parasail blanket.” It is unclear if this special edition will come see a western release.
Monster Hunter Rise: Gameplay Shows Off New Abilities, Combat, and More
Capcom showed off an extended gameplay demo for Monster Hunter Rise at TGS 2020, showcasing more of the Switch game’s new abilities, combat, dog companions, and more.
NieR: Replicant Ver. 1.22474487139 Coming West in April 2021
TGS 2020 also featured a new look at the game’s gameplay, showing off combat and exploration in the game’s updated world.
Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires Announced for 2021
Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires has been announced for PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC, and it will arrive in early 2021.
Balan Wonderworld’s Next-Gen Features Discussed by Sonic Creator
Yuji Naka, creator of many famous games for Sega such as Sonic the Hedgehog and NiGHTs Into Dreams, joined IGN Japan in the studio during a live Tokyo Game Show 2020 broadcast to discuss his new project, Balan Wonderworld, and how it makes use of the PS5’s unique capabilities. He also spoke about his self-assessed “one chance” to make a platform action game for his new employer, Square Enix.
Cyberpunk 2077 Environment Designer Explains How His Team Built Night City
A special Cyberpunk 2077 livestream took place at TGS 2020, and environment city coordinator Hiroshi Sakakibara shed some light on the design behind Night City.
Resident Evil Village: Capcom ‘Looking Into’ Xbox One and PS4 Release Alongside Next-Gen
While Capcom isn’t making any commitments, it did mention that “While Resident Evil Village is being developed specifically for next-generation consoles and PC, we’re looking into delivering the experience on Xbox One and PS4 as well. We’re looking into it, but we can’t make any promises. However, we will do our best in creating a top-tier survival horror experience on current generation consoles.”
Resident Evil Village Will Focus More on Exploration than Resident Evil 7
Capcom confirmed at TGS 2020 that Resident Evil Village will feature more exploration than Resident Evil 7, as it wants players to “experiment, to figure out what works for them.”
Vergil Is Coming to Devil May Cry 5 on PS4 and Xbox One via DLC
Vergil was previously confirmed as playable for Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, and now it has been confirmed that he will be available on PS4 and Xbox One via DLC.
Resident Evil Infinite Darkness Netflix Show Officially Announced
Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness was announced at TGS 2020 and will be a CGI episodic series starring Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield. It will be arriving on Netflix in 2021.
Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory Getting Playable Demo
Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory will be getting a playable demo in mid-October, ahead of its release on November 13, 2020.
How Scarlet Nexus Uses RPG Elements Alongside Action
IGN Japan spoke with Scarlet Nexus’ producer Keita Iizuka and director Kenji Anabuki how there may be more to this RPG than meets the eye.
Scarlet Nexus Will Have Two Playable Characters, Each With a Different Campaign
Scarlet Nexus received a new story trailer at TGS 2020, and it showcased protagonists Yuito Sumeragi and Kasane Randall.
Shin Megami Tensei 3: Nocturne HD Remaster’s New ‘Merciful Mode’ Explained
In an interview with IGN Japan at Tokyo Game Show 2020, Shin Megami Tensei series director Kazuyuki Yamai outlined Shin Megami Tensei 3: Nocturne HD Remaster’s new Merciful Mode, which will be available as DLC after the cult RPG is re-released.
NieR Re[in]carnation Gets a Western Release Announcement
NieR Re[in]carnation, a 3D and 2D mobile game spin-off title, will be released in Europe and North America. While we weren’t given a date, it was promised that further information will come at a later date via the game’s official English Twitter and Facebook channels.
Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds – First Gameplay Revealed
Level-5 and developer Netmarble showed off the first gameplay of their upcoming mobile RPG Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds.
Dynasty Warriors Mobile Game Announced for Japan, Closed Beta Starts Next Weekend
A mobile version of Dynasty Warriors designed for iOS and Android was announced during a special 20th anniversary livestream event at Tokyo Game Show 2020. Koei Tecmo also announced a Japan-only closed beta, with applications opening immediately after the presentation.
The Medium Composers Explain How the Game Uses Next-Gen Tech for Sound
The Medium’s composers spoke to IGN Japan during TGS 2020 and talked about the upcoming horror game, their work together, and how hardware is enabling them to perform new tricks.
Latest Fault Visual Novel Game Gets a Gorgeous New Trailer, Previous Game Also Announced for Switch
Alice in Dissonance’s newest visual novel, fault – milestone two side: below, received a new trailer at TGS 2020, and is expected to release on Steam in 2020. It was also announced for Switch and PS4 without an estimated release window.
Xbox Series S Price Already Reduced in Japan
Microsoft has already reduced the price of the yet-to-be released Xbox Series S by about $28 USD in Japan. No reason was given, but the PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition prices were announced after the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S prices in Japan, so this could be in response to that.
Microsoft Flight Simulator to Add Japan World Update Next Week
Microsoft Flight Simulator will get a Japan World Update, and all users will be able to download it for free on September 29, 2020. This update will enhance the game’s coverage of Japan thanks to digital elevation mapping of the entire country.
The Medium: Exclusive New Trailer Introduces Key Characters
IGN was proud to exclusively reveal a new trailer for The Medium, which revealed more about the upcoming next-gen horror game’s story, and helps introduce two of its key characters, the mysterious Sadness, and Troy Baker’s antagonist, The Maw.
New GigaBash Character Pays Tribute to Japanese Hero Series
GigaBash, the B-movie styled 4-player arena brawler in which giant kaiju, monsters, and ranger heroes battle it out for supremacy, revealed a new character, Gigaman and IGN exclusively presented a 17-minute gameplay video showing the game in action.
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