With E3 and Gamescom having passed by, it’s time to put our focus on the next big event in gaming: Tokyo Game Show. What should expect to see announced there?
Even after the past events, there is still much we do not know of some games and systems that will be releasing in the not-so-distant future. Before we divert our eyes and credit cards to the Japanese capital, Let us review what we believe could (or should) be announced during the show. Without further ado, let us hop in.
Let’s get some obvious ones out of the way:
Of course, we have long awaited the official reveal for this new console since E3 2016. Nintendo has since continued to keep lips sealed and keep the suspense. So far, we only know that the platform will be releasing in March 2017 alongside the new Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Just Dance 2017. Multiple speculations, rumors and leaks have all made us lean towards one direction: a hybrid console joining together Nintendo’s handheld and console audience. The new Sonic Project 2017 has also been confirmed for the NX, but we have yet to get this platform’s true name.
Hopefully, Nintendo might drop some more hints during Tokyo Game Show, but we shouldm’t get our hopes up too high. A lot of rumors gears towards an October announcement. We can only hope that we find out at least before the Holiday season.
Final Fantay VII Remake:
Yes, Cloud was finally confirmed to return to PlayStation with a brand new remake on the PS4. This new game will tell the original tale of Cloud Strife and his nemesis Sephiroth. With brand new graphics and engines to back the title, the game should prove to be a very different experience than its oringal release. Furthermore, it was also confirmed that the game will release in episodes and will feature a new style of gameplay, one akin to the Kingdom Hearts series.
Of course, there are mixed feelings with so many changes coming to an extremely demanded remake. Square Enix will have to tread carefully as this is arguably Final Fantasy’s most iconic and popular title in the franchise. The remake was confirmed during Sony’s press conference back at E3 2015 and since then, we have not heard much besides the second trailer at PSX 2015. It is high time we get some answers!
Final Fantasy XV:
Speaking of Final Fantasy, although we just want the game to release at this point, there is still a high probability Final Fantasy XV will make an appearance. After having released its film Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV, Square Enix may provide a new trailer to prepare us for the hopeful final release in December.
I, for one, am excited to play the full adventure with prince Noct and his friends. The changes brought to the battle system are appreciated and it’s looking to be a great adventure.
Here is a game that didn’t get revealed too much during E3. Atlus may provide full gameplay opportunities at Tokyo Game Show and show off the game as it is much more popular in the East than it is here. From E3, all we got is gameplay footage shot by IGN.
We would love to see more of Persona 5 and can’t wait for its release in February 2017.
For those of you who don’t know yet, I clocked in a lot of hours in Kingdom Hearts games. At E3, I was saddened when I saw that Kingdom Hearts III was missing from the floor, but I did get to try Kingdom Hearts II.8 HD. With its release in December, Square Enix will reveal a bit more on the secret adventure Aqua had been going through. The game is supposed to set us up for the final chapter in Kingdom Hearts III. Hopefully, new information about the game will be revealed. They released a new trailer for Kingdom Hearts II.8 HD already, so enjoy:
No doubt, there is going to be much more than these titles, but it’s always to have an idea of what is to come. Is there a game I didn’t mention? What would you want to see shown at Tokyo Game Show? Let us know in the comments below.