Tokyo Game Show 2019 — The Biggest (and Niche) Games You Should Keep an Eye On


Tokyo Game Show 2019 is starting right now at Makuhari Messe in Tokyo, going from September 12 to 15. Most publishers revealed their definitive schedules these past few days, outlining the various streams and stage events happening.

While the highly anticipated Elden Ring from FromSoftware will be missing the show, there are still plenty of games to look forward to. Here’s a handy list with the biggest games to look forward to, along with events and streams related to them.

Remember to click the times for conversion tables, as everything is listed in JST.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Aerith Honey Bee Inn

Final Fantasy VII Remake (PS4)

September 12

September 14

Cyberpunk 2077 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

September 14

Death Stranding (PS4)

September 12

September 14

  • 16:00-16:50, PlayStation TGS 2019 Live Show (Gameplay) (Link not live yet)

September 15

  • 16:00-16:50, PlayStation TGS 2019 Live Show (Talkshow with Hideo Kojima and the Japanese voice cast, link not available yet)

Yakuza 7 (PS4)

September 12

September 13

September 14

September 15

Nioh 2 (PS4)

September 12

September 13

September 14

September 15

Marvel’s Avengers (PC, Stadia, PS4, Xbox One)

September 15

12:45-13:35, Square Enix stream

Tales of Arise (PS4, Xbox One, PC)

September 15

Project Sakura Wars (PS4)

September 12

September 13

September 14

September 15

Fairy Tail (PS4, Switch, PC)

September 15

Project Resistance (PS4, Xbox One)

September 12

September 14

September 15

Shenmue 3 (PS4, PC)

September 12

September 13

Sword Art Online Alicization Lycoris (PS4, Xbox One, PC)

September 12

September 14

  • 13:45-15:45, Official Bandai Namco stream. New info and gameplay (YouTube link isn’t live yet)

Genshin Impact (PS4, PC, Android, iOS)

September 15

Sega Ages Switch new games announcement

September 15

Virtual-On games PS4 ports

September 13

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot (PS4, Xbox One, PC)

September 14

  • 11:00-11:40, PlayStation TGS Live Show (Link not live yet)

Persona 5 Royal (PS4)

September 14

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim (PS4)

September 12

September 14

One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

September 15

  • 13:15-14:15 Bandai Namco official stream (No YouTube link yet)

Ys IX: Monstrum Nox (PS4)

September 12

September 14

September 15

Trials of Mana (PS4, Switch, PC)

September 14

Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection (PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One)

September 12

September 14

September 15

 

Sengoku Basara series 

September 15

New Guilty Gear game (PS4)

September 13

Granblue Fantasy Versus (PS4)

September 14

Atelier Ryza (PS4, Switch, PC) + Gust related news

September 14

AI: The Somnium Files, PC, PS4, Switch, chunsoft, Kotaro Uchikoshi, Spike, Spike ChunSoft, Zero Escape

AI: The Somnium Files (PS4, Switch)

September 14

Spike Chunsoft new game reveal

September 14

SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays (PC, PS4, Swich)

September 14

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix, Nintendo, Nintendo Switch, Sega, Switch

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix (Switch)

September 15

SaGa series 

September 15

Star Ocean First Departure R (Switch, PS4)

September 15

Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia (Switch)

September 14

  • 13:30, Brigandine Talk Show Event (no YouTube link yet)

September 15

  • 14:30, Brigandine Talk Show Event (no YouTube link yet)

Izanagi Games, Enzai Shikkou Yuugi Yurukill (PC, PS4)

September 13

A-Train Exp. + Express Edition (Densha de Go+train company management, launches on PS4 in Japan on November 14)

September 14

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Square Enix Announces Date and Time for its E3 Press Conference


Square Enix has now revealed when their E3 2019 press conference will happen. The company joins Microsoft, Bethesda, PC Gamer, and Ubisoft as the four companies who have announced their press conference plans. Square Enix will be setting up shop on Monday, June 10 at 6 pm PT.

Interestingly, this means Square Enix is taking Sony’s traditional slot. Readers will remember that Sony announced months ago that they will not be holding an E3 press conference this year. With their prime 6 pm slot open, Square Enix has jumped on it. Here’s hoping they fill the space with some exciting new games. The two big games that I’m hoping will make an appearance are the Final Fantasy VII Remake as well as the Avengers project that is being worked on Tomb Raider developer Crystal Dynamics and Deus Ex developer Eidos Montreal.

The Final Fantasy VII Remake was announced at E3 in 2015 at Sony’s press conference. Since then, the game has slowly been moving along. After E3 2018, Director Tetsuya Nomura revealed that the game was now in full production with his work on Kingdom Hearts III complete. With a year of active development under their belt, this could be the time to reveal some new footage of the long-awaited remake.

Not too much is known about the Avengers project. There was a short teaser trailer put out in 2017, but info on the game has been light since then. The project has been rumored to debut at most major trade shows since then. Could this finally be the time we get a good look at what the team is working on?

Outside of those two games, we can probably expect a number of surprises. Fans can tune in for themselves on Monday, June 10 at 6 pm PT.

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Final Fantasy VII Remake Was Announced Very Early According to Tetsuya Nomura


Fans have been eagerly awaiting any news on the remake of Final Fantasy VII and were quite disappointed when there was nothing new announced during Square Enix’s 2018 E3 livestream a few weeks ago, making it the third year in a row with nothing shown about the game. In response to this anticipation, on Friday, Italian website Multiplayer posted an interview with game director Tetsuya Nomura about Kingdom Hearts III, and of course, the Final Fantasy VII Remake was brought up.

When asked about the remake, Nomura-san admits that it was announced very early and states:

“I am aware that we announced it very early, but in the industry, word was starting to spread that we were working on the game, so we decided to stop keeping it a secret and to reveal it officially.”

Nomura-san also mentions that nowadays many important projects are leaked, especially nowadays in which outsourcing is very widespread. It’s even worse when a false rumor starts spreading, and developers have to decide whether to respond and deny or not.  He prefers to announce the game officially, over having it leak. This is why the Final Fantasy VII Remake was announced back in 2015.

The same thing applies to Kingdom Hearts III when the game was originally announced back in 2013, but as we learned at E3 this year, it will finally be released for PS4 and Xbox One on January 29th, 2019 in the west, but it will be released a little earlier on January 25th, 2019 in Japan.

In recent months, there has been some information revealed about the Final Fantasy VII Remake including an interview in April with Art Director and VFX Director Shintaro Takai about the updated version as well as a small glimpse of the game via a tweet last month. Hopefully, more will be revealed soon.



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DualShockers’ WeebCast Episode 03: Waiting for the Final Fantasy VII Remake


Our weebcast dedicated to all thing Japanese comes in with its third episode and a focus on what we know about the upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake.

Our weeb hosts (yours truly and Staff Writer Emily Hobbs) talk about the latest news about the game, and all things Japanese games and anime from last week.

As you may have heard while listening to the first episode (which was focused on Yoko Taro’s genius), DualShockers’ Weebcast is going to be a weekly podcast dedicated to our love for JRPGs, visual novels, anime, manga, and Japan in general.

It pretty much embodies one of the staples of DualShockers’ philosophy, as our site has always been built on the concept embracing our passions, which is why we have been striving to create a safe haven where gamers can be weeb as much as they want, and be absolutely proud of it.

Each week we start with the games we’re playing and anime we’re watching, then move on to the main theme and end up with a roundup of news from Japan and Japanese publishers in the west.

Please do keep in mind that this still very much in an experimental phase. Constructive criticism and suggestions are absolutely welcome and encouraged, so please leave them in the comments below. We can’t promise we’ll follow them all, but they’ll help us grow in the long run.

Now, without further ado, you can listen to the DualShockers’ Weebcast below, either on YouTube or Soundcloud. You can also listen on iTunes if you so wish.

The Final Fantasy VII Remake has been officially announced only for PS4 and for the moment does not have a release window. Despite that, Amazon is already offering pre-orders.


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Mobius Final Fantasy Crossover to Feature Final Fantasy VII Remake’s Cloud; Holiday Event Announced


Mobius Final Fantasy has been the source of many crossover events since the game’s release, but today’s announcement may be one of the most exciting, especially for gamers who have been mentally preparing for Final Fantasy VII Remake.

Beginning on December 2, and continuing through the month of December, players will be treated to a slew of new content in Mobius Final Fantasy, including the introduction of Final Fantasy VII Remake‘s Cloud through a new Event Stage titled “Eclipse Contact.” The new stage will feature exclusive story content in which the Warrior of Light accompanies the iconic soldier through a Mako reactor.

As part of this crossover, Cloud Strife will also become a new Ultimate Hero, joining ranks with Final Fantasy XIII‘s Lightning in the role of a powerful new job card. A trailer showcasing Cloud’s abilities can be found at the bottom of this article.

In addition to the Final Fantasy VII Remake crossover content, Mobius Final Fantasy will also be receiving a few holiday events, including the Year-End Greater Summon Festival, which will offer re-released cards from the previous FFVII collaboration, as well as certain guaranteed Legend Job Greater Summons to be offered throughout the month.

There will also be a new area releasing this month to offer newcomers a place for expanded tutorials on the game’s basic mechanics. Players who take advantage of this area will receive the Warrior, Mage, and Ranger job cards for free.

Lastly, a combined prize tier system will go into effect between December 2 and December 20. Depending on the number of new and returning Mobius Final Fantasy players during that time, all players will be eligible for earning free summons. For more information on the prize tiers, you can visit the holiday events page.

Mobius Final Fantasy is becoming known for crossover events such as this one. Previously, it has had crossovers with Final Fantasy X/X-2 and Final Fantasy XIII just to name two. It’s not uncommon for games in which Executive Producer Yoshinori Kitase has been involved to enjoy these crossovers, and that is no different for Final Fantasy VII Remake, for which he is also a producer. Recently, we had the opportunity to speak with Kitase-san about the future of Mobius Final Fantasy, as well as the future of the mobile gaming market.



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