Tokyo Game Show 2022 was filled with updates, announcements, interviews and other brand new reveals about some of the highest profile games from Japanese developers and other studios around the world. From the first interview with Tekken series lead Katsuhiro Harada about Tekken 8, to tons of new details about the newly rebranded Like A Dragon series, read on to learn everything that was announced at TGS 2022.
Tekken 8 is a turning point for the series
Tekken 8 was properly revealed during Sony’s State of Play last week, but we learned more about the game at TGS. In Katsuhiro Harada’s exclusive first interview with IGN, we learned a lot about the upcoming fighting game, including how it will showcase the confrontation between Jin Kazama and Kazuya Mishima. Harada also praised Nintendo’s Masahiro Sakurai for his work on Smash Bros., and said he would consider bringing guest characters back into the fold for Tekken 8.
Street Fighter 6: Full Launch List Revealed
Street Fighter 6’s launch day roster will feature 18 characters, and Capcom pulled back the curtain on the full roster of playable fighters on day one. From returning classics like Ryu, Ken and Chun-Li, to new challengers, including the custom character creator for the game’s World Tour mode. The game is also set to enter a closed beta in October, with details on how to sign up to come.
Resident Evil Villages DLC will say goodbye to the Winters family
Ethan Winters has been the protagonist of the Resident Evil franchise for the last two entries, but next month’s Shadows of Rose story DLC will mark the final chapter of Winters’ time in the franchise. Elsewhere in the Resident Evil-verse, we learned that the upcoming Resident Evil 4 remake is also in development for the PlayStation 4, alongside the previously announced PS5 and Xbox Series consoles.
Yakuza series rebrands to Like A Dragon, reveals three new games for 2023 and beyond
RGG Studio’s Yakuza series has always been called Like a Dragon in Japan, and now the localized versions of future games in the series will follow suit. In addition to the name change, we learned of three new titles in the Like a Dragon series: Ishin!, the long-awaited localization of Yakuza’s samurai spinoff, Like a Dragon 8, and a spinoff starring Kazuma Kiryu. The series probably won’t come to the Nintendo Switch either. Finally, we learned that the series isn’t committed to sticking to turn-based gameplay, and the fighting style can change depending on each game’s story.
Sonic Frontiers: Sega Details Super Sonic Boss Fights
Sonic Frontiers bucks many trends the Sonic franchise is known for, and Super Sonic is no exception. Usually not appearing until the final moments of each Sonic game, Super Sonic will instead be used more often in the open zones of Sonic Frontiers. In fact, some bosses will be practically untouchable until you unlock Super Sonic, which will also unlock a whole new set of combat options.
Suikoden highlights the return to classic Konami games
Beloved Konami RPGs Suikoden and Suikoden 2 are getting new HD remasters for PlayStation, Xbox, Switch and PC next year. The two games come packaged in one collection titled Suikoden I&II HD Remaster Gate Rune and Dunan Unification Wars. Along with the announcement, Konami developers said that they will continue to make more Suikoden games in the future. In addition to Suikoden, we also learned about revivals of classic Konami franchises including The Maze of Galious, Star Soldier, Parodius, Twinbee and Pooyan.
Star Wars Eclipse will merge action-adventure with “Fundamentals” of Quantic Dream Games
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Quantic Dream games are known for their focus on storytelling and branching, but the studio’s upcoming Star Wars project will attempt to merge these pillars with a more action-adventure-focused game. Speaking to IGN Japan, Quantic Dream CEO Guillaume de Fondaumière said that “action elements are also going to be very important,” in addition to a “very strong story, very strong characters, more playable characters, and of course giving players the ability to change , through their actions and decisions, how history unfolds.”
One Piece Odyssey is getting a 2023 release date
One Piece Odyssey arrives in the west for PlayStation, Xbox and PC on January 13. This is just a slight delay, as the game was originally supposed to launch sometime this year. The game features an original story written by Eiichiro Oda, author of the One Piece manga.
Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak adds three new monsters
More monsters are coming to Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, including Violet Mizutsune, Flaming Espinas, and Risen Chameleos. A new update launching on September 29 will also bring unlockable tiered weapons, new Qurios research and more.
Try New Soulslike Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty
Team Ninja’s new Soulslike Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty has a new demo out now on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. The game is also coming to last generation consoles, but the demo is only available to current generation console owners. The game is set to be as challenging as the studio’s Nioh titles.
The Awakener: Risen is a new RPG from a Chinese indie developer
This trailer for Taner Games’ The Awakener: Risen showcases four classes: Warrior, Sword Dancer, Soldier, and Lancer. In the game, you play as an adventurer born in the third era, who embarks on an exciting adventure into the world of Sylvalond. The game is coming to PS5, PS4 and PC in 2023.
Exoprimal Gets a Story Trailer
Capcom’s upcoming dinosaur survival game, Exoprimal, received a new trailer at TGS 2022. The trailer showcases Exofighters wearing powerful Exosuits, and their goal to eliminate the origins of the dinosaur threat.
Deathloop update will extend the ending, and more Game Pass news
Xbox announced that Deathloop is coming to Gamepass this week, and it will come with a newly expanded ending. In addition, Game Pass subscribers can look forward to a new Forza Horizon 5 update, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Guilty Gear Strive and Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered.
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