Tokyo Game Show Gallery: Sights From The Show Floor

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Tokyo Game Show Gallery: Sights From The Show Floor

We're in Japan for the annual Tokyo Game Show, in case you couldn't tell by our stories, pictures, and videos focused on Japanese games. And while those titles are definitely the stars of the show, another joy of attending TGS is seeing what heights the spectacle can reach. 

During our time between appointments, we snapped some pictures so you can feel like you're right here on the show floor with us. Some of the highlights include a giant Rabite, merchandise for sale at the Kojima Productions shop, and some impressive statues at the Atlus/Sega booth. So flip through the galleries below and please do not mock our photography skills. 

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Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Launches In January And Includes The Buu Saga

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Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Launches In January And Includes The Buu Saga

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is an open-world action/RPG that lets fans explore the world of Dragon Ball Z while surrounded by familiar characters and events. We've known the Frieza saga would be included since the initial announcement, but then Bandai Namco revealed that the Cell saga would also be covered. As the 2019 Tokyo Game Show gets underway, the company has even more surprises in store, including more content, a firm release date, and details about special editions.

First and foremost is the fact that Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot launches on January 17, 2020 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. In addition to the Frieza and Cell story arcs, the game also includes the Buu saga, giving players the opportunity to relive plenty of classic material with a modern twist. 

Bandai Namco also announced a few incentives to preorder the game; fans who secure their copy in advance gain access to a special sub-quest, an in-game cooking item, and the ability to play content involing the new character Bonyu before it normally opens during the course of the adventure. 

Control May Cross Over With Alan Wake In Upcoming DLC

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Control May Cross Over With Alan Wake In Upcoming DLC

Fans have been asking Remedy Games to bring back Alan Wake, and that may be happening, just not as its own game. Remedy today announced a content roadmap for its latest game Control, and the last item teased is a paid expansion called "AWE," and within it we see a familiar flashlight, along with the letters "A" and "W," which stand for you-know-what.

According to Remedy, AWE explores a new section of the Oldest House, called the Investigations Sector. Here, Jesse will be tasked to examine and interact with Altered World Events. Nice try in hiding Alan Wake there, Remedy, but we clearly see what you are doing with the "A" and "W."

AWE doesn't hit until the middle of 2020, but players can expect a photo mode this fall, and a new game mode called Expeditions in December. In Expeditions, Jesse helps security chief Arish "explore the mysterious Formation and its strange surroundings." This mode features some of the Oldest House's most difficult challenges. Remedy says players will need the best gear and abilities to stand a chance. This. Sounds. Awesome.

Nioh 2 Tokyo Game Show Trailer Leaks

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Nioh 2 Tokyo Game Show Trailer Leaks

A Nioh 2 trailer from the ongoing Tokyo Game Show has allegedly leaked, featured at Boss Fight Database. It's Nioh, so of course the trailer features samurai, spirits, demons, and swordplay.

Some terrifying new enemies are shown, as well as our hero laying down some big demon dunks. An early 2020 release window is shown at the end of the trailer, so we'll be finding gear and leveling up in no time as we dodge giant monster moves. Check out the trailer below!

Final Fantasy VII Remake Trailer Shows Off The Turks

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Final Fantasy VII Remake Trailer Shows Off The Turks

Today at Tokyo Game Show, Square Enix released a new trailer for Final Fantasy VII Remake highlighting Avalanche's struggle against Shinra, as well as glimpses of the much-anticipated title's gameplay.

The trailer introduces Shinra operatives The Turks, as well as minigames, darts, playable Tifa, and the Shiva and Ifrit summons.

Square Enix also release new artwork for the game featuring a familiar pose...

2019 Video Game Release Schedule

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2019 Video Game Release Schedule

If you're wondering what games are coming up in 2019, we've put them all in one convenient location. This list will be continually updated to act as a living, breathing schedule as new dates are announced, titles are delayed, and big reveals happen. This should help you plan out your next several months in gaming and beyond.

As the gaming calendar is constantly changing, we highly recommend you bookmark this page. You'll likely find yourself coming back to this to find out the most recent release schedule for the most anticipated games across PC, consoles, handhelds, and mobile devices. If you notice that we've missed something, feel free to let us know! Please note that games will not get assigned to a month until they have confirmed release dates.

Doraemon: Story Of Seasons Gets A Release Date In The West

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Doraemon: Story Of Seasons Gets A Release Date In The West

Currently available in Japan, Doraemon: Story of Seasons is set for release in the West on October 11 for Switch. This crossover title brings the beloved characters from the long-running Doraemon series together with the farming mechanics of Story of Seasons.

Play as Nobita and engage in a plethora of activities such as plowing your fields, taking care of cattle, fishing, decorating your home, capturing and collecting insects, celebrating holidays and festivals, and much more. You’ll even get to interact with other Doraemon characters who can help you on your journey.

For more on games Like Story of Seasons, check out the latest news on Harvest Moon: Mad Dash here.

Take-Two CEO Says Next-Generation Consoles Could Achieve Photorealistic Graphics

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Take-Two CEO Says Next-Generation Consoles Could Achieve Photorealistic Graphics

With both new consoles in that phase where they have been technically announced but we haven't really seen anything in terms of software yet, we're still left guessing on how powerful the Project Scarlett and what will presumably be called the PlayStation 5 might actually be. Take-Two's CEO, Strauss Zelnick, has presumably seen these new consoles and has come away impressed by their visual fidelity. The head of one of the world's most profitable game publishers thinks that next year's consoles might push games to a photorealistic milestone.

Speaking on CNBC to analyst Jim Cramer, Zelnick commented on the next generation of video game consoles. 

"We have a new console generation coming, and that's going to allow us to do some things that we haven't been able to do before creatively, and that's exciting," he told Cramer. "But as I've said before, we're going to reach a point where you won't be able to tell the difference between what's created in the computer and what's real."

Square Enix Illustrates The Level Of Improvements In Final Fantasy VIII Remastered With A Joke

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Square Enix Illustrates The Level Of Improvements In Final Fantasy VIII Remastered With A Joke

At E3 this year, Final Fantasy VIII got a remastered edition announced, which is partially significant for how the game just never seemed to get ported anywhere else after release unlike the other PlayStation titles in the series. It was also a big deal because it seemed like, from the brief trailer, that significant work was being done to update the graphics. While it wasn't a Final Fantasy VII Remake-style overhaul, it was not a simple resolution bump, either.

Today, Square Enix used a well-known joke about the game to advertise how big that difference can be. The image below circulates around social media sites, showing Rinoa Heartilly complimenting protagonist Squall Leonhart in order to convince him to dance. She tells him that he's the best looking guy there, while the next image shows a close-up of Squall's PS1-resolution face.

Today, Square Enix tweeted this from the Final Fantasy Twitter account, referencing the same joke.

Video Game Consoles Get A Temporary Reprieve From Higher Tariffs

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Video Game Consoles Get A Temporary Reprieve From Higher Tariffs

In the United States, President Trump has openly threatened China with an increased 25 percent tariff on all products coming from China. This has alarmed console manufacturers as the heightened taxes would force hardware prices higher in the U.S. unless those companies can move their manufacturing out of China or make them eat a quarter of the MSRP themselves. Sony has been upfront that this means higher-priced PlayStations, while all three manufacturers signed a joint letter to the White House discouraging these tariffs.

The administration today released a list of exceptions to these upcoming fees, but only a temporary one.

In a statement released today, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) listed out exceptions to the upcoming tariffs, which were scheduled to go into effect in just a few weeks on September 1. Those exceptions include but are not limited to "cell phones, laptop computers, video game consoles, certain toys, computer monitors, and certain items of footwear and clothing.”