Sunday, 19 September 2010

Tokyo Game Show 2010 : Reveals Recap

With TGS-2010 nearly over and me being tired from a long journey down from Edinburgh, which was surprisingly sunny, to York, which was raining, I thought it would be best to do a simple recap of all the main news in one place. As usual the 2 main contenders were Sony and Microsoft with Nintendo lagging behind, so lets start with them shall we.

Thanks to the Kinect release looming on the horizon Microsoft were eager to show that it was worth paying for and thus unleashed an onslaught of Kinected games, see what i did there, here follows a brief rundown of the main releases.

  • Metal Gear Solid: Rising. The games producer Matsuyama opened the MS:keynote with a gameplay video showing off the swordsmanship and precision available in MGS:R. Although the graphics were amazing the amount of time taken to line the swords cuts made me wonder as to how achievable the games subtitle "lightning bolt action" really was .
  • Project Draco . From the company that brought us the great Panzer Dragoon on the 1st Xbox, Grounding Inc, We see a Kinected version of the same game. The player will take on the role of a dragon trainer and will have to befriend, fly and ride both landbased and airborne dragons. If done right this could be one of the best games released for X360.
  • Rise of Nightmares. This is a new game from sega. Not much has been seen about it but it does look like it could be a re-kindled House of the Dead. The trailer was good but if itsnt Kinected right could be terrible.
  • Steel, Battalion: Heavy Armor is the latest offering from Capcom. and as you can see from the trailer here does not really show us that much, gotta love teaser trailers, I think the idea of controlling a giant Mech, especially if you have to learn the lever positions and movement correctly would work well with Kinect.
Unfortunately there's not much i can say about Sony as most of the trailers weren't shown on the live feed and were only shown to the audience. So all I have is alot of titles, I will group them up for easy reading.
  • Move Games : Start the Party, The Shoot, Tumble, Sports Champions, TV Superstars, Heroes on the Move, Endochrome II, Tiger Woods, Resident Evil 5, Virtua Tennis 4, Time Crisis, Killzone 3, Littlebigplanet 2 and Ape escape and many more. in total 35 games from 13 producers will be created in the next year for Move.
  • 3D  : Everybodys Golf, Final Fantasy XIV, MGS:Rising, Disaster 4 and Gran Turismo 5
  • PSP : Monster Hunter 3?, The 3rd Birthday, Kingdom Hearts : Birth By Sleep Final Mix , Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy
  • PS3 : Ni No Kuni ( an Anime RPG from Studio Ghibli) DmC, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow. Yakuza: The end.
  • Team ICO : finally something we could actually see and wow is it awesome. Alongside The last Gaurdian, The latest title and 9 years in the waiting, from Team-ICO we saw the full HD reworked editions of ICO and Shadow of the Colossus. Makes me want to buy a ps3 purely for that.

With such a large array of titles on the go Sony seem to be trying to rule the market with pure quantity, although I think MS have remembered an old saying to do with quality and not quantity. Id like to be proven wrong.

Nintendo were very much overshadowed by MS and Sony and thus most of the releases were forgotten about :(. The few i have been able to dig up new release titles are :
  • Kingdom Hearts: Re-coded
  • Fossil Fighters 2
  • Metal Gear Solid : 3DS
  • My Garden
And that is it :( rather disappointing from the giant of the motion detection industry. Unlike MS and Sony Nintendo didn't even deliver a Keynote.

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