Tokyo Game Show 2014 Features Newest “Metal Gear”, Survival Horror Game “The Evil Within”
The 2014 edition of the Tokyo Game Show, Japan’s biggest video game exhibition, was held on September 18th through 21st at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan.
Featuring 421 companies from 32 companies displaying 1,363 games, this year’s event was the biggest on record. Subtitled “Changing Games: The Transformation of Fun”, the event included games from all platforms and formats, including arcade, portable, smartphone, PC, and console games. Of particular note this year was the large number of booths featuring head-mounted VR games.
Konami’s booth displayed several notable games and presentations. Director Hideo Kojima took the stage to reveal the newest trailer and information for the upcoming “Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain”, as well as a concept video for horror game “Silent Hills”.
The longest lines at TGS 2014 were for “The Evil Within”, the highly-anticipated survival horror game from “Resident Evil” series creator Shinji Mikami. The game was playable at the Square Enix, Sony Computer Entertainment, and Microsoft Japan booths.
Koei Tecmo’s booth attracted large crowds for a demo of “Hyrule Warriors”, while Square Enix’s booth gained attention for the “Dynasty Warriors”-style “Dragon Quest Heroes”, as well as “Final Fantasy XIV” and “Final Fantasy Type-0 HD”.
Capcom’s booth hosted a playable demo of the soon-to-be-released “Monster Hunter 4G” that allowed visitors a chance to take on Seruregiosu, the game’s main monster, as well as a playable demo of the recently-announced “Resident Evil: Revelations 2”. Visitors to Bandai Namco Games’ booth were greeted by statues of Godzilla and Shinryu, and could learn about games such as “Tales of Zestiria”, “God Eater 2: Rage Burst”, “Gundam Breaker 2”, “Godzilla”, and “Dragon Ball Xenoverse”. Also announced was a TV anime adaptation of “God Eater”, produced by animation studio Ufotable.
Thanks to the rapid increase in popularity of female-oriented games over the past few years, the “Romance Game Corner” area featured a number of unique exhibitions. At Voltage Inc.’s booth, female visitors could take part in a real-life version of the famous “kabe-don” dating game situation, while Sunsoft’s booth entertained women with cross-dressing male models lying on beds and whispering romantic phrases.
The head-mounted Oculus Rift VR system was demoed at the Tokyo Games Show for the first time this year.
Oculus Rift Development Kit 2(DK2)
Sony’s Project Morpheus head-mounted VR system is designed for use with the PS4’s PlayStation Move motion control system.
Konami’s booth was extremely popular.
Upcoming figures were also on display.
The TGS-exclusive iDROID iPhone case
Konami’s booth attendants
The attention-getting Koei Tecmo booth.
“Hyrule Warriors” was one of the biggest draws at Koei Tecmo’s booth.
“Samurai Warriors” is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.
Koei Tecmo’s booth attendants
Square Enix’s booth
Capcom’s booth featured the dramatic-looking Seruregiosu.
The “Monster Hunter” 10th anniversary exhibition featured some extremely popular collaborative merchandise.
Airsoft gun maker Tokyo Marui created “Resident Evil”-themed items.
Capcom’s booth featured a shooting range where visitors could try out the S.T.A.R.S. custom Samurai Edge airsoft gun.
Capcom’s booth attendants
Bandai Namco Games’ Shinryu statue
Gundam plastic models under the gigantic Strike Freedom Gundam.
Godzilla had a significant presence at TGS; visitors could pick up a 60th anniversary transparent file folder.
Bandai Namco Games’ booth attendants
At the “Romance Game Corner”, visitors could enter the world of boys’ love games with crossdressing models lying on beds.
Visitors could receive free “Ore no Milk Candy”.
Sony Computer Entertainment’s booth
Attractive actresses gathered at Sega’s “Yakuza” booth.
Sega’s booth attendants
“Shining Resonance”, accompanied by a figure, will be released in December.
To play the “Onechanbara Z2: Chaos” demo, visitors had to look through windows cut in an enormous chest.
The stage hosted an “Onechanbara” photo session.
A giant robot from “Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair”.
D3 Publisher’s booth attendants
Gamers require energy drinks to refill their life gauge.
Morning greetings from Gree’s booth attendants, a yearly custom at the booth.
Xperia’s booth attendants in a V formation.
Kagoshima local hero Satsuma Kenshi Hayato.
Microsoft Japan’s booth
Indie game exhibits were also popular at this year’s TGS.
Tokyo Game Show 2014
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