Tokyo Game Show 2022 was packed with all-new updates, announcements, interviews, and other reveals on some of the highest-profile games coming from Japanese developers and other studios around the world. From the first interview with Tekken series lead Katsuhiro Harada about Tekken 8, to a ton of new details about the newly renamed Like A Dragon series, read on for everything 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 first exclusive interview with IGN, we learned a lot about the upcoming fighting game, including how it will showcase the matchup between Jin Kazama and Kazuya Mishima. Harada also praised Nintendo’s Masahiro Sakurai for his work on Smash Bros., and said that he would consider bringing guest characters back into the fold for Tekken 8.
Street Fighter 6: Full Release 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 challenges, including custom character creator for the game’s World Tour mode. The game is also scheduled to get a closed beta in October, with details on how to sign up still to come.
Resident Evil Village DLC Will Say Goodbye to the Winters Family
Ethan Winters has been the main character of the Resident Evil series for the past 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 PlayStation 4, alongside the previously announced PS5 and Xbox Series consoles.
Yakuza series changes name to Like A Dragon and reveals three new games for 2023 and beyond
RGG Studio’s Yakuza series has always been called Like a Dragon in Japan, and now localized versions of future games in the series will follow suit. Beyond the name change, we learned of three new titles in the Like a Dragon series: Ishin!, the long-awaited localization of the Yakuza samurai spinoff Like a Dragon 8, and a spinoff starring Kazuma Kiryu. The series probably won’t be coming to the Nintendo Switch either. Finally, we learned that the series is not committed to turn-based play, and the style of combat could change depending on the story of each individual game.
Sonic Frontiers: Sega Details Super Sonic Boss Fights
Sonic Frontiers is bucking many trends the Sonic franchise is known for, and Super Sonic is no exception. He usually doesn’t appear until the closing moments of each Sonic game, but Super Sonic will be used more frequently in the open areas of Sonic Frontiers. In fact, some bosses will be pretty much untouchable until you unlock Super Sonic, which will also unlock a whole new set of combat options.
Suikoden Highlights The Return Of Classic Konami Games
Konami’s beloved RPGs Suikoden and Suikoden 2 are getting new HD remasters for PlayStation, Xbox, Switch and PC next year. The two games will come packaged in a collection titled Suikoden I&II HD Remaster Gate Rune and Dunan Unification Wars. Along with the announcement, developers at Konami said that they would like to continue creating more Suikoden games in the future. In addition to Suikoden, we also learned about revivals of classic Konami franchises, such as The Maze of Galious, Star Soldier, Parodius, Twinbee, and Pooyan.
Star Wars Eclipse will fuse action and adventure with the “fundamentals” of Quantic Dream Games
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Quantic Dream’s games are known for their focus on storytelling and branching paths, but the studio’s next Star Wars project will attempt to meld these pillars with more action-adventure focused gameplay. Speaking to IGN Japan, Quantic Dream CEO Guillaume de Fondaumiere said that “the action elements are going to be very important as well,” in addition to a “very strong story, very strong characters, multiple playable characters, and of course giving players the ability to change, through their actions and decisions, how the story unfolds.”
One Piece Odyssey Gets a 2023 Release Date
One Piece Odyssey is coming west for PlayStation, Xbox, and PC on January 13. This is just a slight delay as the game was originally supposed to release 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 on the way to Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, including Violet Mizutsune, Flaming Espinas, and Risen Chameleos. A new update releasing on September 29 will also bring unlockable layered weapons, new Qurios research, and more.
Try new souls like Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty
Team Ninja’s new Soulslike Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty now has a new demo available for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. The game is also coming to next-gen consoles, but the demo is only available to owners of current-gen consoles. The game will be as challenging as the studio’s Nioh titles.
The Awakener: Risen is a new RPG from a Chinese independent developer
This trailer for The Awakener: Risen from Taner Games shows off four classes: Warrior, Sword Dancer, Soldier, and Lancer. In the game, you play as an adventurer born in the Third Age, who goes on an exciting adventure in the world of Sylvalon. The game is coming to PS5, PS4, and PC in 2023.
Exoprimal Gets a Story Trailer
Capcom’s upcoming dinosaur survival game Exoprimal got a new trailer at TGS 2022. The trailer shows the Exofighters wearing powerful Exosuits and their goal of eliminating 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 new extended ending. Additionally, Game Pass subscribers can look forward to a new update for Forza Horizon 5, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Guilty Gear Strive, and Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered.
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