Tokyo Game Show 2022: everything is announced
Tokyo Game Show 2022 was filled with updates, announcements, interviews, and other new reveals on some of the hottest games from Japanese developers and other studios around the world. From the first interview with Tekken Series Head Katsuhiro Harada about Tekken 8, to a ton of new details about the new Like A Dragon series, read on to learn all about what 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 first exclusive interview with IGN, we learned a lot about the upcoming fighting game, including how it will feature the showdown 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 Tekken 8 fold.
Street Fighter 6: the complete launch list revealed
Street Fighter 6’s launch day roster will feature 18 characters, and Capcom has lifted 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 builder for the game’s World Tour mode. The game is also slated to get a closed beta in October, with details on how to register yet to come.
Resident Evil Village DLC will say goodbye to the Winters family
Ethan Winters has been the main character in the Resident Evil series for the past two entries, but next month’s Shadows of Rose 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 rebrands itself as Like A Dragon, unveils 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. Beyond the name change, we learned of three new titles in the Like a Dragon series: Ishin!, the long-awaited localization of Yakuza’s samurai spin-off, Like a Dragon 8, and a spin-off featuring Kazuma Kiryu. The series probably isn’t coming to Nintendo Switch either. Finally, we learned that the series isn’t committed to sticking to turn-based gameplay and that the fighting style can change depending on each game’s story.
Sonic Frontiers: Sega Details Super Sonic Boss Battles
Sonic Frontiers bucks many of the 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 frequently in the open areas of Sonic Frontiers. In fact, some bosses will be virtually untouchable until you unlock Super Sonic, which will also unlock a whole new set of combat options.
Suikoden spotlights the return of classic Konami games
Konami’s beloved RPGs Suikoden and Suikoden 2 will get new HD remasters for PlayStation, Xbox, Switch and PC next year. Both games will be combined into one collection titled Suikoden I&II HD Remaster Gate Rune and Dunan Unification Wars. Along with the announcement, Konami developers said they would like to continue making more Suikoden games in the future. In addition to Suikoden, we’ve also discovered covers of classic Konami franchises, including The Maze of Galious, Star Soldier, Parodius, Twinbee, and Pooyan.
Star Wars Eclipse Will Merge Action-Adventure With Quantum Dream Gaming “Fundamentals”
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Quantic Dream games are known for their focus on storytelling and branching paths, but the studio’s next Star Wars project will attempt to merge those pillars with a more action-adventure game. Speaking to IGN Japan, Quantic Dream CEO Guillaume de Fondaumière said that “the action elements are also going to be very important”, in addition to a “very strong story, very strong characters, several playable characters, and of course, giving players the ability to change the course of the story through their actions and decisions.
One Piece Odyssey gets a 2023 release date
One Piece Odyssey is coming west to PlayStation, Xbox, and PC on January 13. This is only a slight delay, as the game was originally supposed to launch 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 for Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, including Violet Mizutsune, Flaming Espinas, and Risen Chameleos. A new update launching on September 29 will also bring unlockable layered wespons, new Qurios surveys, and more.
Try new souls like Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty
Team Ninja’s new Soulslike Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty has a new demo available now on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. The game is also coming to last-gen consoles, but the demo is only available to owners of current-gen consoles. The game should be just as challenging as the studio’s Nioh titles.
The Awakener: Risen is a new RPG from a Chinese indie developer
This trailer for The Awakener: Risen from Taner Games features four classes: Warrior, Sword Dancer, Soldier, and Lancer. In the game, you play as an adventurer born in the Third Age, who embarks on an exciting adventure in the world of Sylvalond. The game is expected to arrive on PS5, PS4, and PC in 2023.
Exoprimal gets a story trailer
Capcom’s next dinosaur survival game, Exoprimal, received a new trailer at TGS 2022. The trailer shows Exofighters wearing powerful Exosuits and their aim to eliminate the origins of the dinosaur menace.
Deathloop update will extend the ending and more Game Pass news
Xbox has announced that Deathloop is coming to Gamepass this week, and it will come with a new extended ending. Additionally, Game Pass subscribers can expect a new Forza Horizon 5 update, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Guilty Gear Strive, and Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered.
Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN covering video game and entertainment news. He has over six years of gaming industry experience with signings at IGN, Nintendo Wire, Switch Player Magazine, and Lifewire. Find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.