The Tokyo Game Show is taking place this week, drawing thousands of attendees to see the latest and greatest to come out of the Land of the Rising Show. The event is of great interest to U.S. audiences as well, as a number of these releases will be making their way to our shores eventually.
So what were some of the better stories to emerge from the show this week
First up, Square Enix finally unveiled a new trailer for its forthcoming PS4/Xbox One title Final Fantasy XV. In the trailer, a new number of cast members are introduced, as well as a visionary new engine that looks to be the best yet for the series.
On top of that, another Final Fantasy project, Type-O, will be released in Japan this March, as well as other regions, and will also come with a playable demo for Final Fantasy XV. There’s word that it’ll have a price attached, although it hasn’t been finalized just yet.
Considering Final Fantasy‘s popularity with the role-playing community, this should be a big seller across the board when it finally releases sometime next year.
D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die, the latest project from heralded Deadly Premonition producer Swery, has made its debut on Xbox One, a surprise coming out of left field from Microsoft Studios. The game is available for download now for $14.99 (which includes the prologue and two episodes) and includes support for both regular controllers and the Kinect device.
Bloodborne is the latest game from the Dark Souls developers at From Software, and during Tokyo Game Show, it was given an official release date of February 6 for all markets. In addition, a special edition of the game was introduced, featuring a Steelbook case, art book, and downloadable soundtrack for $79.99.
The Dark Souls franchise has had quite an appeal to the “hardcore” gaming audience, so there’s no question that Bloodborne should have similar results next year.
Finally, one of the Tokyo Game Show’s most popular games turned out to be Konami’s highly anticipated Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. In addition to the game getting a 2015 release date for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Hideo Kojima, the series’ producer and director, also confirmed that a clothing line called the Metal Gear Collection 2014 would soon debut, featuring items for both men and women, as well as a new Solid Snake collectible figure and a special iDroid phone case.
Metal Gear Solid will also make its presence known in the forthcoming PlayStation 3/4 exclusive LittleBigPlanet 3, featuring a number of special costumes and missions based within the Konami series’ universe. That game is slated for release this November.