Tokyo Game Show 2023 Recap

Tokyo Game Show 2023 Recap

Tokyo Game Show 2023 has just concluded, leaving us with a treasure trove of thrilling announcements, jaw-dropping trailers, and exclusive insights into the future of gaming. From tantalizing game releases to exciting hardware reveals, the virtual halls of TGS 2023 were buzzing with electrifying energy. In this comprehensive blog post, we're diving deep into the heart of the action, recapping the most notable moments and highlights from this year's Tokyo Game Show. Join us as we journey through the gaming universe, exploring the games, innovations, and surprises that stole the spotlight at TGS 2023. Ready to embark on this epic adventure? Let's press start and dive right in.


Diving into the Exciting World of Dragon's Dogma 2

One of the most thrilling moments of the event was undoubtedly the unveiling of Dragon's Dogma 2, a narrative-driven action RPG with gamers buzzing with anticipation. Director Hideaki Itsuno took center stage, offering us an extensive glimpse into the vast and immersive world of the game. During the roughly 10-minute presentation, Itsuno delved into the intricacies of the Pawn AI companions, showcased the diverse vocations available to players, and unveiled the two captivating nations awaiting exploration throughout the players' journey. Moreover, Itsuno revealed the intriguing works of Magick Archer and Mystic Spearhand, exclusively accessible to the player-controlled Arisen.

Excitingly, Dragon's Dogma 2 is set to launch on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam, though a specific release date is still under wraps.

Courtesy: IGN
Courtesy: IGN

Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy Release Date Revealed

During the event, Capcom officially announced the release date for Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy, sending waves of excitement through the gaming community. This comprehensive collection, comprising Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies, and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice, will be available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows, and PC via Steam on January 25, 2024.

Gamers can look forward to enhanced HD resolution, smoother animations, and a full 16:9 aspect ratio presentation across the entire collection. The package will also include a revamped user interface tailored to modern screen sizes and improved menu and system features. Moreover, previously paid DLC content, including costume packs and special episodes, will be included for free.

Exoprimal Title Update 2 Unveiled

Mark your calendars for October 18 because Exoprimal Title Update 2 is on the horizon! This update promises to inject excitement into the online team-based action game. Players can anticipate a brand-new final mission type, an intriguing map expansion, and an array of exciting new gear. Additionally, Street Fighter 6 fans can rejoice as a collaboration between the two titles is in the works, with a sneak peek at the Rathalos Armor Set skin for Murasame, set to debut in Title Update 3 in January 2024.

Exoprimal is currently available on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows, PS5, PS4, and PC via Steam, and it's also accessible through Xbox Game Pass for console, PC, and cloud gaming.

Monster Hunter Takes the Spotlight

The recently launched Monster Hunter Now is taking the mobile gaming world by storm, thanks to its innovative AR function, allowing players to capture their favourite monsters in the real world. In a delightful surprise, the first update for this mobile gem is slated for release in December, promising new weapon types and menacing monsters.

March 2024 marks a momentous occasion for fans as it commemorates the 20th anniversary of the first Monster Hunter title's launch in Japan. During the event, we saw the memorable 20th-anniversary logo and the first piece of the 20th-anniversary art series, stirring up nostalgia and excitement among Monster Hunter enthusiasts.

AKI Joins Street Fighter 6

Prepare for fierce action as AKI enters the arena of Street Fighter 6 on September 27. As an understudy of FANG from Street Fighter 5, AKI employs venomous projectiles and razor-sharp claw attacks to take on her adversaries. She will be a formidable opponent and appear in the single-player World Tour mode, where you can master her unique moveset.

For those who want to customize their AKI experience, Outfit 1 with colours 3-10 will be available at launch for owners of the Year 1 Character Pass, Deluxe Edition, or Ultimate Edition. Outfit 2 can be obtained by Ultimate Edition owners or as a separate purchase. Additionally, a Halloween Fighting Pass is set to drop in October, adding to the excitement.

Starting November 1, ranked matches will see the introduction of a new rank called "Legend," a prestigious title awarded to the top 500 players within the Master League. Achieving Legend rank by the end of the phase will earn players a particular in-game title.

But that's not all! Training Mode is getting a revamp with new features, including detailed options for Training Mode Shortcut Settings, Reversal Settings, Frame Meter, Recording Settings, and more.

The event was jam-packed with exciting announcements and sneak peeks, leaving gamers eagerly awaiting the arrival of these thrilling titles and updates. Stay tuned for more gaming goodness!


Level 5's TGS livestream treated us to a delightful array of upcoming Switch games that are bound to leave gamers excited. First in line is Fantasy Life i: The Girl Who Steals Time, a charming blend of RPG and life simulation. With its imminent release later this year, we anticipate it will quickly earn its place alongside beloved titles like Animal Crossing.

Next on the list is Decapolice, a thrilling detective game scheduled for a 2023 launch. This intriguing title offers turn-based combat, an alluring neon-lit setting, and a multitude of mysteries to unravel. It seems poised to join the ranks of the finest detective games available on the Switch.

The livestream also provided a sneak peek into the world of mecha madness with Megaton Musashi: Wired and introduced us to the visually stunning anime-themed soccer game Inazuma Eleven: Victory Road. While the release dates for these two titles remain uncertain, we're eagerly awaiting more information about their availability on store shelves.


Sonic Superstars: Get Ready for the Blue Blur's Latest 2D Adventure!

The Sega / Atlus stream kicked off in the most iconic way possible – with Sonic the Hedgehog! Fans of the blue blur were in for a treat as they got an exclusive sneak peek at Sonic Superstars, the upcoming 2D title set to release on October 17.

During the event, the host talked about the game and gave attendees a firsthand look at the action. Sonic Superstars promises to be a thrilling addition to the ever-expanding collection of Sonic's 2D adventures. What's even more exciting is the introduction of cooperative play, opening up a whole new realm of possibilities for fans to explore together.

Courtesy: IGN
Courtesy: IGN

ENDLESS Dungeon: A Unique Blend of Strategy and Action

For those seeking a different gaming experience, look no further than ENDLESS™ Dungeon. This captivating game combines elements of rogue-lite, tactical action, and tower defence, all set within the acclaimed ENDLESS™ Universe.

Prepare to venture into an abandoned space station, either solo or with friends in cooperative mode. Your mission? To assemble a formidable team of shipwrecked heroes and defend your precious crystal against relentless waves of monsters. It's a sink-or-swim scenario; you'll need to muster your skills to survive. But don't worry; even if you meet your demise, there's always another chance to reload and try again. Mark your calendars for October 19th, when ENDLESS Dungeon launches on PC, Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch.

Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth - Unleash Your Inner Yakuza on January 26, 2024

Fans of the Yakuza series, get ready to step into the shoes of Ichiban Kasuga once again in Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth, set to release on January 26, 2024!

This new installment introduces the innovative Live Command RPG Battle system, taking combat to a new level of strategy and excitement. You'll be able to assemble the ultimate party with many new jobs, deeper customization options, and countless ways to develop your characters.

But it's not just about battles; immerse yourself in the vibrant streets of Yokohama's Isezaki Ijincho and embark on a journey to Hawaii, the series' first overseas location. Encounter new characters, form new bonds, and take a break from the action with entertaining minigames set against stunning backdrops.

January 26, 2024, can't come soon enough for fans eagerly anticipating the next chapter in Ichiban Kasuga's epic saga. Get ready to explore new horizons and experience the Yakuza world like never before in Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth.


Final Fantasy 7: Rebirth Gameplay

Check out the Tokyo Game Show 2023 showcase of Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth! The panel was expertly hosted by Chiaki Matsuzawa and included appearances by Yoshinori Kitase, Naoki Hamaguchi, and Tetsuya Nomura. Dive into the gameplay, which provides for the Grasslands Open World section, visit the charming Moogle House, and even Cloud showcasing his piano-playing skills, along with a glimpse at some exciting new mini-games. Mark your calendars for February 29, 2024, as that's when Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is set to launch exclusively on PlayStation 5.

Courtesy: IGN

SaGa Franchise at Tokyo Games Show

Enjoy the latest news coming to the SaGa franchise, starting with the newest entry--SaGa Emerald Beyond!


Exciting Xbox Announcements: Hotel Barcelona, Octopath Traveler 2, Forza Motorsport, and More!

Xbox fans, get ready for a thrilling lineup of games and updates coming your way! Microsoft's recent showcase event brought some significant announcements and surprises, and we've got all the details for you. Here's a rundown of what's in store for Xbox gamers:

Hotel Barcelona: A Terrifying Time Loop Adventure

The headline-grabber of the event was the unveiling of "Hotel Barcelona," a spine-chilling time-looping horror-action game. Developed in collaboration between the renowned Hidetaka "Swery" Suehiro and Goichi "Suda51" Suda, this game promises to deliver intense thrills. It's set to release on Xbox Series X and S sometime in 2024.

Courtesy: IGN

Octopath Traveler 2 Heads to Xbox

Good news for RPG enthusiasts! Square Enix is expanding its partnership with Microsoft, bringing more Japanese games to Xbox. One highlight is "Octopath Traveler 2," which is set to arrive on Xbox early in 2024. If you haven't experienced this epic RPG yet, now's your chance.

Forza Motorsport: Revving Up the Excitement

Racing fans, get ready to hit the track with "Forza Motorsport." Microsoft showcased the game, its thrilling Hakone course, and the stunning 2020 Toyota GR Supra. Mark your calendars for its release on Xbox Series X, S, and PC on October 10.

Fallout 76: A Megaton of Updates

Fallout 76 is getting a massive update set in Atlantic City, and it's so substantial that it will be split into two releases. The first part arrives on December 5, bringing new locations, factions, missions, and rewards. Plus, there's even a casino! Steam players can taste the action on the Public Test Server starting October 3.

The Elder Scrolls Online Heads to Japan

Bethesda's "The Elder Scrolls Online" is finally making its way to Japan, with a fully localized version launching on November 15, 2023. Additionally, the "Necrom" expansion is set to hit consoles in February.

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy Joins Game Pass

Legal drama enthusiasts will rejoice as the "Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy" comes to Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass on September 26. Get ready to defend your clients in this thrilling courtroom adventure.

Altheia: The Wrath of Aferi - A Fantastical Adventure

Altheia: The Wrath of Aferi offers a fantasy adventure inspired by Japanese aesthetics. Developed by two talented brothers, this game features Lili and her mysterious monk girlfriend, Sadi, navigating a dangerous ruined temple. Stay tuned for its release on Xbox and PC.

Courtesy: IGN

Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes - A Suikoden Successor on Game Pass

Fans of the Suikoden series can look forward to "Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes," launching into Game Pass on April 24, 2024. The game promises breathtaking visuals and turn-based battles.

Infinity Strash: Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai

Action RPG lovers, mark your calendars for September 28 when "Infinity Strash: Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai" arrives on Xbox Series X and S, PlayStation 4 and 5, Switch, and PC.

Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name

Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name is confirmed as a day-and-date Game Pass release on November 9. Prepare for an exciting adventure in this immersive RPG.

Mineko's Night Market: A Charming Adventure

Don't miss "Mineko's Night Market," an adorable adventure game coming to Game Pass on October 26. It's also available on Steam and Switch from September 26.

Courtesy: IGN

My Lovely Empress: A Fascinating New Chapter

The third installment of the "My Lovely" series, "My Lovely Empress," is on its way to Xbox, Windows PC, PS5, and Switch in 2024. Get ready to embark on a new journey.

Palworld: "Pokemon with Guns"

"Palworld," the monster-collecting RPG with a unique twist, is confirmed for Xbox and Windows PC in 2024. Prepare for an extraordinary adventure in this captivating world.

Courtesy: GameSpot Trailers

Party Animals Meets Ori

In a surprising twist, the slapstick co-op game "Party Animals" adds Ori and Naru as playable characters from the beloved Ori series.

Persona 3 Reload and Persona 5 Tactica Trailers

Fans of the Persona series, get excited! "Persona 3 Reload" is set to launch on February 2, 2024, across platforms and Game Pass. Meanwhile, "Persona 5 Tactica" introduces a new Quest system, offering unique challenges and rewarding experiences. It arrives on November 17, 2023, across platforms and Game Pass.

Courtesy: IGN

PUBG: Battlegrounds' Erangel Map Update

"PUBG: Battlegrounds" fans can anticipate changes to the Erangel map in October, promising more dynamic and mysterious gameplay.

Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty DLC

Concluding our roundup, "Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty" is getting the "Conqueror of Jiangdong" DLC on September 27. This expansion brings new weapon types, enemies, bosses, and weapons from the "Lies of P" crossover.

The future looks incredibly bright for Xbox gamers, with diverse games and updates to look forward to. Stay tuned for more exciting developments in the world of Xbox gaming!

As the Tokyo Game Show 2023 virtual curtains fall, we're left in awe of the gaming extravaganza it delivered. From Xbox's gripping revelations like Hotel Barcelona and Octopath Traveler 2 to Bethesda's exciting updates for Fallout 76 and The Elder Scrolls Online's Japanese debut, the event was a treasure trove of gaming wonders. Capcom reintroduced the Ace Attorney Trilogy, Capcom showcased Exoprimal's impending action, and Sonic Superstars promised a return to 2D Sonic magic. ENDLESS Dungeon fused strategy and action, Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth continued Ichiban Kasuga's saga, and Level 5 unveiled a promising array of upcoming Switch games. It was a thrilling ride, and as we bid farewell to TGS 2023, the gaming world shines brighter than ever, promising endless adventures and excitement for gamers everywhere. Stay tuned for more gaming revelations because the gaming universe keeps evolving!