Tokyo Game Show

Everything Announced at Sony’s TGS Event Last Night

While nothing revelatory, at least there’s some (minor) Zone of the Enders news!

Patrick Klepek

Patrick Klepek

There were no major announcements at Sony's Tokyo Game Show press conference last night, no last-minute reveals of Bloodborne 2 or a release date for Kingdom Hearts III. That said, there was some cool stuff, especially if you, like any reasonable person, are a fan of Konami's Zone of the Enders series. (No, it's not a sequel, but it's still pretty cool.)

Left Alive is a "survival action shooter" from Armored Core director Toshifumi Nabeshima, with character designs from Metal Gear Solid's Yoji Shinkawa. Importantly, it has mechs, and is coming to both PlayStation 4 and PC sometime in 2018. Ghost in the Shell: Arise and Mobile Suit Gundam 00 designer Takayuki Yanase is working on the game's mech designs.

Elsewhere, here are the big takeaways:

  • Monster Hunter World will be released on January 26 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, with the PC version "at a later date."
  • There was a new trailer for the great-looking Shadow of the Colossus remake.
  • A high-res Final Fantasy IX is coming to PS4. In fact, you can download it right now.
  • Konami is remastering Zone of the Enders: 2nd Runner for PS4, with VR support. It's also coming to PC. (Hell yes, two mech games at one show? Anyway, I hope this remaster is good, I'm being critically detached, etc. etc., but hell yes! -Austin)
  • Final Fantasy XV's Noctis has joined Dissidia Final Fantasy NT.
  • As rumored, Dragon's Crown has been remastered for PS4 as Dragon's Crown Pro, and is coming to Japan on January 25. No word on the US.
  • Two different Earth Defense Force games were highlighted, with Earth Defense Force 5 getting a release date—December 7 in Japan—and Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain, a new take on the series that seems to ditch the B-movie tone the series is known for. (These games both seem to have giant robots. Interesting. -Austin)
  • Another VR toy from Sony is Japan Studio VR Music Festival, where you can interact with music from games like Gravity Rush. It'll be out September 20 in Japan.
  • Perhaps the most important announcement was Neko Astume getting a VR game.
  • 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, a mech collaboration between Atlus and Vanillaware, is coming to PS4 and Vita. (Bolded that to add needed emphasis, Patrick. Don't even worry about it. -Austin)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation 2, the follow-up to the popular-in-Japan multiplayer Gundam game for the PS3. Here's hoping it gets an English release. By the way? Have you watched Gundam? You should watch some Gundam.
  • Yet another mech game, A Certain Magical Virtual On, crosses the giant robot fighting game over with a popular anime, manga, and light novel series. As a reminder, Virtual On, as a series, is under-appreciated and misunderstood; a clever twist to the fighting game with a unique sense of speed and tactical decision making. Also the one for Dreamcast was called Virtual On: Oratorio Tangram and that's a dope name.
  • (Patrick, I added the last two entries to this list, since they somehow were not here before. Also: Yes, reader, I am very happy that this many mech games were at the show. -Austin)

And here are the trailers to go along with those announcements:

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