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Tokyo Game Show 2011

Tokyo Game Show 2011


Nintendo showed off a handful of games at their 3DS Tokyo Game Show conference. One of these games was Super Mario 3D Land. The game is a return to Mario's classic platforming roots, complete with Tanooki suits, and Bowser. Of course the entire adventure is in 3D!

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Super Mario 3D Land is a 3DS exclusive set for November 13, 2011.

Nintendo Reveals 3DS First Look Titles

A November system update for the Nintendo 3DS will add a 3D video recording feature to the handheld console. Gamers will be able to record moments from their lives in glasses-less 3D! Just think of all the weird porn people are going to make! Go ahead, think about it, right now.

This is actually a neat feature I think 3DS owners can have fun with. I personally don't see much use for it because the 3DS screen hurts my eyes but I may be in the minority. Do you see yourself using the 3DS as a 3D video recorder? 


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The October issue of Game Informer is brimming with all new The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword details revealing the game's new weapons, dungeons, modes, and more. When I say brimming, I mean there's 24 pages dedicated to the Zelda series packed in to the magazine, with 10 of them focused entirely on the newest entry in the series. We've taken the juciest bits of info from the article and laid them all out here for you. 

"Some of the fun we had back then was lost in the creation of later games," said Eiji Aonuma, the director on Skyward Sword and many past Zelda games. "The problem is that when you do something once in a game like Ocarina of Time, when you make the next game it becomes expected that all of that is there. You end up spending a lot of time creating all these elements of the game just to meet expectations. (My goal with Skyward Sword is to) take the franchise into new places."

Be aware that this serves as your SPOILER ALERT. If you don't want to know any of the new details from Skyward Sword, consider yourself warned and don't click on the Read More tag.

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New Misty Pink Nintendo 3DS Coming To Japan This October


At Nintendo's Tokyo Game Show press conference, the company revealed a new Misty Pink colored Nintendo 3DS coming to Japan on October 20. The fabulously colored 3DS is supposed to entice more female users to pick up the system, as the 3DS currently doesn't have as many girls playing it as much as they play on other Nintendo platforms. As of now, the pink 3DS does not have a US or EU release date, but I think it's a safe bet that the system will be available everywhere by the holiday season.

I think the pink color is fine, but if I had to choose a new 3DS color I'd want a simple crystal clean white. What about you, if you could paint your 3DS any color, which color would you pick?


This new trailer from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword shows off the Wii exclusive's new upgrade system. Basically you'll find things while fighting enemies and you can use them to upgrade your items to make them stronger. Aside from the Big Goron Sword in Ocarina of Time I'm pretty sure this is a first for the Zelda series, and it's something I'm very excited about. I love collecting things and getting the best items possible, so I can't wait to try this out.

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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is coming out November 20 for the Nintendo Wii. If you want more Skyward Sword details, check out our The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword hands-on impressions from PAX 2011.

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Bayonetta Dev's Opinions On Motion Controls, Casual Games: If It Makes Sense

According to a tip from Sega fansite TSSZ, we should expect a Bayonetta 2 announcement "fairly soon" from the Tokyo Game Show which is going on this week. Their sources didn't have too much info on the game, not knowing if it was a proper sequel or a spinoff, but they did mention that Sega Sammy's animation studio Marza Animation Planet is working on an "animated component" for the series.

Keep in mind that nothing official has been confirmed by Sega regarding Bayonetta 2, but once we hear more on the sultry action game's new installment we'll be sure to let you know.

Would you be excited for a second Bayonetta game? I thought that the first was clever and quite fun. What types of things would you want to see from Bayonetta 2

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Tokyo Game Show Is Not Canceled, Could Be Downsized

It's time for the Tokyo Game Show, people! The annual far Eastern gathering of all things video games goes down this week. The show opens on September 15, and goes through the 18th. Judging by past shows, we expect it will offer a refreshing mix of AAA games and way-out concepts that could only come from Japan.

We'll be all over TGS, bringing you news, interviews, previews and more, as it happens. Plus, game makers use big shows like this to drop a ton of trailers and screenshots on us, and we promise to feature them for you, right here. We're just that cool.

Keep your browser pointed to G4TV.com for everything Tokyo, all weekend. Until then, why not poke around our coverage of previous Tokyo Game Shows to get an idea of what you're missing?



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A Look At Team Ico's Long Awaited The Last Guardian

According to Sony, the game that I've been waiting for six years for, The Last Guardian, is not scheduled to make an appearance at this year's Tokyo Game Show on September 15-18. They announced the sad news via the PlayStation Blog, saying, "We can assure you that Ueda-san and the rest of the development team are hard at work to bring his lofty vision to life and deliver the very best gaming experience possible."

What does that mean? We haven't seen anything from this game since after last years Tokyo Game Show, and even then all we got was screenshots. It wasn't at E3 the past two years, and we haven't even heard any news on the game in quite some time. With the ICO and Shadow of the Colossus Collection coming out this month, you'd think this would be the perfect time to show off some new The Last Guardian stuff while the fans are more hyped than ever.

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CES 2011: The Video Games of the Microsoft Booth - Fable 3 and Age of Empires Online

Microsoft has announced their Tokyo Game Show lineup. While the Xbox 360 is definitely not the console of choice in Japan, the company is set to try and make a splash this year with a variety of games that they hope will please an international audience.

Those games include:

The sad thing is that only a handful of these games are Xbox exclusive. Do you think these games are enough for Microsoft to leave an impact at the show? On the other hand, Sony is bringing over 40 games to TGS and showing off over 30 PS Vita games.

Whose games are you most excited to see at TGS, between September 15-18?

PlayStation Vita Online Modes Revealed: Near, Party, LiveArea, and Activity -- Will This Revolutionize Portable Gaming?

Japanese gaming magazine Famitisu has leaked nine new PlayStation Vita games that will be available to demo at the Tokyo Game Show. While we already knew that there would be 30 PS Vita games at Tokyo Game Show, a few were still supposed to be a surprise. Luckily for us, we've now got a bit more insight on these surprise titles. They include:

  • Lumines: Electronic Symphony
  • Rayman Origins
  • Michael Jackson The Experience HD
  • Dark Quest
  • Sumioni
  • Dream Club Zero Portable
  • Moe Moe Daisensou
  • Ragnarok Odyssey

While Lumines and Rayman seem like a natural fit for the Vita, the games I'm most excited about on this list are Sumioni and Ragnarok Odyssey. Sumiomi looks like a 2D action-adventure game in the same sumi-e Japanese art style of Okami, and I loved that. I'm also a fan of a game like Ragnarok coming to the Vita, before even Monster Hunter does.

I have to say, with such an incredible amount of games coming to the Vita at or around launch, I'm getting very excited about the handheld. What about you?

Source: Kotaku

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Sony E3 2010 Press Conference Highs And Lows

The Tokyo Game Show runs September 15-18 and Sony is trying to steal the show with their impressive lineup which includes a whopping 31 PlayStation Vita titles. Needless to say, the portable console from Sony will be in the spotlight this year but as of this writing only 13 of the Vita games have been announced.

Here's the list that we've confirmed so far:

PlayStation Vita

  • BlazBlue Continuum Shift Extend
  • Dynasty Warriors Next
  • Asphalt: Injection
  • The King, Demon King, and the Seven Princesses: New King Story
  • Mahjong Fight Club
  • Shinobido 2
  • Virtua Tennis 4
  • Uncharted: Golden Abyss
  • Gravity Daze
  • Hot Shots Golf Next
  • True Kamaitachi
  • Disgaea 3 Return
  • Ridge Racer
    Plus 18 more unannounced Vita titles

Check out the PS3 and PSP games Sony will be bringing to TGS after the break.

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Nintendo 3DS Gets A Flame Red Paint Job On September 9

Some Nintendo 3DS rumors are kicking around this morning, compliments of a report from Bloomberg that the company is holding a pre-Tokyo Game Show event on September 13 that is related to the newly released handheld. This is unusual, as Nintendo does not usually have a presence at TGS.

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inFAMOUS 2's Cole McGrath Coming To PlayStation Vita Version of Street Fight x Tekken

Sony confirmed only yesterday the unfortunate news that the PlayStation Vita won't be coming to the U.S. or Europe this year. "Early 2012" is all we have to go on right now, but that timetable's going to get a lot more specific next month at Tokyo Game Show. That's where the release date will be confirmed, Sony has revealed (via VG247).

SCE Japan president Hiroshi Kawano confirmed the TGS reveal in a blog post yesterday, adding that the date is already "finalized." That's frustrating, right? Don't worry. Given Sony's secret-keeping track record, we should have a leaked release date in a matter of hours.

Source: 4Gamer

 

Tokyo Game Show Is Not Canceled, Could Be Downsized

The tragic earthquakes and tsunamis that have plagued Japan won't stop the Tokyo Game Show, Japan's biggest gaming convention. It might slow it down a bit, however. Tokyo Game Show, which takes place each September, will consume a lot of power, power that could be needed to help fix the nuclear reactors. Power shortages to help this effort could last up to six more months, which puts TGS in a bit of a situation.

Right now, there are no plans to axe the show.  A Tokyo Game Show spokesperson told Kotaku Japan, "Currently, we are not thinking of canceling or making the show smaller." He added, "Depending on the situation from here on out, it is possible that the show is reduced."

Tokyo Game Show is planned for September 15-18.

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