Tokyo Game Show 2009

Crackdown 2 TGS 2009 Screenshots

At Tokyo Game Show 2009, Microsoft has released the first-ever screenshots from the upcoming Crackdown 2, which will be coming for the Xbox 360 at some point in 2010. We know there's not much to be gleaned about the game from these screens, but they sure look pretty, don't they?

Check out the rest of the Crackdown 2 photo gallery here.

Capcom's just released the newest cinematic trailer for Lost Planet 2 at TGS, and it's definitely meant to show off the variety of locations in the game. Split into 3 "episodes," we get to see action in the jungle, moving through city streets at night, and an epic battle on a train speeding through the desert.

Check out the new trailer below!

Lost Planet 2 TGS 2009 Trailer »

Like most Koei games, Trinity: Souls of Zill O'll has you beating the crap out of a lot of enemies. Unlike most Koei games, this one doesn't have you playing as an exaggerated version of figure in Chinese and/or Japanese history. The art direction definitely leans towards fantasy and the trailer makes me want to see more of it. Hacking and slashing against mindless minions, occasionally taking on a boss character, is one of my favorite gaming pastimes.


Trinity: Souls Of Zill O'll TGS '09 Trailer »


The strangely-named CEO of Grasshopper Studios in Japan, Suda 51, sat down and gave us a little wisdom about the upcoming No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle, including some new game mechanics, a phalanx of 2D mini-games, and some speculation as to what Nintendo might be up to with their newest hardware.

Watch and learn.


Suda 51 TGS 2009 No More Heroes 2 Interview »

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Tatsunoko vs. Capcom TGS 09 Trailer »

Updated 9:16PM PST: Here's a new trailer with Frank West in action!

Capcom has announced that Dead Rising's Frank West has been added to the illustrious cast of Tatsunoko vs. Capcom Ultimate All-Stars for Nintendo Wii. The addition helps the game appeal to Westerners and paves the way for the Wii's Dead Rising: Chop 'til you Drop. Stay tuned for more screens and videos of West taking on the rest of the game's cast.

Hit the break for another Kobun-licious screen of West in the game.

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In this interview with the Executive Producer of FIFA 10, Kazuya Makita, he tells us about the new dribbling system in the game, as well as some tweaks to the Practice Mode, player models, and the precision passing system. All of which is designed to help you get the most out of your futbol.


Kazuya Makita FIFA 10 TGS 2009 Interview »

Fans of Splinter Cell: Conviction will love this latest TGS 2009 trailer. Hell, fans of cool things will love this trailer. It's pretty awesome. More importantly, the game's release date is revealed in the video. Watch it, learn the release date, and let me know what you think (please)! 

Splinter Cell Conviction TGS 2009 'Numbers' Trailer »


TGS 09: Here's What Sony's Motion Controller Looks Like Now

Sony did not reveal as many details about its upcoming motion controller at its Tokyo Game Show keynote address by Sony Comptuer Entertainment chief Kaz Hirai, but Hirai did pull out an updated design for the controller from his pocket. We took a picture. Look for more coverage on Sony's presence at Tokyo Game Show as the day rolls on!

Lead developer Matt Cox and Wordsmith Kaori Slaczka discuss the categories of words used in the creative puzzle game Scribblenauts, including animals, automobiles and talk about the Objectnaut Tool that assigns properties to in-game objects.

Scribblenauts Developer Diary: Categories »

In this trailer for Warriors: Legends of Troy from Koei Canada Trojan warriors cut a bloody swathe through their enemies in epic combat.

Warriors: Legends of Troy TGS 09 Debut Trailer »

PS3 Firmware 3.0 Has Biggest New Features For 2009, But More Updates Coming

There are only a few moments that G4 is bringing to you as it happens during Tokyo Game Show and the keynote from the head of Sony's gaming division, Kaz Hirai, is one of them. Hirai is kicking off Tokyo Game Show this year and it's widely expected he will be showing more details on Sony's motion controller that debuted at E3. We may even see some actual games for the first time. Even though it's technically a "keynote," these speeches are more likes press conferences.

Our liveblog starts at 6:00 p.m. PST, but Hirai's keynote doesn't kick off until 6:30 p.m.


Though we are still a few hours away from the official opening of Tokyo Game Show 2009, our intrepid field team attended an Electronic Arts event in Japan yesterday, and were able to get this interview with Kim Swift, level designer at Valve, talking about Left 4 Dead 2.

Included in the interview? Glad you asked. Kim tells us about the "Dark Carnival" demo that they're showing, and how the input of gamers who have played that demo level have figured into the polishing of the game's design. She also tells us how the Valve team comes up with their ideas, and talks about the joy of pulling an El Kabong on zombies with a guitar in the new game.

Check it.


Kim Swift Left 4 Dead 2 TGS 2009 Interview »

Sony Working On UMD Transfer Service For PSP GoIt seems like we’ve been talking about the possibility of Sony establishing a system to let PlayStation Portable owners transfer their UMD-based games onto the UMD-less PSP Go for some time now; and that’s because we have.

And while Sony has remained relatively tight-lipped about the service up until now, the rumbling out of Tokyo Game Show is that there's a good chance Sony head Kaz Hirai will dedicate a portion of his keynote speech tonight to reveal significant details about the service.

Luckily for you, we’ll be live blogging the Sony keynote address right here on G4tv.com, so tune in at 6:30PM PST to read it all go down.

What do you think of Sony’s UMD/digital transfer good will program? If you plan to pick up a PSP Go, how many UMD games do you honestly think you’ll want to transfer onto your Go?

TGS 2009: What To Expect

After a year of teasers for some amazing-looking titles, we've finally reached the last big show of 2009. This year's Tokyo Game Show comes in a year that's brought us two new iterations of handhelds, a newly designed PlayStation 3, and a slate of big titles. And that's just the stuff that's in stores now. Tokyo Game Show kicks off Thursday morning, Tokyo time, which is Wednesday night in the US. What can you expect from this year's TGS? Here's a look at some of the confirmed coverage you can expect to discover from the show:

Day One Liveblogs, Wednesday, September 23:
Kaz Hirai Keynote - 6:30pm Pacific
Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Press Conference - 9:30pm Pacific

Here are some of the big titles throughout this week that you can expect coverage for:

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
Dead Rising 2
Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep
White Knight Chronicles
Tekken 6
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom
Lost Planet 2
Gran Turismo 5

Assassin's Creed II
Splinter Cell: Conviction
Red Steel 2
James Cameron's Avatar: The Game

And, of course, that's not all. Look for some more big announcements...and hopefully some unannounced pleasant surprises that'll make their way to the US in the future.

Be sure to check back here for all of your news and updates from Tokyo!

PlayStation Logo Black

Wait, you thought Kaz Hirai's keynote was the only thing we'd be covering live from Tokyo Game Show? Well, barring acts of God (or a nonexistent 3G signal in the convention area), I'll be liveblogging from Sony Computer Entertainment Japan's press conference during the first press day of TGS!

Will Hirai blurt out all the goodies during his keynote? Will SCEJ get some big announcements? I have no idea what to expect from tomorrow's press conference, but hopefully SCEJ will at least pass me a radio headset so I can hear a translation of the proceedings. Otherwise, expect a lot of smart-ass descriptions of me guessing what executives are pantomiming, since my Japanese vocabulary is marginally better than yours.

Tune in tonight around 9:30pm Pacific (that's 1:30pm Tokyo time on Thursday) to hear the big news coming out of Japan! For now, it's almost 1am, Tokyo time. I'm going to bed.


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