CESA Issues Updated Tokyo Game Show List
New details on Sony, Microsoft and Namco Bandai's booths.
We've been hearing Tokyo Game Show planning specifics from the likes of Square Enix, Sega and Konami these past few days. Today, show organizer CESA sent out an updated exhibitor list that reflects most of the new announcements and also gives a few hints at what we can expect from Sony, Microsoft and other holdouts.
According to CESA, as of August 30, 143 companies and organizations have signed on for booths at the show. In all, 723 titles will be shown.
As usual, most of the organizations and titles are accounted for by student projects and other areas that might not be of interest to the general attendee. CESA did, thankfully, provide a platform-by-platform breakdown of the games.
This list shows this year's total software count with last year's in parentheses:
- PC: 118 (76)
- Mobile: 118 (130)
- Nintendo DS: 109 (41)
- Xbox 360: 22 (17)
- PlayStation 2: 1 (0)
- PlayStation 3: 23 (12)
- PlayStation Portable: 40 (11)
- Wii: 8 (8)
- Next Generation System: 1 (0)
- iPad: 16 (0)
- Other: 174 (161)
The mobile category includes 45 iPhone apps, up from the 0 of last year.
The "other" category includes such things as books, posters, t-shirts and goods. It looks like CESA has an odd definition of "title."
The "Next Generation System" category refers to platforms that are not yet out. Looking at the list of games CESA provided, however, none appear to list "Next Generation System."
As always, you shouldn't read too much into the platform counts. Many publishers, including Capcom, Sony, and Namco Bandai, have yet to announce their lineups. Many publishers that have announced their lineups have only done so partially. CESA will offer a more complete list closer to the start of the show.
Here's CESA's company-by-company breakdown. I've in most cases ignored mobile and PC games. Most of the information mirrors announcements we've been hearing over the past few days.
Irem Software Engineering
- Pachipara 16: Gingira Paradise 2 (PSP)
- Sengoku Esatsu Yugi Hototogisu Dairan (PSP)
ASCII Media Works
- Durarara!! 3way Standoff (PSP)
- To Aru Majutsu no Index (PSP)
- Twinkle Crusaders GoGo! (PSP)
- Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu Dojinshi Hajimemashta (PSP)
- Ishin no Arashi Shippuu Ryoumaden (DS)
- Troy Musou (PS3/X360)
- Winning Post 7 2010 (PC/PS3/PSP)
- Trinity Zill O'll Zero (PS3)
- Quantum Theory (PS3)
- Ambition of Nobunaga Online (PC)
- Dynasty Warriors Online (PC/PS3)
- Castlevania Lords of Shadow (PS3/X360)
- Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker (PSP)
- Metal Gear Solid Rising (PS3/X360)
- Zack to Ombra Maboroshi no Yuuenchi (DS)
- Otomedius X (X360)
- Crossboard 7 (X360)
- Momotaro Dentetsu World (Hudson, DS)
- Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki (Falcom, PSP)
- UFC Undisputed 2010 (Yukes, PS3/X360)
- Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity (PSP)
- Yakuza Black Panther New Chapter (PSP)
- Vanquish (PS3/X360)
- Shining Hearts (PSP)
- K-On! After School Live!! (PSP)
- Virtual On Force (X360)
- Shiren the Wanderer 5 (Chunsoft, DS)
- F1 2010 (Codemasters, PS3/X360)
- Mafia II (Take-Two Japan, PS3/X360)
- Bullet Soul (5pb., X360)
- Storm Lover (PSP)
- VitaminX Evolution Plus (PSP)
- Ishin Renka Ryoma Gaiden (PSP)
- Dream Club Portable (PSP)
- Dream Club Zero (X360)
- Halo: Reach (X360)
- Fable III (X360)
- Kinect Adventures (X360)
- Kinect Sports (X360)
- Kinect Animals (X360)
- Kinect Joy Ride (X360)
- Ni no Kuni (DS)
- Ni no Kuni (PS3)
- Danbol Senki (PSP)
- Mystery Room (DS)
The various publishers provided CESA with descriptions of their booths, offering additional hints at what to expect.
Irem made mention of the latest entry in "that survival action adventure" series. Word of this leaked out yesterday as Disaster Report 4 for PS3. The company says to expect a special stage event for the game. It's unclear if the game will be playable, but can presumably expect more details once the game has been officially announced.
Alchemist says that it will be changing its booth daily.
Konami said to look forward to its Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker Summer Camp tournament, presentations for its various games, and an on-site version of its Konami Style shop.
Square Enix promised an Open Mega Theater showing videos of various titles that will be released through Winter.
In addition to the demos of Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity, Yakuza Black Panther and Vanquish, Sega said to expect major stage events.
Sony said the focus of its booth will be on PlayStation Move, which it described as a "new platform for PlayStation 3."
Namco Bandai said to expect the latest games in the Tales, God Eater, Super Robot Taisen, Dragon Ball and Naruto series. It also said to expect original games.
Microsoft promised Kinect demo spaces and showings of Halo: Reach and Fable III.
Level-5 said to expect a Ni no Kuni themed booth with a large screen showing previously unreleased trailers. For DS's Ni no Kuni, attendees will be able to experience using the game's included magic book. Visitors to the Level-5 booth will get a show-exclusive Ni no Kuni tote bag.
The Behemoth said to expect PSN's Castle Crashers in its Japanese premier (ahead of a September release) and Xbox Live Arcade's BattleBlock Theater.