Konnichiwa gamers and geeks, here’s an update on the annual Tokyo Game Show that kicked off yesterday at Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Japan, though it will be accessible to the general public starting today until Sunday.
Held since 1996, this is an annual event for video game developers and is considered as the world’s biggest game shows which various companies launch new products and show off their latest innovations and technology.
Giant game developers such Sony, Microsoft, Konami, Square Enix and a lot more set up a booth to show off their latest game debuts and trailers as well as try out playable demos of their newest products. And this year’s event, developers show off products specifically designed for smartphones, tablets and other computer-like devices. That’s pretty cool!
At the start of the show, some noticeable booths have big screens running trailers of the latest versions of hit games like “Biohazard” from Capcom and “Final Fantasy” from Square Enix. Other booths have games for smartphones, one is Gree Inc., having the second biggest booth next to Capcom.
This year’s game show is split up into several sections:
- the developers’ area
- the mobile content where you can try the latest in mobile gaming
- the game school area showcasing a number of Japanese universities and colleges specialized in animation, digital art, and video game industry
- the sales area with a number of shops of game developers
- kid’s playstation
- and an overseas pavilion for developers all over the world.
More updates coming up. Just stay tuned.