TGS Trailer Roundup

There has been a big showing thus far at the Tokyo Game Show, so in the interest of efficiency, we’ve rounded up all of the trailers and big news in one place. In no particular order, here is the rundown:

From Software has confirmed the release of Bloodborne DLC with The Old Hunters. The expansion promises a range of new weapon and magic options, new outfits, and an additional area complete with new enemies. This extensive package is set for release on November 24.

Following along the lines of From Software, a new Dark Souls III trailer surfaced. It’s a short snippet of action, but one that captures the oppressive atmosphere and gritty fantasy vibes of the preceding games. The release date is currently listed as March 24 of next year.

Keeping with the medieval themes, Ubisoft’s multiplayer melee-based combat game For Honor also received a short, cinematic trailer. It focuses on one of the playable character types, the Oni. It’s a brief highlights video, but it demonstrates the frenetic, yet calculated combat. No specific release date has been revealed as of yet.

Taking a small departure, Kingdom Hearts 2.8 has been officially confirmed by Square Enix, and highlighted in a short trailer. The oddly titled game (though perhaps it’s not so odd in relation to the rest of the series) is a compilation package, including a HD port of Dream Drop Distance, previously exclusive to 3DS. It also includes a ‘theater video’ recounting previous story elements, and a short episode tied to Birth by Sleep. It’s set to hit the PS4 sometime next year.

Fans of the Vita exclusive Gravity Rush got a nice little surprise this year with the reveal of the sequel, appropriately titled Gravity Rush 2. The trailer promises a more broad, open world and fluid combat mechanics. It is set to release exclusively for the PS4 alongside a remastered port of the original, completely eschewing the Vita system.

Spike Chunsoft released new information regarding the upcoming Danganronpa 3, set to feature more psychological horror in a visual novel format. Monokuma, the eponymous monochromatic bear will be making a return appearance on both PS4 and Vita, with no specific release date set.

Koei Tecmo made a brief appearance with the reveal of Nioh, a 3rd-person action game set in feudal Japan. Nioh follows William, a Geralt of Rivia lookalike tasked with the extermination of a gamut of supernatural entities. The short trailer highlights the very deliberate combat system, while showing the usual Koei Tecmo flair. The game is set for an exclusive PS4 release sometime in 2016.

Vanillaware revealed their new title, 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, following their trend of odd titles. The theme this time around is mechs, with sci-fi action taking place on the trademark watercolor landscapes that Vanillaware is known for. It utilizes the same delicate art style as previous releases and is set to release on PS4 and Vita with no confirmed release date. It will make a solid counterpart to the upcoming Vanillaware title Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir.

The King of Fighters made a long awaited appearance with The King of Fighters XIV. The short trailer highlights the series’ extensive history and unveils a new art style. SNK Playmore is aiming to release the game as a PS4 exclusive sometime next year.

CAPCOM announced its presence with a new Resident Evil title, this time as an online multiplayer shooter. Resident Evil: Umbrella Corps eschews the story focus in favour of competitive, third-person shooter online play. It’s set to release on both PS4 and PC via Steam early next year.

Sega made a bid for the revival of the waning Yakuza franchise, with the reveal of both Yakuza 6 and an HD remake of the original Yakuza game. Not much information is known about Yakuza 6, but the original game is set to receive a host of new content, included new cinematics and scenarios. It’s set to release on PS3 and PS4 in January next year.

On the topic of revivals, SaGa Scarlet Grace is set to be the first addition to the SaGa franchise since 2003. Square Enix announced the new title with a short trailer highlighting the series’ roots. While it doesn’t display any game content, it serves to establish the tone of the game. SaGa Scarlet Grace is set to hit the Vita sometime in 2016.

Just Cause 3 also made an appearance with a new trailer, demonstrating the trademark level of controlled chaos that the Just Cause franchise is known for. Square Enix is set to unleash the game on PS4, Xbox One and Windows this December.

That about wraps it up for today. If you feel there’s anything we missed, let us know in the comments. In addition, as a small piece of news, Sony announced their VR headset known as Morpheus is being renamed to the rather apt PlayStation VR. No word has been made in regards to what this change entails, but it is likely just rebranding. Stay tuned for more TGS coverage as the show continues!

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