Tokyo Game Show 2016 – action, horror and plenty of JRPGs

Gare – Monday, September 19, 2016 6:14 AM
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Another year, another Tokyo Game Show – Japan’s biggest gaming convention is here, and – as usual – we’ve picked out our own favorites in terms of what games you should be keeping an eye on in the months to come.

Final Fantasy XV

First off, we have Square Enix’s highly-anticipated JRPG offering, now with a brand new trailer featuring stunning visuals, Japanese audio, and official English subtitles. Also, keep in mind that the game has recently been delayed from its original September release to November 29.

Berserk and the Band of the Hawk

The Berserk „Warriors” game, based on the popular manga and anime series, has finally revealed its title as Berserk and the Band of the Hawk. We’ll need some time to get used to that title for sure – nonetheless, the game should have something to offer for fans of the original manga, the show, or just hack & slash games in general. The title is scheduled to be released in the West on February 21 (USA) and 24 (Europe) for PS4, PS Vita and PC.

Resident Evil 7

Things seem to be proceeding reasonably well over at Capcom – Resident Evil 7, scheduled to be released on January 24, has not only received a new trailer, but its thus far PS4-exclusive demo was also updated with new locations to explore. The final game, of course, will also be available on PC and Xbox One.

Tales of Berseria

While we still have no exact western release date for Bandai Namco’s much-anticipated new entry in the Tales franchise (which, by the way, also takes place in the distant past of Tales of Zestiria), we do have a new trailer showcasing some gameplay, plenty of battles, as well as the English voice cast. The game will be released in Q1 2017 for PS4 and PC, and is already out on PS4 in Japan.

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age

The HD remaster of one of the PS2’s biggest JRPGs is coming along nicely – we took yet another look at the upcoming Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age. The graphically improved remaster of the title will be based on the previously Japan-exclusive Zodiac Job System edition, with plenty of changes and improvements implemented to tweak the game’s character progression system, among other things. The game will be released on PS4 sometime in 2017.

The Last Guardian

It hasn’t been that long since we reported on the delay of this tremendously anticipated title – and if the wait is starting to annoy you, don’t worry: the game has had plenty of new gameplay footage to show off during TGS. Oh, and remember: the new release date is December 6 in the US and Japan, and December 7 in Europe.

Valkyria: Azure Revolution

This separate action RPG spinoff of the Valkyria Chronicles franchise has so far only been announced for a Japanese release, but that won’t stop us from marveling at its spectacular new trailer, showing off various cutscenes. The game will be releasing in Japan on both PS4 and PS Vita.

NieR: Automata

Platinum Games’ upcoming action game takes place in the world of the somewhat lesser-known PS3 RPG Nier, and will be offering the high-speed hack & slash gameplay we’ve all come to expect from the renowned studio. One of its latest trailers takes a look at some of the characters to appear in the title. NieR: Automata will be releasing next year on both PS4 and PC – we have no exact western release date just yet, but the Japanese debut will be February 23.

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