Tokyo Game Show 2022 Recap – Major Announcements, News, Trailers, and More!

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It’s that time of year again we all wait for, TGS! As one of the longest-running and largest video game conventions in the world, Tokyo Game Show 2022 makes a triumph return to Makuhari Messe after going online for the past two years. Running from September 15 to 18, the annual convention brought back the headline attendees including Microsoft, Square Enix, Capcom, Bandai Namco, Sega, Koei Tecmo, Konami, and more with hands-on demos and live streams delivering the latest information on their new titles in the coming years.

With so many announcements, news, and game trailers released during this annual event, we know that it would be frustrating to check them all. That’s why we’re rounding up all the major news from Tokyo Game Show 2022 here, so you can learn all the news in one piece!

Don’t forget to check out our Tokyo Game Show 2022 Special Page for the announcement details and hands-on preview as our media team heads to the convention for live reports!

*Updated on Sept 22, 11:49

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Day 1, Sept 15

unVEIL the world is a Mobile RPG with Character Design by The Promised Neverland’s Creator Posuka Demizu

Shueisha Games and NetEase Games announced unVEIL the world, a strategic adventure RPG that is coming to iOS and Android. Posuka Demizu, the creator of The Promised Neverland, is in charge of character design.

unVEIL the world is an RPG that centers on the adventure of a mysterious girl Yuta and her friends, with graphics that allow players to feel the light, wind, earth, and the breath of its fantasy world. You can also enjoy strategic battles with the powerful yet charming characters designed by Demizu.

Check our article HERE for details.

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Wuthering Waves Reveals Eight-Minute Gameplay Video

Kuro Games revealed a new gameplay video for their upcoming open-world action RPG, Wuthering Waves at Tokyo Game Show 2022. The videos show nearly eight minutes of gameplay footage of the game, but no release date was announced so far.

Wuthering Waves is an open-world RPG set in a world after the collapse of civilization. The game features abundant action elements, highly immersive boss battles, and character development through item collection. Players can enjoy dynamic actions such as dashing without consuming stamina, climbing walls, enjoying vertical parkour, and using a hook clock.

Check our article HERE for details.

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Volcano Princess is a choose-your-own-adventure RPG Coming to Steam

Volcano Princess is a new time-manage simulation RPG by Gamera Games and Egg Hatcher that is about you and your daughter living in a land called the Volcano Kingdom. The game is getting a demo in October and has no final release date currently.

Every action and choice takes up time and valuable resources. You can train your cute daughter in various ways, having her study, play with her, or go out to the world to explore together! You’ll have to watch for her mood, your resources, and food as you progress through the best years of her life.

Check our article HERE for details.

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The Dark World: Karma Gets New Trailer

The first-person psychological horror title, The Dark World: Karma showcases a new trailer at Tokyo Game Show 2022. The Dark World: Karma is slated to release on PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam in 2023.

The Dark World: Karma is a first-person psychological title where you play as an amnesiac, digging through the world that has been taken over by Leviathan corp, a mysterious entity and corporation that has a strict lockdown on society, causing the sky to be forever dark, and humanity to be under its mercy.

Check our article HERE for more details.

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Tristia of the Deep-Blue Sea: Legacy and Tristia: Restore Announced for PC and Switch

Kougado Studio announced at Tokyo Game Show 2022 that it is releasing Tristia of the Deep-Blue Sea: Legacy and Tristia: Restore for both Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam in the spring of next year. 

Tristia: Legacy is a remastered version of the original Tristia of the Blue Sea: Struggle in the Invention Studio, the starting point of the Blue Sea series. While Tristia: Restore is a completely new title featuring brand-new game mechanics.

Check our article HERE for details.

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My Mermaid Breeding Game Announced for Mobile

Studio Sledgehammer announced My Mermaid, a breeding game where players can raise mermaids on their smartphones! The release date is yet to be announced.

My Mermaid is a completely new mermaid training game that allows users to build their own aquarium forming while leading a healing life with beautiful and unique mermaids called “My Mermaids.” The player, who has a special power to communicate with mermaids, will help them regain their “true power” to purify the world while strengthening their bond with each other.

Check out our article HERE for details.

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Star Ocean: The Divine Force Unveils Final Trailer and Live Gameplay

Star Ocean: The Divine Force reveals the final trailer previewing the gameplay and new playable character, Mariella. It also revealed that L’Arc-en-Ciel’s vocalist Hyde performs the game’s theme song “Pandora”.

A live gameplay session is also showcased during the Tokyo Game Show 2022 live stream, while the guest control Raymond to walk around the gigantic map of Acendros with the help of D.U.M.A and try the seamless battle systems. Check our article HERE for more details.

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One Piece Odyssey Gets New Trailer and Release Date

One Piece Odyssey finally gets a release date on January 12, 2023 for PS4, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S and on January 13 for PC via Steam.

A new trailer was also revealed at Tokyo Game Show 2022 sharing a memorable scene of Vivi and Alabasta, hinting that the Straw Hats will be revisiting the place in the game. Check out our article HERE for details.

Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak Version 1.2 Arrives on September 29

The second update to Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak will come on September 29, adding A6 Anomaly quests and in turn expanding Qurious crafting, as well as adding the long-awaited Layered Weapons system.

Two new monster variants, Violet Mizutsune and Risen Chameleos are also coming to the game in this update! Check our article HERE for details.

Street Fighter 6 CBT Coming on October 7

Street Fighter 6 is holding a Closed Beta Test on October 7, where you can sign up here. The game also showed off its online features at its Tokyo Game Show 2022 program, where you can see other players’ avatars and match up with them, while also playing classic Street Fighter Games! Four classic characters from the Street Fighter series are also returning!

Check out more about Street Fighter 6 HERE.

Wanted: Dead Gets New Trailer

110 Industries revealed a new Tokyo Game Show 2022 trailer for the hybrid slasher/shooter Wanted: Dead.

The game is set to launch on PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S & PC on February 14, 2023. More about Wanted: Dead can be found HERE.

Quester is a Hack-and-Slash RPG Ft. Art by Bastard!!’s Creator Kazushi Hagiwara

The independent game production company Thousand Games announced Quester, a hack-and-slash RPG for PC with an original story and character design by Bastard!! manga creator Kazuyoshi Hagiwara.

The game’s story is set in a decadent future where civilization can no longer be sustained due to a natural cataclysm that has spread a virus harmful to the human body. In this world where deformed creatures are crawling out of the ground, the player explores the world by hand with a limited field of vision.

The game is currently crowdfunding at Campfire and set for a December release. Check HERE for details.

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Day 2, Sept 16

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links Launches Vrains World Update on Sept 28

The update introduces three characters from the Vrains series, including, and Konami also introduced the skills for these characters. The original voice actors for these characters are reprising their roles, and expect the English dub cast to make a return!

The world of VRAINS is coming to Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links on September 28! Check HERE for details.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links announced that VRAINS update at TGS 2022! The Vrains update is coming on September 28, with new characters and cards!

Suikoden I&II HD Remaster Gate Rune and Dunan Unification Wars Announced

Konami announced Suikoden I&II HD Remaster Gate Rune and Dunan Unification Wars, a remaster of the first and second installments of the Suikoden series. The game will be released on PS4, Xbox One, Steam, and Nintendo Switch in 2023.

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he game will retain its 2D sprites and all background illustrations have been upgraded to HD. Updated effects and new environmental sounds will also be added to this new game to immerse gamers in this fantasy world.

More about the game can be found HERE.

Ashfall is a New Mobile MMORPG by NetEase

NetEase announced a brand new open-world mobile and PC MMORPG title called Ashfall. The game is being developed by Legendary Star Studios and is set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland with you playing as a wanderer, not an adventure through a dust-filled wasteland after a nuclear war destroyed all of civilization.

Ashfall is set to release on iOS, Android, and PC in 2023. More about the game can be found HERE.

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Eiyuden Chronicles: Hundred Heroes Gets New Trailer

505 Games unveiled a new gameplay trailer for Eiyuden Chronicles: Hundred Heroes at TGS 2022. The game is a strategy RPG and spiritual successor to the Suikoden series. Its prequel  Eiyuden Chronicles: Rising is also having a physical release coming on January 26, 2023!

The game will launch for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, Switch, and PC via steam on January 26, 2023.

Azur Lane is collaborating with Atelier Ryza 2

The Koei Tecmo TGS 2022 live stream announced a collaboration between Azur Lane and Atelier Ryza 2! A new trailer is also revealed for Atelier Ryza 3 confirming that Bos Brunnen is returning as a playable character!

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Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End and the Secret Key will release for PS4, PS5, Switch, and PC via Steam on February 22 in Japan, and February 24 worldwide

Check out HERE for details.

Sonic Frontiers Showcases Live Gameplay

At its special live stream of Tokyo Game Show 2022, Sega showcased live gameplay for its upcoming open-world action game Sonic Frontiers. A TGS trailer is also revealed!

One of the key features of Sonic Frontiers is undoubtedly the Cyber Space, where players can challenge the series’ signature 3D platforming at Sonic speeds. With traditional, fast-paced, speed-running action, players will complete challenges, like Time Attack, collecting all the red rings, just like those you’ve experienced in the previous titles in the Sonic the Hedgehog series!

Sonic Frontiers is slated to release on November 8 for PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam.

Click HERE to learn more about Sonic Frontiers!

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Romancing SaGa Minstrel Song Remaster Reveals Character Trailer

Square Enix revealed a character trailer and newly added features for the upcoming Romancing SaGa Minstrel Song Remaster, which is scheduled to release on December 1 for iOS, Android, Switch, PS5, PS4, and Steam. 

Day 3, Sept 17

Samurai Maiden Gets Release Date

The sword-fighting action game Samurai Maiden will release on December 1 for PS4, PS5, and Switch, with the Steam release arriving on December 8 globally!

D3 Publisher also showcases live gameplay at the official TGS 2022 live stream. The showcase highlights its real-time action gameplay, with you slashing and cutting away at undead enemies from the Sengoku period!

Check HERE to learn more about Samurai Maiden!

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Your Majesty Mobile RPG Launching This Fall

Donuts Games announced that the “Justice x Madness RPG”, Your Majesty will release for iOS and Android this fall. The project’s character songs are also arriving on D4DJ Groovy Mix from September 17.

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The game is set in a world on the brink of collapse by an unknown enemy. As the World Council struggles to fight this unknown threat, the reincarnated Kings from different worlds descend on the land. The player will take the role of the King’s assistant, who serves as the shield and sword of the Kings. All the Kings have two facets, Sacred and Tyrant, with different character designs and skills.

Find out more about Your Majesty HERE.

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KOF Arena Blockchain Game Announced

Netmarble announced KOF Arena, a new mobile and PC fighting game based on the King of Fighter series. It is a blockchain title by Netmarble Neo, a subsidiary of Netmarble, featuring tokenomics, and integrated with MarbleX, Netmarble’s own cryptocurrency. The game is scheduled to be released from October to December of this year.

Details about KOF Arean can be found HERE.

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Honkai Star Rail Unveils New “Witness” Character Trailer

Honkai Star Rail! reveals a new “Witness” character trailer at HoYoVerse special program in TGS 2022. Not much has been announced in regards to the release date, but we did get a glimpse of a brand new character from the Divination Commission, who can foresee the future!

More about Honkai Star Rail can be found HERE.

Zenless Zone Zero Unveils 18 Minutes of Gameplay Footage

HoYoverse showed off some more gameplay of the upcoming Zenless Zone Zero, giving us a glimpse of the game’s story, world, and how you can interact with various characters in the world! But the game has no release date yet!

Check HERE for more information about Zenless Zone Zero!

Megaton Musashi X Gets New PV and Release Date

Jump and Level 5’s Megaton Musashi X now has an official launch date! This Japanese-only mecha hack-and-slash title and versus game will release on PS4, PS5, and Switch on December 1.

More about Megaton Musashi X can be found HERE.

World II World is a Split-Screen 2D-Side Scrolling RPG Coming to Mobile in Winter 2022

Aniplex and DeskWorks! have revealed the first PV and gameplay details of its upcoming mobile RPG World II World at its official live stream program at TGS 2022. The game is scheduled to release this winter.

It is a 2D sidescrolling RPG that has a split screen, where you can enjoy different stories unfold on the upper and lower screens (a similar system reminding to the DS games). As the game is set in a world divided into two, the scenario will proceed separately on the upper and lower screens, with two viewpoints showcased at the same time.

More about the game can be found HERE.

Limbus Company Showcases Demo Play Videos

ProjectMoon showcased detailed gameplay and two demo play videos of Limbus Company at its official Live Stream at Tokyo Game Show 2022. The Vicious Sin-resonating RPG is scheduled to release for iOS, Android, and PC in winter 2022.

Find out more about Limbus Company HERE.

The DioField Chronicle Shows Live Gameplay

With the release date of The DioField Chronicle coming up next week on September 22, the game’s developers and the voice casts have joined up to deliver a Pre-Launch Special Program with a live gameplay showcase!

Check HERE for more!

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Harvestella Showcases New Maps, Mechanics, and Characters

The upcoming life simulation RPG Harvestella shows off new gameplay clips, featuring the farming and the fighting mechanics! New characters and features are also revealed!

Harvestella is set to arrive on the Nintendo Switch on November 4, with the Steam version coming a day after on November 5. A demo is available now on Switch!

Check HERE for more.

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Valkyrie Elysium Free DLC Arrives in November

Valkyrie Elysium is having a free update in November, adding a Seraphic Gate challenge and a separate game mode where players will take control of Hilde, the Valkyrie is clad in black! The original Valkyrie Profile will also return to the Playstation versions!

Valkyrie Elysium will release on PS4/PS5 on September 29, and on November 22 on Steam.

More about the game can be found HERE.

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Day 4, Sept 18

Infinity Strash: Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai Reveals Trailer & Gameplay

Infinity Strash: Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai is an upcoming action JRPG based on the Adventure of Dai series.  A new trailer was revealed at TGS 2022 highlighting how the game will faithfully adapt the 1989 manga with combat, story encounters, and cutscene footage included.

No release date for Infinity Strash: Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai was shown in the trailer, but a worldwide release was shown to be in the plans for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam.

Check our article HERE for details.

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With Cuppa is a Pet-Raising Sim for You to Spend Time with the Kawaii Kappa

Gravity Game Arise just unveiled a new casual smartphone game titled With Cuppa, featuring an adorable little Kappa during Tokyo Game Show 2022.

The game is based on a 4-panel manga series published on Twitter, featuring the titular Cuppa going about everyday life. The game is expected to launch on Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android in the near future.

More about the game can be found HERE.

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Shine Post Be Your Idol Unveils Game Screenshots

The upcoming idol game Shine Post Be Your Idol showed off a bunch of gameplay for the game, from the 3D animated story cutscenes and several shots of real-world locations you can perform concerts in! No release date has been announced.

Learn more about Shine Post HERE.

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KAMiBAKO – Mythology of Cube is a Crafting x Puzzles x Battles RPG Coming to Mobile, Consoles and PC

Gravity Game Arise unveiled a new multi-platform game titled KAMiBAKO – Mythology of Cube at TGS 2022. Multi-platform as this game will be available on mobile devices, as well as consoles and PC!

The game is a “Crafting” x “Puzzles” x “Battle” x “RPG” game combining multiple game genres together, mixing grid-based combat and movement, along with free-flowing movement upon a world that slowly unravels itself as you progress!

Check HERE for more information about KAMiBAKO!

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Hands-on Preview

Like A Dragon: Ishin

Like A Dragon: Ishin showcases a PS5 demo shown at TGS 2022. During this demo, you could choose to play the game set during the day, or at night, with different encounters being available like a fight against Okaza Izo if you played it at night. We chose to try the game set during the day, so we could explore the streets of Kyoto, check out different side stories, play mini-games, and even trade-in stores.

Check out our Like A Dragon: Ishin Hands-on Preview!

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Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty

The Wo Long demo at TGS 2022 was about 15 minutes in length, with the player being thrown into a level primarily to show off the game’s combat encounters. Here with some basic instructions, you’re taught how to fight, with the goal being to defeat Zhang Liang from the Yellow Turban Army.

Check out our Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty Hands-On Preview!

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Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End and the Secret Key

The final chapter of Ryza’s story, Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End and the Secret Key had a demo for attendees at TGS 2022 at Koei Tecmo’s booth. This special edition of the game’s demo gave players a chance to explore one of the unknown islands, with combat, crafting, and exploration available.

Check out our Atelier Ryza 3 Hands-On Preview here!

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Sonic Frontiers

The Sonic Frontiers demo lasted for about 15 minutes. The game demo puts you right at the game’s intro, with Sonic waking up on the Starfall islands, and is told by a mysterious voice to find his partner to begin his journey. After that cutscene, we were given the option of Action Style, and High-Speed style control schemes!

Check out our Sonic Frontiers Hands-On Preview HERE!

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Disgaea 7

While Nippon Ichi Software’s Disgaea 7 is slated to come out on January 26, we got to try a PS5 demo of the title shown near the Sega and Atlus booth at the Tokyo Game Show 2022. We got to try out a level of the game, and the new flagship mechanic for Disgaea 7, the Dodeka MAX transformation, that makes one character absolutely massive like a Kaiju!

Check out our Hands-On Preview of Disgaea 7!

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Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion

Right before its release on December 14, Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion is offering a playable demo at Tokyo Game Show 2022. Though the demo lasts around 15 minutes, it is more than enough to showcase how meticulous Square Enix is to recreate this masterpiece in the next-generation consoles.

Check out our Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion Hands-On Preview!

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Limbus Company

During QooApp’s trip to Tokyo Game Show 2022, we got to try out the demo version for Project Moon’s Limbus Company, the sequel to Lobotomy Corporation and Library of Ruina. The demo had two modes for us to try, with “normal combat” encounters, and a special boss encounter later in the game!

Check out our Limbus Company Hands-on Preview HERE!

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Exclusive Interview

Interview with Like a Dragon Series Producers

At Tokyo Game Show 2022, we had the opportunity to take part in an interview with Like a Dragon series producers Masayoshi Yokoyama and Hiroyuki Sakamoto, who talk about the three recently announced titles, their production process as well as the studio’s future plan.

Check out our Life a Dragon Series Producers Interview HERE!

TGS 2022: Interview with Like a Dragon Series Producer Masayoshi Yokoyama and Hiroyuki Sakamoto

Interview with Sonic Frontiers Producer and Director

Our Editorial team has a chat with the series producer Takashi Iizuka and the game’s director Morio Kishimoto, who share the concepts and why they have to do an open-world game for the Sonic the Hedgehog series!

Check out HERE for the interview!

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Interview with Atelier Ryza 3 Producer Junzo Hosoi

Fans of the Atelier series will more than happy to know that a new title Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key has been announced turning over a new leaf for the game’s center girl Ryza and her friends.

The editorial team of QooApp has a chat with the Producer and Head of Gust, Junzo Hosoi, who shares the development process and what has been added to this third installment in comparison to the previous two games.

Check out HERE to see what the producer has said!

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