Square Enix is currently preparing to reveal a brand new expansion pack for its MMO, Dragon Quest X on Wii U and PC at this year’s Tokyo Game Show. The expansion pack for the game is titled The Ghost That Never Sleeps, and it will expand upon the main Dragon Quest X story by adding new things such as maps, systems, jobs, and crafts. The Tokyo Game Show begins September 19th.
CESA has announced the contenders for the best upcoming Japanese video games. The voting for the games is decided by the attendees, and the winners are decided on the number of votes each title receives. Without further ado, here are the eleven titles:
- Ace Attorney 5
- God Eater 2
- Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle
- Soul Sacrifice
- Tales of Xillia 2
- Resident Evil 6
- Fantasy Life
- Bravely Default
- Metal Gear Rising Revengeance
- Monster Hunter 4
- Yakuza 5
Out of a total of 715 games that were at this year’s Tokyo Game Show, 507 were for smartphones and tablets. In comparison, there were a mere 41 for Nintendo platforms – 34 for Nintendo 3DS, five for Wii and two for Wii U, which will launch in Japan on December 8th.
Games At Tokyo Game Show 2012:
- Smartphones & Tablets: 507
- PlayStation 3: 57
- Nintendo 3DS: 34
- PC: 32
- PSP: 30
- PlayStation Vita: 24
- Xbox 360: 24
- Wii: 5
- Wii U: 2
Yuuji Horii, the creator of the Dragon Quest series told attendees at the Tokyo Game Show that they’re aiming to get Dragon Quest X Wii U released sometime during Spring next year. Horii said that this isn’t a firm date, but rather a target for the development team. Dragon Quest producer Yousuke Saitou also hinted that you may be able to use your Wii version characters in the Wii U Dragon Quest X open beta.
Square Enix has revealed a few new details for Dragon Quest X at this years Tokyo Game Show. One of the revelations is that you can play the entire game on the Wii U GamePad, if you so wish. Obviously the game will be displaying in HD on the television but will display at a lower resolution when played on the Wii U GamePad. Switching between the television screen and GamePad screen can be done via the menu in Various Options, and is apparently a very smooth process.
Team Ninja, the developers behind the controversial Metroid: Other M, have announced that they plan to show off a new title at this years Tokyo Game Show. The development studio has yet to reveal which platform the game is for. The Tokyo Game Show takes place from Thursday 20th September till Sunday 23rd.
Namco Bandai may be planning to announce a few Wii U titles at this years Tokyo Game Show, despite their impressive Tokyo Game Showlist not showing any Wii U support. Someone discovered on the Namco Bandai TGS portal that if you change the Wii file name slightly the Wii U logo appears. This could clearly be a hint that one of the “coming soon” slots in Namco Bandai’s list will be a Wii U game.
Level 5’s Professor Layton vs Ace Attorney and Capcom’s Monster Hunter 4 for Nintendo 3DS will be playable at this years Tokyo Game Show. No Wii U, Wii or Nintendo DS games are scheduled to be at the event, but there will be thirteen Nintendo 3DS games on display. Tokyo Game Show kicks off on Thursday, September 20th.
Online gaming publication Games Radar noticed an English-language press release for Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney at this years Tokyo Game Show. The interesting thing is that it notes that “English names are TBD,” which presumable means that Level 5 and Capcom will eventually localize the game for the West. What do you think?