Tokyo Game Show

The Namco Bandai Booth at Tokyo Game Show was filled with all sorts of upcoming Wii U games. In the video below, Jake Gaskill tours the booth and brings you up to date on the games Namco was showing off including Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and Tank! Tank! Tank!

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The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset offers gamers a way to experience their entertainment in ways that have never been possible before. In the video below, Nate Mitchell, the Vice President of Product at Oculus, discusses the three key components that makes the technology stand out: a wider field of view, ultra low latency head tracking, and its price. Mitchell also goes in to the success of the Oculus Rift kickstarter campaign, and why developers are already chomping at the bit to get their hands on the device.

Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset Tech Preview »


One of the quirkiest pieces of gear we found at Tokyo Game Show 2012 were the Necomimi cat ears from Neurosky. Basically, they interpret your brainwaves and move accordingly based on your mental state. If you're focused, they'll perk up, if you're relaxed, they'll drop down. Take a look for yourself, and if you watch all the way to the end you'll get to see NeuroSky's latest prototype -- a wagging tail!

Necomimi Ears & Shippo Tail Tokyo Game Show 2012 Tech Preview »


Hideo Kojima, creator of the Metal Gear series, is one of the most legendary video game developers of all time and in the video below we talk with him about the 25th anniversary of the Metal Gear series. He explains how he got in to the video game industry and why interactive storytelling is so appealing to him, going in-depth about the differences between telling stories in games versus movies. He also goes in to what's coming up in the future for him and how he thinks new technology will impact the gaming business. 

Hideo Kojima On The Metal Gear 25th Anniversary »

For more Metal Gear goodness, check out our recent Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance gameplay preview from Tokyo Game Show 2012.


Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is the extremely fast-paced action game that puts players in the shoes of the cyborg Raiden on his quest for revenge. We got to catch up with a few MGS: Revengeance developers at Tokyo Game Show, including Producers Yuji Korekado and Atsushi Inaba and Director, Kenji Saito, to learn more about the game's story, weapons, customization, and to find out how the game's staple cutting mechanic works.   

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Tokyo Game Show 2012 Preview »



The Light Shooter was an interesting video game that we found at Tokyo Game Show that teaches players how to shoot a bow and arrow. In the video below, we talk to Masasuke Yasumoto from The Light Shooter to get more details on the project, and to find out how the technology works.

The Light Shooter Tokyo Game Show 2012 Tech Preview »


Astro Wings is a personal flight simulator from Munazo. The simulator is very precise, and in the video below from Tokyo Game Show 2012, we chat with the President of Munazo, Munakata Tsunenori, about why he developed the simulation and how the experience works. Make sure your seatbelt is fastened before you watch.

Astro Wings Personal Flight Simulator Tech Preview »



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Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch transports players to a magical alternate world where they'll play as Oliver on his quest to try and save his mother. In the video below, Dennis Lee, Sr. Brand Manager from Namco Bandai, gives us details on Ni No Kuni, including more info on the battle system as well as the influence Studio Ghibli had on the title.

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Tokyo Game Show 2012 Preview »

For more on Ni No Kuni, check out our Ni No Kuni hands-on preview from Tokyo Game Show 2012

G4 Goes to Tokyo Game Show 2012!

Tokyo Game Show 2012 has come and gone, and with it we brought you coverage of the biggest upcoming titles from Konami, Capcom, Namco Bandai, Team Ninja, Sony, and more. If you happened to miss any of TGS 2012, we've got you covered. Check after the break for everything you may have missed from the show, including all of our news, previews, videos, and photo galleries.


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With our Tokyo Game Show 2012 pictures you can check out just what the megashow is like from the comfort of your home. We've got pictures of everything from the Japanese trade show, including the best cosplayers, booth babes, the show floor itself, and all the wacky stuff in between. Just click on the gallery you want to go to below, and enjoy! For more coverage from TGS, head over to our Tokyo Game Show 2012 site

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Ex Troopers is the Lost Planet 3 anime style spinoff from Capcom. The title was only recently announced and as of yet we still don't know if it's coming to the states. Nevertheless, Jake Gaskill got his hands on Ex Troopers at Tokyo Game Show and was able to get a feel for its controls and style in his latest preview. Here's a piece:

"You also have a grappling hook, but it looks like you can only use it in on designated objects or specific spots. Luckily, you have a slick looking jetpack that you can use to fly short distances, lunge forward, and strafe. Lost Planet’s lack of mobility---or rather, the series’ oddly designed sense of movement---has always been one of the big turn offs for me, and while it’s obviously meant to fit in with Ex Troopers’ more fanciful anime style, the faster paced action is much more fluid and responsive than the weighty, grounded feel of Lost Planet."

For more, check out our full Ex Troopers preview from Tokyo Game Show 2012.


earth defense forces 4

Earth Defense Forces 4 features all the insanely huge bugs you could ever hope for. At Tokyo Game Show 2012, Nikole Zivalich swallowed her fear of the creepy crawlies and took on spiders the size of Cadillac Escalades. Here's a snippet from her Earth Defense Forces 4 preview:

I immediately jumped into a city full of tall skyscrapers, each connected by an intricate web. Spiders the size of six Cadillac Escalades called each web home. These spiders were indiscriminately grabbing civilians and soldiers alike, pulling them up into their webs. A quick cutscene showed a new character to the game, a female with a jetback and mech-wings, trapped in sticky lair of some menacing spider. "Have no fear, damsel! I'm here to save you!"

To find out how you're going to have to take these pests out, check our full Earth Defense Forces 4 preview from Tokyo Game Show 2012.

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monster hunter 4

Monster Hunter 4 was one of the biggest draws of Tokyo Game Shows 2012. The action role-playing game brings the hugely popular series to the Nintendo 3DS and Nikole Zivalich got to see it in action. Here's a piece of her Monster Hunter 4 preview:

The 15 minute demo consisted of 10 small points on a map. They ranged from grass fields with docile dinosaur-like beasts, to a barren, rocky summit with bones and dirt. The farther I moved along the map, the more aggressive the baddies became. Enemies were mainly creatures resembling raptors and other dinosaurs. Mini-boss creatures also appeared to have been modeled after dinosaurs, but these were larger and much harder to take down.

To learn about the kinds of encounters you'll find yourself in while playing MH4, check out our full Monster Hunter 4 preview from Tokyo Game Show 2012.

Remember Me Customizable Combo Video


Posted September 21, 2012 - By Stephen Johnson

If you're the type of gamer who wants to really delve deeply into the nitty-gritty of a game's mechanics, Capcom's Remember Me might be the title for you. As is outlined in the video below, Remember Me's combo system is fully customizable, with players able to build the perfect combos for their individual playing styles.

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For a broader overview of Remember Me, check out the launch trailer below. 

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tekken tag tournament 2

While Tekken Tag Tournament 2 may already be out for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, the Wii U edition promises to add new features while bringing a Nintendo flare to the fighting game. At Tokyo Game Show 2012, Jake "Mushroom" Gaskill got to preview Tekken Tag Tournament 2 for the Wii U and took note of its new Mushroom Battle Mode and World Tekken Federation features. From his Tekken Tag Tournament 2 preview:

"In terms of actual content, Namco has incorporated quite a bit of Nintendo fandom into the game. First, there’s the Wii U exclusive Mushroom Battle mode, which not only features character growing/shrinking mushrooms and energizing stars, but also includes a remixed version of the Super Mario Bros. theme song and the energy star theme whenever a character picks it up. The sound effects of the pickups are also here. There are also classic outfits that various characters can wear. Namco has yet to confirm all of the Nintendo characters included in the game, but during my session, I saw Mario, Luigi, Samus, Zelda, and Fox."

For more, check out our full Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U preview from Tokyo Game Show 2012.

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