TGS 09: The biggest games and stories of TGS 2009

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No TGS would be complete without the reveal of a few choice Japanese games. Here are a few of the one’s that have caught the eye of show attendees.

Above: Ghost Trick

Capcom revealed that Ghost Trick, a stylish puzzle game in which players assume the role of a recently deceased man who aids others in hopes of helping them avoid the same fate. The game features a unique cartoon like look (though all the characters are rendered in 3D) that looks like Ace Attorney meets The World Ends With You. The writing and humor are dry and amusingly morbid, at least in the Japanese version available at the show. Given Capcom’s fantastic localization of the Ace Attorney series, it’s doubtful that western gamers have to worry about losing anything in translation.

Above: Ace Attorney Miles Edgeworth tells it like it is

Also on display was Ace Attorney Investigations staring Miles Edgeworth, the villainous prosecuting attorney from the original Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. Even though it’s been for sale in Japan for several months, TGS was a chance to check out the localized version which is set for release in North America in February of 2010.

Above: The pretty, pretty art of Okamiden

Completing Capcom’s DS line up was Okami-Den, a direct sequel to Clover Studio’s Okami, released in 2005. While not confirmed for official release in North America, much of the foreign press was talking about the game.

Above: Final Fantasy XIV

Square-Enix displayed a trailer for The 3rd Birthday, a new game in the long dormant Parasite Eve series. Little is known aside from the fact that it’s being developed for the PSP. Square also had a trailer for Final Fantasy XIV, letting the playable demo of FFXIII take center stage at the company’s booth.

Sony’s The Last Guardian was not playable, though there was a new trailer at the company’s booth. Sony did not place much of an emphasis on the follow up to Ico and Shadow of the Colossus, instead focusing on upcoming releases such as Uncharted 2 and Gran Turismo 5.

Above: Dead Rising 2 is handicap accessible

Friday, the final business day, ended with Capcom’s Dead Rising 2 party in downtown Tokyo, away from the show venue. Press played a single-player challenge mode for a few hours, then sampled the American Gladiators/Running Man-themed multiplayer mode that has you competing for the most zombies slain. Press competed to see who could win a replica of the jacket that Chuck, the main character, wears in the game.

Starting tomorrow, the general public descends on the show. The main announcements may be over but, the cosplayers and otaku that show up still provide plenty of entertainment. We’ll be back Monday with even more coverage of 2009’s Tokyo Game Show.

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  • AlexMercer1337 - October 1, 2009 1:34 a.m.

    NOOO! Not Gears! Damn you Capps!
  • TreeWhale - September 29, 2009 12:17 a.m.

    I am A Whale moo moo I am a Whale
  • GamerTagsSuck - September 28, 2009 7:08 p.m.

    No Gears 3 for 5 years? WTF?!?!
  • Rattlehead - September 28, 2009 3:30 p.m.

    Yay a sequel to Okami!
  • onewingedantista - September 27, 2009 11:58 p.m.

    No UMD conversions?? FUCKING BASTARDS!!!!!
  • Belial808 - September 27, 2009 10:34 p.m.

    I love my PSP 1001 but i need to ill go go to the PSP 3000. The PSPgo is just a giant "F*CK YOU CURRENT PSP OWNERS" because of the lack of planning Sony put into the "OH LET'S GO ADVANCED A GIVE IT A H.D. INSTEAD OF UMDs" aspect. GREAT JOB, SONY, AT KNOWING HOW TO LOSE SALES!
  • rekof - September 27, 2009 5:44 p.m.

    thanx good read!
  • Spybreak8 - September 27, 2009 5:18 a.m.

    haha "Dead Rising 2 is handicap accessible" TGS, Natal and Wand Controller development, hmmmm minds are turning.
  • RatPuncher - September 26, 2009 11:15 p.m.

    Capcom's DS games have me pretty excited - the Miles Edgeworth game makes me giddy, and Ghost Trick sounds pretty cool. Okamiden will probably be good, too.
  • thomashalpenny - September 26, 2009 10:01 p.m.

  • oryandymackie - September 26, 2009 8:37 p.m.

    So Capcom had a Dead Rising 2 party? Did it last 72 hours too? ¬¬
  • oryandymackie - September 26, 2009 8:34 p.m.

    No Gears Of War 3 on 360? Is this fitting in with Cliffy B's fantasy dream of photo-realistic games in "10 to 15 years"? Oh, and, ksmash? REPORTED.
  • CatrParrot - September 26, 2009 6:15 p.m.

    Motion controls being added to older games...I really feel like I've seen that before. Yeah, the "New Play Control" games for Wii.
  • Cyberninja - September 26, 2009 4:44 p.m.

    i like this games and if we are then why do go to this site and a new ape escape time to get a ps3
  • Cyberninja4 - September 26, 2009 3:11 p.m.

    all these games seem realy bad i wont be buying them you losers can have them
  • Conman93 - September 26, 2009 12:01 p.m.

    New okami! FINALLY!!!!!
  • nadrewod999 - September 26, 2009 3:51 a.m.

    lol, IGN epic fails. Also, thanks Gamesradar for always providing a fun game news site that I actually love to comment on. Until next time!
  • ksmash - September 26, 2009 2:57 a.m.

    the Peace Walker Demo is in Japanese FML
  • JohnnyMaverik - September 26, 2009 2:37 a.m.

    "It turns out there are no plans to allow players to transfer their games to the new system at the present time." Fail -_-
  • ksmash - September 26, 2009 2:36 a.m.

    thanks for the tip masionskillz

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