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Tokyo Game Show to proceed as planned. Cancellation or delay of annual convention still a possibility

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In the wake of game cancellations and delays in Japan following the natural disasters earlier this month, the future of the Tokyo Game Show seemed to be on uncertain ground... until today.

Speaking to Kotaku, event organizers explained that the annual game convention is scheduled to proceed as planned. “With things as they stand now, we are not considering cancellation or delaying the show,” said a TGS representative.

However, the situation in Japan is constantly changing as recovery efforts continue. Rolling blackouts that were previously expected to last until the end of March are likely to last until the end of April. Some expect the power shortages to continue throughout the summer.

With this in mind, event organizers warned that a cancellation or delay of this year’s TGS is still possible. “Based on circumstances going forward, a reduction is possible,” explained the organizer. In the meantime, the Tokyo Game Show is still scheduled to begin as planned on September 15, 2011 at the Makuhari Messe and will be open to the public on September 17 and 18.

Mar 29, 2011

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2 comments

  • Yaro - March 30, 2011 10:37 a.m.

    At last! Earthquake puns begin. =)
  • R-Ape - March 29, 2011 11 p.m.

    I honestly hope it continues to go on as planned. It would be a good thing for Japan (especially for the gaming community) and would hopefully bring back some stability and maybe some hope back.

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