Tokyo Gameshow: Day 03 & 04


So I've decided to just go with the Kotaku day numberings of TGS. So day will be a special blog covers both days 3 and 4! I hope you enjoy.

TGS Day Three

First we're going to start off with day three. I can't say many reveals got that excited this day, but there are a couple I am interested in.


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Though this game looks like a typical shooter, the quirky attitude of the trailer gives it some charm to separate it from the rest. The trailer starts with a guy talking about his time with Louis the Sixteenth. Then eventually he gets smoked by a monster and his head pops off, but he's still alive. So he can't die from blunt force, but he is also immortal. Some of the gameplay shows the main character taking off his limbs and using them as grenades. In that aspect it reminds me a lot of Stubbs the Zombie, which was also a great game

I can't wait to see how the game actually deals with death, if there is any. Getting smoked by some monster, having all your limbs fly off and ragdoll around seems like a lot of fun. You might have to protect your head when it falls off to avoid death.  Check it out in the trailer below.  


Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

Lords of Shadow has yet to get me really interested in it. To be honest I was more excited by Castlevania: Harmony of Despair. At TGS Konami released a really long trailer show off the game, and it's looking good! I like the fact that they're not trying to punch the "This is a Castlevania" game motif into your face.

A lot of the demon designs look really cool, and unique. This is a really good thing in my prespective because it's really easy just to make a red guy with horns and call it a demon. Each character has their own interesting personality and to be honest I can't wait to see more of this game now. Though I really wished they would have shown some gameplay. Check out the super long trailer below.  

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TGS Day Four

Day four brought more announcements that I am really excited for. The fighting game releases are the most exciting for me but also the fact that a new Disgaea is going to come out is awesome!

Tekken Tag Tournament 2

When arcades were still something to go to here in North America, I remember days when me and my friends would pump money into Tekken Tag with both of us picking Eddy Gordo. We both knew he was "cheap" but since we didn't know anymore characters if one of us didn't pick him we were obviously going to lose.

The new Tekken Tag Tournament trailer shows a lot more of the tag mechanics in action, using juggles while switching between characters as well as some awesome looking tag team moves. Mainly my hype for this game is nostalgia, but it's good nostalgia. Look at it for yourself in the trailer below. 


Disgaea 4

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Nippon Ichi Software has been having a tough time lately, with shares plummeting and sales for games not getting to where they want them to be. So it was only a matter of time before a new Disgaea was announced and shown, since that is their main franchise.

What I come to expect from a Disgaea game is all in the trailer they've shown, from insane special attacks to crazy looking characters. They also showed some new moves you can do with stacking all your characters, like getting blocked off treasures and some new tower specials. Another change is was looks like being able to merge two of the same monster into one bigger monster, and even being able to magichange that bigger monster into a huge weapon.

More crazy is what I want from a Disgaea game and they sure as hell delivered. I just can't wait to see what the new late game stuff will be like. I also hope that the achievements aren't as insane to get as Disgaea 3


Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition

Super Street Fighter 4 has been out for a while but over in Japan the long awaited arcade release is finally coming out, along with a few additions. Yun and Yang from Street Fighter: Third Strike are the biggest official reveals for the arcade edition. From the looks of the gameplay they play a lot like their third strike counterparts.

Yun still has his dive kicks and his super that let him combo combatants over and over again in third strike is his super in this game. Yang is the character I'm looking forward to playing the most, and he still has all of this third strike moves as well. Though reports say his dive kick won't come out as low as Rufus's, his other moves loo

k badass. His super makes two shadow copies of himself so you can keep the pressure on with normals and his ultra animations look really cool.

There will also be balance changes introduced to the game for all/most characters. From minor things like damage being toned down on characters moves or changes to move properties like how Juri's fireball kick will combo naturally now. These changes have the possibility to change up the game dramatically, and I can't wait until those changes come to the console version. Though there has been no announcement for Yun and Yang coming to console I would say it's safe to assume they will come sometime. 


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