Tokyo Game Show 2012 is being held from over the weekend of the 22nd – 23rd of September 2012. But one of the perks of being part of the press is the fact that you get invited down to have a sneak peak at proceedings. There was nothing as earth shattering as the earthquake which rocked the city last time around this time. Now we just have a slight tiff between China and Japan over the Senekaku Islands adding spice to the backdrop.
As one of the biggest developers attending the show, Capcom is out in full force showcasing their entire range of titles and intellectual property. The large “6″ which prominently adorns the venue refers to the next instalment of Resident Evil, which is known as Biohazard in Japan. We’ve already given the demo a spin before so thankfully we could avoid the queue for this particular ride.
However, we did line up to give the new Street Fighter title for the PS Vita a shot. The game has become even more helter skleter with the addition of touch controls to the mix. Definitely a title you should check out if you and your buddies already invested in a Vita. Because what fun are fighting games without versus mode?
Compared to Capcom, Namco Bandai’s presence at Tokyo Game Show 2012 is veritably subdued. But the game developers and producers do have a sizeable chunk booked off to display their wares. The most interesting of their offerings is definitely Tekken Tag Tournament 2. If the game itself was not enough of a draw, Namco Bandai are demo-ing the title on the new Nintendo console the WiiU.
Sure Max Payne 3 may be an old game by now. But it had the unfortunate luck of being released on the same day as the much anticipated Diablo III. So just to remind people of what they might have missed out on, Rockstar shows up and pitches a tent to showcase their game to the public.