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During Tokyo Game Show 2020, Dynasty Warriors 9: Empires was announced by Koei Tecmo for the PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One and Series, Nintendo Switch, and PC. The game is currently scheduled to release early 2021.

Check out the teaser trailer below:

An overview of the game reads as follows:

Combining the 1 vs. 1,000 action of Dynasty Warriors with the addition of strategic elements, including unit command, Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires sets players on a quest to conquer ancient China by both sword and strategy. Powerful Siege Battles enable commanders to deploy units to capture strategic points on the map like castles. Experiencing high-stakes fights at every turn, players can now take control of these central points on the battlefield through the use of fire attacks or other stratagem, siege weapons, and, at times, simply by force as commanders execute their strategies and attack enemy troops by issuing vital commands to units throughout the skirmish.

Empires will have 2 player online co-op and the Nintendo Switch version will feature local wireless co-op exclusively. Next-gen versions have been confirmed to get improvements in visual quality and frame rates.

Dynasty Warriors 9: Empires will release for the PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One and Series, Nintendo Switch, and PC in early 2021.

Following the initial announcement back in July, Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy will be coming to the PlayStation 5 and will be available when the game launches on December 3 in Japan, and worldwide at a later date.

Announced during the Tokyo Game Show 2020, a new trailer was unveiled as well, which you can view below:

PlayStation 4 users will receive a free PlayStation 5 upgrade at no additional cost, whether from the physical or digital version.

Also during the Tokyo Game Show, brand new gameplay was revealed and you can check out the latest gameplay trailer below courtesy of GamersPrey:

Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy is scheduled to release for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 on December 3 in Japan, with the Nintendo Switch, PC and Western release later in the Winter.

Tokyo Game Show 2020 has come and gone and with it, a weekend full of game updates and industry news that put a smile to the faces of gamers around the world. A bigger smile can be seen for the fans of the latest game in the series as Animal Crossing: New Horizons wins Game of the Year from Tokyo Game Show.

In a press statement, the Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association said that “Because we were forced to stay home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a slow-life experience in this game in which you can do everything freely became a comfort to people all over the world. Communication with close friends through the game and interaction with other players in events went beyond the bounds of a single game, and the game showed the power of entertainment from Japan, acquiring overwhelming support from many users of all ages, from children to senior citizens, in general voting, and won both the Award for Excellence and the Grand Award with unanimity.

Other titles that received an award for excellence were 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, Death Stranding, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, Nioh 2, Persona 5 Royal, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, Ring Fit Adventure, and Yakuza: Like a Dragon.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons has been a global best seller, becoming the second best selling game on the Switch only months after its initial release, beating out the likes of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Its even got celebrities like Danny Trejo and Elijah Wood playing!

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is now available exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.

Tokyo Game Show 2020 was host to a number of announcements from Bandai Namco, including new information about Scarlet Nexus. The stream officially revealed Kasane Randall as a playable character, allowing the players to see the story from either Yuito or Kasane’s point of view on different playthroughs.

Voiced by Asami Seto, Randall is an elite agent with exceptional combat skills and Psychokinetic powers like Protagonist Yuito Sumeragi, and has been having the “red strings dream” for a long time.

Three new OSF (Other Suppression Force) characters have also been revealed:

  • Tsugumi Nazar, voiced by Marika, Kouno, a clairvoyant who is extremely competitive and never loses composure in battle.
  • Gemma Garrison, voiced by Ryota Takeuchi, can harden his body for defensive purposes and is a combat veteran and expert.
  • Luka Travers, voiced by Chinatsu Akasaki, has teleportation powers and can analyze any situation using his brilliant mind.

Bandai Namco also revealed a new trailer featuring Yuito Sumeragi, which you can see below:

No release date has been confirmed for Scarlet Nexus, but the game will make its way to the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC.

During Tokyo Game Show 2020, Capcom showed off 41 minutes… Yes, 41 (!) minutes of gameplay for their latest entry into the long-running Monster Hunter Franchise, the Switch exclusive Monster Hunter Rise.

Dual Blades and Longsword were shown, going through very impressive gameplay that culminates in a battle with a Tetranadon, one of the new monsters introduced for the game.

While Monster Hunter Rise will function mostly the same as the previous games, one thing distinctly different will be the increased use of verticality in the game care of the new Wirebug feature, which allows for an extended range of movement that will give hunters new ways to explore or even slay their targets. The addition of the Wirebug will allow for more varied level design, even opening up new monster attack patterns due to the counterattacking benefits that the Wirebug possesses.

Hunters can also hop on their new companion called a Palamute, a dog that can assist you by zipping you around the terrain faster than walking or by attacking monsters similar to the Palico.

You can view both gameplay videos below, courtesy of IGN:

Monster Hunter Rise is scheduled for a March 26, 2021 release exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.

Capcom is looking into bringing Resident Evil Village to the PS4 and Xbox One but says that they will not make any promises.

These statements come from the recent Capcom Special Program presentation for Tokyo Game Show 2020, with producer Tsuyoshi Kanda saying that “were looking into delivering the experience on Xbox One and PS4 as well. We’re looking into it, but we can’t make any promises.

You can view the program below, but the tidbit about the current-gen port starts at around the 17:40 mark:

As we know, Resident Evil Village was set to release exclusively for next-generation consoles exclusively, and it still is, at least for now. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One install base is huge, so it would make complete sense for Capcom to at least consider this, even with development implications.

Resident Evil Village is scheduled for a 2021 release for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and PC.

Update: False alarm. According to Gematsu, the co-host apparently just misunderstood the panel description, so while there may be new info, it may not be a new title per se.

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Original: A new Yakuza game announcement will take place on September 27 during the Tokyo Game Show 2020, as reported by Gematsu.

Co-host Ayana Tsubaki tweeted the announcement confirming the announcement but the tweet has been taken down since.

The schedule of the reveal is set to take place at 8PM Japan Standard time, that’s 7PM Philippine time, so we don’t have to wake up during weird hours of the day to catch this announcement live on YouTubeNiconico, or Periscope.

Between the live action Yakuza movie and the release of their latest installment Yakuza: Like a Dragon, there is quite the resurgence of interest in this series and this new title may just hype it up even more.

Update: Sega and Toshihiro Nagoshi have officially announced the Yakuza movie adaptation during the Tokyo Game Show 2020 stream.

What was previously believed to be a new Yakuza Title reveal by co-host Ayana Tsubaki was now confirmed to be the movie instead.

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Original: Yakuza fans will want to keep their eyes peeled for this one as Sega is coming up with a Yakuza Live Action movie in partnership with 1212 Entertainment and Wild Sheep Content.

According to a report from Variety, Erik Barmack, Roberto Grande and Joshua Long will take care of production duties and the project is on the hunt for scriptwriters.

Yakuza is a beloved franchise that manages to shine due to its wild gameplay and immersive storytelling, featuring Kazuma Kiryu and his adventures with the Japanese Yakuza.

1212 Entertainment is thrilled, saying that “Yakuza offers us a new playground in which to set compelling stories with complex characters in a unique environment that audiences have rarely seen before. The saga of Kazuma Kiryu has a built-in cinematic appeal – a mix of kinetic action with bursts of comedy, multiple converging storylines, and a gripping journey towards redemption.”

No set date has been given for this but since the team is still looking for scriptwriters, expect this to be many years away.

The latest Yakuza game, entitled Yakuza: Like a Dragon, is set to come out in November across platforms and will feature Ichiban Kasuga as the protagonist.

Coming from an official announcement earlier this year, NieR Replicant is now scheduled to release on April 22, 2021 in Japan and April 23 worldwide for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam.

This was announced during the Tokyo Game Show stream and was accompanied by a new trailer, which you can see below:

Interestingly, different cover art will grace the boxes of the game upon release, with the North American / European version getting the short end of the stick. That Japanese / Asian cover looks all sorts of lovely.

A White Snow Edition was also announced, which will include the base game, a Pin set, soundtrack, script books, and a collectible outer box.

nier replicant white snow edition box

NieR Replicant is touted as more than a remaster, which will include an enhanced soundtrack as well as gameplay updates.

NieR Replicant will release on April 22, 2021 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. No word on a PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X release but it wouldn’t be wrong to expect an official announcement about next-gen versions soon.