Tokyo Game Show 2022: all announced

The Tokyo Game Show 2022 was packed with brand new updates, announcements, interviews and other revelations about some of the most high-profile games from Japanese developers and other studios around the world. From the first interview with Tekken series leader Katsuhiro Harada on Tekken 8, to loads of new details on the new Like A Dragon series, read on to find out all that was announced at TGS 2022.

Tekken 8 is “a game changer” for the series

Tekken 8 was correctly revealed during Sony’s State of Play last week, but we learned more about the game at TGS. In Katsuhiro Harada’s first exclusive interview with IGN, we learned a lot about the upcoming fighting game, including how the confrontation between Jin Kazama and Kazuya Mishima will show. Harada also praised Nintendo’s Masahiro Sakurai for his work on Smash Bros. and said he would consider bringing guest characters back to the fold for Tekken 8.

Street Fighter 6: complete launch roster revealed

The Street Fighter 6 launch day roster will feature 18 characters, and Capcom raised the curtain on the full list of playable fighters on day one. From returning classics like Ryu, Ken and Chun-Li, to new challengers including the custom character creator for the game’s World Tour mode. The game will also receive a closed beta in October, with details on how to sign up are yet to arrive.

The Resident Evil Village DLC will say goodbye to the Winters family

Ethan Winters has been the main character in the Resident Evil series for the past two episodes, but next month’s Shadows of Rose story DLC will mark the final installment of Winters’ period in the franchise. Elsewhere in the Resident Evil verse, we’ve learned that the upcoming Resident Evil 4 remake is also in development for the PlayStation 4, along with the previously announced PS5 and Xbox Series consoles.

Yakuza series renames Like A Dragon, reveals three new games for 2023 and beyond

RGG Studio’s Yakuza series has always been called Like a Dragon in Japan, and now localized versions of future games in the series will follow suit. In addition to the name change, we learned of three new titles in the Like a Dragon: Ishin! Series, the long-awaited localization of the Yakuza samurai spinoff, Like a Dragon 8, and a spinoff starring Kazuma Kiryu. The series will probably also not arrive on Nintendo Switch. Finally, we learned that the series does not strive to stick to turn-based gameplay and the fighting style may change depending on the story of each individual game.

Sonic Frontiers: Sega Details Super Sonic Boss Fights

Sonic Frontiers bucks the many trends the Sonic franchise is known for, and Super Sonic is no exception. Not usually appearing until the last moments of every Sonic game, Super Sonic will instead be used more frequently in the open zone areas in Sonic Frontiers. In fact, some bosses will be virtually untouchable until you unlock Super Sonic, which will also unlock a whole new set of combat options.

Suikoden highlights the return of classic Konami games

Konami’s beloved RPGs Suikoden and Suikoden 2 will receive new HD remasters for PlayStation, Xbox, Switch and PC next year. The two games will be packaged into a collection titled Suikoden I&II HD Remaster Gate Rune and Dunan Unification Wars. Along with the announcement, the Konami developers said they would like to continue making more Suikoden games in the future. In addition to Suikoden, we also learned about revivals of classic Konami franchises including The Maze of Galious, Star Soldier, Parodius, Twinbee and Pooyan.

Star Wars Eclipse will fuse action-adventure with the “fundamentals” of Quantic Dream Games

Quantic Dream games are known for their focus on storytelling and branching paths, but the studio’s upcoming Star Wars project will attempt to fuse these pillars with more action and adventure-focused gameplay. Speaking with IGN Japan, Quantic Dream CEO Guillaume de Fondaumiere said that “the action elements will also be very important”, as well as “a very strong story, very strong characters, more playable characters and of course giving players the possibility to change, through their actions and decisions, the way the story unfolds ”.

One Piece Odyssey has a release date in 2023

One Piece Odyssey will arrive in the west for PlayStation, Xbox and PC on January 13th. This is only a slight delay, as the game was originally supposed to launch this year. The game features an original story written by Eiichiro Oda, author of the One Piece manga.

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak adds three new monsters

More monsters are on the way for Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, including Violet Mizutsune, Flaming Espinas, and Risen Chameleos. A new update launching on September 29 will also bring unlockable multi-tiered wespon, new Qurios investigations, and more.

Try New Soulslike Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty

Team Ninja’s new Soulslike Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty now has a new demo available on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X | S. The game will also arrive on the latest generation consoles, but the demo is only available for owners of the latest generation consoles. The game is meant to be as challenging as the studio’s Nioh titles.

The Awakener: Risen is a new RPG from a Chinese indie developer

This trailer for Taner Games’ The Awakener: Risen features four classes: Warrior, Sword Dancer, Soldier and Lancer. In the game you play as an adventurer born in the Third Age, who sets out on an exciting adventure in the world of Sylvalond. The game will arrive on PS5, PS4 and PC in 2023.

Exoprimal gets a story trailer

Capcom’s upcoming dinosaur survival game, Exoprimal, received a new trailer at TGS 2022. The trailer shows the Exofighters wearing mighty Exosuits and their goal to eliminate the origins of the dinosaur threat.

The Deathloop update will extend the ending and other Game Pass news

Xbox has announced that Deathloop will be coming to Gamepass this week and will come with a newly extended ending. Additionally, Game Pass subscribers can look forward to a new update to Forza Horizon 5, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Guilty Gear Strive, and Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered.

Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN covering video game and entertainment news. He has over six years of subtitle gaming experience at IGN, Nintendo Wire, Switch Player Magazine, and Lifewire. Find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.

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