After three years of waiting due to COVID-19, the video game world is slowly starting to make a comeback. Always respecting the gestures of the barrier, gaming events are adapting and determined to bring players back together to celebrate this great passion for video games.
Last week we were in Cologne, Germany for Gamescom’s big physics comeback. Japan will be in the spotlight in two weeks with the return of the Tokyo Game Show, physics and lots of exciting encounters not to be missed!
To make sure you’re there, today we’re offering you a special file with all the dates and times of the main events not to be missed!
All dates Tokyo Game Show 2022
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 (French time)
- 03:00 – TGS launch ceremony
- 04:00 – Keynote speech
- 05:00 – Gamera Games Conference
- 06h – Japan Esports Union
- 08:00 — BenQ Japan Conference
- 09:00 – Japan Game Awards 2022
- 11:00 – Xbox conference
- 12:00 – Archosaur Games Conference
- 13:00 – GREE Conference
- 15:00 – Bandai Namco Conference.
- 16:00 – Capcom conference.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
- 05:00 – Prime Gaming Conference
- 09:00 – Night of Miracles, 2022
- 11:00 – 505 Games Conference
- 12:00 – Koei Tecmo Conference
- 13:00 — SEGA/Atlus conference
- 14:00 – Konami conference.
- 15:00 – Square Enix Conference
- 17:00 – Capcom Conference (Part 2)
SATURDAY 17 SEPTEMBER
- 04h – D3publisher
- 05:00 – Donut games
- 06:00 – Qookka Entertainment/Japan Game Awards 2022
- 08:00 – GungHo online entertainment
- 10:00 – Lucky
- 11:00 – Ho Yovers
- 13:00 – Finger
- 14:00 – Level 5
- 15:00 – Aniplex
- 16:00 — ProjectMoon
SUNDAY 18 SEPTEMBER
- 03:00 — online tour
- 05:00 – Japan College of Electronics
- 06:00 — Japan Game Awards 2022
- 09:00 – GungHo online entertainment
- 10:00 – 110 Industries
- 11:00 – Lucky
- 12:00 – Closing of TGS 2022.
Tokyo game show schedule
Unlike other gaming events, Tokyo Game Show does not offer pre-conferences. The exhibition will open its doors from Thursday, September 15, until Sunday, September 18, 2022. As for conferences, they will be held during the event.
Thus, 36 conferences are already planned. TGS is a show mainly focused on Asia and games that work very well there, but not necessarily in the West. This event is very different from E3, Gamescom or even Paris Games Week.
For most Western gamers, the top not-to-miss events are Xbox, Bandai/Namco, Capcom, Square Enix, Konami, or even SEGA.
Tokyo Game Show 2022 Main Events
Xbox – September 15 (11:00 AM in France / 6:00 PM in Japan)
Therefore, the first meeting will take place on Thursday, September 15, at 18:00, at the long-awaited Xbox conference. For several years, Microsoft has been trying to get closer to Japan, a territory the brand has never entered. At this conference, Xbox will no doubt showcase many Japanese games and make important announcements. Why not announce a takeover of a Japanese studio?
Bandai Namco – September 15 (3pm France / 10pm Japan)
Bandai/Namco will also host an hour-long presentation on the first day of TGS. Several games have been announced so far, such as Digimon Survive, One Piece Odyssey, and Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris. During TGS, during the four days of the show, new information about the Tales of series is to be revealed, as well as information about the Dragon Ball and Gundam games.
Capcom – September 15 (4 PM France / 11 PM Japan)
Capcom (Part 2) – September 16 (5:00 PM in France / 00:00 AM in Japan)
Capcom sees great potential for the Tokyo Game Show as the publisher will be offering not one but two conferences! Physical event and online showcase. The first event to take place on September 15 will be Capcom’s online program with an online conference that will provide updates on games coming in the coming months, including Exoprimal, Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection, and Monster Hunter Sunbreak. Details about Street Fighter 6 will be announced after the conference. We may be lucky enough to see new images of Resident Evil 4 Remake and Resident Evil VIII in VR on PlayStation VR 2.
Then, the next day, we’ll have a real physics conference. But at the moment there is no information about the content of the latter.
SEGA / Atlus – September 16 (13:00 in France / 20:00 in Japan)
SEGA and Atlus will attend the TGS conference on Friday. As for SEGA, the main games that will be shown will be Sonic Frontiers and Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown. As for Atlus, the Persona saga will take center stage as Persona 3, 4, and 5 arrive on Xbox and next-gen consoles later in the year.
SEGA and Atlus are also partners and distributors of many Western games in Japan, we should have news about games like FIFA 23, Hogwarts Legacy, Gotham Knights, Disgaea 7 or even Goat Simulator 3.
Konami – September 16 (2:00 pm in France – 9:00 pm in Japan)
This is a highly anticipated conference as Konami has announced the return of “a license valued by fans around the world”. Metal Gear Solid? Silent Hill ? Castlevania? Rates are open. Either way, the Japanese publisher will have great games at the show with eFootball 2023, Super Bomberman R or even Yu-Gi-Oh! Cross duel.
Square Enix – September 16 (3pm France – 10pm Japan)
Square Enix will be making the trip too, and the publisher isn’t going to travel for nothing. Forspoken and Final Fantasy should be in the spotlight next week, but not only. Indeed, at least 25 games must be part of the Square Enix TGS lineup! Here is the (long) list:
- Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion
- Chronicle of Diofield
- Dragon Quest X Offline
- Dragon Quest X Online
- Treasures of Dragon Quest
- Dragon Quest Dai’s Adventure: Hero’s Bond
- Dragon Quest Dai’s Adventure: Xross Blade
- Final Fantasy VII: Eternal Crisis
- Final Fantasy VII Rebirth
- Final Fantasy XIV
- Final Fantasy XVI
- Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius
- Eclipse Imperial SaGa
- Infinity Strash – Dragon Quest: Dai’s Adventure
- NieR: Automata End of YoRHa Edition
- PowerWash Simulator
- Romancing SaGa: Updated Minstrel Song
- Romantic saga Re;univerSe
- Star Ocean: Divine Power
- Stranger from Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin
- Ogre Tactics: Rebirth
- Valkyrie Elysium
- War of Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius