Bandai Namco, one of the leading video game publishers and developers in the world, has announced its lineup of games and live stream schedule for the upcoming Tokyo Game Show 2023, which will run from September 21 to 24 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan. The lineup includes some highly anticipated titles such as Tekken 8, SAND LAND, and Sword Art Online: Last Recollection, as well as some surprises that will thrill the fans.
Tekken 8: The most visually stunning Tekken title yet
Tekken 8 is the latest installment in the legendary fighting game series that has been running for over 25 years. The game promises to be the most visually stunning Tekken title yet, with a new philosophy focused on aggressiveness, encouraging all-out offense, and leading to spectacular fights. The game will feature a roster of familiar and new characters, each with their own unique fighting style and personality. Tekken 8 will be playable for the first time in Europe at Gamescom 2023, and will also have a special stage at Tokyo Game Show 2023, where the Tekken Project director Katsuhiro Harada, Tekken Project producer Michael Murray, and Tekken 8 director Kohei Ikeda will share the latest information on the game.
SAND LAND: A desert adventure with Beelzebub and friends
SAND LAND is a new action-adventure game based on the manga series by Akira Toriyama, the creator of Dragon Ball. The game transports players to a desert world, where both humans and demons suffer from an extreme water shortage. Players will control the Fiend Prince, Beelzebub, who is joined by Sheriff Rao and demon Thief, and jump into an adventure in search of a Legendary Spring hidden in the desert. The game will feature a colorful and charming art style, a dynamic combat system, and a humorous story that will appeal to fans of Toriyama’s works. SAND LAND will be playable for the very first time in Europe at Gamescom 2023, and will also have a stage presentation at Tokyo Game Show 2023.
Sword Art Online: Last Recollection: The ultimate SAO experience
Sword Art Online: Last Recollection is the brand-new title that celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Sword Art Online game series. The game is based on the popular anime and light novel series that follows Kirito and his friends as they explore various virtual reality worlds. The game will feature crisp graphics in the vein of the anime, dynamic battles, and a story mode that features an original Boruto script. The game will also allow players to create their own avatar and interact with other players online. Sword Art Online: Last Recollection will have a special stage at Tokyo Game Show 2023, where Kirito voice actor Yoshitsugu Matsuoka and Alice voice actor Ai Kayano will join the stage to deliver the latest information on the game.
Along with these already packed titles, Bandai Namco has also teased some other thrilling surprises for Tokyo Game Show 2023. Some of the games that have been confirmed to appear at the event are:
- Blue Protocol: An online action RPG from Bandai Namco Online and Bandai Namco Studios. The game will deliver the latest information about the October update.
- The Idolmaster Shiny Colors: Song for Prism: The latest game in the idol simulation series. The game will feature new songs and costumes for the idols.
- My Hero Ultra Rumble: A fighting game based on the hit anime and manga series My Hero Academia. The game will feature live gameplay and the latest information.
- SD Gundam G Generation ETERNAL: A strategy RPG that features over 1000 Gundam units from various Gundam series. The game will be playable at the event.
Bandai Namco has opened its Tokyo Game Show 2023 website where fans can check out more details about the lineup and schedule. The event will also be live streamed on YouTube and Twitch for those who cannot attend in person.