After three years of stand-by due to COVID-19, the video game world is slowly starting to revive. Always respecting barrier gestures, Gaming events are adapting and are determined to bring players together again to celebrate this great passion for video games.
Last week we were in Cologne, Germany for Gamescom’s big comeback in physics. In two weeks, Japan will be in the spotlight with a return of the Tokyo Game Show, in physics and with a multitude of interesting appointments that should not be missed!
To be sure of being there, today we offer you a special file with all the dates and times of the main unmissable events!
All Tokyo Game Show 2022 Dates
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 15 (French time)
- 03h – TGS launch ceremony
- 04h – Keynote
- 05h – Gamera Games conference
- 06h – Japan Esports Union
- 08h – BenQ Japan Conference
- 09h – The Japan Game Awards 2022
- 11 a.m. – Xbox conference
- 12 p.m. – Archosaur Games Conference
- 1 p.m. – GREE Conference
- 3 p.m. – Bandai Namco Conference
- 4 p.m. – Capcom Conference
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 16
- 05h – Prime Gaming conference
- 09h – Sense of Wonder Night 2022
- 11 a.m. – 505 Games Conference
- 12 p.m. – Koei Tecmo Conference
- 1 p.m. – SEGA / Atlus conference
- 2 p.m. – Konami Conference
- 3:00 p.m. – Square Enix Conference
- 5 p.m. – Capcom Conference (Part.2)
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 17
- 04h – D3publisher
- 05h – Donut Games
- 06h – Qookka Entertainment / Japan Game Awards 2022
- 08h – GungHo Online Entertainment
- 10 a.m. – Happinet
- 11 a.m. – Ho Yoverse
- 1 p.m. – Finger
- 2 p.m. – Level-5
- 3 p.m. – Aniplex
- 4 p.m. – ProjectMoon
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 18
- 03h – Online Experience Tour
- 05h – Japan Electronics College
- 06h – Japan Game Awards 2022
- 09:00 – GungHo Online Entertainment
- 10 a.m. – 110 Industries
- 11 a.m. – Happinet
- 12 p.m. – Closing party of the TGS 2022
Tokyo Game Show Schedule
Unlike other gaming events, the Tokyo Game Show does not offer pre-conferences. The show will open its doors on Thursday September 15 until Sunday September 18, 2022. As for the conferences, these will take place during the event.
Thus, 36 conferences are already scheduled. The TGS is a show mainly focused on Asia and the games that work very well there, but not necessarily in the West. It’s an event that is quite different from E3, Gamescom or even Paris Games Week.
For most Western players, the main events not to be missed are those of Xbox, Bandai/Namco, Capcom, Square Enix, Konami or even SEGA.
The main events of the Tokyo Game Show 2022
Xbox – September 15 (11 a.m. in France / 6 p.m. in Japan)
The first meeting will therefore be Thursday, September 15 at 6 p.m. with the highly anticipated Xbox conference. For quite a few years, Microsoft has been trying to get closer to Japan, a territory in which the brand has never preformed. With this conference, Xbox will undoubtedly highlight a lot of Japanese games and make important announcements. Why not the announcement of a takeover of a Japanese studio?
Bandai Namco – September 15 (3 p.m. in France / 10 p.m. in Japan)
Bandai/Namco will also host a one-hour showcase on the first day of TGS. For the moment, a few titles are already announced such as Digimon Survive, One Piece Odyssey and Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris. During the TGS, over the four days of the show, new information on the Tales of series should be revealed as well as information on Dragon Ball and Gundam games.
Capcom – September 15 (4 p.m. in France / 11 p.m. in Japan)
Capcom (Part.2) – September 16 (5 p.m. in France / 12 a.m. in Japan)
Capcom sees things big for the Tokyo Game Show since the publisher will not be offering one, but two conferences! A physical event and an online showcase. The first event, on September 15, will be the Capcom Online Program with an online conference that will provide an update on the games to come in the coming months, including Exoprimal, Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection and Monster Hunter Sunbreak. Details on Street Fighter 6 will be revealed after the conference. Perhaps we will be lucky enough to see new images of Resident Evil 4 Remake and Resident Evil VIII in VR on the PlayStation VR 2.
Then, the next day, we will have the real conference in physics. But for the moment, no information on the content of the latter.
SEGA / Atlus – September 16 (1 p.m. in France / 8 p.m. in Japan)
SEGA and Atlus will be present at TGS with a conference on Friday. On the SEGA side, the main games that will be shown will be Sonic Frontiers and Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown. As for Atlus, the Persona saga will be in the spotlight as Persona 3, 4 and 5 arrive on Xbox and next-gen consoles at the end of the year.
SEGA and Atlus are also partners and distributors of many western games in Japan, we should have news of games like FIFA 23, Hogwarts Legacy, Gotham Knights, Disgaea 7 or even Goat Simulator 3.
Konami – September 16 (2 p.m. in France – 9 p.m. in Japan)
This is a highly anticipated conference since Konami announced the return of a “license appreciated by fans around the world”. Metal Gear Solid? Silent Hill ? Castlevania? The bets are open. In any case, 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 (3 p.m. in France – 10 p.m. in Japan)
Square Enix will also make the trip and the publisher does not intend to come for nothing. Forspoken and Final Fantasy should be in the spotlight next week, but not only. Indeed, no less than 25 games should be part of Square Enix’s lineup for the TGS! Here is the (long) list:
- Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion
- The DioField Chronicle
- Dragon Quest X Offline
- Dragon Quest X Online
- Dragon Quest Treasures
- Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai: A Hero’s Bonds
- Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai: Xross Blade
- Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis
- Final Fantasy VII Rebirth
- Final Fantasy XIV
- Final Fantasy XVI
- Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius
- Imperial SaGa Eclipse
- Infinity Strash – Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai
- NieR: Automata End of YoRHa Edition
- PowerWash Simulator
- Romancing SaGa: Minstrel Song Remastered
- Romancing Saga Re;univerSe
- Star Ocean: The Divine Force
- Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin
- Tactics Ogre: Reborn
- Valkyrie Elysium
- War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius