Every year gamers watch with eager anticipation for the Tokyo Game Show where the latest in gaming technology and new games are announced. This is probably bigger than Comic Con as it is solely bases on gaming even though the majority of gamers never make it to the show because of the location. The fact remains, that the biggest companies in gaming are located across the ocean and when this show starts up, it is one huge gaming announcement after another.
This year, at the 2010 Tokyo Game Show, there were many highlights that should be mentioned. The following is the news that no gamer should go without knowing:
• Super Street Fighter IV – This is the latest adaptation of the game and comes with new characters which were only revealed during the Tokyo Game Show. The most notable characters added were Yun and Yang who were only previously in the gaming version and not in the arcade version. Those who love the arcade can rest assured that the new versions, when they hit the malls in America have these two characters who were at one time one character that was split into two brothers.
• Mega Man Universe – While this game had a brief preview a few months ago, the details on the actual game play were sketchy. At TGS, Capcom offered a full detailed preview of the game which was much more visual than the last offering. The one downside was the three videos that were showing levels at the booth were not included in the game but it was stated that they may be offered as bonus levels later on. It seems as though they should have offered previews of the actual game instead of levels that were not offered. Of course the game itself offers three different levels of play including easy, medium and difficult and you are still running through these levels jumping and shooting at the bad guys. The Mega Man lovers were not disappointed by the new game in any way.
• Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 – This updated version of the popular soccer game offers the gamers who love soccer more than they could want. This is still a work in progress but is finally getting to the point where gamers can actually see what the final product looks like. It did not leave anyone disappointed and was definitely one of the true highlights of this year’s TGS.
Gamespot.com Highlights of the Tokyo Game Show