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Metal Gear Solid V at TGS: Snake's pert butt and slow-mo

Hideo Kojima was on stage at Sony's Tokyo Game Show conference, talking at length about the upcoming Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Idle chat led into the same footage we've seen quite a bit before, but for some reason...   more

Metal Gear Solid V at TGS: Snake's pert butt and slow-mo photo


Metal Gear Solid V at TGS: Snake's pert butt and slow-mo photo
Metal Gear Solid V at TGS: Snake's pert butt and slow-mo photo
Metal Gear Solid V at TGS: Snake's pert butt and slow-mo photo
Metal Gear Solid V at TGS: Snake's pert butt and slow-mo photo
Metal Gear Solid V at TGS: Snake's pert butt and slow-mo photo
Metal Gear Solid V at TGS: Snake's pert butt and slow-mo photo



Capcom's PS4 exclusive Deep Down casual mode & more

At Sony's Tokyo Game Show press conference, Capcom's Yoshinori Ono was on hand to show off more of Capcom's PS4 exclusive Deep Down, which is looking more and more like Dark Souls (or perhaps Dark Souls 2). Though, counter to...   more

Capcom's PS4 exclusive Deep Down casual mode & more photo


Capcom's PS4 exclusive Deep Down casual mode & more photo
Capcom's PS4 exclusive Deep Down casual mode & more photo
Capcom's PS4 exclusive Deep Down casual mode & more photo
Capcom's PS4 exclusive Deep Down casual mode & more photo
Capcom's PS4 exclusive Deep Down casual mode & more photo
Capcom's PS4 exclusive Deep Down casual mode & more photo



The new PS Vita seems pretty nice

I thought I'd have to wait until later this week at Tokyo Game Show to get my hands on the newly announced PlayStation Vita model. But in doing my geek crawl of Tokyo yesterday I came across a display in Shinjuku for the new ...   more

The new PS Vita seems pretty nice photo

Destructoid's Tokyo Game Show 2012 Cosplay Gallery

On the first two press-only days of Tokyo Game Show it's all business suits and messenger bags, but when the event opens up to the public the cosplayers come out. It's funny how you'll never see them around the convention cen...   more

Destructoid's Tokyo Game Show 2012 Cosplay Gallery photo


Destructoid's Tokyo Game Show 2012 Cosplay Gallery photo
Destructoid's Tokyo Game Show 2012 Cosplay Gallery photo
Destructoid's Tokyo Game Show 2012 Cosplay Gallery photo
Destructoid's Tokyo Game Show 2012 Cosplay Gallery photo
Destructoid's Tokyo Game Show 2012 Cosplay Gallery photo
Destructoid's Tokyo Game Show 2012 Cosplay Gallery photo



TGS: Enjoy this floor gallery while we fight the crowds

Today is the first public day of TGS 2012, which means that we're stuck plowing through a sea of people to get to the good stuff. We've snapped some pictures of cool things and other oddities that we thought you might like to see, including wrestling matches, idol concerts, and more.  We've also included pictures of the crowd itself. Scary, right?   more

TGS: Enjoy this floor gallery while we fight the crowds photo


TGS: Enjoy this floor gallery while we fight the crowds photo
TGS: Enjoy this floor gallery while we fight the crowds photo
TGS: Enjoy this floor gallery while we fight the crowds photo
TGS: Enjoy this floor gallery while we fight the crowds photo
TGS: Enjoy this floor gallery while we fight the crowds photo
TGS: Enjoy this floor gallery while we fight the crowds photo



TGS: Arachnophobic after Earth Defense Force 4

There's a new Earth Defense Force game on its way, recently announced by D3 Publisher and Sandlot, and there are few things here at Tokyo Game Show that I was more excited to see. Here on the show floor, the Xbox 360 version...   more

TGS: Arachnophobic after Earth Defense Force 4 photo


TGS: Arachnophobic after Earth Defense Force 4 photo
TGS: Arachnophobic after Earth Defense Force 4 photo
TGS: Arachnophobic after Earth Defense Force 4 photo
TGS: Arachnophobic after Earth Defense Force 4 photo
TGS: Arachnophobic after Earth Defense Force 4 photo
TGS: Arachnophobic after Earth Defense Force 4 photo



TGS: Earth Defense Force 3 perhaps more awesome on Vita

I never tire of shooting giant bugs, so I was thrilled to see D3 publisher with not one, but two EDF titles on the Tokyo Game Show floor. Earth Defense Forces 3 Portable is port of the game we know as Earth Defense ...   more

TGS: Earth Defense Force 3 perhaps more awesome on Vita photo


TGS: Earth Defense Force 3 perhaps more awesome on Vita photo
TGS: Earth Defense Force 3 perhaps more awesome on Vita photo
TGS: Earth Defense Force 3 perhaps more awesome on Vita photo
TGS: Earth Defense Force 3 perhaps more awesome on Vita photo
TGS: Earth Defense Force 3 perhaps more awesome on Vita photo
TGS: Earth Defense Force 3 perhaps more awesome on Vita photo



TGS: Please give us Project X Zone right NOW

Namco Bandai's upcoming 3DS multi-company mashup, Project X Zone, is an absolute treat, and is one of the best things I've played at Tokyo Game Show 2012. It's too bad that it has yet to be announced for North America. After ...   more

TGS: Please give us Project X Zone right NOW photo

TGS: Professor Layton enters a winter wonderland

Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy is labeled as the sixth and final game to follow Hershel Layton. The game starts in a cozy, winter village and follows the crew on a globetrotting adventure after Layton and co. embark on...   more

TGS: Professor Layton enters a winter wonderland photo


TGS: Professor Layton enters a winter wonderland photo
TGS: Professor Layton enters a winter wonderland photo
TGS: Professor Layton enters a winter wonderland photo
TGS: Professor Layton enters a winter wonderland photo
TGS: Professor Layton enters a winter wonderland photo
TGS: Professor Layton enters a winter wonderland photo



TGS: Yakuza 1 & 2 HD Edition looks like Yakuza 3

I took a few minutes today at Tokyo Game Show to have a peek at how the HD re-release of the first two installments in the Yakuza series are shaping up. It's looking good, folks. Crisp and sexy, I think players will...   more

TGS: Yakuza 1 & 2 HD Edition looks like Yakuza 3 photo

TGS: Professor Layton and Phoenix Wright join forces

Professor Layton and Ace Attorney are unique within the puzzle/adventure genre, but both share enough in common with each other to make for a perfect crossover game. Not since Marvel vs. Capcom and Kingdom Hearts have dedicat...   more

TGS: Professor Layton and Phoenix Wright join forces photo


TGS: Professor Layton and Phoenix Wright join forces photo
TGS: Professor Layton and Phoenix Wright join forces photo
TGS: Professor Layton and Phoenix Wright join forces photo
TGS: Professor Layton and Phoenix Wright join forces photo
TGS: Professor Layton and Phoenix Wright join forces photo
TGS: Professor Layton and Phoenix Wright join forces photo



TGS: Razer shows off Xbox 360 Arcade Stick prototype

Razer is working to get their upcoming Xbox 360 Arcade Stick absolutely perfect. The units they have on display at Tokyo Game Show this year are from their beta program, and are the 13th iteration of the sticks. 200 fighters ...   more

TGS: Razer shows off Xbox 360 Arcade Stick prototype photo

TGS: Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory announced for 2013

NIS America announced today at Tokyo Game Show that they will be bringing the third game of the Hyperdimension Neptunia series to PlayStation 3 next year. Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory will launch next spring in North Ameri...   more

TGS: Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory announced for 2013 photo


TGS: Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory announced for 2013 photo
TGS: Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory announced for 2013 photo
TGS: Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory announced for 2013 photo
TGS: Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory announced for 2013 photo
TGS: Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory announced for 2013 photo
TGS: Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory announced for 2013 photo



TGS: Okami, third time, charm, etc.

I don't know how many times I can play Okami and come up with something to say without feeling like I'm repeating myself. I played it on the PS2, then again on the Wii, and today I played it on the PS3 in its latest inca...   more

TGS: Okami, third time, charm, etc. photo


TGS: Okami, third time, charm, etc. photo
TGS: Okami, third time, charm, etc. photo
TGS: Okami, third time, charm, etc. photo
TGS: Okami, third time, charm, etc. photo
TGS: Okami, third time, charm, etc. photo
TGS: Okami, third time, charm, etc. photo



TGS: Professor Layton's iOS debut isn't what you'd expect

The idea of developers dedicating resources to mobile versions of franchises is something I’ve long been against, but have slowly been warming up to. So, they might as well make something good. Layton Brothers: Myster...   more

TGS: Professor Layton's iOS debut isn't what you'd expect photo


TGS: Professor Layton's iOS debut isn't what you'd expect photo
TGS: Professor Layton's iOS debut isn't what you'd expect photo
TGS: Professor Layton's iOS debut isn't what you'd expect photo
TGS: Professor Layton's iOS debut isn't what you'd expect photo
TGS: Professor Layton's iOS debut isn't what you'd expect photo
TGS: Professor Layton's iOS debut isn't what you'd expect photo



TGS: Lost Planet spin-off E.X. Troopers is super dupers

I was already pretty close to all-in after learning of the concept behind Capcom's Lost Planet spin-off E.X. Troopers. The idea was to take the snowy and fairly serious world and soften it up a bit with cell shading and pink-...   more

TGS: Lost Planet spin-off E.X. Troopers is super dupers  photo

TGS: I took on a booth girl at Hot Shots Golf 6 and lost

Look, I'm pretty good at videogame golf. I'm a seasoned veteran when it comes to Korean golf MMO Pangya, but I'm not half bad at Hot Shots Golf either. I've been an avid player of the series for 15 years now, so I'd like to t...   more

TGS: I took on a booth girl at Hot Shots Golf 6 and lost photo

TGS: Lost Planet 3 is cold as ice, yet not very cool

Trade show demos usually go one of two ways: well or very well. Even when a game stinks, the demo is usually put together in such a way that you can't even tell there is a major problem lying under the surface. Sure, Resident...   more

TGS: Lost Planet 3 is cold as ice, yet not very cool photo

TGS: Metal Gear is Rising and so are my expectations

Despite Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance having been available to play at several events over the last year, I'd never found time to play it. So, like the people of Japan, Tokyo Game Show was my first opportunity to get my hands on Platinum's take on the Metal Gear series.  Why didn't I make the time? What a fool I was!   more

TGS: Metal Gear is Rising and so are my expectations photo


TGS: Metal Gear is Rising and so are my expectations photo
TGS: Metal Gear is Rising and so are my expectations photo
TGS: Metal Gear is Rising and so are my expectations photo
TGS: Metal Gear is Rising and so are my expectations photo
TGS: Metal Gear is Rising and so are my expectations photo
TGS: Metal Gear is Rising and so are my expectations photo



TGS: Fantasy Life isn't just for peasants

After three long years of development that started on the Nintendo DS, Fantasy Life will finally release on the 3DS on December 27 in Japan. Level-5 was a much different company when the game was first announced. It was a co...   more

TGS: Fantasy Life isn't just for peasants  photo


TGS: Fantasy Life isn't just for peasants  photo
TGS: Fantasy Life isn't just for peasants  photo
TGS: Fantasy Life isn't just for peasants  photo
TGS: Fantasy Life isn't just for peasants  photo
TGS: Fantasy Life isn't just for peasants  photo
TGS: Fantasy Life isn't just for peasants  photo



TGS: In which I don't understand Metal Gear Social Ops

While at the Konami booth at Tokyo Game Show today, I made a concerted effort to play Metal Gear Solid: Social Ops, a team up between Kojima Productions and mobile juggernaut GREE. It didn't go particularly well, but I can't ...   more

TGS: In which I don't understand Metal Gear Social Ops photo


TGS: In which I don't understand Metal Gear Social Ops photo
TGS: In which I don't understand Metal Gear Social Ops photo
TGS: In which I don't understand Metal Gear Social Ops photo
TGS: In which I don't understand Metal Gear Social Ops photo
TGS: In which I don't understand Metal Gear Social Ops photo
TGS: In which I don't understand Metal Gear Social Ops photo



TGS: Tank! Tank! Tank! four-player Wii U My Kong Mode

I had a go at the new four-player mode for upcoming Wii U game Tank! Tank! Tank! here at TGS 2012. Namco Bandai calls it My Kong Mode, and they say it's a perfect fit for their casual party battle title. The game also include...   more

TGS: Tank! Tank! Tank! four-player Wii U My Kong Mode  photo

TGS: Supercute new Bravely Default: Flying Fairy screens

Square Enix's upcoming 3DS title Bravely Default: Flying Fairy is...not here. It's not at TGS in any form other than a really amazing video clip running at their booth. I moped around the show floor all day because of this, a...   more

TGS: Supercute new Bravely Default: Flying Fairy screens  photo


TGS: Supercute new Bravely Default: Flying Fairy screens  photo
TGS: Supercute new Bravely Default: Flying Fairy screens  photo
TGS: Supercute new Bravely Default: Flying Fairy screens  photo
TGS: Supercute new Bravely Default: Flying Fairy screens  photo
TGS: Supercute new Bravely Default: Flying Fairy screens  photo
TGS: Supercute new Bravely Default: Flying Fairy screens  photo



TGS: Gorgeous art: Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Gallery

The artwork displayed at Square Enix's Tokyo Game Show booth in their Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Gallery is beautiful. These photos do not do them justice, but it's they're the best I can do for you right now.  The w...   more

TGS: Gorgeous art: Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Gallery photo


TGS: Gorgeous art: Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Gallery photo
TGS: Gorgeous art: Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Gallery photo
TGS: Gorgeous art: Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Gallery photo
TGS: Gorgeous art: Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Gallery photo
TGS: Gorgeous art: Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Gallery photo
TGS: Gorgeous art: Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Gallery photo



TGS: Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate screens show 3DS version

While Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is due out on both Wii U and 3DS, these screenshots from Tokyo Game Show 2012 are for the latter version. In theory, it sounds nice to be able to play either one and pick up where you left off ...   more

TGS: Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate screens show 3DS version photo


TGS: Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate screens show 3DS version photo
TGS: Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate screens show 3DS version photo
TGS: Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate screens show 3DS version photo
TGS: Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate screens show 3DS version photo
TGS: Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate screens show 3DS version photo
TGS: Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate screens show 3DS version photo



TGS: Kuma in a Princess Zelda dress makes Tekken better

You might not think of Nintendo when you think Tekken, but there is a good reason for this: The series has never appeared on a Nintendo console before. While this may be a point of concern for fighting fans who plan to adopt ...   more

TGS: Kuma in a Princess Zelda dress makes Tekken better  photo

Yep, still crazy: Tokyo Game Show floor gallery

We've just arrived on the first day of Tokyo Game Show 2012. I immediately lost self control and ran around the floor like a child in a toy store, snapping photos of anything that I liked or thought looked interesting. After ...   more

Yep, still crazy: Tokyo Game Show floor gallery photo


Yep, still crazy: Tokyo Game Show floor gallery photo
Yep, still crazy: Tokyo Game Show floor gallery photo
Yep, still crazy: Tokyo Game Show floor gallery photo
Yep, still crazy: Tokyo Game Show floor gallery photo
Yep, still crazy: Tokyo Game Show floor gallery photo
Yep, still crazy: Tokyo Game Show floor gallery photo



Okami HD dated for PlayStation Network in North America

The week of Tokyo Game Show seems like a perfectly fine time for Capcom to announce the release date of Okami HD, so here goes: it's headed to PlayStation Network on October 30, 2012 in North America. Given its wonderful art ...   more

Okami HD dated for PlayStation Network in North America photo


Okami HD dated for PlayStation Network in North America photo
Okami HD dated for PlayStation Network in North America photo
Okami HD dated for PlayStation Network in North America photo
Okami HD dated for PlayStation Network in North America photo
Okami HD dated for PlayStation Network in North America photo
Okami HD dated for PlayStation Network in North America photo



Rockman Xover will be at TGS, protagonist has stupid name

Since Capcom has decided that a Western release of Rockman Xover is crucial, I feel duty-bound to deliver the latest details so that you may prepare yourself against thine enemy. As mentioned previously, Xover is a social RPG...   more

Rockman Xover will be at TGS, protagonist has stupid name photo