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Tokyo Game Show 2019

Updated: Dec 5, 2019

Tokyo Game Show 2019 (TGS2019) is the largest gaming exhibition in Japan and was held this year at Makuhari Messe in Chiba from September 12th to 15th. There were approximately 260000 attendees over the four days and some were lucky to get the chance to experience the latest and greatest from the gaming and tech world.

One of the most looked forward to attractions was NTT Docomo's presentation highlighting ultrahigh speed 5G. With 5G, communication will be taken to another plateau as levels for rapid, high-volume information sharing increase. Online games will also profit by this new innovation, as current cell phones are unequipped to move the necessary information in a timely manner. With 5G it will be easier to enjoy such games on a cell phone. At the Docomo stage at TGS2019, guests had the option to test games, for example, Street Fighter V and Tekken 7 on cell phones and experience fights with no lag on 5G.

In regards to actual games, one that seemed to draw a lot of enthusiasm was Death Stranding by Sony Interactive Entertainment, which had been under development for 3 years. It was conceived by the legendary Hideo Kojima, who is probably most well known for the classic game series Metal Gear. It will be officially released on November 8th, 2019 but guests had a chance to try it early.

Kojima appeared to discuss the game and presented it as a 'Social Stranding' game. The player enters the story as the character Sam Porter Bridges and sets out on mission in a world where people have been disengaged and isolated from one another which many refer to as Death Stranding.

Another game to pay attention to, is Square Enix's Final Fantasy VII Remake which will be released in March 2020, just as Bandai Namco's Dragonball Z Kakarot. Finally, Cyberpunk 2077 will be released in April 2020.

There were additionally numerous creators from abroad flaunting their works. China, South Korea, Malaysia, Germany were one of many countries present at the event.

In addition to the booths, e-Sports and Cosplay events were included as part of the festivities.

Actress and gamer, Tsubasa Honda, helped kick the event off at the opening ceremony.

Next year's Tokyo Game Show will be held from September 24 to 27th also at Makuhari Messe in Chiba.

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