By Karli Winata / September 25th, 2013
Like every other video game convention, a metric ton of trailers has come out of Tokyo Games Show; a good number of which are just trailers we’ve already seen with Japanese subtitles or voices. Some just add a couple seconds of new scenes to an existing trailer. Then, you have the trailers for new games or just a plain ol’ new trailer for a game we’re already hyped up for. Those are the ones we’ve picked out for our TGS trailer roundup.
Bravely Default: For the Sequel
Some naming departments just can’t get fired fast enough, it seems. Despite the hokey name, Square Enix’s Bravely Default: Flying Fairy turned out to be a great 3DS game. Bravely Default: For the Sequel, despite the name, isn’t a sequel. It’s more along the lines of Kingdom Hearts Final Mix in that it’s the same game with slightly more content and a couple of gameplay tweaks.
The world could use a lot more Panzer Dragoon goodness. Since I haven’t found a genie to grant my wishes yet, this spiritual successor will have to do. First shown at Microsoft’s E3 press conference, we’ve only ever had a taste of the kind of action to expect out of Crimson Dragon. The new TGS trailer contextualizes all that sweet, sweet dragon-on-dragon violence.
Dark Souls II
As if we need any more reason to be hyped up about Dark Souls II, the latest TGS trailer shows off more ways for you to die in the upcoming game. Either from an iron-suited knight or from some kind of ethereal lich. On the bright side, you can backstab said lich.
Shown during the reveal of the PlayStation 4 back in February, Capcom’s upcoming PS4 title Deep Down is fast becoming one of the most intriguing titles for both the PS4 and Capcom. Before, we only saw a beautiful trailer that may or may not have been in-game footage, but it was the last couple of seconds the trailer that caught our attention. The TGS trailer sheds some light about the true nature of Deep Down.
Gravity Rush 2(?)
More a teaser than a trailer, we are teased with more adventures of Kat, the gravity-defying heroine of Gravity Rush. It ends simply with the suggestion to “Fall again.” Given the surprisingly wonderful experience the first one offered and the unfinished narrative, fans of the first will gladly comply.
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
We’ve already seen a number of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII trailers detailing her many, many costumes and the many familiar faces we’ll run into. Each one just makes waiting for February 2014 that much harder. So, what’s the harm in having another one to remind us to never screw with Lightning? None at all.
Sonic Lost World
Ever since its reveal, Sonic Lost World has been making Sonic fans salivate at the prospect of a good, 3D Sonic game, even if it seems to borrow liberally from Super Mario Galaxy. Here’s more video to feed your need for Sonic.
Soul Sacrifice Delta
Although Soul Sacrifice barely made a blip in the US, it did pretty well for itself over in Japan. The Monster Hunter style game will be getting a sort of .5 sequel in Soul Sacrifice Delta, very much in vein with the aforementioned Bravely Default: For the Sequel. Delta will introduce new characters, weapons, monsters and a new faction. Witness some of the changes in the new trailer.
First revealed at Sony’s pre-TGS conference, we get two Yakuza Ishin trailers. Each focuses on one of the two aspects of the game; the story and the gameplay. The series has had trouble gaining traction in the US market. The reason undoubtedly lies in the deeply Japanese story that has been a signature of the series. What might attract US audiences, though, can be seen in the gameplay trailer, where the series seems to have drawn inspiration from Devil May Cry, and allow you to fight with a katana and a gun at the same time.
Tokyo Games Show has come and gone like so much dust in the wind, but the trailers that came out of it will stay with us in our hearts forever. Or, at least, until the next video game convention anyways.
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