Tokyo Game Show 2016 kicks off this weekend and publishers have already started hyping their games for a hungry public. Instead of writing a news item for every single trailer at TGS this year, I'm instead throwing every trailer I could find into a single article. It's time for another of USgamer's Video Round-Ups!
Special thanks to Gematsu, who does all of the hard work translating most of this.
Okay, I'm a bit guilty here. I did write a news post for this game. Gundam Versus is the latest game in Bandai Namco's long-running Gundam Vs. franchise. This time around, the game is being made specifically for PlayStation 4, so it looks great. Gundam Versus is coming to PS4, but has no release date yet.
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
Capcom has released another trailer for the planned retooling of the Resident Evil franchise. Leaving behind the loud, flashy, combat-centric third-person series, Resident Evil 7 is now a first-person title with a different style of horror. The new trailer shows more of the game and highlights the Bakers, the family who owns the mansion you're wandering around in.
Resident Evil 7 is coming PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on January 24, 2017 worldwide. The PlayStation 4 version will also support PlayStation VR.
SaGa: Scarlet Grace
Likewise, I already did a story about this game, but it deserves to be highlighted again. SaGa: Scarlet Grace is the latest game is Square Enix' off-beat and experimental RPG series. Choose between four heroes with different stories and viewpoints, wandering across a freeform world crafting your own tale. SaGa: Scarlet Grace is planned for launch on PlayStation Vita in Japan on December 15, 2016.
New Danganronpa V3: Everyone’s New Semester of Killing
Spike Chunsoft 's murder mystery visual novel series returns! Danganronpa V3 features the first female protagonist in a main Danganronpa title, voiced by Sayaka Kanda. Like previous games, our heroine is trapped in a school, the Gifted Inmates Academy. There she must participate in Class Trials to determine who among the student body has killed one of their own. Danganronpa V3 is coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in Japan on January 2017.
Luckily, the previous entries found their way to North America, so there's hope for this one.
Nier's sequel returns with a brief teaser trailer showing of the some of new and returning characters. Series creator Taro Yoko is collaborating with Platinum Games on Automata. Set some time after the events of Nier, players will experience the tale of android 2B and her companions, 9S and A2. Nier: Automata has a planned Japanese release on PC and PlayStation on February 23, 2017. The game will be seeing a worldwide release some time in 2017.
Valkyria: Azure Revolution
Sega has a new Valkyria game heading our way and to show off the upcoming title, they've released a story trailer for the game. Of course, it's in Japanese, so you might be a bit lost, but you can rest assured that everything is really serious. Valkyria: Azure Revolution is coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in Japan on January 19, 2017.
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue
Despite its run-on title, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue is actually an HD remaster of Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, alongside some new KH content. Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep–A Fragmentary Passage is a version of Birth by Sleep told from Aqua's point of view, while Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover is a cinematic exploration of the Foretellers. Hard to believe this all started as a simple Square Enix/Disney crossover, huh?
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue launching worldwide for PlayStation 4 on January 24, 2016.
Itadaki Street: Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary
Square Enix is expanding its Itadaki Street board game with another entry that covers Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy's 30th Anniversary. This is actually the third Itadaki Street featuring Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy characters, with the first being Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Special for PlayStation 2 back in 2004. It will launch in Japan on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in 2017.
Granblue Fantasy: Project Re: Link
Based on the hit mobile title, Granblue Fantasy: Project Re: Link is a new action RPG from publisher Cygames, developed by Platinum Games. This game is a long ways off though, as it's coming to PlayStation 4 some time in 2018. It damned pretty so far!
As it moves closer to launch, we gain more details on Bandai Namco's first PlayStation VR title. Summer Lesson has the player as a teacher of a young girl. That's the entire premise, but VR goes a long way sometimes.
The company has announced the initial release as Summer Lesson: Hikari Miyamoto Seven Days Room (Basic Game Pack), coming to PS4 in Japan on October 13, 2016. Bandai Namco has also shown off a seaside location with a different student, so it's likely that Summer Lesson will be a modular VR title with new characters and locations.
Earth Defense Force 5
D3 Publisher is back with another third-person shooter pitting humanity's best soldiers against giant bugs and alien spaceships. What's new this time? Giant bipedal frogs! I know, I'm surprised too. Earth Defense Force 5 is scheduled for release on PlayStation 4 in Japan in 2017.
Birthdays the Beginning
Arc System Works and Toybox are developing a simulation game where players can evolve life from the beginning of time. Guide the lives of ancient plants and animals as their benevolent god alien thing. It's the perfect simulation RPG to teach your children about the harsh truths of evolution. Birthdays the Beginning is coming to PS4 in Japan on January 19, 2017 and NIS America will be releasing it in North America and Europe at in early 2017. Subtitles for the Western release will be available in English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish.
Puyo Puyo Chronicle
Sega has released a new Tokyo Game Show trailer for Puyo Puyo Chronicle, an action-RPG version of the familiar puzzle series. It's scheduled for release in Japan on 3DS on December 8, 2016.
New Hot Shots Golf
Hot Shots Golf returns with new hot golfing action! That's really all I have to say about this title. It's launching for PlayStation 4 in Japan in Summer 2017.
SG/ZH School Girls/Zombie Hunter
Look, I don't know what to tell you. It's set in the Onechanbara universe. School girls with guns versus zombies. School Girl/Zombie Hunter is coming to PS4 in Japan on January 12, 2017. People will buy it.