Tokyo Game Show 2022: Everything Announced

Tokyo Game Show 2022 was filled with updates, announcements, interviews, and other brand new reveals about some of the highest-profile games coming from Japanese developers and other studios around the world. From the first interview with Tekken series lead Katsuhiro Harada about Tekken 8, to a ton of new details about the newly rebranded Like A Dragon series, read on to learn everything announced at TGS 2022.

Tekken 8 Is ‘A Turning Point’ for the Series

Tekken 8 was properly revealed during Sony’s State of Play last week, but we learned more about the game at TGS. In Katsuhiro Harada’s exclusive first interview with IGN, we learned plenty about the upcoming fighting game, including how it will showcase the faceoff between Jin Kazama and Kazuya Mishima. Harada also praised Nintendo’s Masahiro Sakurai for his work on Smash Bros., and said he would consider bringing guest characters back into the fold for Tekken 8.

Street Fighter 6: Full Launch Roster Revealed

Street Fighter 6’s launch day roster will feature 18 characters, and Capcom pulled back the curtain on the full list of playable fighters on day one. From returning classics like Ryu, Ken, and Chun-Li, to new challengers including the custom character creator for the game’s World Tour mode. The game is also set to get a closed beta in October, with details on how to sign up still to come.

Resident Evil Village’s DLC Will Say Goodbye to the Winters Family

Ethan Winters has been the main character of the Resident Evil series for the last two entries, but next month’s Shadows of Rose story DLC will mark the final chapter of the Winters’ time in the franchise. Elsewhere in the Resident Evil-verse, we learned that the upcoming Resident Evil 4 remake is also in development for PlayStation 4, alongside the previously-announced PS5 and Xbox Series consoles.

Yakuza Series Rebrands to Like A Dragon, Reveals Three New Games for 2023 and Beyond

RGG Studio’s Yakuza series has always been called Like a Dragon in Japan, and now the localized versions of future games in the series will follow suit. Beyond the name change, we learned of three new titles in the Like a Dragon series: Ishin!, the long-awaited localization of Yakuza’s samurai spinoff, Like a Dragon 8, and a spinoff starring Kazuma Kiryu. The series also probably isn’t coming to Nintendo Switch. Finally, we learned the series isn’t committed to stick with turn-based gameplay, and the combat style could change depending on each individual game’s story.

Sonic Frontiers: Sega Details Super Sonic Boss Fights

Sonic Frontiers is bucking a lot of trends the Sonic franchise is known for, and Super Sonic is no exception. Usually not appearing until the final moments of each Sonic game, Super Sonic will instead be used more frequently throughout the open-zone areas in Sonic Frontiers. In fact, some bosses will be practically untouchable until you unlock Super Sonic, which will also unlock an entirely new set of combat options.

Suikoden Highlights the Return of Classic Konami Games

Beloved Konami RPGs Suikoden and Suikoden 2 are getting new HD remasters for PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, and PC next year. The two games will come packaged in one collection titled Suikoden I&II HD Remaster Gate Rune and Dunan Unification Wars. Along with the announcement, Konami developers said they’d like to keep making more Suikoden games in the future. In addition to Suikoden, we also learned about revivals of classic Konami franchises including The Maze of Galious, Star Soldier, Parodius, Twinbee, and Pooyan.

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