Tokyo Game Show 2017 is officially underway in Japan, and of course the big Japanese game announcements are coming!
First and foremost, perhaps the biggest announcement of today that threw everyone off guard was Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner M∀RS. We don’t know what hit us more – the fact that Konami has brought out one of their cult classics after seemingly leaving the games industry, or the fact that it was Zone of the Enders being said cult classic. Regardless, we’re psyched! This enhanced port will be based on the PS3 HD version of the game, and it’ll have 4K and VR support on PlayStation 4 and PC. VR support? Sign us right up! The game is scheduled for a Spring 2018 release.
Players will once against save the Earth from an army of giant bugs in Earth Defense Force 5, launching for PlayStation 4 on December 7 in Japan. This is the latest entry into the bug smashing third-person shooter extravaganza, and we here at Common Sense Gamer are actually big fans of the series. Earth Defense Force is perhaps the epitome of “stupid fun”. Fight big bugs with even bigger mechs, vehicles, weapons, and more. It’s explosive fun for everyone!
Western monster hunters rejoice! The upcoming Monster Hunter World will launch worldwide for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on January 26, 2018, with a PC release to come later. The game will have a regular edition and a digital deluxe edition which will grant players bonus skins to use in-game and PSN avatars.
Square-Enix showed off their new project Left Alive, what seems to be a gritty, futuristic deal. No gameplay was shown in the trailer, but the team behind the game is incredibly noteworthy. Toshifumi Nabeshima (Director of Armored Core), Yoji Shinkawa (character designer on Metal Gear Solid), and Takayuki Yanase (mech designer on Ghost in the Shell: Arise, Xenoblade Chronicles X) join forces to create what’s shaping up to be a spectacular experience.
We’re just getting into TGS so be sure to stop by tomorrow when we’ll have coverage on day 2!