• TGS 2019: Shaun's Thoughts on the Show

    1 month ago - By Touch Arcade

    This year's Tokyo Game Show was another huge one, and it almost seems like a million years ago when it was struggling to fill three-quarters of the main building of Makuhari Messe. Things are definitely vibrant and alive again at the Tokyo Game Show, and that's likely a reflection of the improved health of the Japanese games industry. But there's another trend that continued this year, and it's a bit of an unfortunate one given the site you're reading this on. Mobile games are no longer the flashy new kid on the block, and the presence of mobile gaming at the show is starting to take on...
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  • TGS 2019: Konami Shows Plenty of Mobile Games, but Few Will Leave Japan

    TGS 2019: Konami Shows Plenty of Mobile Games, but Few Will Leave Japan

    1 month ago - By Touch Arcade

    Konami's booth had a very eye-catching design this year, with Contra -style missiles sticking out of the sides of it. The company is clearly putting a lot of promotional muscle behind the upcoming Contra: Rogue Corps , and after playing the demo they put on the eShop all I can say to them is good luck with that. Venture in a little closer to Konami's section of the Tokyo Game Show and you would find a very odd mix of products indeed. The PC Engine Mini was playable and prominent. Contra had its slice of the floor. A few other console mainstays like PowerPro Baseball and PES had their usual...
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  • TGS 2019: SEGA Bets Big on Olympics, Fisticuffs

    TGS 2019: SEGA Bets Big on Olympics, Fisticuffs

    1 month ago - By Touch Arcade

    It was easy to see what SEGA felt were its big guns at this year's show. Probably 75% of the SEGA booth was dedicated to just three games: Yakuza: Like a Dragon for the PlayStation 4, Project Sakura Wars for the PlayStation 4, and its Olympics-branded titles for various platforms. Among all of that, the only thing connected to its mobile games is the Mario-less Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 , which sees the blue hedgehog and his pals making their mobile Olympic debut. Presumably if it goes well, this will become a regular event.
    Aside from that big title, SEGA also had two other...
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  • TGS 2019: Hands-On With Quirky Sandbox Game ‘Boku Boku'

    TGS 2019: Hands-On With Quirky Sandbox Game ‘Boku Boku'

    1 month ago - By Touch Arcade

    While the Indie Corner of the Tokyo Game Show has seen a bounty of interesting mobile titles in recent years, this year things had decidedly Switched to another system. There were a few interesting mobile titles on display, however, even if some of them had already released. Boku Boku is one such game. While it has been available for quite a while now, the game's creator has continued to update it and was showing off its latest version at the show. I had never tried it before, but it's rather interesting and it made for a fun video.
    This is a sandbox game where you can create things using...
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  • TGS 2019: Square Enix Shows ‘Romancing SaGa 3', ‘Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles', and More

    TGS 2019: Square Enix Shows ‘Romancing SaGa 3', ‘Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles', and More

    1 month ago - By Touch Arcade

    Square Enix always has some interesting mobile games in the works, but they don't always have them at the show. This year was the same as usual, though I suppose you could technically say a couple of upcoming games were on display there in some form. We're a long way removed from the days where Chaos Rings 3 occupied a decent-sized part of Square's booth, or even when mobile-exclusive ports of older games got some attention at Tokyo Game Show, but hey, things could be worse. At least we're not being left out of the loop with remakes on other platforms.
    Depending on your tastes, the biggest...
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