What to expect at Tokyo Game Show 2023

A lot.



Tokyo Game Show 2023 | Honkai: Star Rail, FFVII Rebirth, Project Mugen

At Tokyo Game Show 2023, some of the world’s most popular titles and anticipated releases will be offered to fans from September 21 to 24.

Here’s what to expect from some of the biggest publishers worldwide.


HoYoverse will participate in the Game Show by bringing five of its renowned games:

  • Genshin Impact
  • Honkai: Star Rail
  • Honkai Impact 3rd
  • Tears of Themis
  • Zenless Zone Zero

These games shall be showcased through offline exhibitions and online special programs, as well as stage performances and game demo opportunities for visitors.

There shall also be talk shows with creators and voice actors, interactive games, and merchandise giveaways. The latest news regarding all five games will also be announced during the event.

NetEase Games

For the first time, NetEase Games will exhibit that the TGS 2023. A new game will be announced during the event, as well as latest updates to several titles. A lot of activities will also be made available to enjoy.

These include demos for romance adventure game Lovebrush Chronicles and exhibits related to card-based RPG Harry Potter: Magic Awakened.

Visitors will get to take photos in front of artworks from DustbornTM Quantic Dream’s third-person, single-player action-adventure title.

Under The Waves meanwhile, will be demoed on PlayStation 5, allowing players to try it hands-on.

There shall also be an Identity V exhibition match and a dedicated shooting range at the Knives Out booth.

Square Enix

Lastly, Square Enix has launched a special website for everything TGS 2023 here:

The developer’s booth will feature a playable demo for Infinity Strash: Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai, which is the latest entry in the Dragon Quest series to be launched worldwide on September 28.

The second installment of Star Ocean (The Second Story R) and new four-on-four online shooter Foamstars may also be tried by visitors at the booth.

Star Ocean The Second Story R recently released its Anime Opening Movie during the Anime Impulse event in the United States, where it was announced the game will be releasing on November 2 for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 and 5, with the Steam version for PC arriving the day after.

FFVII Rebirth

100 playable trial stands will be available at the SQUARE ENIX booth in Tokyo Game Show 2023, from September 21, 2023.

On September 23, 2023, a stage event will be held featuring the developers of FFVII Rebirth and a number of special guests.


Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes now for pre-order

And more from 505 Games



Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes

After its showcase at Nintendo Direct, 505 Games quickly followed up details on Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes at Tokyo Game Show 2023.

Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes is a JRPG. It’s made by legendary game developers Yoshitaka Murayama’s (Suikoden I & II) and Junko Kawano (Suikoden I & IV). The game features a finely crafted six-character battle system, meticulously created 2D sprites and 3D backgrounds, a riveting story with over 100 playable characters and engaging gameplay designed to bring players a modern take on classic JRPGs.

The game is slated for global release on April 23, 2024. It will come to the PlayStation 5 (PS5), PlayStation 4 (PS4), Xbox X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on Steam, Epic Games Store and the GOG.

Standard Edition — Digital edition available for US$ 49.99 / SG$ 58.90 / PHP 2,150 / IDR 499,999 / MYR 149 / THB 1,204. Physical copies may differ in price from digital editions.

Digital Deluxe Edition — Digital only for US$ 79.99 / SG$ 69 / PHP 2,300 / IDR 604,999 / MYR 177 / THB 1,449.
Includes multiple in-game bonuses such consumable items, season pass, digital mini artbook, digital soundtrack, 48-hour early access and an exclusive trinket of Rabbit & Bear

SEE ALSO: Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising Review

More 505 Games announcements

Ghostrunner 2

This punishing, first-person cyberpunk-action thriller by One More Level will be available worldwide on Thursday, October 26. It will be playable on the PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on Steam, Epic and GOG. If you like pain and want to feel it right away, you can get the Brutal Edition which grants you 48 hours of early access. The Demo is out now.


Want more Cyberpunk in your gaming life? Nivalis offers that in a slice-of-life simulation kind of way. TGS attendees can go hands-on with Nivalis’ neon-bathed world at Hall 7, booth 07-N04, ahead of its 2024 release on PC (Steam, Epic Games Store). 

The Magical Mixture Mill

I’m sure we’re all familiar with Subway Surfers. Guess what? It’s co-creator, Jonas Georgakakis founded Glowlight and is bringing us a cozy automated potion brewing game. As a former adventurer adapting a post-questing life, become a witch’s assistant at a potion shop. Gather exotic components, fashion complex brews, and perfect production through clever automations.

Crime Boss: Rockay City

This just launched its Expansion Pack – Dragon’s Gold Cup. Take on a daring heist and make an unlikely ally with Dollar Dragon (Danny Trejo). Enjoy further refinements and improvements with the fourth free update released alongside the Expansion Pack.

SEE ALSO: Crime Boss: Rockay City review

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TEKKEN 8 Closed Beta Test is coming this October

Giving you a taste of the battle before next year



If you missed out on having exclusive access through the Closed Network Test, don’t fret! As the launch date draws near, BANDAI NAMCO is giving players another chance to experience TEKKEN 8 before it hits the shelves. From October 20-23, TEKKEN 8 will have its Closed Beta Test available on all next-gen consoles and PC.

Similar to the CNT, the Closed Beta Test will give players a glimpse of all the exciting features within TEKKEN 8. In particular, the CBT will now showcase all the customization options for your Avatar/Player on top of the new Battle System in place. In turn, this allows players to get a feel of these options and provide feedback for the actual launch.

Apart from the Customization options, the CBT expands its fighter count to nineteen and even added a Quick Match option this time. This will give players a chance to try out the newest addition to the crew in Azucena, while mastering every character that has been announced so far. Speaking of which, BANDAI NAMCO also took this time to announce that Feng Wei will join the roster upon launch.

Registration for the TEKKEN 8 Closed Beta Test started last September 19, and will run until October 11 through the CBT website. If you have already gained access to the Closed Network Test before, you’ll automatically gain access to the CBT, as well.

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Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord now available for pre-order

To release on October 26




Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord will launch on October 26 with pre-orders now available on the PlayStation and Meta Quest stores, as revealed during the PlayStation State of Play.

Players may get a first look at the title’s PlayStation VR2 gameplay and features through its newly-released trailer:

The game lets players team up with up to three more allies as they take on a variety of missions, solving puzzles and trapping ghosts to stop the March of the Malevolent.

Under solo mode, players can also take on the Ghost Lord with the help of a ghostly companion.

Thanks to PlayStation VR2’s capabilities, fans can step into the role of a ghostbuster while enjoying 4K HDR graphics, eye tracking for accurate navigation and interaction, both headset and haptic feedback, and adaptive triggers.

Price, availability

Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord is available for pre-order via the PlayStation Store with a limited-time 10% discount at just US$ 31.49 for the base game and US$ 49.49 for the Full Containment Edition.

The Full Containment Edition is also available for pre-order on the Meta Quest Store for a limited time at US$ 49.99.


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