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Autumn Tokyo Game Show Preview

Tokyo Game Show Official PosterProbably the most important gaming event of the world, the Tokyo Game Show has gained fame even in occidental gamers' minds. The bi-annual event will be holding its Autumn installment next September 22nd to 24th, the first day being press/professional only as usual.

The tradition of Autumn TGS, usually the less interesting of the two shows, will most likely prove true this time, too. Not many big titles are expected to be shown, especially in the RPG genre. Also, Sega decided in a quite surprising move not to attend the show this year, causing the Dreamcast to have only 8 titles presented at the event, in contrast with nearly ten times as many titles showcasing the PS and PS2!

A total of 18 RPGs will be presented this time, though it seems that companies known for their hits of genre, like Enix and Square, may be absent from the Show (or have not yet announced their intention of attending).

More information will likely surface in September but it already looks like the Autumn 2000 TGS won't be a very rememberable one. Check out the following charts for lineup figures for the different platforms and genres:

Platform Lineup
Playstation
Playstation 2
GB(C)
iMode
GBAdvance
Dreamcast
Personal Computer
Nintendo 64
WonderSwan
others
41
33
24
14
9
8
6
5
2
6
Genre Lineup
Action
RPG
Simulation
Sport
Puzzle
Shooting
Adventure
Racing
Others
25
18
16
16
14
8
7
4
40

The following chart sums up the RPGs that should be presented at the show (or more exactly, the games that fall in RPGfan's coverage: RPGs and Dating/Adventure Sims). Not a lot of titles in comparison with the Spring TGS, moreover half of them will already have been seen at the Nintendo Space World in late August.

Tokyo Game Show Autumn 2000 lineup
PublisherGame titleRelease date
AtlusShin Megami Tensei Black/Red Scripture (GB)November 17th
EnterbrainRPG Tsukuuru 4 (RPG Maker) (PS)December 7th
RPG Tsukuuru GB (RPG Maker) (GB)Available
True Love Story 3 (PS2)March 2001
HudsonMomotarou Densetsu 1 => 2 (from one to two) (GB)December
Grandia: Parallel Trippers (GBA)?
ImagineerMight and Magic (tentative) (PS2)Winter
KonamiNoel (PS)August 31st
SammyBrave Sword (PS)October 19th
SunriseSunrise Eiyuutan R (tentative) (PS2)November

Expect us to present full coverage of the Autumn TGS with a complete report this September.

Date Updated:
August 18th, 2000

Time Updated:
6:56 AM


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Related Links:
  •   Spring TGS Report (Part 1)
  •   Spring TGS Report (Part 2)


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