Tokyo Game Show Autumn 2000 Media
Held from September 22nd to 24th, this Autumn's Tokyo Game Show has attracted more visitors than the Spring one, with a total of 137,400 visitors (as opposed to the 131,708 of last Spring's). However, the event was not really dominated by the RPG genre this time around, with only 12% of the games presented being RPGs. There was a certain lack of blockbuster titles - no new Final Fantasy or Dragon Quest, and the marked absence of certain companies like Sega, who had decided to concentrate on their online events rather than attending, was a definite minus.
Atlus's monster breeding sim Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Children was the focal point of the Atlus booth, with the anime series set to start next week in Japan. Atlus was also selling a number of goods from Persona, Eithea, or Growlanser.
Enterbrain, an affiliate of Ascii, was presenting the love sim True Love Story 3 and RPG Tsukuuru 4, better known under the title RPG Maker.
Hudson: Apart from Grandia: Parallel Trippers, Momotarou Densetsu 1=>2 (GB) was also presented. For those not familiar with the title, Momotarou Densetsu is a long-established RPG series based on Japanese folklore, the protagonist Momotarou, the boy born in a peach who fought the evil Oni, being a popular character from such folklore.
Imagineer was showing Might and Magic: Day of the Destroyer (PS2), which is to be released this winter.
The only Enix RPG shown this time was Doki Doki Densetsu Mahoujin Guru Guru, yet another adaptation of the popular anime.
Capcom was promoting their bimonthly RPG Eldorado Gate, for which the first chapter is to be released October 5th.
While Game Arts had no big title to show, they were attendance to present their newly-opened Game Arts shop. A number of products from Grandia II and other titles were available to buy.
Namco had two upcoming RPGs to show off, these being Tales of Eternia (PS) and Seven: Cavalrymen of Molmoth (PS2). Tales of Eternia had its own "fan corner" with fan art being displayed, and events featuring the game's voice actors were organized.
For more information on the games presented at this Tokyo Game Show, check out our TGS Autumn 2000 preview. The next Tokyo Game Show should be held in late March/early April 2001. Expect us to present full coverage of it as well!
|Tokyo Game Show Attendance |
|Day 1 (press & proffessionals only) |
September 28th, 2000
TGS Autumn 2000 Preview
TGS Spring 2000 Report
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