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CESA Releases First Preliminary TGS Exhibition List
08.03.06 - 5:16 PM

The Japanese Computer Entertainment Suppliers Assocation today released a first preliminary list of games to be exhibited at next month's Tokyo Game Show 2006. According to figures released today, exhibitors have so far revealed that 38 RPGs and 9 adventures will be shown off at the event. In terms of the platforms represented, the PC and cellphones clearly dominate so far, with 89 and 87 titles respectively. Among consoles and handhelds, PlayStation 2 is still the clear number one with 34 titles, followed by PlayStation Portable with nine games, DS and Xbox 360 with seven games each, PlayStation 3 with five, and GameCube and Xbox with one each.

Below you will find a list of games covered by RPGFan and confirmed to appear at Japan's biggest game show. Please note that this is a preliminary list. Square Enix, Konami, Sega Sammy, Capcom, Banpresto, Atlus, Sony Computer Entertainment, Nintendo, Microsoft and several other major companies have yet to announce their line-ups for this year's Tokyo Game Show. All dates listed are for the Japanese releases of these titles.

Bell Isle, Eleven-up, PC, MMORPG, Now vailable
Phantasy Star Universe, Sega (also shown at ATI Technologies' booth), PC, RPG, August 31st
Sangokushi (Romance of the Three Kingdoms) 11, Koei, PlayStation 2, Strategy, September 28th
Haruka naru Toki no Naka de Maihitoyo, Koei, PlayStation 2, Adventure, September 21st
Nobunaga's Ambition Online, Koei, PlayStation 2/PC, MMORPG, Now Available
Daikoukai Jidai (Unchartered Waters) Online, Koei, PC, MMORPG, Now Available
Tales of the Tempest, Bandai Namco, DS, RPG, 2006
Tales of Eternia Online, Bandai Namco, PC, MMORPG, Now Available
.hack//G.U. Volume 2 Kimi Omofu Koe, Bandai Namco, PlayStation 2, RPG, September 28th
.hack//G.U. Volume 3 Aruku you na Hayasa de, Bandai Namco, PlayStation 2, RPG, December
Tales of Destiny, Bandai Namco, PlayStation 2, RPG, Winter 2006
Tales of Phantasia Full Voice Edition, Bandai Namco, PlayStation Portable, RPG, September 7th
Tales of the World Radiant Mythology, Bandai Namco, PlayStation Portable, RPG, Winter 2006
Galaxy Angel II, Broccoli, PlayStation 2, Simulation/Adventure, Now Available
Gift -prism, Broccoli, PlayStation 2, Simulation/Adventure, October 19th
Princess Princess Himetachi no Abunai Houkago, Marvelous Interactive, PlayStation 2, Adventure, Fall 2006
Zero no Tsukaima (tentative), Marvelous Interactive, PlayStation 2, Adventure, 2006
Simoun Ibara Sensou, Marvelous Interactive, PlayStation 2, Simulation/Adventure, PlayStation 2, Fall 2006
Vallhalla Knights, Marvelous Interactive, PlayStation Portable, RPG, August 10th

This year's edition of Tokyo Game Show will take place in Chiba's Makuhari Messe convention center from September 22nd through the 24th.


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