Sunday, September 23, 2007

onAXIS TGS 2007 Predictions: What Came True

Well, before the start of the game show, we posted some predictions for the show, more than predictions, mostly hopes (grins). Anyway, whatever came true will not be striked out.


  • Angel Love Online will get a US release date for the PlayStation Network.
  • Dead Rising 2 will be announced by Capcom as a title for the PLAYSTATION 3 and XBOX 360. (Inafune did say he wants to make it though.)
  • Dragonball Z will get an exclusive series for the PLAYSTATION 3.
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake will be announced along with Endless Crisis for the PLAYSTATION 3. The game may include online play, or even Home integration.
  • Firmware 2.00 will be revealed, finally allowing in-game XMB (which also means in-game soundtrack), game invites, and enhanced profile features. (long shot, but hey)
  • Kingdom Hearts III will be shown in a short trailer (downloadable on the PlayStation Network) leaving gamers wanting more.
  • Metal Gear Solid 4 will get a release date, along with Metal Gear Online.
  • Naughty Dog will finally reveal Jak & Daxter: The Lost Frontier.
  • Naruto will get an exclusive series for the PLAYSTATION 3.
  • SEGA will announce a new Sonic game for next gen systems.
  • SONY will announce the Dual Shock 3 (or RUMBLAXIS) featuring Rumble, Motion Sensing, and double battery.
  • SONY will announce a redesign for the PlayStation Store on the PlayStation Network.
  • SONY will reveal the release date for Home, along with an announcement third-party games supporting Home. Along with that will come new Home features.
  • SONY will reveal a new series for the PLAYSTATION 3 and other PlayStation consoles.
  • Team ICO will announce Shadow of the Colossus II.
PlayStation Portable
  • Firmware 4.00 will be revealed along with PLAYSTATION 3's 2.00.
  • Daxter 2 will be announced by Naughty Dog, along with Jak & Daxter: The Lost Frontier.
  • Kingom Hearts PSP will be announced for the PSP.
  • SQUARE ENIX will announce that Crisis Core has sold all it's PSP LE units, with 100K sales in total added with the individual sales.
Wow, looks like we don't have a career in fortune telling. At least a few of them came true, right? But I was actually quite disappointed by TGS 2007. I think that the DUALSHOCK 3 isn't really that big of an announcement to tell the truth, that should of been saved for a regular day announcement.

What happened to that "PLAYSTATION 3-saving-game" that Famitsu was talking about? Maybe just rumors? I don't know. All I know is this wasn't the best TGS that we've had.

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TGS 2007: White Knight Story Transformation Cam Gameplay

White Knight Story was one of the more anticipated titles at this years Tokyo Game Show. We haven't heard much about it till just now, with gameplay videos and such. Now, prepare to transform into the White Knight himself in this transformation gameplay.

[Via GameTrailers]

TGS 2007: Yakuza: Kenzan Extended Trailer

An extended version of the original trailer to SEGA's upcoming Yakuza: Kenzan. The epic feudal Japan is about to explode. Get ready!

[Via GameTrailers]

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Goes Gold

You heard it right. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare has reached it's gold status and has been approved by both Sony & Microsoft. The game has not been rated yet by the ESRB, but is expected to be soon. It will release on November 5, 2007 for the PLAYSTATION 3, XBOX 360, and PC. Some key features:

  • Featuring an available arsenal of more than 70 new and authentic weapons and gear from assault rifles with laser sites, claymore mines, .50 caliber sniper rifles, and M-249 SAW machine guns. With accessories like night-vision goggles and ghillie suits, for maximum concealment, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare has players locked and loaded to accomplish the mission.
  • Delivering the most visceral action thriller ever, the title covers modern battle from the soldier to the satellite, where the need for air support is critical to success. The adrenaline rush deployment enlists gamers to fast-rope from tactical helicopters, ride in an armada of attack choppers, utilize jets to remove enemy strongholds and even engage hostiles from thousands of feet above the ground inside a state of the art aerial gunship.
  • Featuring stunning next-generation graphics, players will be drawn into the cinematic intensity of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Amazing special effects, including realistic depth of field, rim-lighting, character self-shadowing, texture streaming as well as physics-enabled effects will enlist players into the most photo-realistic
    gaming experience. Combine the lifelike graphics and the realistic battle chatter with the Call of Duty award-winning sound design and players will face battle as they have never before.
  • Multiplayer builds from the success of Call of Duty 2 delivering a persistent online experience for greater community interaction. Featuring create-a-class options allowing players to customize gear that is best suited for play, to experience points enabling unlockables and perks, all the way to matchmaking and leaderboards for the latest in tracking, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare’s multiplayer is set to deliver easily accessible and addictive online play for all.
Make sure you pick up your copy and get online!

[Via WorthPlaying]

TGS 2007: King of Fighters XII Announced

SNK confirmed that King of Fighters XII would be hitting North America on the PLAYSTATION 3 and the Xbox 360 in early 2009. The last non-spinoff entry in the series was KOF XI in 2005, and the upcoming game is a 3D fighter that is shaded to look 2D. Koyama described it as "3D mixed with 2D." Before that, the title will be rolled in its Japanese arcade version in late 2009. Looking forward to seeing how SNK combines this.

[Via Kotaku]

TGS 2007: Testing Out Gran Turismo 5: Prolgue

Why test out upcoming games with a controller with rumble? Why not test it out like your driving. Here are some pictures of the Gran Turismo 5: Prologue booth from the Tokyo Game Show 2007.

[Via Ruliweb]