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10/09/2019 11:51 AM IST

Tokyo Game Show 2019: How to Watch and What to Expect from Sony, Sega, Capcom, Square Enix, and More

Tokyo Game Show 2019 (TGS 2019) dates are September 12 to 15 and will feature games from Sony, Capcom, Sega/Atlus, Square Enix, and more. Here’s what you need to know.

With E3 2019 and Gamescom 2019 behind us, it’s time to look forward to the Tokyo Game Show 2019 (TGS 2019). Capcom, Bandai Namco, Sony, Square Enix, Koei Tecmo, Konami, Taito, and Sega/Atlus are all prepping a host of titles slated for the months ahead. We’ve put together a list of what to expect from Japan’s biggest and best. A few things to keep in mind: all timings mentioned are Japan Standard Time (JST) and certain details such as esports plans have been omitted and if you want to read those, check out this comprehensive guide. Nintendo doesn’t have much of a presence either outside of sponsoring a few areas. No surprise since it has its own Nintendo Switch fitness device announcement to make around the same time. For everything else, here’s what you need to know.

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Tokyo Game Show 2019 dates

The TGS 2019 start date is September 12 and ends on September 15. It takes place at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan.

Will PS5 and Xbox Scarlett be at TGS 2019?

In a word: no. While Sony has used past TGS events to show off new console and controller colour variants, this year seems to be all about the games. We may see some new colour options for Japan (and hopefully the world over at a later date) but with the PS4 breaking sales records and with Death Stranding and Ghost of Tsushima yet to come, don’t expect a PS5 announcement at TGS 2019. Microsoft doesn’t have a presence at TGS 2019, preferring to hold off on any announcements until its X019 event in London later this year.

TGS 2019 Sony schedule

September 12

  • 16:00 to 16:50 – Kojima Productions Death Stranding Day 1: Gameplay Session Volume 1.

September 14

September 15

  • 11:20 to 12:00 – Nioh 2 presentation.
  • 14:40 to 15:20 – Yakuza: Like a Dragon aka Yakuza 7.
  • 16:00 to 16:50 – Kojima Productions Death Stranding Day 3: Voice Actors Session.

TGS 2019 Sony live stream – how to watch

You can catch all the announcements on Sony’s YouTube and Twitch channels.

TGS 2019 Sony live stream – what to expect

Aside from showing off Death Stranding, Yakuza 7, and Capcom’s Project Resistance, expect more gameplay and details surrounding other exclusives such as Persona 5 Royaland also games like Shenmue 3.

TGS 2019 Bandai Namco schedule

September 12

  • 11:15 to 11:45 – Bandai Namco Entertainment Tokyo Game Show 2019 Opening Stage.

September 13

  • 11:15 to 11:45 – Bandai Namco Entertainment Tokyo Game Show 2019 Opening Stage.

September 14

  • 10:15 to 10:30 – Bandai Namco Entertainment Tokyo Game Show 2019 Opening Stage.
  • 11:00 to 12:00 – Gundam Game Special Stage – featuring Hikaru Midorikawa (Heero Yuy voice actor), Masakazu Ogawa (Sunrise Beyond), Yasunori Fujiwara (Bandai Namco Entertainment), and Kensuke Tsukanaka (Bandai Namco Entertainment).
  • 13:45 to 14:45 – Sword Art Online TGS Special Stage – featuring Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Kirito voice actor), Rina Hidaka (Silica voice actor), Kazuma Miki (Straight Edge), Yuusuke Futami (Bandai Namco Entertainment), and Yasukazu Kawai (Bandai Namco Entertainment).
  • 15:15 to 16:00 – Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Special Stage – guests to be announced.

September 15

  • 11:00 to 11:15 – Bandai Namco Entertainment Tokyo Game Show 2019 Opening Stage.
  • 11:45 to 12:45 – Code Vein Special Stage – featuring Kaito Ishikawa (Louis voice actor), Junichi Suwabe (Jack Rutherford voice actor), Lynn (Io voice actor), Keita Iizuka (Bandai Namco Entertainment producer), and Hiroshi Yoshimura (Bandai Namco Studio director).
  • 14:45 to 15:45 – Tales of Arise Stage (YouTube, YouTube English, Periscope) – featuring Takuya Satou (Alphen voice actor), Shino Shimoji (Shionne voice actor), and Yusuke Tomizawa (Bandai Namco Entertainment).

TGS 2019 Bandai Namco live stream – how to watch

You can catch all the announcements on Bandai Namco’s YouTube channel.

TGS 2019 Bandai Namco live stream – what to expect

Aside from showing off Code Vein and Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, we won’t be surprised to see additional information on Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Complete Edition and One-Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows to name a few.

TGS 2019 Capcom schedule

September 12

  • 11:00 to 11:50 – Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Special Stage – Details to be announced at a later date.
  • 12:30 to 13:30 – Project Resistance Special Stage – an introduction to Project Resistance with live gameplay from the development team. Look forward to the world’s first look at the game.
  • 15:50 to 16:40 – Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection and Mega Man Series Special Stage – Mega Man series general producer Kazuhiro Tsuchiya and Mega Man Unity manager Ucchii introduce the Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection. Gameplay features and the latest information on the Mega Man series to be revealed.

September 14

  • 10:30 to 11:30 – Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Special Stage – details to be announced at a later date.
  • 11:30 to 11:45 – Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Booth Relay and Studio Interview.
  • 15:35 to 15:55 – Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection Booth Relay and Studio Interview.

September 15

  • 10:30 to 11:30 – Monster Hunter Club Special Stage – details to be announced at a later date.
  • 11:30 to 11:40 – Monster Hunter Club Special Stage Studio Interview.
  • 13:00 to 13:45 – Sengoku Basara Special Stage – details to be announced at a later date.
  • 13:45 to 13:50 – Sengoku Basara Special Stage Studio Interview.
  • 14:05 to 15:00 – Capcom Adult Masterpiece Series Special Stage – details to be announced at a later date.
  • 15:00 to 15:10 – Capcom Adult Masterpiece Series Studio Interview.

TGS 2019 Capcom live stream – how to watch

You can catch all the announcements on Capcom’s YouTube channel which we’ve embedded right here.

 

TGS 2019 Capcom live stream – what to expect

While ‘Capcom Adult Masterpiece Series’ may sound like the Street Fighter and Resident Evil company’s foray into erotica, it’s actually the firm’s attempt to bring its back catalogue of mature titles like Devil May Cry 2 to the Nintendo Switch. Hopefully the program extends to some of its other titles like Dino Crisis and PNO 3.

TGS 2019 Koei Tecmo schedule

September 12

  • 13:00 to 13:45 – Nioh 2 new features and live gameplay with producer Fumihiko Yasuda. Featuring Kou Shibusawa, Hisashi Koinuma (general producer), Yousuke Hayashi (general producer), and Fumihiko Yasuda (producer and director).
  • 16:00 to 16:45 – Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV Introduction Stage – featuring Kou Shibusawa and Kazuhiro Echigoya (producer).

September 14

  • 12:00 to 12:45 – Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout + Gust Special Stage – an overview of Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout just ahead of its release with commentary from Ryza voice actor Yuri Noguchi and illustrator Toridamono.
  • 13:00 to 13:30 – Atelier Online: Alchemists of Bracier Major Update Pre-Launch Stage – information on the major update for Atelier Online: Alchemists of Bracier due out soon with special guests. Featuring Junzou Hosoi (producer), Masanori Mottate (director), Yuuka Aisaka (Sophie voice actor), and Takako Tanaka.

September 15

  • 13:00 to 13:30 – Fairy Tail Special Stage – Tons of information on the Fairy Tail game developed by Gust, including in-game footage. Featuring Sayaka Ohara (voice actor).
  • 14:00 to 15:00 – Warriors Orochi 4 Ultimate Official Broadcast Ver. Ultimate – featuring Tomohiko Sho (producer and director), MCs Masaya Onosaka (Zhao Yun and Zhuge Liang voice actor) and Eiji Takemoto (Ishida Mitsunari and Shibata Katsuie voice actor), and guest ??? (Gaia voice actor).
  • 15:30 to 16:15 – Nioh 2 Honnou Temple gameplay.

TGS 2019 Koei Tecmo live stream – how to watch

Koei Tecmo’s TGS 2019 live stream will be on YouTube. You can watch it right here too.

 TGS 2019 Koei Tecmo live stream – what to expect

It’ll be interesting to see if Koei Tecmo announce a Nioh 2 release date or details on its other franchises like Ninja Gaiden which has sat out this generation of consoles.

TGS 2019 Konami schedule

September 12

  • 12:00 – Love Plus Every Information – the latest information on Love Plus Every.
  • 13:00 – Bemani Ultimate Mobile Special Stage – all the details on Ultimate Mobile! This stage will also be live streamed. Featuring DOLCE., Tiger Sakurai, and Kei Yamaguchi.
  • 14:00 – Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! Special Stage – the latest information on the newly announced next entry in the Momotaro Dentetsu series, Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! for Switch. Featuring Jichou Kachou, Rossy (Yasei Bakudan), Bon the World, Shoji Masuda, and Noriaki Okamura (producer).
  • 15:00 – Umihara Kawase Special Stage – a stage introducing Umihara Kawase Fresh!, which is due out for PlayStation 4 in 2020. While detailing the PlayStation 4 version, Dozle may be given a mission which he has to clear within the time limit. Featuring Dozle, Kana Motomiya, and Toshinobu Kondou.

September 13

  • 12:30 – Izanagi Games New Title Presentation – Izanagi Games, which has been shrouded in mystery since the announcement of Death March Club, starts to move again. Featuring Shinsuke Umeda (Izanagi Games producer and CEO), Hiroyuki Maruyama (G.rev), and Yuko Komiyama (composer).
  • 14:00 – Yume Utsutsu Re:Master Special Stage – following its release in June, additional content is planned for the well-received Yume Utsutsu Re:Master. Ai Otori voice actor Maya Yoshioka appears on stage as Kogado Studio introduces the key features of the game for users who have yet to pick it up, as well as introduces is upcoming additional content. Featuring Maya Yoshioka (Ai Ootori voice actor) and Takanori Kitagawa (Kogado Studio).
  • 15:15 – Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball Special Stage – the latest information on the Powerful Pro series. Featuring ndaho (Fischer’s) (video creator), AKI (video creator), Masuo (video creator), Tomoyan (Yuyami ni Izanai Shikkou no Angels) (video creator), Mushroom (video creator), Satochin (video creator), Qoonin (video creator), Producer Hosoyamada (Sega Games), Executive Director Hiroshi Tanibuchi (Konami Digital Entertainment), and Producer Taku Yamamoto (Konami Digital Entertainment).

September 14

  • 10:20 – A-Train Express+ Special Stage – a special talk show for the upcoming A-Train Express+. A stage full of content such as railroad talk and creating fantasy railroads with guests. Guests to be announced.
  • 11:10 – Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links Latest Information Stage – the latest information on Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links, which has surpassed 90 million downloads, with special guests. Guests to be announced.
  • 13:30 – Falcom JDK Band Special Stage – to celebrate the September 26 release of the latest entry in the Ys series, Ys IX: Monstrum Nox, the Falcom JDK Band will have two days of live performances of music from the Ys series. Featuring the Falcom JDK Band.
  • 15:00 – Death March Club Latest Information – the latest information on Death March Club from Danganronpa series creator Kazutaka Kodaka and Zero Escape series creator Kotaro Uchikoshi. Featuring Kazutaka Kodaka (Too Kyo Games), Kotaro Uchikoshi (Too Kyo Games), Shinsuke Umeda (Izanagi Games), and a special guest.

September 15

  • 13:30 – Falcom JDK Band Special Stage – to celebrate the September 26 release of the latest entry in the Ys series, Ys IX: Monstrum Nox, the Falcom JDK Band will have two days of live performances of music from the Ys series. Featuring the Falcom JDK Band.

TGS 2019 Konami live stream – how to watch

Konami’s YouTube channel will broadcast all its TGS 2019 news as it happens. You can check it out right here.

TGS 2019 Konami live stream – what to expect

While it may appear that marquee franchises like Metal Gear Solid and Silent Hill are on ice for now, that may change with Konami reaffirming its commitment to AAA game development. Perhaps TGS 2019 may give us a look at what to expect from the company in the years to come.

TGS 2019 Sega/Atlus schedule

September 12

  • 10:45 to 11:30 – Sakura Wars Imperial Propaganda Department Report TGS Special #1: Latest Information Special – The regular web broadcast “Sakura Wars Imperial Propaganda Department Report” where various new information on the Sakura Wars is announced will broadcast from the Sega stage every day at Tokyo Game Show 2019. On the first day, a large amount of new information and video will come out as usual. You won’t want to miss it! Featuring MC Mami Yamashita, Tetsu Katano (producer), and guest Yui Ishikawa (Kaoru Rindo voice actor).
  • 11:45 to 12:15 – Shenmue 3 Stage – Shenmue 3 director Yu Suzuki and guests introduce the features and core of the game, as well as discuss the impressions left by previous entries and the guests thoughts on playing the upcoming sequel. Featuring Yu Suzuki (Ys Net prseident / director and writer), and guests Masaya Matsukaze (Ryo Hazuki voice actor) and Haruka Terui (Shenhua Ling voice actor).
  • 12:30 to 13:15 – Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Stage – Live gameplay and and introduction to Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Featuring Nobuya Ohashi (producer) and Naohiro Hirao (director).
  • 13:30 to 14:15 – Yakuza: Like a Dragon Stage – The latest information on Yakuza: Like a Dragon. New footage will debut. An introduction to the game and its new protagonist, new setting, and new game systems. Featuring Toshihiro Nagoshi (general director), Masayoshi Yokoyama (chief producer), Hiroyuki Sakamoto (producer), and guest Kazuhiro Nakaya (Ichiban Kasuga voice actor).
  • 14:30 to 15:15 – 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Stage – An overview of the “science-fiction dramatic adventure game” 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim with game-lover, model, and popular caster Asuka Kijima as a guest, who will be costplaying as in-game character Megumi Yakushiji. Get a look at live gameplay of the game’s Adventure and Battle parts. Featuring Asuka Kijima (model), Tomomi Isomura (voice actor), and Chiaki Matsuzawa (announcer).
  • 15:30 to 16:00 – Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD Special Stage – An introduction to the game mixed with behind the scenes stories about the game and theme song’s develompent with guests Noriko Hidaka from the theme song band Banana Fritters and singer-songwriter Keiko Yanai. Featuring Masao Shirosaki (producer and director), Kinta (development team and Twitter head), and guests Noriko Hidaka (voice actor) and Keiko Yanai (Shadow of Laffandor singer-songwriter).

September 13

  • 11:45 to 12:15 – New Guilty Gear Stage – the latest information on the latest entry in the Guilty Gear series due out in 2020. Featuring Daisuke Ishiwatari (Arc System Works general director) and Akira Katano (Arc System Works director).
  • 12:30 to 13:15 – Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game Stage – the latest information on additional events and more for Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game with special guests. Featuring Nobuya Ohashi (producer), Hitoshi Furukubo (director), and guests Takeshi Matsuda (Japanese Olympic swimmer) and Satoshi Shimizu (professional boxer).
  • 13:30 to 14:15 – Yakuza: Like a Dragon Stage – the latest information on Yakuza: Like a Dragon. An introduction of the title’s adventure and battle parts through live gameplay. Featuring Toshihiro Nagoshi (general director), Masayoshi Yokoyama (chief producer), Hiroyuki Sakamoto (producer), and guest Kazuhiro Nakaya (Ichiban Kasuga voice actor).
  • 14:30 to 15:15 – Sakura Wars Imperial Propaganda Department Report TGS Special #2: Sakura Wars Latest News Special – the regular web broadcast “Sakura Wars Imperial Propaganda Department Report” where various new information on the Sakura Wars is announced will broadcast from the Sega stage every day at Tokyo Game Show 2019. On the second day, the latest non-game-related developments on the Sakura Wars series will be introduced with the series director. There may even be a major announcement! Featuring MC Mami Yamashita, Tetsu Katano (producer), and Takanobu Terada (series director).
  • 15:30 to 16:00 – Fist of the North Star: Legends ReVIVE Stage – discussion with guests and the latest information on Fist of the North Star: Legends ReVIVE. Featuring Kouhei Iwamoto (producer), and guests Ken Shiro (WBC lightweight champion), Hisashi Teraji (BMB Boxing Gym president), and America Zarigani (comedian).
    16:15 to 16:45 – Cyber Troopers Virtual-On Stage – a followup report on Cyber Troopers Virtual-On, which was announced last year that three titles in the series are being ported, together with Tanita, the company behind the Tanita Twin Stick Project. Featuring Watari Juurou (producer), and guests Senri Tanida (Tanita president) and Akiko Kubo (Tanita).
  • 21:00 – Yakuza: Like a Dragon Live Gameplay and Yakuza Online Second Part News Broadcast

September 14

  • 10:10 to 11:15 – Persona 5 Royal Special Talk Show – an introduction to the new elements of Persona 5 Royal together with live gameplay. A secret guest may also appear… Featuring MC Chiaki Matsuzawa (freelance announcer), and guests Jun Fukuyama (protagonist voice actor), Ikue Ootani (Morgana voice actor), Yumi Uchiyama (Ichiko Oya voice actor), Tomomi Isomura (Hifumi Togo voice actor), and more.
  • 11:30 to 12:15 – Granblue Fantasy: Versus Special Stage – a jam-packed introduction to the key features of Granblue Fantasy: Versus. Featuring Tetsuya Fukuhara (Granblue Fantasy director at Cygames) and Toshikazu Sekine (lead battle planner at Arc System Works).
  • 12:30 to 13:15 – Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Stage – live gameplay and and introduction to Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Featuring Nobuya Ohashi (producer) and Naohiro Hirao (director).
  • 13:30 to 14:15 – Yakuza: Like a Dragon Stage – the latest information on Yakuza: Like a Dragon. An introduction to the story with the debut of new dramatic video scenes. Featuring Toshihiro Nagoshi (general director), Masayoshi Yokoyama (chief producer), and guest Kazuhiro Nakaya (Ichiban Kasuga voice actor).
  • 14:30 to 15:15 – Sakura Wars Imperial Propaganda Department Report TGS Special #3: Sakura Wars Gameplay Special – the regular web broadcast “Sakura Wars Imperial Propaganda Department Report” where various new information on the Sakura Wars is announced will broadcast from the Sega stage every day at Tokyo Game Show 2019. On the third day, we will play through the Tokyo Game Show 2019 demo of the game. There will of course be new information as well. Featuring MC Mami Yamashita, Tetsu Katano (producer), and guests Hibiku Yamamura (Azami Mochizuki voice actor), Ayaka Fukuhara (Anastasia Palma voice actor), and Yohei Azakami (Seijuurou Kamiyama voice actor / Mission Propaganda Department leader).
  • 15:30 to 16:00 – 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Stage – Maaya Uchida, who plays Megumi Yakushiji in the game, and Ami Koshimizu, who plays Yuki Takamiya, appear as special guests as they introduce the key features of 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim. Featuring Maaya Uchida (voice actor), Ami Koshimizu (voice actor), Tomomi Isomura (voice actor), and Chiaki Matsuzawa (announcer).
  • 16:15 to 16:45 – Phantasy Star Online 2 TV Anime Information Stage – the latest information on the October-due new TV anime Phantasy Star Online 2 Episode Oracle together with the voice actors. Featuring MCs Ayaka Suwa (voice actor), Nasuna Kanishi (comedian), and guests Satomi Satou (voice actor), Ryouhei Kimura (voice actor), and Kana Hanazawa (voice actor).

September 15

  • 10:20 to 11:00 – Hatsune Miku: Project Diva MegaMix Stage – the latest information on the rhythm action game Hatsune Miku: Project Diva MegaMix, including an introduction to the new “Mix Mode.” Featuring Makoto Osaki (creative producer), Keiichi Matsunami (producer and director), and guests Arisa Kanzawa (actress and talent), Mikudayo, and Mikunano.
  • 11:15 to 12:15 – Phantasy Star Online 2 Latest Update Information Stage – the latest information on future updates for the online RPG Phantasy Star Online 2, as well as live gameplay from the Tokyo Game Show 2019 Sega Stage. Featuring Nasuna Kanishi (comedian), Ichitarou Ai (voice actor), and Yui Hasegawa (voice actor).
  • 12:30 to 13:15 – Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game Stage – A Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game media tournament. Featuring Nobuya Ohashi (producer), Shuhei Yamato (eSports caster), Kitaguchi Toho 2-Min and Romancing Saga (Famitsu editorial department), Goro and Itora (Dengeki Online editorial department), Victory Uchida and Victory Asada (V-Jump editorial department), and CoroCoro Ri-chan and Furukawa Kisha (CoroCoro Comic editorial department).
  • 13:30 to 14:15 – Yakuza: Like a Dragon Stage – the latest information on Yakuza: Like a Dragon. An introduction to the characters. Featuring Toshihiro Nagoshi (general director), Masayoshi Yokoyama (chief producer), and guests Kazuhiro Nakaya (Ichiban Kasuga voice actor) and Sumire Uesaka (Saeko Mukouda voice actor).
  • 14:30 to 15:00 – Yakuza Online Stage – the announcement of the second part story, new protagonist, and more for Yakuza Online. Also information on future updates. Featuring Ryu On (second part protagonist voice actor), Daisuke Satou (Yakuza Online general producer and Reborn Project guardian), and Dragon Mask No. 1 (Reborn Project lead).
  • 15:15 to 15:45 – Sega Ages Stage – the project that revives Sega classic titles on Nintendo Switch. In addition to discussion from the Sega Ages development team, there will be behind the scenes of development and showcase live gameplay of upcoming titles. Featuring Rieko Kodama (lead producer and director), Kazunari Shimamura (senior producer), Yosuke Okunari (supervisor), and Naoki Horii (M2 president).
  • 16:00 to 16:45 – Sakura Wars Imperial Propaganda Department Report TGS Special #4: Sakura Wars Music Special – the regular web broadcast “Sakura Wars Imperial Propaganda Department Report” where various new information on the Sakura Wars is announced will broadcast from the Sega stage every day at Tokyo Game Show 2019. On the fourth day, composer Kouhei Tanaka, who worked on the music of previous Sakura Wars games, will talk about the charm of the game music from past entries to Project Sakura Wars. Featuring MC Mami Yamashita, Tetsu Katano (producer), and guests Kouhei Tanana (composer), Hibiku Yamamura (Azami Mochizuki voice actor), Ayaka Fukuhara (Anastasia Palma voice actor), and Yohei Azakami (Seijuurou Kamiyama voice actor / Mission Propaganda Department leader).

TGS 2019 Sega/Atlus live stream – how to watch

Sega’s YouTube channel will be live streaming from TGS 2019. You can watch it here.

TGS 2019 Sega/Atlus live stream – what to expect

Barring Persona 5 Royal that will no doubt be the highlight of TGS 2019 for Sega/Atlus, both 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim and Project Sakura Wars will get big showings at TGS 2019. It is going to be interesting seeing how players react to the drastic changes to Yakuza: Like a Dragon and Project Sakura Wars getting major combat changes for their newest entries.

 TGS 2019 Taito schedule

September 12

  • 11:00 to 11:45 – Lineup Introduction + Rakugaki Kingdom Side Colaboration (Taito Channel) – an introduction to Taito’s exhibiting lineup. Plus, an introduction to “teddy,” which led to the creation of the Rakugaki series. Also, a new collaboration will be announced. Featuring Tetsu Yamada (Taito president), Takeo Igarashi (The University of Tokyo Gradual School of Information Science and Technology professor), Akihiro Ito (Pixiv VRoid project marketing head), and Youichi Shimosato (Rakugaki Kingdom producer at Taito).
  • 12:30 to 13:15 – Rakugaki Stage Side: “Story” (Rakugaki Kingdom Channel) – An analysis of the story scenario and world of Rakugaki Kingdom with main story writer Takeshi Shimomura as a guest. Featuring Kei Obayashi (scenario writer at Qualia Writers), Takeshi Shimomura (scenario writer), and Youichi Shimosato (Rakugaki Kingdom producer at Taito).
  • 14:00 to 14:30 – Arcade 1UP Stage: Now is the Time for Retro Games (Taito Channel) – a dialogue about the appeal of retro games with Space Invaders creator Tomohiro Nishikado and Arcade 1UP creator Scott Bachrach. Featuring Tetsu Yamada (Taito president), Tomohiro Nishikado (game designer and Taito adviser), and Scott Bachrach (Tastemakers president).
  • 15:30 to 16:15 – Groove Coaster Debut Party!!!! (Taito Channel) – The latest information on Groove Coaster: Wai Wai Party!!!! with Dempagumi.inc’s Mirin Furukawa and various other guests. Featuring Mirin Furukawa (Dempagumi.inc), DECO*27 (sound composer), COSIO (Groove Coaster sound director), and DJ 87GT (Groove Coaster producer at Taito).

September 13

  • 11:00 to 11:45 – Rakugaki Stage Side: “History of Rakugaki Oukoku” (Rakugaki Kingdom Channel) – a discussion about the history and development stories of the Rakugaki series with guest ZUN, who had a hand in the development of Rakugaki Oukoku and created the Touhou Project series. Featuring ZUN (Team Shanghai Alice founder) and Youichi Shimosato (Rakugaki Kingdom producer at Taito).
  • 12:30 to 13:15 – Darius Cozmic Stage (Taito Channel) – a talk between Taito game director Yuuichi Toyama and M2’s Naoki Horii and Yukiko Karashima, with news on Darius Cozmic Collection. Featuring Naoki Horii (M2 president), Yukiko Karashima (Darius Cozmic Collection director at M2), and Yuuichi Toyama (Taito game director).
  • 15:30 to 16:15 – Rakugaki Stage Side: “Sound” (Rakugaki Kingdom Channel) – a stage that touches on what kind of thought went into creating the music of Rakugaki Kingdom. Featuring Yuzo Koshiro (Ancient president), Michiko Naruke (composer), Yuu Shimoda (Zunata), and Youichi Shimosato (Rakugaki Kingdom producer at Taito).

September 14

  • 11:00 to 11:45 – Rakugaki Stage Side: “Game System” (Rakugaki Kingdom Channel) – Nagi Nanami voice actor Yukiyo Fujii and Mafia Kajita explain the game systems surrounding the world of Rakugaki Kingdom. Featuring Yukiyo Fujii (Nagi Nanami voice actor), Mafia Kajita (game writer), and Youichi Shimosato (Rakugaki Kingdom producer at Taito).
  • 12:30 to 13:15 – Groove Coaster Virtual Party (Taito Channel) – the latest information on Groove Coaster: Wai Wai Party!!!!. Featuring Kagura Suzu (VTuber) and DJ 87GT (Groove Coaster producer at Taito).
  • 14:00 to 14:45 – Rakugaki Stage Side: “Legend Battle” (Rakugaki Kingdom Channel) – two legendary voice actors appear alongside Mafia Kajita to explain the battle system of Rakugaki Kingdom. Featuring Masako Nozawa (voice actor), Toshio Furukawa (voice actor), and Mafia Kajita (game writer).
  • 15:30 to 16:00 – Zunata Concert (Taito Channel) – a talk and concert event from the Taito sound team Zunata. Featuring Katsuhisa Ishikawa (Zunata), Masaki (Zunata), and Kenji Matsumura (guitarist, composer, and arranger).

September 15

  • 11:00 to 11:45 – Groove Coaster DJ Party (Taito Channel) – a discussion about the music featured in Groove Coaster: Wai Wai Party!!!!, followed by a DJ concert by t+pazolite and REDALiCE in the latter half. Featuring t+pazolite (composer), REDALiCE (composer), COSIO (composer), and DJ 87GT (Groove Coaster producer at Taito).
    12:30 to 13:15 – Rakugaki Stage Extra (Rakugaki Kingdom Channel) – a Rakugaki Kingdom special stage event. Featuring Tomokazu Sugita (voice actor) and Mafia Kajita (game writer).
  • 14:00 to 14:30 – Zunata Concert (Taito Channel) – a talk and concert event from the Taito sound team Zunata. Featuring Katsuhisa Ishikawa (Zunata), Masaki (Zunata), and Kenji Matsumura (guitarist, composer, and arranger).
  • 15:30 to 16:15 – Rakugaki Stage: RakuKin TV at TGS 2019 (Rakugaki Kingdom Channel) – the official Rakugaki Kingdom web broadcast RakuKin TV live from Tokyo Game Show 2019. Featuring Yukiyo Fujii (voice actor), Naomi Ohzora (voice actor), and Nobunaga Shimazaki (voice actor).

TGS 2019 Taito live stream – how to watch

Expect Taito to have all its TGS 2019 announcements on its YouTube channel as they happen.

TGS 2019 Taito live stream – what to expect

Taito will likely have some interesting announcements for mobile platforms in addition to maybe some details for new console ports. Over the last few years, Taito has made a lot of its retro catalogue available on modern systems.

TGS 2019 Square Enix schedule

September 14

  • 11:00 to 12:30 – Super Dragon Quest X TV at TGS 2019 Special – the monthly Niconico broadcast “Super Dragon Quest X TV” goes to Tokyo Game Show 2019 as a special stage at the Square Enix booth. The latest information on the October 24-due expansion Dragon Quest X: Ibara no Miko to Horobi no Kami Online a plenty with special guests. Plus, all sorts of other content including a battle challenge corner where we take on the “2nd Dol Board Race.” Featuring Yuji Horii (game designer), Kouji Aoyama (producer), Takashi Anzai (director), Kento Itou (voice actor), Akeno Watanabe (voice actor), Ami Niimaruichi (3rd Novice Ambassador), Umino Kawamura (6th Novice Ambassador), MC Ayana Tsubaki (talent), and MC Motohiro Takewaka (Buffalo Gorou).
  • 13:00 to 13:50 – Pre-Launch Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition Special Stage – a special stage for the September 27-due Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition for Switch at Tokyo Game Show 2019. Look forward to all sorts of details together with some special guests. Featuring Yuji Horii (game designer and scenario), Hokuto Okamoto (producer), Takeshi Uchikawa (director), Masato Yagi (development director), Mitsuki Saiga (voice actor), Maaya Uchida (voice actor), Masaya Onosaka (voice actor), Ami Koshimizu (voice actor), Mugihito (voice actor), and MC Joy (talent).
  • 14:20 to 15:10 – Trials of Mana TGS 2019 Special Stage – this is a detailed overview of the key features of this title, which has been remade 25 years after the release of the original Trials of Mana (Seiken Densetsu 3), including live gameplay. Featuring Masaru Oyamada (Mana series producer), Shinichi Tatsuke (Trials of Mana producer), and MC Susumu Imadachi (Eleki Comic).
  • 15:40 to 16:45 – Final Fantasy XIV: Yoshi-P Goes for a Walk in Makuhari – Final Fantasy XIV Online producer and director Naoki Yoshida plays the game together with other players. Featuring Naoki Yoshida (producer and director) and Toshio Murouchi (global community producer).
  • 11:00 to 11:30 – Final Fantasy Trading Card Game Official Broadcast: Plus a Board Game – the latest information on Final Fantasy Trading Card Game, the competitive card game with Final Fantasy series characters. Plus an introduction to a board game planned for release by Square Enix. Featuring Tarou Kageyama (Hobby Japan producer) and Mariko (Square Enix).
  • 13:20 to 14:30 – Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius Official Broadcast TGS 2019 Version – the latest information on Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius at Tokyo Game Show 2019. Plus updated information on the four-year anniversary event. Featuring Kei Hirono (producer), MC Chuunii (Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius official YouTube channel), and Misoshiru (Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius official YouTube channel).

September 15

  • 10:45 to 12:15 – SaGa Series TGS 2019 Special Stage – the latest information on the SaGa series focused on Imperial SaGa Eclipse, Romancing SaGa 3, and Romancing SaGa Re:Universe. Featuring Akitoshi Kawazu (SaGa series general director), Masanori Ichikawa (SaGa series producer), Kazuma Oushuu (Imperial SaGa: Eclipse producer), Kenji Ito (composer), Yusuke Naora (illustrator), Benny Matsuyama (game writer, novelist), Seizan Shimazaki (Akatsuki creative producer and engineer), MC Nobuo of Penguins (comedian), and assistant MC Yui (actress and talent).
  • 12:45 to 13:35 – Marvel’s Avengers TGS 2019 Special Stage – an introduction to the world of Marvel’s Avengers with the developers. Featuring Casey Lynch (Crystal Dynamics editorial director), Daisuke Yamamoto (localization producer), Shouhei Takaya (localization producer), and MC Susumu Imadachi (Eleki Comic).
  • 14:05 to 15:05 – Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition Special Live Stage – a first look at live gameplay of online multiplayer, plus all sorts of new elements debuting here. Plus, original theme song artist Fujimoto Yae will sing “Kaze no Ne.” Featuring Ryouma Araki (producer), Toshiyuki Itahana (character designer), Kumi Tanioka (composer), Fujimoto Yae (singer), Lynn (voice actor), and MC Susumu Imadachi (Eleki Comic).
  • 15:40 to 16:45 – Star Ocean Program R TGS 2019 Special Stage – A unison stage for Star Ocean 1 high-definition remaster Star Ocean: First Departure R and Star Ocean: Anamnesis. Featuring Takaaki Kai (management producer), Evelysse (Yuno Mizusawa and gravure idol), Koro? (Ban Ban Ban Yamamoto and actor), and other special guests.

TGS 2019 Square Enix live stream – how to watch

Square Enix will be streaming live from TGS 2019. You can watch the latest updates as they happen right here.

TGS 2019 Square Enix live stream – what to expect

With Yoko Taro’s next project in full swing, perhaps Square Enix would allow the Nier: Automata director to reveal it at TGS 2019. Though with Square Enix’s immediate release schedule being as packed as it is, it’ll be interesting to see if Taro’s latest efforts is a next-gen release.

TGS 2019 Dengeki schedule

September 12

  • 10:00 to 10:45 – Code Vein Live Gameplay
  • 11:00 to 11:45 – Final Fantasy VII Remake Tokyo Game Show 2019 Demo Advance Gameplay Special – Famitsu’s Romancing Saga and Dengeki’s Oshou, both Final Fantasy enthusiasts, explain the various highlights of Final Fantasy VII Remake through live gameplay of the Tokyo Game Show 2019 demo.
  • 12:00 to 12:45 – Dengeki PlayStation Live at Tokyo Game Show 2019: Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris and Ys IX: Monstrum Nox – Live gameplay of the Tokyo Game Show 2019 demos of both titles. Plus a video letter from Falcom president Toshihiro Kondo.
  • 13:00 to 13:45 – Z/X Code OverBoost Live Gameplay + Broccoli Titles Information
  • 14:00 to 14:45 – Onechanbara Origin Live Gameplay
  • 16:00 to 17:00 – Ending with Onion Games’ Yoshiro Kimura and Kazuyuki Kurashima

September 13

  • 10:00 to 10:45 – Yakuza: Like a Dragon: Revamped Systems Explained by General Director Toshihiro Nagoshi and Producer Masayoshi Yokoyama
  • 11:00 to 11:45 – Project Sakura Wars Advance Gameplay
  • 12:00 to 12:45 – Nioh 2 Live Gameplay
  • 13:00 to 13:45 – Famitsu Live at Tokyo Game Show 2019
  • 14:00 to 14:45 – Blade X Lord World Premiere Gameplay
  • 15:00 to 15:45 – Monster Hunter World: Iceborne: Rajang Hunt Challenge

September 14

  • 12:15 to 13:00 – Scoop on a Brand-New Title from Spike Chunsoft
  • 13:15 to 14:15 – AI: The Somnium Files Introduction

September 15

  • 11:00 to 11:45 – Final Fantasy Digital Card Game Famitsu x Dengeki Tokyo Game Show 2019 Special Broadcast
  • 12:00 to 12:45 – League of Wonderland Showdown! Famitsu vs Dengeki
  • 13:00 to 13:45 – Last Cloudia x Mana Series Collaboration New Information Exclusive Announcement
  • 14:00 to 14:45 – Cave Festival: Tokyo Game Show 2019 Mini Edition
  • 15:00 to 15:45 – Mekido 72: Current State and Future Analyis Special
  • 16:00 to 17:00 – Tokyo Game Show 2019 Media Awards Announcements

TGS 2019 Dengeki live stream – how to watch

Like the game publishers above, media outlet Dengeki’s coverage will be live streamed via YouTube. You can watch it right here.

TGS 2019 Famitsu schedule

September 12

  • 10:00 to 10:45 – Code Vein (Bandai Namco Entertainment)
  • 11:00 to 11:45 – Final Fantasy VII Remake (Square Enix)
  • 12:00 to 12:45 – Dengeki PlayStation Live at Tokyo Game Show 2019
  • 13:00 to 13:45 – Z/X Code OverBoost (Broccoli)
  • 14:00 to 14:45 – Onechanbara Origin (D3 Publisher)

September 13

  • 10:00 to 10:45 – Yakuza: Like a Dragon (Sega Games)
  • 11:00 to 11:45 – Project Sakura Wars (Sega Games)
  • 12:00 to 12:45 – Nioh 2 (Koei Tecmo Games)
  • 13:00 to 13:45 – Famitsu Live at Tokyo Game Show 2019
  • 14:00 to 14:45 – Blade X Lord (Applibot)
  • 15:00 to 15:45 – Monster Hunter World: Iceborne (Capcom)

September 14

  • 12:15 to 13:00 – Unannounced Title (Spike Chunsoft)
  • 13:15 to 14:15 – AI: The Somnium Files (Spike Chunsoft)

September 15

  • 11:00 to 11:45 – Final Fantasy Digital Card Game (Square Enix)
  • 12:00 to 12:45 – League of Wonderland (Sega Interactive)
  • 13:00 to 13:45 – Last Cloudia (Aidis)
  • 14:00 to 14:45 – Gothic wa Mahou Otome (Cave)
  • 15:00 to 15:45 – Mekido 72 (DeNA)

TGS 2019 Famitsu live stream – how to watch

Famitsu’s TGS 2019 coverage will be, much like Dengeki and every game publisher,  live streamed on YouTube. You can watch it right here.

Stay tuned for our coverage of all the important announcements and reveals from TGS 2019 over the next few days.