Today the Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association, that organizes Tokyo Game Show each year, released the list of exhibitor for this year’s show, that will start on September 15th and end on September 18th at the traditional Makuhari Messe location in Chiba, near Tokyo.
Ariadne Thread Japan
Arc System Works
Netherlands Pavilion Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Dengeki Game of Blitz
Koei Tecmo Games
Sakura Small Short-term Insurance
Sendai City / Business Oulu (Finland)
Sony Interactive Entertainment
2K / Take-Two Interactive Japan
Digital Works Entertainment
Bandai Namco Entertainment
Warner Music Japan
Indie Game Corner
Active Gaming Media
Amusement Media Comprehensive School
Ibaraki Creator’s House (STUDIO SHiFT-UP / Magical Rod)
THE GOOD MOOD CREATORS
GAMES BY MO
CoConut Island Studio
NATSUME ATARI INC.
Beijing Initory Technology
Left Foot Games
KEEN VISION INTERNET TECHNOLOGY
Creek and River
Shanghai Arts United Software
Shenzhen Dlodlo Technologies
Building blocks production
Dentsu Science jam
Beijing Time of Virtual Reality Technology
MERGE VIRTUAL REALITY
Unsurprisingly, Sony Interactive Entertainment will lead the charge among console manufacturers, while Microsoft appears to be absent for the second year in a row. Last year they opted to hold their own event shortly after TGS, and it’s very possible that they’ll do the same this year.
Nintendo is also absent, but this also should not surprise, because Nintendo traditionally does not attend Tokyo Game Show, and prefers to make its announcements outside of Japan’s most popular gaming event.
Of course this means that an appearance of the upcoming Nintendo NX at the event is very unlikely.