While the gaming industry is preparing for E3, the gears of another prominent event are starting to spin. Today the CESA (Japan Computer Entertainment Suppliers Association) sent in the first press release for Tokyo Game Show 2017.
The Show will be held between September 21st and September 24th at the traditional Makuhari Messe location in Chiba, near Tokyo. As usual, the first two days (September 21st and 22nd) will be reserved to business and media attendees, while September 23rd and 24th will be open to all.
The theme for this year is “Experience beyond reality.” This is because games have become more and more realistic thanks to the evolution of technology, and Tokyo Game Show itself aims to become an event that can provide a new experience.
We learn that the Virtual Reality corner will extend to also include Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality, and e-sports will have their own space with competitions dedicated to both home console games and smartphone games.
You can read the full explanation of this year’s theme below:
“Thanks to the evolution of technology, games have become more and more expressive. In addition to being able to play games anytime and anywhere, new styles of enjoying and watching them as entertainment are also expanding.
In an era in which games surpass reality and create unprecedented experiences, Tokyo Game Show will also be reborn as a new experience event.
With playable games, stage shows, as well as e-sports and videos broadcasted online, we will deliver a new experience to gamers all over the world.”
It goes without saying that like in previous years, DualShockers will be on the show floor to bring you all the news, so keep your eyes peeled, because this year certainly appears promising.