Tokyo Game Show 2018 Detailed, New Theme Announced

The CESA has sent in several details about the upcoming Tokyo Game Show 2018 in Japan in September, including the new theme.

February 21, 2018

Today the Japanese Computer Entertainment Suppliers Association revealed quite a few details about the next iteration of Tokyo Game Show, which will be hosted between September 20th and September 23rd at the traditional Makuhari Messe venue in Chiba, near Tokyo.

On the menu this year is the “e-Sports X” event that will take a revised form compared to last year, with an expanded venue and an international scope.

Broadcasting and dissemination of information will be another pillar of the event, with more platforms in addition to NicoNico and twitch, aiming to expand global viewership, especially for eSports events.

The new theme has also been announced, and it’ll be “The Opening of a New Stage” promising the lifting of a new curtain on booths, live broadcasting, stage events, new fun, new tech, and excitement.

The show will be divided between General Exhibition, Smartphone Game Corner, Romance Game Corner, Game School Corner, and Family Game Park in the halls between 1 and 8. The eSports Corner, VR/AR Corner, Indie Game Corner, and Merchandise Corner will be in the halls between 9 and 11.

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During the business days (September 20th and 21st) we’ll have the Global Game Business Summit, the Sense of Wonder Night 2018 focusing on prototypes and ideas, the TGS Forum 2018 with conferences on tech and business trends, and the International Party for media and business visitors.

Of course, you can expect us to be there, ready to report on all the things, like the proud weebs we are.  In the meanwhile, you can check out our TGS Awards 2017.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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