There we go. I’ve been saying that the big and interesting news as far as TGS is concerned comes from the latter half of it. It’s always been that the first two days of the show are more internally-focused and the second two are more about the community, and that has certainly played out this year around, with Saturday’s streams from the virtual convention being, on the whole, excellent and filled with great news.
Following on from D3 came Happinet’s turn. Happinet is a newish publisher in the video game space (at least, as far as I can tell), and had a two-hour show that was wall-to-wall exciting stuff. The entire show is worth watching in its entirety, so I’ve just included the full replay below for your viewing pleasure. Happinet is publishing SHMUPs such as Deathsmiles I & II and R-Type Final 2, as well as games for Compile Heart (Neptunia) and Inti Creates (Gal*Gun). It’s also taking on a Utawarerumono Dokapon board game thing.
From there we moved to Spike Chunsoft. Sadly, Spike spent its entire presentation on Cyberpunk 2077, a game that looks more exhausting and anything but cyberpunk the more I see it. Of course, Spike would have invested a fortune into the game so it’s not surprising that they wanted to spend time showing it off at TGS, and the localisation does actually look like it is of very high quality.
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