Posts Tagged ‘Platinum Games’

The 2010 Tokyo Game Show has been up and running for a few days now. It is much like the annual E3 convention held in California every year with the exception that TGS tends to focus more on Japan based video game developers. Because of that fact, the news and trailers to come out of the Tokyo Game Show have always interested me far more as a gamer.

I am sure none of you will be surprised to hear that prefer games made in the East far more than I do the ones created in the West. The creativity, content and sensibilities of Japanese video games are just more to my liking. That’s not to say ALL games in these TGS posts will be solely Japanese. Devil May Cry 5, while being published by Capcom, is in fact developed by an English game company, Ninja Theory. But my thoughts and opinions on why I tend to love Japanese created games as opposed to American ones could fill in entire post, but that’s not what THIS post about.

THIS post is about highlighting the games being shown off at this year’s TGS. Games that I can not wait to get a hold of and play. Games that show that the Japanese game industry is NOT in fact one that is dying but one where creativity and fun still thrive. So, without further ado, on to the games.

Yakuza: To the End (aka Yakuza 5): To be released exclusively on the PS3

The Last Guardian: To be released exclusively on the PS3

Vanquish: To be released on PS3 and Xbox 360

Devil May Cry 5 (Tentative Title): To be released on PS3 and Xbox 360

TGS 2010 pic found on Tokyo Game Show 2010
Devil May Cry 5 pic found on Kotaku

Tina Fey with Guns is Kinda Hot

I have been waiting very patiently for Bayonetta’s release ever since news broke of it at TGS (Tokyo Game Show) last year. Watching the trailer for the first time was like seeing my dreams for the ultimate video game come true. Here are a list of it’s main ingredients: quirky humor, balls to the wall action, imaginative design work, Tina Feyesque main character, Emma Peel-like outfit, over the top monster summons, guns, bazookas, whips, katanas and bullet ballet.

Besides all of that, this is the second game to be developed my the new Platinum Games (the first being Madworld for the Wii). Why is that of interest? Well, Platinum Games is made up individuals from what was formally known as Clover Studio who developed some of my favorite games of the last gen. Titles such as Viewtiful Joe 1 & 2, Okami and Godhand are all games that rank very high on my list of favorites.

Bayonetta, which is directed by Okami and Devil May Cry creator Hideki Kamiya, was to be released on October 29th of this year. That no longer seems the case. Japan will get the game on that date but the rest of us will now have to wait till January 2010 before we can get our hands on it. Sigh…

At least I’ll have Beatles: Rock Band and Uncharted 2 to keep me occupied till the end of the year…unless their release dates get pushed back too.

Bayonetta will be released on the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.

J.