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Tokyo Game Show 2017: My 10 Favorite Trailers

I was generally pleased with the amount of news, game reveals, and trailers that have come out of the 2017 edition of the Tokyo Game Show. As a fan it makes me giddy and excited. Maybe because I am still a huge fan of Japanese gaming and that more and more titles that used to be exclusive to the Japanese market have been making their way to the North American market, but really any game news is always exciting and should have gaming fans anticipating what comes out of shows like TGS, E3, and Gamescom. It’s at these shows that the biggest gaming news that will affect the gaming community as whole for years to come – and TGS 2017 has been no difference. As the news that came out of TGS 2017 pertains to me, these are the ten trailers from the show that have me excited and anticipating the release of these games in the near future.

Atelier Lydie & Suelle: Alchemists of the Mysterious Painting

Gust and Koei Tecmo
Q1 2018
Nintendo Switch
, PC, PlayStation 4

The Atelier game series has been one of my favorite role-playing game series for the past several years. Ever since I first played Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana on the PlayStation 2 back in 2005 I have been addicted to this series. So, it definitely excited me to see that to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Atelier series Gust and Koei Tecmo announced the 2018 release of Atelier Lydie & Suelle: Alchemist of the Mysterious Painting – a game that I am certain to buy when it sees release for the PS4.

Bullet Girls: Phantasia

Third Person Shooter
D3 Publisher and H2 Interactive
Spring 2018
PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 4

I’ve been a fan of the Bullet Girls series ever since I played the first game on the Vita back in 2015. It was a fun game to play on my Vita and I enjoyed the visuals and story the game presented. Yeah, it plays a bit on my naughty side, but I loved it. And Bullet Girls: Phantasia looks to continue that style of visuals and gameplay – though this time the game is set to be released on both the PS Vita and PS4 consoles.

Code Vein

Action Role-Playing
Bandai Namco Entertainment
Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

When the first trailer for Code Vein dropped earlier this year very little was known about the game except that it seemed to be set in a vampiric, post-apocalyptic world and had a lot in common with the Dark Souls series. A new trailer was revealed at TGS 2017 and I don’t know any more now than I have for the past several months – but I am still eagerly anticipating this game when it is released in 2018. The settings, the story, the visuals… this game looks like it’s going to be right up my alley and will definitely occupy my time when I finally get my hands on it.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT

Square Enix and Koei Tecmo
January 30, 2018
PlayStation 4

You have no idea how excited I am that the newest Dissidia game is being released on the PS4 and not the PlayStation Portable as the first two games in the series were. Not that the PSP exist anymore, but I am just glad that a fighting game of this caliber, with all the beauty and splendors that its visuals have provided fans, can finally be enjoyed in full HD on a larger screen than in previous games. Not that I don’t mind fighting games being released on handheld consoles, but when it comes to what this game series can do, having Dissidia Final Fantasy NT released on the PS4 is definitely the right move.

Fire Emblem Warriors

Nintendo and Koei Tecmo
September 28 (JP) and October 20 (NA, EU, AU) 2017
New Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch

I know a lot of fans crap on the Dynasty Warriors series, and all of the games that Koei Tecmo have developed using that same game system, but I rather like the series and all its spin-off games. And now that Nintendo has again partnered with Koei Tecmo to release a game based on the Fire Emblem series seems like a great fit for this type of game series. I’ve been hesitant to buy a Switch so far, but now with all the new games released for the Switch as of late, and the release of Fire Emblem Warriors just over the horizon, I may have finally found enough reasons to purchase one.

Left Alive

Square Enix
Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4

I’ve loved the Front Mission series of games by Square Enix for a long while now, so when I saw this new game, Left Alive, debut at TGS 2017 and learned that it was taking place within the Front Mission series – yeah, I kinda fanboyed and lost it. I mean, aside from taking place in the world of that series of games, the game looks incredible. Yes, little to no actual gameplay footage was shown in the trailer, but I liked what I saw on screen. And, I don’t know, it may just be me, but did anyone else get that “This War of Mine”-on-steroids feel from the trailer?

Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time

Action Role-Playing
Bandai Namco
November 30, 2017 (JP) and Early 2018 (NA, EU)
Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4

No lie, the Little Witch Academia franchise has been one of my favorite anime series ever since the animated short debuted back in 2013. I have followed every project based on the series and now find myself going gaga over the announcement of the video game Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time. With seemingly an entirely original story and visuals reminiscent of the anime series – yeah, I definitely want this game for my library when it releases here in the US in 2018.

Summer Lesson: Chisato Shinjo – Chichiyou no Etude

Bandai Namco
October 12, 2017
PlayStation 4 PS VR

I’m not into VR gaming as of yet. And I am definitely not a simulation game fan. But I have a buddy who swears up and down that I would absolutely fall for the Summer Lesson game series. I’m not totally convinced of his assertion, but I am curious about the series nonetheless. And after seeing the trailer for the newest version of the game, Summer Lesson: Chisato Shinjo – Chichiyou no Etude, I’m willing to give the game a try. I don’t know if it will win me over or not, but it seems interesting enough to check out.

Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet

Action Role-Playing
Bandai Namco
Early 2018
Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

I love the Sword Art Online franchise. And I have enjoyed the games released based on the series so far. So, I am excited to hear that a new game has been set for release in 2018, this one seemingly entirely based on the Gun Gale Online story of the game that has you taking control of several characters from the series and taking on the enemies of the GGO virtual world. Plus, this looks like the kind of game that my sons and I can both really enjoy as they are both huge fans of the SAO series and look just as excited as I am for the game to be released.

The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia

Action Adventure
Natsume Atari
Early 2018
PlayStation 4

You know, I really am surprised that the upcoming video game, The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia, will be the first console game ever based on the popular anime series of The Seven Deadly Sins. I could have sworn that there would have been at least one or two games based on the franchise by now. Nevertheless, I am excited to see a game finally released based on the series. Being able to control Meliodas and possibly the other Seven Deadly Sins in this action oriented game is a really exciting prospect – one that I can’t wait to handle for myself.

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