Tokyo Game Show 2021 — or just TGS 2021 — will kick off on Sept. 29, with presentations from Japanese game developers. This year, companies such as Capcom, Square Enix, Microsoft, Konami, Bandai Namco and even Ubisoft will show news for games already announced and reveal new titles. In the following lines, the Techblog lists the announcements that are confirmed at the event.
In this edition, the fair will have 46 presentations spread over four days. The grand opening will be on Wednesday (29), at 10 pm (Brasilia time), and the program will continue until the end, at midnight on October 4th. All conferences will be streamed live on the Tokyo Game Show YouTube channel and on Twitch. You can check the schedule of all exhibitions in the full TGS 2021 schedule.
As there are many presentations, the following list has confirmed announcements so far and some possible revelations from top companies such as Microsoft, Konami, Capcom, Square Enix, Sega, Bandai Namco, Koei Tecmo, Ubisoft and Arc System Works and miHoYo. It is worth mentioning that neither Nintendo nor Sony are participating in TGS 2021.
Wednesday (29) and Thursday (30): Microsoft, Konami and Capcom
In the very first days of the event, TGS 2021 will stage presentations by Microsoft, Konami and Capcom, in addition to the opening show, with the celebration of 25 years of the fair. This day will also feature the SNK conference focused on content from The King of Fighters 15.
Microsoft shouldn’t show games produced by Western studios, like Halo Infinite. The Xbox division has been investing in the Japanese market, so it’s likely that the company will only display content from titles whose publishing rights are exclusive to it, such as Scarlet Nexus, Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis e Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising.
Meanwhile, Konami has already confirmed that it will show content from eFootball – old one PES —, Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel, Yu-Gi-Oh! Rush Duel: Saikyo Battle Royale !! and more. Capcom will focus its conference on Monster Hunter Sunbreak, the expansion of Monster Hunter Rise announced on the latest Nintendo Direct.
Thursday (30) and Friday (1st): Square Enix, Bandai Namco and Sega
The next day, Square Enix will announce news for several franchises, but the awaited Final Fantasy XVI will not be at TGS 2021. So far, the company has confirmed content about Final Fantasy Origin, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Forspoken, Final Fantasy 7: The First Soldier, Project Triangle Strategy, Collection of SaGa Final Fantasy Legend e Final Fantasy Brave Exvius.
Bandai Namco has already revealed that it will talk about The Idolmaster: Starlit Season on Friday (1st), however the company will also present news about Sword Art Online, Tales of Arise e Tales of Luminaire throughout the fair.
To close the day, Sega will join Atlus for a shared presentation. On Sega’s side, the company will show Lost Judgment, Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis, Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania, Sonic Colors: Ultimate e Fist of the North Star LEGENDS ReVIVE. At the time of Atlus, the big star will be Shin Megami Tensei V.
Friday (1) and Saturday (2): Koei Tecmo and Konami
On the third day of Tokyo Game Show 2021, Koei Tecmo will be hosting a two-hour broadcast of content from Nobunaga’s Ambition: Shinsei, Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires e Blue Reflection: Second Light, in addition to an unprecedented game that will be revealed at the time.
Konami will appear with another conference on Saturday (2), this time focused on the romance simulator Tokimeki Memorial Girl’s Side 4th Heart, which will be released for Nintendo Switch on October 28th.
Saturday (2) and Sunday (3): Ubisoft, Arc System and miHoYo
On its last day, TGS 2021 will have a dedicated presentation for Ubisoft Japan — titled Ubisoft Day 2021 Online — which will be focused on showing news about Far Cry 6, Riders Republic e Rainbow Six Siege. It is also likely to appear Just Dance 2022, Tom Clancy’s XDefiant e Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
Arc System Works will focus its broadcast on Guilty Gear Strive, with information about the next characters from the first season pass, as well as River City Girls, Kunio-kun’s Three Kingdoms, Fallen Legion Revenants, Kitaria Fables e BlazBlue Alternative Dark War.
On the miHoYo part, the company will talk about upcoming updates for Genshin Impact, such as the arrival of the new playable character Thoma and other news from patch 2.2. The closing concert of Tokyo Game Show 2021 will be on Sunday (3), at 12:00.
With information: Gematsu, Gematsu, GameRant, GameRant, VGChartz, Ubisoft, Siliconera.