Ask your typical Japanese gamer what a soccer video game is, and he or she will immediately say Winning Eleven, or as it's known in the West, Pro Evolution Soccer. That is the soccer game in Japan.
This year at the Tokyo Game Show, Kotaku had the pleasure of sitting down with Mizuno Naoko, the creator of Hyperdimension Neptunia (and both of its sequels), to talk about the past, present, and future of the series. As we sat 47 floors above the game show proper, she told me about the origins of Neptunia.
We at Kotaku have already reported at some length how long the line was to get into the Tokyo Game Show this year. And with about over 95,000 attendees on the first public day, it's easy to see why. And since literally thousands of people were standing in line with nothing to do, I decided to ask a few people at…
Cosplayers' Cure Night was a showcase of some truly great cosplay. Kotaku was around before the event (snapping pictures), but we had to retire for the evening before it kicked off. What can I say, our bed time is so early!
If you are planning to visit the Tokyo Game Show next year, be aware that different folks often cosplay on each public day. Meaning? Meaning you should go to both days!
At this year's Tokyo Game Show, Kotaku checked out Sony's new prototype headset. This latest trailer shows a bit of how the headsets mixes real world and video footage.
Well, this year's Tokyo Game Show has drawn to a close. It was a busy show, but it was great to cover it with most of Kotaku East (save for the lovely Eric Jou, who was in Macau, eating heart attacks). Bummer that more of Kotaku couldn't have been here, either, but whaddayagonnado.
While at this year's Tokyo Game Show, I got my first hands on with the Wii U. Other Kotaku editors have used the Wii U plenty, but since I didn't go to E3, this was my first. Prior to picking it up for the first time, I really didn't have high expectations for it—nor did I have them for the game I was to play, Tank!…
Over the weekend, the Asia E-Sports Cup was held at the Tokyo Game Show. Local Japanese team myRevenge (formerly UNiTED) faced off against the largely Singaporean team Asking Questions.
iPad game Tengami is centered around the traditional Japanese pop-out arts and crafts. Designed by Nyamyam (an indie studio started by former Rare devs), Tengami utilizes the idea of paper popping up and down when turning a page.
Dragon Ball Z is coming to Kinect as Dragon Ball Z for Kinect. They really should've called it Dragon Ball Z: Total Body Workout.
The Sega Saturn lasted about three years in North America. It hung on twice as long in Japan. These two cosplayers paid tribute to it (more specifically, to the console's Hitachi and JVC models) at Tokyo Game Show. It's been a while since we had a cosplay exploitable, and if any is good for the 'Shop Contest, well,…
The first public day of this year's Tokyo Game Show drew a whooping 95,000 people. Year after year, the crowds seem to get bigger and bigger. Here's a look at what it's like covering the show, dealing with the crowds, and soaking up the atmosphere once the public days kick off!
You've seen the cosplaying dudes of this year's Tokyo Game Show. And now? Now, it's the ladies' turn.
The Tokyo Game Show is a crowded place. It's not so bad on the business days where the attendance is around 25,000 people. On the public days, the amount of people usually skyrockets to over 80,000. But today it hit an all time high at 95,000 people. You may have seen that many people at a concert or sporting event,…
And Kotaku's Tokyo Game Show coverage continues! Here's the day three round up, with all the news, impressions, and fun in one place.
Tonight at the Tokyo Game Show, some of the best cosplayers in Japan—and around the world—gathered for Cosplayers' Cure Night.
The Tokyo Game Show has lines—long lines for almost every game. But what about the line to enter the show, just how long is that line? Before the show began Saturday morning, it wrapped around the entire convention center and was six to seven people wide. Walking the entire length of the line took me twenty minutes.…
I've always liked Earth Defense Force—or rather, the idea of Earth Defense Force. I love running around Japanese cities, shooting giant insects. But, who doesn't?