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TGS 2016 Report – Not Many Surprises for RPG but Hyped for Visual Novel Games!

Tokyo Game Show 2016

Tokyo Game Show 2016 has finally over last week. According to the report from the official website, the visitor headcount is 271,224 people, which was greater from last year’s number (268,446 people). At the end of the day, the event schedule for TGS 2017 has been announced too: September 21st – 24th, 2017 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, near Tokyo.

TGS 2016 report - Visitor numbers

Summary of the TGS visitors number

I am very glad to write this TGS 2016 report with the help of the team. Compared to the previous E3 2016, we have grown so much in the terms of organization. Many people have joined us and lend their strength to deliver quality news and articles related to both RPG and Visual Novel games.

Personally, I’m really excited that Digimon World: Next Order finally get English localization. Aside from that, no other RPG news really make me excited. The many new detail for New Danganropa V3 and announcement of Great Ace Attorney 2 are what make me more hyped in the Visual Novel department. However, there aren’t many surprises in this year’s TGS.

Here are some comments from our team (a.k.a. Einherjar):

<< Balmung Division – Handoko Lun >>

When Square Enix announced another Final Fantasy XV spin-off title for mobile, the skeptical feeling inside me grows more. Square Enix released so many products concerning Final Fantasy, and I don’t think they need to do so. At the end of the day, I really hope that Final Fantasy XV turns out to be a brilliant game.

Oh, and as a Final Fantasy XIV player, I’m really excited about the upcoming patch. The players has been doing the same routine over and over again since patch 3.3 came out, and we need contents to refresh ourselves. Moreover, new tier of Alexander raid is coming in the next patch, and I just got myself into hardcore/midcore savage raiding. So, I’m very excited.


<< Draupnir Division – Djang >>

Well, what I can say about TGS 2016 is: delay fever sucks. So many great games got delayed, and so many people get disappointed. But on the other hand, I’m surprised about how big the FF XV Universe is! I can’t wait to see the full story, enjoy every cinematic scene and feel the hype.


<< Balmung Division – Lyner >>

“This year’s TGS seems to be dominated by Square Enix titles! I’m particularly excited about the new Kai-Ri-Sei Million Arthur VR, since it would be one of the first card games on VR (and by Square Enix, too!). Another surprise this time would be the announcement of Monster Hunter movie adaptation. While I’m not expecting much from it, I’m definitely looking forward into it!


<< Gungnir Division – Dyla >>

For me, no exciting news in this year’s TGS. Square Enix once again attract everyone’s attention with their games despite the delay. I’m glad World of Final Fantasy didn’t affected by it, at least for now. A month to go until I can play that cute game on my PS Vita!


<< Balmung Division – Fachrezy >>

Writing the TGS 2016 Report has been a pleasure for me. Thanks to the team who works tirelessly to provide the news together with me.


<< Balmung Division – Shiroha >>

TGS 2016 is a heaven for mobile game lover. One of my favorite is God Eater Online which hopefully will be the best MMO Action RPG mobile game.


<< Balmung Division – Bismuth >>

Considering quite a number of big publishers did not make surprising news in this event, I guess we need to be ready for a ton of those in the near future!


(Interested to know the team? Check them here)


Now, Io and behold. Check out all the RPG & Visual Novel Game updates from TGS 2016 below:


Tokyo Game Show 2016 – Square Enix

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Official Box Art Cropped

The latest entry of the Kingdom Hearts franchise got a new trailer at Tokyo Game Show 2016. The trailer came in both Japanese and English, and Square Enix also revealed the box art of the game. Moreover, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue is confirmed to have DLC(s) later in the game.

NieR: Automata

NieR Automata - Pre-TGS 2016 Trailer screenshot

A few days prior to Tokyo Game Show 2016, Sony PlayStation held a press conference, showcasing a teaser of what to expect of NieR: Automata later at the event. Square Enix revealed a new trailer of the game at Tokyo Game Show 2016, showing an extended look of the introduced characters. The company also announced that there will be a demo of this game at the end of this year, as well as a special Black Box edition.

SaGa Scarlet Grace

SaGa Scarlet Grace - Logo

Square Enix will be releasing a new entry of the SaGa series titled SaGa Scarlet Grace to celebrate the series’ 25th anniversary. The company has announced the game to release on December 15 for PlayStation Vita at Tokyo Game Show 2016 along with a new trailer. They also shared more details on the protagonists of the game, as well as the game’s exploration, battle system, and more.

Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV - Featured

A new 4-minute trailer for Final Fantasy XV was revealed at Tokyo Game Show 2016. Not only that, Square Enix also confirmed that Final Fantasy XV will support PlayStation 4 Pro, announced the two jacket DLC, and Nissin cup noodles collaboration, as well as the PS4 Luna Edition bundle for the west. See the full details here.

Final Fantasy XIV

Final Fantasy XIV - Patch 3.4 - Logo

Only a few days left until Final Fantasy XIV enters patch 3.4 Soul Surrender. The dev team held a Live Letter session at Tokyo Game Show 2016 to share more details on the upcoming patch. The trailer for patch 3.4 is also out already.


Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 Professional


Square Enix announced Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 Professional for Nintendo 3DS at Tokyo Game Show 2016. The game is basically a Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 with more contents and new scenarios.


Itadaki Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary

Itadaki Street: Final Fantasy & Dragon Quest 30th Anniversary Logo

As announced at the pre-TGS 2016 Sony PlayStation Press Conference, Square Enix will be releasing Itadaki Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary. Judging from the title, it is pretty obvious that this game is to celebrate both franchise’s 30th anniversary.


King’s Knight: Wrath of the Dark Dragon

King's Knight: Wrath of the Dark Dragon Logo

Square Enix just remade an old classic! The Famicom Shoot ‘n Scroll game King’s Knight is going mobile with a new story and gameplay, under the name of King’s Knight: Wrath of the Dark Dragon. Additionallythe game will be part of the Final Fantasy XV universe! You can read the coverage here.

World of Final Fantasy

World of Final Fantasy Protagonist and Lightning

Join the adventure of Lann and Reynn through various Final Fantasy universes in World of Final Fantasy! The upcoming RPG game by Square Enix will be released for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita on on October 25th. Check out the cute Sephiroth trailer here!


Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age

Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age Battle Screenshot

Square Enix‘s high-definition remaster of Final Fantasy XII is almost here! Titled Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, the improved edition will feature a new and improved gameplays alongside the HD graphics. You can check out the trailers here.


Kai-ri-Sei Million Arthur VR

Kai-ri-Sei Million Arthur VR - Gameplay demo 2The first VR game by Square Enix is here! Partnered with HTC Vive, the popular mobile card game Kai-ri-Sei Million Arthur will be brought to the Virtual Reality world! The game is titled Kai-ri-Sei Million Arthur VR and it will have new storyline and content. Check out the debut trailer here.


Akashic Re:cords

Square Enix announced Akashic Re:cords

Akashic Re:cords is the latest upcoming mobile (Android & iOS) game by Square Enix. Besides a few scenes of the main characters, not much information have been revealed about the game. However, the introduction trailer looks promising! You can check it out here.


Tokyo Game Show 2016 – Spike Chunsoft

New Danganronpa V3: Everyone’s New Semester of Murder

Dangan Ronpa V3 - Screenshot 3

Developed by Spike Chunsoft, New Danganronpa V3 is the newest title of the Danganronpa series. The story might have a different setting from the prequels, but it still revolves around the high-school life-or-death battle royale!  You can see the trailer and detailed report here. The game will be released for Playstation 4 & PS Vita in Japan on January 2017.


Tokyo Game Show 2016 – Atlus

Persona 5

Persona 5 Logo

Now that Persona 5 has just been released in Japan, Atlus celebrated it by releasing themes for your PlayStation 4 featuring the four protagonists with 3 special avatars included in each theme. The company also revealed a new character trailer introducing Ryuji Sakamoto.


Tokyo Game Show 2016 – Bandai Namco

God Eater Online

God Eater Online Debut Trailer

PSP’s God Eater makes its way to Android and iOS. The aragami hunting game will be featured as MMO action game. There is a plan to have a Google Play open beta test in the future. In addition, a trailer is also revealed. You can check the trailer here.

Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization

Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization Logo

Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization will have paid and free DLC. It will also have season pass which can be obtained either by buying the game’s deluxe bundle or separately. Check the report here. The game also gets opening video trailer which can be watched here.


Digimon World: Next Order

Digimon World Next Order Key Art

Digimon World: Next Order will get western release for the PS4 platform, rather than PS Vita which was released in Japan. The game will get both digital and physical release. Check the full report here to know more about Digimon World: Next Order!


Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters

Digimon Universe Appli Monsters Anime

Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters finally have an official release date in Japan which is December 1st. Preordering within certain dates will have you receive a rare Appmon Chip. In addition, the demo version is released since September 21st via Nintendo eShop. Check the full report here.

Tales of Berseria

Tales of Berseria - English trailer - Screenshot 12

English subtitled trailer for Tales of Berseria is coming. Not only that, but a huge number of screenshots in English also made its appearance. Check the trailer and the screenshot here!

Tokyo Game Show 2016 – Gust

Night of Azure 2

Night of Azure 2 Character Artwork

Night of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon gets new teaser trailer. The release date is also revealed which is December 22 in Japan for PS Vita and PlayStation 4. Check the trailer and more information here!


Tokyo Game Show 2016 – Koei Tecmo



Koei Tecmo’s dark samurai RPG finally gets its release date along with a new trailer that shows some epic battle and introduces legendary characters. For the full report click here.

Tokyo Game Show 2016 – Capcom

Monster Hunter Stories

Monster Hunter Stories - 3D CGI Trailer screenshot

Capcom’s surprises its fans by revealing some big news during TGS 2016 conference, including the reveal of the release date for the demo (September 20). Capcom also announced the collaboration with ‘Puzzle & Dragon’ and ‘Chibi Maruko-Chan’. Click here for the full news.

The fifth trailer is showcased during the event and you can check out the trailer here. Last but not least is probably the best news for Monster Hunter Series diehard fans, Hollywood is currently making the movie adaptation for this game! More Information here.

The Great Ace Attorney 2

Great Ace Attorney 2 - Featured

Capcom finally announced on Tokyo Game Show 2016 a new sequel for ‘The Great Ace Attorney’ named The Great Ace Attorney 2: Ryunosuke Naruhodo’s Resolution. The game itself is currently under developmet and the release date hasn’t been confirmed. Check out the full information here.

Tokyo Game Show 2016 – SEGA

Valkyria: Azure Revolution

New story trailer for Valkyria: Azure Revolution

Valkyria: Azure Revolution is an under developing game by SEGA that will be released on January 19, Exclusively for PS4 & PS Vita. During TGS 2016 conference, the developer reveals some information for their fans who hyped for this RPG title such as:

  • They released the new trailer that shows the story of the game. Click here for more information.
  • They released some details of the game plus a new batch of screenshots. Check out here.

Puyo Puyo Chronicle

Puyo Puyo Chronicle gets new trailer

During Tokyo Game Show 2016, SEGA released a new trailer featuring talent Misaki Uno and singer Chiaki Ito. Watch the trailer here.


Tokyo Game Show 2016 – Kadokawa

Demon Gaze 2

Demon Gaze 2 Gets Additional Content

Kadokawa release an amazing trailer for Demon Gaze sequel. The Trailer also contain a little information about additional content “Call of Grimodar“. Watch the trailer and other info here.

God Wars: Future Wars

God Wars

God Wars: Future Wars, another series of God Wars game is planned to release in early February. Hopefully their western fan can enjoy the game too nearly after the original version release. See the full article here.

Tokyo Game Show 2016 – Others

Other developers also announce one or two exiting games in TGS. Not just a delay fever, but there is also a lot of handheld console game released by developed we have not inform before in the report so far. Here is a list of information from XSEED GAMES, DMM GAMES, BBI, and Cygames.


Akiba’s Beat

Akiba's Beat - Title

XSEED GAMES announce one very depressing info, Otaku‘s Favorite Akiba’s Beat got delayed. Read the full article here.

Kabaneri of The Iron Fortress

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress will have a PC browser game and smartphone app

The beloved turn base battle RPG By DMM Games got a place for those handheld and PC lovers. The game will be available for both platform in winter 2017. Hardly wait for it? See more information here.

Egglia: Legend of the Red Hat

Egglia Featured

The famous studios Brownie Brown Inc which release the “Mana Series” gives handheld players an exciting classic RPG Titled Egglia : Legend of the Red Hat. See this page for game details!

Granblue Fantasy Project Re:Link

Granblue Fantasy Project Re: Link is coming for PS4 and PlayStation VR - screenshot

The awaited Granblue sequel is finally get a trailer in TGS! Cygames also inform us that the game will be available for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR. Watch the trailer and full news here.

You can also display the TGS 2016 information by time sequence here. Thank you for reading and please share to your friend who missed out some of the games 🙂 Tell us in the comment section which games make you hyped!


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