RGG Studio Boss explains why the Yakuza series was renamed dragons in the west

Tokyo Game Show 2022: It’s All Announced – IGN

Tokyo Game Show 2022 is filled with updates, announcements, interviews, and other brand new reveals about some of the most high-profile games from Japanese developers and other studios around the world. From the first interview with Tekken series head Katsuhiro Harada about Tekken 8, to a slew of new details about the newly rebranded Like A Dragon series, read on to find out everything that was announced at TGS 2022.

Tekken 8 was a “turning point” for the series

Tekken 8 was properly showcased at Sony’s State of Play last week, but we found out more about the game at TGS. In Harada’s exclusive interview with IGN, we learned a lot about the upcoming fighting game, including how it will showcase the duel between Kazuma and Mishima. Harada also praised Nintendo’s Masahiro Sakurai for his work on Smash Bros., and said he would consider bringing the cameo role back to Tekken 8.

Street Fighter 6: Full Release List Revealed

Street Fighter 6’s release-day roster will feature 18 characters, and Capcom pulled back the curtain on the full list of playable fighters on day one. From returning classics Ryu, Ken and Chun-Li, to new challengers including custom character creators for the game’s World Tour mode. The game will also go into closed beta in October, and details on how to sign up are still to be announced.

Resident Evil Village DLC will say goodbye to the Winters family

Ethan Winters has been the protagonist of the last two Resident Evil series, but next month’s Shadow of the Rose story DLC will mark Winters’ final chapter in the series. Elsewhere in Resident Evil, we learned that the upcoming Resident Evil 4 remake is also in development for the PlayStation 4, as well as the previously released PS5 and Xbox series of consoles.

Yakuza series rebranded to be like a dragon, reveals three new games for 2023 and beyond

RGG Studio’s Yakuza series has long been known as Like a Dragon in Japan, and now localized versions of future games in the series will follow suit. In addition to the name change, we also learned about three new games in the Like a Dragon series: Ishin!, a localization of the long-awaited Yakuza Samurai spin-off, Like a Dragon 8, and a spin-off starring Kazuma Kiryu. The series also likely won’t be coming to the Nintendo Switch. In the end, we learned that the series isn’t committed to sticking to turn-based gameplay, and fighting styles may change based on each game’s story.

Sonic Frontiers: Sega Details Super Sonic Boss Fights

Sonic Frontiers goes against many of the trends the Sonic line is known for, and Super Sonic is no exception. Usually not seen until the very end of each Sonic game, Super Sonic is instead used more frequently in the open areas of Sonic Frontiers. In fact, some bosses are nearly untouchable until you unlock Super Sonic, which will also unlock a whole new set of combat options.

Suikoden highlights return of classic Konami games

The beloved Konami RPG Suikoden and Suikoden 2 are getting new HD remasters for PlayStation, Xbox, Switch and PC next year. The two games will be packaged in a collection called Suikoden I&II HD Remaster Gate Rune and Dunan Unification Wars. Following the announcement, Konami developers said they hope to continue making more Suikoden games in the future. In addition to Suikoden, we also learned about the revival of Konami classics, including The Maze of Galious, Star Soldier, Parodius, Twinbee and Pooyan.

Star Wars Eclipse combines action-adventure with Quantic Dream Games ‘foundation’

Quantic Dream games are known for their focus on storytelling and branching paths, but the studio’s upcoming Star Wars project will try to merge those pillars with a more action-adventure-focused game. In an interview with IGN Japan, Guillaume de Fondaumiere, CEO of Quantic Dream, said that “the action element will also be very important”, in addition to “a very strong story, very strong characters, multiple playable characters, and of course, the Possibilities change the way the story unfolds through their actions and decisions.”

One Piece Odyssey gets 2023 release date

One Piece Odyssey is coming to PlayStation, Xbox and PC in the West on January 13th. This is only a slight delay, as the game was originally scheduled to launch sometime this year. The game features an original story by One Piece manga author Eiichiro Oda.

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak adds three new monsters

More monsters are heading to Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, including Violet Mizutsune, Flaming Espinas, and Risen Chameleos. The new update coming on September 29th will also bring unlockable tiered wespons, new Qurios surveys, and more.

Try new souls like Wolong: Fallen Dynasty

Wolong: Fallen Reigns like Team Ninja’s New Soul is now available with a new demo on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. The game is also coming to previous-gen consoles, but the demo is only for current-gen console owners. The game will be as challenging as the studio’s Nioh game.

The Awakeners: Resurrection is a new role-playing game from a Chinese indie developer

Taner Games’ trailer for The Awakened: Resurrection showcases four classes: Warrior, Sword Dancer, Soldier, and Lancer. In the game, you will play as an adventurer born in the third era and embark on an exciting adventure to the world of Silvallon. The game is coming to PS5, PS4 and PC in 2023.

Exoprimal has a story trailer

Capcom’s upcoming dinosaur survival game Exoprimal has a new trailer at TGS 2022. The trailer shows the Exofighters wearing powerful Exosuits, and their goal of eliminating the origins of the dinosaur threat.

Dead Loop update will extend ending and more Game Pass news

Xbox has announced that Deathloop is coming to Gamepass this week, and there will be a new expanded ending. Additionally, Game Pass subscribers can look forward to the new Forza Horizon 5 update, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Guilty Gear Strive and Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered.

Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN covering video games and entertainment. He has over six years of experience in the gaming industry and has been a byline for IGN, Nintendo Wire, Switch Player Magazine and Lifewire. Find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.

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