The Tokyo Game Show is a huge thing in Japan, and we'll no doubt be hearing some relatively big news from the Japanese publishers and devs attending. Capcom is one of those companies, and they've already teased a big announcement for this weekend.
Apparently, this mystery game hasn't been announced before, but other than that little factoid, we don't know anything. Will this be a new installment in an existing IP? Will Capcom be unveiling an entirely new franchise?
The reveal will be crammed into the publisher's weekend livestream, which encompasses events from September 21 through September 22 (Saturday and Sunday). The livestream is expected to begin at 11:40 AM Japan Standard Time on Sunday, or 7:40 PM Pacific on Saturday. Here is the anticipated schedule:
- 10:20 – Opening
- 10:40 – Rhythm Hero RPG Otoranger Stage – An introduction to the world of Otoranger. Featuring director Naoki Tarama and guests America Zarigani.
- 11:40 – Product Line-up Introduction Stage – Introduction of Capcom’s latest apps. Plus, the reveal of an unannounced title. Featuring director Itsuno Hideaki.
- 12:50 – Strider Special Stage – New stage and boss battle gameplay not playable at the Capcom booth. Featuring producer Andrew Szymanski.
- 13:45 – Gaist Crusher Special Stage – An appearance from singer Hiroshi Kitadani, who will sing the theme song, plus many other guests. Featuring executive producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Captain Bana, Hiroshi Kitadani, Daisuke Yamashita, Asami Tano, Yuichi Iguchi, and Yasuyuki Takase.
- 14:50 – Monster Hunter 4 Special Stage – The latest information on Monster Hunter 4 and a challenge quest that anyone can participate in. If cleared, there’s a special prize. Featuring producer Ryozo Tsujimoto and director Kaname Fujioka.
- 16:00 – Sengoku Basara 4 Special Stage – Latest information and video on Sengoku Basara 4. Featuring producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi and director Makoto Yamamoto.
Capcom will also be showcasing a good number of games the day before, including sessions devoted to specific titles like the ever-popular Monster Hunter 4 and Gaist Crusher. This is what the publisher's Saturday schedule looks like:
- 10:20 – Opening
- 10:45 – Gaist Crusher Special Stage – An introduction to upcoming 3DS game Gaist Crusher. Featuring Captain Bana, Ryo Yoshizawa, Daisuke Yamashita, and Risa Taneda.
- 11:50 – Monster Hunter 4 Special Stage – Latest information on Monster Hunter 4, a challenge quest, and an appearance from Satoshi Inoue. Featuring producer Ryozo Tsujimoto, director Kaname Fujioka, and Satoshi Inoue.
- 13:00 – Rhythm Hero RPG Otoranger Stage – An introduction to the world of Otoranger. Featuring director Naoki Tarama and guests America Zarigani.
- 14:00 – Dragon’s Dogma Quest x Puzzle & Dragons Collaboration Special Stage – Special talk between Capcom director Itsuno Hideaki and GungHo producer Daisuke Yamamoto about a Dragon’s Dogma Quest and Puzzle & Dragons collaboration.
- 14:50 – Sengoku Basara 4 Special Stage – Latest information and video on Sengoku Basara 4. Featuring producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi and director Makoto Yamamoto.
- 16:00 – App Entertainer Appearance! Monster Hunter Special Stage – Latest information on Monster Hunter Smart and Airu de Bazaar. Featuring editor-in-chief Moteyama and guests America Zarigani.