Tokyo Game Show 2019: the World’s Largest Video Game Event

Experience the newest video games at TGS 2019

The annual video game expo Tokyo Game Show, which is also known as TGS, will be held in September, 2019 in Japan. Tokyo Game Show 2019 offers the newest video game experiences and latest information.

The annual video game expo Tokyo Game Show, which is commonly known as TGS, will be held in September, 2019 at Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex in Chiba. A video game is one of the most famous Japanese pop cultures and the industry of video game is still growing huge. Hundreds of companies and groups exhibit a large number of video games at the expo every year. And, one of the largest video game events in the world is Tokyo Game Show (TGS).

The theme of Tokyo Game Show 2019 is “One World, Infinite Joy”, which is based on the idea that regardless of location and time anyone can play video games with people all over the world by developing the technology. Tokyo Game Show 2019 is a chance to get the latest information and experience the cutting-edge technology of video games.

 

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About Tokyo Game Show

Tokyo Game Show (TGS) has been help in Japan every year since the first expo in 1996. The annual video game expo mainly focuses on Japanese games, and more international game developers and distributors show their products there recently.

4 days of Tokyo Game Show are divided into two parts: the first 2 days go in advance as Business Day and they are followed by another 2 days open to the public as Public Day.

 

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It is allowed to Cosplay, so there are numerous Cosplayers who dress in costume as their favorite characters. Tokyo Game Show has been trying to improving its service for foreign visitors especially since 2016 and foreign-friendly services are available like in English, Chinese and Korean in 2019. Last year, 668 companies and groups related to video game took part in the event, including 330 from 41 foreign counties and regions. The number of the visitors at Tokyo Game Show 2018 reached a record high of 298,690 people.

Highlight

What is the most attractive things at Tokyo Game Show 2019 is checking out and trying to play new video game hardwares and softwares on displayed. There are a variety of video games relating to these popular platforms: Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox, PC, Android, iOS and so on.

General Exhibition Area

 

 

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There are lots of entertainments at each booth in General Exhibition Area, where you can play the latest video game titles, enjoy talks by special guests and so on. Speaking of softwares, all of the popular video game companies have booths for gaming from the classic video game developers and distributers such as Square Enix, Sony, Bandai Namco, Sega, Konami and Capcon to othe top-and-coming GungHo and PUBG.

Indie Game Area

 

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Indie Game Area is filled up with a large number of booths by indie game developers from around the world. They offer their exclusive video games with various hardwares. In 2018, this area is sponsored by the famous Nintendo, which was involved in TGS last year for the first time.

VR / AR Area

 

 

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For the latest technology experience, you can play video games related to VR (Virtual Reality), AR (Augmented Reality), and MR (mixed reality), Don’t miss the chance to have a brand new experience.

e-Sports Area

 

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E-Sports is getting more famous and popular worldwide, and the theme of the last year’s TGS is “With more e-Sports and video streaming, we’re advancing to the next stage!”. Some e-Sports areas will be located in TGS 2019, too.

Event Stage

 

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In addition to the booths, many events on the stage are scheduled with talk show and live performances. Japan Game Awards is one of the most popular events on the stage in Tokyo Game Show.

Shopping Area

One of the biggest targets for visitors is shopping their favorite gaming items. There are lots of video game and toy companies in the shopping area, providing exclusive items including limited goods that you cannot get except Tokyo Game Show2019.

 

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Food and Rest Area

There are about 5,000 seats to take a break and eat in Food and Rest Area where you can have a variety of Japanese food including seafood, Wagyu Beef, Okonomiyaki, etc.

 

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Family Game Park

 

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Of course, kids can enjoy gaming attractions in Family Game Park playing easy video games and even creating games with workshops. How about visiting the event with kids since it is for free for elementary school children and younger children to admit Tokyo Game Show.

Business Area

 

If you are involved in the game industry, there are so many chances to talk with other people and companies. Meeting tables are set for discussing and negotiating.


Hot to Get Tickets

An official information about Tokyo Game Show 2019’s tickets has not been publishes yet. However, you can buy a ticket at the expo on the day every year. Pre-ordered tickers, 200 yen cheaper than the ticket on the day, started to be sold from July last year. There is another type of ticket Supporters Club Ticket with which you can get exclusive items like T-shirts and enter the expo 20–30 mins earlier than others.

Tokyo Game Show 2019 (TGS 2019)

Location: Makuhari Messe

Access: 5 mins walk from Kaihin-makuhari Station (海浜幕張駅)/40 mins by bus from Narita Airport

Date: 12th and 13th September, 2019 (Business Day)/14th and 15th September, 2019 (Public Day)

Business Hours: 10:00–17:00

Map: http://bit.ly/2RgUjy8

Official Website: https://expo.nikkeibp.co.jp/tgs/2019/exhibition/en/

There are plenty of events with the theme of Anime, Manga, video games and other Japanese pop culture in Tokyo and all around Japan though a year. For more info about the Otaku events in 2019, check out these articles below!

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