Gamescom isn’t the only games event making an in-person return this summer as the Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association has announced that Tokyo Game Show 2022 is set to kick off on September 15th.
As a part of the announcement, Tokyo Game Show has released a key visual of the event Illustrated by artist Kukka who previously worked on artwork for the 2020 event. The new piece of artwork is set to evoke this year’s theme of “Nothing Stops Gaming,” as reported by Gematsu. The goal of the event is to help promote the “ever-progressing attractiveness of games from various perspectives to the broader public.”
“I tried to use pop and bright colours to create a fresh and vibrant feel. Communicating and connecting with people through games has become a part of our lives. I had an idea to express that feeling in my work, but it wasn’t easy to show these connections in illustration. It was fun to play with the makeup motifs, which I took inspiration from creating the character in the game,” Kukka said in a press release.
So far more than 465 exhibitors will be participating at Tokyo Game Show 2022 with a majority of them from Japan and more than 160 heading to the event from overseas. Alongside that, a record 583 titles have been submitted as a part of the event’s “Indie Game Selection Exhibit” which, if selected, lets developers show off their games to the event’s general public for free — 81 games were selected. As far as major game companies, all three major console platforms — PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo will be at the event alongside third-party publishers from Japan and the world which are listed below.
- 505 Games
- Bandai Namco Entertainment
- DANGEN Entertainment
- Freedom Games
- Kojima Productions
- SEGA / ATLUS
- Sony Interactive Entertainment
- Square Enix
- THQ Nordic
Tokyo Game Show 2022 is set to run from September 15th through the 18th at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan which is being presented in a hybrid online and physical event. The first two days of the event will open up first to business guests, on the last two days, Tokyo Game Show will open up to the public.