Tokyo Game Show Day One: Touchy Assassin's Creed, Social Metal Gear Solid

Kotaku swarmed the first day of the 2012 Tokyo Game Show, gleefully carrying off the latest news, previews and rumours from the show floor. Here's a handy roundup so you aren't overwhelmed.

Might the West Actually Give a Damn About Monster Hunter 4?

I doubt it. But bless Capcom and Nintendo for trying. Here's the TGS trailer for the upcoming monster battler, which is coming out for the 3DS. More »

Dante is Still Punching Bill O'Reilly in the Face

We first saw this back at GamesCom, but here in these new screens for Capcom's upcoming DMC, we get to see Dante once again playing some chin music for a conservative news pundit who is totally not Fox's Bill O'Reilly. More »

Can Someone Tell Us What’s Going On In This Professor Layton Vs. Ace Attorney Trailer?

I know roughly about 50 words of Japanese, so when I watched this cool (I’m presuming) trailer for Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney trailer, I was a little bit confused, but also happy. Does anyone have any idea what’s going on. More »

Kingdom Hearts Is Getting Remixed in HD for the PS3 [Update]

Square Enix is bringing the first Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories, and Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days to the PS3 in HD as part of a new KH compilation called Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX. More »

Ace Attorney 5's New Trailer Makes Phoenix Wright Look Even Cooler

You'd expect the first 3D Phoenix Wright/Ace Attorney game to look in motion.

And whaddya know, it does. Tastefully done, Capcom, you've done a great job maintaining the art style of the DS games while spicing things up a little for the 3D-capable hardware. More »

Final Fantasy XIV's TGS Trailer Both Dazzles and Bores

Bombastic cinematic sequences mixed with a few too many shots of characters running awkwardly through empty fields...this can only be a trailer for the once-fundamentally-broken Final Fantasy XIV. More »

Okami HD's Still Looking Colourful as a Vomiting Rainbow

You know, as nice as it'll be having this in "HD", the more I think about it, the more I don't understand why this isn't a Vita game. Because of the brushes, man. More »

The Soundtrack to the New Devil May Cry, Compressed Into a Single Trailer

If I had to pick the kind of music that the new, younger Dante would listen to in Ninja Theory's Devil May Cry reboot, it would... yeah, it would be pretty much this. More »

Tekken's Mushroom Battle Mode Gives Tekken a 1-Up

Namco's Tekken series is making the leap to the Wii U. The fighting game favourite is one of the first big games slotted for the console. But does it pack enough punch on the Wii U? More »

Gameplay Footage of Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney

Fresh from the TGS showroom floor, here's some gameplay footage of upcoming 3DS title Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney. More »

I Had No Objections to My Time With Ace Attorney 5

Today at the Tokyo Game Show Kotaku was able to experience 15 minutes of tense courtroom drama with the first playable demo of Ace Attorney 5. More »

In Monster Hunter 4, You Control Insect Minions

A demo of Capcom's Monster Hunter 4 on the 3DS was up for play at the Tokyo Game Show, and here's how the 15-minute gameplay was. They provided me with 3 different quests with a ranging difficulty of easy, medium and hard, and a premade set of armour for each of the special weapons in-game. More »

Professor Layton VS Ace Attorney Plays Like Two Different Games

Announced last year, Professor Layton VS Ace Attorney is a Level-5 and Capcom crossover between the two logic-based series. Kotaku was on-hand today at the Tokyo Game Show to try the first playable demo of this highly anticipated game. More »

The Brand New Metal Gear Solid Rising Revengeance Trailer (And Its Sexy New Bad Guys)

At Tokyo Game Show 2012, Hideo Kojima revealed the latest trailer for Metal Gear Solid Rising Revengeance. In the new trailer, 3 new enemy bosses are revealed. More »

Mega Man Fans, You Might Not Want to Watch This

Mega Man fans, if this doesn't show you how little Capcom now thinks of its once-great franchise, you aren't just living in Denial, you're the town mayor. More »

The Last Guardian Still Lives, Promises Sony Developer

Noticeably absent from Sony's press event yesterday was The Last Guardian. The game was first announced in 2009. Since then, fans have been waiting for the finished title to emerge. More »

That City Building Assassin's Creed Spin Off Is Actually Fun

Assassin's Creed Utopia for iOS is a new take on the world of Assassin's Creed. As previously mentioned, you build a 17th century colony and watch it develop right up to the American Revolution. More »

In Soul Sacrifice, You Kill, Help, or Troll Your Friends

As the game title itself emphasises, moral choices regarding sacrifice is Soul Sacrifice. Magic is not cast with spells or mana, but with sacrifices. You have two sets of three different kinds of magic that are constantly available to you to fight with, but every time you cast it, you must make an... More »

Rez's Creator Has Left Games Development 'For Now'

Sad news for fans of games like Rez, Lumines and Space Channel: Q Entertainment's Tetsuya Mizuguchi (pictured) has stepped away from active game development. More »

Checking Out The New Metal Gear Made for Social Butterflies

With Metal Gear Social Ops, Metal Gear is returning to smartphones! This time the game is a tap-based card game in which you sneak from point A to point B, pulling off "Stealth Chains" as you go. More »

Hideo Kojima Might Work on the Metal Gear Movie Script

In late August, a new Metal Gear Solid movie was announced. This wasn't the first Metal Gear project Hollywood had seen: back in 2008, there was another MGS film that never got off the ground. More »


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