While Kojima Productions doesn't have a game demo booth at this year's Tokyo Game Show, it does have a merchandise booth. You can buy Kojima Productions branded T-shirts, key chains, logo figures and more. The studio sure is good at churning out merch.
In 2014, Yokai Watch's popularity exploded in Japan. The 3DS game and its anime became a nationwide phenomenon, with kids singing the theme song (and doing its catchy dance) and begging their parents to buy them Yokai Watch toys.
One of the biggest booths at this year's Tokyo Game Show is for Ninjala, a multiplayer action game for Nintendo Switch. The character design and the colour palette are reminiscent of Splatoon, but I wondered if that's where the similarities end.
Sony are kicking off Tokyo Game Show again this year with their "PlayStation Lineup Tour", which is shorthand for their pre-TGS conference. And given that their Tokyo conferences are a bit weirder than the usual E3 fare, it's worth tuning in.