Xbox Digital Broadcast at Tokyo Game Show 2023: Every Announcement and Game Reveal

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Xbox is back at Tokyo Game Show, and players were at the center of our just-concluded our Xbox Digital Broadcast. The Showcase featured new gameplay, news, and reveals for Japanese and Japan-inspired games coming to your Xbox console and PC, and appearances from Head of Xbox Phil Spencer and Head of Xbox Creator Experience Sarah Bond.

“Japan will always have a special place in my heart for pioneering innovative ways to play, from the Game Boy, to PSP, to the Switch”, said Phil Spencer in his opening address, and the show certainly brought that pioneering spirit to the fore. From the gameplay reveal of Hotel Barcelona – a landmark collaboration between game design legends Swery65 and Suda51 – to an announcement of a Day One Game Pass release for Like a Dragon: The Man Who Erased His Name, our show included some of Japanese development’s biggest, most important names.

The broadcast also revealed some of the latest content being built by Japanese creators for Xbox. Square Enix announced Octopath Traveler II on Xbox, and we showed off the latest on upcoming titles like Palworld, Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes, and more. And for racing fans, we were able to show off the new, Japan-set Hakone track and more for the upcoming Forza Motorsport.

Read on to learn about every single game included in the show:

Titles from Xbox Game Studios and Bethesda

Forza Motorsport

Fresh from its hands-on previews, the upcoming Forza Motorsport gave us a closer look at its gorgeous Japanese Hakone track, with beautiful cherry blossom trees masking a tricky turnpike – and driving on that track was one of the cars available in the game, a 2020 Toyota GR Supra. Forza Motorsport will be released for Xbox Series X|S (with Xbox Game Pass), Windows PC (with PC Game Pass) and Steam on October 10, with early access players getting access from October 5. Buying the game will also offer you the 2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray in your garage inside Forza Horizon 5.

Fallout 76: Atlantic City

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Fallout 76 Art Director Jonathan Rush made an appearance to introduce Atlantic City, a brand new location coming to the game on December 5. “Since we announced Atlantic City at the Xbox Showcase last June, we’ve upped the ante with so much great content that we’re splitting it into two releases, said Rush. “Atlantic City has stacked the deck with new content including new locations, new factions, new creatures, new missions, and new rewards. Plus, a flush casino where our Wastelanders can test their luck.” Steam players who already own the game can join the fun early, with Atlantic City available on the Public Test Server from October 3.

The Elder Scrolls Online

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ZeniMax Online Studios is excited to share that The Elder Scrolls Online will launch in Japan on Xbox consoles, along with full localization in Japanese on November 15, 2023. During the segment, ESO Creative Director Rich Lambert also highlighted the new content recently released in the Necrom Chapter, which console players will be able to play locally this November.

Games from Our Partners

Ace Attorney

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The Ace Attorney series is one of the most beloved visual novel series of all time, and the original Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy is now coming to Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass on September 26. And that’s not all! Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy – comprising three more games featuring a new protagonist – will also arrive for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Windows PC in early 2024.

Altheia: The Wrath of Aferi

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This new action-adventure odyssey was created by two brothers, and showed off never-before-seen gameplay. We got a good look at its characters – the warrior Lili and mysterious monk Sadi – puzzles, and combat, all set within mysterious and dangerous ruined temples inspired by the work of Hayao Miyazaki and Mamoru Hosoda. Both combat and puzzling are created with the two characters in mind, asking you to use both of their powers’ to proceed. Altheia: The Wrath of Aferi is coming soon for Xbox and Windows PC.

Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes

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This spiritual successor to the beloved Suikoden series will arrive on Xbox consoles (with Xbox Game Pass) on April 23, 2024 – and pre-orders are now live. A new trailer gave us a look at its incredible mix of pixel art and 3D visuals, multi-hero turn-based combat, and a story told on a truly epic scale.

Exoprimal

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Capcom’s madcap dinosaur-slaying online multiplayer game gave us a taste of what’s to come in Season 2. A new trailer showed off the new Ocean Platform map, the new ‘Escape’ final mission, new Drone and Edge Strike rigs, some truly outlandish new costumes, and more. We also got a look at the game’s much-anticipated crossover with Street Fighter 6, with Exosuit skins and animations based on Ryu, Guile, and Chun-Li. Exoprimal Season 2 will arrive on October 18.

Hotel Barcelona

Hotel Barcelona is the long-awaited collaboration between game design legends Swery65 and Suda51, and our Xbox Digital Broadcast brought us a never-before-seen gameplay trailer from the self-styled “2.5D slasher film parodic action” game. Drawing influences from across horror’s history, you’ll be pitted against everything from alien entities to AI-enhanced sharks, all while stuck in an endless time loop filled with serial killers – and only your deceased past selves to help you.

Both Swery and Suda appeared in the show to discuss the game. Swery discussed the game’s unusual beginnings – with Suda asking him to announce a collaboration on the fly, with no prior discussion – and his inspirations from Stanley Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’.  Suda explained that he and Swery worked on the initial concept together – “Then, all of a sudden, Swery completed tons of work on the development, and Hotel Barcelona materialized. Most of the time, when someone does lip service like that, the project never materializes… But Swery made this project a reality in order to deliver something to the fans.”

Make sure to watch the show to learn much more about this truly unique collaboration, and make sure to check out our own interview with Swery! Hotel Barcelona comes to Xbox Series X|S in 2024.

Infinity Strash: Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai

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Infinity Strash is a new Dragon Quest adventure inspired by the popular manga and anime series, and we saw a new story trailer that introduced many of its characters. Infinity Strash: Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai comes to Xbox Series X|S and Windows PC on September 28.

Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name and Like a Dragon: Ishin!

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Head of Ryu Ga Gotoku, Masayoshi Yokoyama made a special appearance with some exciting news – Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name and Like a Dragon: Ishin! will be joining Xbox Game Pass, with the former joining on its day of release. 

Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name tells the story of the once legendary yakuza, Kazuma Kiryu, a man who faked his own death and abandoned his name for the sake of protecting his family. Under the codename “Joryu”, Kiryu embarks on a gripping action narrative with bone-shattering combat that sets the stage for the next instalment of the series, Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth, launching January 26, 2024. Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name will come to Xbox Game Pass on release day, November 9.

Like a Dragon: Ishin! is a Samurai epic that launched on Xbox earlier this year. Take up the sword of Sakamoto Ryoma and explore feudal Japan to find your father’s killer, clear yourself of a framed murder, and restore your honor. It will arrive for Xbox Game Pass this year.

Mineko’s Night Market

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This adorable social simulation is coming to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Windows PC (with Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass) on October 26. New gameplay showed off how the game will allow you to scavenge for materials, craft them, and sell them at your market stall – all while building relationships with the characters around you.

My Lovely Empress

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The third in the My Lovely series (following My Lovely Daughter and My Lovely Wife), My Lovely Empress is a new outing for small Indonesian studio, GameChanger Studio. Each game in the series is a management sim that explores the darker impulses in human relationships, and this new entry pushes that to a new level of scale. Playing as the emperor of the Crimson Kingdom, you’ll need to balance the needs of your subjects with your more personal quest to either resurrect your own deceased empress, or a new relationship with the leaders of neighboring kingdoms. My Lovely Empress will come to Xbox consoles and Windows PC in 2024.

Octopath Traveler II

Xbox’s Sarah Bond appeared on stage to help introduce the upcoming Xbox release of Square Enix’s Octopath Traveler II. Sarah revealed that, in the last five years, Xbox has more than doubled the number of Japanese games released on our platforms, and introduced a special message from Square Enix Vice President of Creative Business Unit II, Yu Miyake. Miyake announced that its beautiful HD-2D RPG, Octopath Traveler II will arrive on Xbox platforms in early 2024. 

Palworld

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This monster-collecting RPG got a new gameplay trailer during the show, showing off new monsters, character customization, multiplayer, base building, crafting, weapons, faction leaders, and more in its gorgeous 3D world. Palworld will arrive for Xbox and Windows in 2024.

Party Animals

Party Animals, the raucous co-op-competitive brawler from Recreate Games announced a partnership with the Ori series (Ori and The Blind Forest, Ori and the Will of the Wisps), which will bring playable versions of both Ori and their adoptive mother Naru to the game.

Persona 3 Reload

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Ahead of this epic remake’s release on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and Windows PC (with Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass) on February 2, 2024, producer Ryota Niitsuma introduced the game and revealed a brand-new skill that is original to Persona 3 Reload. Theurgy is a flashy, ultimate attack that Niitsuma calls “a trump card for your battles” – meaning there is plenty that’s new and exciting for past players and newcomers alike.

Persona 5 Tactica

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The upcoming turn-based tactical take on the critically acclaimed Persona 5 showed off new gameplay, and revealed its new Quest system. Producer Atsushi Nomura explained that Quests are special stages – set aside from the main story – that come with unique clear conditions, but offer sizeable rewards. Taking on a Quest might mean having to beat an enemy in a single turn, or puzzle-style levels involving manoeuvring bombs around a stage – but in return you can earn entirely new personas to use, or high-level skills. Persona 5 Tactica will be released for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Windows PC (with Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass) on November 17, 2023.

PUBG Battlegrounds

In a new trailer, we got a tease of some curious developments to PUBG Battlegrounds’ Erangel map coming this October. The trailer promises more dynamic and mysterious gameplay – and we got a quick look at a hidden, subterranean doorway opening before the teaser ended. Make sure to stay tuned for more details.

Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty – Conqueror of Jiangdong

Arriving on September 27, Conqueror of Jiangdong is the second of three DLC expansions coming to Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty. A new trailer teased its action-packed storyline, and also gave us a glimpse of new weapon types, enemies, and bosses. We also learned that a crossover with Lies of P will bring 2 new weapons to Wo Long on September 27 as well.

News Article Courtesy Of Joe Skrebels, Xbox Wire Editor-in-Chief »