Top Eight Highlights from Tokyo Game Show 2011
Luckily for you, however, every major announcement regarding Tokyo Game Show 2011 can me summarized right here, without the need to drudge through the heat, long lines, and con funk that accompanied the event.
Two New PlayStation 3 Colors Will Be Heading to Japan
PlayStation Vita Announcements Galore
The hot ticket this year was definitely Sony's successor to the PSP, the PlayStation Vita. With lines that took hours to get through, fans and press in the thousands were eagerly waiting to get their sweaty hands on what can soon be the hottest new handheld on the video gaming market. Some major announcements were made regarding the upcoming portable.
Sony finally announced a launch date for the system. Although Americans and the rest of the world will not be able to get the system until 2012, Japanese gamers do not have to wait much longer. The system will launch on December 17th, and pre-orders will begin on October 15th. Japanese gamers will have a couple of options when choosing a system. For the 3G-equipped model, MSRP is ¥29,980 (roughly $389.80 USD). For the Wi-Fi only model, it'll be ¥24,980 (roughly $324.80 USD).
Physical Copies of PS Vita Games Finally Shown
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PlayStation Vita Augmented Reality Demonstrated
He also demonstrated "wide AR," in which a table filled with AR cards and markers were used. The demonstration suggests that the PS Vita will come packaged with a handful of AR-ready applications, possibly more than that of what was included with the Nintendo 3DS system.
A Handful of PS Vita Games Announced...On Accident!
Ys: Celceta, Sea of Trees
Lord of Apocalypse, a sequel to Lord of Arcana
Ninja Gaiden: Sigma
Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3
DJ Max Technika
Browser 3 Kingdom
God Eater 2
Sawari Makuru (translates to "Touching Lots." Don't get any weird ideas!)
Super Stardust Delta
Reality Fighter 0
Zone of the Enders HD Edition
Metal Gear Solid HD Edition
Super Robot Taisen Series
Shin Megami Tensei Series
Tales of Innocence R
Also announced was a remake of Square-Enix's PlayStation 2 RPG, Final Fantasy X. A similar remake will also be released for the PlayStation 3.