NieR Replicant, Microsoft Flight Simulator’s Japan World update, and much more.
Biggest Tokyo Game Show 2020 Announcements
NieR: Replicant Ver. 1.22474487139 Coming West in April 2021
NieR: Replicant, Ver 1.22474487139, an upgraded version of the 2010 Japanese RPG, will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam on April 23, 2021.
TGS 2020 also featured a new look at the game’s gameplay, showing off combat and exploration in the game’s updated world.
Resident Evil Village: Capcom ‘Looking Into’ Xbox One and PS4 Release Alongside Next-Gen
While Capcom isn’t making any commitments, it did mention that “While Resident Evil Village is being developed specifically for next-generation consoles and PC, we’re looking into delivering the experience on Xbox One and PS4 as well. We’re looking into it, but we can’t make any promises. However, we will do our best in creating a top-tier survival horror experience on current generation consoles.”
Resident Evil Village Will Focus More on Exploration than Resident Evil 7
Capcom confirmed at TGS 2020 that Resident Evil Village will feature more exploration than Resident Evil 7, as it wants players to “experiment, to figure out what works for them.”
Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory Getting Playable Demo
Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory will be getting a playable demo in mid-October, ahead of its release on November 13, 2020.
NieR Re[in]carnation Gets a Western Release Announcement
NieR Re[in]carnation, a 3D and 2D mobile game spin-off title, will be released in Europe and North America. While we weren’t given a date, it was promised that further information will come at a later date via the game’s official English Twitter and Facebook channels.
Latest Fault Visual Novel Game Gets a Gorgeous New Trailer, Previous Game Also Announced for Switch
Alice in Dissonance’s newest visual novel, fault – milestone two side: below, received a new trailer at TGS 2020, and is expected to release on Steam in 2020. It was also announced for Switch and PS4 without an estimated release window.
Xbox Series S Price Already Reduced in Japan
Microsoft has already reduced the price of the yet-to-be released Xbox Series S by about $28 USD in Japan. No reason was given, but the PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition prices were announced after the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S prices in Japan, so this could be in response to that.
Microsoft Flight Simulator to Add Japan World Update Next Week
Microsoft Flight Simulator will get a Japan World Update, and all users will be able to download it for free on September 29, 2020. This update will enhance the game’s coverage of Japan thanks to digital elevation mapping of the entire country.
The Medium: Exclusive New Trailer Introduces Key Characters
IGN was proud to exclusively reveal a new trailer for The Medium, which revealed more about the upcoming next-gen horror game’s story, and helps introduce two of its key characters, the mysterious Sadness, and Troy Baker’s antagonist, The Maw.
New GigaBash Character Pays Tribute to Japanese Hero Series
GigaBash, the B-movie styled 4-player arena brawler in which giant kaiju, monsters, and ranger heroes battle it out for supremacy, revealed a new character, Gigaman and IGN exclusively presented a 17-minute gameplay video showing the game in action.
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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.
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