Tokyo Game Show 2012, Japan's largest game event, opens to the public at Makuhari Messe on September 22nd.
Over 200 companies and organizations will be present at this year's show, themed 'Spreading smiles through games'. Each company will show their newest titles, whether for home consoles, handhelds, mobile platforms, or online gaming. A total of 1,043 different games will be on display.
Let's take a look at what was on display during the business days, focusing on Namco Bandai Games's Gundam titles!
This will give you an idea of what to look for if you attend this weekend.
The public is welcome on September 22nd and 23rd. Tickets are ¥1,000 in advance or ¥1,200 at the door. Children 6th grade and under are admitted free.
The massive stage which first catches your eye will host a range of live events.
There's also a huge monitor showing everything from SD Gundam G Generation Over World, due out on the 27th, to the just-announced Gundam Breaker for PS3 and PS Vita.
The booth features playable demo stations for the newest titles, and players of Gundam social games can try their luck at drawing special rare items.
Codes from the draw are usable in five different games: Gundam Royale, Gundam Card Collection, SD Gundam Operations, Gundam Area Wars, and Gundam Online!
You can also watch the events live on Bandai Namco Live TV!
See the newest titles live on the main stage, or hear from MCs and guests in the sub-studio. Can't make it to Makuhari? Tune in instead!
Watch from the Namco Bandai Games
Tokyo Game Show 2012 special site!
There are also flyers for the Char-phone Gundam.info newsletter promotion.
If you haven't tried it out, now's the perfect chance to see how much of a 'spoiled brat' Char thinks you are!
The vendor's area had a range of exclusive and available-in-advance items.
Cospa's Gundam goods lineup included early availability of their new patches.
Attendees also get to vote for their favorite announced or presented unreleased title the Future category of the Japan Game Awards.
Voting continues until the 22nd, with results on the 23rd. Join in and make your voice heard!
You can also visit a variety of booths, see and play the newest games, watch trailers, pick up swag, and more.
Enjoy Tokyo Game Show 2012 at Makuhari Messe this weekend!
Tokyo Game Show 2012
[Dates] 9/20-21, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (industry)
9/22-23, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (public)
※ Admission closes at 4:00.
※ Extended hours available for certain ticket types.
[Venue] Makuhari Messe Halls 1-8
[Admission] Standard: ¥1,200 at the gates or ¥1,000 in advance, with elementary school students and younger admitted free.
TGS Supporters' Club: ¥3,000 in advance