Virtual Reality is taking centre stage at this year's Tokyo Game Show
! Odigo got first dibs of the latest games before the public event this weekend (PS: you can get get same-day tickets here
!). Here's a peek at what you can expect.
The theme for this year is "Press Start to Play the Future" — Photo by Julie Fader
Day one of the 2016 Tokyo Game Show at Makuhari Messe in Chiba — Photo by Julie Fader
Slated for an October release, Sony has plenty of PS4 and VR demos. The Playstation VR
headset is supported by both the PS4 and PS4 Pro, although fans should note that PS4 games need to be at 60 fps to support a VR headset (might be a tall order with the current specs). On a happier note, Call of Duty fans --- it's available on PS VR!
Industry experts and members of the press testing out upcoming games — Photo by Julie Fader
Sony has plenty of PlayStation VR demo stations — Photo by Julie Fader
Limited Deluxe Edition Final Fantasy XV PS4 Bundle in all its glory — Photo by Julie Fader
Rez Infinite game designer Tetsuya Mizuguchi demonstrated his new "Synesthesia Suit
" created in collaboration with Rhizomatiks Architecture and Keio Media Design. The suit creates vibrations throughout the body, providing the player with real-time sensory feedback based on their actions.
Tetsuya Mizuguchi on the PlayStation scene demonstrating the "Synesthesia Suit" for his game Rez Infinite — Photo by Julie Fader
Game designer Tetsuya Mizuguchi demonstrates the "Synesthesia Suit" — Photo by Julie Fader
A gamer tests out the new "Synesthesia Suit" — Photo by Julie Fader
For those in need of a little intimacy, head over to the Romance Simulation Game Area. Visitors can try a range of hands-on experiences from VR to live human beings. Fantasy, meet Reality.
A fan gets up close and personal with a character from the romance app Samurai Love Ballad — Photo by Julie Fader
Show-goers eagerly awaiting their romantic VR experience — Photo by Julie Fader
Of course, we couldn't resist checking out Capcom
's latest games and weren't disappointed with Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
, due for release in January 2017. They may still be figuring out precision control, as the game's slated for VR release. (By the way, in case you hadn't heard, PlayStation 4 version includes full PlayStation VR support.) Make sure you check out the Resident Evil inspired shooting range that Capcom is hosting in collaboration with Tokyo Marui, an airsoft gun manufacturer that produces the Automatic Electric Gun.
A shooting range collaboration between Resident Evil 7: Biohazard and Tokyo Marui — Julie Fader
Japanese Visual kei band L'Arc-en-Ciel collaborated with Resident Evil on a VR music video — Julie Fader
Since the game show's trade day limits entrant numbers, we didn't have to wait too long to try out the Final Fantasy XV demo stations, but be prepared this weekend for the crowds. Square Enix has slated the game's release for November 29. World of Final Fantasy is coming out October 27, 2016.
Kingdom Hearts III poster teases while Square Enix fans line up to demo games — Julie Fader
Gamers testing out Final Fantasy XV — Photo by Julie Fader
Otaku fans, this isn't an anime convention, but you'll still find plenty of great cosplays.
Cosplay girls!! — Photo by Julie Fader
Unique displays at the Tokyo Game Show — Photo by Julie Fader
A gamer testing out a VR set up for the popular anime show Plastic Memories — Photo by Julie Fader
Info on Tokyo Game Show
Dates: 15th Sep–18th Sep, 2016
Times: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Advance sales: ¥1,000
On the door: ¥1,200
Game on and level up with this trip in Akihabara!