Tokyo Game Show 2017: Come for the games, stay for the cosplay

Japan’s largest annual gaming event is here! If you're a gamer in Tokyo this weekend, head on over to Chiba's Makuhari Messe Convention Center to experience "Reality Unlocked." Last year's event featured plenty of VR tech, but this year they're taking things up a notch with some impressive new titles and even more demo spaces to try out the future out firsthand.
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Almost all the major game companies have booths set up (Nintendo being the notable exception), but the best one by far is Sony's gargantuan PlayStation experience center in Hall 5, with dedicated sections featuring upcoming titles such as Gran Turismo Sport, Call of Duty: WWII and Detroit: Become Human. 

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That’s not to say the others aren’t great – other awesome booths you shouldn’t miss are Capcom’s Monster Hunter World booth with its life-sized dragon display and the Biohazard 7: Gold Edition booth's shooting range where you can try out some weapons from the game. As always, lines to try out these demos are long, so we recommend coming at least an hour before the doors open to be one of the first people through. 

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Of course, besides the announcements, previews and demos of some of the year's most anticipated games, one of the other biggest draws of the show is the cosplay! Look out for the Cosplay Collection Night special event on Saturday at 18:30 (special tickets required, click here for more details) to see some of your favorite game characters brought to life.

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There’s plenty of exciting things to see and do at this year’s Tokyo Game Show, but if you can’t make it this time around, don’t worry – you can still follow the event through a whole slew of official live streams. Click here for the full schedule.

We’ll also be streaming live from the floor on Saturday from 12:30 (Japan Standard Time), so be sure to follow us on Facebook. Game on! 

The Details

Public days: September 23 (Saturday) - 24 (Sunday), 2017 
Time: 10:00-17:00 

Tickets (Adults):
Advance purchase: 1,000JPY 
At the door: 1,200JPY 

Cheat code: Buy your ticket in advance from the TGS website or a convenience store to save 200 yen and avoid the long queue for tickets at the gate.


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