Tokyo Game Show 2023 was rather eventful this year. With many great titles shown, as well as many other titles announced. These announcements not only served to excite the community at large. But it also gave them a sneak peek at what is to come down the pipeline soon. This is great, as it not only increases interest in many of these titles. But also gives players a tantalizing look into the future. That said, enjoy Tokyo Game Show 2023: 5 Best Announcements.
5. Forza Motorsport's Hakone Track
Starting off today's list of fantastic announcements that were made at Tokyo Game Show 2023. Here we have Forza Motorsport's Hakone track. The track, which is fictional, is heavily based on Japanese themes. It is also one of the five new tracks that Forza Motorsport will be releasing. This is great, as it not only gives the game a chance to showcase some gorgeous scenery. But its announcement is also a big deal for many Forza fans. Forza Motorsport also announced a more American-themed track as well, dubbed Lime Rock Park.
These tracks, while being in stark contrast to one another visually, both do a great job of showcasing what is possible in Forza Motorsport. Simply put, the environments displayed in these tracks appear phenomenal. And that is to say nothing of the technology and graphical fidelity that is presented in both the vehicles themselves, as well as the tracks' surrounding scenery. Hakone Circuit, from what we can see seems to be much more curvy than its American counterpart. All in all, this was certainly one of the best announcements from the Tokyo Game Show 2023.
4. Elder Scrolls Online Localization
Switching gears quite a bit with our next entry. Here we will cover the Elder Scrolls Online news. Announced at Tokyo Game Show 2023, the Japanese localization of Elder Scrolls Online seeks to bring the MMORPG to a new audience. This is quite a shocking move, as it appears that Xbox is attempting to vie for the Japanese market with this decision. In addition to this base announcement, we also received word of when this localization will be made available. The date for which is November 15, 2023, which is not too far away.
This is wonderful, as it opens up the world of Tamriel to another audience, and lets them experience the many great Elder Scrolls Online moments. In addition to this, the developers at ZeniMax Studios also announced DLC for Fallout 76. Both of these announcements are great for their respective franchise, especially in consideration of the Japanese audience. All around, this announcement brought two spectacular titles to a new audience. All of which makes it one of the best announcements made at the Tokyo Game Show 2023.
3. Monster Hunter Now's AR Technology
Changing things up with our next entry, here we have the new addition of AR technology into Monster Hunter Now. Monster Hunter Now, for those unaware, is a mobile Monster Hunter game akin to titles such as Pokemon GO. In the game, players are able to battle monsters and harvest them to make armor and weapons. This serves to be an effective gameplay loop and one that is sure to entertain players for quite some time. The announcement of AR technology also makes its debut in a unique way. As with players at the event were able to demo the concept.
This is great, as it not only allows players to get hands-on with the game. But it also does a great job of marketing the game as a whole. For those unaware, this function will allow players to take pictures of the creatures as they hunt them. This is sure to not only add to the replayability of the game but also give players a great way to brag about their hunts. In conclusion, Monster Hunter Now‘s AR technology is one of the best announcements from the Tokyo Game Show 2023.
2. Octopath Traveler 2 Comes To Xbox
Staying somewhat in the same vein for our next entry, here we have Octopath Traveler 2‘s announcement for Xbox consoles. This is an announcement, which for JRPG fans, cannot have come at a better time. Players since the game's release, have been clamoring for the title to come to Xbox consoles, and it appears that this long-awaited event finally came true. The way in which this was announced was also stellar, as it came alongside an announcement that Like A Dragon: Gaiden along with Octopath Traveler 2 will be coming to Xbox Game Pass.
This is wonderful news for players who wish to play both games for a single fee. However, even with all of this excitement, it would appear that Octopath Traveler 2 fans will have to wait till early 2024 for their title to be on Xbox Game Pass. Like A Dragon: Gaiden, however, did receive a date on which it will be coming to the service, that being November 9th, 2023. To close, both of these announcements are great news for Xbox fans, and this was one of the best announcements at the Tokyo Game Show 2023.
1. Dragon's Dogma 2 Announcement
Rounding out our list of the best announcements from Tokyo Game Show 2023, here we have the Dragon's Dogma 2 announcement. Somewhat overshadowing many of the other great announcements that were made at the event, was the bombastic gameplay trailer which left many fans in awe. In the trailer, players get a real taste of what to expect from the game, and needless to say, jaws were on the floor. This is not only due to the stunning visuals and performance of the game but also its combat. In addition, there is plenty of information that can be gleaned from the trailer.
In the trailer, we are able to see how both magic and regular combat work in the game. Adding to this, the trailer also shows off questing and quite a few other game mechanics. This serves not only to whet the appetites of fans but also to make a great impression on those not familiar with Dragon's Dogma 2. Players were able to get a sneak peek at the four starting classes as well, which is great. In short, the Dragon Dogma 2 announcement is without a doubt, one of the best announcements from Tokyo Game Show 2023.
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