Made in Japan
Eastern games were out in force at TGS
Psycho-Pass is a hugely popular anime series by Ghost In The Shell animators Production IG, centered on a Minority Report- style agency that monitors potential crimes and dispatches armed agents to prevent them from happening.
This Xbox One-exclusive visual novel (think interactive, digital comic) hits Japan in autumn 2015. The TGS demo featured neat Kinect hand gestures, and facial recognition will feature, too. Using SmartGlass, characters will even call your tablet or smartphone to pass on private information or to have you give fingerprint ID.
The team’s is still figuring out how to best implement the iconic Dominator guns – they only shoot once they determine a target’s threat – but whatever happens, the game is looking interesting. And since the anime has hit the UK, a local release is not impossible.
Best of the rest
Chaos; Child is another Xbox One-exclusive visual novel from the team behind Psycho-Pass, and is the fourth game in the Science Adventure series that includes Steins; Gate and Robotics; Notes. Sounds; great.
The game is set six years after the first game in the series, Chaos; Head. In 2015, a student who writes for the college newspaper is investigating two seemingly unconnected sudden deaths of men who were streaming videos online when they snuffed it, and he discovers a link to the New Generation Madness deaths of the first game. It seems there’s one more death to come.
The lengthy demo available now in Japan shows gorgeous artwork and lots of lovely gruesomeness, and the game comes out over there on 18 December. There’s no word on an English version, though. Other top Japanese games for Xbox One at TGS included The Evil Within, which in Japan has the super-cool name Psycho Break; Resident Evil Revelations 2, which returns to the series’ horror roots and will be sold in episodic form with a cool couch-play co-op mode;
Off the ch arts Koei Tecmo’s Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires and Bladestorm: Nightmare, both due early next Some maps have built-year and offering hack ’n’ slash strategy warfare, set in feudal China and feudal Europe in rewards – a tagging respectively; Puyo Puyo Tetris, a puzzle mash-up that system works brilliantly; on Riot and highlights Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, an action-heavy PSP upgrade that will serve as a taster for FFXV.