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Tokyo Game Show 2021: Dates, Times, Schedule, Games, Livestream and Everything You Need To Know

Tokyo Game Show is back once again for 2021. Following on from E3, Summer Games Fest and Gamescom, TGS marks the next big event in the industry calendar, with prominent publishers all scheduled to attend.

Starting later this month, if you're looking to find out more about this year's TGS, here's everything we know:

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Tokyo Game Show 2021 - Latest News

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Xbox Formally Confirms Tokyo Game Show 2021 Stream On September 30th - September 15th, 2021

While previously confirmed to be attending by TGS directly, Microsoft's since laid out their plans directly, and you can read more here.

Square Enix Presents Returns At Tokyo Game Show On October 1st - September 10th, 2021

Square Enix has become the latest publisher to confirm their event plans. Announced in a new press release, their previous Square Enix Presents online broadcasts are returning once more on October 1st.

TGS 2021 Announces Full Publisher Line-Up - September 1st, 2021

Tokyo Game Show will feature over 44 different presentations, according to the latest schedule. Featuring showcases from big names like Microsoft, Konami, Capcom and SEGA, you can find details further below.

Tokyo Game Show 2021 - Confirmed Publishers/Partners

As confirmed via their list of exhibition partners, here's some of the more notable ones we know will be attending TGS 2021:

  • Bandai Namco
  • Bloober
  • D3 Publisher
  • DeNA
  • Dimps
  • Eastasiasoft
  • GungHo Online Entertainment
  • Kadokawa
  • Koch Media
  • Koei Tecmo
  • Konami
  • Level-5
  • Microsoft
  • MyDearest
  • Nintendo
  • Playism
  • SEGA/Atlus
  • SNK
  • Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Survios
  • Square Enix
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Tokyo Game Show 2021 - Schedule

We're getting details about each publisher's schedule, and there's 44 presentations in total. You can find the full list here and here's the key ones to look out for:

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Tokyo Game Show 2021 - Confirmed Games

While we've heard about a lot of publishers attending TGS 2021, we've not had solid confirmation about many specific games. However, here's what we do know will be present.

  • Back 4 Blood
  • Blue Reflection: Second Light
  • Dynasty Warriors 9: Empires
  • Genshin Impact
  • King of Fighters XV
  • Lost Judgment
  • NOBUNAGA'S AMBITION: Shinsei
  • Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis
  • Sega NET Mahjong MJ
  • Shin Megami Tensei V
  • Sonic Colors: Ultimate
  • Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! MASTER DUEL
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Tokyo Game Show 2021 - Where To Watch

As an online-only event, it's likely you'll find streams through the Tokyo Game Show YouTube channel. However, each publisher may have their own streams going through official YouTube and Twitch channels - SEGA/Atlus being one example - so we'll have to wait on further information for those.

Tokyo Game Show 2021 - VR Edition

As part of TGS' broadcasting plans, they've announced plans to bring us a VR version, available natively through Oculus Quest and PC, which can be accessed with or without a headset. You can find the required PC specs and internet requirements in the link, and speaking further, the website tells us:

With this idea, we are taking on the challenge of building the game show of the future. This is what TGSVR is about. The first-ever game show in VR. It’s a grand experiment.

You can see that in action below, around the 20 minute mark:

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As for who's joining in with this, TGS VR lists these exhibitors: eSports high TV, KADOKAWA, Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san VR Project, Ministry of the Environment, GungHo Online Entertainment, KOEI TECMO GAMES, Konami Digital Entertainment, Survios, Square Enix, SEGA, WFS, DeNA, D_CIDE TRAUMEREI, VARK, Bandai Namco, MyDearest, LEVEL-5