Tokyo Game Show 2019 Highlights

Just two days after a typhoon ripped through the area, game developers, distributors, gamers, and otaku alike filed into the Makuhari Messe Convention Center just outside of Tokyo, to attend the Tokyo Game Show 2019. While there were slightly fewer companies attending this year, TGS 2019 did see a new record of 2,417 booths (2,338 last year) which means plenty of games to try, and things to see.

Tokyo Game Show 2019

The largest promotional event was Square Enix’s Final Fantasy VII Remake, being shown-off at both the Sony PlayStation and Square Enix booth. The original Final Fantasy VII was released on the PlayStation One in 1997, and is arguable one of the most beloved titles in the series. Visitors at the Sony booth could have their picture taken while wielding Cloud Strife’s massive sword.

Tokyo Game Show 2019

The other big title this year was Capcom’s Monster Hunter World: Iceborne expansion, which is actually a game in itself than simply an expansion. While Sony had playable demos of the game, the Capcom booth displayed life-sized monsters. Monster Hunter World: Iceborne was released last week.

Tokyo Game Show 2019

This year, SEGA combined their booth with their subsidiary Atlas, promoting the upcoming Yakuza: Like a Dragon and Persona 5 Royal, both for the PS4, as well as the Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games for the Nintendo Switch. Other titles included the Hatsune Miku: Project Diva MegaMix for the Switch, 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim for the PS4, as well as games in their SEGA Partners division including Granblue Fantasy: Versus, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, Shenmue III, and Star Wars Jedi: The Fallen Order.

Tokyo Game Show 2019

Konami continues to make its comeback with such upcoming titles as Contra: Rogue Corps, and Super Bomberman R. Though most of their efforts are being put into the mobile gaming market, with such playable games as Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls, Dance Dance Revolution, and Beat Mania II DX.

Tokyo Game Show 2019

Due to the lack of room, this year saw a lot less arcade-targeted VR titles, and more home oriented ones, including the dancing game Space Channel 5, and a meteor shooting game by students at Kobe Denshi College. Also, with over 4 million units sold, Sony is far from giving up on their PlayStation VR, with such playable games as Marvel’s Iron Man VR, Concrete Genie, and a new Hatsune Miku VR game.

Tokyo Game Show 2019

One of the cooler VR accessories I saw were the Cybershoes by a Kickstarter group. Resembling beach sandals, you strap them to your feet or shoes, sit in a chair, and simulate walking or running while playing your favorite VR title. Simple but effective.

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With all those extra booths this year, the Indie game area was packed tight with playable titles. Some that I played included Magical Girl’s Chronicle: Magusphere, which combined the cuteness of magical girls with the violence of blowing up tanks and enemies with guns and bazookas. And Liberated by Polish company Walkabout, where you literally play through the panels of a graphic novel. Both games will be out on the PS4 next year.

Tokyo Game Show 2019

Overall, there were no big surprises this year at the Tokyo Game Show 2019, but still had plenty to offer and gave us a peak at what’s to come.

Tokyo Game Show 2019

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SEGA Genesis Classics Trophy Guide

SEGA Genesis Classics Trophy Guide. Difficulty: **  A collection of over 50 titles from the fourth-generation console SEGA Genesis / Mega Drive. The majority of the trophies are extremely easy, while completing the challenges requires patience and practice.

Game Name Difficulty Trophies Developer Country Bronze Silver Gold Online DLC
SEGA Genesis Classics ** 26 SEGA Japan 12 6 7 0 0

SEGA Genesis Classics

Known in North America as SEGA Genesis Classics, and SEGA Mega Drive Classics in Europe and Asia, is a collection of over 50 titles from the fourth-generation console SEGA Genesis / Mega Drive. Many of the games from the 2009 Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection are included, with some extra additions. Titles include the Sonic the Hedgehog series, the Streets of Rage series, the ToeJam & Earl series, Space Harrier II, Altered Beast, the Golden Axe series, and more. Players are able to save their progress, use a Rewind feature to correct mistakes, customize controls, and enable the same cheat codes from the original.

SEGA Genesis Classics received positive reviews with an average score of 74%, praised for its presentation, ability to save and rewind, and both praised and criticized for its library of game titles.

Due to the ability to use cheat codes and rewinds, nearly all the trophies are extremely easy. However, the Clean Sweep trophy for completing all the challenges is what brings this difficulty rating up to a 2-star. Some of these are quite tricky, and can be frustrating and require a lot of replays. Yet with enough patience and practice, any average player can still beat these and unlock the Platinum trophy.

Expect around 10-15 hours for the Platinum, depending on skills and luck with the challenges.

NOTE: A second controller is not necessary, but will make unlocking the Sore Knuckles trophy much easier.

First, it should be known that the game includes a Rewind button, which is extremely handy when going after the trophies. Anytime you make a mistake, simply hit L2 and you can rewind back to a previous point in the game.

Also, many of the games include cheat codes which will NOT disable the trophies, and make your trophy hunting all the more easier, such as performing level selects, or acquiring items. Be sure to check out the SEGA Genesis Classics trophy guide links under our Links tab to see which games have cheat codes and what they are.

The Sore Knuckles trophy, for reaching the final boss in Streets of Rage without using a continue, has a cheat code that requires a second controller. If you don't have a second controller, you will need to play through all eight Rounds the old fashioned way.

That being said, start your trophy hunting by going after all the game-specific trophies. These include gaining certain scores, kill-related trophies, acquiring or using items, or reaching stages in the games. If you choose to use the cheat codes, then obtaining all these trophies will only take a few hours. Again, check out the SEGA Genesis Classics trophy guide links under our Links tab for specific details on each trophy.

After that, it's time to move onto the challenges. These cannot simply be done while playing the games, but must be selected from the challenge list in the Extras menu. There are 20 challenges in total, and you won't be able to use any cheat codes or the rewind feature. Depending on your skills and experience, some of these are not too bad, while others can be quite frustrating and require multiple tries. Just keep at it, and eventually you'll clear them all. Doing so will unlock the Clean Sweep trophy for completing all the challenges, as well as the Challenge Accepted and Challenge X trophies for completing one and ten challenges respectively.

Finally, it's time to simply finish playing 50 games in order to unlock the It's A Lovely Day Outside trophy. In order for a game to be considered played, you only need to reach the title screen after the SEGA logo appears. Then exit out, select the next game in the list, and rinse and repeat.

DaEastside has a great Trophy Guide here, with all the cheat codes:

And a great Trophy Guide by TugaSonic:

And an Achievement Guide (same as the trophies on PS4) by Nozza XBA:

A video demonstration of All Challenges by PSX Brazil:

Lastly, here's a basic Trophy List:

Hatsune Miku Project Diva X Trophy Guide

Hatsune Miku Project Diva X Trophy Guide. Difficulty: ***  A music rhythm game featuring the vocaloid characters Hatsune Miku and her friends. The Platinum is both time-consuming and quite challenging, requiring all songs to be cleared on Extreme mode.

Game Name Difficulty Trophies Developer Country Bronze Silver Gold Online DLC
Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X *** 31 SEGA / Crypton Future Media Japan 10 15 5 0 0

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X is a music rhythm game featuring the vocaloid characters Hatsune Miku and her friends, and is the tenth entry in the Project Diva series. The game removes the Link Stars and Double Star notes which were introduced in Project Diva f 2nd, but adds Rush Notes where players rapidly press a certain button to increase their score. Diva Points have also been removed, and instead modules are collected through Module Drops. The game also adds a Live Quest Mode which involves completing quests in a more story-like scenario told through interactions with the characters and visual novel style dialogues. The base game includes 30 playable songs.

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X received mainly positive reviews with an average score of 79%, praised for its added Live Quest story mode, presentation, and visuals, though criticized by some for a lack in song selection, and the removal of Diva Points which forces players to replay specific songs to acquire modules.

If you've played previous games in the Project Diva series and unlocked those Platinums, then you should have a general idea of what is involved for Project Diva X. However, this game is arguably more difficult than previous titles, as you will need to clear all the songs on Extreme difficulty, as well as one song on Difficulty with three challenge effects. For this, you will need to be skilled at using both the regular buttons as well as the D-pad simultaneously to hit enough notes. Overall, the Platinum is both time-consuming and demands some serious music rhythm gaming skills, but still doable with enough patience and practice.

Expect anywhere between 120-150 hours for the Platinum, heavily depending on skills.

NOTE: The trophies on the PS4 share the same list with those on the PS Vita.

We recommend starting with the Tutorial, whether you're experienced with the Project Diva games or not. It only takes a few minutes, and will not only teach you the basic mechanics of the game, but introduce the new Rush Notes. This will also unlock the Welcome To DIVA! trophy. The Tutorial can be found under the Options menu.

Also, if you're playing this on the PlayStation 4, you may also want to head into Simple Timing Calibration under Options to ensure there's no lag between your controller and the TV.

Next, start by playing through Quest Mode on whichever level you feel comfortable with. Play through and clear each song, while also doing the Festival requests, and the random event requests that pop up. During this playthrough, you will be accumulating volts and so should naturally unlock the 1 Million Volts trophy, and depending on your level of difficulty, the 10 Million Volts trophy. After you complete the Quest Mode, be sure to watch the end credits to unlock the Hey, You Win! trophy. If you happen to skip the credits, you can see them again by selecting Credits under the Options menu.

Next, it's time to start grinding. Begin by continuing to earn voltage in order to get more crystals for each cloud. There are five clouds each with six songs, bringing the total to 30 songs. As you go, you will unlock Events, Missions, and Festivals. Your ultimate goal here is to unlock the Crystal's Glow trophy. Also, if you feel ready to do this on Hard mode, you can unlock the Grand Gallery trophy for obtaining all the illustrations, which can only be done on Hard.

After all this, you should now have the full song list in Free Play. You will need to clear all the songs on Normal for the Intermediate Player trophy, all of them on Hard for the Advanced Player, and a song using three challenge items for the Challenger trophy. Also, be sure to watch all the song PV's for the Cinema Snob trophy. You will also eventually need to clear all the songs Extreme difficulty, and one song on Extreme difficulty with three challenge items, as part of the Event Organizer trophy. Though it's up to you if you wish to do this now or a little later.

From this point on, it's a matter of mopping-up what is left. This will probably include becoming BFFs with each of the characters for their respective trophies, unlocking all the modules, and eventually the Event Organizer trophy. Be sure to check out the Hatsune Miku Project Diva X trophy guide links under our Links tab to help you.

Good luck!

Yakuza 4 Trophy Guide

Yakuza 4 Trophy Guide. Difficulty: ***  A third-person action title in an open-world and a direct sequel to the 2009 Yakuza 3. While three full playthroughs are required, the lack of a mini-game completion trophy marks this Platinum as slightly easier than its predecessor.

Game Name Difficulty Trophies Developer Country Bronze Silver Gold Online DLC
Yakuza 4 *** 49 SEGA Japan 38 7 3 0 0

Yakuza 4

Yakuza 4, known in Japan as Ryu ga Gotoku 4: Densetsu o Tsugumono (Like a Dragon 4: Successor of the Legend) is a third-person open-world action game, similar in style to the Grand Theft Auto or Saints Row series, and is a direct sequel to the 2009 title Yakuza 3. Like other games in the series, Yakuza 4 takes place mainly in the fictional district of Tokyo named Kamurocho, based on the real location Kabukicho. Aside from the main storyline, players switch between different characters to perform unique side-quests and goals. The game also includes several mini-games, including pachinko, karaoke, mahjong, table tennis, hanafuda, as well as fishing and visiting hot springs.

Taing place one year following the events of Yakuza 3, a man is found dead within the Tojo Clan's territory. After a small group from the Tojo Clan attempt to investigate, their leader is found stabbed to death. These events start a chain reaction that will see four men compete in a heated battle for power, status, and honor.

Yakuza 4 received high praise in Japan and fairly positive reviews overseas, with an average score of 84% worldwide. The game was praised for its plentiful amount of activities, and its graphics, though criticized by some Western critics for its repetitive battles and the presentation's lack of updates.

Since there is no mini-game completion trophy, Yakuza 4 is certainly easier than its predecessor, Yakuza 3. Also, some of the boss battles and Ultimate Challenges aren't as tough, either. Players who have completed the previous game will probably find Yakuza 4 a walk in the park, in comparison. However, there is still a lot to do, as well as some trophies that require both skill and luck, which warrants the game a low 3-star rating. Also, three full playthroughs are required.

Expect roughly 70-90 hours of gameplay for the Platinum, and perhaps more if you need to learn the rules of some mini-games, such as Mahjong or Pachinko.

You'll need to play through the game three times on your route to the platinum. One time on Normal in order to unlock the Indomitable trophy, another playthrough on Hard in order to unlock the Ex-Hard mode, and then again on Ex-Hard to unlock the Heir To The Legend trophy. Though its up to you which mode to begin on, we recommend - particularly if this is your first time playing a game in the Yakuza series - beginning with your Normal run.

There are only two missable trophies. Indomitable requires you to play a full game on Normal without reverting to Easy. (This trophy cannot be unlocked on Hard mode) While playing on Normal, if you fail or die several times, you'll be given the option to switch to Easy mode. Do NOT revert the game, and you should unlock Indomitable at the end of your Normal playthrough.

The other is the Fashionista trophy, which requires you to purchase one of each outfit type for the hostess. This cannot be done once the hostess has reached the No. 1 rank, so just make sure to unlock this trophy before that happens.

Otherwise, after completing each playthrough, you will enter a free-roam stage where you can mop-up all the other trophies. We recommend doing this all one one playthrough, leaving your second and third playthrough to simply focus on completing the story. Be sure to check out the Yakuza 4 trophy guide links under our Links tab to see which trophies you still need and what the requirements are.

awritingdog has a detailed, text-based Walkthrough here:

IGN has a Walkthrough here:

And a text-based Walkthrough for the Japanese version, by Patrick Coffman:

BreadSkin and yewjhin have a great Trophy Guide here:

And a great Trophy Guide created by trophybot:

And a detailed, text-based Trophy Guide by barticle:

Here's a Substory Guide by BreadSkin:

An Ultimate Challenge Guide by xRicexCakex:

And a Challenges List by BreadSkin:

Finally, here's a basic Trophy List:

Yakuza 3 Trophy Guide

Yakuza 3 Trophy Guide. Difficulty: ***  A third-person action game in an open-world similar in style to Rockstar’s GTA series. While not at time consuming as GTA IV, the Platinum does demand a lot of time and some skills.

Game Name Difficulty Trophies Developer Country Bronze Silver Gold Online DLC
Yakuza 3 *** 45 SEGA Japan 36 5 3 0 0

Yakuza 3

Yakuza 3, known in Japan as Ryu ga Gotoku 3, is a third-person open-world game, similar in style to Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto series. The game is the third title in the Yakuza series which first began on the PlayStation 2. Players control the protagonist, Kazuma Kiryu, through areas in Okinawa as well as fictional locations in Tokyo. Aside from the main story, the game also includes twenty different mini-games, a battle mode in an underground coliseum, and a vast number of sub-stories. The kyabakura events have been removed from the international version, as well as several mini-games and sub-stories.

Kiryu is looking after the orphanage in Okinawa where he had grown up. Unfortunately, the land it rests on is of interest to the government to turn it into a seaside resort, which spurs several Yakuza bosses to take an interest and drive the orphanage out. After his friend and Chairman of the Tojo Clan is murdered, Kiryu must confront and deal with the yakuza bosses.

Yakuza 3 received positive reviews, both in Japan and abroad, with an average score of 85%, praised for its graphics, attention to detail, and vast number of available activities.

This game is a high 3-star rating. If you've played any of the GTA titles, then you'll have some idea of what's involved, only on a smaller map and without online play. Aside from requiring a minimum of two playthroughs - one on Hard and one on Extra Hard - there are also a ton of mini-games to complete, collectibles to find, hitman missions, eating food at all the different restaurants, as well as all the sub-stories to complete. On top of this, some of the bosses and even sub-stories can be tough and rather frustrating.

The Platinum is certainly doable for any average player, but will require a considerable amount of time and effort to unlock, with close to 100 hours of gameplay, depending on your skills and some luck.

NOTE: The Japanese version, Ryu ga Gotoku 3, includes 5 extra trophies that were removed from the international version, such as completing the sub-stories related to the kyabakura girls, as well as some extra sub-story missions and mini-games.

We highly recommend you begin the game on Hard mode. Not only will completing Hard unlock Extra Hard, but will grant you the "golden pistol" with infinite ammo, allowing you to simply whip through your second playthrough on Extra Hard with ease.

Completing the game on Hard mode isn't too bad. Just make sure your inventory is stacked with a few weapons and lots of energy drinks when going against the bosses, as some of them can be quite tough. Also, keep in mind that the game doesn't automatically save, so it's a good idea to visit a nearby telephone booth to save your progress every once in awhile.

The Sub Story Completionist trophy is the only one that is missable during your first playthrough. If you are playing the international version, make sure you complete the following submissions: Love Letter in a Bottle in Chapter 4 (which pops up again in Chapter 10), Dotting The Eye in Chapter 6, and Girl From Back Home in Chapter 6. If you are playing the Japanese version (Ryu ga Gotoku 3) then you'll also need to complete A Trip Before Marriage in Chapter 4, and The Couple Who Wouldn't Learn in Chapter 12, which are two sub-stories removed from the international version. All other sub-stories can be completed at any point in the game, including after finishing the story.

After you complete the story on Hard mode, you'll unlock a Premium Story mode, which is basically a free-roam version of the game. Here, is where you can mop-up all those miscellaneous trophies, any sub-stories you missed, battle in the arena, and those mini-games. Also, completing the final mission in the hitman series will award you with the "golden pistol" which will be available when you start your Extra Hard playthrough.

By this point, you should have nearly all the trophies. Next, you can start your Extra Hard playthrough to earn the Testament Of Strength trophy. With the golden pistol, this is actually quite easy to do. Just run through the story, firing away, and remember to dodge once in awhile when facing the bosses.

Last, is the Ultimate Challenger trophy, where you need to beat 34 of the 35 challenges. This is best left for the end, when Kiryu has been fully upgraded.

Congratulations! You've just earned a Platinum you can be proud of.