Tokyo Game Show 2022 - List of expected RPG-related live streams
Tokyo Game Show has been a major event where we see new announcements and more information for many Japanese games including RPGs, and it will also appear in 2022. Tokyo Game Show 2022 will take place from September 15 to 18.
The past two years saw a mostly digital-only format due to the pandemic. But this year's edition will have a truly hybrid format with the return of a public physical booth while the organizers retain online live streams for people who still cannot attend the event. This page will focus on the latter, as we have compiled details for all major live streams featuring RPG titles. You can check them out right below.
Bandai Namco - One Piece Odyssey & more
Bandai Namco will return to the annual event with a larger lineup more akin to the pre-pandemic years. Their main highlight in this edition will be the new RPG One Piece Odyssey. While the company also published their own stream schedule, One Piece Odyssey's stream on Thursday, September 15 at 22:00 JST will take the same primetime slot the company has on the Tokyo Game Show 2022 official channel.
Bandai Namco's physical booth will also include demos of One Piece Odyssey, Ultra Kaiju Monster Rancher, and Doraemon Story of Seasons: Friends of the Great Kingdom.
Here's the schedule for Bandai Namco's streams that will be relevant to us, which includes the primetime One Piece Odyssey stream.
Thursday, September 15
- 19:30-20:30 - Gundam games (SD Gundam Battle Alliance's post-release DLC and G Generation Eternal)
- 22:00-22:50 - One Piece Odyssey
Friday, September 16
- 18:00-19:00 - Dragon Ball games including Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot
- 20:00-21:00 - Ultra Kaiju Monster Rancher
- 22:30-23:30 - Tales Of series
Sunday, September 18
- 16:00-17:25 - Sword Art Online games including Alicization Lycoris
Capcom - Mega Man Battle Network & Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak
While Capcom will showcase five games at TGS 2022, just two of them are relevant to us; namely Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection and Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak. As the latter is already released, its coverage will focus on future post-release content updates. Capcom also teased that the Mega Man Battle Network compilation will have new features, and they will be revealed at this event.
The program containing both of the aforementioned games will go live on Thursday, September 15 at 23:00 JST.
505 Games - Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes
505 Games is best known as the publisher for Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes, the spiritual successor to Suikoden made by the series' original staff that have newly formed Rabbit & Bear Studios. With the sidescroller prequel Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising already out in public, it's time for Hundred Heroes to get its hype train rolling.
When the team published a new trailer for Hundred Heroes at Gamescom 2022, they promised that there will be more details at Tokyo Game Show. As such, we expect the 505 Games stream on Friday, September 16 at 18:00 JST to have another trailer for this RPG.
Koei Tecmo - Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty & a new Gust game
Koei Tecmo has an unusually small lineup in this year's Tokyo Game Show. But besides the Japan-exclusive mobile game Nobunaga's Ambition: Hadou, the other two titles will be relevant to RPG enthusiasts.
One of them is Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty, Team Ninja's take on translating Nioh's gameplay system to the Chinese Three Kingdoms era with Bloodborne's producer Masaaki Yamagiwa joining the development. The other is a currently-unknown new game from Gust, which has been producing many RPGs like the Atelier and Blue Reflection series.
Koei Tecmo's primary TGS stream on Friday, September 16 at 19:00 JST will highlight both of the aforementioned games. The company will also hold their own stream on Saturday, September 17, with a segment dedicated to Wo Long at 19:45-20:10 JST and the new Gust title at 20:20-20:45 JST.
Sega and Atlus - Multiplatform ports of Persona 3-5 enhanced editions
Sega and Atlus' joint live stream will take place on Friday, September 16 at 20:00 JST. While Sega will highlight the new action-adventure game Sonic Frontiers, Atlus will apparently focus on the multiplatform ports of Persona 5 Royal, Persona 4 Golden, and Persona 3 Portable.
Out of the three titles, only the Persona 5 Royal ports have a full release date of October 21, with the other two titles only listed as "coming soon". If any new information is to appear on the stream, Atlus may announce the release dates for the other two ports.
Square Enix is the company with most of their franchise lineup relevant to the RPG crowd, such as Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, Star Ocean, and Romancing SaGa. The company has a primary live stream scheduled for Friday, September 16 at 22:00 JST, but they will also host a plethora of streams on their own video channels.
Square Enix's lineup and stream schedule are so massive that we have compiled a separate page dedicated solely to the company's presence at TGS 2022. However, their webpage and social media posts indicate that there will be a focus on the following 5 titles: Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII- Reunion, Romancing SaGa: Minstrel Song Remastered, Star Ocean 6: The Divine Force, Valkyrie Elysium, and Forspoken.
miHoYo's new game brand will have a dedicated live stream on Saturday, September 17 at 18:00 JST. It is yet to be known what the group will bring to the table, but we are expecting more content reveals for Genshin Impact, as well as new details for their upcoming games like Honkai: Star Rail and Zenless Zone Zero. As a side note, the most recent trailers for both titles showed up at last June's Summer Game Fest.
Level-5 - Megaton Musashi Cross
Level-5's TGS 2022 stream on Saturday, September 17 at 21:00 JST will be completely dedicated to Megaton Musashi Cross.
The company initially planned to release a story expansion to Megaton Musashi—currently available on PS4 and Switch in Japan—via paid DLC. But they changed gears and will instead release it as a free-to-play game coming to the same consoles this Fall. Cross will include the full first season story with new chapters and Rogue mech units based on the upcoming Season 2 anime. The Mazinger and Getter Robo crossover content that they teased previously will also appear in this free-to-play game.
This stream will focus on showing the game's multiplayer modes, including co-op and the upcoming 3v3 PvP battle mode.
Aniplex - A new mobile RPG from Deskworks
While Aniplex is more known in the gaming scene for managing the popular mobile game Fate/Grand Order and other Type-Moon games, their TGS 2022 presence will focus on their cooperation with Deskworks, the developer of RPG Time: The Legend of Wright.
Although the aforementioned title is now available on PC and all major consoles, the companies are now working on a new RPG that will be available on mobile devices. We expect the stream on Saturday, September 17 at 22:00 JST to focus on this new mobile app.