This Week In Gaming: TGS 2009 Edition


Welcome to the TGS 2009 edition of ‘This Week In Gaming’. The show has come and gone as it’s already Monday in Japan, and though very lackluster in terms of new games, it did bring out a lot of interesting clips and information on current games.

Let’s see what we got for this week. (photo via Scorzion)

Calendar Check
TGS ‘09: Gran Turismo 5 dated for March 2010
Critter Crunch dated for October 8th on PSN
Activision moves Blur to 2010

TGS ‘09: Solo-campaign walkthrough of Crackdown 2
TGS ‘09: Quantum Theory developer walkthrough
Atlus’ Aram unboxes Demon’s Souls; we watch
TGS ‘09: White Knight Chronicles II first look
TGS ‘09: First Crackdown 2 multiplayer gameplay
TGS ‘09: Sengoku BASARA 3 looks very action-oriented
TGS ‘09: Star Ocean: The Last Hope International debut trailer
TGS ‘09: The Last Guardian trailer includes Fumito Ueda
TGS ‘09: Final Fantasy XIV trailer is gorgeous
TGS ‘09: Direct-feed Yakuza 4 trailer hits the net
Demon’s Souls walkthrough video part two released
Uncharted 2 gameplay will knock you off a train
Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack In Time gameplay tours Axiom City

Clips + Screenshots
TGS ‘09: Dead Rising 2 multiplayer detailed, new screenshots
TGS ‘09: Forza 3 Fujimi Kaido media
TGS ‘09: Quantum Theory media steps up
TGS ‘09: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow media drops
GTA IV: The Balld of Gay Tony introduces Yusuf Amir
TGS ‘09: Splinter Cell: Conviction arrives February
TGS ‘09: TRINITY media displays battle, shops and more

Developers Speak
TGS ‘09: Keiji Inafune bashes TGS, praises Capcom
TGS ‘09: Fumito Ueda wants to see Shadow of the Colossus on PS3
TGS ‘09: Capcom has yet to chose Resident Evil 6 Producer
TGS ‘09: Splinter Cell “is meant for Xbox and it will show”
Infinity Ward teases game changing reveal for Modern Warfare 2
Lionhead: “Fable III is on track”

Infinity Ward: No Modern Warfare 2 demo before launch
Forza 3 and Brutal Legend demos now on Xbox LIVE
God of War III E3 demo packaged with God of War Collection
Left 4 Dead 2 demo dated for late October

Downloadable Content
TGS ‘09: Tales of Vesperia PS3 adds movie apparel
US PlayStation Store Update: September 24, 2009
Ion, Warriors, and Zombies now on Xbox LIVE Arcade
Prey In The Darkness brings two more maps to Batman: Arkham Asylum
Left 4 Dead ‘Crash Course’ DLC hits next week
Bethesda: Microsoft “bungled” Halo 3: ODST marketing

Fabula Nova Crystallis
TGS ‘09: Final Fantasy XIII Lightning and Snow demo gameplay
TGS ‘09: Final Fantasy XIII demo walkthrough clips
TGS ‘09: Even more Final Fantasy XIII gameplay
TGS ‘09: PlayStation 3 FF13 Lightning Edition up close
TGS ‘09: New Final Fantasy Versus XIII screenshots
TGS ‘09: Final Fantasy XIII PS3 bundle revealed
TGS ‘09: Off-screen Final Fantasy XIII gameplay
TGS ‘09: Final Fantasy Versus XIII gameplay being privately shown
Final Fantasy XIII menu selection hidden from TGS demo
New Final Fantasy Versus XIII info early next year
Famitsu predicts one million sales for first week of Final Fantasy XIII
Final Fantasy XIII V-Jump scan displays battle

Yakuza 4 scans look a bit familiar
Star Ocean: The Last Hope International includes improved playability, warmer
White Knight Chronicles: The Awaken of the Light & Darkness announced for PS3

Recipe for Success: Final Fantasy

Game Announce
TGS ‘09: White Knight Chronicles 2 announced
TGS ‘09: NIS confirms Atelier Rorona for US
TGS ‘09: Dynasty Warriors Online announced for PS3
TGS ‘09: Resident Evil 5: Director’s Cut hits next Spring
TGS ‘09: Capcom announces Sengoku Basara 3 for North America

Sega leaks Sony’s PS2 emulation plans, motion control release date

Motion Control
TGS ‘09: Kojima wants to make hardcore games for Natal
TGS ‘09: Japanese developers love Project Natal
TGS ‘09: Natal support not coming to older Xbox 360 games
TGS ‘09: Resident Evil 5 with Sony wand controller
TGS ‘09: Watch LittleBigPlanet be played with a wand
TGS ‘09: PlayStation 3 motion controller whipped out
Project Natal demoed on Japanese morning news

Microsoft: “We will absolutely have some new stuff to show in Tokyo”

TGS ‘09: Torico serves up new Last Guardian screenshots
TGS ‘09: Star Ocean: The Last Hope International battle screenshots
TGS ‘09: Tekken 6 images display custom fighters
TGS ‘09: Front Mission Evolved gameplay shots
TGS ‘09: Snoopy makes big return with Flying Ace
TGS ‘09: Debut Yakuza 4 screenshots arrive
TGS ‘09: First Crackdown 2 screens surface
TGS ‘09: Alan Wake screens glow in the dark
TGS ‘09: Lost Planet 2 screens land and explode
Dante’s Inferno TGS screenshots also have boobs
Army of Two: The 40th Day screens team up for TGS
The Saboteur media details topless women in a classic night club

Cross-Game Voice Chat hits PS3 October, according to source

TGS ‘09: PS3 Slim sells one million units in three weeks

KOEI teasing new game for October reveal
Street Fighter IV ’sequel’ in development

Xbox 360 mandatory update preps for Facebook, Twitter

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