It must be due to the fact that Japan is likely to get the PlayStation 4 or the Xbox One next-gen consoles almost half a year from now. Or it may be because there are still a lot of Japanese developers who believe in the capabilities of current-gen consoles.
This is a trend that Games Radar reports to have emerged in the course of the Tokyo Game Show 2013, as a lot of PS3 gaming titles are still being rolled out and met with great reception. Perhaps 2013 is still built on the foundation of current-gen gaming, at least in Japan.
However, the PS4 and the Xbox One consoles were not ignored at the event, as new footage and gameplay trailers have been released for some of anticipated games to release for come November in other countries.
Trailers and Upcoming Games Revealed in Video
While gamescom brought with it a number of much-anticipated games as it is the platform where Sony had decided to unveil most of its games for the next-gen console PS4, there weren't a lack of new material for TGS 2013.
"Brawler Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z" is one of the anticipated games for the PS3, Xbox 360, and PS Vita in Japan, as it is the first "Dragon Ball Z" game in more than two years of waiting. It will allow for up to four-player battles, impressive moves and chaotic battles.
One of the many "Final Fantasy" games awaited is the "Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII," slated for the Xbox 360 and PS3 on Feb. 11, 2013. Preorder information has already been revealed in the trailer.
A forerunner for both the current and next-gen console games is "The Evil Within" from Bethesda and Shinji Mikami, who embodies survival horror at its finest. Watch the trailer for the immersive game at your own risk.
Another very cool upcoming PS3 and PS Vita game is "J-Stars Victory Vs," which is a fighting game that features your favorite heroes of "Weekly Shonen Jump". Some of these include "Bleach's" Ichigo Kurosaki, Kenshin Himura of "Rurouni Kenshin," Son Goku and Vegeta from "Dragon Ball," "One Piece's" hero Monkey D. Luffy and everyone's long-time favorite troller and hero, Sakata Gintoki of "Gintama," among others.
"Crimson Dragon" is one of the upcoming games for the Xbox One, and as seen in this trailer from IGN, it is touted to be a possible follow-up to "Panzer Dragoon" as it has similar elements that will appeal to fans of the latter.
PS4 has its own champion in the form of "Final Fantasy XV," as seen in this trailer.
Cosplay, Cosplay and More Cosplay
Any Japanese event related to gaming, mangas, and comics will always, always have cosplay. And, as a treat this year, TGS 2013 did not disappoint with the sheer number of girls and guys who wore their favorite characters to the event.
Hatsune Miku, the singer synthesizer app star has made an appearance to promote the rare and limited edition Sony Xperia A. (Credit to cobimaestro for the image)
Hatsune Miku with the limited edition themed Sony Xperia A.
Aside from cosplay, there's also a really cute plushie mascot from Sega that has been traveling all over the event floor and spreading cuteness and fluffiness. Take a guess what this cuddly creature is. (Credit to cobimaestro for the image)
A cuddly creature went around the event area.
And an image from Ponink shows just how Pinkie Pie will look as a real, live girl. (Credit to ponink for the image)
This is what Pinky Pie looks like as a girl.
Here you have two girls as Junko Enoshima and a Nagito Komaeda of "Dangan Ronpa." (Credit to chibibotancosplay for the image)
Dangan Ronpa cosplay in the house.
You also have some of the cast of the much-celebrated and favoured manga turned anime franchise, "Shingeki no Kyojin" ("Attack on Titan," for some). Who's your favorite of the lot? (Credit to attack-on-panzer for the image)
Tokyo Games 2013 features the lot of Attack on Titan
Even though Microsoft's Xbox One is not a very popular console in Japan, it didn't dampen the spirit of promo girls who wore the trademark green and white of the brand, as they pose in front of the "Titanfall" promotional material. (Credit to cobimaestro for the image)