Tecmo Announces TGS Lineup

Publisher Tecmo has revealed their lineup for the upcoming Tokyo Game Show. The list is filled with a number of action game sequels.

The roster unveils the titles that will be available as playable demos at the Tokyo Game Show stage floor. Attendees at the event will be able to experience the videogames personally, getting access to titles yet to be released at retail.

The roster, whilst primarily the standard button mashing action fare, contains the fighting game Dead or Alive 5 — set to launch 25th September, 2012. DoA5 will add new dynamic levels. The roster will include guest appearances of characters from the Virtua Fighter series.

As expected from Tecmo, the Dynasty Warriors franchise will be making an appearance in the form of Dynasty Warriors 7: Empires. Similarly to previous Dynasty Warriors titles, the seventh game receives the Empires treatment bringing more strategy to the game. This button mashing action game, now with a console adapted style of strategy, is set to launch September 20th, 2012.

As a sequel to 2010’s Fist of the North Star: Ken’s RageKen’s Rage 2 is going to include more characters and will progress the story beyond the end of the original. The first title’s content will also make a return, re-imagined to match the enhanced gameplay of the title. Ken’s Rage is an action game adaptation of the Japanese graphic novel Fist of the North Star.

Lastly, Warriors Orochi 3 is seeing a similar return as Dynasty Warriors 7, being expanded as the upcoming Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper set to launch on the Wii U. The Warriors Orochi series sees characters from Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors team up in an original story while sharing both game’s mechanics. Hyper will introduce new characters from various Tecmo series, much like Orochi 3 brought characters such as the protagonist of Ninja Gaiden into the mix.

Every title is a sequel, each succeeding titles of varying success. This will be news that fans of either of the series will be pleased to hear — so long as they are going to TGS.

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