Street Fighter Movie
A new feature-length anime movie based on Street Fighter IV was announced. It will tie-in directly with the game's console release. The movie will have an hour-long runtime, but it is unknown whether it will make its way to store shelves bundled with Street Fighter IV or as a standalone release.
New LittleBigPlanet Sackboy Costumes
Hot on the heels of the LittleBigPlanet Beta, developer Media Molecule announced two new downloadable superstar character likenesses for LittleBigPlanet: Old Snake from Metal Gear Solid 4 and Sephiroth from Final Fantasy VII. Unfortunately, no details were available regarding how or when these character costumes will be made available.
Ninety-nine Nights Sequel Announced
At the Microsoft Press conference it was announced that launch title Ninety-Nine Nights would finally be getting the sequel treatment. Although no release date was set, it was mentioned that the battle system would be overhauled to include more enemies and extra tactical elements.
Sonic Creator Helming New Wii-specific Projects
Sonic Creator Yuji Naka has finally unveiled two new projects that his new development studio, Prope, is working on. The first title is "Let's Catch" for WiiWare. This title based on the classic backyard game has been described as a family oriented title, and it will allow players to experience the classic in a whole new way. The second game is called "Let's Tap" and has quite an abstract concept. The game is controlled by placing a Wii Remote on top of a box in your home (any will do) and tapping it. There will be several different modes, including a rhythm mode, a shooting mode, and a puzzle mode. Although both these titles are coming later this year in Japan, there are no details for a US release yet.
There were certainly a lot of important announcements made at this year's Tokyo Game Show, especially for the PlayStation brand. Although Nintendo did not attend the event and did not make any announcements, there were quite a few games from Nintendo that were featured at the Tokyo Game Show this year. Check out our Games of TGS round-up for more on Nintendo at this year's TGS, as well as more from Microsoft, Sony, Tecmo, and Grasshopper! Check it out!
Amanda L. Kondolojy
CCC Staff Contributor