Don’t start stocking up on the Pocky just yet, but Tokyo Game Show organizer CESA has fired the starting gun in its preparations for this year’s event. It’s six months away so, as we said, don’t start stocking up on the Pocky just yet psp games.
If you do want to mark the show down on your calendar, open up to September and place big red marks on the 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th. As always, the first two days will be press only, with the last two days opening up to the public. Adjust your marker colors accordingly.
The show will be held at the usual place, the massive Makuhari Messe convention center in Chiba, a few minutes outside of Tokyo.
CESA actually announced all this immediately after last year’s show. However, at the time they weren’t sure if they’d be holding a three day event or a four day event. Given that in the event of a switch to three days one of the press days would end up being cut, we’re glad they went with the four day schedule.
For this year’s show, the organization aims to attract Asian developers and audiences. It will host an Asia Games Business Summit to attract high profile members of the Asian games community. It’s also arranging tours with overseas travel agencies to get gamers outside of Japan into Tokyo for the event.
Further details will be announced in May.