Xbox recently stole the spotlight at the Tokyo Game Show 2023 with its Xbox Digital Broadcast. This showcase was jam-packed with thrilling gameplay reveals, breaking news, and much-anticipated game announcements, all centered around Japanese and Japan-inspired titles headed to Xbox consoles and PCs. The event also featured appearances by none other than Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, and Head of Xbox Creator Experience, Sarah Bond. Let’s dive into the juicy details of what went down at this spectacular event!
1. Forza Motorsport: Race through Cherry Blossom Heaven
- Get ready for the breathtaking Japanese Hakone track in the upcoming Forza Motorsport. This stunning track, set amidst cherry blossom trees, will challenge your driving skills like never before.
- Release Date: October 10, 2023 (Early access from October 5)
- Bonus: Purchasing the game will unlock the 2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray in Forza Horizon 5.
2. Fallout 76: Atlantic City Expansion
- Fallout 76 fans, mark your calendars for December 5, 2023, when the brand-new Atlantic City expansion arrives.
- This expansion is so massive that it’s being released in two parts, with tons of new content, including locations, factions, creatures, missions, and rewards.
- Steam players can join the action early on the Public Test Server from October 3.
3. The Elder Scrolls Online Heads to Japan
- The Elder Scrolls Online is set to launch in Japan on Xbox consoles with full Japanese localization on November 15, 2023.
- Console players will soon experience the latest Necrom Chapter content, playable locally this November.
4. Ace Attorney Trilogy Arrives on Xbox Game Pass
- The iconic Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy is making its way to Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass on September 26.
- And there’s more! Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy, featuring three additional games, will hit Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Windows PC in early 2024.
5. Altheia: The Wrath of Aferi – A Mystical Odyssey
- Embark on an epic action-adventure journey with Altheia: The Wrath of Aferi, a game influenced by the works of Hayao Miyazaki and Mamoru Hosoda.
- Play as warrior Lili and mysterious monk Sadi, solving puzzles and battling in dangerous ruined temples.
- Coming soon to Xbox and Windows PC.
6. Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes – Suikoden’s Successor
- Suikoden fans, rejoice! Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes, the spiritual successor to Suikoden, is landing on Xbox consoles (with Xbox Game Pass) on April 23, 2024.
- Marvel at its pixel art, 3D visuals, multi-hero turn-based combat, and epic storytelling.
7. Exoprimal Season 2: Dino-Slaying Madness Continues
- Capcom’s Exoprimal is back with Season 2, featuring an Ocean Platform map, a thrilling ‘Escape’ mission, new rigs, outrageous costumes, and even a crossover with Street Fighter 6.
- Release Date: October 18.
8. Hotel Barcelona: A Nightmarish Collaboration
- Hotel Barcelona is a unique collaboration between game design legends Swery65 and Suda51.
- Immerse yourself in this “2.5D slasher film parodic action” game, facing off against alien entities, AI-enhanced sharks, and serial killers in an endless time loop.
- Release Date: 2024.
9. Infinity Strash: Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai – A New Quest Begins
- Dive into the world of Infinity Strash, a Dragon Quest adventure inspired by the popular manga and anime series.
- Release Date: September 28, 2023, on Xbox Series X|S and Windows PC.
10. Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name and Like a Dragon: Ishin! Join Xbox Game Pass
- Join Kazuma Kiryu’s gripping action narrative in Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name, available on release day, November 9, 2023, for Xbox Game Pass.
- Like a Dragon: Ishin! is a Samurai epic also coming to Xbox Game Pass this year.
11. Mineko’s Night Market: A Charming Simulation
- Experience the adorable social simulation of Mineko’s Night Market, coming to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Windows PC on October 26, 2023.
- Scavenge, craft, and build relationships while managing your market stall.
12. My Lovely Empress: Darker Impulses Unleashed
- GameChanger Studio’s My Lovely Empress delves into the darker side of human relationships as you balance your subjects’ needs and your personal quest.
- Release Date: 2024 on Xbox consoles and Windows PC.
13. Octopath Traveler II: A Beautiful HD-2D RPG
- Square Enix’s Octopath Traveler II is making its way to Xbox platforms in early 2024, showcasing its stunning HD-2D visuals.
14. Palworld: Monster Collecting at Its Finest
- Palworld, the monster-collecting RPG, unveiled a new gameplay trailer featuring monsters, customization, multiplayer, base building, crafting, weapons, faction leaders, and more.
- Release Date: 2024 on Xbox and Windows.
15. Party Animals: Ori Meets the Animal Kingdom
- Party Animals announced a partnership with the Ori series, bringing playable versions of Ori and Naru into the chaotic brawler.
16. Persona 3 Reload and Persona 5 Tactica: Persona Perfection
- Persona 3 Reload, with its brand-new skill “Theurgy,” arrives on February 2, 2024, on Xbox platforms.
- Persona 5 Tactica introduces a new Quest system, offering unique challenges and substantial rewards.
- Release Date: November 17, 2023.
17. PUBG Battlegrounds: Erangel Map Mysteries
- PUBG Battlegrounds teased mysterious developments on the Erangel map, promising dynamic gameplay. Stay tuned for more details!
18. Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty – Conqueror of Jiangdong
- The second DLC expansion, Conqueror of Jiangdong, hits Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty on September 27, featuring action-packed storytelling, new weapons, enemies, and bosses.
- Also, look forward to a Lies of P crossover bringing new weapons to Wo Long on the same day.
With this list of exciting announcements and game reveals, it’s safe to say that Xbox’s presence at Tokyo Game Show 2023 was nothing short of extraordinary. Stay tuned for these incredible titles coming soon to your Xbox console and PC!