The schedule for Tokyo Game Show 2020 has been announced, with a host of big name publishers filling the slots of this year's online event which will be kicked off by, of all things, an Xbox showcase.
The event was cancelled for obvious pandemic-related reasons back in May, but as with many other gaming events this summer, an online livestreamed replacement is ready to go from September 24th - 27th and the Computer Entertainment Association (CESA) has now revealed the full lineup of publishers scheduled for the four-day event.
Here's the timetable (thanks to Gematsu), with an image at the very bottom:
Tokyo Game Show 2020 Livestream Schedule and Lineup
Note: all times below are Japan Standard Time (subtract 7 hours for CET, 8 hours for BST, 13 hours for EST, and 16 hours for PT).
- Block 1
- 20:00 – Opening
- 21:00 – Xbox Tokyo Game Show Showcase 2020 (YouTube) – The Xbox Tokyo Game Show Showcase is a place where everyone can have fun.
- 22:00 – Square Enix (YouTube)
- 23:00 – Lightning Games (YouTube) – Three brand new indie titles presented by Lightning Games: Hardcore Mecha, HAAK, and ANNO: Mutationem. Don’t miss out on the freshest game development story and latest gameplay demonstration!
- Block 1
- 11:00 – Organizer’s Program
- 12:00 – Gamera Game Now! Tokyo Game Show Special (YouTube) – Debuting to the world from China! Delivering interesting and innovative indie games. Check out the latest releases from Gamera Game.
- 13:00 – Huawei Technologies Japan App Gallery (YouTube)
- 14:00 – Renaissance High School Group (YouTube) – Renaissance High School Group eSports course introduces our activities in eSports as a high school, such as the significance of learning eSports for high school students, and the daily lives of eSports courses’ students. In this program, our students will have a talk with “Tanukana” and play an exhibition match with “Dogura,” both are professional eSports players at CYCLOPS athlete gaming. In addition, we will announce new initiatives of promoting eSports in the junior and senior high school age groups.
- 15:00 – SoftBank (YouTube)
- 16:00 – Lilith Games: AFK Arena x Rise of Kingdoms TGS Special Official Live Stream (YouTube) – Lillith Games will introduce AFK Arena, Rise of Kingdoms, and the latest game information!
- 17:00 – BenQ Japan: New Brand Presentation (YouTube) – BenQ, the leading global display brand, will debut a new gaming product series at the show!
- 18:00 – DMM Games New Title Presentation (YouTube) – We will be announcing a lot of game title information which will release from DMM Games, as well as a lot of brand new announcements coming during Tokyo Game Show Online!
- 19:00 – Keynote
- 20:00 – Sega / Atlus TV (YouTube) – Check out Sega / Atlus’ lineup featuring existing and upcoming titles releasing this fall. Don’t miss the special Sega 60th anniversary event and other live stream broadcasts featuring various guest personalities as we bring you the latest information, including an overview of our Tokyo Game Show exhibit!
- 21:00 – GungHo Online Entertainment Tokyo Game Show Official Live Stream (YouTube)
- 22:00 – Capcom Special Program (YouTube) – Watch out for the Capcom Special Program, to be live streamed as part of TGS 2020 Online! Reveals and latest game updates are planned for titles such as Resident Evil Village and more!
- 23:00 – Mouse Computer (YouTube)
- 24:00 – Efun New Title Information Live Stream (YouTube) – The latest information on Illusion Connect, Stella Chronicle, and two games expected to be launched next year by Efun.
- 25:00 – Fujitsu Connected Technologies (YouTube) – An eSports variety program delievered using arrows 5G mobile technology.
- Block 2
- 17:00 to 19:00 – Sense of Wonder Night 2020
- Block 3
- 23:00 to 26:00 – eSports X: Street Fighter League: Pro-JP 2020 Part 1: Opener
- Block 1
- 10:00 – Organizer’s Program
- 11:00 – D3 Publisher: Save the Square Earth! Earth Defense Force: World Brothers TGS 2020 Live Stream (YouTube) – Introduce “Earth Defense Force: World Brothers” in the program.
- 12:00 – Happinet (YouTube) – Happinet plans to release information on a variety of new titles that Happinet will be responsible for selling in Japan. We are planning a variety of programs such as introduction of unreleased information, video clips and gameplay videos.
- 14:00 – Spike Chunsoft: Cyberpunk 2077 Night City Wire (YouTube)
- 15:00 – Level-5 Special Meeting (YouTube) – Introducing the latest information on Level-5.
- 17:00 – GREE Animation Game Show 2020 (YouTube)
- 18:00 – Cygames: TGS 2020 Special Sneak Peek Shadowverse: Champion’s Battle (YouTube) – Tune in for a sneak peek at Cygames’ upcoming title, Shadowverse: Champion’s Battle, coming exclusively to Switch. Special guests from the game’s cast will be joining us in bringing you the latest previews and more for this highly anticipated release!
- 19:00 – Japan Game Awards 2020: Day 1
- 20:00 – Konami Info Show (YouTube) – Tune in for the latest Konami news and updates!
- 21:00 – Koei Tecmo Games: TGS 2020 Special Program: Two Key Titles (YouTube) – First half: The first live stream for Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy, , the first game in the Atelier series where the main character continues her journey! Second half: To be announced at a later date.
- 23:00 – I-O Data Device (YouTube) – I-O Data Device supports gameplay, practice, and streaming on a variety of devices. Here are some products that help gamers update their games just a little bit more.
- 24:00 – Tencent Games (YouTube)
- Block 2
- 13:00 to 13:30 – Japan Game Awards 2020: Amateur Division
- Block 3
- 18:00 to 21:00 – eSports X: Puzzle & Dragons Champions Cup TGS 2020 Online
- 21:00 to 24:00 – eSports X: Magic: The Gathering Arena Saturday Night’s Emergency Magic: The Gathering Agenda: “The First Modern Trading Card Game with VTuber Nijisanji / Pro Gamers”
- Block 1
- 10:00 – Organizer’s Program (YouTube)
- 11:00 – Linekong (YouTube) – Introduction to Ys series development history and connections; Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana smartphone game latest information; and give the latest version a try!
- 12:00 – Japan Electronics College (YouTube) – Introducing student works from the three game departments!
- 13:00 – Aqua (YouTube)
- 14:00 – AKRacing (YouTube)
- 15:00 – Koei Tecmo Games: Dynasty Warriors 20th Anniversary Live Stream (YouTube) – Conversations reflecting on the series’ trajectory, special plans to celebrate this milestone, the announcement of two new Dynasty Warriors series titles, and more!
- 16:00 – Konami: Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa Heisei Reiwa mo Teiban! (YouTube) – A special show featuring the latest Momotaro Dentetsu game, Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa Heisei Reiwa mo Teiban!
- 17:00 – Bandai Namco Entertainment: Sword Art Online and Scarlet Nexus Special Program (YouTube)
- 19:00 – Japan Game Awards 2020: Day 2
- 20:00 – KLab Games: Bleach: Brave Souls Bankai Live (YouTube) – Bleach: Brave Souls Bankai Live is coming to TGS 2020 Online! This program will have interactive elements like Co-Op Quests where viewers can play with the guests as well as all the latest Brave Souls news.
- 21:00 – miHoYo: Genshin Impact Pre-Launch Live Stream (YouTube) – A special program for TGS 2020 Online! On September 28, miHoYo will launch its new game Genshin Impact.
- 22:00 – PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Japan eSports Conference 2020 (YouTube) – PUBG Corporation would like to display the development of eSports history in Japan, as well as the future initiatives. In addition, a custom match will be implemented to commemorate the conference.
- 24:00 – Ending
- Block 2
- 13:00 to 15:00 – Japan Game Awards 2020: U18 Division
- Block 3
- 19:00 to 22:00 – eSports X: Red Bull Untapped Japan Qualifier by Magic: The Gathering Arena
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Obviously, Nintendo is missing from the lineup, but Switch is sure to feature in a substantial way in between the big Microsoft and Sony-related announcements. We're only a couple of months away from an entirely new console generation, so it's little surprise that Microsoft would be pushing hard in a territory it has traditionally had a very tough time in.
However, with Switch selling absolute gangbusters right now, there will definitely be some juicy morsels for Nintendo fans to enjoy, so keep 'em peeled at the end of the month. The event kicks off on 24th September, and you can be sure we'll be covering all the big announcements.
Will you be setting your alarm to catch any of the slots above in the TGS 2020 livestream? Let us know which ones tickle your fancy below.