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The 5 best trailers from Tokyo Game Show: Kingdom Hearts 3, Resident Evil 2, Devil May Cry 5



Kingdom Hearts 3
A screenshot from “Kingdom Hearts 3”
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  • Tokyo Game Show is an annual showcase for Japanese
  • 298,600 people attended Tokyo Game Show 2018 from September
    20th and 23rd, a record for the event.
  • Japanese publishers Capcom, Konami, and Square Enix released
    new trailers for their upcoming AAA titles.

Nearly 300,000 packed the halls of Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan
over the weekend for Tokyo Game Show 2018, the country’s largest
annual video game showcase. Japanese developers use the event to
make major announcements and to give the crowd of gamers precious
hands-on time with upcoming titles.

This year, fans were treated to a wave of new trailers, including
footage from the long-awaited “Kingdom Hearts 3,” the mysterious
“Death Stranding”, a revived “Devil May Cry,” and the remake of
“Resident Evil 2.”

“Kingdom Hearts 3”

Born from a crossover between Disney’s animated features and the
Final Fantasy franchise, Kingdom Hearts has earned a cult
following. Fans have been anticipating a true sequel to “Kingdom
Hearts 2” since 2006, and developer Square Enix is ready to
deliver after teasing the fanbase with releases like “Kingdom
Hearts 2.5” and “Kingdom Hearts 2.8” in the interim.

Kingdom Hearts brings players to different Disney universes, and
the new trailer for “Kingdom Hearts 3” shows the game’s heroes
visiting the worlds of “Frozen” and “Marvel’s Big Hero 6” for the
first time, and enlisting the help of Jack Sparrow from “Pirates
of the Caribbean.”

“Devil May Cry 5”

Capcom’s “Devil May Cry 5” looks like a return to form for the
demon-hunting action series, as a true sequel to 2008’s “Devil
May Cry 4.” After fans had a less-than-warm response to the 2014
reboot “DmC:Devil May Cry,” the new title brings back familiar
faces and a renewed focus on the stylish combat that has defined
the series.

As Capcom works to repair the damage done to “Devil May Cry” by
the 2014 reboot, it’s also working on a highly polished remake of
“Resident Evil 2.”

“Resident Evil 2 Remake”

Originally released in 1998, “Resident Evil 2” is considered one
of the best games in the franchise, improving on the storytelling
of the original and weaving a narrative through two separate
campaigns. The story will be getting a cinematic treatment in the
remake, with no shortage of gore thanks to Capcom’s new game

“Death Stranding”

Even after multiple trailers, people are still trying to figure
out what “Death Stranding,” the new game from “Metal Gear Solid”
producer Hideo Kojima, is actually about.

Starring “The Walking Dead” actor Norman Reedus on a desolate
planet, the game’s creators hadn’t shown off any combat in
previous clips, opting to show more exploration. However, the
Tokyo Game Show trailer introduces an antagonist for the
first time and what looks like a boss fight. While the plot
and gameplay of “Death Stranding” still remain a mystery, the
game looks to be full of the surrealist themes that have
captivated fans of Kojima’s work.

“Judge Eyes”

The biggest surprise of Tokyo Game Show was “Judge Eyes,” a new
beat-em-up action game from Sega. Featuring gameplay similar to
Sega’s “Yakuza” franchise, “Judge Eyes” stars popular Japanese
actor Takuya Kimura as private investigator Takayuki Yagami.
Yagami is on a quest to solve a series of murders and will need
to discover suspects, interrogate witnesses, and get his hands
dirty to finish the job. Following up on the critically acclaimed
“Yakuza 6,” “Judge Eyes” looks to deliver a potent story along
with some unique gameplay mechanics that go beyond the usual beat
’em up.

“Kingdom Hearts 3,” “Devil May Cry 5,” and “Resident Evil 2
Remake” are all due to arrive in the first quarter of 2019.
“Judge Eyes” will be released in Japan in December 2018 and
translated for international audiences in 2019. “Death Stranding”
is still awaiting a release date.

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