The Tokyo Game Show is an annual convention where publishers and developers around the world show off the hottest video games. The show is held over fours days (18-21 Sept) but the first two days are business days for invited members of the industry and media, while the third and fourth day are open for the general public.
The trade show is attended by many big names in the video game business including Sony, Microsoft, Konami, Sega, etc. Each company sets up a booth to show off their products, with the larger companies setting up extravagant booths with stages, huge movie screens, live shows, playable demos, trailers and celebrity appearances. For those looking to discover new games by lesser known developers, independent game developers also have an area where they can showcase their games of all platforms.
Venue: Makuhari Messe
The Tokyo Game Show is held in Makuhari Messe, a 5-10 minute walk from JR Kaihin-Makuhari Station. From Tokyo Station, Kaihin-Makuhari Station can be reached by rapid (30 minutes) or local train (40 minutes) along the JR Keiyo Line (550 yen).
Ticket: Advance ticket 1,000 yen/day, On-the-day ticket 1,200 yen/day
Time: 2014/9/20 (Sat) to 9/21(Sun)