Tokyo Game Show 2022 will be a physical event

Tokyo Game Show 2022 will be a physical event

The Tokyo Game Show will be a physical event this year.

Trade body the Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association (CESA) has said that the trade show will return between September 15th and 18th at Chiba's Makuhari Messe for both consumers and business attendees.

The theme for this year's TGS is "Nothing Stops Gaming"

“Over these two years, various fun events disappeared from our daily life, but games still lightened up our days," CESA explained. "Games will continue to brighten up the days of everybody now and forever—this year’s theme implies such strong determination.”

In a statement explaining the show's theme - via Gematsu - CESA said: "We had to give up doing fun things one after another over these two years. How many times we thought, what happened to our days?

"Even then, we still had games that kept us going. Thrilling plot twists, captivating and heated experience lightened up our everyday life. Games became our hope.

"2022 is the year to show the real spirit of games. Tokyo Game Show has the mission to create our hope and beyond. Update our possibilities. Unprecedented excitement is always born out of something you have never imagined.

"Let’s open the gate to the forefront of games. Give courage and enthusiasm to everyone. Show your love of games to each other.

"For everyone to share the “great feeling of living in this era.” Let’s dive into the heart of game craze."

This is the first time that Tokyo Game Show has taken place in real life since 2019. The 2020 edition was cancelled due to - what else? - the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

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