Bandai Namco’s Tokyo Game Show 2018 schedule includes Tekken 7 Pro Championships, Jump Force, SoulCalibur VI, and more

By on September 12, 2018 at 11:00 am
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Tokyo Game Show 2018 is drawing upon us, and it has lots of promising showings from a multitude of fighting game developers, among them Bandai Namco. The developer and publisher released their TGS 2018 schedule, slotting time for each of their major, ongoing fighting game franchises.

Some of the highlights include:

  • A special showing for Jump Force, taking place at 2:30 PM Japan Time (10:30 PM PDT on September 19th in the USA. This will be on YouTube).
  • Tekken 7 Pro Championship finals on September 21st from 12:30 PM JPN (8:30 PM PDT on the 20th).
  • SoulCalibur VI “Is Your Soul Burning?!” special stage which has voice actors behind Seong Mi-Na and Grøh, and producer Motohiro Okubo. Maybe we’ll see the Raphael trailer, since he was leaked alongside Cervantes (12:10 PM JPN on September 22nd, which is 8:10 PM PDT on September 21st).
  • Dragon Ball FighterZ will have a special stage with Shallot’s voice actor, and possibly more that haven’t been announced yet (1:30 PM JPN on September 23rd, which is 9:30 PM PDT on September 22nd in the US).

Most of the action will be streamed on Bandai Namco JPN’s YouTube channel.

Check out the full schedule below:

September 20

  • Main Stage
    • 11:15 to 12:00 – Bandai Namco Entertainment Tokyo Game Show 2018 Opening Stage (YouTube, Niconico)
    • 13:00 to 13:45 – Special Stage – Details to be announced at a later date.
    • 14:30 to 15:15 – Jump Force Special Stage

September 21

  • Main Stage
    • 11:00 to 11:45 – Special Stage – Details to be announced at a later date.
    • 12:30 to 16:30 – Tekken Pro Championship Japan Representatives Finals (YouTube, Niconico, Twitch, Openrec) – Featuring players AO, Karei, Take., Double, Nobi, Noroma, Hakaiou, Pekosu, and Yuu, MC Masao Koori, live streamer Hameko., and commentator Tanukana.

September 22

  • Main Stage
    • 10:15 to 10:30 – Bandai Namco Entertainment Tokyo Game Show 2018 Opening Stage (Niconico)
    • 11:00 to 11:40 – Special Stage – Details to be announced at a later date.
    • 12:10 to 12:55 – Soulcalibur VI Is Your Soul Burning!? Special Stage (YouTube, YouTube English, Niconico, Twitch, Bahamut Chinese) – Featuring Takahiro Sakurai (Groh voice actor), Chinatsu Akasaki (Seong Mi-na voice actor), Motohiro Okubo (Bandai Namco Entertainment), and Oosaka (Bandai Namco Studio).
    • 14:45 to 15:30 – Sword Art Online Game Series 5th Anniversary Special Stage (YouTube, YouTube English, Niconico, Periscope, Bahamut Chinese) – Featuring Kazuma Miki (Straight Edge), Shinichiro Kashiwada (Aniplex), Rina Hidaka (Silica voice actor), Sachika Misawa (Strea voice actor), Yosuke Futami (Bandai Namco Entertainment), and Yasukazu Kawai (Bandai Namco Entertainment).
    • 16:00 to 16:45 – God Eater 3 Special Stage (Youtube, Niconico, Periscope, Bahamut Chinese) – Featuring Shun’ichi Toki (Zeke voic actor), Ayaka Nanase (Lulu Baran voice actor), Yuusuke Tomizawa (Bandai Namco Entertainment), Yuuya Tomiyama (Bandai Namco Entertainment), Hiroshi Yoshimura (Bandai Namco Studio), and Wataru Atsumi (Bandai Namco Studio).
  • Tokyo Game Show Event Stage
    • 14:30 to 15:30 – The Idolmaster: Shiny Colors Talk & Mini Concert ~Light Up!!! Illumination Stars~ (Niconico) – A numbered ticket is required to view this stage event. Featuring Hitomi Sekine (Mano Sakuragi voice actor), Reina Kondou (Hiori Kazano voice actor), Mayu Mineda (Meguri Hachimiya voice actor), Youzou Sakagami (Bandai Namco Entertainment), and Yuusuke Takayama (Bandai Namco Entertainment and BXD).
  • Family Game Park Kids Stage
    • 13:00 to 13:30 – Neko Tomo ~Nekoko and Tomomo’s Special Photo Session~ – Featuring Nekoko and Tomomo.

September 23

  • Main Stage
    • 10:45 to 11:00 – Bandai Namco Entertainment Tokyo Game Show 2018 Opening Stage (Niconico)
    • 11:30 to 12:15 – Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Special Stage (YouTube, Niconico, Periscope, Bahamut Chinese) – Featuring Sakki Yukino, Megumi Han, Sunao Katabuchi (scriptwriter), Keiki Kobayashi (composer), Kazutoki Kono (Bandai Namco Entertainment), and Manabu Shimomoto (Bandai Namco Entertainment).
    • 13:30 to 14:15 – Dragon Ball FighterZ Special Stage (YouTube, Niconico) – Featuring Kenji Akabane (Shallot voice actor) and other special guests to be announced at a later date.
    • 15:00 to 15:45 – One Piece: World Seeker Special Stage (YouTube, Niconico) – Featuring Romeo Hirata (Bandai Namco Entertainment), Kuzan Yahata (Bandai Namco Entertainment), and other special guests to be announced at a later date.
  • Family Game Park Kids Stage
    • 13:00 to 13:30 – Pro Yakyuu Famista Evolution ~Home Run King Contest with Full Swing Suzuki~ – Featuring Full Swing Suzuki.
    • 15:00 to 16:00 – Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! eSports Challenge Stage! Get Wonderful Prizes by Defeating Famous Names! – Featuring guests Goregous and Game Center CX‘s Shinya Arino, and chairman Kousuke Hiraiwa.

Source: Bandai Namco JP; translation by Gematsu

Luke "Woocash" Siuty is a Chicago-based writer who specializes in ArcSys titles. A Guilty Gear veteran, he plays Baiken and commits atrocities by playing Sin when he's not busy pondering the ArcSys Cycle. He's always down to talk on Twitter, so send him tips. He's good at OS-ing in real life, not so much in video games, though.