Hot picks from the Tokyo Game Show 2012

Here are just some of the more interesting and unusual games that were on display at the recent TGS.

Here are just some of the more interesting and unusual games that were on display at the recent Tokyo Game Show.

Remember me. (Credit: Capcom)

This year was a slightly different Tokyo Games show, with a strong focus on mobile gaming rather than standard console fare — in fact, just over 70 per cent of the games shown were for mobile, compared to 23 per cent last year . We'd seen more than a few of these titles before, but in the wake of another Tokyo Games Show, we thought we'd take a look at a few of the titles that impressed us.

LittleBigPlanet Karting

A new take on the popular LBP world, Little Big Planet Karting is a competitive and co-op kart racer, with a focus on the user-generated content that made LBP a success.

Puppeteer

A slightly surreal platformer for the PlayStation 3 that has some obvious influences from the days of 2D, where the soul of a young boy trapped in a wooden puppet tries to escape enslavement on the moon with the help of a wise-talking flying cat. Somehow, this isn't a horror title.

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

Can this new take on the Final Fantasy MMO help wash away the bad taste that many players have felt after its original incarnation? Square Enix certainly thinks so, and the trailer definitely hits all the right nostalgic notes.

DMC: Devil May Cry

Fan outcry over the new look for series protagonist Dante can't quash the anticipation for this new take on Devil May Cry — seriously, this game looks incredible.

The Last of Us

Naughty Dog leaves Nathan Drake's wise-cracking at the door with this grim, dark apocalyptic vision that owes more than a brief nod to Cormac McCarthy's The Road.

Soul Sacrifice

An action-RPG for the PS Vita that has an interesting gameplay twist: you can sacrifice body parts and items to strengthen your attacks. We're keen to see how this one plays.

The Unfinished Swan

Throw globs of black paint to reveal details on the featureless white space before you. An exploration game you need to watch to understand.

Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney

Two Nintendo 3DS powerhouses meet for the first time in this ever so slightly baffling trailer.

Bayonetta 2

Platinum Games' favourite witch gets a sequel with a catch — it's an exclusive on the Wii U. Will it help sell a lot of the new platform? Nintendo must be hoping so.

Remember Me

Somewhere between Inception and Total Recall (the good one, not the remake), Remember Me is a game of memory hacking and infiltration. Intriguing, to say the least.

Want some more Tokyo Game Show action? Check out the coverage from our sister-site Gamespot, as they look at the games that definitely need to be localised for a Western release:

 

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