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Tokyo Game Show 2020: everything you need to know

Starting September 24th, the all-online Tokyo Game Show 2020 is one of the gaming calendar’s most anticipated events.

For the first time ever this September, the Tokyo Game Show will be conducted completely online through livestreams accessible on the official Tokyo Game Show 2020 website and YouTube.

The Tokyo Game Show is one of the largest conventions in Asia, and this year you’ll be able to tune in from anywhere. Including game awards, eSports matches, plus technology and game showcases, this year’s Tokyo Game Show isn’t one to miss. Starting on Thursday September 24th, here’s everything you need to know about the four-day event.

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Please note all times will be in AEST.

Thursday 24th

The Tokyo Game Show 2020 will open this year at 9:00pm and broadcast for an hour before Microsoft Japan takes over. The Xbox Showcase, “a place where everyone can have fun”, will go from 10:00-11:00pm and is accessible here.

After that will be the Square Enix showcase, with their focus on mobile games including multiple Dragon Quest spinoffs. The Square Enix stream begins at 11:00pm here.

At 12:00-1:00am the Lightning Games showcase will begin here. This lineup includes three new titles: Hardcore Mecha, HAAK, and ANNO: Mutationem. 

Friday 25th

Starting bright and early for a gaming convention, the second-day organiser’s program begins at 12:00pm. After that is the Gamera Game show special, where they will be “debuting to the world from China!” Gamera Game intends to deliver “interesting and innovative indie games” here at 1:00pm.

At 2:00pm the Huawei Technologies Japan will display the Huawei AppGallery, followed by Renaissance High School Group at 3:00pm. They state that the “Renaissance High School Group eSports course introduces our activities in eSports as a high school such as the significance of learning eSports for high school students, and the daily lives of eSports courses’ students. In this program, our students will have a talk with “Tanukana” and play an exhibition match with “Dogura”, both are professional eSports players at CYCLOPS athlete gaming. In addition, we will announce new initiatives of promoting eSports in the junior and senior high school age groups.”

Softbank will showcase the first live play collaboration between Hidetaka Kano and Junichi Kato at 4:00pm. At 5:00pm Lilith Games will bring new game information plus introduce AFK Arena and Rise of Kingdoms here.

The Sense of Wonder Night 2020 is scheduled from 6:00-8:00pm in block two, during the 6:00pm BenQ Japan presentation and 7:00pm DMM Games announcements.

There will be a keynote event at 8:00pm, before the Sega/Atlus lineup at 9:00pm, which includes the Sega 60th special anniversary event. There will be livestream broadcasts featuring guest personalities alongside an overview of their TGS2020 exhibit and the latest Sega info.

At 10:00pm the GungHo Online Entertainment livestream will begin, followed by the Capcom special program at 11:00pm which includes an update for Resident Evil Village. 


12:00am will bring the Mouse Computer display, followed by the Efun lineup at 1:00am, and the Fujitsu Connected Technologies eSports variety program will finish off the Friday streams at 2:00am.

At the same time, the eSports X: Street Fighter League Pro-JP 2020 will commence it’s opener from 12:00-3:00am. Hadouken!

Saturday 26th

Saturday starts off with the 11:00am organiser’s program, followed by the D3 Publisher: Save the Square Earth stream at 12:00pm. D3 Publisher plan to introduce Earth Defence Force: World Brothers. Happinet are releasing information from 1:00 – 3:00pm, and Spike Chunsoft will host a Cyberpunk 2077 session at 3:00pm.


During this time, there will be a Japan Game Awards: 2020 Amateur Division presentation from 2:00-3:30pm. Next there will be a two-hour stream from 4:00 – 6:00pm for Level-5’s special meeting, followed by GREE’s animation game show at 6:00pm.

At 7:00pm Cygames will present a special sneak peak into their exclusive Switch game Shadowverse: Champion’s Battle with special guests. Day 1 of the Japan Game Awards 2020 will go from 8:00-9:00pm, followed by Konami’s information show at 9:00pm.

Starting at 10:00pm, the Koei Tecmo Games special program will proceed for two hours and include two key titles. One is a live stream for Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy, and the second is to be announced later.

During this time the eSports X: Puzzle & Dragons Champions Cup TGS 2020 will go from 7:00-10:00pm. Following this, at 10:00-1:00am the eSports X: Saturday night’s emergency Magic: The Gathering will showcase their agenda.

Saturday night will finish off with streams from I-O Data Device at 12:00am, and Tencent Games from 1:00-2:00am.

Sunday 27th

The last day of the Tokyo Games Show 2020 begins again at 11:00am with the organiser’s program, followed by Linekong’s introduction to the Ys series at 12:00pm.

At 1:00pm the Japan Electronics College will showcase student works from three game departments. This will be followed by Aqua’s display at 2:00pm, and AKRacing’s at 3:00pm.

From 2:00-4:00pm the Japan Game Awards’ U18 Division will be streamed.

Koei Tecmo Games and Konami will both have another segment on the fourth day, with Koei Tecmo Games celebrating Dynasty Warriors’ 20th anniversary. They will discuss the series’ trajectory and announce two new Dynasty Warriors titles at 4:00pm. Konami’s stream starts at 5:00pm and features Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa Heisei Reiwa mo Teiban! 

Bandai Namco Entertainment will focus their two-hour stream on Short Art Online and Scarlet Nexus at 6:00pm. After that will be Day 2 of the Japan Game Awards from 8:00-9:00pm, followed by Klab Games’ 9:00pm interactive presentation for Bleach: Brave Souls. Sorry folks, no Elden Ring announcements here.

At 10:00pm, miHoYo will be showing off Genshin Impactset to launch the next day. There will also be an eSports X event for the Red Bull Untapped Japan qualifier by Magic: The Gathering Arena from 8:00-11:00pm.

The last TGS 2020 event will be a two-hour special from PUBG Corporation starting at 11:00pm. PUBG have designed a custom match to commemorate the development of eSports history in Japan.

The four-day gaming stream event will finish off with the 1:00am Ending event. Check out the full schedule below:

TGS 2020 Schedule