Tokyo Game Show 2011: Booth babes and games galore

September 16th, 2011By Category: Uncategorized

More than 190 companies and organizations, including 34 exhibitors from overseas, are taking part in the Tokyo Game Show at Makuhari Messe  this weekend. The major drawcards are  Sony’s new portable game console and numerous game titles for Android-based smartphones, as well as mobile game site operator Gree Inc, which is taking part for the first time. There is plenty of eye candy on display – the famous booth babes or beautiful models wearing sexy, exotic costumes, while others dress up in their favorite game characters’ costumes.
Models from Tokyo Game Show 2011

 There are booths for famous game companies such as Square Enix, Sega, Konami, Sony, Gree and so on.

Square Enix
At the  Square Enix booth, there are “Chocobo” decorations from the Final Fantasy series and “Slime monster” from Dragon Quest. You can try upcoming games such as Final Fantasy Type-0 which will be released on October 27, and Final Fantasy XIII-2, due out on December 15.

At the Gree booths, you can try many kinds of mini-games and there are a bevy of beautiful models to show you  how to play them. If you play each mini-game, you can get a medal and some Gree goods, including pens, memo pads, bags and cushions.

Sony Computer Entertainment
The buzz at the Sony Computer Entertainment booth is all about the next-generation portable games console, the PlayStation Vita, which goes on sale in Japan on Dec 17.

At the Sega booth, Japanese idol group Idoling attended as guests to promote the puzzle game called “Puyo puyo 20th anniversary.” They tried playing the game on stage. One member, Mai Endo, said that she wants to play “Puyo puyo” with many idols. There are many upcoming games that you can try out, and when you do, you might receive presents such as “uchiwa” fans, jigsaw puzzles, and so on.

Food Court
Gaming all day is likely to make you hungry, so head over to the food area to the “Moe moe” bread shop where models wearing Japanese schools’ sports wear and swimsuits welcome you. You can buy brad in the shape of cute cats and canned bread that can be saved for up to two years.
Domino’s Pizza and other restaurants are in the food area too.

Merchandise Sales Area
As you would expect at the Tokyo Game Show, there is some unusual merchandise in the shopping area, such as an anime girl mouse pad in which her chest swells out.


Tokyo Game Show 2011

 Saturday and Sunday are open to the public. If you like playing games, the Tokyo Game Show is an exciting experience. But even if you are not interested in playing games, it is still fun to look at the Japanese unique culture of “moe” and “otaku.”

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