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CESA announces preliminary Tokyo Game Show line-up

49 publishers had registered by July 23rd, according to the Computer Entertainment Supplier's Association, with 180 games set to appear - and many more still to be announced.

The Computer Entertainment Supplier's Association (CESA) has announced a preliminary line-up for this year's Tokyo Game Show, which is taking place at the Makuhari Messe convention centre between September 24th and 26th.

CESA reports that 49 publishers had registered by late July, with some 180 games lined up, although a number of key exhibitors - including Sony - have yet to confirm which titles will appear at the show.

We already know, however, that the PlayStation Portable will make its playable debut at the Tokyo Game Show, and Sony's booth in particular is expected to focus on that. As of now, there are three PSP titles openly advertising their presence - Koei's Dynasty Warriors title, Hudson Soft's Rengoku: The Tower of Purgatory and Koron from Cyber Front.

Many more are expected, particularly given that Nintendo is once again skipping the Tokyo Game Show this year, with spokesperson Mitsuaki Hagishima explaining in late July: "We want as many of our fans in the country as possible to experience the DS before it goes on sale. So instead [of attending TGS], we're currently planning an effective event that can be expanded to a nationwide scale."

But, despite Nintendo's absence, a number of big publishers are set to make an appearance, and some of them have already announced fairly strong line-ups. Konami has confirmed that Metal Gear Solid 3 and Gran Turismo challenger Enthusia Professional Racing will be on hand, while Sega has said it will announce at least two titles on September 14th ahead of debuts at the show - in addition to the likes of Phantasy Star Online: Blue Burst, Sakura Taisen V, a new Shining Force RPG and other existing products, which have already been confirmed.

Namco, meanwhile, will have the arcade version of Tekken 5 on hand, along with two Tales RPG titles (the PS2 version of Symphonia, and Rebirth) and Tekken spin-off Death By Degrees.

In addition to the line-up of console and handheld titles below, CESA reports that some 82 PC titles and 37 mobile titles will be on display.

  • Acquire
  • Way of the Samurai 2 (PS2)

  • Arduc
  • C@M-Station (PS2)

  • Game Infinity
  • Mistic Nights (PS2)
  • Digi Dance (Xbox)

  • Koei
  • Samurai Warriors: Xtreme Legends (PS2)
  • Angelique Etoile (PS2)
  • Harukanaru toki no naka de 3 (PS2)
  • Dynasty Warriors (tentative name, PSP)
  • Uncharted Waters Online (PC)

  • Additional games to be exhibited.

  • Enthusia Professional Racing (PS2)
  • Rumble Roses (PS2)
  • Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (PS2)

  • Additional games to be exhibited.

    Cyber Front
  • Koron (PSP)
  • Chuukana Janshi Painyan (PS2)
  • Fantastic Fortune 2 Triple Star (PS2)
  • New Princess Maker game (PS2)

  • Sega/Sammy
  • Phantasy Star Online: Blue Burst (PC)
  • Sakura Taisen V Episode 0: Arano no Samurai Murasume (PS2)
  • Shining Force: Resurrection of the Dark Dragon (GBA)
  • Shining Tears (PS2)
  • New Shining Force (PS2)
  • Dororo (PS2)
  • Altered Beast (PS2)
  • Guilty Gear Isuka (PS2)
  • Strugarden (PC)
  • Berserk (PS2)

  • Additional games to be unveiled on September 14.

  • Zoids Versus III (GC)
  • Zoids Struggle (PS2)
  • Naruto RPG (GBA)
  • Naruto: Gekitou Ninja Taisen! 3 (GC)

  • Tonkin House
  • D > A:White (PS2)

  • Namco
  • Tales of Symphonia (PS2)
  • Tales of Rebirth (PS2)
  • Ace Combat 5 (PS2)
  • Death by Degrees (PS2)
  • Tekken 5 (Arcade)

  • Hudson
  • Tengai Makyou III: Namida (PS2)
  • Rengoku: The Tower of Purgatory (PSP)
  • Momotaro Dentetsu USA (PS2)
  • Boboboubo Boubobo: Dasshutsu! Hajike Royale (GC)
  • Bomberman Battles (PS2)
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