Tokyo Games Show Logo

The Tokyo Game Show logo.

The Tokyo Game Show (東京ゲームショウ Tōkyō Gēmu Shō), commonly known as TGS, is a video game expo / convention held annually in the Makuhari Messe, in Chiba, Japan. It is presented by the Computer Entertainment Supplier's Association (CESA) and the Nikkei Business Publications, Inc. It is used by many international video game developers to show off their upcoming games and game-related hardware, though the main focus is on the Japanese market rather than overseas. Like the Leipzig Games Convention (GC), but in contrast to the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the Tokyo Game Show allows the general public to attend during the final two days.

When Capcom features a game from the Ace Attorney series, a trailer, demo, and "Special Court" show are shown.

TGS 2006Edit

The limited edition of the Gyakuten Saiban Meets Orchestra soundtrack album was released during this event on September 22, 2006.

TGS 2010Edit

TGS 2010 ran from September 16 to September 19, 2010.



Special Court 2010Edit

Stage eventEdit

A stage event during the show had Motohide Eshiro, Takeshi Yamazaki, and Tatsuro Iwamoto talk about the development of Gyakuten Kenji 2. They said that the developers went to a "training camp" to talk about the game all day. They then talked about the Logic Chess mechanic, revealing that it would be more involved than the magatama mechanic in that Miles Edgeworth can choose different approaches to the interrogation, such as ask more questions or holding off, rather than just presenting evidence. Iwamoto then talked about some of the new characters in detail:

  • Mikiko Hayami was designed with vitality and physical activity in mind. The host commented on her similarity to Lotta Hart.
  • Tarou Tanaka ("John Doe") was also talked about as a "new" character. Iwamoto added that Tanaka was needed for the second game in a series.
  • The idea behind Teikun Ō was to make a character who was even bigger and more macho than Shi-Long Lang was, seeing as how he was the president of Lang's country.
  • Hakari Mikagami has a priest-like design. Iwamoto added that he liked older women, and so he incorporated this into Edgeworth's rival.

They also revealed an e-mail magazine called Gyakuten Tsuushin that would begin publication at the end of the month.[1]

TGS 2012Edit

More information and details on Gyakuten Saiban 5 (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies) and Layton-kyōju VS Gyakuten Saiban (Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney) were revealed.


  1. JapaneseGIRL. Gyakuten Kenji 2!!!! Court Records. Retrieved on 2010-09-19.