The schedule for Tokyo Game Show 2020 has been unveiled as the annual convention has moved online after initially being cancelled earlier this year.
The show will take place on the weekend of September 24-27, beginning at 8pm on Thursday evening (Japan Standard Time, which makes it about 7am EST Thursday morning) with keynote livestreams from Microsoft Japan, Square Enix and Lightning Games. This marks the first year Japan's Xbox division has featured on the TGS "showfloor" for many years, as Microsoft is keen to improve the console's market position in the country with the next generation.
Xbox boss Phil Spencer has previously spoken about the company's lacklustre performance in Japan as 'unacceptable', and opening the biggest games expo in the region's calendar with a 50-minute showcase seems aimed squarely at fixing that with the Xbox Series X launch closing in.
Speaking of squares, Square-Enix will then follow with their own 50-minute presentation which should include more information about Platinum Games' Babylon's Fall.
Other bumper-sized showcases include Koei-Tecmo and Bandai-Namco, as well as 50 minutes of Level-5. Other major publishers in attendance include Konami and Capcom, who will be airing stages of the Street Fighter V Japan League and also should have more footage of Resident Evil: Village or VIIIage or 8age or however we're supposed to be spelling it.
Outside of the main schedule,which you can see at this link, there is also a Night City Wire stream planned to show off a bit more of Cyberpunk 2077 on the Saturday, September 26.
Are you excited to see more next-gen titles at Tokyo Game Show 2020? Which bit of the schedule will you be waking up early for?