Bandai Namco Entertainment Reveals Their Tokyo Game Show 2023 Activities

Written by Chad

September 6, 2023

Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc. and Bandai Namco Online Inc. will be participating at Tokyo Game Show 2023 (TGS2023), which will be the first time in four years that the entire show will be held, and will be one of the largest ever. The theme of the exhibit will be “Connect with Fans” to deliver the appeal of IP (Intellectual Property such as characters) to fans.

Under the “Fun for All into the Future” slogan, Bandai Namco’s Mid-Term Vision is to “Connect with Fans,” and they aim to deeply connect with a wide range of stakeholders including IP fans, business partners, Group employees, and communities around the world. The companies will be exhibiting at TGS2023 to deliver games that exceed the expectations of the fans in our core game business based on our basic policy of delivering “deep and lasting, quality content” and “diverse entertainment,” and to further revitalize the game market in the future.

At TGS2023, which will be held from September 21 to 24, 2023 for the first time in four years, the family area and cosplay area will return to the on-site venue utilizing the entire Makuhari Messe. In addition, the “TGS VR” virtual venue, which was available in 2021, will be accessible through PC, head-mounted displays, and smartphones. Online planning will also be enhanced, making this one of the largest hybrid events ever held.

At TGS2023, under the theme of “Connect with Fans,” three “Connecting” measures will be implemented —

  1. Connecting in the Real World
    • Photo booths that recreate the world of the games will be set up, and seven titles will have playable demos.
  2. Connecting Online
    • 30-hour livestream with “THE iDOLM@STER” series characters as ambassadors.
  3. Connecting Digitally
    • ​​​​​​​Connecting with fans digitally through social networking services (SNS) with the “#Like and Connect” campaign.​​​​​​​


Connecting in the Real World

At the venue, there will be a corner to try out the latest games, special stages, and photo booths where visitors can immerse themselves in the world of the games. Please visit the Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc. / Bandai Namco Online Inc. booth and experience the excitement live.

Playable Demos of the Latest Games

  • TEKKEN 8
  • SYNDUALITY: Echo of Ada
  • SD Gundam G Generation ETERNAL

*The booths will be open to the public on September 23 and 24, 2023, and are now accepting applications for reservation slots which will be chosen at random.

Special Stage

    • *Now accepting applications for reservation slots which will be chosen at random.
  • TEKKEN 8
  • SYNDUALITY: Echo of Ada
  • Blue Protocol

Photo Booth

  • TEKKEN 8
  • SYNDUALITY: Echo of Ada
  • Blue Protocol

The latest games and playable demos will be available for advance reservations through the “Event Check-in” system. By making reservations in advance for the day and time you wish to visit, you can enjoy the games smoothly without any long line-ups on the day of the event!

For more information, please visit:

Connecting Online

“Bandai Namco TV in TGS2023″ will be broadcast with characters from THE iDOLM@STER series as ambassadors. A variety of content for fans who cannot attend the real event will be delivered and to Connect with Fans even after the event is over.


Three Idols from THE iDOLM@STER SHINY COLORS will become Ambassadors

From around 10:00 AM JST September 23  to 5:00 PM JST September 24, “Bandai Namco 30 Hour TV” will be livestreaming non-stop. Tenka Osaki, Kaho Komiya, and Toru Asakura from THE iDOLM@STER SHINY COLORS will become ambassadors to liven up the program! In addition, idol candidates from “PROJECT IM@S vα-liv” will participate as special supporters and take on various game challenges during the program.

After the on-site venue closes, the program will continue to offer various content such as Tales of Arise 2nd Anniversary special streaming, RTA (Real Time Attack) project, and more.

With the cooperation of the general incorporated association “RTA in Japan,” RTA players will run through the three titles, Tales of AriseWe Love Katamari REROLL + Royal Reverie, and Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series, at the fastest speed, so don’t miss it!

The following is a list of the performers:

General Moderators

  • Ryouran Hyakka (September 23)
  • Shohei Taguchi (September 24)


    • Tenka Osaki
    • Kaho Komiya
    • Toru Asakura

For more information, please visit the official website:

Special Supporters

  • From “PROJECT IM@S vα-liv”
    • Cosmo Kamizuru
    • Tomori Manaka
    • Sara Letora Oliveira Utagawa

For more information, please visit the official website:

RTA (Real Time Attack)

  • Tales of Arise
    • Runner: braster, Commentary: Celia/Eku
  • We Love Katamari REROLL + Royal Reverie
    • Runner: Harutomo
  • Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series
    • Runner: Neko

Connecting Digitally

The “#Like and Connect” campaign with fans through social media has started from August 29, 2023.

Post comments, illustrations, and photos related to Bandai Namco Entertainment and Bandai Namco Online products! Earn points by posting on X (formerly Twitter) with the hashtag “#Like and Connect” or by replying to or reposting (retweeting) posts with “#Like and Connect”. The campaign postings will be displayed on a large screen at the on-site venue! Campaign postings may also be introduced on large monitors at the on-site venues and on the livestream program!

To participate in the campaign, please visit:

*Only residents of Japan can enter the campaign.


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