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Tokyo Game Show 2022: How to Watch, Schedule, What to Expect

Tokyo Game Show 2022 will run from Sept. 15 to Sept. 18 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan.
Tokyo Game Show 2022 will run from Sept. 15 to Sept. 18 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan. / Image courtesy of Computer Entertainment Supplier's Association

After having an all-digital format in 2020 and 2021, Tokyo Game Show 2022 (TGS) is set to hold an in-person venue open for both business and general visitors.

Though those fortunate enough to visit Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan will surely have the best seats in the house, there will still be plenty of showcases and announcements to digest for those tuning in online — including the virtual "booth area," Tokyo Game Show VR 2022.

Here's a breakdown of how to watch Tokyo Game Show 2022.

Tokyo Game Show 2022: How to Watch

Like other live gaming showcase events such as Gamescom 2022, as well as in previous iterations of the event, Tokyo Game Show 2022 will broadcast Official Programs in Japanese with a live English interpretation.

No pre-registration or premium login is required to view the Official Programs, which will be streamed online by the Computer Entertainment Supplier's Association (CESA) and exhibitors via Twitch, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, niconico, China’s Huya, DouYu and other video platforms.

Tokyo Game Show 2022: Schedule

Tokyo Game Show 2022 will run from Sept. 15 to Sept. 18 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan.

Aside from the in-person venue, which will be open for those four days, the TGS 2022 Official Programs include Official Exhibitor Programs, keynote speeches, organizer programs created in cooperation with game media, the "Sense of Wonder Night (SOWN)" presentation event by indie game developers, and the announcement and presentation of the "Japan Game Awards."

Unfortunately, at the time of publication, the specific dates, times and lineup of TGS 2022 Official Programs have yet to revealed in full.

We will update this section once more information on the official schedule is released, so feel free to check back soon.

Tokyo Game Show 2022: What to Expect

Year after year, TGS has included presentations from some of the biggest publishers in the world, including Xbox, Square Enix, Ubisoft, Capcom, Konami, HoYoverse and Bandai Namco.

Aside from the event's traditional Online Opening show, which started around 9 p.m. ET last year, the festivities for each day during TGS tend to start at 4 p.m. JST (3 a.m. ET).