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Nintendo Figures Big at TGS 2003

by Jonathan Metts - August 28, 2003, 5:51 pm EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: TGS Press Release

The Tokyo Games Show press machine has officially kicked off. Find out how NCL President Satoru Iwata will be involved.

Today the date and plans for the 2003 Tokyo Games Show were announced. It will take place in its perennial location, the Makuhari Messe in Japan, on September 26 (Friday) through September 28 (Sunday). As in past years, the first day is open only to business and press, but the other two days are open to the public.

Of special note this year is the announcement that Satoru Iwata, the top man at Nintendo Co. Ltd., will be delivering the show's keynote address. The scheduled topic of his speech is "20 Years After the Nintendo Famicom: The Past, Present, and Future of the Videogame Industry".

Iwata's involvement is quite significant, considering that Nintendo has traditionally not had a large presence at TGS since it falls very close to their own Spaceworld show. But, with Spaceworld canceled indefinitely, Nintendo seems to be seizing this opportunity to show off their upcoming products to Japanese gamers.

We are still trying to confirm the size and location of Nintendo's area on the show floor; check back for updates soon.

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