On September 1, the Tokyo Game Show announced that they will host a digital concert series. The event, dubbed the Tokyo Game Music Fes, will be a pair of orchestral concerts, which will feature arrangements of melodies from popular video games.
The event will be divided into two “stages”: The TGS 2021 Special Stage, and the TGS 25th Anniversary Stage. The “TGS 2021 Special Stage” show will be held on October 2, while the “TGS 25th Anniversary Stage” concert is slated for October 3. Doors for the first concert will open on October 2 at 17:00 JST (October 2 at 4:00AM EDT / 1:00AM PDT).
Sakura Wars is listed as the first title in the set list for the TGS 25th Anniversary Stage show. In addition, the site is hosting a new “Sakura Wars 25 Anniversary” emblem. The emblem is a red-and-black gradient image of Sakura Shinguji, Sakura Amamiya, Erica Fontaine, and Gemini Sunrise that features artwork that was previously used on the poster for Kohei Tanaka’s orchestral concert.
The announced concert game lineups are as follows:
TGS 25th Anniversary Stage
- Sakura Wars
- Revelations: Persona
- Atelier Marie / Atelier Ryza
- Tales of Phantasia
- Star Ocean / Star Ocean First Departure
- Resident Evil series
- NiGHTS into dreams…
- Wild ARMS
- Arc The Lad II
- Genso Suikoden
TGS 2021 Special Stage
- Final Fantasy X
- Metal Gear Solid 4
- Genshin Impact
- Phantasy Star Online
- Romance of the Three Kingdoms: Hadou
- Nobunaga’s Ambition: Shinsei
- Sonic Colors: Ultimate
- Monster Hunter series
In both concerts, the number of songs per title will vary.
Tickets to both shows are available via Eventregist. Customers are able to purchase tickets to a single show, or to both as a bundle. The pricing is as follows:
- Single Show: 3,850 yen
- Single Show with Bonuses: 4,950 yen
- Both Shows With Bonuses: 8,250 yen
Bonus items include a digital brochure, a special performance video with gaming footage, and a special streaming concert by Thumva. The Thumva concert will include a mix of performances featuring “big bands, pipe organs, and a variety of other performance styles that are different from the main stage.”