DDT “TOKYO GAME SHOW 2017 – 4GAMER.NET X DDT – DAY 1”, 21/09/2017
Chiba Makuhari Messe – 4Gamer.net Booth
1. Yuka Sakazaki & Syoko Nakajima defeated Azusa Takigawa & Nonoko when Sakazaki pinned Takigawa with the Magical Girl Splash (10:40).
2. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo defeated Masahiro Takanashi & Yuki Ueno when Endo pinned Ueno with the Swivel Torture Rack Bomb (9:42).
3. Antonio Honda defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani with a Japanese Leg Roll Clutch (7:18).
4. Konosuke Takeshita & Diego defeated Mizuki Watase & Daiki Shimomura when Takeshita submitted Shimomura with a Dragon Sleeper (7:03).
5. Isami Kodaka & Takumi Tsukamoto defeated Ryuichi Sekine & Takato Nakano when Kodaka pinned Nakano with the Diving Double Knee Drop (10:21).
Day 1 of DDT’s trip to the Tokyo Game Show was headlined by a BASARA match. The bout was sponsored by the upcoming Switch title “Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes” and featured an appearance by the game’s creator Suda 51. He entered the ring to “Real American”. Isami Kodaka told Suda that he usually brings a sword into the ring with him but did not have one today. So he asked Suda if he could borrow a beam katana from him. Suda didn’t have one with him. Kodaka then asked him to rank the wrestlers in the United Assassins Association as he commentated on the match. Kodaka appealed to Suda’s wrestling tastes by doing the Pro Wrestling LOVE pose, hitting the Shining Wizard and calling out Bruiser Brody when he did the match winning Diving Double Knee Drop. Afterwards Suda told Kodaka they will work out a way for him to be referenced in “Travis Strikes Again”. Suda’s idea is to use an existing Fire Pro Wrestling name for his character. So when you play the game look out for Blade Musha (or Blade Warrior), the son of Isami!
Match #4 was a collaboration with “Ryu Ga Gotoku Kiwami 2” (“Yakuza Kiwami 2”) and “Hokuto Ga Gotoku”, the Fist of the North Star game being made by the same team. The series producer revealed that Kiwami 2 will feature appearances by Riki Choshu, Tatsumi Fujinami, Genichiro Tenryu, Keiji Muto and Masahiro Chono. The DDT wrestlers all asked if they could be in the game too. Danshoku Dino encouraged all of them to use the games as inspiration for their match to impress the producer. Mizuki Watase & Daiki Shimomura brought chairs into the ring and acted like gangsters while Konosuke Takeshita and Diego unleashed their inner dragons to fight them off. Takeshita especially took some moves from Fujinami’s moveset, obviously including the ones with Dragon in the name, to win the match. The producer was impressed but sadly the game is too late in its development to add in any more characters. However there will be a performance audition taking place for “Hokuto Ga Gotoku” in the future. Takeshita mentioned he is exactly the same height and weight as the main character Kenshiro. He said he’ll go to the audition with the goal of becoming a hidden character in the game.
Before Match #3 began, Danshoku Dino spoke about playing “LovePlus EVERY”. He asked Antonio Honda and Nobuhiro Shimatani who their favourite girls are in the games. Their answers led to them arguing over who was better and it led into their match. Dino calmed things down after the match by telling Honda and Shimomura that they can both download their favourite girls in LovePlus EVERY. Yes, this match was product placement.
Nonoko made sure to find the location of the Bushiroad booth and had it in her line of sight when she did the Boinmaker in her match.