Well-known companies such as Namco Bandai, Electronic Arts and Cherry Credits will be bringing their popular games in the league of Tekken Tag Tournament 2FIFA 12 and Dragon Nest SEA to the convention.

Avid and casual fans alike can check out the exclusive new footage of Namco Bandai’s upcoming titles this season, including explosive hits such as One Piece Pirate Warriors, Hitman Absolution, DBZ Kinect and Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 3.

Here are some of the tournaments that will be ongoing at STGCC this year:

Persona 4: Arena 3v3 Team Battle Tournament

FIFA 12: 2v2 Team Versus Championships

Super Street Fighter IV: 5v5 Team Battle Tournament

Ultimate Marvel vs Campcom 3 Singles Tournament

Tekken Tag Tournament 2

Soul Calibur 5 tournament

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Joining the line-up of pop culture personalities from Japan, Knuckle Bear’s designer TOUMA and top-notch character designer Itou Noizi will be at STGCC for the first time in Singapore.

A Knuckle Bear. Picture courtesy of TOUMA.

TOUMA worked as a character designer for Sega for nearly 10 years before he became a freelance figure artist in 2002.

The following year, he released his most famous character Knuckle Bear, becoming popular not only in Japan but also in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Europe, and the United States, making his name known as a truly global artist.

In 2005, he established his company TOUMART Inc., and held his first solo exhibition in the United States.

To date, TOUMA has collaborated on designs of characters like Godzilla, Star Wars, Alien vs Predator, Transformers, Powerpuff Girls, and countless others. In 2011, TOUMA reached his 10th Anniversary but postponed celebrations due to the Tohoku-Kanto earthquake disaster. 2012 marks his official Anniversary celebration.

Shana from Shakugan no Shana. Photo courtesy of Itou Noizi.

Also from Japan, top character designer Itou Noizi, will be coming to meet her fans in Singapore for the very first time. Widely known for her involvement as a character designer for hit Anime titles like The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and Shakugan no Shana, Itou has also recently illustrated for the game Kamisama to Unmei Kakumei no Paradox or Kamipara for short.

This year’s Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention (STGCC) is on from the 1-2 September 2012 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.

It aims to bring an awesome showcase of pop culture’s coolest and latest products, and fantastic appearances of characters from the worlds of superheroes, villains and realms of fantasy.

Website: STGCC

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