It's been confirmed that Sony Computer Entertainment president Ken Kutaragi will deliver the pre-show keynote for this year's Tokyo Game Show when the event kicks off on September 22nd.

Kutaragi's speech will be titled 'The next-generation as created by the PlayStation 3' and it's thought that he could make some important announcements regarding Sony's future plans - particularly since the launch of the new console will be less than two months away. Last year's pre-show keynote was delivered by Nintendo president Satoru Iwata - who took the opportunity to unveil the Wii's unique remote controller.

Square-Enix president Yoichi Wada will also address visitors to the show with a speech that will focus on the problems and challenges facing the games industry. There will also be speeches on the MMO and mobile markets, and Epic Games' Jay Wilbur and Mike Capps will be on hand to discuss Unreal Engine 3.

The Tokyo Game Show will take place at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan, from September 22nd - 24th. It's already being billed as the biggest TGS ever, with record consumer and industry attendance anticipated.