BitSummit X-Roads to Feature a Rare Performance by Yuzo Koshiro

BitSummit, now celebrating ten years of the best of Japanese indies, reveals musical acts Yuzo Koshiro and Professor Sakamoto will be joining the BitSummit X-Roads (pronounced crossroads) stage. Co-founder of the award-winning “Extra Credits,” James Portnow, will also appear. Fans can catch them live Saturday, August 6, and Sunday, August 7, 2022, in Kyoto, and viewable online through BitSummit’s YouTube, TikTok and Bili Bili, and Twitch channels.

BitSummit is excited to welcome acclaimed composer Yuzo Koshiro (Streets of Rage, Sol Cresta) for the first time. Joining Koshiro is long-time BitSummit musical guest and opening act, Professor Sakamoto. Both will perform together for a unique world premiere collaboration in honor of BitSummit’s tenth anniversary.

Award-winning online web series creator James Portnow will also take the BitSummit X-Roads stage. As part of the Extra Credits team, Portnow has become a critically acclaimed storyteller and watched their channel grow to 2.6 million subscribers. In addition to Extra Credits, Portnow is an accomplished game designer and consultant best known for his theories on socially positive design.

BitSummit is honored to count Premier Audio Brand EPOS as a sponsor of BitSummit X-Roads and patron of the indie developers exhibiting on the show floor this year. EPOS will provide premium gaming headsets for each indie developer booth at BitSummit. “EPOS is very excited to be supporting game developers of all sizes,” said Roland Goh, EPOS Marketing Manager for APAC. “BitSummit has been an integral event to bring creators and fans together from across the world, and we are proud to be supporting the event in 2022 and beyond.”

BitSummit X-Roads will take place Saturday, August 6, and Sunday, August 7, 2022. Operating hours are from 10:00 AM JST until 5:00 PM JST. BitSummit X-Roads will broadcast from the main stage on both days live on YouTube, Twitch, TikTok, and Bili Bili in Japanese, English, and Chinese.

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