With Blip Festival's annual chip music extravaganza in New York City and the inaugural European event last year at Denmark, it was only a matter of time before organizers announced a version of the show for Japan. Blip Fest Tokyo was just announced for September 4-5 (unfortunately for traveling game journalists, that's two weeks before Tokyo Game Show).

The two-day show will take place at Tokyo's Koenji High venue and will feature local artists like legendary composer Hirokazu "Hip" Tanaka (Metroid, Donkey Kong), popular chip group YMCK, Portalenz (USK and Maru), Quarta330, and Hally.

Western musicians and VJs like Nullsleep, Starpause, No Carrier, Bit Shifter, Trash80, Little-Scale, and Stu are also slated to play at Blip Fest Tokyo. Organizers add that they will eventually announce more acts; I'm personally hoping to see Omodaka and Kplecraft included on the list. This seems even bigger than Fami-Mode!