New Platinum 4 game is Ultraman homage Project G.G. A Go-Go!
The next game from Bayonetta and The Wonderful 101 creator Hideki Kamiya will be Platinum Games’ first ever self-published title.
The second of the four secret Platinum Games titles has been revealed and while the teaser trailer doesn’t show any gameplay it makes it very obvious that it’s a homage to Ultraman and kaiju shows.
The game is currently only known by the working title Project G.G. and was unveiled in the pages of Japanese games mag Famitsu.
Just in case you haven’t picked up your copy yet though, Gematsu has translated a portion of an interview where Kamiya describes the game as the third part in his superhero trilogy.
He’s never used that term before, but it makes sense as the other two games are Viewtiful Joe and The Wonderful 101, which are based on common tokusatsu tropes.
‘Where Viewtiful Joe is Kamen Rider-esque in that one guy transforms into a hero and The Wonderful 101 is more like a group of people transforming into heroes, Project G.G. is a giant hero-esque title’, says Kamiya.
Kamiya also states that the action will not be the only focus of the game. There’s no indication of exactly what that means but the police investigation elements of last year’s Astral Chain shows how Platinum has already been experimenting with a mix of genres.
The new game only seems to have recently entered development, but Platinum is opening a new 100-person studio to work on it, rather than just the current 15 staff.
It’s confirmed to be aiming for release on all existing platforms, which given the time frame undoubtably includes the PlayStation 5 and, probably, Xbox Series X.
The Platinum 4 website has also been updated and Kamiya has written a short blog about the game on its own official website.
He mostly talks about how excited he is that the game is self-published, meaning that Platinum will own the rights to the game and can do anything they want with it, after having turned down additional investment deals in order to ensure they have full control.
Finally, it’s implied that the last two Platinum 4 games are both original IPs, or at least not remasters, with the fourth and final one apparently being especially ‘interesting’.
The first of the Platinum 4 games though was a remaster and the final bit of Platinum news today is that The Wonderful 101: Remastered will be released on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC on 19 May in North America (and hopefully Europe).
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