Binary Domain flips the switch in early 2012

Yakuza creator's squad-based third-person shooter about a robotic uprising gets a new release window.

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Humanity's inevitable subjugation by its own sentient robotic creations has a new kickoff window. Sega today announced an early 2012 launch for Binary Domain, the third-person squad-based shooter from Yakuza creator Toshihiro Nagoshi.

Gesundheit!

Binary Domain is set in Tokyo in the year 2080, a time when humans are locked in battle with robots. In the game, players take control of a human peacekeeping team set on regaining control of the city.

"When you hear sci-fi you may think of cold, clinical environments, but with Binary Domain I wanted to combine this with a deep human drama," Nagoshi said upon the game's announcement. "The keyword we have in mind for this project is 'Life.' I wanted to make something that will be accepted by both the Japanese and Western markets, and this fundamental theme is something everyone knows but which the full extent of can be difficult to grasp."

Speaking with GameSpot, Nagoshi also discussed the mechanics of how the game handles squad-based combat, the development team's focus on strong friendly AI, and how he intends to breathe fresh life into a well-worn man-versus-robots premise. Check out the complete interview with Toshihiro Nagoshi for more.

Discussion

22 comments
earthking
earthking

The gameplay looks like Vanquish....Looks promising.

Land-0-Funk
Land-0-Funk

robotic uprising?... sounds promising :D

DennisWZH
DennisWZH

yakuza has a strong story and strong characters.. so no doubt this game, from the creator of yakuza, will have those elements as well..

Shady84Porter
Shady84Porter

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halosqrrl
halosqrrl

don't get your hopes up its sega

daub11
daub11

i'm just glad that it will be out for the 360 and i'm also hoping that the game will have awsome graphics.

bulldog49
bulldog49

Wow, kind of reminds me of a mix of terminator and irobot, like if the robot wars in terminator started slowly, not with the machines nuking the bejesus out of the known world lol

kyle_360
kyle_360

looks more like i robot then terminator

lapiza
lapiza

@visionedorange i'd be more tempted to say matrix prequel: rise of the machine

visionedorange
visionedorange

they've already got titles for the sequels up: 1) I, binary domain 2) Binary domain: the sega connor chronicles 3) binary domain 2: judgement day (couldn't help it = 3 )

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Shady84Porter

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smoman5000
smoman5000

the voice acting is pretty bad, but damn does that look like a good game.

emperiox
emperiox

Looks awesome, but MY GOSH the trailer music SUCKS. It reminds me of the Dragon Age: Origins trailer music of "This Is War" by 30 Seconds To Mars...

SLjimbolian
SLjimbolian

This sounds interesting to me. I'll keep an eye on this one when more info is out.

yboucher
yboucher

Taking more than a few cues from Vanquish...

Recarnator
Recarnator

That dude in the blue suit looks like G-Man from Half-life..... with out a face...