Metal Gear Rising dev building Wii U launch game

E3 2012: Platinum Games at work on single-player title for Nintendo's upcoming console; players control a range of heroes and must vanquish invading aliens.

LOS ANGELES--Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance studio Platinum Games is working on a Wii U launch game in development under the working title Project P-100, according to Nintendo's official website.

The heroes of Project P-100.

A single-player game, Project P-100 is set as Earth is under attack from an invasion of hulking aliens. To fight off the invaders, players take on the roles of a group of "unlikely" heroes, who have banded together to defeat the aliens.

Throughout Project P-100, gamers will traverse numerous stages, finding city-dwellers and recruiting them to join their hero army. The more heroes players gather to their army, the greater their Special Morph Powers will be.

Gamers will command their heroes through the Wii U's GamePad touch screen, where they can control characters like Bonzai Man, Vending Machine Man, and Toilet Bowl Man. For more on Project P-100, tune in to GameSpot's live stage show today beginning at 12 p.m. PDT.

On top of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Platinum Games is at work on Anarchy Reigns, which was recently delayed in North America. The Japanese studio also developed Bayonetta and MadWorld.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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21 comments
x-2tha-z
x-2tha-z

This might be the game that makes me buy a Wii U.

Dragdar
Dragdar

Platinum games are likely THE MOST TALENTED action developer in the world, and surely the best in Japan.

 

they have a bright future ahead.

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sirkibble2
sirkibble2

There is a hero called Toilet Bowl Man. I am sold.

Foppe
Foppe

Why didn't Nintendo show this at their conference?

It looks like a fun game, even if it's not a graphical powerhorse.

ManeFlame
ManeFlame

It better have Nondescript Action Figure Man

X-RS
X-RS

Toilet Bowl Man FTW!!!! \m/

PumpkinBoogie
PumpkinBoogie

I mean, it's cool that they're doing this, but I have to say I think it's a bit too soon to be talking about launch titles when Nintendo can't even tell the general public WHEN or even HOW MUCH the Wii U will actually be (unless this is something they're purposely holding back and devs know something we don't).

 

I guess we can only hope that maybe by the time TGS rolls around maybe they might be willing to give a launch date--even if it's just for Japan.

Rayzakk
Rayzakk

The gameplay looked interesting, but lets hope it goes faster than MG Rising development.

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

Good to see a studio trying to create a brand new IP. The Wii U cannot rely on Nintendo's first party offerings (which will be great) or ports of games also available on Xbox 360 and PS3. Darksiders 2, Mass Effect 3. The Wii U needs new franchises to set it apart, from both Nintendo and the third party developers. So Project P-100 hopefully will be a good game. We shall see. 

Evenios
Evenios

yeah they need to finish the first one. to be honest the Wii U is stating to act like they are tryin to the be the next xbox instead of just tryin focus on strong first party. lego city? really?

omgmike23
omgmike23

maybe the metal gear rising dev should finish metal gear rising...

gtkyzur
gtkyzur

It would be nice if for once someone released a game about humans invading an alien planet instead of aliens invading this @#$% hole.

 

da_chub
da_chub

i did enjoy both madworld and bayonetta...

abnergoinbig
abnergoinbig

looks really cool, i just want to see the price of the wii u first before i get excited for anything.

joujou264
joujou264

 @PumpkinBoogie It'll lanch holiday season 2012. Nintendo doesn't say when and how much, because it would give a advantage to Sony and Microsoft, they could start making console bundles of PS3's with Far Cry 3 and 360's with Assassins Creed 3. But if Nintendo doesn't tell the time to anyone, Sony and Microsoft have just 2 options:

Make bundles now, to be ready for the future, and potentially loose some money;

Or wait for Nintendo to announce the price and time, and release bundles a bit too late.

Also, Nintendo probably wants the hardware to become as cheap as it gets, so that they could sell their IBM multi core, and AMD Radeon Wii U's for a lower price than if they would sell it in this very moment.

joujou264
joujou264

 @Megavideogamer Looks promising, 2 new IP's from 3rd parties for Nintendo, ZombiU and Project P-100. And Ubisoft may make the Rayman franchise exclusive to Nintendo products. Nintendo seems also to suck away Sony's exclusives, Kingdom Hearts DDD, Monster Hunter Tri (G) and Monster Hunter 4. Looking good on the Nintendo front, the only thing we need left, is Miyamoto's new IP, that he's been working on along with the younger Nintendo developers.

PumpkinBoogie
PumpkinBoogie

 @omgmike23 I know, right. Seriously, how long has this title been in 'works' now?? I'm little disappointed it's still not doing to be done until 2013 (IF we're lucky, that schedule will stay on course). I mean, Platinum is cool and all but a Kojima-san they are NOT (in terms of precision and perfection on a MGS project). They need to stay a bit more focused on finishing MGR, first, before they go off spreading themselves thin w/ doing a Wii U-only project. 

Mayleene
Mayleene

 @gtkyzur 

Here's one for ya.  Have Pikmin find parts to build a spaceship.  Spaceship takes off for PlanetXTC with military payload.  Military personnel capture resident aliens on open world RPG (think Xenoblade Chronicles).  After spaceship filled with resident aliens, remaining personnel return to earth with cargo.  Use aliens to rebuild cities with "green" cities (think SimCity).  After a while, alien population growth has grown.  Aliens turn on mankind.  Mankind has to save the planet, only to realize that mankind will have to relocate to some other planet and that planet being where the aliens came from.   Throw in some space pirates and metroids, spectrobes, etc.  

 

Someone else care to take it from there?  LOL