Spotted: Clover Studio's next game

Okami release event yields God Hand announcement.

Today in Tokyo, Clover Studios held a press conference to commemorate the upcoming launch of its groundbreaking action game Okami.

While the game hits shelves in Japan on April 20, the real news from the Okami event was about Clover's next project. The press event gave producer Atsushi Inaba and director Hideki Kamiya an opportunity to discuss the game's long development process--as well as officially announce their newest game, God Hand.

After discussing Okami's graphical evolution and the extensive fine-tuning process to achieve the right level of difficulty, the developers gave the attending press a brief preview of their newest game, God Hand, according to a Dengeki Online report and Capcom Japan's Web site.

This will be the second completely new property developed by Clover Studios since Capcom set up the independent development house in 2004.

Though the designers declined to provide details about the game, Inaba and Kamiya showed footage that seems to prove that God Hand will be a fighting game--though Clover Studios describes the game's genre as "god action."

The studio has slated God Hand for a 2006 release and promises more information at E3. In the meantime, the game's Japanese teaser site provides some insight into the game's design.

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20 comments
Reetesh
Reetesh

Yeah Great thing. It should Be NEXT gen THough.

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

i'll check out the demo if there is one to come.

WeeWeeJumbo
WeeWeeJumbo

I really, really dug Viewtiful Joes 1 and 2, in fact I'm playing through part 1 now--both of them were $15 or less, new, so I got them together. If Capcom/Clover could atone for Red Hot Rumble with a fighter that's actually good, I'd be down. It will be hard to top The Warriors, though. I haven't played any better beat-em-up game, ever; The Warriors INCLUDES an emulated Double Dragon, for chrissakes. BTW if you think Final Fight was good, you are wrong. And Clover is a Capcom joint? Weird, didn't Clover do the graphics for The Wind Waker? I thought Clover was independent. I guess both can be true. What a crazy universe.

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

Ugh! Sounds like it's gonna be a beat-em-up. :(

troakun
troakun

God action game... as in a sand box title????

Fallout_red
Fallout_red

A 3D fighting game by Capcom???!!!! Looks like the days of Tekken are over.

gibb1
gibb1

this game is about???

robowarriorx
robowarriorx

God Hand=Berserk...the crimson behelit of the god hand. Eh, probably totally unrelated, but if it was anything at all like Berserk (the anime and manga, not the DC game) it could be very cool. I generally love Cap anyway, and Clover is awesome, so no matter what it is, hopefully, it will be excellent.

rbarahona
rbarahona

Clover studios have produced some great and fun games. Okami has a great graphical style and I'm looking forward to play this game. As for God Hand, the game looks promising.

beanie-g
beanie-g

If Mikami's on board, it's going to be cool......

ragingoptimistu
ragingoptimistu

As a big fan of the Viewtiful Joe games, I eagerly look forward to Okami. God Hand seems to have some really good people behind it, but I have no idea what "god action" is.

NeoJedi
NeoJedi

"God Action"... that's just funny. :lol:

WolfSkill5544
WolfSkill5544

More cool games for the ps2 which is great, but I'm concerning about the games for the PS3. We have God of War 2 and now God Hand; kind of scary situation for the PS3.

Donkeljohn
Donkeljohn

Definitely looking forward to Okami. For some reason I can't help but equate god hand with . . . G Gundam . . .

gameloverx
gameloverx

Capcom's showing big bucks in the USA and Japan. Three cheers for Capcom horray horray horray!

waytoomuch
waytoomuch

because of its pedigre, i think god hand has a really huge potenial, lets hope for the best.

n2Deepeth
n2Deepeth

Ehrgeiz comes to mind, because God Hand, aka Ken Mishima (perhaps related to the Tekken Mishimas) was in that game. It wasn't half bad either - plus it had the FF7 characters. But it's probably not related anyway.

paradyme777
paradyme777

What is God Hand going to be about anyways?