Platinum Games Working On A New Hero-Based Action Game It Hopes Will Be The Studio's Ultraman
Another heroic action game from Platinum.
The next title from Platinum Games has been revealed in the Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu, and details are now coming to light. The title, which is currently known as Project GG, will be directed by Hideki Kamiya (director of Bayonetta). [Update: Platinum Games has released a teaser trailer for Project G.G., which you can watch below. In a blog post, Kamiya confirmed that the project was in early production, and is still years away from release. It will be the first game both developed and published by Platinum Games.]
Prominent tweeter Wario64 has given an overview, based on information posted to Japanese website Ryokutya2089. Kamiya has said that the game is the third and final entry in his "hero" trilogy, following Viewtiful Joe and The Wonderful 101.
In the interview, Kamiya and producer Atsushi Inaba talk about the project in relation to their previous works; they describe Viewtiful Joe as being like their Kamen Rider, while saying that this new game will be more like their Ultraman. There are two different ways one could interpret this in translation: either the game takes some inspiration from Japanese hero Ultraman and the tokusatsu genre, or they intend for the work to be as impactful as Ultraman, which is beloved in Japan and has been hugely influential on pop-culture as a whole.
"Project GG" by Hideki Kamiya is the next project from PlatinumGames, revealed in Famitsu. The last entry of the "Hero Trilogy," which seems to be referring to Viewtiful Joe and The Wonderful 101 as the other two https://t.co/tPsn6VwFZs pic.twitter.com/PMsDz5Ii9I— Wario64 (@Wario64) February 26, 2020
The game, which will be the first title published independently by Platinum Games, is targeting all platforms. Kamiya and Inaba indicate that there are 15 people currently working on it, but the studio hopes to scale up the project considerably to have more developers on it.
More details on Kamiya's "Project GG"— Wario64 (@Wario64) February 26, 2020
• Will be a "big hero" action game, likely Ultraman inspired
• First self-published IP by PlatinumGames
• Targeting all existing platforms
• Last 2 PlatinumGames projects are new games (not ports), last proj. is secret and "interesting"
Unfortunately, we do not have screenshots or video of the game as of yet. This news is still developing, and hopefully more details will come to light soon.
On top of this, Platnium Games is also currently working on Bayonetta 3, which will be a Nintendo Switch exclusive.
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