UPDATE: Platinum have now officially updated the Platinum 4 website, revealing the existence of Project G.G. to the world. You can check out the teaser trailer for yourself below. Spoiler alert: it’s pretty god damn rad.
The trailer shows a city besieged by a gigantic monster, while a lone hero transforms into a massive robot in order to do battle. It’s a Platinum developed Kaiju game, and we’re here for it, and not just because there’s a cute dog in the trailer.
The reveal also comes with a blog post from the director, Hideki Kamiya, who describes the risks that PlatinumGames have undergone into order to bring Project G.G. to life: “Project G.G. is different. Unlike any of the games we’ve made so far, it’s going to be a 100% PlatinumGames title. For everything from its setting and characters, to its game design and story, to how it’s promoted – PlatinumGames is in full control.
“Of course, that has its downsides, too. We’ll be taking on new risks that we’ve never had to assume before as a contracted developer. Having full control over the Project G.G. IP gives us a ton of freedom, but also a ton of responsibility. Still, I think we can harness that sense of responsibility and turn it into motivation to make Project G.G. the best game it can be.”
ORIGINAL POST: As part of their ongoing Platinum 4 initiative, PlatinumGames have revealed the second game that they’re currently working on. It’s a mysterious game that’s been referred to as Project G.G., and will see Bayonetta and The Wonderful 101 director Hideki Kamiya serve as director once again.
The new announcement comes from Japanese magazine Famitsu, which has been translated by RyoKutya2089, and states that Project G.G. will continue the idea of Platinum’s take on heroes. Kamiya says that “if Viewtiful Joe is like Kamen Rider’s transformation, and Wonderful 101 is a squadron, Project G.G. is like a huge hero”.
Kamiya and Platinum’s Executive Director and Producer Atsushi Inaba also go on to say that they want to “challenge what Platinum hasn’t done before”, and that they want “betray the user’s expectations, but in a good way”. Lastly, Platinum are looking to self-publish Project G.G., denying funding from recent investors Tencent to do so, and they’re looking to release Project G.G. on all available platforms.
The official Platinum 4 website hasn’t been updated with screenshots yet, but once there’s more information to share, expect an update to this article. Are you excited for Platinum’s newest IP, or are you looking forward to the rest of the Platinum 4? Inaba notes that the final project in Platinum 4 is a big secret, and “very interesting”, so let us know your thoughts in the comments.