Godzilla PS3/PS4 Game Gets N. American Release in Summer 2015
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Bandai Namco Games announced on Friday that it will release the new Godzilla game on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 in North America in summer 2015. Video game news source IGN posted a video to reveal the announcement.
The game was originally announced for release only in Japan on PlayStation 3. Bandai Namco announced that the game is appearing on The Game Awards, which began airing at 9:00 p.m. ET on Friday.
Players will be able to control both the classic TOHO version of the monster and the 2014 American film Godzilla in the game. The game will also feature the Type 92 Maser tanks, Super X 2, Super X III, Super Mecha Godzilla, and MFS-3 — as well as Godzilla's rivals: King Ghidorah, Biollante, Mothra, Mecha Godzilla, Jet Jaguar, Hedorah, and Destoroyah.
The "ultra-destructive Godzilla action" game commemorates the 60th anniversary of the titular monster by letting you play the monster itself against human civilization, as you clear missions by destroying buildings and weapons. The game recreates the camera angles that invoke the sense of scale, the fireworks explosions, and the latest techniques from the original tokusatsu (special effects) films.
Famitsu magazine described a backstory that takes its cues from TOHO's first Godzilla movies: Godzilla, who appeared in Tokyo in 1954 and was brought down by the secret weapon Oxygen Destroyer, has somehow made landfall again. As the players complete missions to destroy civilization, Godzilla will increase size and physical strength. Godzilla starts at 50 meters (164 feet) and can grow to double that size. Players gain points when Godzilla destroys the town, but the resistance from humanity becomes more difficult as the game goes on.
Godzilla for the PlayStation 3 arrives on December 18 for 7,600 yen (about US$64). The first copies of the game will include an early unlock code for the Hollywood Godzilla (2014) as a bonus extra. Pre-orders will include one of three randomly distributed "Heat Up Godzilla" reproductions of theater bonus figurines.
Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the news tip
[Via Hardcore Gamer]
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