Gungrave G.O.R.E Game's Teaser Reveals Winter 2019 Debut

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Yasuhiro Nightow returns as "image director" for PS4 game by Gungrave VR's Iggymob

Sony's "PlayStation LineUp Tour" streaming event on Monday revealed that Gungrave G.O.R.E, the "cinematic action shooting game" that Korean game developer Iggymob is developing for the PlayStation 4, will debut in winter 2019. Monday's event showed a teaser movie for the game:

Yasuhiro Nightow, a veteran of the previous Gungrave games and anime, is once again returning as "image director." Iggymob's Jun is the producer, and DJ Heo is the planning designer. Musai is designing the sound.

Iggymob is developing the game with Unreal Engine 4, and is aiming to develop the game with a higher quality and scale than Gungrave VR.

Red Entertainment's original Gungrave game shipped for the PlayStation 2 in 2002. Ikusabune's Gungrave: Overdose sequel shipped for PlayStation 2 in 2004.

Korean video game publisher Blueside released Gungrave VR, Iggymob's prequel to Gungrave G.O.R.E, for the PlayStation 4 with PlayStation VR in Japan last December. The game goes beyond the story of Gungrave: Overdose, and is an optimized version of the original game for PlayStation VR. The game features infinite shooting, third-person "full-break action," and first-person "dynamic shooting." A PC version for use with Oculus, Vive, and other VR headsets was also planned.

Nightow and composer Tsuneo Imahori returned from the original Gungrave game to work on the VR game. Imahori composed the theme song "Bara Armati" for the game.

The games inspired a 26-episode television anime series that originally aired in 2003-2004. Crunchyroll is streaming the series, and it describes the story:

Death doesn't matter to Brandon Heat. Driven by vengeance, he's back from the grave and bent on crippling Millennion, a massive mafia organization with legions of undead monster enforcers. Armed with his twin handguns—Ceruberus—and a coffin full of heavy weapons, Heat won't stop until Millennion's leader—and Brandon's former best friend—Harry McDowel is destroyed.

Geneon Entertainment released the anime series on DVD in 2004-2005, and Funimation later released the series on DVD in 2009 and 2011, and on Blu-ray Disc in 2011.

Source: PlayStation LineUp Tour livestream event

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