For a few days, Gormaru Island has been teasing Godzilla returning to video games. There was speculation that a new Godzilla game was going to be announced at Tokyo Game Show. As it turned out, the reveal was not a new Godzilla game but a collaboration between Passion Republic Games' kaiju fighter GigaBash and Godzilla was announced. The collaboration was revealed with a short twelve second teaser and it has fans excited after learning Godzilla is returning to the fighter genre.
Fans have been clamoring for a new Godzilla for some time asking for a new Godzilla fighting game. They were asking Pipeworks Studios to port over the trilogy of Godzilla fighting games (Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee, Godzilla: Save the Earth, and Godzilla Unleashed) to the current generation of consoles and PCs, begging Legendary and Warner Bros. to make a Monsterverse fighting game, and even asking the developers of Multiversus (Warner's version of Super Smash Bros.) if Godzilla can be added to the roster.
While a 2.5-D video game based on the Monsterverse is in the works, there has not been a push from triple-A developers to try and make a new Godzilla fighting game. Godzilla has appeared in Call of Duty just this past Summer alongside Kong, but you could not control the monsters and have them fight each other. As for Multiversus, one developer did reply to a user on Twitter saying, "King of the monsters is in another realm, Doc," essentially meaning it's not happening. There is a rumor that a leaked roster for the game did list Godzilla to be added alongside other oddball characters such as the Wicked Witch from The Wizard of Oz, Beetlejuice from Beetlejuice, Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings series, etc., but this is just a rumor and should be taken with a handful of salt until there is confirmation.
By adding Godzilla into GigaBash, fans are hoping that this is one step closer to getting a new Godzilla video game. The last Godzilla game that was released on a console was Godzilla: The Game for PlayStation 3/PlayStation 4 and that was seven years ago. The game was met with a lot of criticism with clunky controls and repetitive gameplay. GigaBash received a more warmer welcome rejuvenating the kaiju fighting genre fans were looking for.
It seems like by adding Godzilla to GigaBash's roster, Toho Co. are just dipping their toes into video games to figure out if there is an interest for a new Godzilla game. If GigaBash does well, it would help show Toho Co. there is enough interest to consider another shot at making a Godzilla game fans have been asking for.
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