The next generation of PlayStation and X-Box consoles are almost upon us and there are currently rumors of a new "pro" model of the Nintendo Switch floating around. With new consoles has to come with new games. Through out this year, Sony and Microsoft has been butting heads to promote their next big consoles (PlayStation 5 and X-Box Series X) with presentation after presentation. Nintendo, however, is just there not doing any big presentations. Honestly, I wish they would just do at least one general Nintendo Direct concentrating on first party games instead of third party like Indie World Direct and Partner Presentation Direct, but I digress. Today, I am listing all of the upcoming video games in the kaiju genre that you may want to watch out for.
Being developed under PlatinumGames, Project G.G. is a video game that is inspired by the Ultraman series and was revealed on February 26th, 2020. Project G.G. is just a working title, so an official title has yet to be revealed. Aside from a cinematic trailer that confirms the game is in development there is no other information about the game itself. The reason of making the game is because PlatinumGames wants to make a game that is 100% their own. In the past, the studio has mostly made games for other companies with titles such as The Wonderful 101, Bayonetta, Mad World, Star Fox Zero, Astral Chain, and many others. Most of these games either belong to Nintendo or SEGA with a few from Square Enix, Konami, DeNA, Activision, and CyGames.
In February 2020, PlatinumGames launched a Kickstarter campaign to release The Wonderful 101 Remastered for Nintendo Switch, PC, and Playstation 4 and were able to raise US$2.25 million within hours. This is the first title that was released under their own studio independently, but it was still based on another studio's property.
"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." – Hideki Kamiya, Director of Project G.G.
It does not have a release date as of yet. If you have been a fan of The Wonderful 101, Bayonetta, or any of PlatinumGames' other titles then Project G.G. is a game that you may want to keep your eyes peeled for any new updates.
Click here to view the trailer.
Dawn Of The Monsters:
Revealed on July 12th, 2019, 13AM Games announced a 2.5-D side-scrolling beat'em up game titled Dawn Of The Monsters. 13AM Games is mainly known for their other three games, Runbow Pirate Pop, and Double Cross. Dawn Of The Monsters was first revealed at G-Fest XXVI, which was held in Chicago. G-Fest is a small convention where fans of Godzilla and other giant monster franchises come to gather and meet celebrities, show off independent projects or fan films, and hold contests. It's basically Comic-Con for fans of this specific genre. Upon the game's reveal, 13AM Games showed off a small amount of gameplay and little details of what the game is about. After the game's reveal, the studio released a figure for a limited time of the game's star monster, Megadon.
One year later on July 11th, 2020, Dawn Of The Monsters had a forty-five minute panel at an online convention called, Kaiju Con-line. The panel presented a pre-alpha build of the game showing gameplay, revealing more details about the monsters you play as and the monsters you'll fighting against, the game's story, release date, and platforms the game will be playable on.
"The year is 2065, and Earth has been invaded by a destructive horde of colossal monsters known as the NEPHILIM. In the wake of the apocalypse, D.A.W.N. (Defense Alliance World Network) was created as an organization dedicated to researching Nephilim and protecting humankind. They do so by creating monsters of their own to meet the Nephilim on equal footing. Amidst internal conflicts and switching loyalties, it becomes apparent that larger threats that not even DAWN is prepared to deal with…"
So far, the roster of playable monsters are Megadon and Ganira, but seeing as the game is 1-4 players more playable monsters will be added to the roster. Dawn Of The Monsters will only support local multiplayer with no plans of any online multiplayer. The game will be released in the first half of 2021 on all platforms (PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Playstation 5, XBox One, and XBox Series X).
Click here to watch the online panel.
GigaBash is a 1-4 player arena fighting game under the development of Passion Republic Games. The game was first revealed on September 12, 2019 at Tokyo Game Show 2019. Passion Republic Games are a newly created group of developers based in Malaysia with a team that have decades of experience in providing outsourcing services to AAA developers and publishers worldwide. GigaBash is also this studio's first ever game under their development.
The game is similar to Atari's Godzilla fighter trilogy games (Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee, Godzilla: Save the Earth, and Godzilla Unleashed) in terms of game play. Two - four monsters are dropped into a city based arena and the goal is to knock out the other monsters while also causing as much destruction as possible. Just like the "RAGE" mechanic in the Godzilla fighting games, GigaBash has this same mechanic called "S-Class" where your monster grows bigger and stronger with enough Giga points.
The game will feature both online and local multiplayer modes. You can play with your friends online or on the same couch. GigaBash does not have a release date as of yet, but with Passion Republic Games' appearance at GamesCom tomorrow and at Tokyo Game Show 2020 in late September more details are on the way. In the 2019 reveal trailer, it was listed to release on Nintendo Switch, PC, and Playstation 4 and now it is only PC and PlayStation 4. It is unknown if there will be a Nintendo Switch version of the game at a later date or not. If you enjoyed Atari's trilogy of Godzilla games then GigaBash is a game you may want to check out.
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Jurassic World Evolution:
In an attempt to revive the park builder genre, Jurassic World Evolution was originally released on June 12, 2018 on PC, PlayStation 4, and XBox One by Frontier Developments. The game was accompanied with the release of the film, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom with Jeff Goldblum reprising the role of Dr. Ian Malcolm, Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire Dearing, and B.D. Wong as Dr. Henry Wu. On November 3rd, 2020, you can take Jurassic World Evolution with you on the go on the Nintendo Switch.
The goal of the game is to create fully functioning theme parks by researching and cloning dinosaurs. Just like a zoo, you have to make sure the dinosaurs are healthy and happy and that your guests are happy and safe by completing missions and objectives given to you in the form of "contracts" from three rival divisions: Security, Science, and Entertainment. These three divisions will try to convince you how to build and run a park according to their advice. Find the perfect balance and build up your reputation with the three divisions otherwise one of them will attempt to sabotage the park if your reputation is too low.
Jurassic World Evolution also features a sandbox mode which allows you to design the kind of park that you want to make without any influence. However, this mode can only be unlocked after completing the game's main campaign mode.
Click here to watch the Nintendo Switch game trailer.
Are you excited for any of these games? Let me know in the comments on your thoughts on either Project G.G., GigaBash, Dawn of the Monsters, or Jurassic World Evolution. Make sure to follow me on my Facebook, Twitter, Minds, and Parler pages to stay up to date for more news, reviews, and discussions.