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 se