Platinum Announces New Game Project G.G. and Releases First Trailer

PlatinumGames has officially announced its first self-published game, Project G.G. Directed by Hideki Kamiya, it will be a spiritual follow-up to Viewtiful Joe and The Wonderful 101.Project G.G. (a working title) will be a ‘giant hero’ game in the vein of Ultraman. No platforms or release date have been announced – in fact, Kamiya says “the finish line is still a long way away”. The initial teaser trailer, below, shows a man (from the viewpoint of an excellent dog) transforming to fight a kaiju amid a cityscape:Project G.G. is a major step for Platinum, which has always partnered with publishers for its work until recently. While the Kickstarter for The Wonderful 101 on Switch was a start, this is the developer’s first fully self-published title, and it will be developed at a new 100-person studio in Tokyo that Platinum is currently staffing up.

In a message to fans, Hideki Kamiya said: “In the fourteen years since we founded this company, we’ve worked towards the dream of making and releasing a game based on a Platinum intellectual property. Now, we’re finally stepping up to that starting line.”

He explains that because of restrictions based on other companies owning Platinum’s work, sequels and new platform releases have historically been hard or impossible for the developer to push through.

“Project G.G. is different”, he goes on. “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.”

Project G.G. (New Platinum Game) – First Images

Project G.G. is the second of four game announcements teased on the Platinum website – it’s not clear when we’ll hear about the others.

The first was a release for The Wonderful 101: Remastered, and we also found out today that that game will be released for Switch, PS4 and Steam in North America on May 19, Europe on May 22, and Japan on June 11.

Joe Skrebels is IGN’s Executive Editor of News, and he’s very much hoping that ‘G.G.’ stands for ‘gigantic gorilla’. Follow him on Twitter.




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