The year is 2080. Tokyo has been invaded by robots. Naturally. An international peace-keeping squad is brought in to liberate the city. This is the setting of Sega’s brand new fast-paced shooter, Binary Domain, from legendary game creator Toshihiro Nagoshi, the man behind the Yakuza series. As you control the ragtag group of champions through lower Tokyo, Sega teases hat you may begin to question what’s really going on, as the line between robot and man begins to blur.
“What I wanted to create this time was a dramatic and energetic sci-fi shooter. When you hear sci-fi you may think of cold, clinical environments but with Binary Domain I wanted to combine this with a deep human drama,” commented Toshihiro Nagoshi. “The keyword we have in mind for this project is ’Life’. I wanted to make something that will be accepted by both the Japanese and Western markets, and this fundamental theme is something everyone knows but which the full extent of can be difficult to grasp.”
Check out the debut trailer and a batch of screens after the jump. This thing is already drenched the classic Sega camp and terrible writing, but it looks like it could be a fun time. Just cross your fingers that they don’t pull a Shyamalan and reveal that everyone is robots at the end of the movie game.