PlatinumGames Announces Ultraman-Inspired Project G.G. by Hideki Kamiya (UPDATED)
Project G.G. by PlatinumGames and Hideki Kamiya is the final part of the Hero Trilogy following Viewtiful Joe and The Wonderful 101.
Just as teased last week, PlatinumGames via this week’s Famitsu magazine announced a brand new project tentatively titled Project G.G. Directed by Hideki Kamiya, Project G.G. is supposed to be the final part of the Hero Trilogy, which started with Viewtiful Joe and continued with The Wonderful 101. All of this information was revealed via the usual magazine leaks, as weekly Famitsu magazine will only be available in a few hours.
The announcement of Project G.G. is linked to an interview with Hideki Kamiya and Atsushi Inaba included in Famitsu. Hideki Kamiya is the director of Project G.G. and it’s the first self-published new IP by PlatinumGames. If you’re a fan of Tokusatsu, he explained in the interview how Viewtiful Joe is basically Kamen Rider, The Wonderful 101 was Super Sentai, and now Project G.G. features a giant hero like Ultraman.
Atsushi Inaba said Project G.G.‘s game genre is similar to “something action something”, and you can guess and fill what the two words will be. Overall, the game will not solely focus on the action genre. Hideki Kamiya also mentioned Project G.G. will betray the fans’ expectations in a good way and is a challenge to do something PlatinumGames never did yet. The duo also mentioned they wish to release Project G.G. on all existing platforms.
The duo also revealed Project G.G. is in a very early stage of development, and they will fully set up the game’s development team after finishing the planning phase. Around 15 people are currently working on Project G.G., and PlatinumGames will open soon a new studio based in Tokyo to recruit and increase the team to around 100 developers.
In the interview, Atsushi Inaba also mentioned companies other than Tencent approached PlatinumGames for various deals. However, unlike the capital investment from Tencent, all these propositions would have affected their independence, so they ended up declining these deals. This might be referring to how Microsoft is rumored to have tried to acquire PlatinumGames.
Lastly, Inaba teased PlatinumGames still has one more announcement to make as part of the 4 announcements they teased some days ago. For now, we have The Wonderful 101: Remastered, Project G.G., and the new studio in Tokyo. There’s one more thing left. Inaba said in the interview it’s “something interesting “for PlatinumGames”, and to look forward to it.
As usual, if time permits and if any additional details on Project G.G. are included in the full interview, we’ll tell you in a few hours when Weekly Famitsu magazine releases digitally. PlatinumGames should officially announce Project G.G. themselves at that time too, and we should get a logo then.
Update: PlatinumGames revealed a teaser trailer for Project G.G. A message by Hideki Kamiya was also published on PlatinumGames’s official site.