City Shrouded In Shadow Sees Players Escaping From Legendary Kaiju
City Shrouded in Shadow
(Last Updated On: July 10, 2017)

Bandai Namco and Granzella’s upcoming City Shrouded In Shadow is a kaiju game for the PlayStation 4. Actually, scratch that; it’s a game about running from kaiju in Japan.

Players take on the role of civilians attempting to escape from a city shrouded in the shadow of colossus.

A four minute gameplay trailer was released for the upcoming title, sporting some fancy cinematics, and a whole bunch of familiar kaiju and mechs, ranging from Ultraman to Evangelion, and from Gidorah to Godzilla. You can check out the trailer below courtesy of Game One.

Players will attempt to save other civilians, make life or death decisions in order to escape the city. There are even a few segments featuring vehicular gameplay, where players must escape from the city on motorcycles or cars. Again, it depends on the decisions you make, where you go, who you meet up with and how you interact with them.

The tagline for the game is “This is not the story of some hero, this is your story”.

It’s definitely an interesting take on the traditional kaiju games where oftentimes players are either the kaiju or the forces sent out to stop them, like in the Godzilla games, King of Monsters or the Earth Defense Force titles.

City Shrouded in Shadow is due out for release on October 19th, 2017 for the PlayStation 4.

A lot of people are totally excited about the concept of this game, seeing Evangelion duke it out with Patlabors and Ultraman and Gamera. It’s kind of a crossover dream come true.

It reminds me a lot of Disaster: Day of Crisis and Disaster Report 4 Plus. The only difference is that you’re not just trying to escape from natural disasters this time around, you’re trying not to get stepped on by your favorite heroes who are fighting it out in the middle of Tokyo.

It’s a shame the game is only coming out in Japan but it looks like it could be a pretty cool title that diverges from the regular action-adventure game.


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  • durka durka

    JAPAN… the game!!!

    Seriously why not make games like this and make them interesting? Much better than AAA Assasin of Far cry, battlefront raider calll of honor Resident 18.

  • Gozu Tennoh

    The 2nd disaster report (raw danger) was a storytelling masterpiece so I’m much more excited for the proper DR they’re making without all the giants and bs. I hate the new wave of survival games so it’ll be good to get back to this style.

  • EroBotan

    while the concept is original and very good, I’m more interested if we play as original pilot on Patlabor’s team. I would love to see Noah, Oda, and Goto’s reaction seeing the kaijus lol

  • Smug

    Worth to mention this was originally announced for Vita-only a few years ago but they shifted to PS4-only after falling under the radar for a long time.

    Slightly disappointed that a Zettai Zetsumei Toshi title isnt made for the handheld like the 3rd one was on PSP. Still looking forward the 4th one tho

  • tajlund

    I think it’s from the makers of Disaster Report. I’d like to see it in the US (and on PC, since I don’t have a PS4). But, I wonder if there would be any rights issues in the US with the different companies, or if the agreements in Japan would cover it in the US.

    • I wondered about that as well. I would even be satisfied if it were on PC but only in Japanese with English subs. I could settle for that.

      • Gozu Tennoh

        Granzella bought all the rights after Irem’s owner had a guilt meltdown over the tsunami (Ps3 disaster report was just about to come out when the tsunami happened) and he basically deleted the company. So it should be ok.

    • Disqusted

      It is by the Disaster Report guy and his new company, yes. I may check this out just for that reason. It looks similar, anyway.

      There probably are some kind of rights issues, like what happened with Tatsunoko vs Capcom.