During this year’s Tokyo Game Show a brand new trailer was revealed for the PS4 exclusive called Gungrave G.O.R.E. The game was originally announced two years ago back in 2017, but went dark ever since. Red Entertainment, Iggymob and Digic Pictures have teamed up with legendary artist Yasuhiro Nightow, the original character designer of Gungrave, to create the new action title for Sony’s system.
The third-person action shooter combines gun-fu elements with thousand-army style combos and special moves. Instead of performing traditional Musou-style attacks, you’re able to twiddle, twist, and spin in the air, unleashing devastating attacks on enemies who obviously have a death wish.
You can check out the big reveal trailer below, which includes traditional cinematics and actual in-game play.
This feels like a true return to Japanese game design from the mid-aughts. This has PS2-style design philosophy written all over it.
You can tell Red Entertainment and Iggymob are intent on making a fun-filled game with non-stop action, over-the-top violence, iconic characters, and challenging bosses. This is the kind of stripped-down design philosophy that used to be inherent back in the older generations but was lost in time due to pretension and egoism.
What we’re seeing with Gungrave G.O.R.E. feels like what we’ve lost during this most recent generation from developers caught up in the concept of trying to make “art” and appeal to the phantom audience with their “diverse” and “inclusive (read: exclusionary) content.
Now I don’t know if this game is going to be any good, but from the looks of it, it reminds me a lot of the kind of perspective, mechanics, and presentation of Metal Wolf Chaos, Anarchy Reigns or Shinji Mikami’s P.N.03, which is a highly underrated and super sexy game.
Speaking of sex appeal… the chicks in Gungrave G.O.R.E look good. Shapely, baring skin, and appealing to straight males. That’s how it should be. I have no complaints here.
There’s no release date for the game yet, but they have plans on revealing more about the game via the official Project Gungrave Twitter account. So whether you have an account or not, you can keep an eye on that page for more news about the upcoming third-person shooter.