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Video: Footage Of Namco Bandai's New PS3 Godzilla Game Stomps Into View

Posted by Damien McFerran

Play as different Godzillas when the game launches in Japan later this year

Godzilla is enjoying something of a resurgence of late, thanks largely to the recent Hollywood reboot of the famous Japanese movies. While there wasn't a big home console game to tie-in with the American film, Namco Bandai is doing its best to fill that particular void by releasing a Godzilla title for the PlayStation 3 — and the first gameplay footage can be viewed below.

The video and screens released so far show the "classic" Godzilla design rather than the one seen in the recent Gareth Edwards movie, but you will be able to play as multiple iterations of the legendary beast, including the one from the new Hollywood film.

There's arguably never been a really good Godzilla game — which is a bit of a crime when you stop and think about it — so we're hoping that Namco Bandai can do the concept justice. Of course, even if the game does turn out to be a corker, there's no guarantee that it will be published outside of Japan, where it is due to launch this Winter.

Would you be willing to invest in a decent monster-destroys-city simulation, should this PS3 outing turn out to be a quality product? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

[via eurogamer.net]

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User Comments (8)

DHW

#1

DHW said:

PUMPED! I still play Godzilla: Save the Earth on PS2 to this day! I really hope this one ends up being multiplayer too.

Jaz007

#2

Jaz007 said:

This could be good, my interest has been gained. It's only a shame it's not a PS4 game, imagine the city destruction with that extra juice.

rjejr

#3

rjejr said:

Argh, what kind of trailer is that for a game coming out in winter?!?!?!?!

It's been 7 or 8 years since Unleashed, which was horrible due to that stupid waggle requirement for knock-out blows - took my kids literally a year before they could really play it right and enjoy it - and all we get is a few seconds of Godzilla?

Been waiting years for this, an HD Godzilla game, w/ the power of the PS3 to do a proper Spiga. Who doesn't want to play as a giant web shooting spider, kickin' butt on giant praying mantises? (Seriously I've been thinking about that for like 12 years since Save the Earth on PS2.)

But all I see in that trailer is Godzilla in Eat Them!, a cheap cash in $15 throwaway. Please don't let that be the case, not even War of the Monsters got a PS3 sequel. I NEED AN HD MONSTER FIGHTING GAME!!!

And tell Namco Bandia Gamera and Gyaos need to be in a $10 DLC bundle. ;-)

Cloud7794

#4

Cloud7794 said:

"Never been a good Godzilla game"?

You didn't enjoy Destroy All Monsters? That game was absolutely amazing to play with friends!

ModernMARVEL

#5

ModernMARVEL said:

FINALLY!!!!! Loved Godzilla Unleashed a TON! Hoping to see favorites like Battra and Megaguiris. (And to think I changed my pic just yesterday! What luck!)

Edit: Oh, and the version that's in my pic, I hope for that to be included as well. Heck, Monster X might be possible now! Super excited!

kensredemption

#6

kensredemption said:

OHH NOES! THEY SAY THEY GOTS TO GO!

GO-GO-GOJIRA!

...Sigh. Fail Blue Oyster Cult reference to make a joke is fail. Either way, LOVED the reboot and I'm definitely picking up this game as well...so long as Nintendo doesn't bankrupt me with Smash, Hyrule Warriors, Bayonetta 2 and Devil's Third first.

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