Unsurprisingly, we’re pretty hyped for the PlayStation 5 here at Push Square Towers – but Platinum Games boss Atsushi Inaba isn’t sharing our enthusiasm. Speaking with VGC at E3 2019, he told the site that it’s “hard to get excited about” Sony’s next-gen console when it sounds like “more of the same”. He added that...
Cygames handling it from now
You may have laid eyes upon the rather good looking Granblue Fantasy: Relink once or twice over the last year or so. The PS4 action RPG has seemed immensely promising each time that we've seen any gameplay, but the project may not be going quite as smoothly as that oh-so-silky combat may suggest. Cygames, the mega...
Studio exploring options going forward
When you think of Platinum Games, you think of fast, fluid action titles and flamboyant style. However, in a recent interview with Game Informer, head of development Atsushi Inaba spoke about the studio's search for new projects, and among them were some unexpected possibilities. When asked about where the...
2B's bubble butt cushions company to safety
Platinum Games is no stranger to bombas, with practically every title that it’s developed flopping at some point or other. But you may remember that not too long ago, the studio was put in a difficult position: Xbox One exclusive Scalebound was cancelled, and NieR: Automata didn’t look like it was...
Rubbishes mental health reports
For those of you who don't follow the news cycle outside of the PlayStation Nation , Xbox One exclusive Scalebound was cancelled this week. It was billed as legendary director Hideki Kamiya's "dream game", and considering the veteran was the brainchild behind some big names like Devil May Cry and Bayonetta, that was...
Platinum Games at the helm of promising new action role-playing game
If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. Granblue Fantasy is a big series on smartphones right now, and developer Cygames has teamed up with Platinum Games to bring a big budget action role-playing game interpretation of the franchise to the PlayStation 4 in 2018, named Granblue Fantasy:...
Platinum Games' take on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles hits PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 this May. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan should be a solid nostalgia trip for anyone who grew up with the green goodies back in the 90s, and with the well known Japanese developer behind the wheel, we have to imagine that...
Does that studio ever sleep?
Platinum Games must be the busiest developer in the industry right now. Not content with having just released Transformers Devastation, the Japanese studio is working on about a billion other games – all of which are due out on various platforms and being made for several different publishers. One such high-profile...
Nice to have you Nier
Nier released in 2010 to mixed reception with its story, characters, and gameplay, but has its passionate fans that revere the title like a cult classic. So, when Square Enix announced at its E3 2015 conference that Platinum Games will be taking the reigns of the series with several significant Japanese game industry veterans...
"Get outta the way"
The E3 rumour mill's in maximum operation right now, as evidenced by the fact that new unconfirmed stories are popping up at an increasingly alarming rate. Next on the agenda is a current whisper that Platinum Games will be unveiling a sequel to third-person shooter-action hybrid Vanquish. The PlayStation 3 title was roughly five...
Downloadable title being published by Activision
Famed developer Platinum Games is bringing Nickelodeon TV show Legend of Korra to home consoles, with Activision handling the publishing duties. Responsible for titles such as Bayonetta, Vanquish and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Pl
Bayonetta is back in the news thanks to the recently announced Wii U exclusive sequel – but for many PlayStation 3 owners the original still harbours unpleasant memories. Those that played the brawler on Sony’s hardware will recall muddy textures and an inconsistent frame-rate, something the platform holder later decided to patch...
The questionably titled Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance could be slashing its way onto Vita if a corporate presentation slide is to be believed. The Platinum Games developed action title was spotted amongst a list of other upcoming Vita titles on a slide used during the AT&T Developer Summit earlier in the year. The slide shows the...
Platinum Games has released the first images of Bayonetta in online brawler Anarchy Reigns. The crossover was announced earlier in the week, and will see all first-edition copies of the game bundled with a code opening up access to the hairy witch in the title’s 16-player online component. With Madworld
Hair she is
Platinum Games’ pert protagonist Bayonetta is set to make a cameo in the upcoming arena brawler Anarchy Reigns. The sassy star will be made available for all those that pre-order the game (known as Max Anarchy overseas) ahead of its Japanese release. Publisher SEGA’s yet to share any gameplay details, but more information is expected...
As expected, Hideo Kojima has revealed that Platinum Games' upcoming Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance will be playable at E3 in June
The luminary revealed the tid-bit in a roundtable featured in Famitsu magazine. He was joined by Platinum Games' CEO Tatsuya Minami and producer Atsushi Inaba. The interview touched upon how the collaborative process between Platinum Games and Kojima Productions was..
SEGA's announced that it has delayed Platinum Games' arena brawler game, Anarchy Reigns, until July 2012
The game was originally intended to release in January, but the move's probably for the best — despite having played the game, we're still not entirely sure what it is. Speaking of the delay, SEGA's marketing vice president Gary Knight was particularly cryptic: "I can't reveal much..
If you're willing to ignore The Last Of Us, the reannouncement of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance was easily the biggest story at this year's VGAs
The challenged title was first announced back in 2009, before heading into hiding for a good couple of years. That's because staff at Kojima Productions lost sight of the project, and the game was promptly (and secretly) cancelled. But the game was..
Some of you will have already seen the latest trailer for Metal Gear Solid: Rising -- now known as Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
It leaked earlier in the evening after all. But if you haven't seen it yet, you're in luck. Now you can watch it officially. Beware though, there's some seriously crazy footage embedded within. With Platinum Games at the helm, Metal Gear's gone a little heavy metal in..
Phew, talk about quiet Saturday evenings
A brand new trailer for Metal Gear Solid: Rising has leaked online ahead of its expected debut during the VGAs. You could say, Metal Gear's back with a vengeance — or revengeance, huh? That's right, the ripper (Raiden) is back in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. The game's being developed by Platinum Games in association with Kojima Productions. Are you..
Hideki Kamiya was "joking" when he hinted at a Bayonetta 2 announcement yesterday
The legendary designer told a fan on Twitter that the game would be announced in a Japanese magazine this week, but Platinum colleague Atsushi Inaba was quick to defuse the situation. "There is no such announcement," said Inaba, before warning that Kamiya's Tweets should be taken with a pinch of salt. We're..
Ready for more high-octane action and sexy witches dressed in hair? If the Twitter account of legendary game designer Hideki Kamiya is anything to go by, you could be in luck
Plugged by a fan as to when Bayonetta 2 would be announced, the Platinum Games employee responded, "This week in a game's magazine," according to a translation by Andriasang. With Tokyo Game Show around the corner,..
Platinum Games has been quietly fleshing out the roster for its multiplayer brawler, Anarchy Reigns
Latest on the list of playable characters is Durga, a tough guy with a cannon built into his leg. All sounds pretty standard fare for a Platinum Games developed title. With the game due out as soon as January though, we'd love to stop learning about the characters and find out a little more about the..
SEGA's pushed Platinum Games' ambitious multiplayer melee title, Anarchy Reigns, into 2012 in Japan
SEGA's yet to confirm, but we're assuming the delay will occur worldwide. The brawler, which features the protagonist from Wii-exclusive Madworld, was originally due out this year. SEGA's given no reason for the delay, but we'd imagine it has something to do with the piles of great content coming out..
Remember we told you about Platinum Games' new multiplayer melee title Max Anarchy the other day? Well SEGA's just confirmed that the game is due in the West this Fall under a different guise
The game will be known as Anarchy Reigns in Europe and North America. SEGA claims the game "challenges the boundaries of the conventional brawler genre" with its simultaneous online multiplayer..
Platinum Games were one of the most exciting developers in the video game industry last year
Not only did they release the completely bonkers Bayonetta, they also delivered the equally zany Vanquish in the same year. The studio's announced that it will return in 2011 with another brand new IP, Max Anarchy. According to Andriasang the game will be the studio's first attempt at online multiplayer,..
Remember Bayonetta? Yeah, that came out this year
Can you believe it? It's kinda hard, we know. Bayonetta then — that was the game that starred an American politician and ran at like 400 frames-per-second? Sure, but an original version of the game didn't move quite so fast. The YouTube video embedded after the jump reveals the game's early menus and gameplay. Look how slow it is, we can almost..
Platinum Games' publishing partnership with SEGA ends with the release of Vanquish today
But Platinum's Atsushi Inaba has told Develop that the studio may extend their partnership with SEGA beyond the four games the duo have released. Yes youre correct, we have made the four titles in our contract, he said when asked about the current deal. The partnership has been great, and we are in..
Never underestimate Shinji Mikami
Reviews for Platinum Games' upcoming three-dimensional sh'mup have gone live, and they're pretty darn favourable. The traditionally harsh Eurogamer has plopped a big-fat 9 on the title, while GameSpot and NowGamer both went for 9 and 9.3 respectively. Videogamer's gone for an 8 and CVG's pucker
Cover-based third-person shooters are getting awfully predictable
But Vanquish, from legendary game designer Shinji Mikami, is anything but predictable. Oh, it's still a cover-based third-person shooter — but it's also ten times more awesome than that. You can drift, you can slow-down time and there are robotic creatures the size of a small planet to fight. Basically it looks absolutely..
Platinum Games are renowned for being, well, a bit amazing
Bayonetta has a huge cult following and the upcoming Vanquish is destined to sell about 4 million copies too few (it looks brilliant). So the thought of them tackling a multiplayer game gets us a bit excited — namely because online multiplayer needs more forward thinking like we're certain to get from Platinum Games. "We haven't..
Whatever your personal opinion, a helluva lot of people played the cream-crackers out of Platinum Games' zany brawler Bayonetta
Naturally, a lot of people are pushing for a sequel. Going by the words of Platinum's co-founder Atsushi Inaba, a sequel looks certain. The developer told Eurogamer that Platinum would "love" to make a sequel to the cult series. There is no concrete plan or..
We might have got a taste for Vanquish's big enemies in the recent PlayStation Network demo, but this trailer tells us we're yet to really see anything
SEGA's released this "enemies" trailer which gives a few hints about what we can expect from the game's boss fights. Namely gigantic creatures big enough to feel several 60-inch televisions piled on top of each other. The best part? You..
Bayonetta's creator, Hideki Kamiya, might have nothing to announce regarding a sequel to the crazy brawler; but he "believes" in it
"I believe so," he said when asked if there'll be a sequel to the critically acclaimed game. "She'll be back if you believe so." The previous game released early this year. Keep believing, we guess.
In many ways, Vanquish is exactly what you'd expect it to be
It's Japanese developers attempting to create a Western game. And so it feels distinctly like Gears Of War. Character movement is chunky, targeting is smooth and the gun-play is beefy and responsive. But it's also being developed in Japan; so it's all a bit bonkers. For example, your...
If you're in the UK and planning on ordering Platinum Games' speed-shooter, Vanquish, you should probably know that SEGA's giving away some goodies with pre-orders from Amazon
There's a little look at the extras in the trailer above. The game looks fantastic. There's a demo coming next week.
SEGA's confirmed that Vanquish's Velocity Attack demo will hit the PlayStation Network on August 31st for the US and September 1st for Europe
This is the same demo that was confirmed for Japan during the weekend. We're hyped about this game so we can't wait to check out the demo next week. Hopefully it'll get some buzz flowing around the game ahead...
Vanquish producer, Atsushi Inaba, has revealed that Platinum Games plan to release a demo for their third-person action game on September 2nd
The date was dropped in an interview with GameSpot Japan. According to Inaba, the demo will be called "Velocity Attack" and will feature a prologue sequence aswell as a boss fight with Argos — no,...
If Japanese developers have to start appealing to Western tastes, we hope they take a leaf out of Vanquish's book
While the game appeals to the shooter culture this current generation has bred, it still looks and feels distinctly Japanese. The voice acting and dialogue is horrendous, the gameplay is fast-paced and ostentatious, and the environments have that pseudo-futuristic anime vibe to them..
Similarly to Bayonetta's automatic mode, Platinum Games has confirmed that their upcoming shooter, Vanquish, is set to benefit from a "Casual Auto" mode -- which will presumably make the game really easy
Director Shinji Mikami said of the mode on Platinum's blog, Before we started work on it, I cant say that I had high hopes; however, once we got it up and running, I was pleasantly surprised..
Vanquish director, Shinji Mikami, has revealed that his upcoming action shooter was once envisioned as a more "open" game
However, in a long blog on Platinum's website, Mikami's revealed that the game quickly took on a more linear direction. Vanquish was originally an open battlefield type of game, said Mikami, where the goal was to move around crushing enemy positions; however, once we..
Completing the set of Vanquish release date announacements, SEGA's confirmed that the Shinji Mikami produced shooter will hit North America on October 19th
If you pre-order the game at GameStop, you'll get exclusive access to the three guns announced alongside the European version of the game.
SEGA's confirmed that Shinji Mikami's space-shooter, Vanquish, will hit European PlayStation 3s on October 22nd
That's just a day after Japan gets the game. In addition, SEGA's confirmed that certain retailers will be giving out exclusive weapons access to anyone who pre-orders the game. The press release notes:"The Tri-Weapon pack contains a small arsenal of experimental technology, made up..
Vanquish is the next game by industry veteran Shinji Mikami
It looks bonkers. It also looks rad. The game's due out on October 21st in Japan. Apparently a European date is on the way. We're looking forward to it. Of all the mountains of shooters planned for this year (and there are lots of them), Vanquish looks to be the most "different" of them. Well, at least we hope so. You better hope..
Shinji Mikami's Vanquish looks like a Dreamcast launch title
Re-read that statement and then watch the trailer. There's something about the physics, art-direction and even overlying concept that feels very SEGA. It looks awesome too. We're not too interested in the story and stupid voice-acting — but the dude can boost into cover. It's like a third-person shooter crossed with Burnout..
Famitsu's got a huge blow-out on Platinum Games' Vanquish this week, and AndriaSang
com's</a> got your back with all the meaty details. The third-person shooter, being developed by Mr. Resident Evil Shinji Mikami, begins in space on a cylindrical colony known as Providence. This colony is America's 51st state, and has been created in order to gather solar energy. The energy is converted into..
Platinum Games and Shinji Mikami's latest title, Vanquish, will release this year (in Japan at least)
The game's been announced for release on the Playstation 3 in this week's Famitsu. Mikami's revealed that the game is 80 percent finished and, contrary to popular belief, is a third-person shooter. We posted the debut trailer a few weeks back.
Not at all, valued reader
The NPD has detailed the top-twenty games in January, continuing our coverage from last week. With five days on sales MAG managed to outsell the XBOX 360 version of Bayonetta which pulled in somewhere above 100,000 sales. It's safe to assume then that MAG easily beat out 100,000 unit-sales, but the official numbers are yet to be released. Sadly, the PS3 version of..
As teased by host GTTV Geoff Keighley, Platinum Games have indeed revealed their new game as part of the show
It's called Vanquish and it looks like Halo. Bet your bottom dollar bill it's a cover-based shooter. Resident Evil-man Shinji Mikami is on board for this game. Despite a high-octane trailer, we're most certainly not impressed. The audio's cool we 'spose. <object id="gtembed"..
It would appear that rumours of Sony stepping in to fix Bayonetta's horrific performance issues were true; today's "Installation" patch (which significantly improves load times) is rumoured to have been developed by Sony
That comes according to a quote on Dutch site Tweakers, who claim that a SEGA rep informed them the upgrade had nothing to do with his employer, nor Platinum Games. We've been..
If you've been waiting on your fix of Bayonettawithout the horrendous load times, then insert you game right now - you should be told to download a patch which will allow you to install game data and (hopefully) stop the "loading" message from popping up when you hit the, erm, pause button. It's 136mb patch with a 4.5gb install. Excessive yes, but not as excessive as..
We mentioned how gutting it was to see Bayonetta chug its way through levels in our review, and even suggested that a simple installation patch might half those load issues. Well, it's been an announced that online patch for the game will allow installation of some of the game's data, hopefully aiding those issues. It's unknown whether the patch will aid the framerate issues but, hey,..
With Bayonetta already out there on store shelves, attention has turned to the next title Platinum Games work on
And that game's going to get its global announcement this Thursday via GTTV. Host Geoff Keighley Tweeted last night:This week on GTTV global announcement of next title from Platinum Games inside the show!</blockquote> We're betting against Bayonetta 2 at this stage. What do..
Hideki Kamiya, the man behind SEGA's Bayonetta, has described Sony's God Of War franchise as a key influence on the sense of "climactic action" in the game
was greatly stimulated by the spectacular expression and dynamism in the God of War series in the respect of reflecting the sense of climactic action, Kamiya told XboxLiveAddicts (via VG247), Although the gamplay in Bayonetta is very..
What are Bayonetta developers Platinum Games up to next? Well until the countdown on their website ends, we really don't really know
You know who probably does know though? An employee at Platinum Games. The countdown, well, erm, counts down in seconds. We didn't bother trying to work out the date of Platinum Games' next announcement, but by the looks of things we have a while to wait yet. Given..
According to Platinum Games' Hideki Kamiya, he'd love to make more Viewtiful Joe games
Sadly, as he reveals in an interview with Game Informer, the chances of it happening are slim.Up until very recently I really felt someday I wanted to make a sequel to Okami, and there were others who wanted me to as well, he said. But then the other day I heard the announcement that someone else would be..
After the amount of negative press surrounding Bayonetta on the Playstation 3, we went into SEGA's port of Platinum Games' latest brawler expecting the absolute worst
Perhaps this was the agenda of the press all along. By instilling the harshest of negativity into the consumer's mindset, the game can't realistically ever look as bad as they claim...
I play games
I kinda have to, right? When the folks from PushSquare approached me and said, "Yo Twigg-oh, want to write some Playstation 3 columns," I made it my business to play everything available on the system. It didn't change my lifestyle too much though, seeing as I did that in the first place. Hence why PushSquare asked me to write this column and not you. I digress. Today I want..
It's no secret that the PS3 version of Bayonetta isn't quite up to scratch
With the game being lavished in such high profile praise (the XBOX 360 version of the game scored 40/40 in Japanese publication Famitsu), Sony have decided to step in and fix the some of the problems. Sony "guarantee" a better version of the game ahead of the Western release. How much they'll be able to fix is..
It's getting rave reviews from the publications gamers are supposed to care about, but we always say that the test is in the taste
Bless SEGA then, for putting their upcoming Bayonetta on a silver PSN shaped platter for us. A Western demo will be released as part of the US/European Playstation Store update next week.
It's well catalogued now that SEGA's port of Platinum Games' Bayonetta is far from perfect
One such problem is the game's extortionate load times (25 seconds for a level!!!). A patch is currently "under consideration" but SEGA don't have a time-frame yet. Hopefully they can at least get the game loading properly before the Western release in early January. If ever a problematic port were..
Europe's Bayonetta special edition looks rather tasty with the inclusion of a single-disc soundtrack, a hardback art book and, of course, the game
The special edition will release alongside the standard game on January 8th. There are no pricing details yet, but we assume it will be in the £60 region.
The Playstation 3 version of Bayonetta has conquered the XBOX 360 version despite numerous claims the Sony version is not up to scratch
Japanese publication Famitsu scored the XBOX 360 version of Bayonetta a whole 2 points more (earning it a perfect score) due to performance issues which are somewhat questionable. That hasn't stopped the Playstation 3 version outselling its adversary by over 2:1..
So when we suggested you might want to import Bayonetta from Japan earlier today, perhaps we were a little hasty
The wait's not going to be as long as anticipated. In fact, it's not going to be very long at all. SEGA have announced that the "climax action game" will hit the US on January 5th, with Europe getting in on the action January 8th. That January slot, usually a time when us..
Introducing, Bayonetta Revelations, a behind-the-scenes look at the development of Platinum Games' latest "climax action" title
This first dev diary explains the protagonists origins and some of the design choices for the character. If you're itching to play the game, this probably will make you scratch harder.
As with all PS3 games, Bayonetta is totally region-free
That means if you're not happy waiting months to play the Western game, you can totally import it and play it now. Even better, the Japanese version is totally English. Text, dialogue; you're all sorted according to Siliconera. We're considering it.
Bayonetta is a game in which the lead protagonist - a super-stylised sex object - attacks enemies with her hair that also doubles as a costume to save her modesty
Were you expecting anything less than raunchy unlockable costumes? Thought not. Kotaku have images of the full set including a mini-skirt and white t-shirt and some kind of whores Hallowe'en get-up. We still think the game looks awesome..
Don't you just love Japanese adverts? "Non-stop climax action - BAYONETTA
" We love that little Playstation 3 ident thing at the end aswell. Brilliant. It's going to be interesting how the spread of sales for Bayonetta actually turn out — with the XBOX 360 version scoring a 40/40, two marks more than the Playstation 3 version due to performance issues. Surely, the Japanese contingent won't..
Kotaku have spread the word - Bayonetta PS3 is fine
There have been some concerns that the game is vastly lagging behind its 360 counterpart. Kotaku aren't quite sure about that."But when we did get our hands on a DualShock to play Bayonetta, it felt largely the same as the Xbox 360 demos we'd played. That may be due to the familiar settingit was the same demo PlatinumGames and Sega had..
So we've not heard great things about Bayonetta's appearance on the Playstation 3. In fact, we've heard very worrying things indeed. Apparently the frame-rate and graphics are all over the place. A worrying return to trends we thought we'd seen the last of. Alas, Platinum Games don't want to take the blame at all, confirming that SEGA are in fact dealing with the port of the game. Platinum..
Platinum Games' Bayonetta will launch January 2010 in the West
With so many other games pushed back already, it's unsurprising to see another drop off the radar."As a result of market analysis we have taken a Publishing decision that January 2010 is the optimum release time in the Western Markets to maximize this exciting new title's potential."</blockquote> This holiday is turning..
The bonkers release from Platinum Games, Bayonetta, is set to launch this October 29th in Japan
The game will be packaged with a CD entitled "Rodin's Selection" for those who preorder, but we're not quite sure what content will actually be on the CD. Bayonetta is certainly one of our most anticipated games of the year.
Bayonetta has been described in the past as being "sadistically hard"
But thankfully, it's also going to have the option to be "Very Easy" thanks to a range of difficulty modes. It's comforting for those of you that may be frightened by Bayonetta's seemingly complex combo system.
There's a reason Bayonetta is our fifth most anticipated game from E3
Because it looks absolutely bloody ridiculous! And the E3 2009 trailer is no difference. There are giant enemy things and creepy British women riding motorbikes. We assume there's a bit of story in this trailer but, for a game like Bayonetta, we doubt it's going to make an ounce of sense. And for that, we say, thank you Platinum..
The embedded video, believe it or not, is Platinum Games' Bayonetta
When it was just a month old. Proving themselves as genuinely awesome people, Platinum have decided to show the world what their masterpiece looked like before they'd done much work on it. As you can see it looks a bit rubbish. But prototyping is very important when making games apparently. And it shows because after the jump we've..
Here is the bum of the protagonist from upcoming Platinum Games release Bayonetta
It looks rather perfect doesn't it? That's because it's been lovingly crafted by the game's modeler Kenichiro Yoshimura. In order to get it perfect Yoshimura consulted with pictures of foreign models. "I really wanted to get Bayonetta's backside perfect," Yoshimura admits. "I guess I am into that sort..
Ready to suplex dragons in high-heels? Hell, yeah
Platinum Games have just confirmed that their flagship Devil May Cry-esque brawler Bayonetta will be shipping this Fall. We'll be holding on tightly for an exact release date. Hopefully it won't get lost in the mound of Christmas sequels (Call Of Duty, Need For Speed, etc).
We've watched the new trailer for Platinum Games' Bayonetta several times now and we still can't seem to glean any information from it
We think the reason for that is two-fold: a) it's nuts and; b) it's nuts. Honestly, the trailer starts to give you some plot background but it all sounded like nonsense to us. Which is exactly what we'd hoped for in Bayonetta — the piano-pop line running..
Director Hideki Kamiya wants it out in the open: Bayonetta is not a fairy tale, it's full of "hardcore battle action"
Speaking on his blog he stated:"With Bayonetta, we would hate for someone to think it is a heartwarming tale and then buy the game to discover it is really a sadistically hard game (I hope...)."</blockquote> So there you go dear reader, we expect you'll need some..
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