Platinum raises $500,000 for remaster
Update: Well, less than three hours after posting this article, The Wonderful 101 has reached its $500,000 stretch goal on Kickstarter. Therefore, the former Wii U exclusive will indeed release on PS4 via a remastered version. It's planned to launch in April 2020. New Stretch Goals have been announced,...
Four game reveals?
Today could be a big day for Japanese developer Platinum Games. The heavily rumoured PlayStation 4 port of The Wonderful 101 is supposedly set to be unveiled shortly via Kickstarter and now the studio has just opened up an all-new teaser site. Simply named "Platinum4", theories as to what this could be are all over the place...
Announcement on Monday
The Wii U exclusive everybody claims to love but nobody actually bought -- The Wonderful 101 -- has been the subject of many a wishlist when it comes to the sort of games Nintendo fans would love to see ported to the Switch. Speculation of it actually happening has been rampant over the past couple of days to the point where...
Xbox was looking to buy Japanese dev
Platinum Games recently acquired significant investment from Chinese juggernaut Tencent, securing the Japanese studio’s future as it explores self-publishing. However, the outcome was almost very different, as Microsoft was allegedly looking to buy the Bayonetta developer last year. This tidbit comes courtesy...
Partnership will aid self-publishing
The ever-busy Platinum Games always seems to be spinning lots of plates. Right now it's working on Babylon's Fall as well as the Switch exclusive Bayonetta 3, and it's also releasing remasters of both the original Bayonetta and Vanquish next month. It's partnering with various publishers for all these titles,...
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 [It's time to stop using that phrase – Ed], 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...
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..