Platinum Games Inc. You may not be completely familiar with the logo yet, but you know them. They’re Clover– used to be. Before that, they were the geniuses at Capcom. They’re cool and hip and you should namedrop them in the same breath as Fellini and The Pixies. They’re making 3 very stylish, very non-casual, very kick-assy games for current-gen hardware. There is a 4th, but no details are known at present. Here’s the 3.
Atsushi Inaba is bringing this “black, white, and blood”-colored dismemberment simulator to Wii in Q1 09. The game is a cross between Sin City and Madden. Yes. It’s a 3rd-person action game which features “irreverent humour and over-the-top violence.” Travis Touchdown, you’ve got company. “MADWORLD will deliver a unique core gaming experience currently missing on the Wii system.” Amen, Sega.
Nintendo DS RPG. “…takes place in outer space and gives players the ability to control, build, outfit and customise more than 150 spaceships. Infinite Line stretches the DS hardware to the limit, offering over 200 characters and the ability to control multiple spaceships at any one time. Releasing in 2009 and currently being produced by Atsushi Inaba and directed by Hifumi Kouno (from developer Nude Maker), Infinite Line is one of the most complex RPG titles developed for the DS to date.”
“…a stylish and cinematic action game, directed by creator Hideki Kamiya and set for release in 2009 on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. A witch with powers beyond the comprehension of mere mortals, Bayonetta faces-off against countless angelic enemies, many reaching epic proportions, in a game of 100% pure, unadulterated all-out action. Outlandish finishing moves are performed with balletic grace as Bayonetta flows from one fight to another. With magnificent over-the-top action taking place in stages that are a veritable theme park of exciting attractions, Bayonetta pushes the limits of the action genre, bringing to life its fast-paced, dynamic climax combat.”
I love games with cool names.