After being originally leaked in the middle of the night, producer Atsushi Inaba and director Hideki Kamiya officially return for tentatively titled Project G.G., the second game in the Platinum 4. It’s a new, self-owned IP for PlatinumGames about a giant hero who battles giant monsters (kaiju) in a city that is crumbling from the devastation wrought by the beasts. And although we don’t get a clear look at the hero or the monster, the Project G.G. teaser trailer is still as much of a hype machine as you would expect.
Throughout the teaser trailer, the following words appear: “Was it nature’s revenge? Or the wrath of the gods? The invasion struck suddenly… And changed the world forever: The powerful climax to the Hideki Kamiya superhero trilogy! Hero of steel! Stand tall and fight! Project G.G. a go-go!” Those last words seem like a pretty clear nod to the Viewtiful Joe series’s “Henshin a go-go, baby!” which, along with The Wonderful 101, makes up the rest of Kamiya’s so-called superhero trilogy.
Hideki Kamiya and Platinum take great pride in Project G.G.
On the official PlatinumGames website, Hideki Kamiya has shared some words about this new project, explaining that this project is different from all their others because it’s the first to be self-published and owned by the company from its conception.
“As a creator, it’s hard not to think of my games as my children,” said Kamiya. “After all, it takes a lot of hard work to raise them up, and a lot of love, too. However, once they’re done, any choices about them are entirely out of my hands. So, for example, no matter how many times people tell me, ‘You should make a sequel to this game,’ or, ‘I’d love to see it on that console,’ there’s nothing I can do about it.”
But with Project G.G., Platinum is in full control and has full decision-making power.
Our previous coverage indicated that this new PlatinumGames title is currently planned for all “existing consoles,” which should include Nintendo Switch. So stay tuned for more updates on this new epic — and for updates on the remaining two Platinum 4 titles!