Following its teaser trailer debut at Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Asia’s PlayStation LineUp tour, Iggymob and image director Yasuhiro Nightow shared new information on Gungrave G.O.R.E. during a media presentation at Tokyo Game Show 2018.
In Gungrave G.O.R.E., not only will you wield the Cerberus twin handguns, tools for close-range combat are also being prepared. In the process of this, the game adopted the use of “Transform Action,” where the tempo changes when using Cerberus depending on the action.
While the “Full Break Action” from previous games will return, you will also be able to enjoy further expanded actions. For example, you can pierce through objects to damage enemies. And rather than the stage clear-type system of previous games, Gungrave G.O.R.E. utilizes a “half-open world” where you can enjoy combat on various terrains.
Based on these features, Iggymob describes the genre of Gungrave G.O.R.E. as “Transform Full Break Gun Action.”
The following characters were also revealed:
Beyond the Grave
Injured in a certain incident.
Revived by a special being.
Iggymob also discussed the development process of Grave’s new design, which was developed in collaboration with Yasuhiro Nightow. In the game, Grave will have various facial animations for expressing emotions.
Here is how the game’s story begins:
Following Garino’s defeat in Gungrave: Overdose, Mika and Grave looked for traces in places all over the world in order to eradicate the SEEDs in Gungrave VR. One day, Mika encounters a small organization carrying out the same actions, and forms an alliance with them to create a new organization called El-Al-Canhel. Mika becomes its leader, and Grave remains by her side, same as always.
The game itself seems to be set in the Southeast Asia region. It starts in Hong Kong, before moving to Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, and Singapore. A mysterious island that appears in Southeast Asia will make up the final stage of the game.
An organization known as the Raven Clan, which aims to spread the SEEDs of the world and is seizing control over these areas, will oppose El-Al-Canhel.
Finally, Iggymob shared that the developers of Gungrave G.O.R.E. are a team of veteran engineers, artists, and managers who have worked at major developers and publishers. Their past credits include Sega, Netmarble Games, Visual Dart, Netmarble Neo, Netmarble Monster, Netmarble Blue, Gamevil, Sonnori, WeMade Entertainment, Softmax, Neoact, and Smilegate.
Gungrave G.O.R.E. is due out for PlayStation 4 in winter 2019 in Japan.