The director of Viewtiful Joe and The Wonderful 101 takes a page from Ultraman in the new game teaser.
A brief 90-second video has been uploaded to YouTube via IGN teasing a new video game from PlatinumGames entitled Project G.G. In the teaser, a city is being attacked by an invading kaiju until a mysterious hero steps in and undergoes a transformation into an Ultraman-esque giant to combat it. The project is touted as being “The powerful climax to the Hideki Kamiya superhero trilogy” in reference to the game’s director. Project G.G. is said to be the spiritual successor to both Viewtiful Joe and The Wonderful 101, which were both video game takes on the transforming hero genre. Originally released on PS2 in 2003, Viewtiful Joe allowed players to become the titular tokusatsu-based hero and went on to win several awards including Best Action Game of 2003 by IGN. Focusing more on team-up attack akin to those seen in various Super Sentai shows, The Wonderful 101 was released on the WiiU in 2013 but will be receiving a port to the Nintendo Switch in May of this year.
PlatinumGames is best known for such titles as NieR:Automata, Bayonetta and ASTRAL CHAIN. Kamiya has stated that the current title is a place holder to be updated later on. He states that unlike the aforementioned games, PlatinumGames will also handle the promotion and distribution of Project G.G. in addition to its development to ensure that future decisions related to the game can be made without the traditional strings tied to having to turn a game over to another publisher. Kamiya himself has directed several major game releases including Resident Evil 2, Devil May Cry and Okami.
There is no current release date for Project G.G. as of this article.
Source: Official Game Website