Sega's Binary Domain, the robot-shooting title the Yakuza have been working on when they should have been working on Yakuza 5, is making the jump from consoles to PC. It'll be out next month.
You know, if Sega had simply marketed Binary Domain with the slogan, "Shoot some robots", I probably wouldn't have been so down on it all these months. That was all I needed to know.
I've not played any of Sega's upcoming sci-fi shooter Binary Domain, so it could be the best game ever created by human humans for all I know. I'm having an incredibly difficult time mustering any excitement at all for the title, and this new multiplayer trailer isn't helping at all.
Pre-orders of Binary Domain at GameStop will come with the multiplayer map Outside High-rise, Upper City and an unlocked Ninja playable class, The Multiplayer Pack bonus also includes the Hoga Type 69 sniper rifle and Yamato-0 Handgun, according to the press release.
In gaming vernacular the consequences of one's actions are usually marked in body count, or regime changes, or city destruction. So I'm not expecting the consequences that I see unfold in a gunfight in the middle of a future Tokyo: Hurt feelings, obstructionism and... sulking?
Those hoping to check out Sega's Binary Domain at this year's Tokyo Game Show, got the opportunity to play the game in small rooms with large windows overlooking the show floor.
Of the many, many violent shooters on hand at E3 2011, one of the few I chose to play was Sega's Binary Domain. It is not as awe-inspiring as BioShock Infinite or Battlefield 3, but it did at least two things that made it memorable.
The house that Sonic built and later remodeled is bringing their A games to E3 this year with Aliens: Colonial Marines and Anarchy Reigns. Binary Domain is their B game, followed by Captain America: Super Soldier and Crush3D. After that the whole alphabet thing falls apart.
Behold our first glimpse of gameplay from Sega's Binary Domain, a cautionary tale in which humanity must fight for survival against the highly advanced robots we created with our own hands. I bet Watson is behind this.
Toshihiro Nagoshi, the producer behind the Yakuza franchise, is moving from the gritty urban streets of Japan to somewhere more celestial: space.