9:48 AM

Behold the beige and blue of the first gameplay footage from Babylon’s Fall, the new action game being created by Platinum Games in partnership with Square Enix announced back in 2018. It uses something called a “Brushwork Filter” in order to look like this. Expect more info and possibly more colors next summer.

6:30 AM

Bayonetta 2 director Yusuke Hashimoto has left Platinum Games. Hashimoto also produced the first Bayonetta and directed Star Fox Zero. He just announced his departure on Twitter (see above). Platinum Games is currently working on Switch exclusive Bayonetta 3.

7:06 AM

In the wake of Scalebound’s cancellation, Platinum Games released its hit Nier: Automata in Japan. Hideki Kamiya tweeted,“It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that Platinum was rescued by Yoko [Taro].” The studio has new fans as well as an increase in top flight job applicants.