City Shrouded in Shadow throws video game conventions to the wind as you run for your life as a bystander.
I played Godzilla (2014) on my PS4 earlier this year when I nabbed it in a sale for about £4. I am a Godzilla fan but I bought it as a bit of a laugh because I thought it would be shite. Little did I know that a few 6 hour solid sessions later I would have 100% completed the bastard. Stomping around as Godzilla is fun, looking at all the little people and military getting their stuff fucked upside down because they dared mess with such a force of nature. But what if you were the little people?
This is what City Shrouded in Shadow is about, giant monsters slapping the shit out of each other while you struggle to survive underfoot. Made by the remains of Disaster Report development team (Granzella) after a rocky period of game cancellations due to the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, they’ve come back in full force and with huge, building crushing armfuls of licensed characters.
The trailer below shows a variety of licensed kaiju including monsters from the Godzilla universe, Ultraman and even characters from sad boy anime Neon Genesis Evangelion. It also shows some of that oh-so-good wonky Japanese action gameplay with our main man stumbling about with a lady whilst all hell breaks loose, as well as some dialogue options (I think?).
I’m going to be real, I think this game has a pretty slim chance of coming to the West due to licensing and the fact that this genre isn’t huge over here. Crazier things have happened though. Check out the trailer and let us know what you think in the comments below.