Sega has announced that Toshihiro Nagoshi will be behind Binary Domain, a squad based shooter for Xbox 360 and PS3.
The game takes place in Tokyo in the year 2080, a time where robots have risen up and invaded the Japanese city. The player has to lead a squad of international peace keepers and fight for humanity against the robot invaders. Morals and ethics will soon be questioned, as the squad starts to wonder “Are the robots becoming more human, or are humans becoming more like machines?”
Story will be at the forefront, as Nagoshi has said, “What I wanted to create this time was a dramatic and energetic sci-fi shooter. When you hear sci-fi you may think of cold, clinical environments but with Binary Domain I wanted to combine this with a deep human drama.” Video games about robot apocalypses are a fairly common thing nowadays, but with an emphasis put on story, Binary Domain may be able to stand out.
Nagoshi has also stated that he wants the game to be about “Life”, which is “Something everyone knows but which the full extent of can be difficult to grasp.” In a game where you fight advanced robots, this is an interesting comment. It perhaps means there will be a grey area between both humans and machines, and it will be hard to determine what exactly is alive.
Another integral part of the game will be the AI. In a game where one fights robots, one expects to fight intelligent enemies. The game promises to have advanced AI and that strategy will be important for success in the game.
Sega has stated that Binary Domian “Is designed for a global audience and will take players into an exhilarating story wrapped into a unique, action-packed shooter experience in a fresh new setting.” Sounds Cool!
For more information, visit the game’s website.