As was rumoured earlier in the week, Sega has announced a brand new squad-based shooter from the creator of the Yakuza series Toshihiro Nagoshi.
Called Binary Domain, the Xbox 360 and PS3 title is, much like other recent releases such as Vanquish, being developed with Western audiences in mind.
Set in the year 2080 it sees players controlling a peace-keeping squad tasked with defending humanity from invading robots. Sega touts the game’s innovative AI system” which it says will force gamers to adopt a strategic approach on the battlefield.
What I wanted to create this time was a dramatic and energetic sci-fi shooter,” Nagoshi stated. 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.
The keyword we have in mind for this project is Life. I wanted to make something that will be accepted by both the Japanese and Western markets and this fundamental theme is something everyone knows, but which the full extent of can be difficult to grasp.”
Sega’s senior VP of marketing Gary Knight added: We are excited and proud to have Toshihiro Nagoshi working on Binary Domain. The game is being developed in Japan yet it 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.”