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[Trailer] City Shrouded In Shadow (2017)

This is not the story of some hero. This is your story.

For years and years I’ve waited for a giant monster game where you don’t actually play as the monster – you play as a civilian on the street, completely hopeless as the giant creature rampages through your city.

Think about it — it’d be the perfect setting for a survival game, forcing you to not only have to survive among the chaos and destruction and masses of panicked people, but also watch out for the monster, that could turn the corner at any moment…

Maybe it’s already been done, I don’t know. But if it has, it was likely in Japan, and I didn’t see it.

The closest I’ve ever seen were games like Disaster Report, in which you’re cast as a regular person trying to survive a (seemingly) natural disaster. In games like Remote Control Dandy (Japan only) and Robot Alchemic Drive, you play as a normal person on the ground controlling giant robots. Which is very cool, believe me.

The upcoming City Shrouded in Shadow looks to edge us a bit closer to that person-on-the-street-during-disaster genre. At least somewhat.

From the trailer, you can tell it focuses on ordinary people during major monster fights, and somehow they’ve wrangled a whole crew of them: Godzilla, Ultraman, Evangelion mechas, Mecha Godzilla…and even Gamera.

City Shrouded in Shadow will release in Japan exclusively on PS4 next month.

Written By

Founder and editor-in-chief of Atomic Lagoon. Spends his time changing aquarium water, feeding cats, and watching old monster movies in 3D.


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