City Shrouded in Shadow
City Shrouded in Shadow (Japanese: 巨影都市 Kyoei Toshi) is a video game for the PlayStation 4 developed by Granzella, who confirmed that it is the spiritual successor to their Disaster Report series of games. The objective of the game is to escape a city ravaged by battles between giant monsters, kaiju, robots, and heroes from famous live-action and animated Japanese series such as Godzilla, Ultraman, Gamera, Patlabor, and Neon Genesis Evangelion.
|City Shrouded in Shadow|
Japanese box art
|Publisher(s)||Bandai Namco Entertainment|
The game is set in the fictional Ichi City in Japan, which is being beset by sinister shadows and giant monsters. The player will be able to choose between either playing as a man called Ken Misaki or a woman called Miharu Matsuhara (the character may be renamed), with the objective being to try to escape the city.
Ultraman was confirmed to appear in the game on 16 February 2016. The Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu confirmed that Godzilla would appear in the game. Godzilla had previously been teased by having his shadowy silhouette appear in screenshots. An Evangelion mecha was also teased to appear.
Famitsu confirmed in May 2017 that Gamera would also appear in City Shrouded in Shadow. In May 2017 it was announced that the PS Vita version was cancelled, the title became a PS4-only exclusive.
The game launched on October 19, 2017 in Japan.
The game sold 48,935 copies within its first week on sale in Japan, placing it at number two on the all format sales charts.
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- Official Website (in Japanese)