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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.[1] 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.[2]

City Shrouded in Shadow
CSIS PS4 cover.jpg
Japanese box art
Developer(s)Granzella
Publisher(s)Bandai Namco Entertainment
EngineOrochi 3
Platform(s)PlayStation 4
Release
  • JP: October 19, 2017
Genre(s)Tokusatsu, Survival

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PlotEdit

The game is set in the fictional Ichi City in Japan, which is being beset by sinister shadows and giant monsters.[3] 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.[4]

DevelopmentEdit

The game was announced on September 17, 2015. It was developed by Granzella and directed by Kazuma Kujo.[5] Takashi Watabe is producing on behalf of publisher Bandai Namco.[6]

Ultraman was confirmed to appear in the game on 16 February 2016.[7] The Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu confirmed that Godzilla would appear in the game.[8] Godzilla had previously been teased by having his shadowy silhouette appear in screenshots.[4] An Evangelion mecha was also teased to appear.[9]

Famitsu confirmed in May 2017 that Gamera would also appear in City Shrouded in Shadow.[10] In May 2017 it was announced that the PS Vita version was cancelled,[10] the title became a PS4-only exclusive.

The game launched on October 19, 2017 in Japan.[11]

ReceptionEdit

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.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Barder, Ollie (5 July 2017). "'City Shrouded In Shadow' Adds 'Patlabor' To The Mix". Forbes. Game News. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  2. ^ Romano, Sal (1 December 2016). "Disaster Report 4 Plus official website relaunched, VR demo set for Nagoya exhibition". Gematsu. Latest News. Retrieved 13 December 2016.
  3. ^ Wong, Sato (14 December 2015). "Project City Shrouded in Shadow Shows Its Destructive Teaser Trailer". Siliconera. News. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  4. ^ a b Gelmini, David (2 February 2016). "Ultraman Stars in Upcoming Horror Game Project City Shrouded in Shadow; Godzilla Also?". Dread Central. News. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  5. ^ Romano, Sal (17 September 2015). "Granzella and Bandai Namco announce Project City Shrouded in Shadow for PS4, PS Vita". Gematsu. Latest News. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  6. ^ Blyden, Jabulani (22 March 2016). "New Kyoei Toshi Game Images Reveal Godzilla & Apparent Evangelion Silhouette". Anime News Network. News. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  7. ^ Romano, Sal (16 February 2016). "Ultraman is in Granzella's City Shrouded in Shadow [Update]". Gematsu. Latest News. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  8. ^ Romano, Sal (22 March 2016). "City Shrouded in Shadow adds Godzilla, teases Evangelion". Gematsu. Latest News. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  9. ^ Wong, Sato (22 March 2016). "It Looks Like Evangelion Is Making Its Way Into City Shrouded in Shadow". Siliconera. News. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  10. ^ a b Romano, Sal (May 30, 2017). "City Shrouded in Shadow now PS4-only, launched in October 2017. [Update 3]". Gematsu. Latest News. Retrieved May 30, 2017.
  11. ^ Romano, Sal (4 July 2017). "City Shrouded in Shadow launches October 19 in Japan, adds Patlabor [Update]". Gematsu. Latest News. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  12. ^ Roman, Sal (November 2, 2017). "Media Create Sales: 10/16/17 – 10/22/17". Gematsu. Latest News. Retrieved October 25, 2017.

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