Toshihiro Nagoshi's Binary Domain Confirmed
Written Wednesday, December 01, 2010 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
Yakuza creator, Toshihiro Nagoshi is indeed working on sci-fi shooter, Binary Domain as rumoured a couple of days ago, and it's today been officially confirmed by SEGA with the first screens and announcement trailer.
A squad-based affair, Binary Domain is set in a Tokyo invaded by robots in 2080, where you're thrust into the middle of the fast-paced action in a fraught battle for survival in the derelict lower levels of the city. Your squad of international peace-keepers start to question their surroundings and the choices they make as the story unfolds, leading them to question whether the machines are becoming more human or are humans becoming more like robots?
That will be the least of your worries however, as there's even heavier themes running through Binary Domain, as Nagoshi explains: "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" commented Nagoshi. "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."
Sounds interesting, but the keyword of 'life' also extends to the game's AI, which will supposedly be innovative and highly advanced, tasking players with carefully planning their tactical approach and strategies before steaming in.
SEGA Japan's Binary Domain has yet to be dated, but there are five screenshots in the gallery to pore over and the atmospheric announcement trailer to check out. We can't help but be reminded of the Terminator movies, which is a good thing. Again, it's a sobering warning to mankind, to stop messing around with machines, as they'll inevitably turn on you. My toaster has definitely got it in for me, for example.