City Shrouded in Shadow is the most intriguing game on the horizon that you've never heard of. Or maybe heard about back when it was a Playstation Vita game, and then proceeded to forget about it. Because of licensing hell, the game will likely never make its way overseas. We can dream though.
City Shrouded in Shadow, a survival-action game by Granzella, has resurged from the depths of where Godzilla rests this year to announce that it's out relatively soon, coming to Playstation 4 only now, and even has fresh new screenshots to share, as released by Famitsu.
The game, from the creators of Disaster Report, pins the player as an average citizen escaping a kaiju attack—essentially giant monsters, and everything in between. Instead of being a hero with superpowers, they're normal in every way. The only goal is to evade the destruction safely. But the monsters that terrorize (and protect) the city in City Shrouded in Shadow are extremely familiar.
City Shrouded in Shadow will be utilizing a variety of Japanese licenses for the project, featuring cameos from Godzilla, Gamera, Ultraman, and even the anime Neon Genesis Evangelion (where both Eva Units and dastardly Angels battle on the streets—A.T. Field-employing, giant machine guns, and all). It's all very exciting, and also, very unlikely that we'll see it in the West.
The new screenshots show the monsters announced so far in action; as well as the mundane acts of the citizens you'll play as (such as shopping at a local convenience store, seemingly before all hell breaks loose). You'll be able to choose your protagonist, a woman or man, as well as your relationship to some of the NPCs you encounter, from a romantic interest to just a friend. Included in the new batch of images is a shadowy, blurry silhouette, hinting at another beast joining the ranks. Gematsu's guess is that it takes the form of a mecha from the series Patlabor.
You can view more screenshots via Gematsu.