In another seven decades, Tokyo will be invaded by ultra-intelligent robots. At least, that's the premise for SEGA's upcoming sci-fi shooter Binary Domain, for the Xbox 360 and PS3.
The year is 2080, and Japan's capitol lies in ruins following the catastrophic event. Players enter the city as members of an international peace-keeping squad, who soon begin questioning their own actions as the robots exhibit more human-like behavior.
Yakuza creator Toshihiro Nagoshi is leading the project, and he's determined to make Binary Domain appealing for both Japanese and Western audiences. How? By adding drama.
“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. 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.”
Here's hoping they reference robopsychology or make some other I, Robot allusions. Or is that too geeky?
Screenshots await below the teaser trailer, though they're really just screenshots of the trailer; the big dude looks rather like Coach or Uncle Phil wearing armor, no lie. There's a major twist at the end of the video, but maybe that's just more evidence of the whole crossover between human and artificial intelligence.
Hooray for badly timed one-liners and inadequately armed protagonists.