Rumor: Yakuza Team Developing Sci-Fi Shooter Titled Binary Domain

By Spencer . November 29, 2010 . 12:02am

This news is going up as a rumor and with hesitation on our part. Scans of Famitsu have not surfaced, but a poster on the popular Japanese message board 2ch reportedly typed out the contents of this week’s issue of Famitsu. Please take this with a grain of salt until we can get further confirmation.


image Toshihiro Nagoshi, creator of Super Monkey Ball and the Yakuza series, is developing a sci-fi robot shooter called Binary Domain. Members of the Yakuza team plus overseas (presumably Western developers) staff are collaborating to create the game.


Binary Domain takes place in Tokyo in 2080, a setting that some overseas staff disagreed with. The game has an extremely high level of AI and online play, which the team is focusing on. It sounds like Binary Domain may be a third person shooter. A scene (from a picture we have not seen) shows an old Buddhist monk shooting a robot soldier from a TPS point of view. Screenshots (supposedly in Famitsu) are all CG images.


Sega is planning to release Binary Domain globally, which probably won’t surprise since the team has staff from the East and West.

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  • godmars

    Maybe this will be the East/West game collaboration that works.

    Dare I even say: another Project Ako (first movie).

    • ShinGundam

      Parasite Eve says hi.

  • neocatzon

    “A scene (from a picture we have not seen) shows an old Buddhist monk shooting a robot soldier from a TPS point of view. ”


    • SolidusSnake

      That sounds pretty badass.

  • PrinceHeir

    for some reason this game kinda reminded me of the Animatrix. where robots are being used by the rich to do their dirty works and the robot’s got sicked of being treated like that, that’s why they began to rebel against their landlords.

    i wonder what kind of gameplay it is :)

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  • symytry

    I have a feeling it will be too flavorful for most westerners, but an awesome game nonetheless.

  • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

    If the Yakuza team didn’t make Of the End, I would think that 2chan is trolling for sure, but after that game, *anything is possible*.

    I don’t want another online shooter but if true it’s the Yakuza team so who knows?

  • The whole Yakuza franchise is the most overrated, horrible, crock of sh!t ever.

    • Hraesvelgr

      I am not against this opinion, but saying it’s the most is just false.

    • Guest

      Nice trolling going on there son, derp.

    • Guest

      Yakuza is awesome go jump off a cliff

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