Binary Domain, Sega’s Futuristic Squad Shooter, Won’t Be In Stores Until 2012

By Spencer . April 27, 2011 . 11:37am

22095BinaryDomain_37_00408After announcing Binary Domain late last year, Sega hasn’t said much about their futuristic shooter. Toshihiro Nagoshi, creator of the Yakuza series and Super Monkey Ball, is leading development on Binary Domain. Set in 2080, this PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 game has humans battling robots in Tokyo. If you missed it, here’s a teaser trailer for Binary Domain.


Announced in this week’s issue of Famitsu, Binary Domain is slated for release in 2012. So, there’s still plenty of time for Sega to trickle details about the game’s self-proclaimed advanced artificial intelligence. The magazine also has an in-depth look at the game’s world, but that has not leaked online yet. We’re checking around for it and will post an update when we have more information.

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  • Kris

    That’s fine by me! The trailer looked really uninteresting, but the ending held a lot of promise. The more love and polish this gets, the better. Take your time, Nagoshi.

  • city_debut

    I want to play this game. The trailer, save for the plot twist looks pretty generic, but it looks like a zeitgeist of all of Sega’s classic arcade cover shooters, rolled into one, and updated for modern sensibilities.

    • Guest

      for some strange reason I have a theory that this game’s story was inspired by Galaxy Express 999

  • PrinceHeir

    i want Shenmue III or at least Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown instead of this :P

    • Guest

      I want your dreams to become reality. Also make a Rent a Hero #1 sequel

  • HPN

    I’m a bit disappointed by this news, but Sega can make it up to me by releasing Ryū ga Gotoku Of the End stateside this fall.

    • ikiryou

      I approve of this message XD

  • neo_firenze

    Game looks awful. I could barely even get through the trailer when I downloaded it on PSN (those were the days…). How bland can you possibly get?

    Here’s hoping there’s something better in store after more development, or maybe the trailer just focused on the boring stuff they thought would “appeal to the west”. Or maybe I should just be glad it’s one less game I’ll want to buy and barely have time to play.

    Seconding the “VF5 Final Showdown instead of this” sentiment.

  • Why do I have a feeling this game is made to pander to American audiences? >_>

    FPS is burying other genres in the West, especially… in America!

  • ikiryou

    Mmm, I don’t know about this. After having played Mass Effect 2, this one has a lot to live up to when it comes to squad-based combat. I’m willing to give it a chance, though.

  • Heh, I went “oh yeahhhhhh” when I started reading this. The debut trailer makes it look like it will have an awesome story. Hopefully the gameplay will at least be decent.

  • People, give them a chance before you start doing the bashing and being so judgmental, aye?

    Thing is, the producer and his team actually has some very quirky ideas when it comes to jokes or humour… Their spin off might not be as great… But when they are serious in making a tittle I believe they really do put allot of effort in it.. So have a little faith in them..

    And I would like to see how are they going to blend the generic western protagonist with the Japanese background.. Especially this idea sprouted when Yakuza 3 was made..

    But I do have to admit the layout of the machines are abit meh.. They did look quite old fashion.. Yet, there are still hope … Anyway, isn’t shepard your typical space hero too? People love it (including me) because of their plot and the choices available.. Hence, maybe the Yakuza team can pull this off well.. with a weird plot perhaps?

  • kroufonz

    i want to give them a chance but this game made with western audience in mind usually just end up as mediocre crap at best.

    why don’t just make VF6 or Shenmue III, or localize yakuza of the end sega??

  • HarryHodd

    I’ll give Nigoshi the benefit of the doubt but I really dislike Japanese Westernized games.

  • Can’t Sega just concentrate on a good franchise game for the time being?

    • Really? Really? People complain that there isn’t enough original IPs out there and yet here is someone complaining about a new IP that hasn’t even been fully shown yet because it isn’t another Yakuza or Monkey Ball game smh

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