Two Very Different Looks At Sega’s Shooter Binary Domain

By Ishaan . July 14, 2011 . 3:46pm

Sega just released two trailers for Binary Domain. The video they gave Japan focuses heavily on the game’s story, which we covered a bit of in our last post. You play as Dan Marshall who infiltrates Japan with an international strike force. The video shows Roy Boden, Faye, Charlie, and Rachel.



Meanwhile, in North America and Europe, Sega focused on the game’s weapons. If you like seeing robots explode and machine guns rattling this video is for you.



Binary Domain is scheduled for release on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in February 2012.

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  • Azuku

    There was a lot of stuff exploding in both those videos, but I guess SEGA thinks we can’t handle an android ripping off part of his face.

  • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

    o.O Wtf? That face ripping scene was… creepy, in a weird way. I hope this game can have a decent story with all those explosions going on. More “A.I.” than “Universal Soldier” or “Terminator: Salvation”…

    Oh and I’m putting $5 down on there being an Arnold Schwarzenegger clone in the game somewhere. Mini-boss, perhaps?

  • Shinji Kazuya

    Wow!! Both the story and the gameplay look real nice and interesting.
    I will be getting this!! :3

  • Suicunesol



    The second trailer makes me a little sad somehow. Instead of showing the game’s characters and plot, it shows nothing but the most mundane, general aspects that are part of all standard shooters. With a trailer like that, how could anyone possibly perceive the game as anything other than just another FPS?

    • To be fair, I think the reason why they released these two trailers was because it was meant to satisfy two different audiences. Some people don’t to see the story, because it’s slow, maybe too much hype and not enough content, or spoilerific. Some people just want to see the action or what the gameplay is like.

      When you get down to it, the second one is more of a gameplay video. It is a bit “mundane” looking, but I did see a couple of large robots and some interactive environment in it. I think the true mistake for it was not showing the gameplay’s more in-depth tidbits to distinguish it from different FPSs.

      • Guest

        Summary: Whole lotta cultural generalizing goin’ on

    • Setsu Oh

      and they won’t understand why it fails n the west!  i don’t remember sega REALLY putting ad out there for vanquish. no wonder it failed. this one may too with that kind of thinking….
      also it lacks polish: lots of scifi games have filters now like mass effect3 or due sex. it lacks visual polishing called filter. the game is already greyish steel like a little color filter would be nice even as an option likethe uncharted ‘nextgen’ filter you get once you finish it.

    • blah blah

      Except it was in third person, not first.

  • More and more games these days are getting (near) simultaneous international releases, something which I think is definitely a good new trend. Of course, there’s also these interesting cases of “east versus west” pre-release advertising going on. Check out these two Ace Combat: Assault Horizon trailers, for example.

    Namco Bandai’s trailer:

    Project Aces’ trailer:

  • AzureNova

    “Some machines just wont give up”

    XD Zombots in the second trailer.

  • LOLWUT. This looks BADASS.

  • SirRichard

    It saddens me that Sega believes Western audiences only need guns to get them interested in a game. 

    The West doesn’t entirely consist of whingy thirteen year olds, Sega! 

    • theworldofnoboundries

      In the end, the game developer in Jap still have the kind of thinking that people outside of Japan does not care about the story but well i think i will get this too after playing Vanquish i believe Sega will not fail me for these one too.(Even though Vanquish story kinda fail for me lol.)

      • Setsu Oh

        hence why i can’t play wanquish yet: i have to find a jp copy to get he jp dub because noone thought important enoughto add the jp voices -correct me if i’m wrong- in the western copies. import is way too pricey for that game and i can’t go to japan just yet so… i’m stuck.
        ill buy this one though! the dubb in english is way better (actually the writing of the dialoues i think..)

        • Are you serious? The U.S. copy of Vanquish has practically multiple languages, including Japanese. :facepalm: Just buy it already.

  • Kai2591

    I really like how the machines ‘never give up’…I think its cool and scary at the same time, and also more challenging…wish there’s co-op though.

  • Setsu Oh

    tyhe first trailer deserves the award of trailer with the best dub of these past years.
    even the  dialogues look real and not one liners like so many other games.
    for once i hoped to see a jp deved game with good english dub i saw a superb work here.
    i know there is a tone to keep here. so i’ll keep it. but square enix? tecmo? watch and learn. take notes of these actors names; plz.

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