I played Project Gravity at E3, but even with the graphic novel style story scenes, I didn’t get a good feel for Kat, the character. I learned she had amnesia and a magic cat gave her gravity bending powers, but that was about it.
"Yes, she does [have amnesia]," said Nicolo Accordino, Associate Project Manager at Sony Computer Entertainment America, when were discussing Project Gravity. "She wakes up in a town called Hexaville. She doesn’t know who she is or what’s going on. What she knows is she can fight and that when she is near this one cat, so a cat creature, she gains the ability to manipulate gravity. The whole story is driven on this point – who am i and why am I here? Why do I look different than everyone else in this town? And, you’ll see the people in this town will react to her in very different ways based on what’s happening."
That last bit piqued my interest. I asked how other characters react to Kat.
"It’s going to kind of be in the same way superheroes like Spider-Man are viewed in good and bad light depending on who wants to make them out to be what. She ends up beating some people and then people always think whenever she shows up there’s trouble. Not everyone in the town is going to be on her side. People will show up that want different things out of her," Accordino added.
I asked about the cat that follows Kat too, but details are being kept under wraps now. "Other than the cat being a cat, I can’t say much," Accordino joked. Project Gravity is slated to be a launch window title for PlayStation Vita.