Platinum Games' Kamiya announces mysterious Project G.G.

As The Wonderful 101: Remastered gets a release date.

Platinum Games mastermind Hideki Kamiya has announced his next project – the second of the studio’s four planned reveals.

The game – currently codenamed Project G.G. – sounds like it’s still a long way off, but has been announced now to attract development talent.

Meanwhile, there’s now a release date for The Wonderful 101 Remake – the first of Platinum’s four reveals. It will launch for PC, Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 on 22nd May (19th May in North America, 11th June in Japan).

Writing in this week’s Famitsu magazine (via Gematsu), Kamiya described Project G.G. as the third and final entry in his now-trilogy of hero works (following the Viewtiful Joe series and The Wonderful 101).

“Where Viewtiful Joe is Kamen Rider-esque in that one guy transforms into a hero,” Kamiya said, “and The Wonderful 101 is more like a group of people transforming into heroes, Project G.G. is a giant hero-esque title.”

Project G.G. will also be Platinum’s first self-published new IP which, Kamiya wrote in a press release shared with Eurogamer, gave Platinum “a ton of freedom, but also a ton of responsibility”.

Artwork for Project G.G. shows a shadowy figure, a man and a cat – while its tagline references Viewtiful Joe.

“Unlike any of the games we’ve made so far, it’s going to be a 100 per cent Platinum Games title,” Kamiya concluded. “For everything from its setting and characters, to its game design and story, to how it’s promoted – Platinum Games is in full control.

“The finish line is still a long way away. But I know I’m looking forward to running the race! I hope you’ll cheer us on.”

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