Bandai Namco has released new City Shrouded in Shadow details and information, introducing the Granzella-developed survival action adventure game’s first “giant shadow,” as well as its protagonist.
Get the information below.
What is City Shrouded in Shadow?
From Granzella, led by natural disaster-themed survival action adventure game series Disaster Report creator Kazuma Kujo, and Bandai Namco Entertainment comes a new survival action adventure game.
1. One of the Shadows’ True Colors Revealed!
Several giant shadows cover the city. Within those shadows, one of its true colors is revealed to be… a Giant of Light!?
In the dark of the night, a violent battle comes to surface.
Suddenly, two “giants” appeared in the city. One is a destroyer of the city. And one fights to defend the city. Projected in the players field of vision, a battle of great power unfolds!
While the panicked citizens flee, one of the giants destroys a building. What the heck is happening to this city!?
A presence that has been shrouded in mystery. The “giant shadow” covering the city. From within the several shadows that appeared, one’s true colors comes to light. Its identity appears very similar to a “Giant of Light” and “Giant of Light.” Further information is unknown, but in the above screenshots, a battle between the giants can be confirmed. It is no doubt a major threat to those fleeing at their feet.
2. Giant Shadows Cover the City
Living threats attack the people.
“Giant shadows” cover the city. The differences between its large build and that of a typical human being are overwhelming. Even if it’s the difference in size, every single movement is a threat to the people.
It only fell on its back, but the impact was strong! Once you’re involved in the battle, you can’t be helped.
This threat is “living.” The road to survival is observing the giant shadows’ coordinated movements and make an accurate escape.
Giant shadows, beginning with giants that resemble a “Giant of Light” and “Giant of Light.” When viewed from view of the giant shadows that cover the city, human beings are too small. There are those that will act as an ally of the human race, such as the “Giant of Light”-like giant, and there are those that will act to destroy the city and become a threat to humans, such as the giant who resembles the “Giant of Light.”
In City Shrouded in Shadow, each stage depicts various threats by way of giant shadows, but depending on the type of “giant shadow,” it has various actions and the effects it brings about.
3. Introducing the Protagonists
The protagonist is the player’s other self. At the start of the game, players can select between a male or female. The protagonist has a preset name, but it can be changed.
—Ken Misaki (Male Protagonist)
A young man who lives in the city that’s the setting of this game. This story’s protagonist. On a certain, rainy April night, he encounters a variety of giant shadows after seeing a strange flash. He was trying to go to the park, where an important person was waiting, when a giant shadow suddenly appeared and began to destroy the city. To rescue the girl waiting for him at the park, he makes a bolt towards the giant shadow trampling the city.
—Miharu Matsuhara (Female Protagonist)
A young woman who lives in the city that’s the setting of this game. This story’s protagonist. After witnessing a strange flash, she encounters a giant shadow destroying the city. In the city exposed to the giant shadow threat, she will meet a variety of people. People who ask for help, people who will lend a helping hand, people who take advantage of the chaos, and people who will aim at her life…! She must survive while caught up in the vortex of everyone’s expectations in the extreme conditions caused by the giant shadows.
* The player can change the protagonist’s initial clothing to that of a businessman, student, etc. The protagonist’s hairstyle can also be changed.
* Clothing and hairstyle can also be changed during the game.
4. The Protagonist’s Placement
“This is not the story of some hero, this is your story.”
A threat brought about by giant shadows befalls the people. However, since the protagonist is an ordinary citizen, there is no way to compete directly. In order to survive a city that will be destroyed, the only choice is to act. A different point of view from fighting the giant shadows, this game depicts a story from the people trying to escape’s point of view. It is the story of you, who lives in this city.
The protagonists of this game have no special powers, they’re not heroes burdened with a big mission. They are ordinary human beings like you’d find anywhere. They live in the city and do not change just because giant shadows attack. An ordinary human’s mission is not to confront giant monsters, but to survive.
5. Even More Giant Shadows Draw Near!?
One after the other, new giant shadows attack. What is the identity of this shadow, that rose to the surface from the sea in the night? More in a followup report.
City Shrouded in Shadow is in development for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita.
View the screenshots at the gallery.