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Playism teasing some sort of Astro boy game? Suda 51, Akira Yamaoka, others credited

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Corpekata

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So, a writer for Active Gaming Media, which is PLAYISM's more active game development front, teased something recently. It appears like it might be related to Astro boy? At least the first image looks like him, and the "ministry" in the teaser could be the Ministry of Science. Can't say I recognize the other characters. Given the credited artists maybe it's a crossover style game?

https://twitter.com/thetrin/status/767542576081608705

Don't recognize all other names, but from a quick google at least two worked on .hack games in the past.

Anyway, teaser site:

http://trust-the-ministry.com/

More info in 3ish days.

Looks like the site's been up for a few days so please lock if old.
 

Sophia

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Second image looks like Black Jack.

Third image looks like the Phoenix.

Maybe a Tezuka themed game?
 

joe2187

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Definitely based on tezuka comics

however, there's connections between almost all of Tezukas works with one another

The Treasure made Astro Boy game was basically a celebration of every Tezuka work from his lifetime.

Would be really nice to see that for current gen games.
 

Hugstable

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Definitely based on tezuka comics

however, there's connections between almost all of Tezukas works with one another

The Treasure made Astro Boy game was basically a celebration of every Tezuka work from his lifetime.

Would be really nice to see that for current gen games.
Treasure Astro Boy is still one of my favorite games ever, everything about it was amazing. Definitely will be keeping an eye on this and excited to see it.
 

Sophia

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Spotted Dororo in there too. Wonder what this could be.
Yup, you're right. That is Dororo. Who's the last character?

Treasure Astro Boy is still one of my favorite games ever, everything about it was amazing. Definitely will be keeping an eye on this and excited to see it.
Same here. I'd love to see the story of Omega Factor adopted to an anime just because of how great it is.
 

Yasumi

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Yup, you're right. That is Dororo. Who's the last character?



Same here. I'd love to see the story of Omega Factor adopted to an anime just because of how great it is.
Looks like Rock from Metropolis.
 

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The Treasure made Astro Boy game was basically a celebration of every Tezuka work from his lifetime.

Would be really nice to see that for current gen games.
Agreed. I doubt any other Astro Boy game will come close to Omega Factor for the Game Boy Advance. Treasure really shined with that game. I wish that would at least come to the Wii U VC.
 

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Characters:
Astro Boy
Black Jack
Phoenix
Dororo
Rock

Project Supervisor: Macoto Tezuka

Maybe? I was thinking the hair didn't match up. Ah well.
Rock isn't just in Metropolis, he's appears in many Tezuka works, and looks slightly different in each one depending on the style of the story he shows up in.
 

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Rock isn't just in Metropolis, he's appears in many Tezuka works, and looks slightly different in each one depending on the style of the story he shows up in.
Right, I know that. It's just that the hair seemed pretty different even for Rock. It could just be the angle of the teaser combined with the fact that it's partially obscured tho as to why I don't see it.
 

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Probably a mash-up battle game starring Tezuka characters?
 

joe2187

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Everybody needs to read this



A sort of continuation of the original Astro Boy manga, It's like if Mega Man was set in the Blade Runner universe.

It's one of the most depressing and terrifying mangas I've read.
 

duckroll

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Artist: Hiroya Oku (Gantz manga artist)

Composer: Akira Yamaoka (Music god)
Composer: Giovanni Giorgio Moroder (Disco god)

Artist: NekoshowguN (Lollipop Chainsaw character designer)
Artist: Satoshi Yoshioka (Game director at Dimps?)
Artist: Hiroshi Matsuyama (CyberConnect2 president)
Artist: Hiroaki (SNK artist)
Artist: Seiichirow Hosokawa (.hack//GU character designer)
Artist: Suda 51 (Grasshopper Manufacture president)

Project Supervisor: Macoto Tezka (Son of Osamu Tezuka, runs Tezuka Productions)

Hmmmm....
 

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Artist: Hiroya Oku (Gantz manga artist)

Composer: Akira Yamaoka (Music god)
Composer: Giovanni Giorgio Moroder (Disco god)

Artist: NekoshowguN (Lollipop Chainsaw character designer)
Artist: Satoshi Yoshioka (Game director at Dimps?)
Artist: Hiroshi Matsuyama (CyberConnect2 president)
Artist: Hiroaki (SNK artist)
Artist: Seiichirow Hosokawa (.hack//GU character designer)
Artist: Suda 51 (Grasshopper Manufacture president)

Project Supervisor: Macoto Tezka (Son of Osamu Tezuka, runs Tezuka Productions)

Hmmmm....
Sounds like a Tezuka Mash Up game with artist collaboration and is being developed by Grasshoper Manufacture and CyberConnect2.
 

HStallion

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That list of the creative team Is fucking stacked! I mean Giorgio Moroder and Akira Yamaoka on one game? Holy shit! That alone is amazing.
 

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Sounds like a Tezuka Mash Up game with artist collaboration and is being developed by Grasshoper Manufacture and CyberConnect 2.
Or a mash up music game with art from CyberConnect2, sound from Grasshopper, developed by Dimps. Lol.
 

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So for artists, they have Hiroya Oku (creator/artist of Gantz), Suda51 (NMH, Killer7), Hiroshi Matsuyama (the CEO of CyberConnect Matsuyama?), NekoshowguN (freelancer with INCREDIBLE art), and Seiichiro Hosokawa (behind most of the post-.hack IMOQ art). I'm almost apprehensive to get too excited for this.

Edit: Beaten by 10 minutes. ORZ
 

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YO, what?! I cannot wait to see what this turns out to be. It was neat discovering Tezuka's other stuff through Astro Boy: Omega Factor (which is a shame it'll never get re-released thanks to licensing)
 

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Suda 51 and Akira Yamaoka



I'll be playing this on acid won't I?
 

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Why is Giovanni Giorgio working on a Tezuka game with Suda51 and the Gantz author -- just... wuuuuut?! That track is thumping tho.
 

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Artist: Hiroya Oku (Gantz manga artist)

Composer: Akira Yamaoka (Music god)
Composer: Giovanni Giorgio Moroder (Disco god)


Artist: NekoshowguN (Lollipop Chainsaw character designer)
Artist: Satoshi Yoshioka (Game director at Dimps?)
Artist: Hiroshi Matsuyama (CyberConnect2 president)
Artist: Hiroaki (SNK artist)
Artist: Seiichirow Hosokawa (.hack//GU character designer)
Artist: Suda 51 (Grasshopper Manufacture president)

Project Supervisor: Macoto Tezka (Son of Osamu Tezuka, runs Tezuka Productions)

Hmmmm....
Wait,,, fucking what!?
 

Tizoc

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Second image looks like Black Jack.

Third image looks like the Phoenix.

Maybe a Tezuka themed game?
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TEZUKA+SUDA51 DON'T YOU FUCKING DO THIS TO ME!

WHAT IF IT'S A PLUTO GAME?!?!!?!?
 

BBboy20

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OH GOD
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TEZUKA+SUDA51 DON'T YOU FUCKING DO THIS TO ME!

WHAT IF IT'S A PLUTO GAME?!?!!?!?
I wouldn't expect any Suda craziness if the only extent of GhM getting involved with EVA was a music rhythm game.

But seriously, imagine Suda's craziness taking on Anno's craziness..
 

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I don't know what that is but I want it already.
Also yes, everybody should read Pluto.
 
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