We finally got a good look at some gameplay footage for Gungrave GORE during the Tokyo Game Show 2021. The South Korean developer IGGYMOB planned for the game to release in Japan by December 2019. However, it was struck by delays until, at last, Gungrave returned in typical bloody style with a cinematic trailer late August 2021. The new trailer gives us a proper look at the nice and gory combat. Ikumi Nakamura, the prior Tango Gameworks developer, also announced that she’s contributing to the Gungrave GORE team.
First off, let’s talk about the trailer. The first part is the same cinematic trailer we saw more than a month back. However, once that’s done, the bloodening begins. If you’re eager to jump into the action, you can see it at the 1:30 mark. The combat in Gungrave GORE doesn’t seem to have evolved much past 2019. And I’m not saying that’s a bad thing.
You can chalk up the gameplay of Gungrave GORE as “everything that moves must die.” It’s very akin to third-person gun-fu, where you fire dual pistols and occasionally twirl them around and still somehow kill things. Of course, the kicker is that the protagonist, Grave, also wields a massive coffin housed with weapons like a flamethrower and rocket launcher. It all looks so unbelievably silly and violent, almost in a cathartic way if you’re looking for something to turn your brain off to and take in the blood-soaked spectacle.
Nakamura joins the Gungrave GORE cast
During the showcase, publisher Koch Media confirmed that Ikumi Nakamura was contributing to Gungrave GORE. Nakamura has since revealed that she was brought in to create some art for the game. In a Twitter post, she wrote: “I collaborated some art design works with GANGRAVE G.O.R.E. It was a great honor to work indirectly with Naito-sensei! 光栄の極み And working with an up-and-coming, wonderfully passionate team has inspired me a lot.” Nakamura continued, saying she was a fan of Trigun, which was created by Yasuhiro Naitō and later went on to create the Gungrave series.
Nakamura also shared some art, which is pretty damn adorable.
Gungrave GORE is set to release in 2022 for PC.