Former Platinum developers announce neon-soaked action game Tokyo Underground Killer

Tokyo Underground Killer game neon shooting

Just recently, a developer by the name of Phoenix Game Productions revealed a stylish new first-person action game called Tokyo Underground Killer. Judging by the debut trailer, fans of high-octane action games will likely get a huge kick out of this one.

For those who have their doubts, they will likely have their interest piqued from hearing about the development team. Phoenix consists of former PlatinumGames (Bayonetta) and CyberConnect2 (Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot) employees. Simply put, these guys know how to make action games. While this does not necessarily guarantee that Tokyo Underground Killer will turn out well, it makes the project worth paying attention to.


According to the official website for the game, Tokyo Underground Killer stars the “Shinjuku Vampire” Kobayashi. A killer wielding a mystical katana that uses his enemies’ blood to power himself up, Kobayashi resides in a futuristic neon Tokyo. The city, naturally, houses a seedy criminal underground filled with “lunatics” for him to eviscerate.

He has way more than just the criminal underworld to deal with. A group of mysterious foes known as the Flatliners has invaded Tokyo and opened up “a whole new world of insanity and depravity.”

A neon bloodbath

The gameplay demonstrates how players obtain blood from defeated enemies, which slightly recovers any health lost and grants access to various special attacks. Although you’ll mostly slice and dice through enemy waves using a katana, you can also make use of various firearms found throughout the environment. In between story missions, you can spend whatever cash you find to acquire figurines, music tracks, and other nifty goodies.

In addition to all this, those who experience Tokyo Underground Killer will get to bang their heads to a new electronic soundtrack. Andrew Hulshult is one of the game composers, known for the score in Doom Eternal‘s Ancient Gods expansion. All in all, this game has quite the eclectic band of talent backing it up, so it should turn out interesting at the very least.

Daniel Pinheiro
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