Officials from publisher Atari have announced that the company plans to release Godzilla: Unleashed
for the Wii in fall 2007, with handheld versions for both the Nintendo DS and PSP also planned for release at that time as well.
In development by Pipeworks Software (Rampage: Total Destruction
), the title is described as “the ultimate giant fighting monsters game,” and represents the latest game in the Godzilla
fighting monsters franchise that began in 2002 with Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters
This latest version will feature the same combat that has become a hallmark of the series, as well as a non-linear storyline which will allow players to influence how the story unfolds through their choices within battles.
According to a statement by Atari, the game will be set in urban environments, and feature “interactive 3D cityscapes, big destructible buildings, soaring skyscrapers and towering alien formations provide the backdrop to epic worldwide destruction.” In addition, Atari adds that players will “claw, kick, stomp, throw and blast their way through the streets of major world cities in order to claim the ultimate, beastly title: King of the Monsters.”
“We are building on the famous Godzilla
franchise by focusing on multiple story paths, devastating urban destruction, and utilizing the most imposing creatures in film history, all in one hard-hitting fighting game,” said Rick Mehler, director of marketing at Atari. “In Godzilla: Unleashed
for the Wii, players will tap into their inner monster powers when using the system's wireless, motion-sensing controller.”