Yakuza creator's robotic rebellion kicks off on Valentine's Day in North America, February 17 in Europe.
Sega has set a date for the robotic uprising of its upcoming Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game Binary Domain. The squad-based third-person shooter will get the chance to win gamers' hearts in North America this coming Valentine's Day, February 14, with European players able to pick it up February 17.
Binary Domain is set in Tokyo in the year 2080, a time when humans are locked in battle with robots. In the game, players take control of a human peacekeeping team set on regaining control of the city. However, as the peacekeepers continue their fight against the robots, they begin to ponder whether or not they are becoming robotic or robots are becoming human. The game is the latest project from Toshihiro Nagoshi, best known for his work on the Yakuza and Super Monkey Ball franchises.
"When you hear sci-fi you may think of cold, clinical environments, but with Binary Domain I wanted to combine this with a deep human drama," Nagoshi said upon the game's announcement. "The keyword we have in mind for this project is 'Life.' I wanted to make something that will be accepted by both the Japanese and Western markets, and this fundamental theme is something everyone knows but which the full extent of can be difficult to grasp."