Monday, February 3, 2020

Platinum Games Is Teasing a New Game

Platinum Games is teasing something, or four, thanks to a mysterious new website the developer launched this morning. There’s no information yet on what it could be other than it is drumming up anticipation using the #Platinum4 hashtag. Platinum Games hasn’t announced anything concrete just yet, but the studio’s mysterious teaser has already created a wave of speculation over the meaning behind #Platinum4. The site, which leads to a page that simply has the number 4 floating in space around four Platinum “sparkles” is the only clue we have so far about the hashtag. [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=the-developers-of-platinumgames&captions=true"] Fans are speculating a variety of things based on this single number. Some believe the four could be a reference to Drakengard 4, a sequel to the long-running Drakengard series of which Nier and Nier: Automata are spinoffs from. The glitch effect that happens on the Platinum Games website also led some to speculate the page could be for a Nier-related project. Yoko Taro, who is a co-creator of the Drakengard series and director of the Nier spinoffs, has been touring with a Nier: Automata live orchestra concert. So suffice to say there’s a lot of Nier stuff happening right now.

However, with nothing else to go on aside from the Platinum4 website, we’ll have to wait for an official announcement from the studio. Platinum Games is currently confirmed to be working on Bayonetta 3 for Nintendo Switch and Babylon’s Fall which was announced in 2019.

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Platinum also recently announced the studio received a capital investment from Tencent which would help secure the company's future and allow it to venture into self-publishing. Platinum also said at the time to expect more announcements in 2020. [poilib element="accentDivider"] Matt Kim is a reporter for IGN. You can reach him on Twitter.


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