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May 6 2014
Godzilla - PS4 Preview
Release Date Distributer Publisher Developer
17/7/2015Namco BandaiNamco BandaiNamco Bandai
Offline Players Online players Launch Price Anticipation
12-3$99.95

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Godzilla is coming to PS3 and PS4, but the latter will have better visuals of course.
Godzilla is every bit the Japanese cultural icon as Crocodile Dundee and Kangaroos are to Australia or the Queen is to England. It's an icon of the country and something that, wherever you are around our planet, people will know what you're talking about. While there have been dozens of Japanese films, America never really latched onto the character until Gareth Evan's impressive Godzilla film was released last year.

Godzilla, the King of Monsters, first appeared in 1954. Scientists studied Godzilla and found that they could harness energy from the monster. Called "G-Energy," this seemingly endless source of power was used to better the lives of all mankind. 60 years later, just when mankind's memory of the beast faded, Godzilla appeared again. Godzilla destroyed at will, all in search of more G-Energy. Such irony, the same G-Energy which was used to better the people's lives, also caused Godzilla to awaken. Can the G-Force, mankind's last hope, stop Godzilla? What fate awaits Godzilla once he has consumed all of the G-Energy, and grown to his full potential?

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Godzilla will take on a number of foes.
As you can see from the surrounding screenshots Godzilla is a third person (with a range of camera options availble) action game where you will bash your way though each stage to take out the Energy Generator and proceed to the next area. Be sure to smash as many other buildings as possible to maximize your G-Energy. But beware, because the more buildings and structures you take out in the stage, the higher the Hazard Level will go, bringing out legendary monsters to battle.

As you progress through the game Godzilla's powers will increase as he learns new skills and can power up his beam with even more destructive power. It will even be possible to power Godzilla up enough to fly! Characters in the game include Godzilla, Mecha Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah, Destroyah, Jet Jaguar, and Mecha-King Ghidorah among others.

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Graphics look solid, but not the PS4's best.
When it comes to game modes there will be several in Godzilla on PS4. First up is a Mission Mode which contains over 20 stages of mayhem. A King of the Monsters mode provides a time trial styled game mode where you battle six, increasingly powerful enemies, while a Diorama mode allows you to build a Godzilla scene of your dreams from characters unlocked while you play through the game. Finally, a Monster Field Guide will provide Bios on the monsters that appear through the game.

Multiplayer will also be supported in Godzilla with the PS4 version allowing up to 3-players to battle it out in the game - the PS3 version, in comparison, only supports two players. The other great news is the release outside Japan will include the Vs Expansion pack which includes Space Godzilla and also makes all monsters playable.

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Godzilla is out on console this July.
From an audio-visual standpoint the game doesn't really look like a standout title with a lot of drab, dull buildings making up the cities - or at least the ones we have seen in videos and screenshots, but with the game running at a full 1080p resolution it looks pretty sharp, and most importantly there looks like plenty of destruction and brilliant explosions when the characters are battling it out.

Now we're more than aware that this release won't have the best visuals the PS4 has to offer, but fans of the massive, destructive monster will hopefully find plenty to like in this release. It has been out in Japan since December 2014, and is set for release in America, Europe and Australia in July.


Below is the latest trailer for Godzilla titled "The Battle Heats Up".