On August 26, 2022, the official Twitter account for the upcoming game Gungrave G.O.R.E by Iggymob announced it will be launching on November 22, 2022!
The tweet teases, “Eyes open, Gunslingers! Check out our brand new explosive trailer and get to know the heroes and villains of Gungrave G.O.R.E.”
You can watch the trailer on IGN’s official YouTube channel here:
The trailer opens with one of the player characters, Quartz, introducing herself and explaining she belongs to a group whose mission is to eradicate the members of a criminal organization called The SEED. Quartz’s teammates include a gun-toting Bunji (who used to be Grave’s enemy), mad genius Dr. Aso, strategist Mika, and the immortal man who came back from the dead – Grave.
The SEED is led by the witch Big Wushen and her minions include the evil Turonty, the katana-wielding Yensen, and the muscle-head Ganpo.
Who are the cast members?
Gungrave G.O.R.E cast members include:
- Tomokazu Seki – Brandon “Beyond the Grave” Heat
- Fumihiko Tachiki – Bunji Kugashira
- Kumi Sakuma – Mika Asagi (daughter of Big Daddy by Maria – Brandon’s unrequited love)
- Akio Ohtsuka – Zell Condorbrave
- Masami Iwasaki – Ganpo Essex
- Masumi Asano – Cheni Quart Angel
Who are the staff members?
Gungrave G.O.R.E staff members include:
- Publisher – Koch Media’s Prime Matter label
- Image Director – Yasuhiro Nightow (previous Gungrave games and anime)
- Producer – Iggymob’s Jun
- Planning Designer – DJ Heo
- Sound Designer – Musai
- Game Developer – Iggymob (Unreal Engine 4)
- Music composers – Testuya Shibata (Final Fantasy XV, Devil May Cry) and Yoshino Aoki (Final Fantasy XV, Breath of Fire)
Where can I play the game?
The game will be available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. The game was originally supposed to be released in December 2019, but was delayed due to COVID.
Gungrave VR is a prequel to Gungrave G.O.R.E, which launched in Japan in December 2017, and is already available to play. In December 2018, Marvelous USA subsidiary XSEED Games released the game by Korean video game publisher Blueside and Korean developer Iggymob for PlayStation VR in Europe and North America.
A stand-alone second episode titled Gungrave VR U.N was launched simultaneously. Digital version of Gungrave VR and Gungrave VR U.N are available digitally. GUNGRAVE VR: Loaded Coffin Edition is a physical version of the game, which is also available.
Where can I watch the anime?
Due to the game’s popularity, it received a Japanese anime TV series adaptation created by Yasuhiro Nightow. The series tells the tale of how Brandon Heat and Harry MacDowell rose through the ranks of the crime syndicate called Millennion. The anime was produced and animated by Studio Madhouse. Toshiyuki Tsuru directed the series with scripts by Yosuke Kuroda. Tsuneo Imahori composed the series’ music. From October 2003 to March 2004, the series aired on TV Tokyo in Japan and had a total of twenty-six episodes.
The anime series was licensed by Geneon Entertainment in North America first, and later by Funimation. In 2011, the anime aired on the Funimation Channel and is still available there for streaming.
Are you looking forward to playing Gungrave G.O.R.E? Are you excited to use thousands of bullets to kill criminals? Let us know in the comment section below!