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Binary Domain
Binary Domain

PlayStation 3 | Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Developer: Sega Official Site: http://www.sega.com
Publisher: SEGA Classification: MA15+
Release Date:
23rd February 2012
Wednesday, 18 April 2012
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 10:47am 18/04/12 | 0 Comments
The PC love from the East continues today, with SEGA announcing the PC release date for their acclaimed third-person robot shooter, Binary Domain, as April 27.
Binary Domain is a dynamic action-adventure, featuring a cast of striking characters battling through 2080 era Tokyo in an effort to cleanse mankind of a race of hybrid robot/humans known as ‘Hollow Children’. As they explore a country ravaged by climate change and social upheaval, Dan Marshall and his R.U.S.T. crew will have to fight through both the slums of the lower city and the pristine hi-tech environments of the upper city.

The R.U.S.T. Crew’s varied arsenal of tactics and weaponry will be necessary in order to emerge victorious in thrilling boss encounters, while Binary Domain’s procedural damage system allows players to shred their robotic foes limb-by-limb in high-intensity fire fights.
The game will be available via digital delivery services such as Steam and can be pre-ordered with a number of DLC bonuses unique to your preferred delivery service.

Click here for a look at our review of the game on PS3.
Tuesday, 20 March 2012
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 10:03am 20/03/12 | 1 Comments
PC gamers might have heard a bit of talk over the past few month regarding a third-person shooter coming out of the SEGA camp that features voice-recognition, impressive and often ambitious friendly AI, and lots and lots of robots to kill.

Taking many cues from the likes of Gears of War and everyone else who followed Epic's lead, Binary Domain manages to stand out in the popular cover-shooter genre through a few very smart design decisions and some great art-direction. Currently there's no word if the game has changed in any cpacity to take advantage of the desktop platform, but it will be landing at retail and via digital stores this April (actual date is still TBC).

Check out our review of the game on PS3 right here.
Wednesday, 29 February 2012
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 06:05pm 29/02/12 | 0 Comments
Movies, TV, comics and books have all successfully explored the place of artificial intelligence in human life, often with artistic and moral aplomb, and while games have certainly dabbled, it's usually in a lighter context.

Thankfully Binary Domain, from SEGA and the Yakuza team, explores the Asimovian world of AI and humans, their co-existence, and our own God-like desire as homo-sapiens to rule and create life, even at a detriment to our own. It also happens to be a kick-ass action game with a few unique concepts of its own, such as the idea of teammate trust and rapport based on your in-game relationships with your AI buddies.

Click here for our in-depth review.
Tuesday, 28 February 2012
Post by Eorl @ 03:31pm 28/02/12 | 6 Comments
The guys over at SEGA have just released a heap of new screenshots for their new squad based shooter Binary Domain, showing off just how how awesome the multiplayer looks. With a wide range of versus and co-op modes, it's pretty clear that this is going to be one robotic showdown of chaos.
2080 AD Tokyo, Japan. The Amada Corporation break Geneva Code, Clause 21 by creating humanoid robots that believe themselves to be human. These so-called Hollow Children have infiltrated the human population, blurring the lines between man and machine. Dan Marshall and the Rust Crew are tasked to find Amada at all costs. Will the team’s human bond be their greatest strength or will they fall to the machines?
If you haven't seen the latest trailer, you can check it out over here, showing off a glimpse at just how badly the robotic warfare has affected the people of Earth. Make sure you keep an eye on AusGamers for our review on what we thought about Binary Domain.

Binary Domain is now available for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 at any participating store.

Monday, 20 February 2012
Post by Eorl @ 03:53pm 20/02/12 | 0 Comments
The latest trailer for Binary Domain, a action-packed squad based shooter, shows off just how hard war can be to some. Following in the footsteps of a international peace-keeping squad, they come across a group of "slum kids", who are forced to scavenge for scraps from the robots that invaded Tokyo.
2080 AD Tokyo, Japan. The Amada Corporation break Geneva Code, Clause 21 by creating humanoid robots that believe themselves to be human. These so-called Hollow Children have infiltrated the human population, blurring the lines between man and machine. Dan Marshall and the Rust Crew are tasked to find Amada at all costs. Will the team’s human bond be their greatest strength or will they fall to the machines?
Check out the trailer below which really shows just how bad the robotic war has hit everyone, forcing some people to live a way of life they never wanted to, just for survival. A HD version is available over here, or you can check out our game page which has all the info, screenshots and videos you need for the war against the robots.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 11:46am 14/02/12 | 0 Comments
Further to the multiplayer trailer we posted yesterday, SEGA has also let us know their mechacide sim, Binary Domain, will land on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Marketplace in demo form from February 15, to give punters a glimpse at what we've all been raving about.
Binary Domain is a pioneering third-person squad shooter from the creators of the Yakuza series. Set in near-future Tokyo where climate change has caused many living in the lower city of Tokyo to live in poverty. With a central branching storyline, voice recognition in combat and conversation and AAA shooter mechanics Binary Domain offers something genuinely unique to the genre.

Players will experience the world of Binary Domain by playing through two of the Rust Crew’s early missions set in near future Tokyo. You’ll take command of Dan Marshall and work together with a squad of teammates from an elite International taskforce who watch and react to your every move. Gamers will have to fight highly intelligent robotic opponents and will also get the chance to try out Binary Domain’s ground breaking Consequence System. This system allows you to interact with and influence teammates in a variety of ways never before seen in a third person shooter, By using voice recognition in combat and non-combat situations players have a more natural dialogue with their allies, one which affects their behaviour and attitude.
As usual, you can find out more about Binary Domain on our game page, but otherwise stay tuned for more on the game from us as it nears closer to release.
Thursday, 12 January 2012
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 11:13am 12/01/12 | 2 Comments
I've been quietly championing this game since it was first announced, mostly because of the art-direction and robot design, but everything I've seen of it so far tells me there's a lot more in store here.

Pegged as SEGA's attempt at capturing the mature Western market, Binary Domain could best be described as a Gears of War-styled third-person cover shooter, with robots. But that would be seemingly selling it a bit short, as today's trailer reveals, there's definitely more than meets the eye here (see what I did there).

Binary Domain is due to launch for PS3 and Xbox 360 February 24.

Friday, 14 October 2011
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 06:02pm 14/10/11 | 1 Comments
Out at the recent Tokyo Game Show, we had a chance to sit down with Toshihiro Nagoshi, a legend in the Japanese videogaming industry who has spent the majority of his time out at SEGA. His credits include such staple classics as Daytona USA and Super Monkey Ball, but he also worked with Nintendo’s EAD development team to bring F-Zero to the GameCube with F-Zero GX, which was critically acclaimed.

Now he's acting as producer for Binary Domain, SEGA of Japan's attempt at bringing Western game development ideas to Japan, with the right mix of Eastern flair. The end result is an interesting game that might be a sleeper hit, or just put you to sleep - the jury is out on that one.

We think it looks pretty good though, so click here to see what he had to say.
Friday, 15 July 2011
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 12:08pm 15/07/11 | 4 Comments
It's just a short trailer, but having seen the game up close and personal at this year's E3 (and being a fan of the art-direction), I couldn't help but single out SEGA's Binary Domain in today's game videos manifest.

All you're really getting a look at here is a pretty bare-bones list of basic weapons, but what I want to point out is the enemy destruction model in place, the clearly solid shooter mechanics, the size of some of the enemies and the fact that, even if you shoot any part of them off (heads included), it does not mean the robots are going to stop coming at you. Cyberdyne Systems would be proud.

Watch the trailer embedded below, or click here for the HD option.

Friday, 29 April 2011
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 12:13pm 29/04/11 | 5 Comments
Fans of Ghost in the Shell, Bubblegum Crisis, Appleseed, and pretty much any other futuristic anime with robots and awesome mechs will likely start salivating at Binary Domain for its character design and art-direction alone.

The game's first teaser piqued some interest, but today's gameplay trailer reveals a bit more; like, yes there seems to be a bit of Gears of War/Vanquish in here, but also a tad more variety in gameplay with vehicles, verticality and giant bosses.

Watch the full trailer embedded below, or click here for the HD stream. We also have new screens you can check out by clicking the thumbnails below.

Thursday, 2 December 2010
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 12:37pm 02/12/10 | 9 Comments
It's interesting to see how many Eastern developers are beginning to look to the West for certain types of inspiration now (Vanquish being the most recent, with it's Gears of War gameplay style focus), but great to see that instead of just copying, they're combining philosophies. SEGA's Binary Domain from Toshihiro Nagoshi (Yakuza, Shenmue, Daytona USA), does just that.

The game focuses on a future where machines have turned against man, decimating Japan (and presumably the rest of the world). Resistance fighters (albeit stereotyped) lurk through ruins and face off against drones and other machines much bigger. It doesn't sound overly original, but the trailer hints at their being potential for some cool story here.

Watch it embedded below, or click here to download a higher res version.