As time rolls on, it becomes a more prominent fixture on the horizon. We all love our third-person shooters, and we believe Tecmo is fully capable of delivering the next great one in the form of Quantum .
Now, in a recent Siliconera interview with game director Makoto Shibata, we scrounge up a few more details that should intrigue action fans. The first question involved the team's decision to make this project a PlayStation 3 exclusive, and Shibata simply replied that they wanted the machine with the "highest specs." End of story. Shibata goes on to address the comparisons to Gears of War and actually mentions Resident Evil 4 as a direct influence; essentially, he's talking about TPS games that make fresh strides in the genre. And speaking of innovation, Quantum will boast more of an action feel than either Gears or RE4: as Shibata said, the main character will be able to climb "and fight while hanging," and as the tower (the battlefield) shifts with time, we get the feeling that platforming will play more of a role. Remember, Tecmo makes the Ninja Gaiden series, so it wouldn't be surprising to see some platforming action ideas rub off on Quantum . Then they go on to discuss the decided lack of in-your-face gore, the character design, and why there isn't any offline multiplayer.
Oh, and one last thing: apparently, there are two characters. One is Syd, the massive gun-toting dude, and the other is an agile female warrior that Syd can…um…throw. Do we smell cooperative stuff? Guess we'll have to learn more about that at a later date.
Related Game(s): Quantum