Sega may have announced their new direction as a company which focuses on a select few franchises (Aliens, Sonic), but that isn’t stopping the company from creating new IPs. There may not have been any doubt that Sega would cast off original properties in the hopes of their established franchises become blockbuster mega hits, but given the financial state of the company there was a level of worry as to whether we would see more games such as Binary Domain.
We may not receive a game in the same vein as Binary Domain any time soon, but the team behind the recent PSN/XBLA port of Jet Set Radio is prepping a mysterious new project. Dubbed Project Omega, Blit Software is working on a project for unannounced platforms which has just received some tantalizing teaser art. With veterans from the Yakuza series aboard Project Omega, the main question gamers may have as of now is how women with chest tattoos factor into the game.
Full details on Project Omega will likely be unveiled just before or at the Tokyo Game Show, but the official website for the game has already launched and it features the aforementioned hot chick with tattoos tease. Not quite on Suicide Girls level, the Project Omega teaser site has been updated with a few images of women clad in black with elaborate tattoos on their chest, back, and even their tongue – all of which feature a portion of the tattoo glowing ominously.
Not as wretchedly forceful as the initial teasers for the game Girl Fight, the Project Omega teaser images are definitely different compared to what we usually see. There’s honestly not too much one can ascertain from looking at an image of a gal with a tattoo that looks like it was inspired by the Expendables or Ed Hardy, though perhaps such a thing will lead to a kick-ass game, especially considering the talent involved in the project.
Whatever Project Omega is the game may not be one of Sega’s premier triple-A games since it’s not a franchise that people already know about. That obviously doesn’t mean that the game won’t be good, but in the end Sega may just pull another Vanquish/Anarchy Reigns/Binary Domain and hardly promote it – only to wonder why it performed so poorly at retail.
Not falling under the typical hype factor that some gamers do (OMG boobs!), I am interested to see what Project Omega turns out to be despite the odd teaser reveal it received. Thankfully TGS is only a week away so we won’t have to wait long to see what the game will deliver.