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|Godzilla: King of Monsters|
|Platform(s)||Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Wii U|
|Genre(s)||Action, Sandbox, Destruction|
|February 22nd, 2013|
|Campaign, Free Roam, Multiplayer|
A scientist collected small remains of skin from Godzilla, which were later transported to a government lab facility in the arid wasteland of Saradia. A scientist by the name of Dr. Shiragami intended to use the genetic material of the Godzilla cells to genetically enhance various species of plants to transform the land of Saradia with rich crops resistant to harsh weather and unfavorable conditions. However, it went horribly wrong and caused the test plant to mutate and create a terrible monster known as Biollante. Soon, Biollante is beginning to reproduce and form more mutated plant monsters. Only one monster can save the day: Godzilla.
Players control Godzilla (duh) in 3 huge open-world environments. The game is designed to give you the feeling that you really are Godzilla. You can swim, stomp through the streets, breathe atomic fire, and just do the things Godzilla does. Of course, Godzilla can destroy almost ANYTHING with his trademark abilities, such as his physical strength and atomic breath. The cities are fully destructible, and buildings crumble and collapse very realistically, one huge chunk at time, sometimes revealing a collectible or health replenishers. Godzilla can also climb up buildings that are much taller than him. There's also a new targeting system for when firing Godzilla's atomic breath. For example, you can lock on to a flying object, such as a military helicopter, and blast it out of the sky. Another great form of manuverability for Godzilla is that he can swim really well. You can go down really far underwater, but you still have to come up for air. Boats can also be destroyed.
You can earn upgrades to increase Godzilla's power and health, and earn more attacks. Unlike his portrayals in the previous films, Godzilla is faster and more agile, thus allowing him to climb structures and buildings taller than him, as said before. If Godzilla is taking damage or is near death, he can pick up people from the street and eat them. Godzilla can also use weapons out of his environment. He can use smokestacks from factories as clubs, television antennas as spears to impale enemies, cars and pieces of rubble as projectiles and can turn big chunks of rubble into steel gloves, enhancing his strength (similar to Hulk in Ultimate Destruction) If Godzilla causes enough damage, the army will come after him until he stops destroying the city. Godzilla can try to run away from them or destroy their forces. As the fight goes on, the army will leave and the Global Defense Force will arrive, with fighter jets, super-tanks and even MechaGodzilla (only if it reaches a 5-star alert level).
The city is extremely life-like. The game is supposed to make it feel like you really are Godzilla, and thousands of tiny people really are running away from you and you're really destroying an entire city.
Finally, there's the upgrades. You can upgrade Godzilla, make him stronger, increase the strength of his atomic breath, unlock new attacks and moves to enhance Godzilla. Make him into the ultimate monster.
1 Star level - SWAT Team
The SWAT team, with SWAT vans and choppers will attempt to kill you. They are very weak, and you can obliterate them easily.
2 Star Level - Army
The military forces arrive with tanks and attack copters to destroy you. They are not as weak as the SWAT but still weak.
3 Star Level - National Guard
The forces of the National Guard with fighter jets and bombers will try to take you on. They're pretty tough, but you'll be able to handle them.
4 Star Level - Global Defense Force
The miltary forces around the world will take you on with super-tanks and specialized fighter jets. They are pretty strong and well-cordinated. Watch your back.
5 Star Level - MechaGodzilla
MechaGodzilla will try to take you down as a last resort. Kill him and the Alert Level will be brought back down to zero. MechaGodzilla is as strong as you, so be careful taking him on.
|Godzilla||The star of the game, Godzilla is a giant mutated Godzillasaurus that has been terrorizing cities since 1954. Godzilla has amazing abilities, such as atomic breath and regeneration.|
|Mothra||Mothra is a giant butterfly that is a guardian of Earth. She normally fights Godzilla to protect humanity from his rampages, but she teams up with him this time to stop Biollante and her offspring.|
|Biollante||The main villain of the game, Biollante was created from a sample of Godzilla's DNA was combined with plant DNA. She is spawning more mutated plant monsters that are attacking mankind. Only Godzilla can stop her.|
|King Ghidorah||King Ghidorah is a 3-headed dragon from outer space that is the servant of the alien race known as the Vortaak.|
|Biollante's Offspring||The smaller plant creatures produced by Biollante that are invading the city during missions. They are the most common enemies in the game and come in various forms and shapes.|
MechaGodzilla 3 (Kiryu)
|MechaGodzilla is a mighty mechanized version of Godzilla created by the Global Defense Force to combat all monster threats across the globe. Now, MechaGodzilla faces his greatest challenge yet: Biollante.|
Human (and Non-Monster) Characters
This is a list of characters that are not giant monsters.
|Dr. Shirgami||The scientist that accidentally created Biollante, he is working with the Global Defense Force and the Pentagon to create a forumla to destroy Biollante and her offspring.|
|Sergeant Manzella is a military Sergeant who was brought out of Afghanistan to lead a military group to fight Godzilla and the Biollantes.|
|Ronald Elagani||Roland is a biologist that specializes best in reptiles. He doesn't want Godzilla to die like everyone else. He wants to study Godzilla.|
|Vorticia||The leader of an alien race known as the Vortak, Vorticia wants to harness the power of Biollante's babies for her own means of taking over Earth.|
You can also unlock secret characters you can unlock and play as. Most of them are different versions of Godzilla, but there are unique ones as well.
|Godzilla 1954||Godzilla 1954 is the very first Godzilla that EVER appeared. He is extremely similar to regular Godzilla, except much stronger, but his atomic breath has shorter range.|
|Godzilla 1998||Godzilla 1998 (or Zilla, sometimes GINO as most people like to call him) is the version of Godzilla from the infamous American remake. Godzila 1998 is faster and more agile than the regular Godzilla and can shoot gale-force winds from his mouth that are able to bring down buildings.|
|MechaGodzilla 3, also known as Kiryu, is a mechanized version of Godzilla created by the Global Defense Force to combat all monster threats across the globe. He is equipped with plasma machine guns and an Absolute Zero cannon, its most powerful weapon.|
|SpaceGodzilla||SpaceGodzilla is an evil version of Godzilla from outer space. He has the power to create crystals and absorb their power to become stronger. When he's absorbed the power of the crystals, he can be extremely dangerous.|
|Gigan||Gigan is a mighty monster with the head of a cyclops chicken. Don't let that idea fool you, he is one of Godzilla's most powerful adversaries. He can shoot a powerful laser beam from his cyclops-eye and he is armed to the teeth with spikes on his belly, claws for hands, and a tail that can gore his enemies.|
Anguirus is an ankylosaurus-like creature. He was the first monster Godzilla ever fought (in the second Godzilla movie Godzilla Raids Again), but they've become friends since.
Avaliable for the Neo Edition or downloadable on Xbox Live, Playstation Network and Wii U Online
Avaliable on Neo Edition or downloadable on Xbox Live, Wii U Online, or Playstation Network
Avaliable on Neo Edition or downloadable on Xbox Live.
|Destroyah||Destroyah is a monstrous gargoyle like creature that originated as a colony of Precambrian crustaceans that had been awakened and mutated when the Oxygen Destroyer was detonated to kill Godzilla in 1954|
|Tokyo||The first city in the game, because, well, this is where Godzilla attacks in most of his films. This city features lots of buildings to destroy and a beautiful forest landscape to explore outside the city.|
|New York City||The largest city in the United States, New York City is an iconic city with many large skyscrapers to topple. New York has faced terrorist attacks and a stock market crash, but it probably won't stand a chance in a Godzilla attack.|
|Chicago||Chicago is a city in Illinois and it is home to the Sears Tower, now called Willis Tower. It has the hardest missions in the game and is the last level to be unlocked.|
San Francisco is one of the most famous cities in California. It is a hillside type city with houses built to stand on hills.
Avaliable on Neo Edition only.
Boston is a city in Massachusetts. It is where some of the Revolutionary War took place and has since has a significant role in the nation's history. Too bad it's about to be toppled by giant monsters.
Avaliable on Neo Edition only.
Online MultiplayerFor Godzilla: King of Monsters, the multiplayer system introduced into the Godzilla world for Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Brawl is now bigger and better than ever. You can once again select a monster of your choice to play as and compete with friends in city-crushing battles. You can play as many monsters from the Godzilla world and engage in several modes of online play with friends or other people around the world.
- Deathmatch: A straight up fight to the death to see who can get the most kills. Whoever does wins.
- Team Deathmatch: With this, you have to fight to get kills for your team. Whichever team earns the most kills wins. You get bonus XP if you can get a big killing spree.
- Destruction: Play as a monster of your choice and destroy stuff in the city to earn points. Cars are worth 10 points, small buildings are worth 100 points, medium buildings are 1,000 points, and skyscrapers are worth 10,000 points. Whoever gets the most points by causing the most carnage wins.
- Survival: Battle to survive hoards of Biollante's offspring. Whoever is the last monster still alive wins the match.
The game will be showcased at the Fantendo Holiday Showcase on December 21, 2012.
The Soundtrack of Godzilla: King of Monsters by Brian Tyler.
Godzilla: King of Monsters was officially released on February 22, 2013, and sold 3 million units in the US alone on its launch date, and grossed $200 million. Worldwide, it sold 5 million units and sold $400 million. It was on #1 on top selliing new games of the weekend.
As of February 27, 2013, the game has been a strong seller, earning $500 million and selling 10 million units worldwide.
On October 28, 2012, it was announced by N Studios that a port for Godzilla: King of Monsters would be released 2 days after the original game's release. It would be dubbed: Godzilla King of Monsters: Monster Edition. The game would feature all Expansion Packs, more missions, more open-world environments, more secret playable monsters, a Certificate of Authenticity, a DVD for the original Gojira movie from 1954, and a hour long documentary showing the history of Godzilla.
A sequel may be being considered. However, during an interview with Clover, he said, "It is too early to decide. I mean, the game has only been out for a day. I could do a sequel to the game since I had so much fun with the first one. But, it'll take some time and effort to make it vastly superior to the first one."
It was confirmed that a sequel in development, once again by Clover Entertainment. Clover said in an interview that it will be an MMO (Massive Multiplayer Online), where you can play as several monsters from the Godzilla franchise.